Past Events

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These are our past events. See also our Forthcoming Events.

  • Sat 25 Jan 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove


    Spread the Charter

    The story of the Dodford Chartists, their hymns and songs of protest

    A short informal performance lasting about 50 minutes, followed by cake and tea or coffee

    Admission free

  • Tue 21 Jan 2020 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM

    A TALK on ‘The Life of Dennis Norton and his Collection’ will be given by the man himself at the Bromsgrove Methodist Centre.

    The event, organised by The Bromsgrove Society, takes place at 7.45pm on January 21.

    Able Cadet Megan Evans. Worcester Mayor Coun Steve Mackay, Dennis Norton, Worcester Mayoress Alison Mackay and Deputy Lieutenant Patricia Bradbury. Picture by Marcus Mingins 4317003MMR

    Mr Norton received the British Empire Medal in 2017 for ‘Services to the community and heritage in Bromsgrove’.

    In the past 70 years he has collected thousands of historical items relating to Bromsgrove and its history and in 2016 opened The Norton Collection Museum on the Birmingham Road.

    The former Bromsgrove District Council leader also wrote his autobiography – ‘The Man Who Adopted Bromsgrove’- which was released in 2017.

    It detailed his childhood, his work life at Longbridge and his life in politics.

  • Fri 17 Jan 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN


    • Helena Winkleman violin
    • Tom Hankey violin
    • Rebecca Jones viola
    • Sarah McMahon cello

    Welcome back to the Callino Quartet, who last came to us in 2009. The two John Woolrich works are part of his current 'project' - 'A Book of Inventions' - a collection of ten short string quartets which can be played individually or in combination. The Callino gave the first performance of 'Scamander' at the Barber Institute in May 2019. John has also been involved in the selection of the Mozart and Beethoven works to frame his quartet


    • Mozart: String Quartet in D minor K421
    • Beethoven: String Quartet in F op 59 - 1
    • John Woolrich: Scamander (2018)
    • John Woolrich: Kleines Wanderung (World Premiere)


  • Sun 22 Dec 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove 

    Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

    Join us for our traditional carol service featuring music from St John's Church Choir

  • Thu 19 Dec 2019 8:00 PM - 10:40 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, B61 0JJ

    What more could you ask!!?? Cynthia's hot nibbles, Chris irving's 5 minute panto, fancy dress (but only if you really want to!) this year's theme is Super Heroes!

    In amongst all that chaos expect great music from Fairfield and Friends and, of course, The band of The Salvation Army

    What fun we shall have!!

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  • Sat 14 Dec 2019 2:00 PM - Sun 22 Dec 2019 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    A traditional family Pantomime with, fun, laughter and plenty of audience participation

    Princess Snow White is ordered from her home by her beautiful but jealous and wicked stepmother, who has ordered her death. Thankfully Hans, the kindly woodcutter could not go through with the Queen’s dastardly plan but knowing that he couldn’t take Snow White back home he leaves her alone in the forest. Luckily she is taken in by seven kindly dwarfs who live in the forest. 

    Meanwhile back at the Palace and using her magic mirror, the Queen discovers that she has been betrayed and sets out to find Snow White and finish the job herself.

    Helped along by some colourful characters including Dame Senna Pod, the confused Muddles and a rather argumentative mirror, Snow White is a traditional family pantomime, incorporating visual comedy, slapstick and audience participation

    Tickets :

    or call into Box Office or call 01527 577330

    Please note : Car Parking Charges are now in force. Click here for details

  • Sat 7 Dec 2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch, B48 7SB

    The performance will include arrangements of traditional Christmas songs, like ‘White Christmas’, ‘Walking in the Air’, ‘Deck the Halls’ and carols: ‘The First Nowell’, ‘Silent Night’, together with jazz standards: ‘Twelfth Street Rag’, ‘Ain’t Misbehaving’, and classical favourites: Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’, Saint-Saëns’ ‘Serenade d’Hiver’.

    Holborne Brass Ensemble:

    • Trevor Jones, trumpet
    • Greg McEwan, trumpet
    • Tim Stidwell, horn
    • Les Whitehouse, trombone
    • Phil Green, tuba


    Enjoy a £1 discount on every concert ticket by paying in advance & collecting on the door. Plus, an additional £15 off when booking a six-concert ticket!

    You can also book our Quiz and Supper tickets at £10 each

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  • Sat 7 Dec 2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    St Andrew's Church, Sandhills Road, Barnt Green B45 8NR

    Do Join us for a short programme of carols and Christmas music and songs, followed by Christmas refreshments in the Parish Hall.

    The choir is accompanied by Organ and instrumentalists, and the event is great for all the family.

    Tickets (£12 including refreshments (£5 children) available via the website, choir members or here: 




  • Thu 5 Dec 2019 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Bromsgrove, B61 0JJ

    With a double bass made out of scrap metal, heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a
    musical saw, and foot-stomping fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms, The Churchfitters are a folk group like no other!

    Packed with a mouth-watering selection of favourites from their regular repertoire, interlaced with traditional and original festive songs and Christmas carols, see in Christmas with a bang and a paper hat-full of surprises, novelties and jokes in this festive feast of a Christmas Cracker!

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  • Sun 1 Dec 2019 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove 

    Darkness To Light


    An atmospheric Advent service starting with plainsong in darkness, and featuring music from St John's Church Choir


  • Thu 28 Nov 2019 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Lane, Catshill, Bromsgrove, B61 0JJ

    We bring artists from all over the world to Bromsgrove but there is so much talent right here on our doorstep....these two amazing performers are based in Shrewsbury from where they travel the world

    James Hickman is a singer-songwriter who has supported the likes of Jools Holland, Katie Melua and Seth Lakeman. He is an encapsulating performer with a beautiful voice and incredible guitar skills.

    Chris Quinn is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who has been a popular presence on the live music scene in the Midlands and the Welsh Borders for a number of years

    These two once traded under the name The Badgers before adopting the more prosaic Hickman & Quinn with the release of their highly accomplished début album “Times” in 2009, a collection of excellent original songs with both musicians contributing to the writing process.

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  • Fri 22 Nov 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    Mark Bebbington has played for us on five previous occasions, most recently in 2017, and it is always a pleasure to welcome him back to Bromsgrove. He is a prolific recording artist with a particular, but by no means exclusive, emphasis on 20th century British composers. This time the focus is more on France and he will be joined by two of the wind players from the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra for the Poulenc Trio


    • Mark Bebbington Piano
    • Jenny Wood oboe
    • Richard Tattum bassoon


    • Faure: Nocturne No 6 in D flat Op 63
    • Poulenc: Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon
    • Franck: Prélude, Chorale et Fugue
    • Chopin: Piano Sonata No 3in B minor Op 58



  • Sat 16 Nov 2019 10:30 AM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove


    Joseph Duque Lopez, Dharmaraja Muthalagappan and Sebastian Whyte (piano)


    Piano Favourites


    Music by Beethoven, Chopin, Scott Joplin, Weber and others played by talented students from the West Midlands area

    A short informal concert lasting about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee

    Admission free

  • Thu 14 Nov 2019 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Lane, Catshill, Bromsgrove, B61 0JJ

    The John Ward Trio majors on powerful 3-part harmonies, accompanied by acoustic guitar, bodhran, harmonica, double bass, mandolin, accordion and whistles. All self-taught musicians who are no strangers to busking, the Trio’s performances are authentic and from the heart. Their choice of material, variety of instruments, versatility and engaging humour, not to mention John’s blistering bodhran solos, blend to delight and entertain folk audiences in intimate venues and bigger stages alike.

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  • Fri 8 Nov 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    Hyungi Lee was born in South Korea and came to the UK at the age of 12. She has studied at the Purcell School and the Royal College of Music and she won the percussion category final in the 2012 BBC Young Musicians Competition. Hyungi will be playing a range of percussion instruments during her recital for us. Full details will be announced later.

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  • Tue 5 Nov 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    St John's Church, 14 Kidderminster Road, B61 7JW

    A Talk by Philip Brown

    "Remember Remember the fifth of November; Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder and treason should ever be forgot..."

    'The Gunpowder Plot - A Midlands Rising' will remind us that most of the conspirators were from our region and that several local houses played an important role. Philip will look at what caused the Plot, how close it came to success and will consider its harmful long-term legacy. You will also learn about links with Macbeth, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and the Galapagos Islands.

    Friends of St John's invite you to join Philip Bowen for this wonderful presentation.

    The talk is followed by refreshments and a chance to socialise.

    Tickets are £5 for adults, accompanied under 18s are free.

    The talk is held to support the Friends of St John's Heritage Future Appeal. There's an option to add an optional donation of £5 to your ticket price which will go directly to the Appeal. If you are a UK taxpayer we can claim gift aid on your donation. If you have added a donation we will contact you for gift aid details.

    More details on Friends can be found

  • Sat 2 Nov 2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch, B48 7SB


    • Dvořák – Serenade for Strings
    • Mozart – Divertimento in F K.138
    • Britten – Simple Symphony
    • Hindemith – Five Pieces for Strings
    • Fauré – Nocturne

    Nic Fallowfield, conductor

    for tickets go to

    Enjoy a £1 discount on every concert ticket by paying in advance & collecting on the door. Plus, an additional £15 off when booking a six-concert ticket!
    You can also book our Quiz and Supper tickets at £10 each

    For more details and information about The Midland Sinfonia visit

  • Thu 31 Oct 2019 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Bromsgrove Folk Club are delighted to be part of the While and Matthews 25th Anniversary Tour

    Chris While (vocals, guitar, banjo, dulcimer and percussion) & Julie Matthews (vocals, piano, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki) are breath-taking singers, songwriters, musicians and performers whose energy and commitment to their craft and their audience is boundless. They have been hailed as one of the best and most respected duos on the world folk roots scene.

    In case they’ve so far passed you by, they are the longest-lasting female duo in Britain and have played more than 2,500 gigs, appeared on over 100 albums, written hundreds of original songs and reached millions of people around the world. Now, 25 years after their debut, they sound as fresh and vital as ever

    "The undisputed queens of British duos continue to come up with the goods.1st class songs delivered with to die for harmonies, immaculate musicianship & melodies that lodge themselves in your brain" The Guardian

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  • Tue 29 Oct 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    Nick Sharratt has illustrated nearly 260 books.  He's worked with authors including Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Kes Gray, and his books include You Choose, Shark in the Park and Pants. He's also the illustrator of Dame Jacqueline Wilson's phenomenally popular children's novels. He was the official illustrator for World Book Day in 2006.  He's been awarded a gold Blue Peter badge too!

    Tickets £15 each
    NB due to limited seating, tickets will only be available from the WORDS Ticket Secretary.  Contact Polly McDonald on 0121 453 2670 or email info [at] bromsgrovewords [dot] com

    for more details about forthcoming events and contact details go to

  • Sun 27 Oct 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    St John's Church, 14 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7JW


    ​Smetana Vltava
    Kodaly Peacock Variations
    Dvorak Symphony No.9

    ​Conductor Richard Jenkinson
    Orchestra of St. John


    £10.00 in advance from Decanter Spirit, High Street, Bromsgrove or or £12.00 on the door. Under 18s FREE. Optional £5.00 donation for Heritage Future Project