AFTER months of planning, the big celebration to mark ten years of Artrix will take place in the town and at the School Drive venue tomorrow (Saturday).
This week, an exhibition has gone up in the gallery there, which takes viewers from the launch of the arts centre, right up to the present day.
It tells how Artrix came about, after lobbying for years by local arts groups and how it was officially openend on by the Duke of Gloucester on April 7.
It will run at Artrix until Monday (April 27) and will be displayed in the town’s library this summer.
Tomorrow (Saturday), there are a host of events taking place, including free dance performances by Heart of Worcestershire College students on Bromsgrove High Street at 2.15pm and 3.40pm.
There will then be a lantern parade at 8.30pm from the High Street to Artrix. That will feature lights being made by members of the local community, including schools, youth groups, colleges, brownies and guides groups and Avoncroft Museum.
At 9pm there will be a free outdoor performance of Spellbound by outdoor specialists Walk the Plank on the Artrix Terrace.
The performance, at dusk, is suitable for all ages, using shadow theatre with real performers in place of traditional puppetry.
Everyone who has a memory of Artrix, whether it is a show they have seen there or a project or performance they have been involved in, is being urged to share them online. That can be done on Twitter by using the #happybirthdayartrix hashtag.
The tenth anniversary of Artrix will also see the launch of a new fund-raising campaign. People are being urged to give £10 for ten years, or whatever they can afford, in a bid to help ensure the long-term future of the Bromsgrove arts centre.
Donations can be made online at www.artrix.co.uk, at the Box Office or via the donation boxes in the foyer.