September 25th, 2016

Plenty more events as third week of Bromsgrove Festival gets under way

Plenty more events as third week of Bromsgrove Festival gets under way Plenty more events as third week of Bromsgrove Festival gets under way
Updated: 4:35 pm, Jun 30, 2016

THE THIRD week of the Bromsgrove Festival begins with the Hanbury Countryside Show tomorrow (Saturday).

The annual event, from 8.30am to 5.30pm at Park Hall Farm, Hollowfields Road, will showcase the best of Midlands farming, equestrianism and rural life, including the Atkinsons Action Horses display team.

There will also be a host of stalls, refreshments and a Hurricane, often referred to as the ‘unsung hero of the Second World War’, gracing the show with its presence.

Tickets are £8 in advance or £10 on the gate. Children aged 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Call 07946 503696, visit or e-mail for more or tickets.

Bromsgrove High Street will be ‘Alive With Music’ from 10am to 4pm tomorrow (Saturday) as local groups, bands, soloists, schools and choirs perform a variety of musical styles and genres.

Those wanting to show off their artistic sides can take part in Strumthing Amazing by picking up a guitar and giving it an impromptu play. That is free and runs from 10am to 4pm.

Classical music fans will be in for a treat at Artrix at 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday) when the Redditch Orchestra performs a summer concert, featuring Bromsgrove violinist Charlotte Moseley. The programme will include music from Mozart, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are £12 for adults and £10 for children.

On Sunday (July 3), the Celebration Reed and Brass Band will take to the Jubilee Bandstand in Sanders Park for a free concert between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

Also on Sunday, at 3pm, Ex Cathedra Academy of Vocal Music – featuring artistic director and conductor Jeffrey Skidmore OBE – will bring its latest show to St Bartholomew’s Church in Tardebigge. Tickets are £10 (£5 for students and accompanying children) on the door.

And, rounding off Sunday’s entertainment will be an Organ Recital at All Saints Church. Nicolas Wearne, a Junior Fellow at the Birmingham Conservatoire, will perform Bach’s Organ Music on the Tamburini Organ. Tickets, which include a drink, are £8 for adults and £4 for children under 16. For more, contact Mike Carrick on 01527 873135.

On Tuesday there will be Worcestershire Dancing – presented by Dancefest – at Artrix. Tickets are £6 (£4 for under 16s).

Schubert’s Octet will be on the menu in the latest Music at Lunchtime concert at Avoncroft Museum’s New Guesten Hall at midday on Wednesday (July 6). It will be performed by the Orchestra of St John, led by Charlotte Moseley.

Tickets are £15, including lunch and a glass of wine at 1pm – they must be booked in advance by calling 01527 874136.

Concert only tickets are available on the door for £8.

The town’s talented young people will take centre stage at 7.30pm on Wednesday when Bromsgrove Schools’ Music Day takes place. More than 130 young instrumentalists, aged from five to 18 from schools across Bromsgrove, will present a rousing concert of lively music at Artrix. Tickets are £7 (£5 concessions).

An illustrated talk on The Nailmakers of Bromsgrove will be given by local historian Pat Tansell at 7pm in the community room at Catshill Library, Meadow Road. Tickets, available from Catshill Library, by e-mailing or by calling 01905 822722.

There will be Jazz on a summer’s evening featuring the Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra and special guest Percy Purslow at Artrix on Thursday. Featuring some of the county’s finest musicians, the show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £10 (£7.50 concessions).

An Evening of Archers’ Tales will be held at Fairfield Village Hall, Stourbridge Road, at 7.30pm on Thursday. This behind the scenes stroll into the country’s longest-running radio series will be given by Archers’ scriptwriter Paul Brodrick. Tickets, including WI refreshments, are £5. For more, call Jules Evans on 01527 576251.

Tickets for Artrix events are available by visiting or by calling 01527 577330.

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