September 29th, 2016

Plenty planned for Bromsgrove Festival this week

THERE will be plenty more fun and exciting events taking place across the district in the penultimate week of the Bromsgrove Festival.


THE BRILLIANT Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra will be performing in Sanders Park on Sunday (July 5). All are welcome to attend free of charge to enjoy the traditional brass bands and music between 2.30pm and 4.30pm at the Jubilee Bandstand.

For more information visit or call 01527 534030.


PUPILS from local schools who are learning an orchestral instrument are welcome to attend a musical day at Artrix. Students of all ages will take part in a day’s rehearsal which will lead up to a performance in the evening.

The concert will begin at 7.30pm and tickets are £7.

To purchase your tickets visit or call 01527 577330.


AN EXCITING poetry slam will hit Artrix on Wednesday (July 8) at 7pm. Students from Worcestershire High Schools will be competing for the first prize trophy and the poetry slam king/queen title.

o purchase your tickets visit or call 01527 577330. Tickets are £6. £4 for over 60s and under 16s.


LUNCHTIME MUSIC will be on offer at New Guesten Hall, Avoncroft Museum, for all those interested in string and woodwind.

The venue will be welcoming back Alastair Mosely and the Virr String Quartet on Wednesday July 8 to perform two brilliant works.

The concert will begin at noon and lunch will me at 1pm.

Tickets cost £15 for lunch and glass of wine when booked in advance. Concert only tickets are £8 and available on the door.

Tickets are available by sending an SAE and cheque to ‘Festive Classics’ to 54 Alcester Road, Finstall, Bromsgrove. B60 1EW.

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PLAZA Coffee will be hosting another relaxing acoustic afternoon with local musicians, singers and poets of all ages.

Anyone is welcome to attend whether it be to watch or to play and bringing instruments is greatly encouraged.

The musical afternoon is free of charge and will be from 3pm-5pm on Wednesday July 8. For more info please call 0121 476 5938 or 07828 716842.


THERE will be Worcestershire Dancing at Artrix at 7pm on Thursday (July 9). That has been produced by dance development organisation Dancefest and will celebrate the excellence of dance taking part in schools and colleges across the county – from primary to higher education.

Tickets, at £6.50 (£4.50 concessions) and £18 for a family, are available by visiting or by calling 01527 577330.


BOYS MAKE Noise will be at Artrix at 7.30pm next Friday (July 10).

The group, from Catshill Middle School, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and will be joined by the Shining Stars Choir and Gareth Hughes’ drumming group to mark their marvellous milestone.

Tickets – at just £5 (£2 for school pupils) are available by visiting or by calling 01527 577330.


THE SINFONIA of Birmingham will hold their Summer Concert at St Andrew’s Church in Barnt Green next Saturday (July 11).

The programme, at 7.30pm, includes Hadyn’s Symphony 101 ‘The Clock’, Dvorak’s Violin Concerto – featuring Jacqui Martens on the violin – and Mozart’s Symphony No 39.

Tickets, at £10, £8 for the 0ver 60s, £6 for other concessions and free to under 12s, are available by visiting or by calling 0121 447 7671.


ACCELERATE Dance Fest will be at Artrix at 7.30pm next Saturday (July 11). Talented young dancers from across the West Midlands will showcase their skills and, among the companies taking part will be W’ire. 2Faced Dance and Elevate.

There will also be new work created by choreographers who are part of Creates, a choreographic mentoring programme for 15 to 21-year-olds.

Tickets, online at or by calling 01527 577330, are £8 (£6 concessions) or £20 for a family ticket.


AND ON Sunday (July 10), there will be Aston Fields Summer Fete and Car Boot at Bromsgrove Cricket, Hockey and Tennis Club.

There will be more than 50 stalls of food, drink, games, crafts, along with classic cars and a car boot sale.

Pitches are £10. Admission is free and there will be live music from acoustic guitarist Andy Thomas.

Check out the event on Facebook, Twitter or call 07532 442920 for more information.