THE ANNUAL Bromsgrove Festival is set to return next week and people are being encouraged to ‘come and try something new’, writes Isabel Kibrey.
The town and surrounding areas will host an array of events including classical music concerts, art exhibitions, poetry and literature talks and open air plays.
The festival officially opened on Thursday, June 20, and here are some of the events in the festival’s first few days.
- Birmingham Cathedral scholar Samuel Bristow will present an organ recital on a magnificent Tamburini organ at All Saint’s Church at 7.30pm on Saturday, June 22. Admission is £8 on the door.
- An exhibition from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, June 22, and 10am to 4pm next Sunday at the Avoncroft Arts Centre will showcase the colourful and creative art textiles created by students of Edwina Mackinnon and Littleheath Barn studio. Admission is £4 on the door.
- The Sinfonia of Birmingham will present an evening of orchestral delights at St Andrew’s Church in Barnt Green at 7.30pm on Saturday, June 22. The conductor will be Keith Slade and Luisa Rosina will perform as a soloist. Pieces include two from Mozart and one from Mendelssohn. Tickets, at £12 (£10 students and under 18s) are available by calling 07397 187927.
- Scottish musicians Moishe’s Bagel will be at Artrix at 8pm on Saturday, June 22. Tickets are £16 from artrix.co.uk or by calling 01527 577330 or £18 on the door.
- The Birmingham Philharmonic Wind Quintet present ‘Scintillating Sounds’ at the latest Coffee and Cake Concert at Bromsgrove’s St John’s Church at 10.30am on Saturday, June 22. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- The Artrix Show Choir and the Rock Choir will present Choirs at the Bandstand where people are invited to bring along their picnics and blankets to enjoy an afternoon of music at Sanders Park. The performance will be at 1.30pm on Sunday, June 23, and admission is free.
- A Patronal Service will be held at Bromsgrove’s Grade II listed St John’s Church at 10.45am on Sunday, June 23. The event will be supported by the Court Leet which will be attending in full robes and regalia.
Visit www.bromsgrovefestival.co.uk for more information and other events in the festival.