BROMSGROVE FESTIVAL 2023 - Plenty going on in the first week of this year's extravaganza - The Bromsgrove Standard

BROMSGROVE FESTIVAL 2023 - Plenty going on in the first week of this year's extravaganza

Bromsgrove Editorial 21st Jun, 2023 Updated: 21st Jun, 2023   0

THIS year’s Bromsgrove Festival is now under way with a variety of events and activities taking place across the district between now and July 23.

Here’s an insight into the festival’s first week.

  • Tomorrow (Saturday)) the annual Court Leet Fair Day takes place with a parade from Housman Hall to the town centre where there will also be the usual street market, alongside the regular one. There will also be a free-to-do handmade crafts stall on the High Street and a concert Barnt Green Choral Society at 3pm at Bromsgrove Baptist Church, New Road.


  • At 11am tomorrow (Saturday), the Bromsgrove Amateur Strings will perform their Summer Concert at Catshill Methodist Church. Admission is free and the programme will feature a wide selection of string orchestra music, ancient and modern.


  • A silk painting display by the South Birmingham Guild of Silk Painters also starts tomorrow and runs throughout the festival at Rubery Library, concluding on July 23. The collection is available to view during library opening times (excluding Wednesdays and Sundays).


  • At 10.45am on Sunday, June 25, there will be the St John’s Church Patronal Service. The event is free and at St John’s Church, will be supported by the Bromsgrove Court Leet.


  • The latest Bands in the Park concert will be performed by Royal Spa Brass Band on Sunday. The free event takes place from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at the Jubilee Bandstand in Sanders Park.


  • Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty will be screened at Fairfield Village Hall, Stourbridge Road, at 7.30pm on Wednesday, June 28. The showing is the the latest in the Fairfield Flicks series. Visit for more information and tickets.


  • ‘Tongue In Cheek’, the first ‘Festive Classics’ event, takes place at noon on Wednesday, June 28, at Avoncroft Museum’s Guesten Hall. The performance by singer and pianist Michael Lunts will bring a collection of witty send-ups and parodies. Tickets can include lunch or just the concert. For more information and tickets, visit or call 07901 550577.


  • Bromsgrove Beer and Cider Festival gets under way on Thursday and runs until Saturday, June 29 to July 1. Opening times are Thursday (June 29) from 2pm to 6pm (card carrying CAMRA members and trade only), and 6pm to 11pm for the public on Thursday. On Friday (June 30) the festival opens from noon to 11pm and between 11am and 9.30pm on the Saturday (July 1). Visit for more.


  • Bromsgrove Folk Club hosts multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Ruth Angell at 8pm on Thursday, June 29. The show takes place at Catshill Social Club. Visit or call 07828 716842 for more information and tickets.


  • A free ‘Black Country Poetry Brunchtime’ event takes place at The Dry Spy in St John’s Street, Bromsgrove, at 11am on Thursday, June 29. The event, put on by Bromsgrove WORDS, will feature Black Country poets Emma Purshouse and Johnny ‘Mogs’ Morris. Email Pam Yarwood at [email protected] to book the free places.


Visit for more on all the events taking place.

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