So much festive fun taking place across Bromsgrove

Thursday 05 December 2013 Updated: 08/12 23:50

THERE IS so much festive fun taking place across Bromsgrove district over the next few weeks.

Here is a seasonal selection detailing some of the events.

► THE ROYAL Opera House production of The Nutcracker will be screened live at Rubery's Empire Cinema at 7.15pm on Thursday (December 12).

The seasonal story begins on Christmas Eve as the family decorates the tree and the children wait for Christmas Day. Clara and Fritz's Godfather brings gifts, including a Nutcracker doll.

The children, magically transported into The Kingdom of Sweets, see the Sugar Plum Fairy with her handsome Prince and her glittering court in a series of dazzling dances.

The night also includes a magically growing Christmas tree and a midnight battle of toy soldiers.

For more or to book tickets, visit www.EmpireCinemas.co.uk or call 08714 714 714.

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► THE DROITWICH Royal British Legion Club will play host to the Christmas Big Band Swing Concert next Friday (December 13).

The event starts at 8pm, with the music being performed by the Worcestershire Jazz Orchestra.

Tickets are £6 on the door and hot and cold snacks are available, along with real ale, which is being provided by The Cannon Royal Brewery.

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► THERE will be plenty of festive fun at Bromsgrove Library next Saturday (December 14) when there will be Christmas storytelling sessions and craft activities.

The free events take place between 10am and 12midday and from 2pm to 3pm on that day.

Participants can listen to a seasonal story and make their own Christmas puppets.

The activities are suitable for children of all ages and those under eight need to be accompanied by an adult.

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► THERE will be plenty of Christmas cheer at a community carol service at 5pm next Saturday (December 14).

Everyone is welcome to the event, which takes place around the Christmas tree at Stoke Heath Recreation Ground.

It has been organised by Stoke Parish Council and hot drinks and mince pies will be provided to help residents celebrate the festive season.

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► THERE will be plenty of Christmas cheer at a community carol service at 5pm next Saturday (December 14).

Everyone is welcome to the event, which takes place around the Christmas tree at Stoke Heath Recreation Ground.

It has been organised by Stoke Parish Council and hot drinks and mince pies will be provided to help residents celebrate the festive season.

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►A CHRISTMAS fun pack full of ideas to keep youngsters busy over the school holidays will soon be available from Frankley Library and the parish council office..

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