THE SECOND weekend of this year’s Bromsgrove Festival promises plenty of exciting events taking place for everyone to enjoy, writes Isabel Kimbrey.
Here are some of the events happening across the weekend:
- National Theatre Live is bringing Andrea Levy’s Orange-Prize winning novel Small Island to life in an epic theatrical adaptation which follows the journeys of four Jamaican immigrants who settle in England after the Second World War. The screening starts at 7.30pm on Thursday, June 27, at Artrix. Tickets are £15 (£13 for over 60s and students), available at www.artrix.co.uk or by calling 01527 577330
- After the success of last year, Bromsgrove Bluesgrass Bash Charity Pickathon returns with another marathon charity jam session with proceeds going to Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s burns charity, ‘Burnaid’. People should bring along their guitars, banjos and fiddles to Bromsgrove High Street from 9am. For more information call 07449 032411, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or search Bromsgrove Bluegrass Bash on Facebook. This event is free.
- Join the Bromsgrove Society next Saturday, June 29, for a historic walk around Catshill looking at places and buildings associated with people, work and events in the village where nail-making, market gardening and chapel life were important influences. Call 01527 877227 to book. Tickets are £3. Visit www.bsoc.co.uk for more information.
- Come along to Bromsgrove High Street to enjoy a free family fun day from 10.30am to 1.30pm next Saturday, June 29. There will music, singing, street theatre, and children’s activities.
- Vintage Class Singers will take to the stage to play swing and jive at the Armed Forces Day Tea Dance from 2pm to 4pm next Saturday, June 29. It takes place at Parkside, Market Street and professional lessons will be available from Simply Strictly’s Susan Fage. Tickets (which include a cream tea) are £8, available from the Bromsgrove Cobbler and Little Ale House or call Patrick Smith on 07949 789841. Proceeds to Bromsgrove Royal British Legion.
- The Phoenix Singers from Birmingham will host the Summer Concert – an evening of entertainment including Mozart’s Requiem and a selection of well-love songs. The show starts at 6pm on Sunday June 30 at Routh Hall, Bromsgrove School. Tickets cost £12 for adults and £5 for children and are available from Sally Powell on 01527 831610. Visit phoenixsingersbham.org for more.
- Next Sunday, June 30, at 7pm the Redditch Orchestra will put on a Last Night of the Proms at Artrix. The programme includes all the proms favourites, including works by Strauss, Mozart, Flanders and Swann, Elgar and Parry. Tickets are £12 for adults, £10 for concessions and £3 for under 16s. Call 01527 577330 to book.
Visit www.bromsgrovefestival.co.uk for more information and other events in the festival.