Tuesday August 11 2020




Games and Quizzes

New Year’s Quiz

General Events

Alvechurch Village Society has its New Year’s Quiz on Fri Jan 26 at Alvechurch Village Hall. Book your table early!

Prizes and raffles, bring your own drinks and nibbles. Proceeds to the Village Hall.

Call Ray on 07931 328023 to book a table.

Military Society Quiz

General Events

Redditch Military History Society holds its Annual New Year Quiz on Weds Jan 17 in St Luke’s Church Hall (Evesham Road, Redditch, B97 4JX), 7 for 7.30pm.

Members plus partners/friends are invited. Normal £4 door charge applies to cover buffet. BYO alcoholic drinks and any glasses you require.

Please confirm your attendance by Fri Jan 12 to Ron on 01527 545450 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

General Knowledge Quiz

General Events

The Midland Sinfonia presents its annual fundraiser, the General Knowledge Quiz & Supper Evening, on Fri Feb 9 at The Ark, St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, 6.45 for 7.30pm start.

Teams of up to six with singles accommodated. £8.50pp to include fish and chip supper. Usual bar available or corkage payable.

Booking essential via Marian on 0121 447 7040 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Bromsgrove Board Gamers

Games& Competitions

Bromsgrove Board Gamers is a friendly group which meets at 7.30pm each Weds at the Ladybird Inn, Aston Fields.

More info on Facebook ‘Bromsgrove Board Gamers’.

Rock & Roll Bingo

Games& Competitions

A Rock & Roll Bingo Night takes place at Rowney Green Village Hall on Sat Aug 13, at 7.30pm, with cash prizes. 

Instead of numbers being called out as in a normal game of bingo, they are replaced with short bursts of music from the 60s, 70s and 80s pop charts. Numbers on the bingo cards have been replaced with artists and song names and, as the tunes are played, so people mark them off on their card.

Drinks available from the bar. Tickets £8.50 from Sue Walker on 0121 445 1562.

Alvechurch Templars Wargames Club

Games& Competitions

The Alvechurch Templars Wargames Club meets most Monday evenings from 6:30pm at the Alvechurch Sports & Social Club. 

Please visit (or join) the ‘Alvechurch Templars’ Facebook page for details or e-mail Karl Farrell at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Barnt Green Duplicate Bridge Club

Games& Competitions

Barnt Green Duplicate Bridge Club meets at St Andrew’s Church Hall each Wednesday afternoon and would like new members – contact Liz on 0121 445 0704.

Bingo nights in Alvechurch

Games& Competitions

Bingo every Wednesday and Sunday evening at the Alvechurch Sports & Social Club. First games start at 8.30pm in the lounge.

Non-members welcome, phone 0121 445 2121 for more info.

Quiz at Avoncroft

General Events

A Charity Quiz in aid of Bloodwise (formerly known as Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research) takes place on Oct 16 at Avoncroft Arts Centre, starting at 8pm.

The cost is £28 per team of four, to include fish and chip supper (BYO drinks, glasses etc). Contact Nicole (01527 878493) or Sue (01527 874088) for an entry form.

Test your knowledge

General Events

The Midland Sinfonia presents its annual General Knowledge Quiz and Supper Evening on Fri Nov 6 in The Ark, St Laurence Church, Alvechurch. 7pm for 7.30 start.

Teams of up to six, singles and couples accommodated. £8pp to includes fish and chips supper. Bar available for wines, beer and soft drinks.

Booking essential for this very popular fundraising event – secure your table by contacting .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 0121 447 7040 / 07889 147861.

For information about the orchestra see

Alvechurch Village Hall Quiz

Games& Competitions

Alvechurch Village Hall Quiz takes place on Wednesday October 14 - 7.30pm for a prompt 7.45 start.

Teams of 6 (max)- £2.50 per person - Cash prizes /raffle

No Bar - Bring Your Own Beer/Wines etc

Reserve your table now by ringing 07791 373209 / 0121 455 5739

Quiz for Malawi

General Events

A Charity Quiz takes place at St Andrew’s Parish Centre, Barnt Green on Sat Sep 12 from 7pm. Teams of up to 6, families and kids welcome – brilliant prizes!

Tickets £2.50 per person, available on the door or from Rosemary on 01527 577059.

The quiz is hosted by Kain Aveyard, who is raising funds for a trip to Medic Malawi, which runs an orphanage, a school, a nutrition centre and a hospital in central Malawi.

Library hosts Millionaire quiz

Children & Families

Alvechurch Library is holding a Who Wants to be a Millionaire Quiz on Thurs Aug 6, 2.30–4pm.

See who in your family knows all the answers to the Record Breakers-themed quiz, just like the TV show with phone a friend and 50:50! Cost £2 per family.

The library is also part of the annual Summer Reading Challenge, where children aged four to 12 are challenged to read six books from now until September.

To sign up simply pop into the library – you’ll receive lots of goodies and incentives to keep you reading throughout the summer. If you read two books by July 29 you can come along to Croome Park near Pershore on that date, for a fun-packed event including guest poet Lemn Sissay.
To reserve a place at any workshops or activities call 01905 822722 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Quiz for Malawi

General Events

A Quiz Night in aid of Medic Malawi takes place at Barnt Green Parish Centre (B45 8NR) on May 9, from 7pm.

Teams of up to 6, tickets £2.50. Refreshments, brilliant prizes, families and kids welcome.

For tickets and info call Rosemary on 01527 577059 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Bridley Moor Quiz

Games& Competitions

A quiz takes place every Thursday from 8.30–10.30pm at Bridley Moor & Batchley Social Club, Bridley Moor Road, Batchley B97 6HS. 

£1 to enter; all money to the winning team. There is also stand-up bingo with a prize.

For more info call quizmaster Dave on 07815 456178.

Bromsgrove Bridge Clubs

Clubs & Societies

Bromsgrove Bridge Clubs: The Amphlett and Crown Bridge Clubs now meet at The Life After Stroke Centre in Church Lane, Bromsgrove, on Monday and Friday evenings, with very comfortable accommodation for our bridge sessions.

Both clubs would like a few new members to swell the ranks and keep existing members competitive.

If you would like to join us please contact Alistair Thompson on 07814 393416 or Des Clarke on 0121 453 3034.

Events for stained glass appeal

General Events

Fundraising efforts to save the stained glass windows in St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, are getting under way with two events at The Ark.

On Sat Jan 31 there’s a Quiz and Fish & Chip Supper, starting at 7.30pm – tickets cost £8 and will be on sale at The Village Greengrocer after Jan 19 (closing date Jan 28).

Then on Sat Feb 21 there’s an Auction from 2pm, with refreshments of tea and cake. A list of items under the hammer will be available nearer the time.

Further details from Margaret Haste on 0121 445 1854.

Fundraising Quiz

General Events

The Midland Sinfonia presents a General Knowledge Fundraising Quiz & Supper Evening on Sat Nov 15, 7pm for 7.30 start, at The Ark, St Laurence Church, Alvechurch.

Teams of up to six, singles and couples happily accommodated. £8 pp which includes supper. Bar available for wines and soft drinks.

Booking essential for this very popular annual event – so secure your table now!

Contact Marian Barwell on or 0121 447 7040.

Baptist Church Quiz

General Events

A quiz takes place at the Baptist Church in Alvechurch on Fri Oct 24 at 7.15pm.

Entry £7.50 per head (£3.50 children) and includes a fish and chip supper.

To book call 0121 445 1146.

Quiz for leukaemia

General Events

A Charity quiz night in aid of Cure Leukaemia for Kids takes place at Barnt Green Cricket Club on April 10.

Teams of 4; £40 per team. Hot food provided.

Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for further information.

Family Fortunes

General Events

Alvechurch Baptist Church is holding a Family Fortunes Evening on March 14 at 7pm.

Tickets £7.50 (children £5) to include fish and chip supper. Call 0121 445 1146 for details.

Quiz for Baptist Church fund

General Events

A Quiz Night in aid of the Alvechurch Baptist Church Renovation Fund takes place on Fri Oct 18 at 7pm in the Baptist Hall.

Teams of up to six people may enter, with tickets at £7.50 per head to include light refreshments.

Call 07769 700645 or 07804 506562 to book.

Village Hall Quiz

General Events

The annual Quiz at Alvechurch Village Hall takes place on Monday October 7 – contact Cynthia on 0121 445 5270 for more info and to enter a team.

Charity Quiz Night

General Events

A Quiz Night in aid of Save the Children takes place at The Trinity Centre, Lickey on Sept 13 from 7.30.

A great chance to test your general knowledge! £10 per person to include fish and chip supper (vegetarian and other options available), bring your own alcohol/soft drinks.

Tickets and further details at

Monday Bridge Club

Clubs & Societies

Monday Bridge Club at Barnt Green Friends Meeting House would like to welcome a few new members – contact the organiser, Des Clarke on 0121 453 3034.

Family Fortunes

General Events

A Family Fortunes Fun Evening takes place in the Baptist Church Hall, Alvechurch, on Friday Feb 8 at 7.30pm.

Tickets £7.50 to include fish and chip supper – call 0121 445 1146 to book your place

Quiz & Supper Evening

General Events

A Quiz & Supper Evening takes place on Sat Oct 20 at The Ark, St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, held by the Midland Sinfonia.

Doors open 7pm and the general knowledge quiz starts promptly at 7.30.

After the success of last year’s new format, Simon Raine returns as quiz master.

Book your table now and if you cannot bring a full team (up to six) the organisers will link you up with others. Only £8 per person to include fish and chips. 

Bar available for wines and soft drinks.

For further info or to reserve your table (essential for catering) contact Marian on  0121 447 7040 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Quiz at The Crown

Games& Competitions

A weekly quiz now takes place every Thursday at the Crown Inn, Withybed Green, Alvechurch from around 8.30pm.

Entry is £2 minimum per team, and there are cash prizes for the winners and runners up.

Charity quiz at Alvechurch FC

General Events

A Charity Quiz Night takes place at Lye Meadow on Friday November 11, 7.30pm for 8pm start.

Maximum teams of six, £2 per person. All proceeds will go to Bear Hill Pre-School. All welcome.

Book now for popular quiz

General Events

The Midland Sinfonia presents a Quiz and Supper Evening on Sat Nov 19, 7 for 7.30pm at The Ark, St Laurence Church, Alvechurch.

This year the fundraising quiz will strike a more traditional note with a new quiz master. With maximum teams of six, singles and couples are happily accommodated.

Cost £7.50 per person to include fish and chips supper. There will be a bar for wine and soft drinks.

Come along and support your local orchestra whilst enjoying a good lighthearted evening.

Booking is essential for this popular event – contact Marian 0121 447 7040 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Christmas quiz for charity

General Events

A Christmas Quiz takes place on Fri Nov 25 at the Oak Tree on Lickey Road, Rednal, in support of Jill and Sue’s Sponsored Cycle Challenge.

The two Barnt Green ladies will be cycling from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice and Multiple Sclerosis, and the quiz should help them reach their target of £8,000.

The event starts at 7.30pm and costs £5 per person. Refreshments available. For more info or to reserve/buy tickets call Jill on 07855 798368 or buy from the Oak Tree.

*  Jill and Sue would like to thank all who supported the Musical Extravaganza at The Ark, which raised in excess of £1,400.

Quiz Night at Alvechurch Middle School

General Events

Alvechurch Middle School PTA invite you to a Quiz Night with fish and chip supper on Friday June 10, at 7.30pm at the school. A children’s quiz will run alongside the adult quiz, and teams are encouraged to have a mix of adults and children. Max 10 people per team. A fish and chip supper will be served; additional refreshments available. Tickets £7.50 (adults) and £5 (children) – these need to be purchased in advance on 0121 445 1033.

Halesowen Bridge Club

Games& Competitions

Halesowen Bridge Club meets Mondays at 7pm in the United Church Hall, Hagley Road, Halesowen B63 4PX and is seeking new members. All are welcome. The club is within easy reach of Bromsgrove and parking is available. For info ring Frank on 01527 872799 or see

“Managed” bridge sessions

Games& Competitions

“Managed” duplicate bridge sessions are run by Anne Glendenning and Eugene Elijah on Tuesdays (1.15 for 1.30pm) at Bournheath Village Hall, Claypit Lane – perfect for emer-ging players to gain confidence. Entry £3.50 covers session, some tuition and refreshments. Info from Anne on 01527 882169.

Lady bridge player wanted!

Games& Competitions

Wanted: lady bridge player to make up a foursome. Interested players please telephone 0121 445 3967.

Anyone for bridge?

Games& Competitions

Anyone for bridge? Two people required to play social contract bridge one evening a week. Please contact 0121 445 2438.

Friday Bridge Club

Games& Competitions

The Friday Bridge Club plays competitive but friendly duplicate bridge at Burcot Village Hall.

New members and visitors are always welcome. Please arrive by 7pm to enable play to start promptly at 7.15.

For details, please call Gill on 01527 401019.


What's On Listing

Easter Hunt
Easter Craft Fair
An evening with Alys
Cardio Jam Sessions
Zumba with Leesh
Ladies’ Golf Open Day
Physiotherapy-Led Pilates Class
Textile Open Day
Saturday Social Dance
Showcasing musical youth
Ballet Music Favourites
A very Good Friday!
Asklepios Spring Concert
Spring Litter Pick
Skywatch on the Lickey Hills
Barnt Green Preschool’s Nearly New Sale
Crafty Spring Sale
The Bromsgrove Lecture
Footcare at the library
Explore learning at the library
Understanding dyslexia
An evening for book-lovers
Make a positive change
Clarinettist joins strings
Saturday Night Social Dance
Valentine’s special at Roots
Blow the winter blues away
Music from Riggerz
Music from Hopwood Junction
Quiz Night at Baptist Church
Free Art & Craft Workshops
New Year’s Quiz
Military Society Quiz
Social Dance for charity
New Year Roots
General Knowledge Quiz
Rehearsals resume
Coronation Anthems
Zumba Gold
Active Seniors
Legs Bum Tums
Children’s Christmas CraftS
Christmas Crafts
Create a festive wreath
Magic, mayhem & mystery
Saturday Night Social Dances
Christmas favourites
Christmas Roots
Festive-themed concert
Uplifting musical
Choral Society’s Christmas Concert
Give A Gift For Santa
British Rock ‘n’ Roll
Blackwell Craft Fair
Fantasy of winter music
Behind the scenes at the BBC
The Merry Wives of Alvechurch
History of books
Term-Time Yoga Classes
Fight Night at The Chateau
Evening with Alvechurch Community Choir
Panto magic
Saturday social dance
Sunday afternoon dance
Concert by candlelight
Roots Halloween Special
Gala Night
Asklepios in concert
Choral Society’s concerts
Blackwell band’s charity concert
‘Quiet Space’ at Alvechurch Baptist Church
Community Christmas Fair
Christmas Craft Fair
Crafty Ladies Christmas Sale
Christmas Bazaar
Christmas Fair and charity raffle
Happy Feet - Walking to Fitness
Learn Spanish at the library
Get online at the library
Half-term at the library
Crafty quilt up for grabs
Saracen Cycling Club
Alvechurch Walking Buddies
Three Choirs Concert
Baby Ava’s Winter Ball
Central Radio Car Club
Stable Dance
Alvechurch Acoustic Roots is back
Nearly New Sale
Community Litter Picking Events
Finstall Coffee Morning
Wine & Cheese Evening
Celebrating world of melody
Mindfulness short course
Speaking and Listening with Confidence
Understanding and Supporting People with Autism
Watercolour Painting
Creative Writing classes
Women’s Club