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Worcestershire Jazz Orchestra

Music

Worcestershire Jazz Orchestra present their latest concert on March 31.

A special tribute to the great bands of Stan Kenton and Ted Heath, plus resident ‘Rat Pack’ singer Garry Rutter.

Lickey End Social Club, 17 Alcester Road, Bromsgrove B60 1JT. 

8pm start.  Entry £6 on the door. For more details phone Geoff on 07970 662692.

Crafty Ladies’ Spring Sale

General Events

The Alvechurch Library Crafty Ladies hold a Spring Sale on Mon April 3, from 10am–1pm and 2–4.30pm.

Stock up on handmade gifts, and see the teddy bears’ picnic where you can buy bunting, teddy bears, Easter chicks and rabbits galore. There will be a raffle and homemade cakes for sale too.

For enquiries please pop into the library on Birmingham Road, contact The Hub on 01905 822722, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk or the Facebook page.

Celebrate Book Day at Library

Children & Families

Alvechurch Library celebrates World Book Day on Thurs March 2 with a “Where’s Wally?” activity session from 3.30pm.

Search for Wally and his friends who are hidden around the library, solve the word puzzles and have fun colouring Wally in. Places limited so please book your place. Free of charge.

For enquiries please pop into the library on Birmingham Road, contact The Hub on 01905 822722, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk or the Facebook page.

An evening with Daljit Nagra

Art & Literature

WORDS, the Bromsgrove group that promotes interest in the written and spoken word, presents an evening with Daljit Nagra, BBC Radio 4’s poet in residence, on April 19.

Daljit’s work explores the idealism and reality of multicultural Britain with wit, intelligence and a sense of mischief.

All talks take place in The Studio at Artrix at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15 per event (students/under-16s £7.50) and are available from the Artrix box office on 01527 577330 or http://www.artrix.co.uk

More information on WORDS at http://www.bromsgrovewords.com

Kel Elliott and Her Three Man Orchestra

Music

Lickey Hills Community Theatre presents an evening of uplifting bluesy jazz on Sat March 18, at The Trinity Centre, Old Birmingham Road, Lickey.

Singer-songwriter and double bass player Kel Elliott and Her Three Man Orchestra will be performing Truth and Tall Tales, an innovative show which features her trademark vocals as well as instruments from melodica to bass clarinet, and accordion to ukulele.

Kel Elliott has wowed audiences from Ireland to Finland with her infectious, upbeat songs, distinctly rich and powerful voice and her talented band.

Starting at 7.30pm, this show will appeal to everyone looking for a high-quality, entertaining music with friends and family in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It is ideal for older children (12+).

Lickey Hills Community Theatre is a joint project between Cofton Hackett and Lickey & Blackwell Parish Councils in conjunction with the Shindig/Live and Local programme of professional live performances in community venues across Worcestershire.

Tickets £10 (standard), £9 (over 60) and £8 (under 16) – call 0121 447 7455 or 0121 445 2607 (Cofton Hackett) or 0121 445 2802 (Lickey & Blackwell).

For more info contact Roger Westbury on 0121 447 7455 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Spring Litter Pick

General Events

The Lickey Hills Society has organised a Spring Litter Pick on Sat March 18 – meet at the Visitor Centre in Warren Lane (B45 8ER) at 10am. 

Choral Society’s Spring Concert

Music

Barnt Green Choral Society performs its Spring concert on March 18 at 7.30pm, at Artrix in Bromsgrove.

The programme has a “contemporary classical” theme comprising John Rutter’s The Gift of Life and Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass

Tickets (£10) available from Artrix on 01527 577330.Please contact Chairman Fiona Brown for further details on 0121 445 5513.

From Boogie to Bach

Music

The Midland Sinfonia presents From Boogie to Bach on Sat April 1, in St Laurence Church, Alvechurch.

It features works demonstrating the versatility and magical qualities of the trumpet. Plus, flugelhorn, piccolo, cornet, conch shell, rams horn and a didgeridoo! Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Tickets £14.50 on the door or £13 in advance from The Village Green Grocer, Alvechurch or at www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk (free for FT students and children accompanying an adult).

For further details, email midland .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), call 0121 447 7040, or visit www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk

Skywatch over the Lickeys

General Events

The Lickey Hills Rangers invite you to Skywatch, an evening hosted by Birmingham Astronomical Society, on Fri March 10 from 7.30–10pm.

Explore the night sky using powerful telescopes (weather permitting). In the Visitor Centre (Warren Lane, B45 8ER) will be a series of slide shows and a chance to meet members of the Society.

The star dome will also be there for indoor star gazing. Refreshments available from the café. Tickets for the Planetarium are strictly limited and go on sale at 7.30pm prompt. No advance bookings.

Cake Sale

General Events

A charity Cake Sale takes place on Fri March 24 at Provest Financial Services, 1st Floor 18-20 Hewell Road, Barnt Green.

Pop along from 12noon onwards to meet the team and enjoy fabulous cakes baked by them.

All proceeds to The Make A Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children and young people with life threatening conditions. 

Messy Church in Alvechurch

General Events

Messy Church takes place at Alvechurch Baptist Church on March 22, on the theme of Creation and New Life.

From 3.30–5.30pm, activities such as Easter card making, planting, and decorating eggs can be enjoyed, plus a talk, worship, and a finger buffet to finish.

This is particularly aimed at First School-aged children and younger, although older ones would always be welcome, too.

For more information please contact Revd Fiona Lee on 0121 447 7369 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Young Musicians’ Showcase

Music

Bromsgrove Concerts presents its Young Musicians’ Showcase at Artrix on Sun Feb 26, at 3pm.

A selection of some of Worcestershire’s up-and-coming musicians will demonstrate their abilities in solo and chamber music.

Tickets £10 – bookings and info from Artrix at www.artrix.co.uk or 01527 577330, or www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

Spanish for Beginners

Art & Literature

Alvechurch Library’s Spanish for Beginners: There are a few spaces available in Patrick’s new course, aimed at learners with no prior knowledge.

It will equip students with phrases and vocabulary needed in daily situations: greetings, socialising, ordering food and drinks.

Starts Thurs Feb 23, from 2.15–4.15pm, running initially for five weeks. Cost £50. Patrick is always happy to chat to anybody who has further questions – call 07708 027372.

For Adult Learning Courses please pop in to book and pay by cash or cheque, or book online and pay using your debit or credit card.

For all other enquiries please pop into the library on Birmingham Road, contact The Hub on 01905 822722, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk or the Facebook page.

* Please ask for details on how you could join a course for free.

Working with your Spirit Guide

Theatre

Alvechurch Library hosts Working with your Spirit Guide: Fri April 7 from 2.15–4.15pm, cost £15.

What is a spirit guide? How do I connect with mine? How can they enhance my life? Join Sue for this workshop on connecting with your guides and helpers. Includes meditation and workbook. 

For Adult Learning Courses please pop in to book and pay by cash or cheque, or book online and pay using your debit or credit card.

For all other enquiries please pop into the library on Birmingham Road, contact The Hub on 01905 822722, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk or the Facebook page.

* Please ask for details on how you could join a course for free.

Introduction to Colour and Angels

Art & Literature

Alvechurch Library hosts an Introduction to Colour and Angels: Fri March 24, from 2.15–4.15pm, cost £15. 

Topics include Who are the angels and how close are they to you?; How to invite them into your life and strengthen your relationship to them; Different ways angels communicate with us; Your Guardian Angel; How colour has an important influence; and Meditation. 

For Adult Learning Courses please pop in to book and pay by cash or cheque, or book online and pay using your debit or credit card.

For all other enquiries please pop into the library on Birmingham Road, contact The Hub on 01905 822722, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk or the Facebook page.

* Please ask for details on how you could join a course for free.

Palmistry for Beginners

Theatre

Alvechurch Library offers Palmistry for Beginners: Learn the basics, and how to read another group member’s hand.

This is a four-hour course spread over two weeks: Fridays March 3 and 10, from 2.15–4.15pm – cost £25.

For Adult Learning Courses please pop in to book and pay by cash or cheque, or book online and pay using your debit or credit card.

For all other enquiries please pop into the library on Birmingham Road, contact The Hub on 01905 822722, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk or the Facebook page.

* Please ask for details on how you could join a course for free.

New e-book and audio book service

Art & Literature

Worcestershire County Libraries has a new e-book and audio book service – the BorrowBox digital library App is available to all library members FREE of charge.

Alvechurch Library hosts a launch event on Thurs Feb 2 from 3–4pm, when you can learn how to download the app to your device, borrow e-books and audio files and browse the e-catalogue.

For enquiries please pop into the library on Birmingham Road, contact The Hub on 01905 822722, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk or the Facebook page.

Young Teens Book Club

Art & Literature

Alvechurch Library launches a brand new Young Teens Book Club (aimed at age 12+) on Sat Feb 4 from 10.30–11.30am.

It will meet on the 1st Sat each month to share experiences on their latest reads and borrow new titles for free. Ask Sarah for more information.

For enquiries please pop into the library on Birmingham Road, contact The Hub on 01905 822722, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk or the Facebook page.

* Please ask for details on how you could join a course for free.

Talk from award-winning novelist

Art & Literature

WORDS, the Bromsgrove group that promotes interest in the written and spoken word, hosts award-winning novelist Jonathan Coe in The Studio at Artrix on Sun Feb 19 at 7.30pm.

Bromsgrove-born Jonathan’s work has an underlying preoccupation with political issues, often treated satirically. The world premiere of his adaptation of his novel The Rotters’ Club was staged at the Birmingham Rep in 2016.

Single tickets £15 (students/under-16s £7.50) from the Artrix box office: 01527 577330. More info at http://www.bromsgrovewords.com

Music and dance spectacular

Music

Last year

Tickets are now on sale for A Fusion of Music and Dance, the 2017 DMS Heart of England variety show at Symphony Hall on May 7.

The annual concert, which raises thousands of pounds for charities, will feature more than 300 musicians with dancers, choirs and special guests.

Performers include Britain’s Got Talent finalists Richard and Adam and Beau Dermott, the Town Hall gospel choir, and DMS patron and rock legend Bev Bevan who will perform and co-host. 

This year‘s show supports the MS Society Solihull and Birmingham Dogs Home, as well as raising awareness for Delete Blood Cancer. 

Tickets are available from DMS on 01564772831 or http://www.thsh.co.uk

What lies beneath Bromsgrove?

Clubs & Societies

Rob

The 31st Bromsgrove Lecture will take place on Tues April 11 at Bromsgrove School, given by Rob Hedge. The lecture is entitled Beneath Your Feet, Behind the Facade: Bromsgrove’s Archaeological Heritage.

Rob Hedge is employed at Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service. His background is field archaeology, in which he has worked on projects aimed at enhancing public involvement, including the DigBromsgrove project.

He also specialises in identification of archaeological finds and was a digger for Time Team series 20.

The chairman and president of The Society will be pleased to welcome you to Bromsgrove School.

Tickets are £6 and are available from Foto Factory in Bromsgrove High Street (close to the Post Office) or by telephoning 01527 877227 and at the Society’s local history group meetings.

10th Young Musicians’ Showcase

Music

The Midland Sinfonia presents its 10th Young Musicians’ Showcase, on Sun March 19 at 3pm in St Laurence Church, Alvechurch.

The Sinfonia issues an annual invitation to all young musicians, up to 18 years old, to perform before an appreciative audience, in a concert environment to assist confidence.

No entry fee – donations appreciated.

For further details, email midland .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), call 0121 447 7040,  or visit http://www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk

Geo-conservation Event

General Events

The Lickey Geo-Champions are holding a Site Clearance and Geo-conservation event on Sat Feb 4, 10.30am–2pm, at Rubery Cutting (LNR) in conjunction with the Black Country Geology Society.

Bring hard hats if you have them, gloves and a packed lunch. Some hard hats available.  Wear old clothes and boots or strong shoes. Tools provided.

Meet at the Visitor Centre, Warren Lane, B45 8ER.

Valentine’s Dance

Dancing

The Phoenix Dance Club holds a St Valentine’s dance at Lickey End Social Club on Feb 18, with Richard Tarver on keyboard. There is a bar and car park.

Dances are usually held in the Bromsgrove Council building at Parkside Hall, Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove B61 0AD, but refurbishment has meant the club has had to meet elsewhere during Jan and Feb.

More info from Mick or Thelma on 01527 872634.

Acoustic Roots in February

Music

Alvechurch Acoustic Roots: Friday Feb 24, Alvechurch Social Club. Doors open 7.45pm.

The team are always on the look out for local music and performance talent. If you have the desire to perform, have a chat with the team at the next gig.

Concert for refugees

Music

A fundraising concert organised by Bromsgrove & Redditch Welcome Refugees takes place on Weds Feb 22 at Artrix.

The Gimme Shelter concert features samba, folk, blues, jazz, roots, country and more from local musicians, compèred by legendary poet “Spoz”.

Performance starts 7pm; doors open 6.30pm. Tickets £15 from Artrix box office on 01527 577330.

Proceeds to support the local Syrian community who arrived this summer, and refugees displaced across Europe.

Cello recital

Music

Cellist Thomas McMahon gives a solo recital in Holy Trinity Church, Rose Hill, Lickey, B45 8RR on Sat March 4 at 7.30pm.

JS Bach’s Suite for Cello No. 3 in C;  Britten’s Suite for Cello No. 3; and Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello, featuring violinist Ruta Labutye.

Admission free – donations to the retiring collection much appreciated. 

Skiffle band in talent show

Music

The 6-5 Specials, Alvechurch’s fundraising skiffle band, will take part in the annual talent contest at Longbridge Social Club.

Their heat is on Sat Feb 4, with successful acts not only winning £50 but also going through to the grand final on Sat April 8 with the chance to win more than £5,000 worth of prizes.

Support your local band!

Half-term outdoor fun

General Events

The Lickey Hills Rangers offer half-term activities for kids and families on Weds Feb 15 from 11am–1pm.

Wrap up warm and wear suitable outdoor clothing for roaming in the woods and mud!

Booking essential on 0121 445 6036. Meet at the Visitor Centre, Warren Lane, B45 8ER.

Nearly New Sale

General Events

Barnt Green Pre-School’s renowned Nearly New Sale will be held on Sat March 4, 10.30am–12.30pm at Barnt Green Baptist Church on Bittell Road. Entry £1.

High quality children’s clothing, toys and books, prams and nursery furniture.

Interested sellers please contact Jo at bgnnsale@gmail.com or visit http://www.barntgreenpreschool.co.uk

Invitation to business lunch

General Events

Alvechurch Baptist Church is to be decorated with a variety of Christmas Trees between December 11 and 18.

As part of the programme the organisers are holding a lunch for representatives of the village business community on Tues Dec 13 between 12noon and 1.30pm. 

There will be a chance to hear about the Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Plan and meet other business people from the village.

If you intend to take up the invitation, please respond by Weds Dec 7 by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with an indication of who will be attending, so that organisers can cater accordingly.

Quiz & Supper Evening

General Events

The Midland Sinfonia hosts a Quiz & Supper Evening on Sat Feb 4 at 7.30pm in The Ark, St Laurence Church, Alvechurch.

This annual fundraiser offers an entertaining general knowledge quiz plus fish and chips. Teams of up to six with singles accommodated. A great fun evening that is not to be missed!

£8.50pp to include fish and chip supper. Usual bar available or corkage payable.

Booking essential: 0121 447 7040 or 07889 147 861 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

Christmas Bazaar

General Events

The Lawns Care Home (School Lane, Alvechurch) hosts a Christmas Bazaar on Dec 16 from 3.30–8pm, featuring stalls, tombola, hot pork baps, sweet cart, toffee apples and much more.

Tickets £3 to include hot drink/mulled wine and cake/mince pie, with proceeds to support future activities for residents.

Mindfulness Short Course

General Events

The Mindfulness Short Course at Alvechurch Library still has availability. Learn the skills involved and participate in a range of Mindfulness exercises to fully experience the technique.

It starts on Thurs Nov 17 from 2.15–4.15pm and runs for four consecutive weeks. The cost is £36, but concessions do apply*. 

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01905 822722 for more details or to book.

* Please ask for details on how you could join a course for free.

Learn to use eBay

General Events

There are still a few spaces on Alvechurch Library’s eBay course, so clear out your clutter and join a fun introductory workshop to start buying and selling on eBay.

The course runs on Fri Nov 11, 2.15 –4.15pm at a cost of £19. Learners will need to bring their own laptops or tablets.

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01905 822722 for more details.

Introduction to Angels Workshop

General Events

Back by popular demand at Alvechurch Library: an Introduction to Angels Workshop on Fri Dec 2, from 2.15–4.15pm, cost £15.

Another opportunity to join Sue and learn how to invite angels into your life and strengthen your relationship with them.

Learn about angels and colour, how they connect with us and how colour has an important influence on this.

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01905 822722 to book and pay.

Crafty Sale

General Events

Alvechurch Library’s Crafty Ladies invite everyone to their Christmas Craft Sale on Mon Nov 21, from 10am–1pm and 2pm–4pm.

Beautiful handmade upcycled and recycled Christmas gifts available with everything priced under £5. There will also be a raffle where you can win a hand-crafted and unique Advent calendar.

Also on offer will be a scrummy selection of cakes and biscuits.The Crafty Ladies meet every Monday and Friday 10am–1pm and are encouraging new members to join them.

In-between drinking tea, chatting and eating cake they do patchwork, cross-stitch, crochet, knitting, make jewellery and all other things crafty. 

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01905 822722 for more details.

Festival of trees and music

General Events

Alvechurch Baptist Church is hosting its second annual Christmas Tree Festival this year, with trees decorated by various local groups and organisations.

The event opens with a carol service on Sun Dec 11 and closes with a Carols by Candlelight service on Sun Dec 18.

There will also be “open church” times, an informal concert, a meal, a curling evening, a children’s activity afternoon, a Christingle service with afternoon tea, a tots service, and the Alvechurch Community Choir concert. 

For more details, please visit http://www.alvechurchbaptist.org.uk 

Practical Clearance Days

General Events

The Lickey Geo-Champions are holding two Practical Clearance Days at Kendal End Quarry on Sun Nov 6, Barnt Green Road Quarry on Sun Dec 11, both from 10.30am–2pm.

For both events, meet at the Visitor Centre, Warren Lane, B45 8ER and bring hard hats if you have them, gloves and a packed lunch. Some hard hats available for those who haven’t got their own.

Wear old clothes and boots or strong shoes. Tools will be provided.

Autumn Litter Pick

General Events

The Lickey Hills Society has organised an Autumn Litter Pick on Sat Nov 12 from 10am – please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and meet at the Visitor Centre, Warren Lane, B45 8ER.

Community Christmas Fair

General Events

Community Christmas Fair at Holy Trinity Church, Lickey on Sat Dec 3, from 11am–2pm.

Tombola, Crafts, Gifts, Cards, Produce, Cakes and more. Light refreshments available.

“Advent” Messy Church

General Events

“Advent” Messy Church @ The Ark, St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, on Sat Nov 26 from 3–5pm.

Share in the fun making Christmassy things, thinking about Advent, getting ready for Christmas, and enjoying a meal together.

For more info contact Revd Fiona Lee on 0121 447 7369 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Craft Fayre

General Events

A Craft Fayre takes place on Sat Nov 26 at Christ Church, Stourbridge Road, Catshill, from 11am–3pm. All welcome; refreshments available.

To book a table and for further info, please ring 01527 837004.

School’s Christmas Fayre

General Events

A Christmas Fayre takes place at Lickey Hills Primary School on Sat Dec 3, from 2–4pm, organised by the PTA.

There will be craft stalls, games, refreshments, raffle, tombola, Santa’s grotto, photographer, pony rides and much more, all raising money for much-needed computer equipment.

Family Barn Dance

General Events

Alvechurch Baptist Church is holding a Family Barn Dance on Sat Nov 19 at 7pm.

Tickets include light refreshments and cost £8 for an adult, £5 for a child, or £20 for a family (up to two adults and three children).

Tickets can be purchased from The Lounge, or from Peter Griffiths on 07788 313801.

Hospice’s Christmas Afternoon

General Events

Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove (B60 3BW) hosts a Christmas afternoon on Sun Nov 27, 12noon–4pm, with crafts, carols and Christmas cheer!

There will be a cake stall, mulled wine, gift shopping opportunities, complementary therapies and a visit from Father Christmas, plus a raffle and tombola.

Introduction to eBay

General Events

Clear out your clutter and join a fun introductory workshop for anyone who would like to start buying and selling on eBay.

Alvechurch Library, November 11, 2.15–4.15pm; cost £19. Bring your own laptop or tablet.

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01905 822722 for more details or to book a space on any of the events.

* Please ask for details on how you could join a course for free.

Windows 10 for Beginners

General Events

Learn how to use Microsoft Windows 10, from the basics to a little more advanced – navigating around folders, files, and installing and removing software.

The course runs at Alvechurch Library on Fridays Oct 7 and 14, both 2.15–4.15pm at a cost of £30. Bring your own Windows 10 laptop.

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01905 822722 for more details or to book a space on any of the events.

* Please ask for details on how you could join a course for free.

Get online at Alvechurch library

General Events

Alvechurch Library is hosting taster sessions during National Get Online Week, Oct 17–23.

Pop in for more info or to book free one-to-one sessions, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01905 822722.

* Please ask for details on how you could join a course for free.

Café Bridge Day

General Events

Bromsgrove Bridge Club (which meets on Tuesday nights at the Stroke Centre) will hold a Café Bridge Day in Barnt Green on Thurs Oct 6 in aid of Children in Need.

Bridge will be played in three venues – Café Morso, The Tea Shop and The Victoria Inn – with participants moving around to play in all three.

The intention is to introduce bridge to spectators who may not have had a previous opportunity to observe bridge in play, hopefully encouraging them to take up bridge themselves.

Once a hand has been completed the Directors will be happy to answer questions regarding the objects of the game and the method of bidding.

Bridge is stimulating and very enjoyable – pop along and see for yourselves!

Talk showcases feats of endurance

General Events

A charity event in Rowney Green offers the chance to hear about the achievements of two local sportsmen.

GB triathlete Chris Gollings and mountaineer Andy Cramp will be speaking on Saturday October 15 at Rowney Green Peace Hall in support of PAPYRUS – a charity working to prevent young suicide.

Chris will present the story of his journey to this year’s World Championships in Mexico. This is a rare opportunity to hear a GB athlete speak locally and Chris will provide many training tips and motivational ideas.

Andy has dabbled in Alpinism since he was 18, and will present a personal and historical view of Alpine climbing – culminating in his attempt on the Matterhorn in August this year.

Both presentations will be illustrated by photographs and Andy will bring some climbing equipment along.

The bar will be open from 7.30pm before the presentations begin at 8pm. Each lasts 30–40 minutes, with a break for drinks and a raffle.

Tickets cost £5 and can be obtained by calling 07754 490168.

Christmas raffle

General Events

Knit & Natter in Alvechurch is holding a Christmas Raffle in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society, with some great prizes to be won including wine, restaurant meals and gift sets.

Look out for tickets (£1 per strip) in locations around the village, including the Village Greengrocer, Slimming World at the Village Hall, and Knit & Natter sessions at Alvechurch Village Hall (every other Mon at 1.30pm).

The winners will be drawn on December 12.

Shoebox appeal

General Events

Helpers are needed at Barnt Green Parish Centre on Sat Oct 8, 10am–4pm to pack shoe boxes for the Operation Christmas Child appeal.

Tea and coffee on sale to raise funds. Do bring extra gifts. Boxes go to some of the world’s poorest children, including in refugee camps.

Organisers say each box is an unconditional gift, with nothing asked in return.

Nearly-new at The Ark

General Events

Nearly-new Table Top Sale: Cheeki Monkeys market for baby and children’s equipment, toys and clothes on Sat Nov 27,  10–11.30am at The Ark, School Lane, Alvechurch. 

Entry £1.50 per adult to include a hot drink.

Nearly-new in Barnt Green

General Events

Barnt Green Pre-School’s renowned Nearly New Sale will be held on Sat Oct 15 from 10am–12noon at Barnt Green Baptist Church, Bittell Road.

Entry £1. High-quality children’s clothing, toys and books, prams and nursery furniture.

Interested sellers please contact Jo at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit http://www.barntgreenpreschool.co.uk

Finstall Flower & Veg Show

General Events

The annual Finstall Flower & Veg Show takes place this year on Sat Sep 3.

A fun day out is promised, with refreshments, stalls and games for all ages.

There are cups to be won in all Show categories, and a special cup for children. Schedules are being distributed around the village.

Bollywood comes to Alvechurch!

General Events

A Bollywood Charity Event will be held in Alvechurch Sports and Social Club on Sat Sep 17, with proceeds towards Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s STAR appeal, to build the UK’s first paediatric Rare Disease centre.

The fun starts at 7.30pm and continues till late, including a disco, buffet and raffle. Dress code; Bollywood! Tickets cost £10 and are available from the Club.

The event is in memory of Louis Hollier, celebrating what would have been his 21st birthday. Despite receiving the best possible care and treatment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Louis lost his fight for life at 15 months old.

His family is hoping to top the £1,000+ raised for the hospital at an event three years ago (when Louis would have been 18).

Anyone who is unable to attend the fundraiser but would still like to donate can do so at http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/William-Evans6

More details can be found on Facebook by searching ‘Bollywood Themed Charity Disco’.

Travel talk on Russia and Europe

General Events

Well-known explorer, author and BBC Radio 4 broadcaster John Pilkington returns to St John’s Church in Bromsgrove with his latest talk on Tues Oct 4.

In Russia & Europe: What Next? he will recount the stories of his solo journey through Eastern Europe and into Russia.

John met people on both sides of disputed borders in the Caucasus, and promises some surprising insights in his talk, which takes place at 7.30pm (doors open at 7).

Tickets are £7.50 each, £2.50 for students. Available from the Parish Office, 14 Kidderminster Road, by email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone 01527 853734.

Proceeds to Friends of St John’s in support of ongoing maintenance and restoration at the historic church.

More information on http://www.facebook.com/FriendsStJohnsBromsgrove or on Twitter @FriendsStJohns

Hounds for Heroes

General Events

The now-annual fundraiser for Hounds for Heroes takes place at Longfield, Bleachfield Lane, Beoley (B98 9AX) on Sat Sep 10, 11am–4pm.

Look round the open garden, enjoy free outdoor games and activities (weather permitting) and browse stalls of cakes, plants, handmade cards etc.

Raffle and refreshments including homemade soup. Entry £1.50 (kids free) to include tea/coffee, cake/biscuit.

The Hounds for Heroes charity provides assistance dogs for disabled members of the armed forces and emergency services. More info from Helen on 01537 62581.

A warm welcome at Fair & Show

General Events

Tardebigge Fair and Show will soon be here again to provide a great afternoon’s entertainment and bargains for all the family on Sat Sep 10!

This popular traditional country fair opens at 1.30pm, and is held in and around Tardebigge Church, School and Community Hall, just off the A448 between Redditch and Bromsgrove, right next to the canal and directly on bus route 43.

Inside beautiful St Bartholomew’s Church is the Produce Show, displaying flowers, vegetables, preserves, baking, photographs and more. Anyone can enter; just bring entries to the church before 11am on the day.

Full information is available from the back of the church, from http://www.tardebiggechurch.org.uk or call 01527 540546.

Outside, the Fair will include displays of classic cars and motorbikes, music and dancing – with a bouncy castle and children’s corner for younger visitors.

Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon, with cakes, plants, DVDs, books and bric-à-brac all on sale.

The usual high-quality prize draw (top prize £200 cash!), chocolate and bottle tombolas and games of skill like skittles, a coconut shy and crazy golf, all offer lots of opportunities to win prizes!

Frankley Carnival

General Events

Frankley Carnival takes place on Sep 10, 11.30am–4.30pm, on The Green, New Street, Rubery B45 0EU. 

Old-fashioned family fun, games, stalls, food, bouncy castle. Free entry.

More info from Linda on 07925 233738 or www.frankleycarnival.btck.co.uk (Facebook: ‘Frankley Carnival’)

Shoot First: No Ordinary Life

General Events

Shoot First: No Ordinary Life: Ex-BBC cameraman John Williams has written a book about his life and work, which will shortly be available.

John will be at Alvechurch Library on Sep 30, 10am-12 noon to show off the book and chat about it. Just drop in and see him.

The book is a fascinating account of the many programmes he contributed to, the development of cameras used and the work that came out of the old Pebble Mill studios.

Further information from John on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Harvest Thanksgiving

General Events

Alvechurch Baptist Church (Red Lion Street) will celebrate the harvest season with a Harvest Thanksgiving service at 10.30am on Sun Sep 18.

For more details see http://www.alvechurchbaptist.org.uk

Nearly-new Table Top Sale

General Events

Nearly-new Table Top Sale: Cheeki Monkeys market for baby and children’s equipment, toys and clothes on Sat Sep 17, 10.30am–12 noon at Parkside, Market Street, Bromsgrove. 

Entrance £1.50 per adult, to include a hot drink.

Social Club’s Coffee Morning

General Events

Barnt Green Social Club on Blackwell Road hosts a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Fri Sep 30, from 10.30am – including a cake sale and raffle.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

General Events

Macmillan “Biggest Ever Coffee Morning” at Rectory Cottage, Old Rectory Lane, Alvechurch B48 7SU on Fri Sep 23, 11am till 1pm.

Homemade cakes, coffee and tea, large Bring and Buy table and a great raffle! Entrance £2.50 to include coffee/tea and cake.

Come along and support us and have a look round the garden. Contact Celia Hitch: 0121 445 4824.

3D racecar on show at Thinktank

General Events

Car

A 450bhp racecar that competed in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans race, featuring a host of 3D printed parts, is on display at the Thinktank science museum in Birmingham.

The car is a 300 km/h DOME S103 prototype that was fielded by British racing team Strakka Racing at the round the clock Le Mans endurance classic last year.

3D printing takes computer designs and, in the case of Strakka Racing, is used to create parts for use on the track. The parts are made by Strakka using a special printer from Stratasys. The technology has been used to design everything from parts for an Airbus to artificial human organs.

The team has been a frontrunner in the application of 3D printing technology in the motorsports world; from creating scale models for wind tunnel testing to parts for the actual car. An estimated 5 percent of the S103’s parts were 3D printed.

The car will be on show until the middle of September. More details at http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/thinktank

New French class at Library

Theatre

A new French class starts at Alvechurch Library at 9.45am on Tues Sep 27, aimed at learners wishing to improve their spoken skills with a French native speaker.

Initially running for five weeks (two hours a week), the course costs £50. Book and pay at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/adultlearning or pop in to pay by cash or cheque. More info from tutor Patrick on 07708 027372 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01905 822722 for more details or to book a space on any of the events.

* Please ask at the library for details on how you could join a course for free.

The Big Friendly Read

Children & Families

Alvechurch Library offers summer activities based on Roald Dahl in August and September, in support of The Summer Reading Challenge, The Big Friendly Read.

Firstly, on Tues Aug 16 from 2.15–3.15pm, children aged 8+ can learn how to draw the characters created by Dahl’s illustrator, Quentin Blake, and make up their own. Booking required; £1.50 per child.

Younger children can join a Roald Dahl-themed craft session on Fri Sept 2 at 2.15pm – also £1.50 per child.

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01905 822722 for more details or to book a space on any of the events.

Cricket fixtures for August

Health & Fitness

Come and watch local league cricket at Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club this summer, in the club’s 150th year:

Sat Aug 6 – 2nd XI vs Five Ways OEs
Sat Aug 13 – 1st XI vs Feckenham
Sat Aug 20 – 2nd XI vs Chaddesley Corbett
Sat Aug 27 – 2nd XI vs Kidderminster
Sun Aug 28 – Family rounders day

Free wi-fi - non-members welcome.

Family rounders day

Children & Families

“Chuck it, whack it, leg it”… Following the popularity of a family rounders day last year, Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club is inviting local families and friends to join in the fun this year on the afternoon of Sun Aug 28.

Please contact Pete Gwilliam on 07960 550884 for more details.

Alvechurch Sports & Social Club

Clubs & Societies

Alvechurch Sports & Social Club has a large Function Room available for hire.  It has a bar, choice of two stages, plenty of seating, a dance floor and a capacity of 140. 

CHARITY fund raising events enjoy FREE room hire. 

Please book early; for more details contact the Club on 0121 445 2121, visit the Facebook page and leave a message,  or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Business opportunity

General Events

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN EXTRA INCOME? DO YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS SPARE A WEEK?

To find out more about Forever Living business opportunities, please call Sally Laver on 07900248657 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

Sally can help show you how to generate an extra income around your full or part time commitments, which in turn makes you feel great and helps to pay extra bills, debts, put towards a holiday or just enjoy more time with the family doing the things you love.

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.

Jumble Sale

General Events

A Jumble Sale takes place on Sat Aug 20 in Rowney Green Village Hall from 2.30pm. All welcome.

Wednesday Worship

General Events

Wednesday Worship: On Sept 7 at 7.30pm, Alvechurch Baptist Church warmly invites you to an informal cafe-style service on the theme of “new beginnings” which includes refreshments, activities and worship.

Primrose Summer Fete

General Events

Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove hosts a Summer Fete on Sat July 16, from 12noon to 4pm.

The official opening will be performed by BBC presenter Joanne Malin, and there will also be a bouncy castle, tombola, sweets and cakes, Pimm’s, Prosecco and Tardebigge Cider, plus craft stalls, classic cars, live music and complementary therapy taster sessions.

Primrose Hospice, St Godwald’s Road, Bromsgove B60 3BW

Junior Craft Group

Children & Families

A Junior Craft Group starts at Alvechurch Library on Mon Sep 12, from 3.30–4.30pm, and will meet about once every fortnight.

An opportunity for 8-12 year olds to learn the basics of knitting, hand and machine sewing, taught by the Crafty Ladies. 50p per session to cover resources. Six places are left – get in touch if you would like to join!

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01905 822722 for more details or to book a space.

Roald Dahl workshops

Children & Families

Explore Learning offers two FREE fun literacy workshops: first, on Thurs July 28 at 2.30pm, it’s Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes (for children aged 5-7).

Then on Tues Aug 2, children aged 7-9 can learn all about The BFG.

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01905 822722 for more details or to book a space on any of the events.

Introduction to Angels

General Events

A one-off “Introduction to Angels” workshop takes place at Alvechurch Library on Fri Sep 23, 2.15pm – 4.15pm; cost £15.

Find out how to invite angels into your life and strengthen your relationship to them.

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01905 822722 for more details or to book a space.

French class at library

General Events

Alvechurch Library hopes to start a French class at 9.45am on Tues Sep 27. Please register your interest with staff or call the tutor, Patrick on 07708 027372 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Introduction to Mindfulness

General Events

An introductory taster session for Mindfulness and how you can use it to manage day-to-day stress and worry takes place at Alvechurch Library on Thurs Sep 8, 2.15 –4.15pm, and costs £8.50.

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01905 822722 for more details or to book a space.

Farewell to Alyson

General Events

Alyson Williams, library manager at Alvechurch and Wythall Libraries, is retiring in July.

Alvechurch Library will host an afternoon Tea Party on Thurs July 7 from 2pm onwards, and would very much like to see all those who have known Alyson over the years, including members of the library and those who have worked with her.

For more details, contact Sarah through the Hub on 01905 822722.

Cricket in July

General Events

Come and enjoy the cricket at Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club this summer, in the club’s 150th year:

Sat July 2 – 1st XI vs Bredon
Sat July 9 – 2nd XI vs Alveley
Sat July 16 – 1st XI vs Bromyard
Sat July 23 – 2nd XI vs Bromsgrove
Sat July 30 – 1st XI vs Lye

Bar open from 2pm - non-members welcome.

Celebrate the magic of animals

General Events

The Cinnamon Trust will hold its Animals R Magic charity event again this year at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre (Hanbury B60 4BT) on Sunday July 17, from 11am to 5pm.

The show will be opened at 11am by Significant Move, an ex-racehorse from Dr Richard Newland’s stable; now owned and loved by Aimee Rees.

Then at 1pm there will be a short visit from BBC Midlands Today presenter Joanne Malin. 

More exciting additions to the programme this year include a display of doggie dancing by Westglen Heelwork to Music Club, while old favourites like the Mid Western Gundog Society and Dogs R Us Agility Club will also be showing off their dog training skills.

Canicross Worcestershire will be demonstrating how to get started in the relatively new sport of trail running with your dogs. This is an excellent way to help you and your canine companion keep fit, and can help to build confidence and a unique bond with your dog.

Numerous animal charities will be present, providing information and advice about their valuable work.

And there is no need to leave your four-footed friend at home either – bring your dog along to join in the fun dog show, or see how fast (or slow!) it can run in the scurry. Details of the dog show and more information can be downloaded from http://www.jinneyring.co.uk

From alpacas and ferrets to donkey rides and BBQ, there will be plenty for all the family to see and do.  Entry is £2 for adults and £1 for children. Keep an eye on the Jinney Ring website for updates.

The Cinnamon Trust (Registered Charity Number: 1134680) is a unique national charity that helps elderly and terminally ill people look after their pets in their own home, and can take on the long-term care of a pet when the owner dies.

They also run two sanctuaries in Devon and in Cornwall. For more information, see http://www.cinnamon.org.uk or call 01736 757900.

Summer School

Clubs & Societies

The Bromsgrove Society is holding its annual Summer School from July 12 to 14, with six separate courses.

Day 1:  all about Georgian Bromsgrove and also The Housmans.
Day 2: The Midland Automobile Club and Shelsley Walsh is featured; and also Bromsgrove Water Mills.
Day 3: The Workhouse and poor laws in Bromsgrove; and also Frances Brett Young and The English Regional Novel.

There will be afternoon visits associated with each course. Further details can be obtained from Chris Nesbitt on 01527 877227 or visit http://www.bsoc.co.uk

Remembering Battle of the Somme

Theatre

An evening to commemorate the Centenary of the Somme will take place at the Beacon Church Centre on Thurs June 30, hosted by Rubery Drama Group as part of the Bromsgrove Festival.

Part of the nationwide commemorations of the Battle of the Somme, the evening includes:

*  Excerpts from The Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan, performed by Rubery Drama Group
*  Music by Rubery Youth Marching Band
*  Songs from WWI by Rubery Community Choir
*  Act of Commemoration

Beacon Church Centre is on Whetty Lane, Rubery, B45 9DL. For more information and to reserve your free ticket, contact Ian Ring on 01562 710231 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Village hall AGM

General Events

Alvechurch Village Hall’s Annual General Meeting takes place on Mon July 18 at 7pm, in the hall’s Committee Room.

Come along and have your say in the running of the Hall – new committee members are needed!

Charity cycle ride

Health & Fitness

A charity cycle ride in aid of Akamba Children’s Education Fund takes place on Sept 11 in the Warwickshire countryside.

Minimum entry £30, with the funds helping to feed orphans at a slum school in Kenya. There are three distances: 12, 28 or 52 miles.

Families and individuals and workplace teams are all welcome. For more info contact Alison at Acefcycleride.gmail.com

Free family events in Bromsgrove

General Events

As part of Bromsgrove Festival, the town’s High Street will be filled with FREE activities this summer for all the family to enjoy. Here are three highlights:

On Saturday July 2, the town centre will be “Alive with Music” between 10am and 4pm, with performances from local groups, bands, soloists, school and choirs (including Alvechurch Community Choir at 10.30am!)

Then on Saturday July 16, there’s all manner of family fun between 10am and 4pm, when the High Street will be buzzing with the sights and sounds of walkabout acts, pop-up performance and have-a-go art.

And on Saturday July 23 it’s “Beats on the Street”, featuring a tapestry of colour and sound with rhythms from Africa, India, Brazil and the Caribbean to get your toes tapping. Follow the music between 10am and 4pm.

For a full programme of Festival events, see http://www.bromsgrovefestival.co.uk

Fun at Finstall fete

General Events

A Summer Festival takes place at St Godwalds Church in Finstall on Sat July 2 from 11am to 2pm, promising a fun-packed day.

There will be a bouncy castle, country dancing, face painting, balloon modelling, story telling, music, games and crafts, plus cakes, scones, Pimm’s and a hog roast.

Bromsgrove Beer Festival is taking place at the nearby Rugby Club at the same time – so why not visit both and support two community events in one day?

Proceeds from the fete go to church maintenance. St Godwalds Church is on Finstall Road, B60 2EA.

Spanish classes at the library

General Events

If you have a little knowledge of speaking Spanish, a couple of places are available in Patrick’s ongoing Spanish class.

The next five-week course starts on Friday June 3 at 10.30am. Contact Patrick on 07708 027372 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

You can contact Alvechurch Library through the Hub on 01905 822722, pop into the library on the Birmingham Road or email directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Author calls into library

Art & Literature

On Sat June 18, local author Trevor Robbins will be at Alvechurch Library to talk about his latest book, Cliffhanger, from 11am–12noon.

Here’s a taster: Bill Roland occasionally takes time out of his busy legal practice to admire the view from a cliff top. One day his serenity is violently broken – a mystery man pushes him off the cliff and drives his car over the edge. Bill clings on to a bush on the cliff face and saves himself, but only just. . .

You can contact Alvechurch Library through the Hub on 01905 822722, pop into the library on the Birmingham Road or email directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Film and talk at Artrix

General Events

WORDS, the Bromsgrove group that promotes interest in the written and spoken word, presents a screening of Cathy Come Home and a talk by its producer Tony Garnett at Artrix on Sun June 5.

Tony is perhaps best known for his 13-year association with director Ken Loach. His work, starting with the seminal BBC docudrama about homelessness, Cathy Come Home, was first broadcast 50 years ago.

At 7.30pm in the Artrix Studio, Tony will reflect on the 50 years since Cathy was first shown and talk about his new book as well as his new commission to write a television play about today’s homeless.

The optional screening of Cathy Come Home precedes Tony’s talk. It will be shown in the Main House at 5.30 and is 1 hour 15 mins long. There will then be a 45-minute break with the Artrix bar open from 6.45pm.

There will be no extra charge for the film but, to comply with copyright law, only those with WORDS tickets - season or single - will be admitted.

Tickets cost £15 (students £7.50) and are available from Artrix on 01527 577330 or http://www.artrix.co.uk, or WORDS on 0121 445 3485.

Tickets will also be available in the foyer from 4.45pm.

More info at http://www.bromsgrovewords.com

Come to the cricket

Health & Fitness

Come and enjoy the cricket at Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club this summer, in the club’s 150th year:

Sat June 4 – 1st XI vs Chaddesley Corbett
Sat June 11 – 1st XI vs Coombs Wood (Euro 2016: England v Russia shown at 8pm)
Sat June 18 – 1st XI vs Redditch
Sat June 27 – 2nd XI vs Worcs Dominies

Bar open from 2pm - non-members welcome.

Health & Beauty Show

Health & Fitness

A Health & Beauty Show takes place at the Westmead Hotel, Hopwood (B48 7AL) on Sun June 26, 11am–5pm.

Local therapists and treatments, health and beauty products, plus selection of other goods. Free admission.

To apply for a stand, call 07887 526377 or see http://www.mcqpro.net

Next One Fashion Show/Sale

General Events

Alvechurch WI welcomes back the Next One Fashion Show/Sale on Fri June 24 in Alvechurch Village Hall, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm).

A ladies’ fun night with many great bargains and raffle.

Tickets £5 to include glass of wine/juice – purchase from Jenny on 01527 874055/ 07712718915 or Denise on 0121 445 3246.

Craft Fayre for the Queen

General Events

A Craft Fayre to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday takes place at Christ Church, Stourbridge Road, Catshill, on Sat June 11 from 10am–3pm.

To book a table please phone 01527 837004. Refreshments will be available.

School’s Summer Fayre

General Events

Lickey Hills Primary School and Nursery Summer Fayre is on Sat June 18, 2-4pm.

It takes place after the school Enterprise Week so pupils from each year group will have stalls selling items that they have made/grown/baked themselves, as well as usual games and a raffle.

A dramatic night

Theatre

Alvechurch Dramatic Society holds a New Members’ Night on Tuesday June 21 in Alvechurch Village Hall, from 8pm. 

The evening is a great opportunity for anyone who is 18 or over and might be interested in joining the Society to find out more about what the group does and how they might get involved. 

Whether you are interested in acting, directing, working backstage, on sound and lighting, with props and wardrobe, or helping out with publicity or front of house, all are welcome. 

This informal night will include a chance to read of part of the Society’s forthcoming pantomime. 

More information can be found by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phoning 0121 447 7071.

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