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Contemporary blues come to Bromsgrove

Droitwich Advertiser: (5509386)

11:10am Sunday 20th April 2014

TWO-piece band Babajack are fast becoming one of the most sought after bands on the blues/roots/ acoustic circuits in the UK as well as Europe.

70s band can’t get by without you

Droitwich Advertiser: (5509622)

8:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

BACK on the road for more scintillating live shows in 2014, Liverpool based soul band The Real Thing mark an incredible 40 years in the business.

Unusual twists add to intrigue

8:04pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Review – DIAL M FOR MURDER at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, April 14 to Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Take part in 'One Direction the Musical'

Droitwich Advertiser: Olivia Brown with her One Direction heroes

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FANS of One Direction will have the opportunity to live the life of the famous boy band this Easter, by taking part in ‘One Direction the Musical’ at a workshop in Barnt Green.

Looking for something fun?

10:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS looking for something fun to do during the Easter break are in luck.

Folk band Whalebone return to Feckenham

Droitwich Advertiser: (5392428)

1:50pm Monday 14th April 2014

RETURNING to Feckenham this weekend by popular demand is the rootsy, rocky, folky band Whalebone.

Invitation to Alvechurch's Party in the Park

3:10pm Friday 11th April 2014

THOSE looking for a nice day out in Alvechurch are welcome to come along to the village's annual Party in the Park.

Coach operator wins applause from Alcester choir

Droitwich Advertiser: Alcester Male Voice Choir with their Johnsons coach

10:10am Friday 11th April 2014

A COACH company has got into gear and been praised by Alcester Male Voice Choir for its support during the group's 40th Anniversary Gala Concert.

The Bard will be celebrated all around

6:11pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CELEBRATIONS will kick off soon for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.

Wrong tongues and action...

Droitwich Advertiser: CHAOS REIGNS: Members of the cast of The Play That Goes Wrong getting things wrong!

6:08pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE next play to go on stage at Malvern’s Festival Theatre is likely to produce a calamitous evening!

Giggle time for the very young

6:03pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THEATRICAL performances for children aged three and under are included in the Easter attractions offered for all the family by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Feast of films at Artrix

Droitwich Advertiser: (5268570)

4:50pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THIS April sees a host of films coming to Bromsgrove's Artrix cinema.

A confection of cake, charm and comedy

Droitwich Advertiser: (5270351)

8:40am Thursday 10th April 2014

LOVEABLE comedian Patrick Monahan is renowned for his superb anecdotes and this has gained him popularity on TV shows such as Comedy Annual, Daybreak, Loose Women, and even The Wright Stuff.

Food review - Bromsgrove Pizza Express

Droitwich Advertiser: Just some of the delectable new dishes on offer.

3:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

SURELY there is more to life than just sandwiches, writes the Advertiser's David Searle.

Theatrical treat

Droitwich Advertiser: ON THE CASE: Robert Powell plays Hercule Poirot in Black Coffee at Malvern along with Liza Goddard.

12:55pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Review – BLACK COFFEE at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, April 7 to Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Rare chance to see a much praised Oscar winner

Droitwich Advertiser: The Great Beauty

12:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THERE is a rare chance to see a much praised Oscar winner at Feckenham’s Community Cinema this Friday.

Theatre group awarded £28,400 for project investigating the industrial heritage of Redditch

1:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

REDDITCH-based Jestaminute Community Theatre has been awarded a grant of £28,400 by the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting project investigating the industrial heritage of Redditch.

Suggs' life in words and music

Droitwich Advertiser: Stuart McClymont (5090004)

1:50pm Friday 4th April 2014

HE has just turned 50, his kids have left home, and his cat just died - and that’s just the start.

Open All Hours at Redditch's Palace Theatre

Droitwich Advertiser: Open All Hours at Redditch's Palace Theatre

2:40pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

WHAT does a theatre director do when he wants to perform the much loved British classic Open All Hours but a script doesn't exist?

Alcester Grammar School concert set for Stratford

12:50pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

ALCESTER Grammar School's three school choirs and concert orchestra will present a programme of British music at Stratford Civic Hall next week.

Nando's spreads its wings in Redditch

Droitwich Advertiser: (5015886)

10:10am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

AS part of the development of the Kingfisher Shopping Centre’s new leisure quarter, The Hub, Nando’s has officially opened its doors to hungry residents.

Alcester Musical Theatre Company celebrates 50th anniversary

2:50pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

ALCESTER Musical Theatre Company is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a spectacular music concert that will include all of your favourite music from the movies.

Vibrant night!

11:46am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Review – DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, March 31 to Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Coping with the scars of war

Droitwich Advertiser: The military members of the cast of Charlie F.

11:41am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Review – THE TWO WORLDS OF CHARLIE F at the Forum Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, March 31 to Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Is this a dagger?

5:46pm Monday 31st March 2014

THE Royal Shakespeare Company’s prop store is the focus of a new exhibition by the Bristol-based Stand + Stare Collective which is due to open in early April.

Instantly recognisable

Droitwich Advertiser: ON THE CASE: Robert Powell plays Hercule Poirot in Black Coffee at Malvern along with Liza Goddard.

5:41pm Monday 31st March 2014

ONE of the world’s most recognisable fictional detectives is due to arrive in the county next week when he will be played by one of Britain’s most instantly recognisable actors.

Band releases new single with special instore show

Droitwich Advertiser: Thirteen Shots

2:40pm Monday 31st March 2014

TO celebrate the release of their new single a Redditch-based band will be playing a very special instore show at Death Or Glory Records in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre.

A night of action packed drama comes to Redditch

Droitwich Advertiser: (4914426)

3:10pm Sunday 30th March 2014

CHAMPIONSHIP wrestling, complete with bodyslams, sparkly costumes and audience participation, is coming to Redditch.

Dramatic ballet comes to the Palace

Droitwich Advertiser: (4935931)

1:30pm Sunday 30th March 2014

A DRAMATIC re-telling of Hans Christian Anderson’s all-time favourite story of the Little Mermaid will be coming to Redditch's Palace Theatre.

Are you full of AIR?

12:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

VISUAL artists of all forms and experience levels will have the chance to get involved with the latest project from the Arts in Redditch (AIR) Network.

See bodies in their natural format at Redditch Library

Droitwich Advertiser: Artrist Joanne Ellson in her studio.

10:30am Saturday 29th March 2014

A REDDITCH artist will be holding her first exhibition at Redditch Library this month.

Could be another winner

11:38pm Friday 28th March 2014

Review – ETERNAL LOVE at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Tuesday, March 25 to Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Rogue teacher provides grist for the mill

Droitwich Advertiser: (4877228)

4:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

FORMER school teacher Mark Grist became an overnight sensation when he posted a film on the internet of him defeating a teenage grime artist in a rap battle.

Malcolm Stent brings Brummie laughs to Studley

10:10am Wednesday 26th March 2014

ONE of the Midland's favourite comedians is making his return to Studley, bringing his brummie spirit along with him.

Unsigned Redditch singer set to play at the LG Arena

Droitwich Advertiser: (4832482)

1:40pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

AN unsigned Redditch singer is set to play at the LG Arena alongside stars such as Lawson and Union J.

Autism friendly screening of Muppets Most Wanted

Droitwich Advertiser: (4822047)

10:30am Tuesday 25th March 2014

AS part of Vue Redditch's monthly sensory-friendly screenings the cinema, in the Kingfisher Centre, will be showing the much anticipated Muppets Most Wanted.

Go on a journey with Aim

Droitwich Advertiser: Kevin Hunton, Aims director, and Lauren Francis, a member and performer in Aim get ready for Odyssey 2

5:50pm Monday 24th March 2014

REDDITCH residents are being invited to go on an adventure as Aim Theatre, part of the Palace Youth Theatre, put on their latest performance.

Multi award winning comedian Rob comes to Redditch

Droitwich Advertiser: (4811985)

1:10pm Monday 24th March 2014

THE multi award winning comedian Rob Beckett has extended his national tour due to outstanding demand – and will be coming to Redditch's Palace Theatre.

Magical theatre at Feckenham Village Hall

Droitwich Advertiser: Magical theatre at Feckenham Village Hall

10:20am Saturday 22nd March 2014

MASK theatre is an unusual and demanding art so Feckenham Village Hall is delighted to welcome the country’s acknowledged front runner in this field.

Worcestershire middle schools' poetry slam final

Droitwich Advertiser: (4725552)

3:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

THE final of the middle schools' Poetry Slam, organised by former poet laureate Giovanni Esposito and supported by Worcestershire County Council's arts team is taking place this April.

Celebrating Shakespeare

Droitwich Advertiser: 450TH BIRTHDAY: William Shakespeare's birth will be celebrated in April.

1:24pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

THIS year is Shakespeare’s 450th birthday and to mark the occasion The Royal Shakespeare Company will celebrate it with a spectacular firework display on Wednesday, April 23, which is the Bard’s actual birthday, and a variety of special events.

New attractions

1:21pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

THIS year’s annual Royal Three Counties Show will feature two new attractions.

Best beach by far

Droitwich Advertiser: PRIDE OF NORFOLK: Holkham Beach.

1:18pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

HOLKHAM in North Norfolk has been voted best beach in the UK in the largest ever survey of British travel writers and editors.

Pass the yellow gloves...

11:55am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Review – THE DISHWASHERS at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, March 17 to Saturday, March 22, 2014.

NEW College music students organise gig for SADS UK

Droitwich Advertiser: Kate Rose, Sam Caseley, Ben Henderson and David Taylor prepare for the concert

4:30pm Sunday 16th March 2014

SECOND year music technology students at NEW College are organising a concert in aid of cardiac charity SADS UK.

Residents invited to rock 'n' roll party

Droitwich Advertiser: (4615466)

3:50pm Saturday 15th March 2014

FANS of Buddy Holly are being urged not to miss a very special show at Reddich's Palace Theatre.

Alcester Singers prepare for anniversary gala

11:50am Saturday 15th March 2014

TO celebrate 40 years of heavenly singing Alcester Male Choir will be performing a gala concert at Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

Fancy your chances in pub quiz?

10:30am Saturday 15th March 2014

FOLLOWING an extremely successful 2013, which saw more than £7,000 raised for local charities, the Astwood Bank Carnival committee is already busy planning a number of events for 2014.

Family relationships fascinate

10:51pm Friday 14th March 2014

Review – KINDERTRANSPORT at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Tuesday, March 11 to Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Music lovers invited to attend relaunched young musicians competition

Droitwich Advertiser: COMPETITION: Townsfolk are being invited to this year's Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Competition being held in April. SP

7:20am Friday 14th March 2014

MUSIC lovers are being urged to get their tickets for a relaunched competition featuring talented young musicians.








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