All-round family fun in Bromsgrove.
Artrix in Bromsgrove has a long-standing reputation for being one of the top comedy venues in the UK and this autumn sees a trio of female stand-up acts taking to the Artrix stage.
Star of BBC2’s Mock The Week and Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, Ellie Taylor deals with that pesky bit of marriage known as monogamy in her new show Infidelliety. Zoe Lyons is also hitting the road with her brand new show Little Misfit in a year that has seen her appear at Live at the Apollo and on The John Bishop Show. In Stick or Twist, Kerry Godliman delivers her straight talking brand of quick wit and bewilderment and deals with some of life’s anomalies. Why is there a Buddha at the garden centre and why does she need to go and collect her children’s teeth from the dentist?
Ellie Taylor is at Artrix on Saturday 1st October at 8.00 pm and tickets are £12 (£10 over 60s and students). Kerry Godliman performs on Saturday 8th October at 7.30 pm and tickets are £13.50. Zoe Lyons is at Artrix on Thursday 27th October at 8.00 pm and tickets are £14.00.
Families are invited to a very special Fun Palace day at Artrix on Sunday 2nd October from 10.30am. Fun Palaces are about creating and making together, they are places where arts and science, fun and learning meet.
In the Wonderland Fun Palace at Artrix you’ll be able to take part in drop-in craft activities in the foyer, adults and children alike can make something to take home with them. In Artrix’s new café there will be a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with delicious cakes and perhaps some magical potions to drink! Mad Science will be coming along with a special Mad Hatter-themed studio show at 11am and 12 noon and the day continues with a screening of the classic film Alice in Wonderland (U) in the cinema at 1pm.
Artrix Engagement Co-Ordinator TC Peppercorn commented: “Last year’s Fun Palace event attracted hundreds of eager children and adults who dressed up and joined in with a great day. We know that this year’s will be even better as we have our new café open with delicious cakes and sandwiches. So come along and make a day of it!”
Both adults and children are encouraged to dress up in Alice in Wonderland costumes and come along for a truly magical family fun day.
Some top quality family film and theatre plus a Diwali Family Fun Day are topping the bill at Artrix Arts Centre in Bromsgrove this half-term.
In Don’t Dribble on the Dragon, which is based on Steven Lee’s fabulous new book, Tom is a toddler who just can’t stop dribbling. Needless to say his older, cooler, brother isn’t too impressed. Can Tom’s secret dragon help him stop his salivary slobbering? This family theatre show, which is at Artrix on Saturday 22nd October is recommended for youngsters aged 2 or above.
Shark in the Park is a fin-tastic family musical based on Nick Sharrat’s popular books. Join Timothy and his family for three exciting adventures on Tuesday 25th October. Suitable for ages 2-7 years old.
It’s Roald Dahl’s centenary this year and The BFG which is screening at Artrix Cinema on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th October is based on one his best-loved books.
As part of the UK-wide Family Arts Festival, Artrix will be hosting a Diwali Family Fun Day on Sunday 23rd October. Diwali, which is the Festival of Lights, is celebrated annually by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists. To mark the occasion, Artrix will be hosting performances of Indian dance and music and there will be a chance to try themed crafts and Indian food. This event is run in partnership with Bromsgrove’s Indian Community Forum and Bromsgrove District Council.
Don’t Dribble on the Dragon is at Artrix on Saturday 22nd October at 2.00 pm. Tickets cost £11.00 (£9.00 under 16s).
Shark in the Park is at Artrix on Tuesday 25th October at 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm. Tickets cost £11.50 (£9.50 under 6s). Family tickets are £35.00.
The BFG is screening at Artrix Cinema on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th October at 2.00 pm. Tickets are £4.50 each.
Diwali Family Fun Day will be at Artrix on Sunday 23rd October between 10.30 am and 3.00 pm. Entry is free but there will be a small charge for some activities.
Fans of Pokemon Go and computer games are in for a treat when WiFi Wars comes to Artrix later this month. This interactive show will set challenges, games and quizzes for the audience who will compete against each other on their smartphones and tablets for prizes.
The show was created by the team behind Go 8-Bit, which is currently screening on Dave on Monday nights. This show is suitable for any games enthusiast aged 11 upwards.
WiFi Wars is at Artrix on Thursday 29th September at 7.00 pm. Tickets cost £15.00 (£13.00 over 60s and students)
All tickets are available from the box office on 01527 577330 or on www.artrix.co.uk
Following an extensive refurbishment, the Artrix Café, which opened at the School Drive venue in May, has launched a new menu. With the addition of new equipment and a kitchen rebuild, the café has expanded its menu to include freshly made sandwiches, hot meals on toast, jacket potatoes and salads.
The café and foyer area is also being used to host weekend and early evening performances such as Comedy with Cake and Licensed to Rhyme, a new monthly spoken word event.
Vicky Cieciora, Artrix’s General Manager said: “We’re delighted with the café and kitchen upgrade and we’ve already had some very good feedback from our audiences. We’d like to thank all the local businesses who donated equipment or put in time to make this project possible.”
The Artrix Café is open Monday to Friday 11 am-2 pm and on Saturday from 10 am-4 pm. Group lunches can be pre-ordered for Monday to Fridays on 07494 450303.