Coming up at Artix

Comedy, music and family events at Bromsgrove’s arts centre.

As the silly season approaches, Artrix is hosting a double bill of comedy on Saturday 25th July when two top comics try out their material before they head off to next month’s Edinburgh Festival.

Kevin Day is one of the most in-demand comedy writers in the UK, having worked on a number of hit panel shows including Have I Got News For You and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Patrick Morris is one of the most exciting young stand-ups on the comedy circuit. Having started at 19,he’s gone from strength to strength. This is an unmissable opportunity to see some of the UK’s hottest comedy talents in action.

Kevin Day and Patrick Morris are performing in the Artrix Studio on Saturday 25th July at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £12.00

The Paperboys are renowned for their energetic live performances and have wowed festival goers the world over.

In a mid-nineties music scene in Vancouver dominated by flannel and grunge, singer Tom Landa had a vision of forming a group that fused folk, Celtic and bluegrass music. Nowadays, they dig deep into Tom’s Mexican heritage and his richly expressive vocals are backed by a combination of whistle, flute, banjo, percussion, guitar and the jarana, a small Mexican guitar.

The Paperboys are performing at Artrix on Sunday 26th July at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £14.00

With the summer holidays fast approaching, Artrix Theatre in Bromsgrove has two wonderful childrens’ theatre productions to help keep those little people in your lives entertained.

Based on the much loved book by Dr Seuss, The Cat in the Hat is a lively and engaging show for young children.

Sophie has always wanted a pet but her mum keeps saying no so one day she goes to the shop and buys herself… a monster! A very BIG baby monster! Blunderbus presents My Pet Monster of Me, a monster of a show which bursts into life with an irresistible blend of music, puppetry and high energy storytelling for little monsters aged 3-7 and their grown-ups.

The Cat In the Hat is at Artrix on Monday 27th July at 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm and 11.00 am and 1.00 pm on Tuesday 28th July. My Pet Monster and Me is on Friday 7th August at 2.00 pm. Tickets for Cat in the Hat cost £12.00 (£8.00 under 16s) and tickets for My Pet Monster and Me cost £10.00 or £8.00 for under 16s. All performances are part of Artrix’ Family Fun Festival which has events running throughout July and August.

Tickets for all events are available from the box office on 01527 577330 or online at