Lakefest announces Battle of the Bands

Redditch Advertiser: Lakefest announces Battle of the Bands

1:44pm Friday 22nd November 2013

This year Lakefest, the annual music and watersports festival near Tewkesbury, is launching a competition for unsigned or upcoming bands.

Story of Nanki-Poo comes to the Swan

2:40pm Tuesday 9th October 2012

THE Faithful City will receive its second royal ‘visitor’ this month as the Worcester Gilbert and Sullivan Society perform The Mikado.

Comedy, music and drama all in one jam-packed week

Redditch Advertiser: EXCITING: The National Dance Company Wales will perform three different pieces.

2:40pm Monday 8th October 2012

A VARIED programme of comedy, music and dance is taking place at The Courtyard.

Quartet return for club's 110th season

Redditch Advertiser: CLASSICS: The Endellion String Quartet return to Malvern this month for the start of Malvern Concert Club’s 110th season.

10:00am Tuesday 18th September 2012

THE Endellion String Quartet return to Malvern this month for the start of Malvern Concert Club’s 110th season.

Max Clifford's big night

8:30am Wednesday 12th September 2012

AN evening of entertainment and music could help to keep the floodwaters at bay in three villages.

Evening of music in store at old abbey

2:40pm Tuesday 11th September 2012

AN evening of Americana will kickstart the life of a newly-refurbished venue later this month.

Film screenings

8:30am Tuesday 11th September 2012

THE Market Theatre in Ledbury is hosting two film screenings in the first half of this month.

Community cast

5:00pm Monday 10th September 2012

A CALL has gone out for actors to help complete the cast of a production at Herefordshire’s centre for the arts.

Home after road trip

Redditch Advertiser: Robinson

11:27am Friday 27th May 2011

WORCESTER must seem small after the vast expanses of the States, but Robinson are certainly excited to be home.

Noisy nights ahead

Redditch Advertiser: Crowds at last year's performance of a Midsummer Night's Dream

11:19am Friday 27th May 2011

IT is not clear whether it is a measure of the British strength of character or the brilliance of Worcester’s outdoor Shakespeare production which means it is back for its fifth year.

"We kind of clicked"

Redditch Advertiser: Rebel City Radio

5:36pm Friday 6th May 2011

MOST acknowledge the music industry has changed almost beyond recognition in the past few years.

Secrets of our success

Redditch Advertiser: Paul Turvey as Aladdin with Louise Bent as the Princess in PODS award-winning show

5:28pm Friday 6th May 2011

THERE is something quite impressive about being nominated for two awards for two different productions when you only do two productions a year.

Big Chill hots up as global superstar joins bill

Redditch Advertiser: EX LED ZEPPELIN: Robert Plant is to play the Big Chill Festival with Kanye West and Katy Perry

12:10pm Tuesday 19th April 2011

THE line-up for this year’s Big Chill Festival has been revealed.

Billy bought to life

12:22pm Friday 15th April 2011

BEING one of the select few allowed to produce an amateur version of a hit West End musical is stressful.

More than just blues

Redditch Advertiser: More than just blues

12:17pm Friday 15th April 2011

THE Upton Blues Festival will celebrate its 10th year with a swinging selection of the best blues musicians around.

Thank You For The Music

4:50pm Monday 11th April 2011

Cheltenham Racecourse is playing host to big name live music and comedy events in their amazing auditorium The Centaur, and we’re giving away 50 pairs of tickets, each pair worth £40, to the Thank You For The Music live spectacular.

Jazz by the river

Redditch Advertiser: Organiser Pat Holly and sponsor Darren Blindert

9:37am Friday 8th April 2011

THE idea of a jazz night by Worcester’s river seems so obvious, you rather wonder why someone hasn’t thought of it before.

Dolly's no daydream

Redditch Advertiser: Ann Mayor as Dolly and Bruce Wyatt as Horace Vandergelder

9:13am Friday 8th April 2011

ANN Mayor has become better known in recent years for her star turns in Worcester’s pantos, so it may be surprising to some she’s taken on the lead role in WODS’ Hello, Dolly!.

A different sound

Redditch Advertiser: The Nightshift

11:04am Friday 1st April 2011

IT’S hard to describe the sound of one of Worcester’s newest bands, The Night Shift.

Local band to open for the Hoosiers

Redditch Advertiser: SJS

10:59am Friday 1st April 2011

IT’S not every teenage band which gets to open for The Hoosiers.

Cast away to India

Redditch Advertiser: Lynn Farleigh as Miss Havisham (photo by Robert Day)

10:52am Friday 1st April 2011

IT is one of Dickens'’s best loved novels: the story of the orphan from the countryside who becomes a gentleman thanks to an unknown benefactor.

Blues is back

Redditch Advertiser: Simon "Honeyboy" Hickling (Alan White Photos)

4:54pm Sunday 20th March 2011

A FAMILY day which brings the best of blues to the county is back for a third year.

Too big for Bolshoi

Redditch Advertiser: Too big for Bolshoi

4:49pm Sunday 20th March 2011

EVERYONE knows ballet dancers are petite little things, with limbs which look as if they might snap in a slightly over-enthusiastic gust of wind.

Join the Friday night guild

Redditch Advertiser: Join the Friday night guild

5:32pm Friday 11th March 2011

ESCAPE the mundane in Worcester's beautiful Guildhall with a series of new concerts.

Monster of a play

Redditch Advertiser: Monster of a play

1:44pm Friday 11th March 2011

Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein at London’s National Theatre has attracted huge amounts of attention.

Jennifer has the moves

Redditch Advertiser: Jennifer has the moves

9:54am Monday 14th February 2011

THE search is over for the choreographer who will lead an innovative dance project in Worcestershire.

We'll make it to the top

Redditch Advertiser: We'll make it to the top

9:43am Monday 14th February 2011

TWO of Worcester’s rising stars have just returned from a masterclass money could not buy.

Arias from an acclaimed opera co.

Redditch Advertiser: London Festival Opera: A Night at the Opera

10:10am Sunday 19th December 2010

THE highly acclaimed London Festival Opera company will perform show-stopping arias when they visit Worcestershire.

From Dylan Thomas to Fireman Sam

Redditch Advertiser: Splice Productions take a fresh look at Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood

5:00pm Saturday 18th December 2010

The Courtyard’s new season features rock and roll to Ruddygore.

Five ways to hit the big time in 2011

Redditch Advertiser: CAUSING A STIR: Axis Mundi who played Surface Unsigned's Birmingham show

3:00pm Friday 17th December 2010

WITH a new year on the horizon Worcestershire bands are being given top tips on how to make it.

Is this the real Bard?

Redditch Advertiser: Bad Bard: George Dillion as 16th century playboy Edward de Vere

12:40pm Friday 17th December 2010

THE scandalous life of a 16th century playboy who many believe to be the real William Shakespeare is being staged in Worcestershire.

Non stop music for Malvern

11:20am Friday 17th December 2010

A 12 hour music marathon will raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Bravo, Encore - youngsters' make their debut

9:35am Friday 17th December 2010

YOUNGSTERS from Encore Theatre Academy performed their end-of-term show earlier this month.

Driven by a dream

Redditch Advertiser: Driven by a dream

7:50am Thursday 25th November 2010

SHE has only been singing for a year but Worcester’s Carly has serious pop potential.

Former Poozie fronts the Joni Mitchell Project

12:00pm Wednesday 24th November 2010

A CAPTIVATING tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell is coming to Colwall Village Hall.

Naked Remedy will be on same bill as Weller

Redditch Advertiser: Naked ambition: Tom Callinswood, Dave Small and Nav Sahota

11:50pm Tuesday 23rd November 2010

A WORCESTER band will play for 15,000 people when they support legendary musician Paul Weller.

Hectic time for Helme

Redditch Advertiser: Hectic time for Helme

4:30pm Tuesday 23rd November 2010

FORMER Seahorses frontman Chris Helme is at the Marr’s Bar in Worcester this Thursday night.

Musical magic from MMTG

Redditch Advertiser: Christmas time: Midland Musical Theatre Group in action

3:10pm Tuesday 23rd November 2010

GLAMOROUS costumes and glitzy dance steps – it must be the Midlands Musical Theatre Group’s annual Christmas show.

Is a life of crime for hapless robbers

Redditch Advertiser: Life of crime: Thick as Thieves

11:00am Tuesday 23rd November 2010

AN acclaimed comedy about hapless robbers who discover that a life of crime is not all it is cracked up to be is being staged in Bromsgrove.

New and old transatlantic folk

Redditch Advertiser: Good folk: Dan Cassidy and James Hickman are at the Hatch, Lindridge, tonight.

10:50am Tuesday 23rd November 2010

TRANSATLANTIC folk and roots duo James Hickman and Dan Cassidy are performing on the Worcestershire border.

Big Chill Festvival founder steps down

Redditch Advertiser: Flashback: Big Chill 2010

8:48am Tuesday 23rd November 2010

THE woman who brought the Big Chill festival to Herefordshire has resigned from her post.

X Factor's Treyc hit the high notes

Redditch Advertiser: X Factor's contestant Treyc Cohen impressing the crowd at Tramps in Worcester

12:04pm Tuesday 16th November 2010

X-FACTOR’S Treyc Cohen impressed when she was in Worcester last night and tickets to see Aiden Grimshaw are already selling fast.

Discover the magic and music of African culture

Redditch Advertiser: Afrodisiac is an innovative new touring production, devised by composer Charlie Barber.

2:28pm Monday 25th October 2010

A MUSICAL celebration coming to Malvern Theatres will explore ritual and magic in African cultures.

Seductive style from 1940s throwback

Redditch Advertiser: Earl Oakin is on the way to Evesham

1:50pm Monday 25th October 2010

A MAN well known for his languorous style and seductive voice is visiting Evesham Arts Centre.

One-day drama class - free for all

2:40pm Sunday 24th October 2010

FREE drama workshops are being held across Herefordshire.

Alice in Wonderland auditions

10:20am Sunday 24th October 2010

AUDITIONS for the Malvern Theatre Players’ production of Alice in Wonderland take place this month (Oct).

Hazy memories at the Market Theatre

Redditch Advertiser: Cast of LADS Dancing at Lughnasa

11:10am Saturday 23rd October 2010

A STORY of ephemeral memory is being staged by Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society.

Jamming for Oxfam

Redditch Advertiser: Oxjam line up: Tallulah Fix are due to play

10:30am Friday 22nd October 2010

BANDS from across the two counties are joining forces to fight against poverty.

Poignant tales from the female perspective

Redditch Advertiser: Vagina Monologues: In Worcester this month

6:10am Friday 22nd October 2010

AN ever popular theatre show that celebrates the female perspective is back at the Swan Theatre in Worcester this autumn.

Theatre lovers are part of the action thanks to live broadcasts

Redditch Advertiser: Rory Kinner as Hamlet. Being broadcast live on December 9. Photograph by Johan Persson (C)

2:40pm Thursday 21st October 2010

LIVE broadcasts are not the same as a night at the opera, but they are giving local audiences a chance to be part of the action.

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