A fantastic musical concert is taking place at St Michael’s Church, Brierley Hill this Saturday at 7.30 pm. Viva Musica will be performing variety of popular, classical, and modern songs.
Since its formation 20 years ago, Viva Musica has established itself as one of the leading chores in the West Midlands. With over 70 mixed voices it has earned and enviable reputation for performing a wide range of classical, religious, modern and popular music in a variety of venues across the Midlands and beyond.
What an amazing afternoon. Brierley Hall Civic Hall was alive with the sound of Brierley Hillness!
110 dancers from four local schools joined Buzz Youth Theatre in a one-off spectacular which traced the story of a Brierley Hill family from the 1930s to present day; changes in the family mirrored by the changing landscape of Brierley Hill and iconic buildings past and present.
Dudley Performing Arts worked with children from Belle Vue Primary School, Blanford Mere Primary School, Quarry Bank Primary School and Withymoor Primary School as part of the Brierley Hillness project being run until the end of April.
Audience feedback included:
“Very positive and encouraging to see the enthusiasm of Brierley Hill children and how they have embraced the heritage of Brierley Hill and made it their own”.
“Fantastic. It is ALL my daughter has talked about for weeks – she has learnt a great deal too”
For those of you who missed it, the ‘film version’ of One Boy, One Town, One Big Idea! is coming to the small screen in Artspace, Mill Street on 7th April. Spaces are limited so please reserve a seat by email: Brierley.firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 07866 404885.
Ned Williams will be launching his new book – “Brierley Hill, Round Oak, Harts Hill, Level Street, Merry Hill, Quarry Bank, Mill Street, The Delph, Silver End and Hawbush” (as Ned says, possibly the longest book title ever!) – on Friday 4th March 2011 at Bank Street Methodist Church starting at 7pm.
Come and inspect the book, meet the author etc….
Refreshments and “surprise items”!
This book covers the eastern end of the town centre, Round Oak, Harts Hill, Level Street, Merry Hill, Quarry Bank, Mill Street, The Delph, Silver End and Hawbush.
The Mount Pleasant Local History Group is now starting work on the next book in this series: “Brierley Hill at Work”. If you worked in Brierley Hill and would like to be interviewed for this project – do please get in touch. (We want to meet people who did many different kinds of work.)