Viva Musica – St Michaels’ Church, Saturday 11th June 2011, 7.30pm

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.

Civic Society presents ‘Historic Brierley Hill’, Monday 16th May, 5.30pm

Please find the agenda for the next meeting of the Civic Society to take place at St Michael’s Church, Brierley Hill on Monday 16th May 2011 commencing at 5.30pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Our guest speaker is Pete Boland who will be talking about the historic environment in Brierley Hill, and this should be a terrific event. I look forward to seeing you on 16th. Continue reading Civic Society presents ‘Historic Brierley Hill’, Monday 16th May, 5.30pm

You chance to see One Boy, One Town, One Big Idea – Thursday 7th April, Artspace, Mill Street, Brierley Hill

If you missed this exciting performance at Brierley Hill Civic Centre, now is the chance to see the small screen version.  Free screening of the movie of the play!

National Youth Theatre in Brierley Hill March Newsletter

There are so many brilliant opportunities to get involved with this month, with Free workshops every single week for any young person interested in drama aged 14-25.

Please pass on to your contacts as we have some great drama workshops scheduled in.

We also have the launch of ‘Talking to Tallman’ our Knife Crime Awareness Programme, Playing Up 1’s informal sharing of work and hopefully the intake audition results will be out very soon.

Please have a read and drop me an email with any queries at

March 2011

Pictures of One Boy, One Town, One Big City at the Civic Hall on 18 February

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: or by telephone: 07866 404885.

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Ned Williams NEW Brierley Hill book launch – 4th March, 7pm, Bank Street Methodist Church

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.)

Celebrate Brierley Hill in February, March and April with the Brierley Hillness Project

English Heritage has announced a exciting series of talks, films and presentations about Brierley Hill which will run during February and March:

Thursday, 24 February, 19:00

Brierley Hill’s Historic Landscape – Illustrated Talk by Pete Boland, Conservation officer Dudley MBC

Thursday, 1o March, 19:00

Remembering Road Oak Steel Works – illustrated talk and performance with Steve Field and Brendan Hawthorne

Wednesday, 16 March, 19:00

The Brierley Hill Project presents…Verbal Eyes – performance

Thursday, 24 March, 19:00

Ned Williams : Brierley Hill Past and Present – Illustrated Talk

Tuesday, 5 April, 19:00

One Boy. One Town. One Big Deal – Film Screening, Dudley Performing Arts

Thursday, 14 April

The Future of Brierley Hill Town Centre – Illustrated talk and consultation, Nicki Dale and Rachel Gandolfi of Dudley Planning Department.

To read or download the promotional leaflet, click here Continue reading Celebrate Brierley Hill in February, March and April with the Brierley Hillness Project