Tag: music

The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan

An open air production of the Story of Gilbert and Sullivan from the Birmingham Savoyards. The ever popular G&S makes a very welcome addition to our events this year.

In Edwardian times our Gardens were full of musical activities… no doubt there were some G&S tunes among them. How lovely to have some echoes of those elegant days.

W S Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan’s collaboration brought us well known comic operettas such as The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and The Gondoliers, the concert itself will be narrated by actors playing the parts of Messrs Gilbert and Sullivan, using songs from all 14 of their operas to illustrate their highly successful, if often stormy partnership. The selection offers something for everyone – from old familiar favourites to seldom-heard surprises.

The show takes place on the afternoon of  Heritage Open Days on our site. You could spend the morning touring the buildings and Gardens, have lunch and spend a joyful afternoon with G&S.

Theatre tickets on sale below.

Why not buy an all day ticket combining the tours of Church, Hall and Gardens with your afternoon theatre ticket? These will be on sale soon – please indicate your interest on checkout

Pop-up cafe with music on the Lawn

Relaxed afternoons in the Gardens … a little time to ‘take time for me’. a pop-up cafe from local, artisan and quality food businesses and some live music to chill out

This month we are delighted to welcome the award winning Indian takeaway specialists ‘Chutney Express‘.
Based in Castle Bromwich, they have in just four years been crowned King of Curries in the West Midlands and been national finalists twice for the national Curry awards.

Meet them and try some of their yummy food in our relaxed pop-up cafe.
Dave – who is also one of our Garden guides, will be providing some gentle background guitar music too.
Good prices, good food and good company .
Usual Garden entry prices 

West Midlands Light Orchestra

Enjoy the Big Band sound from West Midlands Light Orchestra. WMLO have delighted our audiences for quite a few years now, we’re really pleased to welcome them back again this month.

Great tunes that we’re all familiar with, some lovely singers and much very excellent playing.

Bring a picnic and chill out on the lawns. … bring a sunshade that doubles as an umbrella, you never know… We just carry on

Gardens open from 12.30.

Performance from 2 ish.. approx

Tickets (£8) available online, here, in advance or on the door on the day.

Music and Tea on the Lawn – Afternoons for relaxing

A new series of gentle, relaxed afternoons where you can take full advantage of the Gardens for some ‘me-time’.
We’ve asked some of the best local or artisan food businesses to run a one day pop-up cafe in the Orangery at the Gardens.
This month you can try some truly luscious cakes made by Bakes and Bits.
They currently operate in the city centre but hail originally from Castle Bromwich.

To put the ‘cherry on the cake’ of your afternoon experience we are also offering aspiring local musicians a chance to entertain our visitors while they chill and chomp on their cupcakes. We may not have a bandstand.. but we’ll have handpicked buskers to bathe your ears.
Good prices, good food and good company ..

Usual Garden entry prices
PS – We are still offering music slots – contact us if you are interested in knowing more
(Sun May 21st, Sat June 17th , Sat. July 8th & Sun July 23rd)

1940s Weekend

Another weekend full of nostalgia, stories, music and vintage fun.

Seriously good entertainment from Kevin Mack, George Formby Experience, Harmony Belle and many others.

Re-enactors from the home front: Penny Skivvy, Victory Belles WI, Bevan Boys. Reminders of the fighting forces: Pathfinders, Red Caps and many many more.

Vehicles, encampments and vintage sales.

Get your hair done 40s style (KDB Vintage Hairstyling), try on some frocks…

Enjoy cakes, ale (from the hotel bar) and hog roast.

Fun for all the Family.

Buy your tickets on the door. Normal everyday entry prices to the Gardens. See HERE

 

Please note: The Saturday night dance is ticketed separately. I’m afraid we’re all sold out!

 

Pop in for pop-up food and music…

A new series of gentle, relaxed afternoons where you can take full advantage of the Gardens for some ‘me-time’.
We’ve asked some of the best local or artisan food businesses to run a one day pop-up cafe in the Orangery at the Gardens.
This month (May 21st) you can try some truly luscious cakes made by Bakes and Bits.
They currently operate in the city centre but hail originally from Castle Bromwich.

To put the ‘cherry on the cake’ of your afternoon experience we are also offering aspiring local musicians a chance to entertain our visitors while they chill and chomp on their cupcakes. We may not have a bandstand.. but we’ll have handpicked buskers to bathe your ears.
Good prices, good food and good company ..

Usual Garden entry prices
PS – We are still offering music slots – contact us if you are interested in knowing more
(Sun May 21st, Sat June 17th , Sat. July 8th & Sun July 23rd)