Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Monday, 23 March 2015

Artrix - 10th Birthday Celebrations

2015 look set to be an exciting year for Artrix Arts Centre in Bromsgrove which is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. During its 10 year history Artrix has welcomed a stellar cast of celebrities through its doors including John Bishop, Julian Lloyd Webber and Michael Portillo and plans to mark the occasion with a spectacular free outdoor event. At 2.15 and 3.40 pm on 25th April there will be dance performances by students from Heart of Worcestershire College in partnership with Bromsgrove District Council and Dancefest on Bromsgrove High Street.  Then at 8.00 pm local schools and community groups will gather for a 10th birthday lantern procession which will leave the High Street for Artrix at 8.30 pm. This will be followed by a spectacular outdoor performance of Spellbound on the Artrix Terrace at 9.00 pm.  Spellbound is a thrilling tale of love, betrayal and daring inspired by the Ramayana, an ancient story from India, created by outdoor arts experts Walk The Plank.
Suitable for all ages, Spellbound takes place at dusk and uses shadow theatre with real performers in place of traditional puppetry. An original soundtrack, live narration, lantern procession and sumptuous special effects will add to the exhilarating performance.
Expect dazzling pyrotechnics, captivating performances and a spectacular fiery finale.
Spellbound is supported through Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Programme, Saintbury Trust and the Elmley Foundation.

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