Family Life Worcestershire
23rd January 2021


Brrromsgrove might be feeling the winter chill, but it’s warm and festive at Artrix!

In a break from the tradition of the last few years, we’re taking this year’s festivities inside to the warmth of the foyer and stage, as Artrix hosts a Winter Weekender of festive family events, live music, food and good cheer!

The Winter Weekender festivities begin on Saturday 7 December from 11am for a fun-filled family day inspired by the festive classic The Polar Express (Cert U).

Come dressed in your pyjamas and be whisked away on a magical adventure to the North Pole with a screening of the best-loved film The Polar Express, a free hot chocolate for every child, followed by festive music and activities in the foyer. Tickets for this magical event are just £7 for adults, £5 for children or £20 for a family of four. The wonder never fades for those who believe!

Later the same day, Artrix welcomes legendary folk collective Quill for their Christmas Concert.  From 8pm, lead vocalist Joy Strachan-Brain heads up the seven piece band in an eclectic mix of Christmas favourites. Expect stylish covers of well-known Christmas songs, Fairytale In New York, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree and Happy Christmas (War is Over) plus original songs such as Grey Goose Call. Get ready for a fabulous night of music. Tickets for Quill Christmas Concert are £20 each.

But the very next day… on Sunday 8 December Artrix is screening latest rom-com Last Christmas (Cert 12A) at 11am.  StarringEmilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), Last Christmas is a romantic comedy inspired by a George Michael beat. Kate (Emilia Clarke), harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes. When Kate meets Tom (Henry Golding) on the job as an elf in a Christmas shop, her life takes an unexpected turn. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart … and you gotta have faith

Last Christmas features the music of George Michael, including the bittersweet holiday classic of the film’s title.  Audiences are encouraged to get into the Christmas spirit by sporting their very best (or worst!) Christmas jumpers! Tickets for Last Christmas are £8 each or £6 for concessions.

On the evening of Sunday 8 December Cara Dillon returns to Artrix with her Christmas showUpon A Winter’s Night at 8pm. Cara and her band will once again capture the mystery of Christmas with a collection of songs, ancient and modern, providing a welcome reminder that the festive season can be about more than just commercialism. Tickets for Cara Dillon are £23.50 each.  

Throughout the Winter Weekender there will be festive music in the foyer, present wrapping workshops and mince pies in the cafe. The merriment continues throughout December with a great mix of live theatre including Little Star Baby Show on 17 December and Santa’s Christmas Countdown on 23 & 24 December, along with All & Sundry’s Panto, Snow White from 14 December.

There will also be all the very best in festive films from the latest releases, including Frozen 2 to Hollywood classics Singing In The Rain and Calamity Jane.

For full details of all events and the most up to date listings visit

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