Bloxwich Library and Bloxwich Library Theatre, in Elmore Row, Bloxwich, originally opened 1960-64, underwent major refurbishment in 2009-10, and the complex was rebranded ‘Bookmark Bloxwich’ on reopening in September 2010.
In the year which followed, a new programme of use for the theatre has been built up, with Bloxwich Library Forum joining forces with staff of Bookmark Bloxwich to manage events at the theatre.
The Forum has also built on its previous role as a group of local people and library supporters consulting on the rebuild of this cultural complex, continuing to act as an interface or conduit linking library, theatre and community.
The Forum acts as a committee to manage events in the theatre, as well as providing practical support for events on a voluntary basis. A forum supporters group for local people who would like to help out but might not be able to make the same regular commitment as forum members is also being formed.
This page offers events details and any other relevant information, and will be added to from time to time.
- Gillian Leese – Chair.
- Stuart Williams – Vice Chair.
- Alison Ball – Secretary.
- Patsy Breakspeare – Treasurer.
- Bruno Edwards – Technical Manager/Events Organiser.
- Lynn Lovern – Library Liaison Officer.
- Steve Mohammed – Library Liaison Officer.
Bloxwich Library Forum Contacts
You can contact us in the following ways.
Electronic communications are operated by Stuart Williams, and will be forwarded as required. Theatre bookings are handled initially by Bruno Edwards, and are decided upon by the Forum. See below under Bookmark Bloxwich Online.
Contact and follow the forum via Twitter: http://twitter.com/BloxwichLForum
Contact the forum by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the forum by post (please enclose an s.a.e): c/o Ms. Dina Teppin, Area Librarian – North, Bloxwich Library, Elmore Row, Bloxwich, WS3 2HR.
Bookmark Bloxwich Online
Bruno Edwards of Bookmark Bloxwich manages the day-to-day operation and technical side of the theatre and is the first contact for potential bookings – telephone 01922 655900.
Bloxwich Library – Walsall Council website.
Bookmark Bloxwich – website by Bruno Edwards of Bookmark Bloxwich.
Bookmark Bloxwich Twitter – run by Bruno Edwards of Bookmark Bloxwich.
Bookmark Bloxwich Facebook – run by Bruno Edwards of Bookmark Bloxwich.
Coming up at Bookmark Bloxwich
The latest details of events at Bloxwich Library Theatre, aka Bookmark Bloxwich, are available to download below. Information on past events will be added in due course.
DOWNLOAD AUTUMN 2011 PROGRAMME flyer in pdf format:
This programme includes events not yet shown below.
NEXT MAIN EVENT:
Red Venice are making a hard-rockin’ return to Bookmark Bloxwich for Halloween on 29 October!
The band which launched the return of live music to Bloxwich Library Theatre in Elmore Row, Bloxwich covers the greatest rock anthems from Journey, Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Cream and many more!
With tickets just £5, why not rock the night away with Red Venice – and why not turn up in costume?
Doors open 8pm, show starts 8.30pm. See our review of January’s Red Venice gig here.
Contact Steve Smith on 07736 379560 or Bloxwich Library 01922 655900 to book tickets now!
COMING IN DECEMBER:
DC FONTANA plus support – 17 December 2011
Doors Open 7.30pm, show 8.15pm. Tickets TBC.
A really FAB way to finish off the year!
Event arranged by Bloxwich Library Forum in partnership with Bloxwich Library.
BLOXWICH LIBRARY FORUM DOCUMENTS
Documents for you to download – we’ll do our best to keep you in the picture!
CUNNING PLANS – the old Bloxwich Library & Theatre and the “new” building.
The original 1954 plan for the 1960 Bloxwich Library can be downloaded here in jpg format, courtesy of Walsall Local History Centre via this link.
The combined layout plan for the refurbished Bloxwich Library and Theatre is available in pdf form, courtesy of Walsall Council, via this link.
You can zoom in on the details using your PDF viewer. If you do not have one, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader via this link.