Our vision for St Mary Magdalene is becoming a reality. The transformed church will open in June 2022 and, with a more accessible, comfortable, flexible and versatile space we are delighted to have our regular services and activities back in church, as well as wedding, baptism and funeral services. Our summer calendar also includes some special events – ticketed or free – where profits and donations will help to support the cost of the transformation and, ultimately, contribute to the achievement of our vision for the church.
We’d love to see you at these events – all are welcome so please share the information with your family and friends. More information will be available here soon, and can also be found on our Facebook page and in our monthly Parish Magazine.
UPCOMING MUSICAL EVENTS IN CHURCH
(apart from the Gala Concert)
Gala Concert – Gloria by Vivaldi
Saturday 21st May, 3pm
St Thomas Church, Spring Lane, Hockley Heath, B94 5RP
Combined local choirs with musicians (organ, piano, and cello) perform this uplifting music to
celebrate the transformation of St Mary Magdalene church prior to re-opening.
Tickets: £10 adults, £5 children
Contact Judith Williams: 07803 206692
Interval refreshments available including Cream Tea / Gardener’s Tea
Sky in a Room – Ragnar Kjartansson
Saturday 25th June to Sunday 3rd July, 2-7pm each day
Collaborating with IKON Gallery and Artes Mundi, this site-specific performance piece by Icelandic
artist, Ragnar Kjartansson, sees a series of organists playing and singing the famous 1959 Italian song
‘Il Cielo in una Stanza’ (The Sky in a Room) continuously, like a never-ending lullaby.
Visitors may drop into this event as often and for as long as they wish.
Free event, donations welcome in support of the transformation fund.
Launch: The Sky in a Room
St Mary Magdalene, Tanworth-in- Arden, B94 5AL
Sat 25th June 2022 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Join us to celebrate the launch of Ikon’s off-site project with artist Ragnar Kjartansson,
The Sky in a Room (25 June – 3 July 2022).
Following the first day of performances, Kjartansson and artist Sam Belinfante discuss the histories of film, music,
theatre and literature, that underscore this durational project. After the talk join us for a drink in the Churchyard of St Mary Magdalene.
Performances: 2-7pm. Talk: 7-7.45pm. Drinks: 7.45-8.30pm.
TICKET PRICE £0.00 – £8.00
BOOKING REQUIRED (via IKON’s website):
For further information about the event programme, click here
Summer Opera – Tosca by Puccini
Thursday 7th July from 4:30pm (complimentary aperitif)
Performance: 5:30-9:30pm (includes a 90-minute dinner interval)
Thanks to the support once again of local sponsors, this is the second Diva Opera performance to be
staged at St Mary Magdalene and it is expected to be another success. Bring your own picnic dinner,
order grazing boxes from Becketts, or book a table at The Bell.
Tickets £35, £55, £95 and £120
Info and tickets from Mike Keighley: 01564 741865 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket proceeds and donations will be shared between the church transformation fund and the MASIC
The Annual Nick Drake Gathering
Saturday 16th July, 4:30-8pm
An annual celebration of the music and influence of Nick Drake – now at rest in our churchyard.
Musicians from around the globe meet once again to show their continued affection for Nick Drake and
to appreciate the influence he has on their music.
Visitors may drop into this event for as long as they wish.
Free event, donations welcome to support the event and the transformation fund.