The Civic Group
2011 to date

Following an announcement by the local district Council in February 2011 that The Civic Hall in Stourport, Worcestershire,would close a group of volunteers formed “The Civic Group” in June 2011 with the aim of proving the viability of the Hall as a community asset. 


Below is a list of events (with some photos where we have them) that have taken place since The Civic Group began managing the venue.

2011

 24th November                - Fairgame Theatre Presents                                                     "Arabian Nights"

25th November                - Three Kings Parade Civic                                                        Craft Fayre


2012

7th January 2012  
     

Civic Open Day
20th - 28th January  
Monday Night Group Pantomime
present Dick Whittington

13th - 17th February Wyre Forest Dance  Festival
6th March          

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers
 "Way of The Drum"
11th March        
BBC Introducing Hereford and                           Worcester (Featuring                                                    Red Room Therapy, Lauren Wright, 
Heed The  Thunder, 
and Jasper in The Company of Others)
29th March  
      
Go Italia cabaret
30th March        Italia in Piazaa Street Market 
and Fashion Show
May                   Social Dance
24th May             
Vamos Theatre presents 
"Much Ado About Wenlock"
4th June               The first Comedy @ The Civic 
Featuring Gary Delaney,
Paul McCaffery, Dave  Twentyman, 
Freddie  Farrell, and Stuart Black
11th July                
Comedy @ The Civic Featuring
Hal Cruttenden, Andy Robinson, 
Will Marsh, Frankie Peoples, Harriett Dyer

14th July            Social Dance
4th August          Kidderminster Male Choir 
Guest soloist Claire Worboys 
accompanied by David Morgan

8th August          Comedy @ The Civic Featuring 
Ava Vidal, Junior Simpson, Patrick Devine,
Rich Wilson, and Andrew Roper
1st September         Carnival Open Day

1st September    Carnival Social Dance

5th September      Mikron Theatre present  
"Can You Keep A Secret"

13th September Comedy @ The Civic  Featuring
Paul Tominkinson, Andy Watson,
Lee Peart, Dan Thomas, Don BisWas,
Dan Smith.

27th September     MP's Half Term Questions
Social Dance

3rd October      Wyre Forest Company of  Archers
 begin their first  winter residency 

6th October            Zumba Masterclass

13th October          Comedy @ The Civic featuring 
Tom Stade, Alfie Moore, 
Kate McCabe, and Andrew Ryan

27th October        Social Dance

29th October        Hi Jinx Theatre present  
"The Adventures of Sancho  Panza"
3rd November      HCW Championship Wrestling

14th November     Comedy @ The Civic featuring
Jo Lycett

16th - 17th NovemberCivic Ensemble Cabaret
 "When The Lights Go On Again"

23rd November       Three Kings Parade and Civic Craft Fayre

24th November      Social Dance
8th December       Social Dance

12th December       Comedy @ The Civic  featuring John  Cooper,
James Cook, John Pearson, 
Mickey D and Matt Richardson.

15th December       Stourport Choral Christmas Concert

20th DecemberCornerstone Church present Phillipa Hanna


2013
 9th January           
Comedy @ The Civic 
featuring Brendon Burns,  
Aaron Twitchen, Sam Hartland, 
and Dave Twentyman
 11th January             
Berkeley Square 
debut performance
25th January - 2nd FebruaryMonday Night Group Pantomime 
present "Jack and The Beanstalk"

6th February               
Comedy @ The Civic
featuring Matt Read, John  Fothergill, 
Gary Delaney,Robin Morgan, Roger Swift

9th February              Starlight Singers

18th - 22nd FebruaryWyre Forest Dance Festival

23rd February           Social Dance
7th March               Fordante Present "A night at The Movies"

16th March               HCW Championship Wrestling
23rd March               Social Dance

29th March                Easter Rocks featuring 
Stormforce, Wet Desert and Identity Crisis
6th April               Italia In Piazza Street Market

13th April            Comedy @ The Civic featuring 
James Cook, Susan Murray,
 Lou Chawner, Alex Boardman.

18th April            Portmanteau

27th April           Social Dance
8th May                Comedy @ The Civic 
featuring Christian Reilly, Rich Wilson,
 Dave Ward, and Tom Toll 

10th - 11th May                                           Civic Ensemble Cabaret  
present  "Rock Around The Clock

31st May              Camp Burlish Ball
7th - 8th June Stourport Three Arts Guild 
present "Party"

12th June       Comedy @ The Civic featuring
 Gareth Berliner,  Kiruna Stammell, 
Mike Wilmott, Andy White and Ian Cognito
        
29th June         Social Dance
6th July           HCW Wrestling

13th July             Stourport Choral 
present "Trial by Jury"

19th July Comedy @ The Civic
Edinburgh Previews

20th JulyFolkin' Marvellous

27th July Social Dance
14th AugustComedy @ The Civic featuring
Nathan Caton

24th AugustSocial Dance
1st SeptemberWest Midlands Ballroom
ballroom Dance Championship

7th SeptemberCarnival Open Day and 
Carnival Rocks

7th SeptemberCarnival Social Dance

11th SeptemberComedy @ The Civic featuring
Carl Donnelly, Freddie Farrell,
Joe Bromhead, Larry Dean,

14th - 15th SeptemberWorleys Guitar Show

29th SeptemberRoman Fairs - Antiques Fair
9th OctoberComedy @ The Civic featuring
Gavin Webster

12th OctoberTake It Easy - Eagles Tribute Band

19th October

HCW Wrestling

26th OctoberSocial Dance
13th NovemberComedy @ The Civic

15th November
Stourport Choral present
Jazz and Folk Classics

22nd November

Three Kings parade
and Civic Craft Fayre

23rd November Social Dance
5th DecemberVoices of The Holocaust present
"Fragile Fire" and 
"The Fool of The Warsaw Ghetto"

10th December

Wyre Forest Take Heart present
Kinfayre Singers

13th December Stourport Choral, Stourport Brass Band,
and Lickhill Primary School present
"A Stourport Christmas"

21st DecemberComedy @ The Civic featuring 
Sarah Pascoe

28th DecemberTwixmas Ball


2014

8th JanuaryComedy at The Civic: 
Jo Lycette headlines
11th January           
Mayor's Charity Rock night: featuring 
The Barefoot Serpents, Bad Luck and Superstition and Esther Turner
(Mayor Ken Henderson)
24th January - 1st February

Monday Night Group Pantomime 
present "Jack and The Beanstalk"

7th FebruaryAmatuer Boxing with Droitwich and Stourport Boxing Club

8th February HCW Wrestling - 

12th FebruaryComedy At The Civic

17th-21st February

Wyre Forest Dance Festival

22nd February


Rock at The Civic Hall: 
Acoustic featuring Elisha Green, Unknown First, 

26th February


Comedy At The Civic Hall Festival: 
Gong Show

27th February


Comedy At The Civic Hall Festival: 
Knightmare Live

28th February


Comedy At The Civic Hall Festival: 
Tom Stade, Jim Smallman, Karen Bailey
1st March

Comedy At The Civic Hall Festival: 
Kids Comedy

1st MarchComedy At The Civic Hall Festival: 
Lee Nelson, Katie Mulgrew, Harriet Dyer, James Cook and Frankie Peoples

7th MarchMayor's Annual Charity Quiz
(Mayor Ken Henderson)

8th MarchSocial Dance

9th MarchBig Howard, Little Howard

21st and 22nd March

Civic Ensemble Cabaret:
Memories are Made of This

29th MarchStouport Choral

30th MarchAntique Fair
1st April


Reduced Shakespeare Company:
The Bible: The complete Word of God (abridged)

2nd April

Comedy @ The Civic

4th AprilStourport Mayors Ball
(Mayor Ken Henderson)
14th April - 
3rd October
CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT
28th AprilCivic Group invited to present at the Annual Theatres Trust Conference
4th October

Rock At The Civic Hall; Barefoot Serpents

10th and 11th October

Worleys Guitar Show

18th October

Graham Darby Social Dancing

31st OctoberMorgan and West: A Grand Adventure
1st November

Tarantara Choir

7th November

Chris Ramsey: The Most Dangerous Man On Saturday Morning Television

8th November

HCW Wrestling

21st November

Three Kings Parade and Craft Fayre

29th NovemberMentor Link Monsters of Rock:
Food Fighterz, Identity Crisis, Lopht and Elisha Green
1st December

ITV's Text Santa Quiz

9th December

Wyre Forest Take Heart Carol Concert:
with Worcester Male Voice Choir

13th December

Comedy @ The Civic:
Sully O Sullivan and Carly Smallman

15th December

Out of The Blue

18th DecemberMike Smith Guitar Academy

20th DecemberA Stourport Christmas: Stourport Choral, Stourport Brass Band and Lickhill Primary School


2015

10th JanuaryLive Local: High Mileage, The Barefoot Serpents and The Blues and Soul Company.
      
23rd January - 31st January

Monday Night Group Pantomime 
present "Goldilocks and The Three Bears"

6th FebruaryLive Local: Wet Desert, Graham Houghton and Unknown First

7th February Stourport Mayor's Charity Night - Stourport's Got Talent
(Mayor Cliff Brewer)




14th-20th February

Wyre Forest Dance Festival





27th February

Amatuer Boxing

28th February
HCW Wrestling
5th March

Comedy @ The Civic Hall Festival: 
The Showstoppers

6th MarchComedy At The Civic Hall Festival: 
Gong Show

7th March

Comedy At The Civic Hall Festival:
Russell Kane

8th March



Comedy At The Civic Hall Festival:
Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete History of Comedy

13th March


14th March


Mayor's Charity Quiz
(Mayor Cliff Brewer)

Live Local: White Noize, The Snapshots, The Stirs


3rd April


Easter Rocks: Stormforce, and Identity Crisis


10th - 11th April

The Younger Generation Gang Show

18th April

Live Local: Only By Design, No Strings Attached, and Two Faced & The Bootleg Boys

24th AprilStourport Mayors Ball
(Mayor Cliff Brewer)

25th AprilKathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman Tomorrow Will Follow Today Album Launch Tour. Supported by Hattie Briggs
1st - 2nd May

Stourport Choral:
Golden Anniversary Concert

15th - 16th May

Civic Group Cabaret presents:
Showtime

22nd May

Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs (Les Enfants Terribles)

23rd May 

Live Local: Spence Cater, Redline Blues Band and Stuart Woolfenden
28th May
Gaz Brookfield
Support from Ben Carrier

30th May


HCW Wrestling



7th November


Chris Ramsey: The Most Dangerous Man On Saturday Morning Television

8th November

HCW Wrestling

21st November

Three Kings Parade and Craft Fayre

29th NovemberMentor Link Monsters of Rock:
Food Fighterz, Identity Crisis, Lopht and Elisha Green
1st December

ITV's Text Santa Quiz

9th December

Wyre Forest Take Heart Carol Concert:
with Worcester Male Voice Choir

13th December

Comedy @ The Civic:
Sully O Sullivan and Carly Smallman

15th December

Out of The Blue

18th DecemberMike Smith Guitar Academy

20th DecemberA Stourport Christmas: Stourport Choral, Stourport Brass Band and Lickhill Primary School