Festivals, Concerts & Events
The Church mounts a variety of events throughout the year that are open to the public including seasonal fairs, musical concerts, recitals and festivals. These events add an additional cultural dimension to Church and local life and enable us to connect with the wider community whilst raising considerable sums for our charitable initiatives.
Quinton Art Festival
Quinton Art Festival is probably our most well-known event. Spread over three days in May there are usually between 250 and 300 paintings and drawings on display along with craft stalls, flower displays and art demonstrations, plus a Friday evening concert.
Established in 2001, the Festival has become the leading event of its kind in the area and attracts hundreds of visitors. Many remowned local artists exhibit their works alongside those of the many enthusiastic and talented members of local art societies.
Concerts & Recitals
The Church is fortunate to have among its ranks a number of talented musicians, including several professional players. These, along with invited performers, provide a wealth of entertainment across a spread of musical genres which in recent times has ranged from folk to popular standards and choral works to classical recitals.
Popular visiting performers of recent times have included Chris Bannister whose renditions of the songs of John Denver bear an uncanny similarity to the man himself and baritone Craig Yates of the highly acclaimed choir Only Men Aloud - winners of BBC1’s Last Choir Standing.
Fairs, Celebrations and Exhibitions
Seasonal fairs are a church staple and Quinton Methodist Church is no exception with gift and craft fairs at appropriate times in the calendar. From time to time exhibitions and displays are staged to give extra meaning to the Christmas and Easter messages or to promote the work of particular organisations.