Bloxwich Library Forum

Bookmark Bloxwich - incorporating Bloxwich Library and Theatre.
Bookmark Bloxwich - incorporating Bloxwich Library and Theatre.

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.

Forum Officers

  • 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:

Contact the forum by email:

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

You can find out more about Bloxwich Library, Bloxwich Library Theatre and Bookmark Bloxwich via the following links and can also follow what’s going on in the theatre through Facebook and Twitter.

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

Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre (Bloxwich Library Theatre).
Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre (Bloxwich Library Theatre).

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:

Autumn Programme

This programme includes events not yet shown below.


Red Venice Halloween Special – 29 October 2011
Red Venice live on stage at Bookmark Bloxwich in January (Picture: Stuart Williams)
Red Venice live on stage at Bookmark Bloxwich in January (Picture: Stuart Williams)

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!

Event arranged by Bloxwich Library Forum in partnership with Bloxwich Library. 


DC FONTANA plus support – 17 December 2011

New mod heroes and Art & Soul exponents, DC Fontana are the hottest band on the scene today. New EP Meshkalina was released in April. Great sixties-influenced original material and top quality performance – these guys are a class act!

Doors Open 7.30pm, show 8.15pm. Tickets TBC.

See: plus Bloxidge Tallygraph Band/CD review of DC Fontana via this link.

A really FAB way to finish off the year!

Event arranged by Bloxwich Library Forum in partnership with Bloxwich Library. 



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.

Original plan, 1954.
Original plan, 1954.

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.

New plan for refurb and rebuild, 2008-9.
New plan for refurb and rebuild, 2008-9.

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.


For information on the past history of Bloxwich libraries and the theatre, follow this link.

back to top

News & heritage for Bloxwich, Walsall & Willenhall. Formerly The Bloxidge Tallygraph. Est. 2006, inspired by a Victorian news-sheet. Edditid by a Bloxidge Mon.

%d bloggers like this: