Philip Bates Trust

The Trust was set up to honour the life of Philip Bates, a young man from Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, who was tragically killed shortly after his 19th birthday in March 2000

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A Touch of Basil

A Touch Of Basil is the Philip Bates Trust’s annual concert featuring a wide range of performers representing a panoply of musical styles.

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Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters

The Philip Bates Trust and Birmingham Conservatoire  jointly run the annual Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters.

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About the Trust

Philip was a keen musician who appreciated a wide variety of styles; he should have gone on to study Music and English at Lancaster University.

Objectives of the Trust

The Philip Bates Trust aims to advance the education of young people under the age of 25 in the arts by:

The provision of awards to encourage and support their pursuit of creative and artistic achievement.

The provision of financial support to projects or workshops, which aim to develop creative and artistic interests and skills in young people.


Forthcoming Events

Games and Quiz Night

10th March 2018, Arden Hall, Castle Bromwich

Ashleyan Opera Prize

17th April 2018, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

A Touch of Basil 2018

29th September 2018, Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School

Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters

November 2018, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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Our Last Concert at the ABH

Our first Touch of Basil was held in the Adrian Boult Hall of Birmingham Conservatoire in September 2000. We were told at that time that we were unlikely to be able to use ABH for too long in the future because it was to be replaced. The concert on September 26th 2015... read more

Newsletter Mailout 2015

Have you ever wondered how your newsletter gets produced and sent to you? Well here’s where it all happens – the Action Committee and friends spend a busy few hours folding and stuffing the newsletters and any flyers into envelopes which then have to have... read more

Composition Prize 2014

On 14th November 2014 Tony and I enjoyed an evening of varied music when we attended the Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters at Birmingham Conservatoire. The first piece was “Me faytz trobar” by William Cole. Unfortunately, because the date for the event... read more

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