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

A Touch of Basil 2017

30th September 2017 at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School

Composition Prize

November 2017

Games and Quiz Night

March 2018, Arden Hall

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A Touch of Basil 2017









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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