Stroud Festival is a charity promoting and supporting all types of artistic activities throughout the Stroud District. Founded in 1946, it’s the ‘grandfather’ of all the wonderful festivals this area has to offer.
Summer’s nearly over but there are still lots more events to come in our year of ‘REVOLUTION IN THE ARTS’.
In collaboration with a number of other organisations in Stroud we’re continuing to bring you a diverse range of events, all with Revolution in mind.
Seeing us through to the end of summer is ‘R is for Revolution‘ an interactive project with exhibitions, workshops and events using letterpress techniques, and a month-long Festival of Wool and Water celebrating Stroud’s industrial and creative history.;
Then in the Autumn we’ll bring you more walks from Radical Stroud with stories of Stroud’s history of protest;.an evening of songs with a revolutionary theme from mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin and friends; Shakespearean drama from the Cotswold Players, and finally Ballet Cymru returning for their annual performance, with their dazzling choreography, stunning costumes and world class dancing.
Some highlights below with more detail on the Events Pages.
FESTIVAL 2019 HIGHLIGHTS
Art: ‘R is for Revolution’ an interactive print project using letterpress techniques. Workshops, art history talks, an exhibition, music and poetry – all taking place during September at the Museum in the Park. https://museuminthepark.org.uk
This year’s Wool and Water Festival celebrates our rich and ‘revolutionary’ industrial heritage as seen through the eyes of artists and makers. Exhibitions, installations, workshops and mill visits. Throughout September 2019 http://www.woolandwater.org/
Song: An evening of operatic arias and songs with a ‘revolutionary’ theme by mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin and friends. A rich and varied programme from Beethoven to Sondheim via Wagner and Debussy. More details coming soon. Thursday 31 October 2019
Theatre: A ‘revolutionary ‘production of the ultimate revolution play – Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’- a Cotswold Players production. October 2019 at the Cotswold Playhouse https://www.cotswoldplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on
Otherstory Puppetry presents ‘Taking a Holiday’ – a story of conscientious objection and the rejection of war. November 2019 Museum in the Park https://otherstory.org/
Outdoor events: This year we are supporting walks from local group Radical Stroud. Called ‘Performative Walks’ these guided rambles through our beautiful countryside will be enhanced with stories, songs and music celebrating local historic events and revolutionary characters. Friday 11 October and Saturday 23 November 2019 http://radicalstroud.co.uk/radical-stroud-revolutionary-walks-programme/
Dance: Our favourite dance troupe Ballet Cymru return to Stroud for their annual performance. This year they’re bringing their creative (revolutionary?) choreography to the story of Romeo and Juliet Thursday 21 November 2019 Cotswold Playhouse 7.30pm http://www.welshballet.co.uk/productions/romeo-a-juliet/
So, keep visiting this page as we add more information.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on any aspect of Stroud Festival’s work.