Stroud Festival Ltd 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.

What’s on this year?  Still to come: we’ve got an Art Exhibition at the Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust running from September to December, a fascinating introduction to the life and works of poet and composer Ivor Gurney in November and the return of the ever-popular Ballet Cymru with a pre-Christmas show in December.


Six go wild at Slimbridge!  Art works by six local artists –from the Valleys – go on show at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Centreto the Vale.

Monday 24 September to Tuesday 4 December 2018


Jan Carey brings us a portrait of the Gloucestershire poet and composer Ivor Gurney in her acclaimed one-woman show: Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-sort: The Life and Work of Ivor Gurney.  Part of the Stroud Book Festival weekend and scheduled to commemorate the ending of WW1.  Sunday 11 November 2018

 


A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs

Ballet Cymru – return to delight us with another creatively choreographed ballet adapted for our small but beautiful Cotswold Playhouse stage.  Tuesday 4 December 2018

 


(see the Events page for more information on all the above)  

Future Plans

We’ve always encouraged and supported activities involving children and young people and in the past 2 years we’ve developed a Children’s Festival spread over a long weekend in July.  We’ve now decided to focus the next few years on encouraging, supporting, promoting and developing all aspects of the arts for young people, and will be announcing our new-look Stroud Festival very soon. We are currently talking to other organisations and individuals who are active in that area and hope to bring you a full programme of events in 2020.

Meanwhile, for 2019 we’ve got plans for a series of events throughout the year based around the theme REVOLUTION IN THE ARTS –  a subject which has inspired artists throughout the ages.We’re making it a revolutionary year in 2019 and celebrating together with other local organisations in some collaborative programming and shared publicity to make a bigger splash.  Watch this space for details as they emerge. Anyone still interested in joining in should contact Rick Vick, Festival Organiser as soon as possible.  

Email: Rick Vick, Festival Organiser at: info@stroudfestival.org for further information on any aspect of Stroud Festival’s work.