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 visit from a new young Opera company Pop Up Opera in October 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 Centre – to the Vale. Monday 24 September to Tuesday 4 December 2018 more details on the events page
Pop Up Opera – a new visiting company for Stroud with a twist on an old favourite. La Tragédie de Carmen is Peter Brook’s acclaimed version of the Bizet classic.. Friday 5 October 2018
Ballet Cymru – return to delight us with another creatively choreographed ballet adapted for our small but beautiful Cotswold Playhouse stage. Tuesday 4 December 2018
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: email@example.com for further information on any aspect of Stroud Festival’s work.