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October 2019

Julius Caesar

10 October
7:30 pm
- 10:00 pm
Cotswold Playhouse, Parliament Street
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1LW United Kingdom
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Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in a modern production performed by the Cotswold Players A country troubled by civil unrest and political uncertainty. The emergence of a charismatic new leader, on a wave of popular acclaim. Some say she should be given absolute powers. But that would contravene proud democratic traditions. And it would sideline the current political elite. What is the opposition to do? And what will be the consequences of their actions? This contemporary production underlines the terrible timelessness of…

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The Jacobin Fox was here! a Radical Stroud Walk

11 October
10:15 am
- 1:15 pm
lavender bake house, chalford, 20 London Rd, Chalford
Stroud, GL6 8NW
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In the summer of 1797, the ‘most dangerous man in Britain': that ‘Jacobin fox', John Thelwall, came to stay in the Stroud area. This was after he had left London, pursued by William Pitt’s spies, to spend ten days with Coleridge and Wordsworth at Nether Stowey. He not only talked politics with the poets, but influenced the Lyrical Ballads, too. He stayed with sympathetic local clothiers and dyers, with visits to Uley, Nailsworth, Chalford and Bowbridge. He talked politics; he…

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Revolution in Song

31 October
7:30 am
- 10:00 pm
St Laurence Church, 52 High St
Stroud, GL5 1JL United Kingdom
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We asked mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin to put together a programme of arias and song with a 'revolutionary' theme and she identified such a wide range of composers it was difficult to choose!  The resultant programme covers composers and material which Clare felt was aesthetically, harmonically, politically or socially revolutionary, See what you think!  From Beethoven to Sondheim via Wagner and Debussy, with Mozart, Cage, Ives and Kern, this is a rich and varied programme which will be musically pleasing as…

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November 2019

Otherstory Theatre – Taking a Holiday

23 November
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
Museum in the Park, Stratford Park
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4AF United Kingdom
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Taking a Holiday is a tale of conscientious objectors and others who went on the run from conscription during the First World War - and of the networks that supported them. What does it mean to be a refugee in your own country? Who will give you a bed for the night, a job...or a means of escape? A table top and shadow puppet show based on the true stories of ordinary people in 1916/17 and the hidden history of…

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