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September 2018

From Valley to Vale

24 September 2018 - 4 December 2018
Cheng-Kim Loke WIldlife Art Gallery, WWT Slimbridge + Google Map

An exhibition by six local artists at the Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Centre.  Varied works, all capturing aspects of  nature and all developed from a passion to appreciate and conserve the landscape and the wildlife within it.

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October 2018

Pop Up Opera

5 October 2018
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm
Subscription Rooms, George St
Stroud, GL5 1AE United Kingdom
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£19

On their first visit to Stroud this exciting young company brings us La Tragédie de Carmen, a reimagining of Bizet’s famous masterpiece by acclaimed British theatre director Peter Brook. The intense and tragic tale of the four characters who lie at the heart of the original story plays out in a thought-provoking drama of unhinged love and jealousy. Actions are not without consequences, and the stark reality of the repercussions for Don José are laid bare as the story unfolds…

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November 2018

Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-sort: The Life and Work of Ivor Gurney

11 November 2018
12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
Lansdown Hall, Lansdown
Stroud, GL5 1BB
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£8

“From Severn to Somme: an enduring friendship” Fresh from its acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer, we celebrate the work of Gloucestershire poet and composer Ivor Gurney with this one-woman show featuring writer and actor Jan Carey,  Leading us from rural Gloucestershire to the battlefields of France, “Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-sort” gives us a compelling dramatised introduction to Ivor Gurney’s poetry and music, told through the voice of his devoted friend, the pioneering music critic, Marion Scott. Performed by…

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December 2018

Ballet Cymru

4 December 2018
7:30 pm
- 9:30 pm
Cotswold Playhouse, Parliament Street
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1LW United Kingdom
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£17

A Child's Christmas in Wales

A Child's Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs by Dylan Thomas A brand new ballet by award-winning Welsh Dance Company Ballet Cymru, narrated by Cerys Matthews. Ballet Cymru presents a timeless interpretation of the Dylan Thomas classic A Child's Christmas In Wales with music by Mason Neely and Wales' own icon, Cerys Matthews. Step into the imagination of a genius and follow us on a journey through snow, cats and melancholy. Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and Amy Doughty, and evocative,…

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May 2019

Winter Hill

9 May
7:30 pm
- 9:30 pm
Cotswold Playhouse, Parliament Street
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1LW United Kingdom
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£12 Under 18's £6

Hexagon Theatre present Winter Hill, a play by Timberlake Wertenbaker There are big plans for Winter Hill, and work has already begun on a fabulous new building. But is it a boon for the local economy or a reckless, destructive folly? And why is this group of women gathered here at dusk to discuss female heroism? Is it a book club debate or a revolution in the making? Darkness is falling. Someone is going to die. First performed in 2017…

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Stroud and the Chartists – A Radical Stroud Walk

26 May
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
Kitsch Coffee, Ebley GL5 4UN
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UN United Kingdom
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Photo: Deborah Roberts

  May 26th 1839.  Revolution was in the air and in Stroud around 5,000 people met on Selsley Common in support of the Chartist demands for democracy. Radical Stroud commemorates this event 180 years on with a performative walk up to Selsley Hill. Meet at the Kitsch café (opposite Ebley Mill)  on Sunday 26 May at 10am.  A stiff walk follows up to the common, allowing 3 hours maximum for up and talk and discuss and back down again. The…

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FIlm premiere: Day of Hope

26 May
1:00 pm
- 2:00 pm
Subscription Rooms, George St
Stroud, GL5 1AE United Kingdom
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The Grand Demonstration took place on Selsley Hill in May 1839

Day of Hope is a new community film about the Chartist movement in Stroud. ​Written and directed by John Bassett of local theatre company Spaniel in the Works, the film explores the fight for the right to vote and the variety of campaign methods adopted to finally succeed. Part drama, part comedy, part surreal journey through the Stroud political landscape, the film commemorates the meeting on Selsley Common which took place 180 years ago, in May 1839, in support of…

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REVOLUTIONARY music for two pianos

29 May
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm
Holy Trinity Church, 1 Trinity Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2HX United Kingdom
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£14 £10 concs. and music students

Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring - arranged for 2 pianos Stroud Festival invited talented pianists Ashok Gupta and Jâms Coleman to put together a programme of music considered at first hearing to be 'revolutionary'. Stravinsky's Rite of Spring seemed a natural choice, with its strident sounds and jagged rhythms, as it had caused a riot at its premiere in Paris on 29 May 1913! Originally scored for ballet, it was arranged as a four-hand piano arrangement in 1913 by Stravinsky…

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July 2019

PLAYGROUND – SATURDAY PROGRAMME

13 July
11:00 am
- 6:00 pm
Bank Gardens, Lansdown
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1BL United Kingdom
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A Festival of Play for everyone who likes to have fun!  Playground Fest is Stroud’s new festival of play aimed at children but inclusive of adults, with activities, workshops and entertainment spread across two days in two locations.

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PLAYGROUND – SUNDAY PROGRAMME

14 July
11:00 am
- 6:00 pm
Brunel Goods Shed, Station Approach
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 3AP United Kingdom
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A Festival of Play for everyone who likes to have fun!  Some events are specifically for children, others are for children of all ages. 

Come to the Brunel Goods Shed and join in.

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