Coming Up

Funk in Session

Live Music

Wednesday 5th December
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Live Funk Jam...FUNK Only...Nothing but the Funk! All are welcome to listen or perform!

£1

 

 

 

 

DIY Christmas Art Shop

Exhibition

Friday 7th December 6pm
Saturday 8th and 15th December 10am-4pm

SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA 

The DIY Christmas Art Shop will pop into festive existence for Good Will Evening and hang around for a while after.

On sale will be work by artists such as Sam Marsh, Holly English, Ed Lawrenson and Andy Kinnear with the space dressed by the creative force of Laura Nicol and Lara Robinson of LLO Creative. Artwork available to fit stockings, hang on trees and cover walls.

The perfect place to go for an alternative Good Will experience, and the chance to get a unique gift.

Curated by James Holliday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Open Studios : Site Festival

Christmas Open Studios 

Saturday 8th December and Sunday 9th Dec 10am-4pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA, and other locations

Looking for gift inspiration?

Artists are opening for a special Christmas Open Studios  weekend where you'll find contemporary hand-crafted unique presents for the upcoming festive season, on Saturday 8th December and Sunday 9th December. Featuring a selection of Site Festival Open Studios artists across the district, visitors will be spoilt for choice by the variety of work for sale, with a collection of work that ranges from sculpture, paintings, textiles, prints, and many more. Click here for this year’s Directory of Artists.

The SVA Goodwill Weekend Schedule

Friday 7th Dec 6pm: DIY Christmas Art Shop
Friday 7th Dec 6pm: John St Social Goodwill Club
Saturday 8th Dec 10am-4pm: Open Studios
Sunday 9th Dec 10am-4pm: Open Studios

 

 

Ishmael Ensemble

Live music

Saturday 15th December 7.30pm 
SVA, The Goods Shed, Stroud, GL5 3AP

Hot on the heels of their performance at Maida Vale for Gilles Peterson's U.K. Jazz special on BBC6music, Bristol based experimental electronic jazz outfit Ishmael Ensemble make their Stroud debut! 2017 saw the Ishmael Ensemble’s first EP, Songs for Knotty, followed by a remix for Detroit techno demigod Carl Craig. The Bristol-inspired records variously bridge fleet-footed jazz, lush downtempo, modulated electronica, Fourth World tones, and all manner of stirring sonic swells. This overall thrum of activity shows a group bristling with confidence and itching to prise open new possibilities. Listen here.

With support from Burrda Legree with Imogen Dash:vocals, Oliver Green: drums, Stan Lear and Cameron Burr: guitar

Tickets: £6 early bird paper tickets - buy directly from our office or cafe at SVA, 4 John Street. Daytime opening times:Tues - Sat 10am-3pm, or during our evening events.

£8 advance online£12 on the door

 

Mermaid Chunky's Darkest Night

Live Music

Friday 21st Dec 7.30pm
SVA, The Goods Shed, GL5 3AP

Share our darkest night with many special guests. This will be the best evening of the year. When you get there you will be thinking, they were right, this is the best evening of the year. Experience the darkest solstice the best kind of traditions, e.g. winking, live cinematic performances, sounds and edible sculptures. We have our very special guests Yama Warashi attending and lots of our very interesting friends doing bits and bobs...

Darkest Night on Facebook

£6 advance online £8 on the door

Early bird paper tickets £5 - buy directly from our office or cafe at SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA. Daytime opening times : Tues - Sat 10am-3pm, or at evening events. 

 

 

 

The Uplifter + Special Guests

Live music

Friday 4th January 8pm
SVA, The Goods Shed, Stroud, GL5 3AP

The Uplifter teams up with The Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra + JSSO Dub Project at The Brunel Goods Shed. The Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra: Old school ska covers from the 60s and 70s covering classic tunes made famous by Jamaican bands such as ‘The Skatalites…Expect to hear Swing Easy The Guns of Navarone, Skaravan, James Bond,  Shot in the Dark and more.

Early bird paper tickets £6 - buy directly from our office or cafe at SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA. Daytime opening times : Tues - Sat 10am-3pm, or at evening events. Cash Only.

£7 advance online £8 on the door

 

 

 

Diablos del Ritmo Sessions

Live music

Thursday 6th December 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Monthly night of latin vinyl or sometimes live session with Albino Tarantino or sometimes both. Albino Tarantino are a Stroud based Latin Blues band... Imagine a night out with Tom Waits and Ry Cooder to see Santana playing at The Buena Vista Social Club. Free Entry Every first Thursday of the month at SVA.

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Free Goodwill Gold!

Open Studio

Friday 7th December 6pm
SVA, 4 John St, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Gold Diggers Wanted! Free (Fools) Gold for all!

A dazzling haul of gold will be given away free on Goodwill Night at Stroud Valleys Artspace. Lucky finders will be rewarded by a rich bounty of aesthetic wonders.

Artist Adam White came across a huge haul of the gold stuff by chance whilst fossil hunting in the Gloucestershire countryside.
The Artist says: “Well, there was just loads of it lying around me in the mud, it only seems fair to share it round in the true spirit of Goodwill night. I only needed a couple of bits for my own petty needs.
“I’ve got about fifty spare pieces of gold, so I guess it might disappear quickly. It’s excessively pretty and shiny - it will certainly impress visitors, leprechauns, magpies, any passing royalty and their ilk - what's not to like?”
Gold and other fossiliferous treasures can be mined in the top floor painting studios of SVA from 6pm onwards, when the artists will be parading some of their latest daubings before the probably suspicious public, as part of the Christmas Open Studios at SVA (8th and 9th December).

There will also be the DIY Christmas Art Shop in the front gallery, we will be roasting chestnuts in the courtyard, and the John St Goodwill Social Club will be happening in the cafe area. 

 

 

Funk in Sessions

Live Music

Wednesday 12th December 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Live Funk Jam...FUNK Only...Nothing but the Funk!!! All are welcome to listen or perform!

Every Wednesday night.

£1   

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funk in Sessions

Live Music

Wednesday 19th Dec 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Best live Funk Jam in town ...FUNK Only...Nothing but the Funk! All are welcome to listen or perform!

Every Wednesday night.

£1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SVA Christmas Party

Live Music

Saturday 22nd Dec 9pm til 2am
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Come and celebrate Christmas in SVA style! We will be bringing the third installment of Footshooter’s residency in collaboration with Jazz Stroud for a special Christmas night of dancing & good energy, hosted by a special DJ line up including Footshooter, Da Rico, Jasper Kirton and Girl Collective. DJs will be spinning the finest in House / Garage / Jazz / Afrobeat / Jungle / Broken Beat.  Plus a live set of original electronic dub from the JSSO project. Megan Zajac and Sean Heather will be performing Merry Fairy Bootique an immersive performance, film and installation piece in the John St Gallery.

Tickets: £7 early bird paper tickets , £8 advance online, £10 door. Paper tickets from SVA. Online tickets: https://sva.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13341287

Mr Fluffypunk's Penny Gaff with Rob Auton

Comedy

Saturday 16th Feb 2019 7.30pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

The  Talk  Show  is  a  comedy/theatre/spoken  word  show  about  talking  by  award-winning  writer  and  performer  Rob  Auton, and he'll be bringing it to SVA as part of his 2019 tour.  After  his  appearances  on  the  Russell  Howard  Hour,  BBC  at  the  Edinburgh  Festival  and  Channel  4’s  Random  Acts,    Rob  now  looks  to  talk  to  as  many  people  as  possible  with  The  Talk  Show. The  Talk  Show  was  the  second  best  reviewed  comedy  show  at  the  Edinburgh  Festival  2018. Plus more acts TBA, films, a competetion and of course, Miserable Malcolm Jones. All strung together by Jonny Fluffypunk. "Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch" ★★★★★ The Independent

Tickets £10 advance online, £8.50 paper tickets from SVA John St

 

John St Social Goodwill Club

Music

Friday 7th December 6pm onwards
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Friday night cool tunes to warm your true good self and awaken your Christmas soul.

Check out the DIY Christmas Art Shop in the front gallery - grab some gifts and enjoy some music, what else could you want.

 

 

 

Mr Fluffypunk's Penny Gaff

Spoken Word Cabaret

Saturday 8th December 7.30pm
SVA, The Goods Shed, GL5 3AP

It's back!! Mr Fluffypunk's Penny Gaff: bringing obscure art to the masses. Cabaret with a spoken word spine, now in the Goods Shed with the heaters on, so EVERYONE gets a comfy seat! This month's headliner is RACHEL PANTECHNICON. The woman who won the 2004 Glastonbury Festival Poetry Slam, although she only entered it for the experience (and was perhaps the only person on site wearing court-shoes); specialist in motivational poetry for cats and people and the author of the well-known story-books about Cheesegrater Leg-Iron Lion. In short, a most peculiar talent.

"I was weeing myself" - Sue Perkins, "I love Rachel Pantechnicon" - Josie Long

Plus more acts TBA, films, a competetion and of course, Miserable Malcolm Jones. All strung together by Jonny Fluffypunk. 

Tickets £10 advance online

£8.50 paper tickets - buy in advance directly from our office or cafe at SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA. Daytime opening times:Tues - Sat 10am-3pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stroud Jazz Sessions with Ben Thomas on trumpet

Live Music

Thursday 13th December 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Stroud and its surroundings have a great range of jazz players. This night is for their coming together.
Set in the comfortable subdued lounge setting, each will feature a performance by the house band and guest, an interval with eclectic jazz records to mull over, and a stonkingly energetic jazz jam for all players and singers, aficionados participate in.
All are welcome, to listen or perform. 

Second Thursday of every month at SVA

£5 on the door £3 musicians  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Fairy Bootique

Exhibition

20th-22nd December 
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

A collective exhibition of Megan and Sean's new work will be shown in the gallery space from the prior to Merry Fairy Bootique. Expect large abstract paintings with ambiguous sculptures. Viewable from the street.

Megan Zajac and Sean Heather will be also be performing Merry Fairy Bootique; an immersive performance, film and installation piece that will change your life at 10pm till late on the 22nd December as part of the SVA Christmas Party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Footshooter Presents #003

Live Music

Saturday 22nd Dec 9pm til 2am
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Line up: Jasper Kirton (Dance for Refuge) - DJ Set, Da Rico - DJ Set - Latin Special and Footshooter (YAM Records) - DJ Set. Footshooter returns to the SVA for the third instalment of his residency with Jazz Stroud, this time bringing down 2 of Stroud's finest selectors, Jasper Kirton & Da Rico aka Patrick McMahon. Plus live set from Burrda Legree. Expect the finest in House, Afrobeat, Funk, Latin, Broken Beat, Garage and much more. See you on the dancefloor!

Tickets: £6 early bird paper tickets , £7 advance online, £8 door. Paper tickets from SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA Tues - Sat 10am-3pm

 

 

 

 

 

The Achievers

Live Music

Friday 1st March 7.30pm
SVA, 4 John St, Stroud, GL5 2HA

The Achievers are one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed new bands on the UK Blues and Roots scene.
Some call it Rhythm & Blues, some call it Roots, some call it 'Dance Floor Gospel'. Whatever it is, The Achievers can inspire even the most casual of dancers and have gained universal acclaim from the blues press and worldwide roots music taste-makers following the release of their 2018 debut album 'Live at The SVA'. 

www.theachieversuk.com

Tickets £6 advance online

£5 paper tickets - buy in advance directly from our office or cafe at SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA. Daytime opening times:Tues - Sat 10am-3pm.