Coming Up

Being: Human

Exhibition

Opens Wednesday 12th September 6pm

Thursday 13th - Sat 15th September 10am -3pm
John Street Gallery, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Being: Human is a debut exhibition showcasing five young local artists, featuring and curated by Ella Clifton-Gould and Ruby Kester. The focus is on human nature and the innate desires within all of us that make up who we are. The artists include Moina Walker, Huw Howell, Ruby Mellish, Ella Clifton-Gould, and Ruby Kester, joining together to create a multi-media extravaganza incorporating every aspect of the fine art world from sculpture and painting, to film and performance art. 

Ella and Ruby have both previously been involved with Mould, a youth arts collective in conjunction with the SVA. All five artists are continuing their artistic careers at London universities. 

Free  

  

 

 

Funk in Sessions

Live Music

Wednesday  26th September 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!

£1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tea service Art in Motion

 

Saturday 6th  - 21st October
Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 3pm

Tea service Saturday 6th, 13th  and 20th  12 o’clock and 3pm
For more info email office@sva.org.uk

The Tea Service is an interactive art work combining art, tea and discussion. The common activity of drinking tea and conversation forms the background to this artwork. Artists working with AIM developed the idea for this project, they were keen to find a creative way to share their artwork with other groups, organisations and community networks. They wanted to find a relaxed and informal way to engage in discussion to explore a wider range of topics and issues such as art, disability and sense of place. Using images of their own artwork the artists created a purpose-made tea service. Groups joining them at the table will be able to sit down to their artwork which would form they starting point for any conversation. Each sitting at the table will be chaired by AIM to help keep the conversation flowing and to assure that everyone would have an opportunity to be heard.

Art in motion (AIM) is a participatory arts organisation based at Studio 45 Spike Island, Bristol. AIM creates opportunities for artists with learning difficulties and neurodiverse artists to take part within the contemporary arts.

This project is supported by Elevate Funding* in a collaboration with Art Shape. Arts Council England’s Elevate fund is designed to strengthen organisations making a significant contribution to enhancing diversity in the arts.

Free 

 

 

Gloucester Music present Stroud Jazz Sessions

Live Music

Thursday 11th October 8pm

We have a special energised Jazz Session for the Autumn, 9 of the finest young jazzsters in Gloucestershire will be presenting a punchy, razzmatazz opening set (8.30 – 9.30pm) followed by Stroud Jazz sessions invite all-comers to join in for the remaining jazz-netically charged jam.

£5 on the door £3 musicians   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 21 Lakes Closing Party: A Celebration

Club night

Saturday 20th October 9pm till late
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Come and help us celebrate the conclusion of an 8 week road Trip; Wild Swimming 21 UK Lakes and raising some money for Sue Ryder Hospice in the process, with a night of exceptional music.

Feat. Special guest DJ: The Peaceful Ones (Spirit Wrestlers, DiY).
Playing a 3 hour set, accompanied, by Stroud's very own Funk, Disco & Rare Groove aficionados, The Situation Sounds DJ's and producers: 
Frank Situation, Mr Mulatto & Dom Thompson. 

£6 advance £8 on the door

 

 

 

 

Bellow Presents: Will Varley

Live Music

Friday 26th October 7.30pm
SVA. The Goods Shed, GL5 3AP

Described recently by Donovan as “The next generation” and counting the likes of Billy Bragg, Tim Minchin and Frank Turner amongst his fans, it seems that Will Varley, the rambling songwriter who cut his teeth haunting the open mics of south London, is finally getting the attention he deserves. 

Don’t miss him live in Stroud this October.

Tickets £15 + booking fee advance 

 

  

 

 

 

Funk in Sessions

Live Music

Wednesday 3rd October 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

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

£1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snazzback

Live music

Saturday 6th October 8.30pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Inspired by the 'stretch' music of Christian Scott, funk jams of Medeski, Martin and Wood and the high-energy melancholy of Portico Quartet and BBNG. Snazzback approach Hip Hop, Afro-Funk and Psych-Jazz with a free improv sensibility and collaborative spirit. Their busking street parties and touring continues this summer after a heavy first season, with a new album release scheduled for autumn 2018

Tickets: £6 advance or before 9.30pm, £7 on the door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bellow Presents: Portico Quartet

Live Music

Saturday 13th October 7.30pm
SVA The Goods Shed, Stroud GL5 3AP

Bellow are delighted to host Mercury Prize nominees Portico Quartet on Stroud soil for the first time. 

Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of three studio albums, from the band’s 2007 breakthrough ‘Knee-Deep in the North Sea’, and the John Leckie produced ‘Isla’ in 2010, to the self titled recording ‘Portico Quartet’ in 2012.  See more 

 Tickets: £17 advance £20 on the door

 

 

 

 

Funk in Sessions

Live Music

Wednesday 24th October 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

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

£1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funk in Session

Live Music

Wednesday 31st October
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

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

£1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uplifter

Uplifter

Friday 21st September 8.30pm till late
Goods Shed, Stroud, GL5 3AP

The Uplifter + Stroud go hand in hand with providing powerfully good vibes on the dance floor. JJSO Dub Project will also be performing - Arrive early to make sure you don't miss these guys... They're awesome!
http://www.theuplifter.co.uk

Tickets: £6 early bird advance £8 later

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists

A Unique Blend Of Poetry And Theatre.

Friday 5th October 7.30pm 
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

What happens when three poets who enjoy having a pint together decide to put on a show?  Join Dave, Emma, and Steve as they meet in a pub somewhere a lot like Wolverhampton and plot their path to fame and fortune. Will they be distracted by beer and scratchings? Will they put the world to rights? Come and find out.

An evening of poetry like you’ve never seen before. May contain language.

See more

Tickets: £6 advance £7 on the door

 

 

Funk in Sessions

 Live Music

Wednesday 10th October 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

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

£1 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funk in Session

Live Music

Wednesday 17th October 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!

£1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band-it Heros 23

Live Music

Thursday 25th October 6.30pm
SVA, The Goods Shed, GL5 3AP

BandiT is a four-day songwriter and band workshop for 60 to 70 students aged 8 to 17. Students throughout the community come together to form bands and to be creative in song writing and performing. The prime function of the workshop is to give young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to gain experience in musicianship, creative song writing and performance skills.

http://www.banditmusicprojects.co.uk/

Tickets are available from the Bandit Music Projects and Trading Post Stroud. Adult Tickets £15 Children & concessions £10

 

 

Emily Barker plus special guest Jack Carty

Live music

Saturday 3rd November 7.30pm 
SVA, The Goods Shed, Stroud, GL5 3AP

Emily Barker returns to The Goods Shed with her band of Stroud-based multi-instrumentalists Lukas Drinkwater, Pete Roe and Rob Pemberton for the finale of her UK tour. She'll be playing songs from her latest album Sweet Kind of Blue, which was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and an all-star cast of Memphis session players. The success of the album, with its seamless mix of soul, blues, country and folk influences, and the globe-trotting tours to support it helped land Emily the accolade of UK Artist of the Year at the recent UK Americana Awards held at Hackney Empire in London.

 See more here

Tickets: £12 advanced £15 on the door