Coming Up

Funk in Sessions

Live Music

Wednesday 16th January 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   

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Da Bäm

Live Music

Thursday 24th Jan 8pm

SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA 

Live Hip Hop/R&B Jam with Rudi and Rory - drums and bass keys.

New monthly jam night. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the museum of....

Social

Saturday 2nd Feb 10-3
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Hello! An open invitation for submissions to the museum of... https://ontograph.wordpress.com/ The deadline for submissions is Saturday 2nd February! Come down to the SVA from 7pm on Friday evening on 1st Feb or 10am - 3pm on Saturday 2nd Feb and bring something along!

All objects are welcome, whether they be your most prized or most reviled possessions. It could be a letter you've kept for too long, a collection of redundant lighters, an email thread, a wedding ring, an old Argos catalogue, a family heirloom, a piece of fake gold, a story you wrote, a signed photo of Brian McFadden, an unsigned photo of Brian McFadden, a homemade map, a picture or comic book you did at school, a sketch of your rat, a sculpture of your feelings, a broken Alicia Keys CD case or a functioning tool that you have not and will not ever use. A one-off museum exhibition will be open at the SVA gallery for a short time at the start of March.

 

Incendiary : Set on fire

Exhibition

6-10th Feb 
SVA, 4 John St, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Incendiary is a multi-site exhibition consisting of 23 artists and 1 artists’ collective responding to the fire of industrial incinerators & combustion fallout on human & more than human ecosystems. One part of this will be at SVA.                                                     

The initial idea came from a conversation between a direct action protestor Dr Gail Bradbrook and the curator, Patricia Brien. It was a discussion around the persistence of industrial incinerators despite much public protest and debate.

The inferno-incinerator conjures the destructive power of elemental fire & borrows from a powerful fire / regeneration binary association found in various mythologies. However, the fire / regeneration narrative urgently requires metamorphosis as things heat up. Images of Dante’s burning Inferno spring to mind as hyper consumption and subsequent waste fuels the fire and transforms it into toxic matter.

Liminessence

Incendiary : A performative conversation

Talk

Saturday 9th Feb 11am-12pm
SVA, 4 John St, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Artists Lou Baker and Fiona Campbell discuss their practice together as a performative conversation. As part of the ‘Incendiary’ exhibition in the John Street Gallery.

Incendiary is a multi-site exhibition consisting of 23 artists and 1 artists’ collective responding to the fire of industrial incinerators & combustion fallout on human & more than human ecosystems.

In the John Street gallery.

 

 

 

Home Everywhere Mark Darbyshire

Exhibition

16th – 23rd February
Friday and Saturdays 10am-3pm
John Street gallery, 4 John St, Stroud,
GL5 2HA

This exhibition hints at a journey and notions of Nostalgia by reference imagery used in the gold(en) packaging and advertising of Benson & Hedges cigarettes from the 1970’s. This cyclical loop, returning to find form in the present day parallels the journey made by Odysseus on his return from the Trojan wars. This return home or completion of an artwork proves no resting place for neither Odysseus nor the artist. Odysseus is compelled to leave Ithaca from the moment he arrives as is the artist to begin again another journey.

 

 

Ana Silvera

Live Music

Friday 29th March 8pm
SVA, The Goods Shed, GL5 3AP

Ana Silvera’s folk and bluegrass tinged tunes are lyrical, intimate and emotive, works of ‘lavish, vivid imagination’ (Metro).  Drawing on stories from her own eventful life as well as folklore and myth, Ana’s songs are vignettes, poignant snapshots in time that weave poetry and melody to magical effect.  For this spring tour, alongside other original work, Ana will perform songs from her latest release, an alt-folk song cycle, Oracles (out now on Gearbox Records). Over the past few years, Ana has toured and performed her songs throughout the UK and Europe, collaborated with early music ensemble Concerto Caledonia and the Estonian Girls Choir and composed and sung in a full-length original work, 'Cassandra', for Royal Ballet.
'Wonderful modern folk' - The Quietus, ‘Stunning…magical story-telling’ – The Guardian
www.anasilvera.com

Tickets £8 early bird paper / £11 online

 
 
 
 
 

Maggie Shaw : A retrospective

Exhibition

18th January to 2nd February, Fridays and Saturdays 10am-3pm

Private View Friday 18th Jan 6-8pm

SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

A retrospective exhibition of Maggie Shaw’s textiles, paintings and sketchbooks. Originally a textile artist, Maggie Shaw was a member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, and exhibited her contemporary textile work widely, including America, Japan, Germany and Spain. Finding that textiles were to some extent restrictive, she took up abstract painting.  She took part in many solo and shared exhibitions and her sketch books were selected for the Sketch Drawing Prize 2011. 

“ When I work I aim to paint the fundamental bare bones of the atmosphere – how we feel it rather than how we see it – capturing the light and the air along with the structures beneath our feet, to evoke an emotional response, using the minimum of marks the minimum of colour in order to achieve this. I want the results of my work to be paintings that are quietly absorbing.”  Maggie Shaw 

Funk-in Session

Live Music

Wednesday 30th January 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Live Funk Jam... All funk.. funky funk funk. All are welcome to listen or perform!

£1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funk in Sessions

Live Music

Wednesday 6th Feb 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home School Tidy Up

 

Workshop

Friday 8th Feb 10.30am-1pm
SVA, The Goods Shed, Stroud, GL5 3AP

Workshop: Home School Tidy Up

Ages up to 14 years. Workshop: Bring along unwanted cards, cereal boxes, wrapping paper or anything else & make colourful, artistic collages from ‘waste’. Upstairs in the meeting room.

Collaging with artist Angela Baum. Parents/guardians need to accompany children. Bring your own lunch or buy snacks at the SVA café.

Pre-booking: angelabaum@yahoo.co.uk

Cost: £2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funk in Session

Live Music

Wednesday 13th Feb 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Fluffypunk's Penny Gaff with Rob Auton

Comedy

Saturday 16th Feb 2019 7.30pm
SVA, The Goods Shed, GL5 3AP

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Funk in Sessions

Live Music

Wednesday 23rd Jan 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the museum of....

Social

Friday 1st Feb 7pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Hello! An open invitation for submissions to the museum of... https://ontograph.wordpress.com/ The deadline for submissions is Saturday 2nd February! Come down to the SVA from 7pm on Friday evening on 1st Feb or 10am - 3pm on Saturday 2nd Feb and bring something along!

All objects are welcome, whether they be your most prized or most reviled possessions. It could be a letter you've kept for too long, a collection of redundant lighters, an email thread, a wedding ring, an old Argos catalogue, a family heirloom, a piece of fake gold, a story you wrote, a signed photo of Brian McFadden, an unsigned photo of Brian McFadden, a homemade map, a picture or comic book you did at school, a sketch of your rat, a sculpture of your feelings, a broken Alicia Keys CD case or a functioning tool that you have not and will not ever use. A one-off museum exhibition will be open at the SVA gallery for a short time at the start of March.

  

Diablos del Ritmo Sessions

Live music

Thursday 7th February 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.

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ragpicking

 

Live Music + film

Friday 8th Feb 6.30pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Taking a cue from Walter Benjamin’s ‘Ragpicker', an historical character who sifted through dusty remains and redirected waste to useful ends on the streets of Paris, SVA-based artist Mair Hughes proposes we reimagine this character for today’s circumstances. The Ragpicking event is an evening filled with the sounds of the accordion and historical film conjuring the iconic Ragpickers of the Parisian streets at the turn of the 20th century. There will be speakers & discussions around art practice and environmental thinking in considering the dreams and detritus of post-industrial cities & towns.

Ragpicking will be accordion music + film presented by SVA artist Mair Hughes. Guest speaker - Prof Kate Rigby (Environmental Humanities, Bath Spa Uni) Artists & Activists discussion including curator Patricia Brien, Lydia Halcrow, Fiona Campbell, Lou Baker, Angela Baum + Walking the Land Artists.

Donation at the door for SVA & costs.

 

Stroud Jazz Sessions with Aidan Pope Trio

Live Music

Thursday 14th Feb 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  

 

Funk in Session

Live Music

Wednesday 20th Feb 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toby Marks and Andrew Heath present: Motion

Live Music

Friday 10th May 7.30pm
SVA, The Goods Shed, GL5 3AP
 
'Motion’ is a new collaborative album from established sound artists, Toby Marks and Andrew Heath. Four immersive soundscapes were created and compiled featuring field recordings from recent trips to the North, South, East and West of Britain. Each trip took as it’s theme a particular form of transport which, in addition to other environmental sounds from those areas, were processed and transformed, blending piano, guitars and electronics to produce a deeply meditative, endlessly unfolding collection. Sometimes evoking images of machinery, sometimes of nature, the pieces flow and twist, at all times maintaining a humanity and sense of personal experience at their core.

Accompanying the music are live video manipulations by Patrick Dunn, blending real-world imagery and computer generated textures.

Tickets: £8 early bird paper tickets, £10 advance online, £12 on the door. Paper tickets from SVA.