Coming Up

Isatu Hyde & Kai Venus

Exhibition

Private View Friday 16th November 6pm

Gallery open:

10am-4pm Saturday 17th November

10am-4pm Wednesday 21st to Saturday 24th November

John St Gallery, 4 John St, Stroud, GL5 2HA

This will be a ceramics and design exhibition and is a collaboration between two makers Isatu Hyde and Kai Venus.

Isatu Hyde is a ceramicist whose function led work reflects traditional vessels from varying cultures. Kai Venus is a designer who combines traditional woodwork with contemporary designs. This is their first collaborative show and combines two strong senses of simplicity and function.

Curated by James Holliday.

John Street Kitchen will also be open on these Saturdays for food and drinks. 

 

RIBA Lecture

Talk

Wednesday 28th November 5.30-7.30pm
SVA, The Goods Shed, GL5 3AP

RIBA Gloucestershire are hosting a guest lecture with Meredith Bowles, founder of Mole Architects, all in the extraordinary setting of the Goods Shed.

Mole have designed studios for artists, and masterplans for developers who have a vision to make better cities.  In between these scales they have designed many houses and buildings, all contributing to making the places we live and work in richer. Well-designed buildings make life easier, more comfortable, and more pleasurable.

Each project at Mole is informed by the nature of the place and the specifics of the project.  Their clients have ambition and a passion for architecture, and the work reflects this, resulting in unique buildings that reflect something about the people we work with. There’s also a consistency about what they do: an interest in material, texture, and colour. A desire to make buildings that are surprising in their context but somehow feel right. An ambition to make buildings that use less energy, and feel good to be in. 

This year saw Mole win the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize for projects under £1 million as well as a Regional award for its Houseboat project for Solidspace owner Roger Zogolovitch; and its bold, contemporary Marsh Hill House in Alde­burgh, Suffolk, also picked up a Regional award. Plus in September Fijal House won an award for the Best Contemporary Self Build in The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2018.

www.molearchitects.co.uk

£6 Early bird tickets (until 21st Nov) £10 tickets after 21st Nov - includes a welcome drink. 

 

Jeannie Driver + Anna Cady

Artist Q&A

Saturday 1st December 11am
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA 

Jeannie Driver has been developing a series of works for the past year entitled - Lifting the Drawing off the Page, and will be collaborating with Stroud based artist film maker Anna Cady in the SVA gallery; experimenting with film and drawing as sculpture - or is it sculpture as film and drawing? Lifting the Drawing off the page is an experimental process, with measurements, rules, and systems applied to create new forms relating to space and the body. The works sit at the intersection between drawing, installation and sculpture - photography and film. 
 
Over four days Jeannie Driver and Anna Cady will be using the SVA space as an experimental collaborative space. Jeannie will install new sculptural drawings and collaborate with film maker Anna Cady to explore relationships with process, performance and film.

The work will be exhibited on the Saturday morning (1st Dec) as part of a Q&A where Jeannie and Anna will talk about their collaboration and work.

 

DIY Christmas Art Shop

Exhibition

Friday 7th December 6pm and Saturday 8th 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Ishmael Ensemble Live at SVA

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!

https://soundcloud.com/ishmaelensemble/gilles-peterson-uk-jazz-special-live-at-maida-vale-the-chapel-tunnels

See more info at our Facebook Event page.

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.

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 darkets night with many special guests.
7.30PM AT THE GOODS SHED >>>>> 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 WITH THE BEST KIND OF TRADITIONS, E.G. WINKING, LIVE CINEMATIC PERFORMANCES, SOUNDS, EDIBLE SCULPTURES. 

£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. 

 

 

Rob Auton : The Talk Show

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.  

Following  on  from  his  shows  about  hair,  sleep,  water,  faces,  the  sky  and  the  colour  yellow,  Rob  now  turns  his  attention  to  talking  because  he  is  ready  to  talk  about  talking.    Since  2012  Rob  has  chosen  a  specific  theme  for  his  shows  and  challenged  himself  to  create  an  hour  of  material  about  each  subject.    These  shows  have  given  rise  to  sell-out  shows  at  the  Edinburgh  Fringe  as  Rob  continues  to  build  his  audience  through  his  unique  use  of  words  and  humour.     

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.

"A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot. " The Guardian

"Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch" ★★★★★ The Independent

"Funny, poetic, observant and wholly original. Auton's brilliant use of language and perfect comic timing throws up laugh after laugh after laugh after laugh." ★★★★ Beyond the Joke

"It's both touching and bizarre. A warm and frequently funny hour." ★★★★ The List

"Inspiring and uplifting. Well worth seeing." ★★★★★ British Comedy Guide

"A remarkably moving emotional journey. A thoroughly enjoyable, engaging and entertaining hour." ★★★★★ Entertainment Focus

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

Funk in Session

Live Music

Wednesday 21st November 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funk-in Session

Live Music

Wednesday 28th November
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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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   

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Fairy Bootique

Exhibition

19th Dec –  5th January
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.

The artists will be in the gallery Friday  21st and Saturday 22nd December. Megan Zajac and Sean Heather will 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Stretching the Line

Exhibition

27th Nov - 1st Dec
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA
 
Over four days Jeannie Driver  and Anna Cady will be using the SVA space as an experimental collaborative space. Jeannie will install new sculptural drawings and collaborate with film maker Anna Cady to explore relationships with process, performance and film.

The work will be exhibited on the Saturday morning (1st Dec) as part of a Q&A where Jeannie and Anna will talk about their collaboration and work.

During the three days Jeannie and Anna will be exploring the relationship between drawing and film considering the body and performance as an integral part of the process. This work will extend Black Lines, a film created and screened during a residency at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, in 2017. https://vimeo.com/238930338.

 

 

Situation Sounds + SVA House Funk Band presents...

Live Music

Thursday 29th November 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Free

Situations DJ’s Frank Situation & Mr. Mulatto join forces with the SVA House Funk Band for a new monthly night of live music at The SVA.

This will be an open rehearsal with DJs and a public bar. A chance to write, perform and rehearse brand new material with a group of top local players. A chance to ditch the mobile phone for an entire evening and interact with other human beings. In association with JazzStroud.

Drums: William Vick, Percussion: Charlie Giddings, Bass: Max Findlay, Keys: Phil Campbell & Dom Thompson, Trumpet: Emma Ordonez, Saxophones: Antonio & Patrick 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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

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

 

 

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  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
http://www.theuplifter.co.uk

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

The Uplifter :: UK based artist touring worldwide since 2004 - Reggae, Ska & Dub DJ / Live Percussionist / Producer / Filmmaker / Lover of Dinosaurs & good coffee ::
 
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.