Coming Up

Jetlag at the John St Social

Friday 20th July 7pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Welcome on board! The destination is Jetlag ADM festival: a space in the west harbour of Amsterdam. We will be bringing you a taste of Jetlag, an experimental music and circus festival at ADM in Amsterdam which takes place this weekend 20 - 22. July 2018. We will be doing a live link up from the festival including a performance by Max Swagemakers on violin ( at 8pm and a talk show discussion at 9pm involving some organisers of Side Kunst jetlag+ more.  This events is hosted in collaboration with Tara Downs and Bart Sabel from Radio Droogdok and the Miniature Musuem. Radio Droogdok was launched on for the Site Festival 2018 as part of the Places in Drift project with Dutch artist Valerie Van Leersum. Tara collects and sculpts stories into a series of ‘Transition Transmissions’ - broadcasts from Dutch docklands to post-industrial Stroud from a Miniature Museum-Radio Droogdok mobile radio hut. In this initiative an interactive exchange is being developed to reflect on and link creative hubs and cultural free havens.


Funk in Session

Live Music

Wednesday 25th July 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!









Albino Tarantino Session

Live music

Thursday 2nd August 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Live session/practice from Albino Tarantino with latin vinyl in the spaces.








Stroud Summer Show


Saturday 4th  -Saturday 25th August
Open: Wednesdays 6-9pm and Saturdays 10am -5pm 

John Street Gallery, Stroud, GL5 2HA

A coming together of all of Stroud’s many and varied artists and makers in one gallery space. The ambition is to tile the walls of the gallery with art. From floor to ceiling and back again, every spare patch of white should be covered.





Julian Argüelles Quartet


Live music

Friday 7th September
The Good shed, Stroud, GL5 3AP

Jazz Stroud presents the Argüelles’ quartet. Described as inspiring, adventurous, soulful, and highly recommended to anyone who gets pleasure from listening to music: jazz or otherwise.

This quartet have been reported to impress with high quality compositions and playing. The leader, Argüelles, has been described as a composite of Charles Lloyd and Wayne Shorter. Throw in comparisons to that of Holst, Elgar and Finzi with some moving Spanish folk and grooving South African influences, and you pretty much have the makings of “a joyous listening experience”.

£12 advance £15 on the door  

See more here



Landscapes of Labour


Friday 29th June  -Friday 20th July
Open: Wednesdays 6-9pm and Saturdays 10am -5pm 

John Street Gallery, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Landscapes of Labour is a month of responses to land, labour and making. Throughout July, there will be an exhibition of artists' work made with, from and in dialogue with the land. Alongside the exhibition are artist talks as well as film screenings that explore the relationship between artist Anselm Kiefer and his surroundings and the world of Indian sweatshops.








World of Art at Womad

World of Art

Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th July 
Womad, Charlton Park 

We are excited to announce that this year SVA will be asissting a Brazilian art collective OPAVIVARÁ! at WOMAD. Based in Rio de Janeiro, OPAVIVARÁ! create interventions and situations which redefine public and private spaces, inviting audiences to join in public moments to activate and increase the power of life. Come and say hi 

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Crazy Golf 2018

Crazy Golf
Opening event Friday 3rd August 6-8pm

4th August - 3rd September 10am -4pm
Goods Shed, Stroud GL5 3AP

Now in it 4th year Crazy Golf is back running throughout August. This year the 18 holes will be designed by the kids. The final selected designs can be seen in action for the whole month of August.

Cafe and bar open daily 10am - 4pm.

£3 Children (under 15yrs), Adults £4




Stroud Jazz Sessions

Live Music

Thursday 14th August 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

We offer an audaciously warm welcome to Adrian Gibson our special guest trumpeter.  Join us in the splendiferous SVA for his set at 8.30 followed by our usual energeti-frenetic jam open to all to play, sing or listen.

£5 on the door £3 musicians





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





Jon Adams

Artists talk

Wednesday 25th July at 3pm
SVA, 4 John St, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Jon Adams references his synaesthesia & autism weaving autobiography, science and hidden metaphor with poetry image sound and performance, creating unique perspectives of recording history, time and place. 

His social engaged work chosen for ‘2012 Cultural Olympiad’ & ‘Magna Carta 800’ A Speakers Art Fund commission.

More info here 


booking advisable please email to book your place. 







Funk in Sessions

Live Music

Wednesday 1st August 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

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










DJ Cerveau

Club night

Saturday 4th August 8pm - 2am
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Cerveau has been a resident and popular DJ in the south west scene including The Palm City, Milk & Honey and Influence. 


Tickets: £6 advance, £8 on the door  





Albino Tarantino Session

Live music

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

Live session/practice from Albino Tarantino with latin vinyl in the spaces.








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