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  Stroud by Bath - An architectural exhibition  

Stroud by Bath - An architectural exhibition
Opening night: Friday 4 July 6-9pm
4-12 July 10am-4pm
4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

The final year architecture project at the University of Bath was this year set in Stroud. To celebrate the completion of our projects and share the results of our hard work we are putting on an exhibition of our work in Stroud. Visitors can view a range of images and models representing proposals in a variety of sites in and around Stroud. Projects range from a modern day wool mill to a community cidery, from co-operative housing to an orthodox monastery. We have had a lot of help over the past few months, so we are taking this as an opportunity to thank the residents of Stroud for their insight and support, and showcase Stroud’s potential for exciting development.

 
Mould Presents Black & White and Other Colours  

Mould Presents
Black & White and Other Colours

Opening night: Friday 4 July 6-9pm
4-12 July 10am-4pm
Unit 9 Merrywalks, Stroud GL5 1RR

An exhibition featuring four young Brighton based artists: Nettle Grellier, Shanti Gorton, George Lloyd-Jones and Will Wade. Mould, in conjunction with SVA, is a youth arts collective dedicated to bringing contemporary arts to a younger generation.


  louis   Stroud Jazz Sessions presents Geoff Bowles
Thursday 10 July 8.30-11pm
Goods Shed, Stroud GL5 3AP


July's Stroud Jazz Sessions features the fabulous Geoff Bowles on sax as special guest, a short Gerry Mulligan interlude from jammers John Lawrence and Simon Day, and our all-welcome energeti-frenetic jam! It's a delight to welcome back Geoff Bowles, who is a superb player - well known in the West country as a prominent saxophonist, he has played in all the main West Country venues and around the Midlands. He has also played with many leading names. Hard bop style with a considerable technique but can also do justice to a ballad. Be there or square... Second Thursday of every month.
Tickets £4 (£3 performers) on the door
 
  John Street Social Club   Clocking Off hosts John Street Social Club
Friday 11 July 7pm
SVA, 4 John St, Stroud GL5 2HA


The John Street Social Club is a series of weekly Friday night club socials hosted by different artists with visuals and audio to share in a non precious environment. The format: decks, laptop, and a limited number of selected youtube clips of archive footage and informative curiosities...
Free
 
  Matt Harvey  

Mr Fluffypunk’s Penny Gaff
featuring Matt Harvey and Wil Greenaway
Alternative Cabaret with a spoken word spine!

Saturday 12 July 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Roll up, Roll Up for the 2nd Penny Gaff with your delightful host, Mr Jonny Fluffypunk, Stand-up poet. Sit-up storyteller. Give-up guitarist. This month's featured artist is Matt Harvey a Bona fide Radio 4 Star, Writer, Poet and Enemy of all that's difficult and upsetting! Matt’s way with words has taken him from Totnes to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships via Saturday Live, the Edinburgh Festival and the Work section of the Guardian. He is host of Radio 4’s Wondermentalist Cabaret, creator of Empath Man, and author of The Hole in the Sum of my Parts, Where Earwigs Dare and Mindless Body Spineless Mind. “…not only funny, but tender and true” The Guardian. www.mattharvey.co.uk

Plus a full Edinburgh show in the 1st half featuring Wil Greenway a beautiful, dazzling, surreal storyteller & comedian, coming all the way from Melbourne. But, er, via London. He will be performing "Vincent Goes Splat!" his all-new one-hour solo show, off to Udderbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe. From the idiot behind A Night to Dismember comes a bounding comedy for your bitter heart. Vincent Goes Splat is the difficult second album, the seven year itch, the ugly twin. A stupid new study of guilt, grief and gravity. “Completely original and confounding...expect great things” Edinburgh Spotlight (UK).
And that's not all ...Why, there's off-the-wall misery and lyrical gothic wierdness from Stroud's very own postcard maker and punmeister extraordinaire Mr Bill Jones. www.hawkerspot.com/

More to be confirmed plus films, competitions and prizes!
Tickets: £7 advance, £8 on door.

Advanced tickets can be bought online here or from Trading Post, 26 Kendrick Street. Stroud GL5 1AQ

 
  John Street Blues   John Street Blues
Thursday 17 July 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA


John Street Blues is about bringing enjoyment and wider awareness of the genre which is at the heart of Western popular music. The night is a chance for those who are interested in the music of the blues to get together and enjoy it in a social setting. It will feature a mixture of live music from a house band, blues vinyl, and documentary film.
£3.00 donations on door
 
  Up the Swanny   Up the Swanny
Opening night: Friday 18 July, 2014 6-9pm
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July 10am-4pm
Goods Shed, Stroud GL5 3AP


Take an enchanted swan ride through pools of glimmering light, past the last vestiges of an archaic world in to the dawn of the new. A multi-disciplinary exhibition by award-winning artists, Lorraine Robbins and Soozy Roberts. Expect a sensory downpour and dark, irreverent humour. Daytime openings suitable for the whole family.
 
  John Street Social Club  

John Street Social Club
Friday 18 July 7pm
SVA, 4 John St, Stroud GL5 2HA


The John Street Social Club is a series of weekly Friday night club socials hosted by different artists with visuals and audio to share in a non precious environment. The format: decks, laptop, and a limited number of selected youtube clips of archive footage and informative curiosities...
Free

 
  Mambo Mamas  

Mambo Mama
Saturday 19 July 9pm-2am
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA


Mambo Mama is a celebration of exciting, complex, rhythmical patterns that have existed for over 30,000 years. With its roots set deep within the Voodoo religion, this musical journey will take you through the continents of Africa, North and South America, and the Caribbean in a night of Afro-Latin, Boogaloo and Jazz.

Tickets:£6 advanced £7 on the door
Advanced tickets from Trading Post, 26 Kendrick Street, Stroud GL5 1AQ

 
Regular meets & workshops    

  Stroud artists books   Artists Book Club
First Wednesday of each month
4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

A shared space for our artists books and practice. We are open to new members. We hope to meet regularly at the same time and place on the first Wednesday of the month. Each month we will explore a different theme and the suggestion for our next meeting is edible books. Free
 
  writing  

Creative Writing
every Wednesday 6.30-8.30pm
4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

All are welcome - beginners and experienced writers. Each blank sheet of paper is a new beginning. The activity called creative writing involves investigation and discovery of your inner resources. It is a journey of self-discovery. It is fun. It is challenging and, as it reveals the power and uniqueness of your imagination, you will be surprised and delighted. The only risk is that you may get hooked. All it takes is pencil and paper and a slipping free of the internal censor. You will have a sense of having triumphed over your negativity, of having entered the jungle of yourself, explored it and realized there is always more to discover. You will have work that expresses your unique individuality that you can share with others.
More information: Rick: 01453 758215
email rickvick96@yahoo.co.uk
£5 per session

 
  Pete on the ivories   Wednesday Night Jazz Meeting
Every Wednesday 7.30 -10.30pm
4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA (from Wednesday 9 April)
Open jazz workshop/rehearsal/"gig" - all musicians welcome, Pete Rosser leading, channelling Mingus/Brotherhood of Breath/Lester Bowie. Audience also welcome, bar open, chatting encouraged.
Free
 
  Coffee Pot  

Artist Hub
Starting again Friday 18 April
SVA every Friday 11am - 12 noon

A series of weekly Friday morning coffee breaks for artists to meet, share ideas and find out more about what's going on at SVA

   
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