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  A maze  

A Maze

30th Jan-28th Feb
Saturdays and Sundays 11am-4pm
Tuesdays-Thursdays 4pm-6pm
Fridays 4pm-9pm

SVA, The Goods Shed, Stroud GL5 3AP

Immerse yourself in A Maze at the Goods Shed... We’re building a maze, concocted from many extravagant minds! Get ready to get lost and leave the ball of string at home... you won’t need it, once you’re in you can never leave, never, nie!!

£2/£3 on the door

 
  Tiny Prancers  

Tiny Prancers
Baby/Toddler Disco 0-4 years

Monday 1st February 9.30 -11.30am
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Bubble machine, glow sticks, disco ball, maracas, stickers,refreshments. DJ Good Doggy will be playing an absolute emosh roller coaster of tunes: Disco, pop, county, jazz, garage, bashment, r&b, classical, rock n roll, soul, nursery rhymes, rave, world...you name it!! Come along, dance around and get sweaty for an hour!

9.45 - 10.30 - refreshments and kids films
10.30 - 11.30 – disco

£3 per toddler

 
  Bob Gelsthorpe poster  

Line Gallery presents
Bob Gelsthorpe

5th - 28th February
Private view Friday 5th Feb 6pm-9pm
Fridays & Saturdays 10am-5pm

Line Gallery, SVA, 4 John Street,
Stroud GL5 2HA

Faith is the key driving force in Bob Gelsthorpe’s practice-based research, which includes drawing, performance, photography, sculpture and curatorial projects. Bob has recently been awarded the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery ‘Artist in Residence’ at YMCA Swansea.

Saturday 6th February 2pm: Artist Talk and Q&A

 
  SQ Bomb  

SQ Bomb host John Street Social

Friday 5th February 7-11pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

A Band born in a shed on Middle Street, Stroud. Their first gig was too loud for Stroud and got closed down after three songs by the environmental health. Drums are created by external artists, they listen to a telephone recording and make a track without any other input from the band. All songs are cooked in the Sq Bomb kitchen. What is our sound? Loud un-aerodynamic rock n roll, often dancy with a post punk poetic twist.

£1 membership on the door

 
  Sleepless in Seattle  

Line Gallery presents
Sleepless in Seattle
A pudding and film night

Wednesday 10th February 7pm
Line Gallery
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

After you have finished dinner at home, come along to the SVA to watch Sleepless in Seattle and eat some
pudding! These special fundraising events for the Line Gallery will take place twice a month.

Tickets: £5 for film, pudding and coffee, £3 for film only on the door

 
  Mark Lawrence  

Stroud Jazz Sessions presents Mark Lawrence

Thursday 11th February 8.30pm-11pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Stroud Jazz Sessions is delighted to welcome guitarist Mark Lawrence as special guest to our energetic-frenetic
all-comers February jam. Mark hails from a Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Blues master, having a “vocalising guitar that hints at Hendrix via George Benson” and being influenced by John McLaughlin, Miles Davis, Buddy Guy and Kurt Rosenwinkel.

Tickets: £3 musicians/£5 on the door

 
  Unlucky in Love  

Miserable Malcolm and Uta Baldauf
host John Street Social

Friday 12th February 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

“Unlucky in Love - a pre-Valentines Night of Woe.” Get the disappointment over early at this night devoted to heartbreak. Miserable Malcolm will be hosting an open mic’ for you to share poems, stories of romantic disaster, read from your teenage diary and mingle with other sad souls. Uta will be performing and playing a variety of love-lorn tragic tracks. Drown your sorrows at the bar (but, don’t forget, they’re strong swimmers).

£1 membership on the door

 
  Auction poster  

Art exhibition and auction
A fundraiser for Refugees

13th-27th February
Fridays & Saturdays 10am-4pm
or by appointments:
01453 751440 or rosa@sva.org.uk

Millets, 20 High Street, Stroud GL5 1AS

An exhibition and auction of artwork kindly donated from local artists in aid of Refugee Aid Stroud. Buy some affordable art and your money will go a long way to help the current humanitarian crisis.
Live Auction: 27th February 6pm
: If you are unable to attend but still want to bid on a piece, please visit the exhibition and place your bid in the
ballot box, or email briony@sva.org.uk

 
  pom-pom  

Valentines pom-pom workshop

Saturday 13th February 12pm-3pm
Line Gallery
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Come on down to Line Gallery and make your loved one a pretty pom pom or two. All ages welcome.

Free

 
  A Valentines Vine Club  

A Valentines Vine Club

Saturday 13th February 9pm-1am
SVA, The Goods Shed, Stroud GL5 3AP

A night full of Decadence, indulgence and endless pounding rhythms that will not fail to get you moving. Killer Vinyl All Night. Brought to you by resident DJs - Harvey Brook and Oliver Offord.

Tickets: £6 advance, £7 on the door

 
  John Street Blues  

John Street Blues

Wednesday 17th February 8.30pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Monthly blues night with a full set from invited guest plus open mic, archivefoot- age and blues on vinyl. If you are a musician with a blues song that you feel needs to be heard then just turn up and find a slot somewhere in the evening!

Tickets: £3 conc./£5 on the door.
Performing musicians free

 
  Creature D  

Creature D Presents

Thursday 18th February 8.30pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Creature D events were initiated by the Stroud based band Sheena in November 2012. The nights were created to profile and expose the vibrant live music scene and have gone from strength to strength. Expect to hear... psychedelic, heavenly, stranger, new psychedelic, post modernistic Indie, new wave, garage, voyeurism, shoegaze, synth roc, kraut rock, art rock, art school, post punk, old punk, Sheena, black skinny jeans...

Tickets: £5 on the door

 
  JS social drinkers  

John Street Social Club

Friday 19th February 7-11pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

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

£1 membership on the door

 
  Jet Set Radio 3 poster  

Jet Set Radio 3

Saturday 20th February 9pm-2am
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Jet Set Radio returns to SVA for the best in live electronic music and DJs! With 3 amazing live acts and 3 very talented DJ’s, expect everything from guitar bound indie to disco pop and live dance music. Into the later hours we can look forward to plenty of house, afrobeat, garage, techno and what ever else the DJ’s on the bill have in store.Check out our facebook ‘Jet Set Radio Events’ page for more info.

Tickets: £7 advance from SVA and
Trading Post, £8 on the door

 
  2001: A Space Odyssey  

Line Gallery presents
2001: A Space Odyssey
a pudding and film night

Wednesday 24th February 7pm
Line Gallery, SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

After you have finished dinner at home, come along to the SVA to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey and eat some pudding! These special fundraising events for the Line Gallery will take place twice a month.

Tickets: £5 for film, pudding and coffee, £3 for film only on the door

 
  Elvis presents  

Elvis presents
John Street Social Club

Friday 26th February 7-11pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Strouds funkiest new chat show... Elvis and Dr Shiraz interview well-known Stroud personalities and introduce Stroud quirkiest acts. The John Street Social Club is a series of Friday night club socials hosted by different artists each week with visuals, archive footage, informative curiosities and audio to share.

£1 membership on the door

 
     

Workshops

 
  sally Hampson weaving  

Weaving Workshops with Sally Hampson

28th Jan-14th Feb
afternoon, evening and weekend workshops

The Weaving Shed,
29 High Street, Stroud GL5 1AJ

Learn to weave at The Weaving Shed. The looms will be set in advance, with different colours and textures to choose from. Learn how the loom works and all the basic 4 shaft weaves. Weave your own scarf /neck-warmer at the weekend workshops or leave with woven samples from the afternoon/evening workshops.

Go here for more information
Booking essential 01453 751440

 
     
Weekly meet ups
 
  John street Cafe  

John Street Cafe
every Friday 11am - 4pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Open every Friday and Saturday for drinks and eats plus live acoustic sessions. There will be a host of different Chefs in residence on Saturdays.

Art Hub at the John Street Cafe
Every Friday 11am - Noon
Regular Friday morning coffee breaks for artists and friends. Meet up, make connections, talk projects. Free.

Stroud Buskers Jam
Every Saturday 11am - 3pmAcoustic performances from Strouds Busking Community. Free Pint and Pie or hot drink for Performing Buskers.

 
  John Street Social Club  

John Street Social Club
Every Friday 7-11pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

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

£1 membership on the door

 
  Life Drawing  

Life Drawing

Every Tuesday 7pm - 9pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

These are informal, untutored, drop-in classes available for all levels of students. Please bring all your own equipment. We have a good mixture of models, both female and male.

£4 on the door

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Meanwhile residencies in empty shops

Since 1997 SVA have used over 40 properties as temporary spaces for exhibitions and events, working with local property owners and property agents.

 

 

UP this way

 

UP This Way
Fridays and Saturdays 9-6pm
or by appointment: 01453 297260
56 Merrywalks, Stroud GL5 3DA

UP This Way is an outlet within the Merrywalks highlighting the work of furniture and accessory makers within the broader Stroud area.

  Fungusloci farm

 

Fungusloci
Open for sales Saturdays 10.30-1.30pm
or by appointment email:fungi@cscic.org
Unit 23, Merrywalks, King Street, Stroud GL5 3DA

Artist and permaculture practitioner Dominic Thomas has designed and built a sustainable urban micro-farm in which oyster mushrooms are cultivated on spent coffee grounds from local cafes. Fungusloci is a project of Sustainable Creativity CIC with the help of Stroud District Food Grants.

  The Weaving Shed  

The Weaving Shed
29 High Street, Stroud
drop in or by appointment

Sally Hampson, an artist and weaver, is back in SVA’S project space bringing Weaving workshops and events in the coming months. Sally Holditch and Tim Parry Williams will be guest weavers in the Weaving Shed during the summer. For more details of workshops and upcoming events will be sent to you in the Autumn email to SVA: office@sva.org.uk.

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