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  John Street Cafe  

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

Now open every Friday and Saturday for drinks and eats plus live acoustic sessions.

Art Hubs
SVA Fridays 11am - Noon

Regular Friday morning coffee breaks for artists and friends. Meet up, make connections, talk projects.

 
  The Vine Club  

The Vine Club presents
John Street Social Club

Friday 28 August 7-11pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Killer Vinyl all night... The Vine Club’s residents Ollie and Harvey host ‘John Street Social Club’ with special guests Alf and Nick. John Street Social is a series of weekly Friday night club socials hosted by different artists each week with visuals and audio to share.

£1 membership on the door

 
  Crazy Golf  

Crazy Golf
until 6 September everyday 10-4pm
SVA, Goods Shed, Stroud GL5 3AP

Millar + Howard Workshop and SVA present the first indoor 18 hole artist/designer crazy golf course in Stroud.

Tickets: £2/£3 on the door

Crazy Golf closing event
Sunday 6 September 1-7pm

Last chance to have a go at the brilliant indoor crazy golf course. With Café / Bar and BBQ grill. Live music with Situations and The Bernards and DJ’s.

 
  David Evans  

David Evans
Private view Friday 28 August 6-8pm
28 August -2 September
Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm
Line Gallery, SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA
www.linegallery.co.uk

David’s work takes the aesthetics of the macabre along with elements of the tradition of Catholic and Christian art and mixes it with a dash of pop art sensibility. The Line Gallery at SVA is run by artists David Evans and Jessie James.

 
  Plastic Tree Presents Bamboo  

Plastic Tree Presents Bamboo
a night of jazz and hip hop
Thursday 3 Sept 7pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Bamboo is a night playing different genres of music based around jazz and hiphop. Live Music from Tom Gill, Potato Salvation and Clear Conscience. Plus DJ Sempsy Stigs.

Tickets: £1/£3

 
  Holly English  

Holly English
Private view Friday 4 Sept 6-8pm
4-9 September
Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm
Line Gallery, SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA
www.linegallery.co.uk

Mixed-media artist with a meddlesome nature, driven by themes of anthropology. Primarily investigating innate faculties and how they resonate in misplaced obsessions, with a particular emphasis on ‘value’ within and to the exclusion of social structure.The Line Gallery at SVA is run by artists David Evans and Jessie James.

 

 
  John Street Social Club  

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

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

 
  The Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra - Ska in the Park  

The Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra - Ska in the Park
Saturday 5 September 1-4pm
Stratford Park, Stratford Rd, Stroud, GL5 4AF

Live Ska Music on the band stand in Stratford park on a Saturday afternoon...Bring your family, food and enjoy some great live music for free!

Free

 

 
  Practice in Calcium Carbonate Simon Ryder  

Practice in Calcium Carbonate
Simon Ryder

10-16 September
9am-1pm Mon-Fri (all day Tues 15)
Line Gallery, SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA
www.linegallery.co.uk

For one week, Simon Ryder will be transferring his current studio practice – large chalk drawings on blackboards – into public view.

What we talk about when we talk about drawing
Tuesday 15 September 7-9pm

Discussion with Simon Ryder, Paul Fowler, Dan Hughes McGrail.

 

 
  Stroud Jazz sessions presents Dom Franks  

Stroud Jazz sessions presents Dom Franks
Thursday 10 September
8.30 pm till 11pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

This months special guest is Dom Franks. Dom is a wonderfully talented, stylish and experienced saxophonist most sought after for his superb jazz improvisional skills. All welcome, singers, players, listeners.Stroud Jazz Sessions is a hub for all interested in jazz.2nd Thurs of the month at SVA.

Tickets: £5 on the door

 

 
  Big Boss Man  

Big Boss Man
Friday 11 September
8.30 pm till midnight
SVA, Goods Shed, Stroud GL5 3AP

The foundations of the SVA Brunel Goods Shed stand to attention as they prepare to be rocked by the one and only Big Boss Man. With sonic grooves so fine people get ready to put on your dancing shoes. Funk, Soul, Boogaloo, R’n’B, Beat and Ye Ye all in one easy to digest night.Support: Bernards and the Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra.

Tickets: £6 advance online or from Trading Post or £8 on the door

 
  Diablos Del Ritmo (devils of rhythm)  

Diablos Del Ritmo
(devils of rhythm)

Saturday 12 September 9pm-2am
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Pav and Neil play latin music from 50s, 60s and 70s including Cumbia Mambo, Samba, Salsa, Boogaloo, Mexican surf...

Tickets: £6 advance from Trading Post and £7 on the door

 

 
  John Street Blues presents Luke Philbrick and Damon Thomas  

John Street Blues presents
Luke Philbrick and Damon Thomas

Wed 16 September 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Luke Philbrick from Solid Gone and Gloucester’s king of blues, Damon T, unite for a night of blues and roots music featuring powerful vocals, deft guitar playing and an irresistible beat! Plus blues open mic, archive footage and blues on vinyl.

Tickets: £5/£3 on the door, performing open mic musicians free

 

 
  Coalesce.flux an exploration of light and sound through paint, music and moving image Andrew and Zoe Heath  

Coalesce.flux
an exploration of light and sound through paint, music and moving image
Andrew and Zoe Heath

Private view 18 September 6-8pm
18-23 September
Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm
Line Gallery, SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA
www.linegallery.co.uk

Using a range of different media, the themes of texture and mark-making are interwoven into a unique collaborative presentation. The Line Gallery at SVA is run by artists David Evans and Jessie James.

 

 
  Mr Fluffypunk’s Penny Gaff  

Mr Fluffypunk’s Penny Gaff
featuring Rob Auton: The ‘Water’ Show
Alternative cabaret with a spoken word spine

Friday 18 September 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

A bawdy, low-life “Penny Gaff” - bringing colourful entertainment to the great unwashed. ... With special featured guest Rob Auton and his new show from Edinburgh. Plus poetry from Adam Horowitz and performance art from Kirsty Limburn.

Tickets: £8.50 advance online or from Trading Post or £10 on the door

 

 
   

Situation Sounds
Saturday 19 September 9pm till late
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Returning to the SVA bringing their unique flavor of futureboogie, nu disco & re-edits to your favourite dance floor. This time we will be boasting a full live band - watch this space for more details. Come join us for some serious funk…

Tickets: £6 advance from Trading Post and £7 on the door

 

 
  Tom Brown and Uta Balduf present John Street Social Club  

Tom Brown and Uta Balduf present
John Street Social Club

Friday 25 September 7-11pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Creatures of the Night - Monstrous costumes, B movie vibes, get your face painted by graphic novel artist Tom Brown and enter the creepy world of his art. Originals from The Raven’s Child, recently published by Penguin, will be on display, Uta Balduf will be spinning discs, eldritch screaming optional. John Street Social Club is hosted by
different artists each week.

£1 membership on the door

 

 
  Ann-Margreth Bohl  

Ann-Margreth Bohl
Private View Friday 25 Sept 6-8pm
25 - 30 September
Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm
Line Gallery, SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA
www.linegallery.co.uk

Sculptural works and drawings explore the ability to see and feel light and shadow through form. Focusing on instinctive erosion of natural materials and the place where conscious reduction meets form. The Line Gallery at SVA is run by artists David Evans and Jessie James.

 
  Sea Slugs  

Sea Slugs
Saturday 26 September
8.30 pm till midnight
SVA, Goods Shed, Stroud GL5 2HA

The Sea Slugs’ contemporary take on Afrobeat is both potent and communicable; their sound and intent are indivisible.They have been gigging regularly across the south, taking in opportunities to work and share ideas with some renowned musicians, including percussionist Lekan Babalola and keyboard player in Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 band, Dele Sosimi.

Tickets: £6 advance online or from Trading Post or £8 on the door

 

 
  Composite Approaches a screening of short films  

Composite Approaches
a screening of short films

Wednesday 30 September 7.30pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Five artists whose video works address themes of internal/external space. Screening followed by an informal chaired discussion. Curated by Brenda Miller.

£4 on the door

 
     

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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