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  The Silent Cartographer art work  

Musings on ‘The Silent Cartographer’
Andrew Heath
Thursday 29 January 8pm
4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

To celebrate the release of The Silent Cartographer, Andrew Heath invites you to an evening of improvised ambient music and video projection. Ambient Music Guide proclaims this is one of the best ambient music releases of 2014: “Environmental ambience of the highest order; quiet, immersive, panoramic and subtly melodic. It's the clarity of Heath's soundscapes that are really striking; the textures are are not fuzzy as if filtered through gauze like, say, Brian Eno's classic On Land (1982). These sound paintings are crystal clear, a remarkable achievement of uncluttered composition and painstaking sound design.”
For more information please visit www.aqueousarts.com
Tickets: £5 on door.

  Diablos Del Ritmo  

Pav and Neil host a special John Street Social Club: Diablos Del Ritmo' (devils of rhythm)
Friday 30 January 7-11pm
4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Latin music from 50s, 60s and 70s including Cumbia experimental guitar-driven tropical sounds from Perú, Mambo, Puya, Porro, Gaita, Cumbiamba, Mapalé, Chandé, Descarga, Samba, Mexican surf... plus live samba dance from Selva. The John Street Social Club is a series of weekly friday night club socials hosted by different artists each week 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...
£1 membership on the door

  Ed Aczel is amused  

Mr Fluffypunk's Penny Gaff
presents Edward Aczel and George Chopping
Saturday 31 January doors 7.30pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA
Roll up, Roll up for the 5th Penny Gaff... Alternative Cabaret with a spoken word spine hosted by the delightful Jonny Fluffypunk, stand-up poet, sit-up storyteller, give-up guitarist. Mr Fluffypunk's Penny Gaff proudly welcomes Edward Aczel, Britain's greatest living anti-comedian. The king of the awkward silence and the feeble flip-chart graph. The foremost exponent of stumbling, mumbling, fumbling and getting it painfully wrong. An absurdist clown for the 21st Century. Winner of the 2008 Malcolm Hardee award for originality in comedy; Runner up (2005) in both BBC New Comedy Awards and Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol, Edward Aczel has performed six sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, including 'Trust Me,There Is No Hope', 'Ever Tried? Ever Failed? No Matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.' and 'Edward Aczel: Lives In A Meaningless Shed'. 'There is no one quite like Edward Aczel. If the world is waiting for the ultimate anti-stand-up the wait is over. Quite how someone can be so hilarious without any actual jokes is nothing short of sheer genius.' Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

George Chopping -'Customer focused, hard working, honest and flexible' oddball Oxford-based bard. An Edinburgh veteran and regular on the national circuit, George is a firm favourite of John Hegley and Simon Munnery, which is as ringing an endorsement as you'll get round these parts without actually involving bells. “Had the audience in hysterics”- Sunday Times

Also where would we be without Bill Jones? Who's a ray of bloody sunshine, eh? DJs Harvey & Ollie will be spinning choons til late! Plus Films, Competitions and Prizes!

Tickets: £8.50 advance, £10 on door.
Advanced tickets can be bought online here
or from Trading Post, 26 Kendrick Street. Stroud GL5 1AQ

Regular Workshops
  Life Drawing  

Life Drawing
Tuesdays 7-9pm
starting Tuesday 20 January
4 John Street GL5 2HA

Untutored, bring your own materials, drop in classes. We simply share the costs of the model.
£3 per session

  Artists Book Club   Artists Book Club
First Wednesday of each month 11am
4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Stroud Artists' Books provides a shared space for our artists' books and practice.
  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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