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  Another way to Pray Guy Gormley  

Another Way 2 Pray
Guy Gormley

7 - 28 March
Private view Friday 6 March 5-8pm
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 10am-4pm
Robbins and Roberts
SVA 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Guy Gormley (b. 1985, London) is an artist and music producer living and working in London. His work is rooted in photography but incorporates sculpture, sound and improvised events. He co-founded experimental curatorial project BRICKHOUSE and London / Stockholm club night and record label Top Nice.

 
  Emily Wright   Stroud Jazz Sessions presents Emily Wright
Thursday 12 March 8.30-11pm
4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

It's a delight to welcome Emily Wright as special guest on vocals for our March Stroud Jazz Session. Emily is a jazz vocalist with a unique, honest tone, a spirited bandleader and innovative composer with a refreshingly original approach to the jazz idiom. Described by Jacqui Dankworth as “an amazing singer…one of the young up and coming singers to watch”, Emily forged a unique niche in the South West and is now making a big impression on the UK jazz scene. Join us at SVA for this monthly jazz jam every 2nd Thurs of the month, THE jazz hub, featuring special guest set followed by energeti-frenetic jam for all to play, sing, or listen.
Tickets £5 (£3 performers)
 
  The Lodger  

Stroud Film Festival launch
with The Lodger and live score from Minima

Friday 13 March
Launch 6pm, Film Screening: 7pm
Goods Shed, Stroud GL5 3AP

The Lodger is a story of the London fog tells the tale of a foggy gloomy London terrorised by a surreal and sinister killer. This curios gentleman takes up lodgings with and elderly couple and takes an interest in their beautiful blonde daughter. Considered Hitchcock’s first real film, this silent pyscho-sexual drama moves with darkness and menace. The screening will be accompanied by an original and contemporary score from acclaimed musicians Minima.
Tickets £8 advance £9 on the door
Advanced tickets can be bought online here or from Trading Post, 26 Kendrick Street GL5 1AQ

 
  John Street Social Club  

John Street Social Club
Friday 13 March 7-11pm
4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

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. The format: decks, laptop, and a limited number of selected youtube clips of archive footage and informative curiosities... £1 membership on the door

 
  Leopard Lounge   Leopard Lounge
Thursday 19 March 7.30pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

A monthly event featuring an eclectic series of quality live music performances from Stroud and beyond, set in the atmospheric SVA venue. There has never been a culture without music and there has never been music without culture, be part of the hub, wild film spoken word tribal jams and secrets in the palms of their hands. Bring what you expect to find.
£5 on the door
 
  Toby Amies  

Toby Amies hosts
John Street Social Club

Friday 20 March 7-11pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Acclaimed film maker and director Toby Aimes hosts John Street Social Club - weekly friday night club socials hosted by different artists each week with visuals and audio to share. Part of Stroud Film Festival programme.
£1 lifetime membership

 
  The Man whose mind exploded  

The Man whose mind exploded
Film screening and Q&A with Toby Aimes

Saturday 21 March 7.30pm
SVA, Goods Shed, Stroud, GL5 3AP

Toby Aimes recent documentary piece follows his relationship as friend and occasional carer of Drako Zarharzar an antegrade amnesiac. Through the documentary we watch Zarharzar living almost entirely in the present piecing together his existence from the mementos of his exceptional past with which he adorns every room. Followed by a Q&A with Toby Aimes. Part of Stroud Film Festival programme.
Watch the trailer here.
Tickets: £5 advance £7 on the door
Advanced tickets can be bought online here
or from Trading Post, 26 Kendrick Street. Stroud GL5 1AQ

 
  Big boss man  

Big Boss Man
Saturday 21 March 8.30pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

It is with incomprehensible joy that we welcome Big Boss Man for a night of funk, soul and boogaloo as only they know how. These purveyors of the finest soul music join us off the back of the release of their fourth album ‘The Last Man on Earth’ and appearances on BBC 6music and Radio 2. Expect a ‘hip hybrid of ’60s and ’70s drenched R&B, Funk, Latin, Jazz, Soul and Psych. Sampled by Thievery Corporation and had their music used in The Mighty Boosh film "Sweet" (BAFTA nominated) as well as the Nike World Cup advert. They have played sessions on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music.
As featured by Cerys Matthews in the Guardian. “ Deepen the groove now with Big Boss Man, a modern resurrection of the great house band of Stax records, Booker T And The MGs. On Big Boss Man’s The Last Man On Earth album, the vintage organ sounds throb and swell, so get out your brown leather driving gloves and rock the 70s vibe all the way to work"
Supported and hosted by The Bernards with DJ sets until late.

Tickets: £7 in advance, £9 on the door
Advanced tickets from Trading Post, 26 Kendrick Street. Stroud GL5 1AQ

 
  Young film makers  

MOULD Presents
Young Film Maker’s Showcase

Thursday 26 March 6pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA
In this interactive MOULD youth arts collective will be highlighting the young film making talent. The evening will present films submitted by young people in the area and will award prizes at the end of the event. MOULD are inviting all young people in the area to submit short films up to 5 minutes long. Entries will be screened at an interactive evening with the best entries shown on the big screen. To enter email an attachment or hyperlink of your video file or to mould_collective@gmail.com or drop in a DVD to SVA. We are also running an instagram video competition with an equally enviable trophy. Post a 15s video with the hashtag #mouldfilmcomp2015 and follow @mould_collective to enter.This project is supported by Stroud Arts Festival, SVA. Part of Stroud Film Festival. For more info on MOULD and the competition www.mouldcollective.wix.com/mould
Free Entry

 
  John Street Social Club  

John Street Social Club
Friday 27 March 7-11pm
4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

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. The format: decks, laptop, and a limited number of selected youtube clips of archive footage and informative curiosities... £1 membership on the door

 
  The Voyeurs  

The Voyeurs
plus Sheena and Drawl

Site Festival 2015
Saturday 28th March 8.30pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

The Voyeurs (formerly known as Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs) have widened their perspective with their 2nd album as it takes in the rail networks of Eastern Europe and a transvestite bar in Limehouse in East London. Rhythmic inspiration comes from both The Glitter Band and the Berlin-fermented pulse of Iggy Pop’s The Idiot album. Such broadening horizons were maybe foreshadowed by the band’s personal history – a ‘London group’ whose origins take in Palestine and the Forest of Dean.

Tickets: £7 advance, £8 on door

 
 
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

 
  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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