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  HipKiss poster  

John Street Blues with Hipkiss

Thursday 19th November 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

This regular blues night takes place each month with a full set from invited guest, plus open mic, archive footage and blues on vinyl.

This week: Hipkiss, featuring Patsy Gamble (sax) and Muddy Manninen (guitarist from Wishbone Ash)

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 advance from Trading Post and £5 on the door. Musicians go free!

  Marlene Creates  

Marlene Creates and Clive Adams
Artists Talk with Breakfast

Sunday 22nd November 11am
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Since 2002, and with a specific interest in place, Marlene’s principal artistic venture has been to closely observe and work with one particular area, six acres of boreal forest in Newfoundland, Canada where she currently lives. Her work creates sensorial crossings between the arts and sciences and uses photography, ecology and poetry. Clive Adams, (Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World) will be hosting a Q&A.

Tickets: £5 croissants and coffee included, advance booking advised

  Paolo Hewitt  

Duffle presents
Paolo Hewitt, Thee Ones and The Watts

Tuesday 24th November, 7.30pm
Duffle, 2 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HE

Paolo Hewitt is a music journalist for NME and The Guardian, and author of over 20 books, with subjects including Oasis, The Jam, The Beatles, and many many more! He will be giving and hosting a Q&A after. There will also be live performances from Thee Ones and The Watts.

Donations on the door

  The weaving shed  

Makers Gather
Pop Up Exhibition and Sale

Weaving Shed, 29 High Street Stroud

Friday 20th and Saturday 21st Nov 9.30 - 5
Opening late evening Friday 20th Nov 6.30 and 8.30
Friday 27th Nov and Saturday 28th 9.30 - 5

Claire Stratton, handmade jewellery in gold, silver, precious and semi precious gem stones, Fionna Hesketh, contemporary jewellery specialising in enamel, introducing her new silver work, Henrietta Park, sumptuous felted lambswool clothes and accessories, Sally Hampson pure Shetland wool blankets and Jacob wool shawls and Tim Parry Williams weaving in linen and fine wool.


live overdub from Sheena

Friday 20th November Doors at 7.30pm
SVA, Goods Shed, Stroud, GL5 3AP

Eraserhead is a 1977 American surrealist body horror film written and directed by David Lynch. Eraserhead is Lynch’s first feature-length film. It tells the story of Henry Spencer, who is left to care for his grossly deformed child in a desolate industrial landscape. During the film, Spencer experiences dreams or hallucinations, featuring his child and the Lady in the Radiator.

Sheena will be playing a LIVE
soundtrack to accompany the film.

Tickets: £3 advance from Trading Post and £5 on the door


John Street Social Club with Kate Merry (DJ Good Doggy)

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

John Street Social Club with Kate Merry (DJ Good Doggy), a DJ with a particular penchant for 80s and 90s RnB and dancehall riddims. Bison Kitchen will be cooking American street food in the courtyard on the big grill from 7pm onwards.

£1 membership on the door

  Frankly Skanky poster  

From Ska to Dub: Frankly Skanky & special guests fundraiser for Syrian Refugees

Saturday 21st November 8pm
SVA, Goods Shed, Stroud, GL5 3AP

A night of live Dub, Reggae and Ska in aid of Syrian Refugees.
Dub roots style reggae band are a five piece. If you’re one for the slow rolling dub style tracks then you’ll love to move to these Stroud reggae heads.

The Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra cover ska tunes made popular in the 60s and 70s. It boasts a 9 piece brass and has a tight rhythm section that drives the offbeat forwards.
Plus special guests.

Door and bar profits go to funds for refugees.

Tickets: £6 on the door

  Sam Marsh  

Sam Marsh

23rd November - 1st December
Private view Friday 27th Nov 6pm - 9pm
Friday and Saturday 10am - 5pm

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

Sam Marsh describes his painting style as a ‘soup’ of colour. His bold work is often painted on unusually shaped canvases.


  SVA Members Supper club  

SVA Members Supper Club

Wednesday 25th November 7pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

These regular supper clubs bring
members together and are hosted by specially chosen culinary experts. This month Bison Kitchen will be cooking: Devilled Pheasant/Cajun Sweet potato fritters (veggy) plus sides followed by Pecan pie & Bourbon cream

Supper clubs are open to full and
associate members only. Associate
Membership is open to everyone. To become a member, please visit www.sva.org.uk

Tickets: £16 for members, £19 non-members
Advance booking essential www.stroudvalleysartspace.org.uk

  Patsy Gamble & Muddy Manninen  

Patsy Gamble & Muddy Manninen

Thursday 26th November 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Saxophonist, keyboard player and vocalist Patsy Gamble and Wishbone Ash guitarist Muddy Manninen (Wishbone Ash) perform their original songs for the first time, stripped back in a cool and intimate setting.
A very special show – don’t miss this one!

Tickets: £5 on the door


Miserable Malcolm and Uta Baldauf
host John Street Social

Friday 27th November, 7pm - 11pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

“LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS” - a special pre-Christmas Social Night of Woe.

Stroud’s gloomiest poet, Miserable
Malcolm invites you to share your stories of terrible Christmases past in a
confessional open mic’ (poems and songs also welcome) while Uta will be spinning some festive discs and giving a performance befitting the oncoming Christmas darkness. Do you feel a terrible sense of doom as the Christmas approaches? This is the night for you!

  Grasscut people  


Saturday 28th November Doors at 8pm
SVA, Goods Shed, Stroud GL5 3AP

Grasscut are made up of Andrew Phillips and Marcus O’Dair. They’ve previously released two albums on Ninja Tune and their combination of music and visuals brilliantly re-imagine the landscape in glitches, crashing percussion, snatches of old 78s and disconcerting sampled voices.

Plus support: Body Clocks and From White to Gray

Tickets: £6 advance online stroudvalleysartspace.org.uk
and from Trading Post and £8 on the door

  Bison Kitchen  

Bison Kitchen

Sunday 29th November 12 noon – 4pm
SVA, Goods Shed, Stroud, GL5 3AP

Bison Kitchen is the Cotswold’s original peddler of fine American street food. Specialising in real American BBQ and southern soul food, they take the freshest of local British produce and give it the ol’ stars and stripes treatment.

No need to book, just drop into the Goods Shed for some expertly cooked grilled food and semi acoustic sessions from special guests.

Free Entry

  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. Bison Kitchen will be chefs in residence on Saturdays.

Art Hub at the John Street Cafe
Every Friday 11am - Noon
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

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


  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...

Bison Kitchen will be our resident chefs.

£1 membership on the door

  Life Drawing  

Life Drawing

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

Back with improved lighting 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

na Bison Kitchen  

Bison Kitchen

Every Friday from 7pm and every Saturday 10am – 3pm (or until stocks last!)
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Through October and November, Bison Kitchen are going to be keeping us well fed! They’re popping up all over SVA, not only on Friday evenings/Saturday afternoons at John Street but also hosting our Members Supper and providing food on the 29th at the Goods Shed for a chilled Sunday session with live music and vinyl.

For those of you who are unfamiliar... they are the Cotswold’s original peddler of fine American street food. Specialising in real American BBQ and southern soul food, they take the freshest of local British produce and give it the ol’ stars and stripes treatment!


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


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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