Coming Up

Tonight with Elvis

Comedy 

Friday 15th February 8pm

SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Love is in the air. Join Elvis for a night of passion, laughs and live music, as he whispers sweet nothings to his guests, whilst Dr. Shiraz asks the question is love in the brain? Or in the trousers/skirt?

£5 on the door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Silly Science!

 

Workshop

Tuesday 19th February 11.30am-4pm

SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

The Silly Science workshops are back for February half term! They are a great opportunity for children to get stuck in and have a go at demos and experiments for themselves. SLIME workshops are one hour sessions, and are hands-on, multi-sensory, wacky science workshops for children aged 5-12yrs. A fun-filled hour of slime making where children get to experiment with SLIME and take home two types of their own made slime putty! Workshops are drop-off and booking is essential!

SLIME workshops : 11:30am-12:30pm + 1:30pm- 2:30pm

Badge making & Sweet Science which involves hands-on, sensory science workshops for children aged 4-12yrs. A fun-filled hour of art & badge making followed by some sweety science where we explore the colours and science of fizzing sweets and children get to make their own tub of sherbert to take home! Workshops are drop-off and booking is essential!

Badge making & Sweet Science : 3pm - 4pm

Silly Science workshop on Facebook

Book through the Silly Science website

 

Funk in Sessions

Live Music

Wednesday 27th Feb 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Live Funk Jam...FUNK Only...Nothing but the Funk!!! All are welcome to listen or perform!

Every Wednesday night.

£1   

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ontograph. A one-off museum exhibition

Exhibition

2nd-9th March 10am-3pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

An ontology is flat if it makes no distinction between the types of things that exist but treats all equally." Ian Bogost. For this exhibition people have been encouraged to submit chosen possessions to be exhibited together with no predefined theme. Items that have some personal significance but perhaps no obvious practical function or use. There was definitely an incentive to assemble objects that weren't manufactured or created with the intention of ever being displayed in a gallery space. Much like everyday objects from the past are imbued with a relatively equal amount of significance once inside a museum display case; the idea with this exhibition is that an unplanned selection of different objects can be viewed equally, flattening out their various scales of importance and the contexts from which they arose and instead presenting them in the potentially unified context of this so-called museum. After all, who doesn't like a laugh? Please note submissions are welcome throughout the duration of the exhibition, as well as prior to it’s opening. Curated by Ed Davenport. See more.

 

Street Wisdom


Meet-up

Saturday 9th March 10am-1pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Mindfulness exercises and explorations while walking around Stroud town centre, with life coach and resilience practitioner Anna Rae-Jones. Part of the social enterprise called Street Wisdom. 

For more information and to book your free place, email Anna : anna.everyleaf@gmail.com

www.streetwisdom.org 

 

 

 

 

Stroud Jazz Sessions with Craig Crofton on sax

Live Music

Thursday 14th Mar 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Stroud and its surroundings have a great range of jazz players. This night is for their coming together. Craig Crofton is an Anglo/ American sax and flute player who has lived in the UK for over 20 years and built up a great reputation for the power and ‘visceral excitement’ in his playing.

Set in the comfortable subdued lounge setting, each will feature a performance by the house band and guest, an interval with eclectic jazz records to mull over, and a stonkingly energetic jazz jam for all players and singers, aficionados participate in. All are welcome, to listen or perform. Second Thursday of every month at SVA.

£5 on the door £3 musicians

 

 

  

Ana Silvera

Live Music

Friday 29th March 8pm
SVA, The Goods Shed, GL5 3AP

Ana Silvera’s folk and bluegrass tinged tunes are lyrical, intimate and emotive, works of ‘lavish, vivid imagination’ (Metro).  Drawing on stories from her own eventful life as well as folklore and myth, Ana’s songs are vignettes, poignant snapshots in time that weave poetry and melody to magical effect.  For this spring tour, alongside other original work, Ana will perform songs from her latest release, an alt-folk song cycle, Oracles (out now on Gearbox Records). Over the past few years, Ana has toured and performed her songs throughout the UK and Europe, collaborated with early music ensemble Concerto Caledonia and the Estonian Girls Choir and composed and sung in a full-length original work, 'Cassandra', for Royal Ballet.
'Wonderful modern folk' - The Quietus, ‘Stunning…magical story-telling’ – The Guardian
www.anasilvera.com

Tickets £8 early bird paper / £11 online

 
 
 

Home Everywhere Mark Darbyshire

Exhibition

16th – 23rd February
Friday and Saturdays 10am-3pm
John Street gallery, 4 John St, Stroud,
GL5 2HA

This exhibition hints at a journey and notions of Nostalgia by reference imagery used in the gold(en) packaging and advertising of Benson & Hedges cigarettes from the 1970’s. This cyclical loop, returning to find form in the present day parallels the journey made by Odysseus on his return from the Trojan wars. This return home or completion of an artwork proves no resting place for neither Odysseus nor the artist. Odysseus is compelled to leave Ithaca from the moment he arrives as is the artist to begin again another journey.

 

 

 

 

Funk in Session

Live Music

Wednesday 20th Feb 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Best live Funk Jam in town ...FUNK Only...Nothing but the Funk! All are welcome to listen or perform!

£1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Da Bäm

Live Music

Thursday 28th Feb 8pm

SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA 

Live Hip Hop/R&B Jam with Rudi and Rory - drums and bass keys.

New monthly jam night. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funk in Sessions

Live Music

Wednesday 6th Mar 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Best live Funk Jam in town ...FUNK Only...Nothing but the Funk! All are welcome to listen or perform!

Every Wednesday night.

£1

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Magee

Film

Sunday 10th March 8pm
SVA, The Goods Shed, GL5 3AP

Joe Magee’s films have been screened around the world as well as on TV. A well-known artist and illustrator, and a Stroud resident, Joe’s work includes a broad range of film including drama, documentary and experimental pieces. This screening will include films he’s made during his 10 year collaboration with performer Bill Bailey. Standalone shorts for TV, film content for live events and animations are also amongst the films in the programme, alongside a Q&A with Joe.

Part of the Stroud Film Festival

Tickets : £5 advance paper tickets /£6 advance online

 

Good On Paper Presents: Film Posters Re-Interpreted

Exhibition

15th-23rd March
SVA, 4 John St, Stroud, GL5 2HA

An exhibition curated by Good On Paper as part of this year's Stroud Film Festival of prints by Stroud based artists and illustrators reinterpreting iconic film posters from the eighties in their own unique style…Featuring works by Joe Magee, Daniel Sparkes, Alex Merry, Ery Burns, Mark Levy, Marcus Walters, Hannah Dyson, Andy Lovell, Adam Hinks, Imogen Harvey Lewis, Tom Percival, Nicola Grellier, Dan McDermott and Rosalie Darien-Jones.

All prints will be available to purchase.

Private view: Fri 15th 6-8pm

 

 

 

 

The Orb Sound System

Live music

Saturday 6th April 6pm -1am
SVA, The Goods Shed, GL5 3AP

Sound Records, on the occasion of their first birthday, present a psychedelic spectacular in collaboration with SVA at the landmark venue The Goods Shed in Stroud. Headlining this very special event is one of the most legendary figures in the history of dance music.

Dr Alex Paterson formed The Orb over 25 years ago and brings The Orb Sound System to Stroud for the very first time. Not only that, but he will support himself with another of his projects Chocolate Hills...

Providing a reggae twist will be the J.S.S.O project while local indie-electronica band Grasscourt and avante Garde celloist Simon McCorry complete a unique bill. Sean and Tom from Sound Records will provide records to keep everyone dancing as well as a pop-up record store. Derek's Jamaican Inn Kitchen will ensure everyone is fed. 

Tickets: Earlybird limited offer:£15 paper/ £18 online.
£18 paper/ £21 Paper tickets from SVA John St

 

Mr Fluffypunk's Penny Gaff with Rob Auton

Comedy

Saturday 16th Feb 2019 7.30pm
SVA, The Goods Shed, GL5 3AP

The  Talk  Show  is  a  comedy/theatre/spoken  word  show  about  talking  by  award-winning  writer  and  performer  Rob  Auton, and he'll be bringing it to SVA as part of his 2019 tour.  After  his  appearances  on  the  Russell  Howard  Hour,  BBC  at  the  Edinburgh  Festival  and  Channel  4’s  Random  Acts,    Rob  now  looks  to  talk  to  as  many  people  as  possible  with  The  Talk  Show. The  Talk  Show  was  the  second  best  reviewed  comedy  show  at  the  Edinburgh  Festival  2018. Plus more acts TBA, films, a competetion and of course, Miserable Malcolm Jones. All strung together by Jonny Fluffypunk. "Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch" ★★★★★ The Independent

Tickets £10 advance online, £8.50 paper tickets from SVA John St

 

Mothers Who Make

Meet-up

Friday 22nd Feb 1-3pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Mothers Who Make is a monthly peer support group for mothers who are artists & makers, in any discipline and at any stage on their creative paths.  Every kind of maker is welcome- professional and/or passionate – writers, painters, performers, producers, musicians, bakers, crafters, architects, historians …. 

Every kind of mother is welcome- biological, adoptive, step, surrogate, foster, grand, great grand, to be …. Children are encouraged to attend too and are integrated into the meeting, for the dual roles of mother and artist are recognised and given equal value within all MWM events. For more information please email: rebeccakstapleford@live.co.uk.

motherswhomake.org

Cost: £3 - donation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Achievers

Live Music

Friday 1st March 7.30pm
SVA, 4 John St, Stroud, GL5 2HA

The Achievers are one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed new bands on the UK Blues and Roots scene.
Some call it Rhythm & Blues, some call it Roots, some call it 'Dance Floor Gospel'. Whatever it is, The Achievers can inspire even the most casual of dancers and have gained universal acclaim from the blues press and worldwide roots music taste-makers following the release of their 2018 debut album 'Live at The SVA'. 

www.theachieversuk.com

Tickets SOLD OUT

 

 

 

Diablos del Ritmo Sessions

Live music

Thursday 7th Mar 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Monthly night of latin vinyl or sometimes live session with Albino Tarantino or sometimes both. 
Albino Tarantino are a Stroud based Latin Blues band... Imagine a night out with Tom Waits and Ry Cooder to see Santana playing at The Buena Vista Social Club. Free Entry Every first Thursday of the month at SVA.

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funk-in Session

Live Music

Wednesday 13rd Mar 8pm
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

Live Funk Jam... All funk.. funky funk funk. All are welcome to listen or perform!

£1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enlighten: Lost In Vagueness

Film

Saturday 16th March 7pm 
SVA, The Goods Shed, Stroud, GL5 3AP

This is the story of Lost Vagueness – an anarchic area of Glastonbury Festival comprised of burlesque dancers, trapeze artists, sci-fi, edgy-art, casinos and reprobates – and the eccentric man whose brainchild it was: Roy Curvitz. It tells the story of Roy, a new-age traveller, who in the early 2000s founded the bacchanalian late-night area Lost Vagueness, a move that invigorated the festival just as it was lurching into irrelevance.

Director Sofia Olins was present for Lost Vagueness’s rise and demise, and her film offers some great behind-the-scenes footage, not least a bizarre conflict between Gurvitz and Glastonbury over a repurposed aeroplane cockpit that ultimately spelled the end of Lost Vagueness at the festival.

Part of the Stroud Book Festival.

Tickets £7 paper tickets, £8.50 online advance, £12 OTD.

 

Toby Marks and Andrew Heath present: Motion

Live Music

Friday 10th May 7.30pm
SVA, The Goods Shed, GL5 3AP
 
'Motion’ is a new collaborative album from established sound artists, Toby Marks and Andrew Heath. Four immersive soundscapes were created and compiled featuring field recordings from recent trips to the North, South, East and West of Britain. Each trip took as it’s theme a particular form of transport which, in addition to other environmental sounds from those areas, were processed and transformed, blending piano, guitars and electronics to produce a deeply meditative, endlessly unfolding collection. Sometimes evoking images of machinery, sometimes of nature, the pieces flow and twist, at all times maintaining a humanity and sense of personal experience at their core.

Accompanying the music are live video manipulations by Patrick Dunn, blending real-world imagery and computer generated textures.

Tickets: £8 early bird paper tickets, £10 advance online, £12 on the door. Paper tickets from SVA.