Coming Up

Good On Paper Presents: Film Posters Re-Interpreted


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




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

Tickets £8 early bird paper / £11 online


Situation Sounds featuring Tom Findlay (Sugardaddy, Groove Armada)

Live Music

Saturday 13th April 9pm-2am
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

The event is to celebrate the Situationism records, official Record Store Day release, which is Sugardaddy - “Love On the Attack”. Tom will be celebrating this release in Trading Post at 3pm and then we are throwing this special RSD release party at SVA.  Tom will be DJing his more eclectic tunes which he wouldn’t usually play in the larger venues. Sugar daddy are a UK music duo Tom Findlay (one half of Groove Armada) and Tim Hutton (Hybrid, Groove Armada, Way Out West). After the success of their first release “Hypnotise” (SITU020) on Situationism last year we are very happy to have Sugardaddy’s next release “Love on The Attack” as an official exclusive 2019 Record Store Day release and on some lovely transparent red vinyl too! Love on the Attack is a real favourite of ours with its sun soaked soulful vibes, quirky low slung jazz funk and the grittiest boogie bassline …and as for those vocals! We will be giving away copies of Sugardaddy’s first 12” vinyl on Situationism to the first 25 through the door on the night and there will be a special “Love on the Attack” cocktail available at the bar!

Tickets £10 from SVA/£16 online £20 on the door



Mothers Who Make


Friday 29th Mar 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:

Cost: £3 - donation







Live Music

Saturday 30th Mar 9pm
SVA, 4 John St, Stroud, GL5 2HA.

Bringin’ the downtown sounds of NYC – UPTOWN! A Jazz Stroud club night AT SVA that draws inspiration from the melting pot of downtown New York City nightlife that bought Hip Hop culture to the world. Hosted by local promotors & resident DJ’s Dubbu & Mendoza (Stroud Block Party). Expect vinyl selections of un-repetitive beats and breaks taking in Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Funk, Post Punk, Dancehall, classics & versions galore. 

UPTOWN will be exploring the connections between art and music featuring work from resident graffiti artist Ferd Eye. This is a community funktion for party people of all persuasions. Let’s get together and escape the hard times…

£6 from SVA, £7 online, £8 OTD before 10pm, £10 after. 







Molly's Speakeasy

Live Music

Saturday 27th April 9pm
The Goods Shed, Stroud, GL5 3AP.

Molly's Speakeasy presents another evening of electro swinging shenanigans with Prohibition cocktails. Live on stage the very fabulous Swingers (High voltage Electro Swing/Breakbeat/Dubstep). Full live set with Flaming Feathers Burlesque and Martin Badder DJ.

Dress code : Feathers and beads, flappers and ddappers, cabaret and cabarave, toffs, spivs and chaps in tweed.  No costume? Smart attire will suffice. Dress to excess...

Tickets £10 from SVA, £12 online, £15 on the door.

Into Gardening


29th Mar-13th Apr
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA

An exhibition about the importance of gardening to the individual, the community and artists. Accompanying writing by Paul Harper and James Harper. This is a Cast exhibition, an arts platform run by James Holliday

To be part of the upcoming exhibition:
This is an exhibition about the importance of gardening to communities and the value of collectively creating these spaces. Cast calls on you to contribute to the community hot house that will exist in the SVA windows throughout the exhibition. The exhibition opens on Friday 29th March and plants can be donated from the 27th. Please attach a name and contact details to the plant (or pot!) and also be aware that they will be in the window and subject to direct sunlight.  Hot houses and glass houses are beautiful environments to be in. Come together to create a new community garden.

Contact James Holliday :





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: sold out
£18 from SVA / £21 online /£15 u25 online only




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.