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Sat 13 Jan | 7pm | Community

Stroud Wassail Revels

Yay! It’s the third annual Stroud Wassail Revels. Expect drama, ceilidh dancing, music, storytelling and comedy. But also expect the unexpected. Last time we had CanCan girls and a sheep opera. Who knows what there will be this time?

It’s an evening when the world is turned upside down. It’s also quite possibly the most fun you can have in January. Echoing 12th Night Revels of the fifteenth-century Guilds and Inns of Court, the evening will be presided over by the Chancellor and the Lord/Lady of Misrule, who will oversee the election of King Bean and Queen Pea. There will be traditional festivities – the Wassail Bowl, the Boar’s Head Carol, mummers plays, song and comedy, and ceilidh dancing for all. A kind of medieval cabaret party.

In the spirit of the medieval revels, you are encouraged to come in costume, disguise and masks (prizes for best costume/disguise and mask).  If you have a suitable party piece – please bring it.

 

Tickets: £11 | Doors: £12

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£3 entry (under 12s free) Sat 20 Jan | 10am - 4pm | Community

Stroud Vegan Fair

Stroud's 1st Vegan Fair will be taking place on Sat 20th January 2018 and promises to a massive plant based celebration! Veganism, as a sustainable way of life has become an unstoppable energy with especially huge growth in demand in the cruelty-free food market. The Stroud Vegan Fair on Sat 20th January will showcase everything from tofish and chips, pies and cheese and cakes, sweets and ice cream. As well as clothing, body products, arts, crafts and lifestyle brands. The event will also be held during Veganuary, which since starting in 2014 has inspired thousands of people to try vegan for January and throughout the rest of the year. Anyone who wants advice or support to continue with Veganuary (https://veganuary.com/), Meatless Mondays (http://www.meatlessmonday.com/) or reducing meat intake will find lots of hints and tips here from local vegans with talks, demonstrations and cookery live-streaming running throughout the day, as well as fun activities for children. A day of feasting and celebration to remember.

Here is a taster of some of the stalls:

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Thu 25 Jan | 8pm | Music

Blue Rose Code

+ support Hattie Briggs

Blue Rose Code is as slippery as an eel; a mess of influences and contradictions. This rare display of soul and emotion will not be boxed. “Imagine John Martyn meets a young Van Morrison shipwrecked with a crate of Chet Baker records” Time Out

Tickets: £14

“Blue Rose Code is as slippery as an eel; a genre dodger; a mess of influences and contradictions. This rare display of soul and emotion will not be boxed, a sign of something special.” Spiral Earth

Edinburgh born Ross Wilson spent his creative formative years in East London, then moved to South England “to be by the sea’s energy” but it is in his homecoming that he has found where his heart is. Life wasn’t always simple for Wilson. “I have swapped one type of chaos for another” says Wilson. Now a committed enthusiast and creative whirling dervish, Wilson has seen the past few years produce his most exciting work including the album ‘THE BALLAD OF PECKHAM RYE’, which was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards.‘…AND LO! THE BIRD IS ON THE WING’ followed up as a second album. The album was coupled with an extensive tour taking in Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, London, Cardiff and all points in between. The end of the ‘…AND LO’ tour was marked by a sell-out Celtic Connections show at the 1000-capacity City Halls with Sarah Jarosz. Blue Rose Code played very well received shows in Ireland at the start of 2017, a tour that moved from Dublin through Wicklow, Galway and Belfast.

Hattie Briggs

Since making the decision to drop out of a Russian degree in her second year at Oxford University, she has released several EPs, two critically acclaimed albums, had airplay on BBC Radios 1, 2, and 6 Music, and embarked on tours around the UK, the Netherlands and the U.S.  During her travels she has supported some well known bands and artists, including chart topping duo, Ward Thomas, at the O2 London’s Brooklyn Bowl, Lauren Aquilina, Stornoway, Jamie N Commons, Seth Lakeman and Grant Nicholas (Feeder). Her crystalline vocals, and insightful lyrics resonate across all ages, rekindling old memories and capturing imaginations.  Combined with catchy melody lines and a cheeky, charismatic stage presence, it's unsurprising the youngster is seriously impressing industry figures and fans alike. 

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Sun 28 Jan | 11am | Family

George & the Flight of the Imaginees

Within the confines of his bedroom George can conjure pre-historic beasts and subterranean mythical creatures, simply by slipping through a black hole into other-worldly dimensions. All these imaginings are just for fun, until George is summoned to protect the Ancient Spirits of the Imaginees. Harnessing his magical powers against those that seek to dim the dazzling light of creativity - join George as he stretches ideas into even more fantastical brand new shapes. A globe-trotting quest bursting at the seams with magical illuminations and original music - in a tale about how limitless imagination can be (and how it can get you into a spot of bother sometimes!)

Tickets: £8, £6 concessions | Family of 4: £25

Sun 28 Jan | 2pm | Workshop

Brave Bold Drama Storytelling Workshop

60 minutes of inspiration and a lot of delight as we whisk off to far-flung locations! A drama workshop for the whole family, led by the company who brought you George and the Flight of the Imaginees.

Tickets: £3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For high res images, more information or interview requests please contact Daisy on daisy.botha@stroud.gov.uk or 01453 760 992.

Published: 04 January 2018

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