6 Dec 2013

Festive events in Stroud

Friday 6th December Stroud Goodwill, lots going on in the centre of Stroud with a lantern walk, live music, craft stalls, Santa and contests. Procession from 6.15 at the Sub Rooms. For more information, Stroud News and Journal - http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/10851796.Stroud_Goodwill___everything_you_need_to_know_ahead_of_this_Friday_s_celebrations/?ref=eb

Saturday December 7th  Transition Stroud Winterfest! The Ale House, 9 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA (opposite the entrance to the Farmer's Market) 10 am til 2 pm

The Winterfest is an opportunity for the community to celebrate what they have achieved over the last year in contributing toward the Transitioning of Stroud and the District. All are welcome and entry is free! Come along to find out more.

7th December The Ignition/Door Youth Project concert : St Matthews Church, Cainscross, Stroud, GL5 4JE/.  The amazing, internationally-acclaimed Mary-Jess (https://www.facebook.com/MaryJessMusic) will be performing. Venue. Mary-Jess will be joined by a Stroud ensemble conducted by Jonathan Trim and some amazing young people from the Door will also be performing. You will also have a chance to sing your favourite Christmas Carols. All proceeds to The Door. A great event to bring your family and friends too. Tickets only £4 in advance (£3 concession & Family ticket £12) available from the Tranzform Charity Shop at the top of the High Street or on-line from http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-presence-tickets-8240137473 — in Stroud.

12th December  Fight the Gagging Laws! The Old Town Hall, The Shambles, High Street, Stroud, Glos. GL5 1AP  7:15pm
Neil Carmichael has the power to put pressure on the government to make big changes to the gagging law. He’s failed to vote against it so far, but the gagging law just keeps coming under criticism. Last week the government actually conceded a 6 week pause to the law, so now is the perfect time to ramp up the campaign on our MPs. The law is already being heavily criticised by the Lords who could fix it, or even scrap it completely. Neil Carmichael could play a crucial role in pressuring the government to make changes to the law in the Lords. Everyone is welcome to come along, so please bring your friends and family. Even if you don’t want to ask a question, it will be interesting to hear what Neil Carmichael, the speakers and the rest of your community have to say on the gagging law.

Visit our facebook event page and let us know if you can come, we need to show that as many people are planning to attend as possible, so please RSVP - and invite your friends too:
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/Neil-Carmichael-Public-Meeting If you don’t have facebook, you can email emailtheteam@38degrees.org.uk or RSVP on our blog:

19th December “CHRISTMAS MUSIC!” “Your Musical Memories” concert at Stroud’s Subscription Rooms at 2.30 pm on December 19th is offering traditional Christmas musical fare; joyous carols and songs which always touch the heart at this time of year. Wynstones’ Phoenix Choir will be returning again this year to sing carols old and new, some of which they will have sung at the Wynstones’ Carol Concert in Gloucester Cathedral earlier in the month which has become one of the musical highlights at the Cathedral. They will be joined again this year by the Gannicox Ensemble, Stroud’s own bell ringing troupe, who will also share some of their favourite Christmas songs and Christopher Hudson will play a fantasia on the favourite carol “Away in a Manger” composed for violin and piano. So come and enjoy your Christmas and a mince pie or two at the Stroud Subscription Rooms at 2.30 pm on December 19th. Tickets are only £5.00 (which includes refreshments) and can be booked at the Subscription Rooms’ Box Office, telephone number 01453 760900. (When booking, please mention if you use a wheelchair as the number of wheelchairs allowed in the Ballroom are restricted due to fire regulations.)

Friday 20th December SOLSTICE STORY SUPPER Black Book Cafe, Stroud

To celebrate the Winter Solstice share  the longest night of the year in the  company of bards from near and far, for a magical evening for all ages. Surprise special guests & limited floor
spots for performed (not read) stories,  songs & poems (5-10 mins). Arrive early for a slot. Doors open 7pm. Starts 7.15pm.  The cafe will be serving mulled apple juice, mince pies & other tasty treats.  £3 on door

23rd December A Winter's Tale

The popular Le Page Ensemble (featuring Yehudi Menuhin protege David Le Page on violin and Stroud born cellist Christopher Allan) return to St Laurence Church in Stroud on Monday 23rd December at 7.30 pm. This classical music ensemble bring a rich and exciting blend of music
and word: collaborating with vibrant young folk duo Jack Mcniell (guitar and voice) and Charlie Heys (fiddle), as well as local actor Trevor T Smith, they present "A Winter's Tale", featuring music from
JS Bach, Palestrina, Jeff Buckley, Mozart, Arcangelo Corelli and Astor Piazzolla, and folk carols from around the world, as well as seasonal poems.

Tickets (£13, under 18's free of charge) are available from the Stroud Tourist Information box office (01453 760900), the Star Anise Arts Cafe or on the door.

"Our Christmas concert has become something of an event for us, and also for the audience. This year Stroud's very own Trevor T Smith will once again recite poems in his wonderful way, and I am particularly looking forward to working with the folk duo Jack Mcniell and Charlie Heys who are names to watch.

Meanwhile David Le Page (who is unquestionably one of the UK's most talented and interesting violinists) and the ensemble will play music from around the world. Come and let us serenade you into Christmas!"

No comments: