Here’s the current list of things we know about that are happening in the near future. Where relevant, we’re also listing events a bit further afield that you might be interested in, too.
If you are aware of other talks, events, workshops or other community activities in the coming week or so, please do mention them in the comments. If there’s an event you would like our support in promoting, please email the details to brynnethnimue (at) gmail (dot) com.
Saturday 11th January 8-11pm Ceildh Band "Caractacus" At the Trinity Rooms, Field Road, Stroud -opposite to the Maternity Hospital Licensed bar with local ale and snacks. Bring the family. Hope to see you there! Tickets £7.50/£9 from Caroline 01453 884092
WASSAIL at Painswick Sat 11th January 5pm. Start at Church Rooms - between Church Yard & car park Procession of noise - 5.30pm. then Blessing of Trees in Orchard & Burning of "Wicca Man" Back to Church Rooms for 6.30 party/gig/food/drink/Mummers etc. We have a temporary alcohol Licence: 2 ANCHORS Cider: Perry: Apple juice: tea: Coffee: Admittance to Church Rooms approx. £3 Food from £2.50 per portion Dressing Up welcome: Animal Skins: Armour: Drums: Fire Sticks: Enjoy yourselves welcome the new growing year
January Hopeless Maine: Made in Stroud. For the first time, original art from Hopeless Maine vol 2 is now on display! All of the pages of illustration from Hopeless Maine: Inheritance are now at Made in Stroud, many adorning the walls and other available for browsing. It’s a rare opportunity to see how these graphic novels develop from paper to final, print edition. As the originals are for sale, this is the only time the whole book will be available for viewing in original form.
Plus premiere of short Transition Stroud film as part of latest in our series of Films and Discussion. Sunday 12th January 2014, from 7pm at the Lansdown Hall:
January 16th Stroud Subscription Rooms at 2.30 pm in the “Your Musical Memories” concert. Peter Schnabl who sang so successfully in the “Your Musical Memories” concert last year returns to sing songs from his repertoire which will include sacred songs and “fun” songs, with a few American standards 'thrown in'. Peter is a fine bass who has held the Hugh McDowell Cup from Cheltenham Music Festival for six consecutive years. Appearing with Peter will be the flautist Liz Leachman and pianist Robert Burgess. Robert studied with Eugene Asti at Trinity College of Music, gaining the Associate Diploma in Performance in Piano Accompanying with Distinction. He has supported a number of singers with notable success in competitive festivals including Cheltenham, Bath and Leamington Spa. He also accompanies the Dursley Male Voice Choirs, and plays the organ for the Painswick Catholic Church. On Thursday he will be accompanying both Peter and Liz. Liz will be playing music by two of the greatest French composers; Faure and Ravel. Liz, who teaches the flute and piano and runs “singing for well-being” sessions, will also be singing some of her own music, much of it inspired by her love of Indian Classical Raga. 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.)