2 Jul 2014

Death, Cake, Events

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. These are local events that are (unless it says otherwise in the listing) run by assorted local groups – these are all independent of the Green Party.
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.

There will be a meeting this coming Wednesday 2nd July organised by a group called
"Frack Free Five Valleys", entitled "Fight Fracking".  There will be a talk,
film and discussion on this important issue.

The event is at the Friends Meeting House, Chestnut Hill, Nailsworth GL6
OL6 on Wednesday 2nd July, 7:30. Please come along if you can.

‘The Village That Changed the World’ Dan Hancox Yellow Lighted Bookshop, Tetbury, Thursday 3rd July, 7pm. Tickets - £5.00 (gives you £3 off the book)
Journalist Dan Hancox tells the story of Marinaleda, a village living out the ideals of solidarity and autonomy in a remote corner of Andalusian Spain. Described by Camus as "the native land of the rebel", Andalusia has been inclined to banditry, anarchist politics, and a fierce hostility to the central government. Now it has given birth to a small utopia, in a rural community of some 2,700 people.
Dan will be talking about how the village achieved what it has, how it adapted to the economic disaster that is modern Spain, and where (and whether), they can take their revolution forwards.
Tickets in advance from our bookshops in Tetbury & Nailsworth
01666-500221 or 01453-832555

twitter: @ylbookshop

11th July Kings Stanley market, held in the Village Hall on the 2nd Friday of the month throughout the summer between 3pm and 6.30pm (except August) the last one will be the 12th September. There is a mix of local produce, including Popes sausages, Godsells cheese, Days cider, Stroud brewery, bread, cakes, honey, plants etc, also a variety of craft stalls, books, bric-a-brac, memorabilia and collectables. There is also a community table where anyone can sell plants, fruit and veg with no upfront fees. The playgroup organise a cafe with drinks, cakes and ice-creams.

This is the second year we have been organising the market and it has been very popular. We usually have about 28 stalls and it is generally well attended.

11th July The ultimate punch line!
How will your death fit into the story of your life? How do you want to be remembered? Join author ofIntelligent Designing for Amateurs, Nimue Brown and gothic artist Tom Brown to consider last words, epitaphs, obituaries and punch lines. There will be cake, and comedy, alongside the morbidity. This is part of Stroud’s ‘Clocking Off’ festival.
11th July, Black Books Cafe, Stroud, Gloucestershire £2.50 on the door

12th July – Clocking Off Festival, Stroud’s first festival dedicated to death. http://www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk/event_view.asp?pid=12&pgid=&eid=9495 because it is in understanding death that we come to appreciate life.

You are invited to take a look at plastics recycling, here in Stroud Venue:  BPI Recycled Products, Bath Road Trading Estate, Stroud Date 10th July, Time 11am Date:   15th July, Time: 7pm

Stroud Valleys Project is Stroud’s local “green space guardian”. As well as protecting, caring for and nurturing Stroud’s local green spaces we champion the sustainability of our local environment and support recycling of all kinds. We would like to invite a select number of guests to come on a tour of the Stroud plant and see local plastics recycling in action. We hope you would like to join us and take part in this rare opportunity. Places are limited and whilst there is no cost involved we invite you to make a donation to our recycling bucket on the day.

Local company, British Polythene Industries or BPI, enjoys an enviable reputation as the leader in the field of polyethylene recycling. BPI is a leading manufacturer and supplier of polythene film (and other products) and they have a manufacturing plant, here, in Stroud on the Bath Road Industrial Estate. The Stroud plant is one of BPI’s four UK manufacturing sites.

BPI is the largest recycler of polyethylene in Europe with the ability to reprocess in excess of 80,000 tonnes each year of post-use material from commercial, retail, industrial and agricultural markets across its Environmental Agency Accredited Sites. Its major products include refuse sacks, recycling sacks, construction membranes, Plaswood street furniture and gas protection membranes.

BPI tell us that their remit includes the promotion of the re-use, recycling and recovery of materials; to improve the environmental performance of their processes by reducing emissions and energy use and to minimise waste, as well as controlling noise and being a responsible and good neighbour. They are also committed to the development of new products and processes using recycled materials and to supporting initiatives which benefit the environment.

We think this will be a fascinating tour of the plant where visitors will gain, first-hand, an insight into the re-use and repurposing of a day-to-day material. We hope you will be able to join us.

To reserve your place or find out more about this visit to BPI, please contact Julie Wickham at Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358  or email info@stroudvalleysproject.org

P.S. As well as putting money in our collection box, you can now donate by text.              

        Just text RSVP14 followed by the £ sign and the amount you wish to donate. (i.e. £10).

Musical Memories

Marianne Lihannah is returning to sing in the “Your Musical Memories”concert at Stroud’s Subscription Rooms at 2.30pm on Thursday, July 17th. She sung her diploma programme during the “Your Musical Memories” concert in February and since then has passed her Trinity College London diploma exam in ‘Singing’ with very good marks. She has also been been performing as a ‘Wedding Singer’ and ‘Funeral Singer’ at various prestigious locations; such as Hampton Court Castle and Brecon Cathedral., as well as many wonderful churches and hotels across England and Wales. When Marianne isn’t singing for weddings and funerals, she is busy giving singing lessons to people and children of all ages and abilities. On Thursday, July 17th she will be singing, among other favourite works,, “Amazing Grace”, the beautiful “Nisi Dominus” by Vivaldi and Schubert’s “Ave Maria”. Also on Thursday, July 17th you will be able to hear James Watson, our local and renowned classical guitarist, a dazzling virtuoso player who always delights his audiences not just by the music he plays but by his extraordinary and formidable technique. Trevor T. Smith your regular host and pianist will be on hand to play Schubert’s lovely Impromptu in G flat major. So come to Stroud’s Subscription Rooms on the afternoon of Thursday, July 17th and give your ears a real treat. 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.)

Songs of Change – meets on Tuesday nights at Paganhill Maypole Village Hall. We are led by Sophie Sterckx (formerly “Greatorex”). This is an open group drawing on songs from about peace, the earth, equality, etc. 

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