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.
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 of , 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.
11 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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).
Fire Springs - Events Bulletin – Special Event July 2014
Following the celebrations of Laurie Lee, Kevan Manwaring and Jay Ramsay have organised a special day in the George Room at the Sub Rooms in Stroud, which features talks, a film, music and evening performance linking the Dymock Poets on the eve of the First World War (Edward Thomas, Robert Frost, Rupert Brooke et al) with Gloucestershire poets writing now; examining and celebrating shared themes of politics, Nature, relationship and spirituality in a world that War constantly leaves behind...for as long as we rationalize its existence on this planet.
Programme (subject to change)
3.20 – Comfort break
evening performers will include Adam Horovitz, Gabriel Millar, Jehanne Mehta, Rick Vick, Richard Austin, Marion Fawlk, Angie Spencer, Steve Morris—and Anna Saunders, co-director of the Cheltenham Poetry Festival. Music from Barry Mason & Lina Lotto, the HangHang Duo (playing the extraordinary hang drum). Barry originally toured with Allen Ginsberg as his drummer.
£12.50 for daytime OR evening concert. £20 for both (in advance).
Bookings and Enquiries: 01453 760900
Not to be missed!
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.