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.
We came across these free courses across Glos (incl Stroud) about how to develop more inclusive and welcoming communities' – find out more here.
The Peregrine Falcons of Gloucestershire
By Steve Watson
Friday 5th September
7.30pm - approx 9.30pm
Cost: £5/adult & £3/child
We are very lucky to have Peregrine falcons living close by in the wilds of Symonds Yat over in the Forest of Dean. Few of us may have been lucky enough to see, in real life, one of the fastest animals on the planet. On 5th September Stroud Valley’s Project is offering you the chance to see this illustrated talk. ‘The Peregrine Falcons of Gloucestershire’ is a fascinating presentation by Steve Watson, who has been studying the Symonds Yat peregrines for 30 years.
This talk will cover the biology, ecology, hunting strategies, UK population dynamics and the pesticide story of the peerless peregrine falcon. Steve will also discuss the Symonds Yat breeding performance and convey some personal anecdotes. The talk will include high quality photographs and video clips.
We hope you will be able to join us for this unique and interesting evening. Refreshments will be available.
Cost: £5/adult & £3/child. Booking and paying in advance is essential as places are limited.
Please call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 to book or find out more
P.S. Please feel free to pass this email on to other groups and organisations who may be interested.
Sumptuous Syrian Supper - a fundraising evening for Syrian Refugees on Saturday 6th September at Star Anise, Stroud from 7.30pm - a night of fantastic food, fun and laughter - there will be an auction and other Middle Eastern inspired fun! Tickets £17.50 from Clare Skivington firstname.lastname@example.org 0788 4021067.
In Aid of Hand in Hand for Syria
Registered charity in England and Wales (no. 1145862)
link for location for this one: http://www.maypolehall.co.uk/index.htm
This event will cover making peaceful community events happen (like the Balcombe protests last year) as well as engaging the wider community. These skills will be transferable to many situations.
12th September Kings Stanley market, held in the Village Hall between 3pm and 6.30pm. 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.