Here's what's on in Stroud and beyond over the next week:

Thur July 12

Stroud Jazz Sessions

Greg Sterland is a Bristol based tenor saxophonist and composer.

Since graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2013 he has performed regularly on the UK scene with players including Huw Warren and Chris Batchelor, and also in his own quartet and projects, Duski and Lore.


SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud

Tickets cost £5 on the door

Open Mic

All welcome to join in the longest running open mic night in the Stroud district.

Experienced people to help you set up if you are a newbie and great equipment for you to use as well.

7pm to 10.30pm

The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud


Summer Poetry

Jeff Cloves reads from his new book, Once Weekly, which will be available at £5.

Jeff says that he has never been a prolific writer, so when a friend challenged him to write a poem a week for a year, he was apprehensive - now here they are, unedited and printed in the order they were written.


Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud


Fri July 13

Now That’s What I Call Stroud

Stroud Town & 5 Valley’s Youth Forum Group are holding an under 18’s Music Night.

The event is designed to raise awareness of the Sub Rooms as a venue for youth as well as adults while supporting local youth talent in the area.

6pm to 10pm

Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud

Tickets cost £5.50

After Hours at the Malthouse

Join the opening of the gallery space at The Malthouse where Melvyn Warren Smith will be exhibiting his stunning artwork alongside free gin tasters.

5pm to 9pm

The Malthouse Collective, Cheltenham Road, Stroud


Sat July 14

Stroud’s Secret Suffragist

Street performance celebrating the life and legacy of Margaret Hills, a key suffragist organiser and speaker who became Stroud’s first female district councillor.

Actor Kim Baker will perform four discrete monologues written by Jacqui Stearn and then stay in character for a tea and cake drop-in session at Lansdown Hall.


Starts at the Shambles, Stroud


Gin Safari

Join Andy Hamilton, bestselling author of ‘Booze for Free,’ on a Hedgerow Gin Safari from Stroud Brewery, returning to the brewery afterwards to make your very own gin from the plants that you have picked.

You will leave with the knowledge of how to repeat it at home.

3pm to 5.30pm

Stroud Brewery, Hope Mill Lane, Thrupp

Tickets cost £35

Daisy Bank Fun Day

Live music, stalls, food, circus skills and show, face painting, tombola and a children’s area all come to park Daisy Bank for a fun day out.

1pm to 5pm

Daisy Bank, Horns Road, Stroud


More info on 07759986613

Northern Soul Night

Jerry Hipkiss, David Greet and Dave Thorley are bringing a night of the finest Northern Soul around to The Marshall Rooms.

For some of you it will be a chance to re-live those hot summer days; for others it will be chance to get a serious boogie on!

9pm to 3am

The Marshall Rooms, 27A Nelson Street, Stroud

Tickets cost £10

Darkside of Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd tribute band are putting on a light show and passionate performances.

The Darkside of Pink Floyd are a regular feature at major national music venues, festivals and theatres.

8pm to 10:15am

Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud

Tickets cost £19.50

Sun July 15

Afternoon tea concert

Join the Thames Head Singers in the rolling Cotswold hills for an afternoon of enchanting summer music accompanied by tea and homemade cakes.

The concert will include works by Finzi, Gastoldi, Lennon & McCartney, Billy Joel and local composer Michael Castle.


All Saints Church, Selsley, Stroud

Tickets cost £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Butterfly Walk

Mike McCrea leads a summer stroll in search of beautiful butterflies in Stratford Park - and a chance to hear about planting for biodiversity too.

All welcome, put your walking boots and sunhats on and meet outside the Museum.


Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud

Free, donations welcome

Tues Jul 17

Local history exhibition

This year’s Stroud Local History Society Summer Exhibition features the society’s project on Stroud in the 1960s.

The exhibition runs until Sunday, July 29 - expect lots of pictures.

11am to 5pm (to 7pm on Thursdays)

St Laurence Parish Church, 52 High Street, Stroud

Free, donations welcome

Drawing masterclass

Join an intensive three day workshop getting to grips with drawing beginning on Tuesday.

Tutor Paul is known for his inspirational still life with quirky themes to inspire and keep creativity flowing

9.30am to 3.30pm every day

Griffin Mill, London Road, Stroud

Tickets cost £135