Below are the listings from this week's SNJ (Oct 10)

Thursday, October 11

Probably the Best Comedy Night in the World

Gavin Pond will present his comedy night featuring Matt Hobs with some new up and coming comedy talent.

Crown & Sceptre, Horns Road, Stroud, GL5 1EG

From 8pm

Free Entry

Stoud Jazz Sessions and Gloucestershire Music

Stoud Jazz Sessions and Gloucestershire Music present GYJO Combo led by Pete Martin.

The GYJO Combo is a sister group to GYJO featuring keen improvisers from the big band. The band takes pride in choosing, arranging and rehearsing their own repertoire from a broad range of jazz influenced genres and styles.

Stroud Valleys Artspace, 4 John St, GL5 2HA


£5 (£3 performers)

SWISH … again - October 11-13

SWISH (Strong Women in Shakespeare’s Histories) was the Cotswold Players’ highly successful contribution to the first Stroud Shakespeare Festival held at Stratford Park in May 2018.

In SWISH … again the Players’ will repeat the History pieces and will add a second half consisting of linked scenes from Much Ado About Nothing, with the evergreen sparring of Beatrice and Benedick, and The Merry Wives of Windsor, with the gulling of the lecherous Falstaff by the redoubtable Mistress Ford and Mistress Page.

Cotswold Playhouse, Parliament Street, Stroud, GL5 1LW


Tickets £12.


Friday, October 12

The Woo Town Hillbillies - Rockin the Joint till the Cows Come Home

Crown & Sceptre, Horns Road, Stroud, GL5 1EG

From 8.30pm

Entry free

Unspoken Words by Anne Dole - October 12 and 13

Anne Dole will present her poetry book called Unspoken Words at her Kashmir Arts/Crafts stall in the Shambles Market.

The Shambles, High St, Stroud GL5 1AP


Saturday, October 13

DJ Don Letts.

The Grammy Award-winning filmmaker, reggae and punk legend, counter-culture broadcaster, musician and club DJ will be playing carnival classics, reggae, funk, disco, hip hop and more.

Lansdown Hall, Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB

Tickets available from Trading Post, on Kendrick Street.

Admission £12. Doors 9pm.

Dire Streets

Dire Streets plus Special Guest Steve Wiltshire on Saxophone and Flute.

Dire Streets perfectly capture the distinctive, authentic sound of Dire Straits.

Fronted by finger picking guitar ace John Brunsdon and his band of accomplished musicians, they play with an attention to detail and musicianship that marks them as the stand-out Dire Straits tribute in the UK. Includes drummer, former Stroud resident Dik Chandler.

The Subscription Rooms, George St, Stroud GL5 1AE


Tickets £18/£20

Sunday, October 14

Macmillan coffee morning

Nom Nom Cupcakery cakes, raffle and games for all the family.

Gastrells Primary School, Kingscourt GL5 3PS

10 - 1pm

Monday, October 15-20

Super Snappers Photography

Super Snappers are a group of enthusiastic youngsters aged 6-13 who meet once a week to try a variety of photographic ideas and techniques. From capturing movement with a fast shutter speed to self portraits and images created without cameras, they have tried it all! So come along to a wonderful medley of Super Snapping photography in this fun and exciting exhibition.

The Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud, GL5 1AE.


Tuesday, October 16

Stephen James Smith

A Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today.

His poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views.

The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud GL5 3SS