Here are some of the best events in and around Stroud:

Thursday, December 6

Pink Floyd Night

A fantastic tribute evening to the British band with James Hollingsworth.

From 8.30pm

Crown and Sceptre, Horns Road, Stroud

Free entry

Saturday, December 8

Forest of Fools

They fuse traditional instruments with funked-up, high tempo beats, charting a course into the depths of the musical unknown.

Enjoy a wiggle sat in the sidelines or boogie near the front, Forest of Fools are bound to get you moving in one way of another.

The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud

From 8pm to 10pm

Free entry

Whittling in Wood

Enjoy a stimulating day learning basic techniques of woodcarving.

You will learn about choosing suitable woods for a task and the correct selection and use of carving tools.

Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud

Tickets £90 including all materials and equipment

More details 01453 759034

Soap Making

The course will combine collecting petals and discovering colours and textures in Hawkwood’s beautiful gardens followed by a step-by-step journey through the process of making vegetable oil soap.

Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud,

From 9.30am to 5.00pm

Tickets £80 including materials and a delicious lunch

Allsorts Cosy Christmas

Make a beautiful Christmas craft with Santa, enjoy free hot chocolate and cakes, glitter tattoos, chocolate tombola and a grand prize draw.

Top floor Brunel Mall, London Road, Stroud

From 9am to 5pm

Tickets £5 per child

More details 01453 750474 or

Christmas Fayre at Saint Dominic’s

Join for an afternoon filled with shopping, activities and plenty of Christmas cheer.

Saint Dominic’s Catholic Primary School, Saint Mary’s Hill, Nailsworth

From noon to 3pm

Free entry

More details 01453 832682

Sunday, December 9

Stroud Cook Club “Pay What You Feel” vegan meal

A community pay what you feel three course vegan meal in Stroud.

Volunteer chefs will turn up at 10.50am for an 11am start to cook for guests.

Central Stroud, Near Slad Road, Stroud

From 10.50am to 3pm

Pay what you feel

Book a place from or 07977 683957


This vertiginous valentine to high-altitude sport attempts to portray, in the most poetic of terms, why mankind feels the need to defy gravity.

An extraordinary cinephotographic experience of the highest peaks around the world.

Lansdown Hall, Lansdown Road, Stroud

From 7pm to 10pm

Tickets £6

More details 01453 767576

Bristol Ensemble Tea-time Concert

Performances will include Franz Schubert: Quintet in C Major D. 956 and

Amy Beach: Quartet for Strings Op. 89.

Christ Church, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth

From 3pm to 4pm

Tickets £10 on the door

More details 07766 105491

Thursday, December 13

Hilife Allstars Trio

A brand new outfit which is a product of 3 diverse musical minds exploring their common love of, and expertise in, organic West African groove

The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud

From 8.45pm to 10.45pm

Free entry

Saturday, December 15


Talented and groovy band from up the M6 Cantaloop return for their second visit to the Five Valleys after a late afternoon slot on the Albert stage at Chalfest.

The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud

From 8.45pm to 10.45pm

Free entry

Christmas Concert

The Eclectic String Band will hold their Christmas concert.

There orchestra will be conducted by Ann Theil and the leader is Steve Jones.

Christ Church, New Market Rd, Nailsworth

From 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Tickets £7.50

More details 01666 502225

Upcoming events

Chalford Band Christmas Concert - Dec 16

This year will feature a massed band performance with players from all the bands, youngest to oldest, on stage at the same time.

Stroud Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud

From 7.30pm to 10pm

Tickets £7.50

More details 07722 931929

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Dec 24

That’s Entertainment Productions return again with the loveliest Panto of all as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs arrives in Stroud.

A handsome prince, plus the funniest and cutest Seven Dwarves, and a very clever Magic Mirror.

Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud

From 11am to 1pm

Tickets £17 or £15 concessions

More details 01453 760900