On the 16th and 17th of October a new event called the Five Valleys Social will come to Stroud’s town centre for a full weekend of fabulous food, live entertainment and kid’s activities, with the aim of bringing people together following the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Partnering with Stroud Town council and local businesses in the town, the event will run through the Five Valleys shopping centre and along a pedestrianised King Street which will be home to a dining and entertainment area for the weekend - complete with stalls, a music stage and plenty of seating for socialising.

Entertainment planned for the weekend includes a cookery theatre with live cooking demonstrations from talented local chefs, plus a full line up of live music, children’s craft activities and a magician.

Dionne Moore from the Five Valleys team said: “We are delighted to be working closely with Stroud Town Council, Chamber of Trade and fantastic businesses across the town on the inaugural Five Valleys Social.

“It’s set to be an amazing weekend with lots of great food, drink and entertainment to enjoy, with plenty of seating and activity areas for people to come along and socialise.”

Tony Davey, Chair Stroud Chamber of Trade said: “Stroud has a great community spirit, and the town has much to offer its visitors and shoppers.

"This new event is an excellent opportunity to bring everyone together on a weekend, including a Sunday, and discover something new.”