STROUD Arts Festival is celebrating 75 years of supporting the arts in the Stroud district, with a special schedule of music and arts events.

This includes a 75th anniversary exhibition, opening at the Sub Rooms today (Wednesday).

Featuring the work of 18 artists, it includes this wonderful Green Man painting by Katie McCue, pictured here.

Katie said: “I’m delighted to have been invited to be part of this exhibition.

"I decided to show my Green Man painting, which is acrylic on canvas.

"For me it has the spirit of our beautiful Stroud landscape where I’m sure I often see the Green Man as I walk in valley and woodland."

The exhibition runs until Tuesday, October 26.

The festival programme has been curated by composer and musician, Dave Ayre.

It also includes a performance from Grammy-nominated orchestra, Sinfonia Viva featuring Sophie Rosa, at the Sub Rooms on Friday, for what’s promised to be one of the highlights of the festival.

And then on Saturday the orchestra return with their immersive Flutter & Fly interactive concerts for children, with sing along songs and projected illustrations set to music, at 11am and 1pm.

On Saturday, November 20, Stroud Symphony Orchestra is joined by violinist John Pearce for a performance, and then the 2021 season is brought to a close with two performances of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro by Hewletts Opera on Saturday, December 11. There's a free relaxed performance at 2pm, ideal for children, adults with learning disabilities or other sensory needs and their carers. This will be followed by an evening show at 7pm.

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