No theme this year allowing Shops and stalls to use their imagination to the full!
Light Switch on 6:00pm
Bands, Singers and Street Entertainers will be stationed all over the town
Latern Procession Starting at the Sub Rooms 6:15pm
Late Night Shopping throughout the town
Treasure Trail – in Stroud News and Journal out Wednesday 4th Dec
Over 20 stalls in a Gift and Craft Fair open 4:30-8:30pm Selling everything from Jewellery and Christmas Cards, to Decorations and Natural Health Products. As well as the stores there will be face painting and glitter tattoos available. Mr Twitchetts (the café) is open late as is the tourist information centre and subrooms box office.
Bands and Singing groups live out the front.
Mulled Wine, Christmas Treats and an Irish Band throughout the Evening
Shop staying open until late as well as some Christmas Craft activities making bags and bees wax decorations.
Running a Tombola in aid of Stroud Food Bank
Opening Late with a window in the Style of ‘The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ From Alice in Wonderland
Hosting many Charity Stalls
London Road Car park open until 10pm
|Stroud FM Music Night
We are hosting a night of live local music in the Queen Victoria, Gloucester St. Stroud Sunday December 15th starting 2pm (early night?) and grand finale winding up at 11pm.
Many Stroud FM presenters will be present - and some will be making music: Peaky Blinders, Sarana Verlin, Mouton Gator, Jess Bracey, Marion Miller. Other presenters prefer to hide their talent behind a glass of bubbling amber, and enjoy the music. Come and join us.
Other local Artists include: Benita Johnson, the Vapors, Jeremy Blick, Gordon Wood, Bob Smith, Tim Smith & his Small Country Band, Emi Mc Dade.
Mark Leigh will start the proceedings of with a bit of DJing, just to begin with a gentle sound.
|Stroud Oral History Project
Cresby has been dropping in to Drop-In centres and reaping farmers' recollections and button-holing garment-sellers for stories of how Stroud "used to was"
the stories found so far can be heard at stories.stroudfm.co.uk - it is a work in progress so some pages are ready for when the contributors are ready to give us their gems. Other pages are yet to come on stream - watch this space.
Now Stroud Local History Group are getting interested. We are working with them and others. The area of interest is "Stroud" as in the Distric Council demesne. Stonehouse, Wotton, Minch, Arlingham etc etc as well as the town.
Tell us your stories. The main focus of interest is the more public things like events or the way life was then. Timescale could be any era, it could be a Grandfather's favourite wheeze, or Grandma's toils and tribulations. How about a bit of Gloucestershire dielect? Do you know what a snob was? No not an hoity-toity oik, this one is the shoemakers implement!