Stroud Arts Festival is celebrating 76 years of supporting the arts in the Stroud district, with a packed schedule of events this autumn 2022.
Curated by composer and musician, Dave Ayre, Stroud Arts Festival kicks off in October 2022, celebrating our relationships and how art plays a vital role in helping us to reconnect.
On Wednesday 19 October 2022, Stroud Arts Festival will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams at the Subscription Rooms with a special performance from the Le Page Ensemble. The evening of compositions will be directed by the internationally renowned violinist David Le Page, paying homage to the composer's love of English folk music.
With extensive television appearances including I Claudius, Downton Abbey and Killing Eve, Jan Carey performs 'Author, Composer, Solider-of-a-Sort' on Thursday 20 October 2022 for what’s promised to be one of the highlights of the festival, celebrating the friendship between the First World War poet and composer, Ivor Gurney, and champion of women musicians, Marion Scott.
This year's Jazz and Poetry Superjam is brought to audiences by The Pasty Gamble Jazz Trio and Adam Horovitz, as they reunite to perform a smooth evening of jazz and poetry combined with saxophone, keyboards and drums. Between the group, they have played with musicians such as Mick Jagger, Mike D'Abo and Viv Albertine.
Hewletts Opera returns to Stroud Arts Festival for an enchanting performance of the boy who never grew up - Peter Pan. Taking to the stage on Saturday 22 October 2022, the world premiere show is set to be the highlight of the 76th festival, featuring words by much-loved national treasure Pam Ayres, narrated by children's author Zeb Soanes and composed by the award-winning Louis Mander.
There are plenty of other highlight events taking place throughout the festival, including a free relaxed opera suitable for people of any age and background, and a screening of one of the most revered silent films of all time, A Song of Two Humans.
Ticket prices vary per event, ranging from £10 to £20 each.
For more information, visit stroudartsfestival.org, or to book tickets, visit thesubrooms.co.uk.