We are very grateful to announce that we’ve received a grant from the Arts Council England, which means we are able to confirm that Stroud Book Festival 2020 will take place in whichever format is permitted and appropriate come November. We are already shaping a terrific programme which we will bring to you virtually in the eventuality that we can’t host live events this year.

We remain committed to our current relationships, and plan to nurture meaningful new partnerships with the writers, artists, musicians, craftspeople and community organisations in which the Stroud Valleys are remarkably rich, in order to promote the written word in its broadest sense, and to set this work firmly in the context of our goal, to live in a greener and more inclusive community.

Stroud is a special place, rich in creativity and dynamic in its activism. We want to continue to contribute to the rich tradition of Stroud’s cultural heritage, while continuing our successful Sustainable Stroud strand, and introducing a new strand of events for 2020, majoring on the theme of Compassion.

 So do please watch this space for updates on Stroud Book Festival, 4-8 November 2020.


Stroud Book Festival 2019: donate, get involved and volunteer
Stroud Book Festival 2019: competitions info
Stroud Book Festival 2019: donate, get involved and volunteer

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 Stroud Book Festival 2018: Graphic representation of Stroud town: