Events: Wed 6th - Sun 10th November

Events Listings:
Wed 6th - Sun 10th November

Celia Pym
Mending

10.30 - 16.30: Wednesday 6th November

Atelier Stroud
Tickets: £75 incl lunch. Available from Atelier Stroud

This workshop explores textile repair on knitted and wool textiles, and considers the tenderness and care of mending.

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Chris Smith
Introduction to Storytelling Schools - Teacher Twilight Session

18:00-20:00, Wednesday 6th November

The Museum in the Park
Tickets: £20. Available from The Museum in the Park - please call 01453 763394

Learning to tell stories from memory is an inspiring, engaging and inclusive way to acquire language and discover topic content. The Storytelling Schools approach integrates oracy, creativity and literacy into a whole school approach to learning. This twilight training for teachers and teaching assistants is designed as an introduction to the Storytelling Schools method. We […]

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Ian Firth & Henry Theasby
BOSH! How to Live Vegan

19.00 - 22.00: Wednesday 6th November (with Bosh! Presentation from 20:00 - 21.00)

Stroud Brewery
Tickets: £15. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

Join us for our very special opening night celebration as we kick off Stroud Book Festival in style in the company of Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, creators of the mega-successful BOSH!

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Piranha Poetry
Open Mic

19.30 - 22.30: Wednesday 6th November

The Imperial Hotel
Free: Booking not necessary

Piranha Poetry presents an open mic night featuring two incredible guest artists!

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Polly Clark
Tiger

19.00 - 20.00: Thursday 7th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets: £10. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

Set across two continents, “Tiger” by prize-winning writer Polly Clark, is a spell-binding event for anyone who reveres the earth’s wildest creatures and cares about their fate.

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Emma Kay
Stinking Bishops and Spotty Pigs - Gloucestershire’s Food and Drink

14:00: Thursday 7th November

The Museum in the Park
Tickets £5: Available from The Museum in the Park - please call 01453 763394

A talk about Gloucestershire’s Food and Drink heritage, based on Emma’s new book.

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Kerry Hudson and Zeba Talkhani
My Past, My Present, The Journey Between

19.00 - 20.00: Thursday 7th November

Stroud Library
Tickets: £3. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

Hear the authors of two remarkable memoirs talk with Anna Bailey about how they forged their own identities while refusing to let their negative experiences define them.

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Rob Hopkins
From What Is to What If

20.15 - 21.15: Thursday 7th November

Subscription Rooms, Ballroom
Tickets: £10. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

What if we wasted a lot less energy and generated most of what we do use from renewables? What if we made refugees feel welcome and supported? What if we measured the economy by different metrics?

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Lemn Sissay
My Name is Why

20.30 - 21.30: Thursday 7th November

The Goods Shed
Tickets: £12. Available from SVA

We are thrilled to welcome Lemn Sissay, highly acclaimed poet, playwright, author and broadcaster, to Stroud Book Festival to discuss his extraordinary memoir, “My Name is Why”

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Dave Goulson
Gardening to Save the Planet

19.00 - 20.00: Friday 8th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets: £10. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

Extinction Rebellion begins at home! Acclaimed nature writer and entomologist Dave Goulson shows that with just a few changes, our gardens can become places where we can connect with nature and rediscover where our food comes from.

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