Stroud Book Festival Launch Night: Artisan Stroud

For the opening night of Stroud Book Festival 2021 we are thrilled to host the launch of a book wholly inspired by the creativity and artistry that help make Stroud such a vibrant and stimulating place to live. “Artisan Stroud” is a sumptuous celebration of 25 makers living in the Five Valleys who are engaged…

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SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION: YOU CAN IMPACT THE WORLD FOR CHANGE!

Stuart Lawrence’s older brother Stephen died in an unprovoked attack in April 1993. Since this tragic event, Stuart and his family have worked tirelessly and have had a huge impact on changing attitudes to racism in Britain. In “Silence Is Not an Option”, his first book for young people, Stuart – a teacher, mentor and…

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BELONGING

New Zealander Owen Eastwood is one of the world’s most in-demand elite performance coaches, who has worked with Gareth Southgate’s England football team, the Scotland rugby team and the Team GB Olympic squad, as well as the South African cricket team. And beyond sport, Owen has also helped the Command Group of NATO and the…

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EVERYDAY ACTS OF CARE

So many of us will be called on to care for those we love in our lifetimes. And we also face a crisis in care as a country, with carework chronically underpaid, and the caring labours of women so often taken for granted. Stroud Book Festival is pleased to welcome two acclaimed authors to discuss…

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HOW TO EAT NOW: SUSTAINABLE SHOPPING, GLOBAL FEASTING

The future of our food is the future of our planet. The plethora of recipes and cookbooks, encouraging us to sample a wealth of different cuisines, is ever being added to. And as a consequence, most of us have embraced a global way of eating, relishing food – and ingredients – imported from countries around the…

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I BELONG HERE: WALKING AND WRITING

When you experience abuse it can close you off from everything, but healing comes from keeping open to the world and to other people. Walking and writing have helped me bear the seemingly unbearable. During the pandemic, many of us who are lucky enough to live close to nature have embraced the joys and consolations…

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THE DEVIL YOU KNOW: STORIES OF HUMAN CRUELTY AND COMPASSION

I’ve come to think of my patients as survivors of a disaster where they are the disaster and my colleagues and I are the first responders. So writes leading forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr Gwen Adshead in her book, “The Devil You Know: Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion”, a BBC Radio 4 Book of…

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HOPE NOT FEAR

Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, Hassan will now be joining us via Zoom at the venue. We hope you will still be keen to join us at the Subscription Rooms for what is sure to be a compelling event. Otherwise, we will be happy to exchange your ticket for another of our Stroud Book Festival…

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CANCELLED: THE JOY OF SMALL THINGS

We are very sorry to let you know that due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel this event.  “The Joy of Small Things” is a real soul-salve of a collection: beautifully written and full of gentle insight and warm wit. Keep it near you to dip into whenever you need to feel better…

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