Non-fiction

Non-fiction

Meet the Curator
Rare Books from the Collection

14:00-16:00, Friday 8th November

The Museum in the Park
Free: Booking not necessary

A chance to see meet our Curator and a selection of historic books for our stored collection. For adults and students aged 16+.

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Illustrators' Fair
Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2019

11:00-16:00 Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November

The Museum in the Park
Free: Booking not necessary

To mark the opening of ‘All Together: Tales of Unity’, student illustrators from the University of Gloucestershire and SGS Stroud School of Art will take over the art gallery with stalls and displays of wonderful and wacky illustrated wares. If you’re thinking of studying illustration this is a great chance to talk to undergraduate students.

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Annie Deadman
Blast!

09.30 - 11.00: Sunday 10th November

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

Join Annie Deadman for a half-hour HIIT workout, followed by a lively in conversation with Stroud Book Festival Artistic Director Caroline Sanderson about her fitness philosophy.

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Nathan Filer & James O' Neill
Mind Matters

12.00 - 13.00: Sunday 10th November

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

When we experience traumatic events, they can have profound consequences for our mental health, and for our ability to lead a safe, healthy and fulfilled lives. How best do we understand and help those who are suffering in this way?

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Marina Cantacuzino & Marian Partington
The F Word: The Meaning of Forgiveness

14.00 - 15.00: Sunday 10th November

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

In an unforgiving and sometimes cruel world, how do we rediscover the vital importance of what it means to forgive? This will be an extraordinarily compelling and ultimately uplifting event: don’t miss it.

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Kassia St Clair
The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

15.00 - 16.00: Sunday 10th November

Subscription Rooms, George Room
Tickets: £10. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

When we talk of lives hanging by a thread, being interwoven, or part of the social fabric, we are part of a tradition that stretches back many thousands of years

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Richard Mabey
Turning the Boat for Home: A Life Writing About Nature

19.00 - 20.00: Sunday 10th November

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

Richard Mabey has been called “the father of modern nature writing in the UK”. The author of more than forty books, he is a man with a passionate belief that the Earth is a commonwealth of all species.

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