Stroud Arts Festival

STROUD - a festival town for the past 70 years

and the number of festivals and events just keeps on growing!

This year we celebrate our 70th anniversary by acknowledging the wealth of artistic talent living in these hills and valleys. This beautiful landscape captures many an artistic soul and keeps them here when they thought they were only passing through. It inspires and grows our own creative talent too.

As the 'grandfather' of festivals Stroud Festival likes to support this local talent by joining forces with other groups and supporting their events where we can so this year we're proud to be linking in with, amongst others,

and sponsoring youth groups and events such as

AND – we're launching a brand new Festival for Stroud THE BOOK FESTIVAL

From the 11th - 19th November we will celebrate the published word through a series of 'meet the author' events discussions and workshops. Who's on the programme? We know you'll be impressed and excited to know how many well-respected authors live around here! But you'll have to wait a little longer to find out as dates/events are still being confirmed.

So keep checking in to this page and follow us on Facebook to see what's in store for you this year.


Callout to Young Filmmakers

Mould presents the Short Show

The Short Show is a cinematic experience of exciting young filmmakers work showcased as an evening of eclectic film and sound.

This event is taking place on April 27th as part SVA’s art programme for this years Site festival.

Film submission deadline: Thursday 31st March

more info: or visit the web site.

This event is being supported by Stroud Festival.

Call for young filmmakers

The Stroud Festival Board of Directors is distributing funds on behalf of the Margaret & Netlam Bigg Trust, a charity promoting the arts and culture in the Stroud District. The Directors are currently inviting applications for grants up to £500 from local groups and organisations. To find out more, visit the grants page.


Stroud Festival Ltd. Registered Charity N0: 255857, Registered Address: 2 Upland Villas, Springfield Road, Uplands, Stroud GL5 1TR