An empty cafe on the high street in Stroud is showing a different sort of menu this week.
The Stroud Arts Festival team has been busy putting up a display of posters showing all the treats in store for the 76th Arts Festival, 19 – 23 October, including a one -woman show written and performed by actor Jan Carey about the Gloucester WW1 poet and composer Ivor Gurney; some scintillating Jazz and Poetry from locals Adam Horovitz and Patsy Gamble and the Le Page Ensemble with Vaughan Williams all-time favourite The Lark Ascending.
Songs celebrating the lovely Slad Valley in Down in the Valley; a new musical theatre show based on Peter Pan; more musical mixing with the Carducci Quartet and the Dave Ayre Trio; a classic silent movie with live harp
accompaniment and not one but two free Relaxed Performances of operatic arias and storytelling are all the ingredients for a feast of arts, culture and entertainment.
And for dessert the Festival Art Exhibition shows the connection between people, places, music, movement and stories with 11 local artists’ work on show at Lansdown Gallery.
So whet your appetite by browsing through the menu on display and find more information and tickets on stroudartsfestival.org