Elsewhere in Stroud

Stroud is a vibrant community with lots going on all year round. Here’s what we recommend this season…


See art in action with the Stroud Valley Arts Open Studio Weekends on 7th & 8th and 14th & 15th May. Over the two weekends, 99 artists will open their studios in 53 locations within the Stroud Valleys allowing you to peek into a private world of creativity and imagination. (7th & 8th and 14th & 15th May, sva.org.uk)


The Stroud Americana Festival returns from 3rd-5th June for a weekend of blues, country and folk music. So grab your Stetson and do-si-do to the sound of local, national and international musicians at Stroud Subscription Rooms. (3rd-5th June, stroudamericanafestival.co.uk)

Painswick ACP Festival

See fashion and art paraded around Painswick at the Painswick ACP Festival on 17th July. This amazing event attracts thousands of visitors who flood Painswick’s narrow streets to watch models strut around in incredible works of art. Expect celebrity judges and lots of local food and drink stalls. (17th July, canvasforcreativity.com)