What we're about

There hasn't been a general meet up group just for going out in Stroud - until now! This is for people want to socialise in Stroud and the surrounding areas and meet others from this lovely part of the world. Nights out include going for drinks, comedy evenings, seeing live music and even some wildlife watching. Days out include walks, hikes and festivals. If you have any suggestions please let me know. The aim is to have fun and make new friends and not have to travel too far!

Please note that you take part in any activity at your own risk. If you take part in something like a hike please ensure you are properly prepared with the correct equipment and a suitable level of fitness.

Upcoming events (4+)

Pub Night

Curio Lounge

UPDATE - I'm changing the date of this evening from Dec 2021 to Jan 2022 due to Covid. It just feels like the most responsible thing to do. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Just a relaxed evening in the pub with good company. This will be a great chance to meet new people and catch up with regular members. If you've not been to one of the meetups before, you will be welcomed into the friendly group. Do message me if you have any questions - it should be a fun night!

How to find us on the night:
I shall aim to arrive at 7.00 - 7.15 and claim a table on the 1st floor (upstairs) of the pub. Once I've found a spot I'll put a message out on this event saying where I am (maybe even draw a map!). I'll also give out my number to all attendees shortly before the event so you can text.

If you'd like to attend, I strongly suggest having a recognisable face-picture as your Meetup profile picture. It's extra-useful for evenings like this as it helps us all recognise each other. Us hosts like to welcome everyone, and If there are big numbers attending, not having recognisable faces just makes things harder for us! If you have any concerns over this and want to still attend, do contact me prior to the event.

See you then!

Stroud Film society: Promising young woman

Stroud Subscription Rooms

Come and join us to watch this film with an unusual story line. A few of us will be meeting before the start for a drink and paella if some fancy it. Let me know on the comments if you do and I can provide more details.

https://thesubrooms.co.uk/whats-on/promising-young-woman-15-366

Cost : £8. Link above to book your ticket.

The film is the latest selection from the Stroud Film Society.

Film :
Carey Mulligan is a revelation in the lead role. She is Cassie, a young woman who spends her night pretending to be drunk so that she can ensnare potential male abusers. What has lead this "promising young woman" who could have been a doctor, down this dark path? While no Oscar was forthcoming for Carey Mulligan, British writer / director Emerald Fennell was a winner. This is an astonishing film, one that will stay with you long after you have seen it.

Good On Paper Party

Stroud Subscription Rooms

I'm looking forward to this. The music will be excellent and I've seen some of the spoken word acts before and they're great.

Here's the blurb:

"The annual (apart from last year) Good On Paper Party returns on the 5th February 2022 for vol.6 taking place across three venues in the heart of Stroud - the Sub Rooms, Ulter and the Stroud Congregational Church."

and here are the full details with a link to buy tickets:

https://thesubrooms.co.uk/whats-on/good-on-paper-party-421

For the group, i'm aiming for things to be welcoming and relaxed: so, I've put start and end times on here, and I'll arrange a meeting place at the beginning of the evening, but also very much get the vibe that this is a turn-up-and-leave-when-you-like type thing. As there are multiple venues, we might not all want to stick together anyway. We could maybe regroup at some point to eat. Open to suggestions!

There are lots of acts over the evening. I don't know if these will be given specific times, but I'll keep an eye out for any more info and post things if they come up.

I'll set up a Whatsapp group or similar on the night. New members are welcome and I'm happy to get in touch with anyone before the event if you've got any questions.

Looking forward to making new friends and a fun evening. :-)

Théâtre: a night with Nina Simone !!

Cheltenham Playhouse

Join me at the Cheltenham Playhouse for a night in the life of Nina Simone and her great songs

I have booked G8 G9 and G10

Link for booking

https://www.cheltplayhouse.org.uk/whats-on/spring-2022/black-is-the-color-of-my-voice/

Tickets : £20.75
Black is the colour of my voice

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY APPHIA CAMPBELL
PERFORMED BY FLORENCE ODUMOSU

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, and featuring many of her most iconic songs performed live.

Apphia Campbell’s acclaimed play follows the successful jazz singer and civil rights activist as she seeks redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

This extensive national tour follows sell-out seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh, and in the West End of London.

‘Moving portrayal of determination and survival.’ ★★★★ The Times

‘Nothing short of sensational… will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song.’ ★★★★ Ed Festival Magazine

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Comedian Suzi Ruffell at the Sub rooms

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