• Surf's Up - the UK's No 1 Beach Boys tribute act.

    Hamfields Leisure

    Surf's Up are the UK's No 1 Beach Boys tribute band and they will be appearing plus support at Hamfields Leisure Centre, Berkeley. Tickets are £12.50 printable from Hamfields website. Doors open at 7.30. Dig out your brightest Hawaiian shirt and let's have fun, fun, fun!

  • The Sword in the Stone at the Rococo Garden, Painswick (outdoor theatre)

    IKP Productions are performing the Sword in the Stone as this year's summer play. Those of us who saw The Three Musketeers last year will remember how enjoyable it was. The event is outdoors, so bring a picnic, a foldable chair and an umbrella, just in case! Having already scheduled an event at our usual location (Museum in the Park), I thought we could try the Rococo Garden for a change on the bank holiday monday. Tickets £13/11 from the Cheltenham Everyman website.

  • Reginald D Hunter & support

    Stroud Subscription Rooms

    Strap yourselves in folks as the CrazyBird Comedy Club is proud to announce that TV star and general comedy legend Reginald D Hunter will perform a headline set when they bring their successful show to Stroud Subscription Rooms on Thursday 5th September. Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. His appearances on television have included Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South. Hunter has become famous for his social commentary, satire and observational comedy. His talent for enthralling his listeners with slice-of-life experiences and exploring the fantastically ridiculous aspects of the world around us makes for excellent juxtaposition, offering a fresh and funny viewpoint on issues of politics and identity. Supporting Reginald will be critically acclaimed Australian musical comedian Grant Buse. Grant’s unique brand of musical comedy is enjoyed by a wide variety of audiences. His cheeky antics, clever song writing and razor sharp wit have established him as a "remarkable talent and one to watch" (Australian Stage). Grant tours his musical comedy shows nationally and abroad to critical acclaim and sell out shows. Recently crowned ‘New Act of the Year’ at the 2019 Bath Comedy Festival, David Eagle is also on the line up. Expect David to treat you with uproarious gags that take in Australian brashness, Brexit (of course!) and sex toys coupled with pure improvisation that will leave you gasping in admiration. Compere for the evening will be the CrazyBird Comedy Club resident MC, Geoff Whiting. ‘One of Britain’s funniest men’. The Radio Times. Geoff, who is no stranger to Stroud, is an accomplished and vastly experienced comedian in his own right. He has made regular appearances on TV and radio, as well as being an excellent TV warm up having cut his teeth on a series of BBC’s Shooting Stars. Price: £15 Tickets available from; Sub Rooms Box Office –[masked] or www.thesubrooms.co.uk (will incur £1.50 booking fee) crazybirdcomedy@gmail /[masked]

  • 7th Annual Stroud Theatre Festival

    Subscription Rooms

    Over the weekend of Sept 13 - 15th, there will be performances by small theatre groups and individuals at various venues around Stroud. Details are being added on to the Festival website and I will give updates over the coming weeks. This is an established annual event and those who came last time will remember what a great time we had. Info will be available from Stroud Tourist Info Centre at The Subscription Rooms but brochures are not out yet. Most performances are on more than once throughout the weekend. I'll work out which ones I'm going to when the brochure is out but last year, tickets were £6 with a 6 for £30 offer.

  • Mountain Biking at Ashton Court and Leigh Woods near Bristol

    Ashton Court, Abbots Leigh Road,

    Meet outside Ashton Court Golf Course café (there's a big car park there, cost is £1.20 for the full day) We can do the Ashton Court trails first and then go down to Leigh Woods. All standards and bikes are welcome (excluding road/racing bikes), hybrid bikes with the wider wheels and front suspension or mountain bikes are recommended though. The trails are not as challenging as the Verderers intermediate trail at Cannop in the Forest of Dean but there are some nice technical bits with lots of turns and a few bumps and dips. We can go around the circuits once or twice depending on how individuals feel meeting at the cafe later. There are a couple of Red grade skills sections to try out too if you like. Bikes and helmets can be hired from Ashton Court if you don't have one and one of these will be essential. See http://www.pedalprogression.com/ I recommend hiring a bike for 3 hours = £20. Helmet hire = £4. (Bike hire includes helmet hire for free). We'll go around the trails with short breaks or no breaks between sections. The trails are pretty well marked out so no one should get lost :-) Also we can do each section as fast or slow as you like, then wait at the end of each section for the last person in the group to catch up. Alternately if we have more experienced riders who want to zip off, they can go at their own pace and we can then catch up at the end. There is a café for warm drinks and food afterwards :-) As always I will have a first aid kit with me but would rather not need to use it. By taking part in this we all do so at our own risk and we each take on responsibility for our own safety and any injuries if we fall off. This event will be in conjunction with the Cheltenham and Bristol groups.

  • Ten-pin Bowling at Stroud Bowl

    Stroud Bowl

    I've booked 3 lanes for 7.00. Looking forward to seeing the regulars, but also, hopefully, some newcomers. If you've never bowled before, it's a great way to meet new people and have a bit of fun. Everyone gets involved and you have plenty of time to have a chat. So, why not give it a go? I'll be there at the bar at 6.45, please get there by 7.00 so we can start bowling at 7.15. Please note that anyone arriving after 7.15 will not be able to join us. Once we have started we cannot alter the teams, so please only add your name if you are able to turn up on time.

  • An Evening of Romantic Music with The European Union Chamber Orchestra

    A welcome return by EUCO to the Subs rooms. The program for this evening is: Grieg: Holberg Suite Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D Minor Dvorak: Serenade for Strings Tickets are £13.50/11.50 (printable) from the Subs Rooms Box Office which represents incredibly good value!

  • Mountain Biking at Ashton Court and Leigh Woods near Bristol

    Ashton Court, Abbots Leigh Road,

    Meet outside Ashton Court Golf Course café (there's a big car park there, cost is £1.20 for the full day) We can do the Ashton Court trails first and then go down to Leigh Woods. All standards and bikes are welcome (excluding road/racing bikes), hybrid bikes with the wider wheels and front suspension or mountain bikes are recommended though. The trails are not as challenging as the Verderers intermediate trail at Cannop in the Forest of Dean but there are some nice technical bits with lots of turns and a few bumps and dips. We can go around the circuits once or twice depending on how individuals feel meeting at the cafe later. There are a couple of Red grade skills sections to try out too if you like. Bikes and helmets can be hired from Ashton Court if you don't have one and one of these will be essential. See http://www.pedalprogression.com/ I recommend hiring a bike for 3 hours = £20. Helmet hire = £4. (Bike hire includes helmet hire for free). We'll go around the trails with short breaks or no breaks between sections. The trails are pretty well marked out so no one should get lost :-) Also we can do each section as fast or slow as you like, then wait at the end of each section for the last person in the group to catch up. Alternately if we have more experienced riders who want to zip off, they can go at their own pace and we can then catch up at the end. There is a café for warm drinks and food afterwards :-) As always I will have a first aid kit with me but would rather not need to use it. By taking part in this we all do so at our own risk and we each take on responsibility for our own safety and any injuries if we fall off. This event will be in conjunction with the Cheltenham and Bristol groups.

  • Mountain Biking at Ashton Court and Leigh Woods near Bristol

    Ashton Court, Abbots Leigh Road,

    Meet outside Ashton Court Golf Course café (there's a big car park there, cost is £1.20 for the full day) We can do the Ashton Court trails first and then go down to Leigh Woods. All standards and bikes are welcome (excluding road/racing bikes), hybrid bikes with the wider wheels and front suspension or mountain bikes are recommended though. The trails are not as challenging as the Verderers intermediate trail at Cannop in the Forest of Dean but there are some nice technical bits with lots of turns and a few bumps and dips. We can go around the circuits once or twice depending on how individuals feel meeting at the cafe later. There are a couple of Red grade skills sections to try out too if you like. Bikes and helmets can be hired from Ashton Court if you don't have a helmet one and one of these will be essential. See http://www.pedalprogression.com/ I recommend hiring a bike for 3 hours = £20. Helmet hire = £4. (Bike hire includes helmet hire for free). We'll go around the trails with short breaks or no breaks between sections. The trails are pretty well marked out so no one should get lost :-) Also we can do each section as fast or slow as you like, then wait at the end of each section for the last person in the group to catch up. Alternately if we have more experienced riders who want to zip off, they can go at their own pace and we can then catch up at the end. There is a café for warm drinks and food afterwards :-) As always I will have a first aid kit with me but would rather not need to use it. By taking part in this we all do so at our own risk and we each take on responsibility for our own safety and any injuries if we fall off. This event will be in conjunction with the Cheltenham and Bristol groups.

  • Mountain Biking at Ashton Court and Leigh Woods near Bristol

    Ashton Court, Abbots Leigh Road,

    Meet outside Ashton Court Golf Course café (there's a big car park there, cost is £1.20 for the full day) We can do the Ashton Court trails first and then go down to Leigh Woods. All standards and bikes are welcome (excluding road/racing bikes), hybrid bikes with the wider wheels and front suspension or mountain bikes are recommended though. The trails are not as challenging as the Verderers intermediate trail at Cannop in the Forest of Dean but there are some nice technical bits with lots of turns and a few bumps and dips. We can go around the circuits once or twice depending on how individuals feel meeting at the cafe later. There are a couple of Red grade skills sections to try out too if you like. Bikes and helmets can be hired from Ashton Court if you don't have one and one of these will be essential. See http://www.pedalprogression.com/ I recommend hiring a bike for 3 hours = £20. Helmet hire = £4. (Bike hire includes helmet hire for free). We'll go around the trails with short breaks or no breaks between sections. The trails are pretty well marked out so no one should get lost :-) Also we can do each section as fast or slow as you like, then wait at the end of each section for the last person in the group to catch up. Alternately if we have more experienced riders who want to zip off, they can go at their own pace and we can then catch up at the end. There is a café for warm drinks and food afterwards :-) As always I will have a first aid kit with me but would rather not need to use it. By taking part in this we all do so at our own risk and we each take on responsibility for our own safety and any injuries if we fall off. This event will be in conjunction with the Cheltenham and Bristol groups.