Stroud & District


Monthly meetings are held on the FIRST THURSDAY of each month at 2.30pm, usually in St Laurence Church Hall, The Shambles, Stroud. Except for the AGM, there is a charge of £2 to cover the speaker's fee and the hall booking cost.

We do hold some events away from here. These are our monthly IT Drop-in workshop, our Annual Tea Party and our Christmas Lunch.

Some Group meetings/outings are also listed.

Dates for your Diary
December 2019
Sat Dec 21stSinging for PleasureWelcome Christmas on Saturday 21st December at Christ Church, Chalford at 7:30 pm.

Soloists: Lavinia Redman - Oboe, Beatrice Marshall - Soprano
Conductor: Christine Samuda
Accompanist: Barrie Cooper

Admission £7.50, to include Mulled Wine and Mince Pies
January 2020
Thu Jan 2ndMeetingA monstrous commotion: the mysteries of the Loch Ness monster - Dr. Gareth Williams tells us about advising on a new film
February 2020
Thu Feb 6thMeetingThe U.S.A - Boom Bust and Beyond - Paddy Hannigan analyses American economic climates and their effect on us
March 2020
Thu Mar 5thMeetingThe Permaculture Revolution - Seb Buckton tells how Stroud is teaching groups from many different lands this important eco-friendly system
April 2020
Thu Apr 2ndMeetingGlorious Coloured Gemstones - Local gemmologist Helen Plumb delves into the geology, history and value of gemstones
June 2020
Thu Jun 4thMeetingThe other Michelangelo: the life & loves of Caravaggio - Ian Cooper
July 2020
Thu Jul 2ndMeetingThe artistry, craftsmanship and challenge of Stonemasonry - Caroline Horwood, who has worked on Gloucester Cathedral, tells about her special skills
August 2020
Thu Aug 6thMeetingWytchfinder - John Putley tells the history of witches and witch-hunting (postponed from last year)
September 2020
Thu Sep 3rdMeetingA lifetime in Music - with live jazz piano illustrations - Roger Browne
October 2020
Thu Oct 1stMeetingAGM - to be determined
November 2020
Thu Nov 5thMeetingTackling emergencies in world disaster zones - Richard Silverwood describes his dramatic role with the German Technische Hilfswerk Service