A new regular DJ night in Stroud, called Stroud Sessions, will launch at the end of January with the aim of providing a platform for the best talent in the area. Featuring only performers from the five valleys it will feature DJs playing from a wide range of genres from hip hop to house, and funk to bashment. The mastermind behind the event is Tom Monobrow, who is part of the hugely popular Stroud Calling collective, as well as a co-founder of the Stroud Block Party which draws bumper crowds to the Stroud Fringe Festival every year. Speaking of his motivation behind setting up the regular DJ showcase Tom said: “There is so much talent in the district in relation to DJ culture, I really want to provide an opportunity for up and coming DJs to play in front of a friendly and appreciative crowd.” The first event is set to take place at the recently re-opened Marshall Rooms, and features guests SPW (GFM) and DJ Darius (Crooked Stylus) as well as the resident DJ and … [Read more...] about New Stroud DJ night will provide platform for district’s talent
Stroud fringe festival
THERE is much talk and difference of opinions regarding the sale of the Sub Rooms. There seem to be two camps - one that support Ecotricity buying it to become and office and a public venue, and the other believes it should stay as it is. There definitely needs to be change - it costs the council too much money, and few people use it. On paper, a publicly supported art centre with a theatre, bar, café, rooms for hire and tourist information, placed in the centre of a culturally engaged socially active community should be a hive of activity. Stroud has a thriving events calendar, a need for venues for activities for young and old, (yoga classes, ballet, judo), weddings, public meetings, a central hub for all things Stroud. We want music, drama, dance, comedy, films, poetry, art, beer, coffee, food, market stalls - a central meeting focus to our community, so how has the Sub Rooms failed? Ecotricity are not the right people to do this. They are not in the arts and … [Read more...] about Reader’s letter: We own Subs!