Thursday, January 2

Exhibition: Life and Times of Murray Dowding

Discover the vast array of images produced by renowned local photographer Murray Dowding.

The display interprets his great collection from the early 20th century and looks at life 100 years ago.

Yate Heritage Centre, Church Road.

Running Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays until January 28.

For more information call 01454 862200.

Stories by Lantern Light

Storytelling and Craft with Volly Evalds.

Create a seasonal mask and then sit by lantern light to hear about the adventures of Snow Queens, Ice Bears and Magic Mittens in winter tales

Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, 10.30am-12pm.

Thornbury Farmers Market

Browse around the stalls selling a great selection of products.

St Mary Centre, Thornbury, from 9am-1.30pm.


A wide spectrum of music and song, celebrating the gifts and talents of many in our parish and among our friends.

You can fill a spot in the musical line up or just enjoy the talent.

CTK Social Club, 11 Castle Street, Thornbury, from 8pm.

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Friday, January 3

Stroud Pride: A Dragtastic Fall (18+)

Celebrate the new year and the end of the Christmas period the right way. We have lots of performances and games (that’s right, we have games) to keep you entertained.

With gifts to win and people to keep you entertained we’re sure you’ll have a fantastic time.

Bring everyone along.

LittleVic Stroud, Gloucester Street from 7.30pm.

The Shaggy Dog Raconteurs - Live

The Shaggy Dog Raconteurs are a Gloucestershire based American Folk/Country Blues/Americana quartet

​with a dash of Bluegrass and Ragtime.

Stroud Ale House, 9 John Street, from 8.30pm.

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Saturday, January 4

The Uplifter and Special Guests

The Uplifter / Brunel Goods Shed shows are really something special and combine to create a fiercely wonderful atmosphere.

Tickets: advance, £6 and standard £7 - booking fees apply.

SVA Goods Shed, 4 St John Street, Stroud, from 8pm.

For tickets, call: 01453 751440

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Stroud Farmers Market

Stroud Farmers market is the multi-award winning hub of Stroud’s weekend culture.

Cornhill, Stroud, from 9am-2pm.

Vision West of England’s Coffee & Convo!

For visually impaired of all ages, you are invited to come along for Vision West of England’s monthly meet up and informal chat. Other family members are also more than welcome to join us.

Tesco Extra Café, Yate Shopping Centre, from 11am-1pm.

For more information call Marc on 0117 322 4885 or Richard on 07986 295650.

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Coffee and Chat

There is a coffee morning at the Baptist Chapel from 10am-12pm, usually every first Saturday of the month.

They warmly invite the local community to come along for a free cup of tea or coffee.

Tyndale Chapel, Little Sodbury End.

Sunday, January 5

Old Sodbury Church Renovations Village Celebration

The full renovation of the church roof and bell-tower has now been completed.

The whole village is invited to attend, and there will light refreshments available.

If you would like to attend, email or call Michelle on: 01454 313159.

Monday, January 6

Alveston Gardens Association Talk

Britains Rarest Orchids with Dr. Colin and Angela Scrutton.

All welcome, visitors £3.

The Jubilee Hall, Greenhill, from 7.30pm.

Antiques and Collectables Fair

St Laurence Church Hall, The Shambles, Stroud, from 8am-4pm.

Free admission.

Tuesday, January 7

MindSpace Classes

In this class you can shut out stress, worries and commitments. and just let your mind drift for a while.

Old Grammar School Rooms, High Street, Chipping Sodbury, from 7-7.50pm.

To find out more call 07855 054688.

Wednesday January 8

Yate and District Townswomen’s Guild

A Job with Bite - Pete Chaplin

Meet on the second Wednesday every month to exchange ideas, learn new skills, raise money for local and international charities and generally have fun.

Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, 57-59 Broad Street, from 9.45am.

For more information contact Rhona Cowie on: 01454 881532.

Thursday, January 9

Stroud Jazz Sessions with Craig Crofton

Craig’s concert with house band Tetraphonic and Stroud’s finest jammers is sure to be an epic to savour.

All jam musicians are welcome to participate throughout.

SVA Goods Shed, 4 St John Street, Stroud, from 8pm.

Call, 01453 751440

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Wings and Wheels Society meeting

Group Captain Jock Heron OBE presents an illustrated talk on Hawker Jet Fighters.

All are welcome, fee of £4.

Dursley Community Centre, from 8pm.

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