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Stroud Social Success!

20 October 2021

 The first ever Stroud Social has left us all wanting more after last weekends extravaganza of live music and kitchen demonstrations. With talks for the next one to be held before the end of the year, we’re positively bubbling with excitement!

Starting off the Saturday morning with a bang, the Big Friday Jazz Band played a stunning set drawing a sizable gathering of onlookers with their classic tunes. People could be seen enjoying brunch outside of Curio Lounge, as well as the packed-out communal seating for the full length of their set!

The Stanley Strummers kept the atmosphere going within the Five Valleys centre with their tranquil harmonies.

As the sun continued to shine, live demonstration from independent local chefs could be seen and heard from up and down King Street prompting onlookers to reserve seats for the most packed out shows! With fan favorites such as Armadeli’s cheese and wine tasting, Non-Solo Pasta’s Carbonara, Thai2Go’s famous Pad Thai and OhCrepe’s crepe making tutorial, it was rumoured to be a show stopping event!

Despite the murky weather Sunday morning, the social brought new music from St Vincent and the Grenadines, Guitar O.D. and D’Artagnan that brightened up everyone’s day!

Stalls from Action against Plastic and The Wildlife Trust were also raising money for their noble causes.

Sub Rooms also had a fantastic weekend at the Social with acts such as Henger and Schlomo’s Beatbox adventures for kids, as well as their market in the Forecourt!

Jess Derham, Five Valleys Market and Events Coordinator, said “We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in the Stroud Social weekend! The vendors, musicians, business owners and stewards did absolutely amazing.”

“Of course, this wouldn’t have been possible without help from the public! Everyone was so positive, and it was lovely to welcome customers back onto the high street!”

Stroud Social was hosted in partnership with Five Valleys Shopping Centre, The Sub Rooms, Stroud Town Council, Stroud District Council, and the Stroud and District Chamber of Trade & Commerce.


Image 1: Cllr Kevin Cranston and Non-Solo Pasta on the Stroud Social Demo Kitchen 

Image 2: OhCrepe on the Stroud Social Demo Kitchen 

Image 3: Cllr Kevin Cranston with the Jazz-Friday Big Band 

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644