Stroud Fringe is almost upon us!

The Stroud Fringe is a weekend of entertainment in the centre of Stroud, and with the
Bank Gardens once again providing a free focal point for three days of music and fun,
our aim in 2014 is to provide something for everyone.

Join us at our flagship Bank Gardens stage, where we have selected a fine line-up from
Friday evening to Sunday.

World Jungle will provide their usual brand of performance and workshop-based
activities from 11.30am. We have also added some extra fun this year in the form of a
children’s art class.

Come and join us in the gardens and sample the wears of our selected traders, from
our popular candy floss stall to the extremely talented Ayumi and her fantastic facepainting.

You can even try the latest in electric bikes from Pedego or catch up on what’s
happening down at Forest Green Rovers.

You can also head up to the Subscription Rooms for a unique electronic music event
with a huge programme of acts over the same three day period, all free entry.

At the same time, The Big Jam will showcase up and coming local talent at the Cornhill
on Saturday evening and Sunday. Supported by Stroud’s Skyhook Studios, the new
stage features young people wanting to get involved in the Festival both as performers
and organisers.

For families, Saturday morning is the best time to arrive, because our partners, the
award-winning Jive dances will once again take place in Merrywalks Shopping Centre,
and for the night owls among us, Mockers will be playing their very own cool brand of
music at the Lansdown Hall on Friday night. Also, Disco Sucks are back at the SVA on the Saturday playing their usual fayre.

The fine coffee houses, pubs and venues around Stroud also have on offer an
extraordinary variety of events across the weekend and our full paper programme has all the information you will need. There is even a map.

Rodda at the Crown and Sceptre is also once again pulling all the stops out with his
‘Outer Fringe’ country fayre and beer and cider festival, which is always well worth the
walk to the top of town.

Above all, we urge you to enjoy the uniqueness and talent of Stroud, and support us
if you can with a donation into one of the buckets carried by Fringe staff, to help keep
this festival free for all.