06 Sep 2018 | Radical Stroud

For the Love of a Chartist

PRESS RELEASE FOR THE LOVE OF A CHARTIST STROUD THEATRE FESTIVAL Chartism was a working class movement of the 1830s and 40s that wanted to establish democracy in the country, at a time when only the aristocracy and middle class men had the vote. It...

28 Oct 2017 | Radical Stroud

Harvest Festivals and Changing Times

Times change don’t they? “Are there no prisons?” “Are there no workhouses?” Asked Mr. Scrooge back in the decade Known as ‘The Hungry Forties”, When asked to assist with charity, A charity that was mostly Christian rather than secular. Times cha...

03 Sep 2017 | Radical Stroud

Stroud Fringe Walk: Place, Space and Time

Beneath the pavement, the beach! For here we have a line of houses called Streamside, And up there, beyond the Fountain pub, Lies Springfield Road and a plethora Of constant, subterranean springs, Springs! The genius loci of Stroud … We walked down La...