10 Jun 2018 | Radical Stroud

FGR and WWI Memorials

I pedalled through snowdrops and birdsong, To the two war memorials in Woodchester, Then bicycled past umpteen old cloth mills, River liquid light all along my way, To Nailsworth, Avening, Minchinhampton and Amberley, With long barrows and a stand...

10 Jun 2018 | Radical Stroud

An FGR and Walter Tull Declamation

Let the living answer the roll call of the dead: Walter Tull of Spurs and Northampton Town KIA 1918; And now the names from Forest Green: Harry Watts was born in 1891 in Avening. Harry joined the 6th Signal Corps of the Royal Engineers prior to ou...

30 May 2018 | Radical Stroud

Synchronised Global Walking May 12th 2018

It was May the 12th, 2018, Synchronised walking was happening all over the globe Via a shared urban score: ‘Cities tend to start in the middle and spread outwards, thinning as they go… a familiar phenomenology … in the middle of things. But where ...

18 May 2018 | Radical Stroud

God Save Great Thomas Paine

Why, sirrah, and why, madam, hast thou not read thy Tom Paine? ‘Kings succeed each other not as rationals but as animals … an hereditary governor is as inconsistent as an hereditary author.’ And you needn’t visit Paris in this, the year of our Lord,...

18 Apr 2018 | Radical Stroud

Collecting Football Autographs

Do you remember collecting autographs, When the football specials steamed back west, When the last faint gleams of terrace street sun Slipped behind the shadows of the stands, And the ground went abruptly quiet and numb, When the crowd made i...

08 Apr 2018 | Radical Stroud

The Best Goal I Ever Scored

Alas! George Bowling and George Orwell’s Coming Up For Air: the spot where I scored my best ever goal is now a housing estate. The Best Goal I Ever Scored It must have been 1965, We were having a lunchtime kick-about. ‘It’s Good News Week’ by Hedge...

04 Apr 2018 | Radical Stroud

Alternative Heritage Walk

STROUD RADICAL HISTORY ALTERNATIVE HERITAGE WALK A circular walk from Stonehouse Station to Standish, Haresfield, Ring Hill, Randwick Woods and back to Stonehouse. Ancient Barrows, mediaeval churches, Romano-British farmsteads, a moated stronghol...

25 Mar 2018 | Radical Stroud

Inprint Eulogy

The Inprint shop and building in the High Street in Stroud, Resembles nothing so much as something out of Dickens, An Old Curiosity Shop, Defying straight lines of logic: A seeming hexagonal structure, With Wemmick-like turrets at the top; The sh...

21 Mar 2018 | Radical Stroud

Fractal Light Show at St. Laurence’s

They met by a sacred oak tree: The Celtic-British church delegates, And Laurence and Augustine from Rome; A sacred oak near to a great river near here: At Cricklade on the River Thames perhaps, Or Arlingham on the River Severn; The wind soughed t...

14 Mar 2018 | Radical Stroud

Bristol And The Spanish Civil War

24 March BRISTOL 24/03/2018 IBMT’s annual Len Crome Memorial Conference, with historians Professor Tom Buchanan and Dr Emily Mason speaking about: Aid Spain: the mobilisation of support for the anti-fascist cause among the British people during th...

26 Feb 2018 | Radical Stroud

Terminalia Festival February 23rd 2018

Well that was a walk, that was, For we explored boundaries, Spatial, temporal, linguistic, social, spiritual, rational, By exploring Jon Seagrave’s Stroud map of the subjective, Of the emotional and the affective, Rather than the conventional topo...

02 Feb 2018 | Radical Stroud

Counter-Heritage Weekend Programme

STROUD COUNTER-HERITAGE WEEKEND FEBRUARY 3rd-4th The Centre for Science and Art, Lansdowne, Stroud SATURDAY 10am Doors open The following events are timetabled, but there are events running throughout the day. Scroll down until you see the he...

28 Jan 2018 | Radical Stroud

Counter-Heritage

People’s Heritage PEOPLE’S HERITAGE CARD Introduction and Explanation We are all used to blue plaque heritage for the rich and famous, but this is a day for the chip plate ordinary people. Collect a People’s Heritage Card and complete your People’...