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’...

13 Jan 2018 | Radical Stroud

Kindertransport

Remembering You were a deep mid-winter baby, Harry, Born in Vienna, the home of art and culture, Just two years after Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch. But there was nothing to worry about In those early years before memory, When your mum and dad held y...

07 Jan 2018 | Radical Stroud

Woodchester World War One Walk

Woodchester Great War Exhibition and Great War Walk This is Barbara Warnes in the Stroud News in 2014: ‘At least 174 villagers were involved…in some capacity… The names of those who died are publicly and visibly recorded, but those who survived are ...

20 Dec 2017 | Radical Stroud

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

It came upon a midnight clear, That glorious song of old, When angels bent down to the earth, And changed machine guns into harps, And turned leaden bullets into golden carols That drifted across no man’s land, And choirs of soldiers joined the a...

16 Dec 2017 | Radical Stroud

North and South

There, on the one hand, St. Pancras and Paris; And there, on the other, Kings Cross: Gateway to the LNER, And night mails crossing the border, And gateway to a world we have lost: Pit heads and winding gear, tram-roads and collieries, And curling...