Landscapes of Wool & Water

Tuesday 10th September 7.15pm
Fromebridge Mill
Gloucester GL2 7PB

An illustrated talk by Val Kirby.The movement of water has shaped the landscapes of the Stroud Valleys throughout geological time.  The production of wool is more recent but still has a history many centuries long.

Wool and water came together in the industrial revolution with the building of many water mills.  Then from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries the Cotswold Canals brought supplies and materials into the valleys and took finished goods away.

Val Kirby is passionate about the dynamic connections between water, land and the way people use them.  A retired landscape architect, with many years experience in analysing, planning for and teaching about landscapes, Val will talk about the Cotswold landscape from its origins in the Jurassic geological period, many millions of years ago, to the present day.

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Wool and Water Festival

Saturday 31st August – Monday 30th September
Event listings:
Various locations

The Wool and Water Festival is a collaboration between the Stroudwater Textile Trust in celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Cotswold Canals Trust and the Museum in the Park.

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To Vineyards & Beyond

Friday 13th September 6pm
Stonehouse Walking Festival Launch
Meeting at Stonehouse High Street Car Park GL10 2NG Book your place on 07907815343

Discover canal heritage, destination experiences and a sampling of Woodchester Valley Wine!

The Stonehouse Walking Festival launch walk takes you towards the railway station, down to the canal and Cotswold Way, with a chance to taste the ‘Woodchester Valley Wines’. Returning along the canal to Bridgend and into Stonehouse via Regent Street.

1 hour circular walk starting at Stonehouse High Street Car Park. Distance 2 miles, graded easy.
Please book your place by phoning the Walks team on 07907815343.

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Wildlife Imprints

Saturday 7th September – Sunday 6th October 11am – 4pm
Stroud Brewery GL5 2BU

Celebrating the canal as wildlife corridor, a link between communities and a looking glass into our industrial heritage through mono printmaking.

An unfiltered exhibition of work made during four workshops in July / Aug ‘19 at the Stroud Brewery by: residents of Moreton Hill Care Centre: Members of Interplay – inter-generational social group: Re Connect Art Group for people with long-term health conditions and carers and others who turned up and abandoned themselves to mono printmaking.

This exhibition forms part of a series of community led exhibitions and performances within the Wool and Water festival over the 7th and 8th of September. The series of works celebrate canal and textile heritage through work by local artists and community creatives.

Many thanks to Stroud Brewery for hosting these sessions.

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Walled Works

Saturday 31st August – 22nd September
All day every day
Wallbridge opposite the Upper Lock Cafe & canal side bridge beneath Horse Trough roundabout

Graffiti Art as canal side art and community voice. Youth groups from The Door and Stroud District Youth Council worked with the renowned Dan Sparks Collective developing positive relationships with the canal & their environment through the art of spray.

“I want to show my family now I am really proud of this work” Stroud Youth. ” You can’t call this graffiti it is art!” CCT volunteer. “Such a great project for young people thank you. It is projects like these that make a difference.” Community Police Officer

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