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Good on Paper Party
February 1 @ 5:00 pm - February 2 @ 1:00 am
The annual Good On Paper Party returns for it’s fifth edition! This time we head over to Thrupp to take over Stroud Brewery’s epic new canal-side venue for live music, spoken word/comedy, DJ sets, art exhibitions, film screenings and food pop-ups spread across three floors…
The GOP Party acts as a fundraiser for the magazine (which continues to operate as a part-time fully independent project) bringing forth a hoard of local (and further afield) artists, musicians and poets to celebrate the vibrant, creative scene which Stroud is increasingly becoming renowned for.
Tickets are limited and the event sells out every year so we recommend booking early!
GIFFORDS CIRCUS BAND A rare one-off performance/get together outside of the circus ring by the much loved Giffords Circus Band…(21:15 – 22:30)
MAJA LENA Brand new project by Marianne Parrish the angelic vocalist formerly of Stroud favourite alt/folk troupe Low Chimes .(20:00 – 20:45)
DAVE AYRE’S NANOSCOPIC ENSEMBLE Conceived for the first ever Good On Paper Party at the Prince Albert in 2016 and now coming back for vol.5…A unique performance by a small ensemble of exceptional classical musicians brought together by Stroud dwelling double-bass playing wizard Dave Ayre. Expect the unexpected. (19:00 – 19:30)
DERRICK MCLEAN Jamaica Inn Kitchen’s head honcho retires his cooking utensils for the evening replacing them with a box full of vinyl offering up a recipe of hip-hop, reggae and more floor filling flavours…(23:30 – 00:30)
ALEX BOX Internationally renowned artist whose sensitive exploration of surface has secured her role as a key artist, collaborating with the likes of Rankin, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Michael Stipe, Robert Smith and James Lavelle. Alex is also a music fiend and we have no idea what she will be playing but are in doubt it will be bloody good. (22:45 – 23:30)
HIP YAK POETRY SHACK This year at the Good on Paper Party, the hugely entertaining, hand-made, poetry, comedy cabaret The Hip Yak Poetry Shack will be hosting a special Poetry Slam. A quick-fire knock-out incredibly cuddly poetry competition, featuring 12 slammers, over 3 rounds. Prepare for a fun, friendly and exhilarating night of poetry for both audience and poets, hosted by national spoken word stars Chris Redmond, Jonny Fluffypunk and Liv Torc, who will also perform feature sets. Poets will be competing for a slot on the Hip Yak Poetry Stage at WOMAD 2020, along with a backstage festival ticket. Details of how to apply for a spot coming soon! (19:30 – 23:00)
GOOD ON PAPER COVERS 2019 Giant prints of this year’s covers ft. James Kriszyk (#47 February), Mark Levy (#48 March), Ery Burns (#49 April), Joe Magee (#50 May), Adam Hinks (#51 June), Cleo Mussi (#52 July), Nicola Grellier (#53 August), Joseph Carpenter (#54 September), Andrew Wood (#55 October), Dennis Gould (#56 November), Alex Merry (#57 December) and Dan Rawlings ( #58 December). Exhibition launches at the Good On Paper Party and remains open until Saturday 8th February – opening hours Sun-Mon 11am-5pm/Tues-Sat 11am-11pm
SHORT FILMS SCREENING Screening of short films by local film makers including works by Joe Magee, Amanda Whittington, Dan Guthrie, Tom Jacob, Anna Cady and more tba! Full programme coming soon…(17:00 – 18:45)