Latest newsletter: July 2014 Stroud film highlights

Posted on 31. Jul, 2014 by in Featured, Newsletters

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Oh my a bumper issue of films this month…..can’t list all but here are some of our favorites…..


WAW Logo7 Miles of pink scarf; we have a handful of films about this extraordinary project including why scrap Trident, how to get coach tickets from Stroud to Aldermarston to join the party on 9th August and even how to sing the protest song:

Two local guys made this 15 min film of their cycle through 14 countries in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support; you can still donate to support their amazing efforts:

Body art, fashion, music and more at Painswick’s Art Couture Festival – see some of highlights in this short film that will also be shown in the gallery in Painswick in the near future:

In our sport section we have the British Bike Bonanza at Horsley and the latest from Forest Green Rovers:

Over an hour of lively interesting discussion chaired by Jon Snow at Ecotricity’s panel at WOMAD – includes Dale Vince:

Amy’s charity head shave:

The Laurie Lee Wildlife Way – was launched by Laurie’s daughter Jessy Lee and BBC presenter, musician and writer Cerys Matthews:

An interview with Stroud’s Paula Coston about childlessness:

Woodchester MansionOther films include the great high quality weekly wildlife news from Slimbridge WWT, newly elected Stroud-based SW MEP Molly Scott Cato talks re mobile phone charges and the big pink scarf, a local counsellor, next years Seed Festival at Hawkwood, laughing with Christian comedian Tom Elliott, ventriloquist Kieran Powell’s showreel, Stroud college’s fashion show, the development threat to Nupend Farm (Horsley), the county’s consultation about care services, interviews with Gifford’s Circus’ Nell Gifford, the restaurant at Rococo Gardens (Painswick), David Drew on standing for election next year, artist Swarez takes us around his gallery, Cotswold Life’s Food and Drink Awards, artist Greg Thatcher on Painswick Yews, Richmond Village in Painswick, an old film of Cleo Mussi’s mosaics plus Woodchester Mansion and the Convent Club filmed from a drone in the air!


Jazz Jam at SVA:

Hattie Briggs with a Norah Jones cover:

Katie Smith with Colors:

Smith and JonesAnd Katie with Harry in their famous duo Smith and Jones with “Me and My Broken Heart”:

Other music includes the Dustmites, live flamenco, Irish music at Black Book Cafe and the youth band ‘Out of Time’.

ON YOUTUBE – CIDER WITH ROSIE (1998) – Starring Juliet Stevenson. This adaptation of Laurie Lee’s autobiographical novel follows a young man’s maturation near Stroud near the end of World War I. As young Laurie (Dashiell Reece) comes of age under the protective eye of his mother (Juliet Stevenson), he learns to live with an eccentric collection of friends, neighbours, and relatives. As he enters his teenage years, Laurie (now played by Joe Roberts) discovers women, specifically Rosie Burdock (Lia Barrow). Veteran screenwriter John Mortimer adapted Lee’s book, with Lee narrating. Juliet Stevenson heads the cast in this prestigious film adaptation of Laurie Lee’s classic novel Cider With Rosie. Set in 1918 in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, Cider With Rosie conjures up a world of earthy warmth and beauty as it follows Laurie Lee’s renowned tale from childhood to adolescence and the awakening of manhood. The film is not only a classic tale of childhood, but also an elegy to a passing era. It features narration by Laurie Lee himself taken from an unabridged recording of the book. See:

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Stroud Community TV is supported by Transition Stroud. Newsletter by Philip Booth, Director, Stroud Community TV

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