Jan
5
to Jan 6

Good On Paper Party (vol 4)

Taking place on the first Saturday in January the annual Good On Paper 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 artists, musicians and poets to celebrate the vibrant, creative scene which Stroud is increasingly becoming renowned for.

As well as championing all things local we also invite performers from further afield to join the line-up resulting in an eclectic mix of live music, art, circus and spoken word…

This year’s all day party is the biggest one yet with over eight different bands and musicians, a DJ set, six stand up poets, a circus troupe, eleven exhibiting artists, a pop-up book shop, pop-up record shop, bars and street food spread across three historical venues in the centre of Stroud.

It all starts at 1pm with a series of free concerts in St Laurence Church with the ticketed evening event opening at 5pm at the Centre for Science and Art and Lansdown Hall + Gallery. Tickets cost just £15 and are available now on-line at picatic.com/GOPParty2019 and Sound Records Stroud at 24 Gloucester St (open Weds – Sat 11am-5:30pm)

Tickets are limited and the event sells out every year so we recommend booking early!

See below for full line-up and times.

Long live the printed word.

LANSDOWN HALL

ADAM BETTS

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As a member of Brian Eno’s favourite London experimentalists Three Trapped Tigers, the Heritage Orchestra, Goldie and more recently with Shobaleader One (after being headhunted by Squarepusher) Betts has spent years exploring the boundaries between electronic and live music. For all his technical ability, the experimental format and instrumentation, Betts’ live show is an enthralling, evocative, rewarding journey of mesmerising musicianship, avant-garde in formation, yet undeniably catchy and invigorating...This is only his second outing to Stroud following his epic headline set at the Good On Paper stage at the Stroud Fringe in 2017. (10 – 11:15PM) adambettsdrums.com

STROUD FRINGE CHOIR

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A choir with a band philosophy put together by award winning composer Emily Hall. All the music is created by members of the choir - which currently features 18 members including the likes of Emily Barker, Blythe Pepino, Emily Wood, Stephano Marlot, Misha Law and Melanie Golding - who all come from Stroud's rich musical community. (9 – 9:30PM) twitter.com/SFringeChoir

KATY J PEARSON

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Local vocal sorceress from popular dark pop duo Ardyn makes a return with a new band and new material…(8-8:30PM)

ORBURY COMMON

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A collaborative project by Emlyn Bainbridge and Josh Day-Jones, electronic artists united by a mutual curiosity for supernatural fanaticism and British nostalgia. (7-7:30PM) orburycommon.bandcamp.com/releases

SOUND RECORDS STROUD

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A DJ set from Sean Roe (Junkprops) and Tom Monobrow (Stroud Calling, Stroud Block Party) founders of new local independent record shop Sound Records Stroud. (11:30pm -1am) facebook.com/soundrecordsstroud

LANSDOWN GALLERY

GOOD ON PAPER COVERS EXHIBITION

Launch of cover artist's exhibition ft. original prints from Alex Box (thealexbox.com) and James Kriszyk (kriszyk.com), Daniel Sparkes (danielsparkes.com), Joe Magee (periphery.co.uk), Alex Merry (alexmerryart.com), Ery Burns (eryburns.com), Emilie Sandy (emiliesandy.com), Mark Levy (traffikcone.info), Adam Hinks (Good On Paper) and Andy Lovell (andylovell.co.uk) (5pm-1am)

SOUND RECORDS STROUD POP-UP RECORD SHOP

A pop-up record stall selling vinyl and cds by local artists ft. Low Chimes, Emily Hall, Mesadorm, Near Future, Blancmange, Emily Barker, the Pirate Ship Quintet, Ardyn, the Red Propellers and Square Bomb with all the proceeds going to the Door Youth Project. Plus a few boxes of vinyl from the shop! (5PM-1AM)

CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND ART

Spoken Word/Comedy Stage presented by Burning Eye Books

(Blue Room: 6-11pm)

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Burning Eye Books is small independent publisher in the South West predominately specialising in promoting spoken word artists. They aim to dispel the assumption that performance poetry does not transfer well to page as well as give emerging and established artist opportunities to be published where they might be rejected from other traditional poetry publishers. They look for the bold, the fearless and the strange, and pride themselves on providing a conscious portfolio of brilliant poets and writers…Curated and compered by it's founders Clive Birnie and Bridget Hart. (burningeyebooks.wordpress.com)

POP-UP BOOK SHOP/SIGNING

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A chance for you to have a chinwag with some of the performing poets + purchase one or two books from the Burning Eye Books popup shop! (10:30 – 11PM)

LIV TORC

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A razor blade skating performance poet and comedian, who plunges the vast caverns and dormant volcanoes of the human condition, armed with a box of matches and a sense of lyrical wonder. An experienced and popular performer, compere and workshop leader, Liv was the South West winner of the last National Radio 4 Poetry Slam, the 2nd Bard of Exeter and the poet in residence at Exeter's first Poetry Festival. She is co-host of The Hip Yak Poetry Shack and runs a successful spoken word stage at WOMAD festival.(10 – 10:30PM) twitter.com/livtorc

ELVIS MCGONAGALL

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Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary and recumbent rocker, Elvis McGonagall is the sole resident of The Graceland Caravan Park somewhere in the middle of nowhere where he scribbles verse whilst drinking malt whisky and listening to Johnny Cash. Elvis is the 2006 World Slam Champion, the compere of the notorious Blue Suede Sporran Club and appears regularly on BBC Radio 4 and occasionally on the telly. (9:10 – 9:40PM) elvismcgonagall.co.uk

JONNY FLUFFYPUNK

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An economic refugee from the Home Counties, Jonny began his ‘career’ spitting vicious political verse between bands at punk gigs until cured by a West Country shaman. Now he ‘does’ poetry that deafly fuses bittersweet autobiography, political disillusionment and surreal whimsy in an act which has established him as a firm favourite at festivals, arts centres and housing benefit offices up and down the country.  (8:30 – 9PM) jonnyfluffypunk.co.uk

POP-UP BOOK SHOP/SIGNING

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A chance for you to have a chinwag with some of the performing poets + purchase one or two books from the Burning Eye Books popup shop! (7:50 – 8:30PM)

BERYL THE FERAL

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Blessed with the misfortune of being a rebel who loves rules, and a chronic introvert who deeply loves people; Beryl the feral is a Playsmith and felice-ilitator, who lives to encourage authentic creative expression. A list-making, rule-breaking, emotional-percolating poet; with a tendency for excessive thought and an overactive capacity to care. When she is not hiding, Beryl brings her own ragged-elegance and wild-intelligence to a variety of roles, including coordinating her own Spoken Word festival stage, and co-delivering 'performance-poetry on prescription' workshops through the NHS. (7:20 – 7:50PM)

MELANIE BRANTON

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Melanie Branton writes and performs poetry. Her first collection of poetry, My Cloth-Eared Heart (2017) is published by Oversteps Books. Her second will be published by Burning Eye in late 2018.  She has performed at WOMAD, the Bristol Harbour Festival and at spoken word and poetry nights all over the UK. Her full-length poetry show (confusingly also called My Cloth-Eared Heart) has been showcased at the Edinburgh Fringe, Wolves Lit Fest and the Barnstaple Fringe. (6:40 – 7:10PM) melaniebranton.wordpress.com

SAM BOARER

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Having grown up on the mean streets of the English Riviera, Samantha Boarer started her poetry career in the internationally acclaimed post of Poet Laureate of Knowles Hill Secondary School. From there she migrated to Bath where she studied creative writing and found her calling as a comedy poet. After co-founding Rhyme and Reason poetry events in Bath she moved to Bristol and began performing regularly in the South West. Having recently moved back to Devon, she intends to carry on funding her bohemian lifestyle by teaching impressionable youth at a local secondary school. (6-6:30PM) twitter.com/sammypoems

Art Exhibition

(Kitchen Studio: 5-9:30pm)

NICOLA GRELLIER

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Nicola Grellier uses and alters mundane items of use such as clothing, chairs, room screens, brown paper, wool, discarded materials, pill packets and pencil to examine states of confusion and confidence. nicolagrellier.co.uk

KERRY PHIPPEN

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Kerry Phippen is originally from Perthshire but has lived in the Stroud valleys for several years. Kerry takes her inspiration from the ancient connection between man and beast as well as a love of remote landscapes and nature. Her own drawings and paintings range from large scale intricate and detailed acrylic paintings on domestic wallpapers to more delicate and gentle ink paintings on handmade cotton papers. kerryphippenart.com

Circus/Cord de lys

(Gold Room: 7 – 10pm)

SCHOOL OF LARKS

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Performances by students and teachers from Stroud’s hugely popular rural based school of circus arts… schooloflarks.co.uk

ST LAURENCE CHURCH

Free Day Time Concerts

(1-4:45pm)

RACHAEL DADD

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With a string of releases on Talitres (EU/UK), Broken Sound (UK), Sweetdreams Press and Angel’s Egg (Japan) and much support from DJs on Radio 1, Radio 2, Xfm, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 4, France Musique and other stations worldwide, contemporary folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is currently co-producing her new album with Jim Barr of Portishead, Marcus Hamblett (James Holden, Laura Marling), Emma Gatrill (Matthew and the Atlas, Sons of Noel and Adrian) and Stroud based Rob Pemberton (Low Chimes, Emily Barker). Do not miss this unique stripped down performance joined by Rob on drums…(4-4:45pm) rachaeldadd.com

MANDEL

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A creative partnership between award winning composer Emily Hall (Bedroom Community) and violinist, viola player and singer Misha Law. Drawn together by a common aesthetic, they meet weekly to practice mindful free improvisation mostly on violin and viola then work together to develop this material into pieces of music. (3-3:30pm)

SIMON MCCORRY AND JULIA CHENG

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Stroud based cellist, composer and sound designer Simon has been making music and creating sound design for theatre and film for over 15 years and also releases his own solo work for various labels, creating music combining influences of modern classical with electronics and field recording. For this unique performance he will be mixing in spoken word from Julia Cheng - dancer and creative director of House of Absolute. (2-2:30pm) simonmccorry.com

THOMAS JACOB

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Multi genre guitar sorcerer Tom performs as part of early music consort Tetra and electronic pop act Dear Robot. Often also seen performing classical music with Dave Ayre at the Baroque night at the Prince Albert this is a rare solo outing of Spanish guitar wizardry not to be missed… (1-1:30pm)

FOOD

SALT BAKEHOUSE

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Winner of numerous awards SALT Bakehouse is an artisan bakery providing quality baked stuff, locally sourced /foraged for local people. Tonight they’ll be serving an abundance of delicious wood fired pizzas...(from 5pm) saltbakehouse.co.uk

JAMAICA INN KITCHEN

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A popular Stroud based pop up food stall by chef Derrick McLean bringing the taste of the Caribbean to the Cotswolds. Patties, plantain, dumplings, goat curry…Yum Yum. (from 5pm) jamaica-inn-kitchen.co.uk

DRINKS

STROUD BREWERY

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This year we have also invited our friends at Stroud Brewery along to the party who will be installing a pop-up bar in our GOP HQ office at the Centre for Science and Art…Expect old favourites including Budding, Tom Long as well as wines, soft drinks and a few surprises! stroudbrewery.co.uk

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Mar
9
to Mar 10

Good On Paper Presents: Control + Q&A

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As part of this year's Stroud Film Festival Good On Paper presents a screening of Anton Corbijn’s biographical film about Ian Curtis the lead singer of iconic post-punk pioneers Joy Division. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with actor Craig Parkinson who appears in the film as the band’s manager Tony Wilson led by film maker and illustrator Joe Magee (a previous Factory Records employee). After the Q&A head on over to SVA John Street  for a DJ set by Sean Roe from JunKroom Records who will be playing songs from the Factory Records archive from 10:30pm till 12:30am.

7:30pm | £7adv from stroudfilmfestival.org

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Mar
8
to Mar 17

Good On Paper Presents: Film Posters - Reinterpreted

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An exhibition curated by Good On Paper as part of this year's Stroud Film Festival  showing prints by Stroud based artists and illustrators reinterpreting iconic film posters from classic and cult films in their own unique style. Featuring works by Joe Magee, Marcus Walters, Hannah Dyson, Mark Levy, Andy Lovell, Adam Hinks, Rosalie Darien Jones, Tom Percival and Imogen Harvey Lewis. All prints will be available to order!  

OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 8th March ft:
Sound Records Stroud: Film Soundtracks DJ Set
A DJ set from Sean Roe and Tom Monobrow from Sound Records Stroud - a brand new shop opening soon selling the best records of all genres including rock, jazz, funk, experimental, house, soundtracks, breaks n beats, latin, african and hip hop. Tonight they will be bringing forth their soundtrack collection playing music from cult, well known and not so well known films...facebook.com/soundrecordsstroud

SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA | Open Fridays and Saturdays 10am-5pm, Private view Thurs 8th 6-9pm | Free

Click here for the facebook event page

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Jan
6
to Jan 7

Nelson St. Good On Paper Party

Our annual Good On Paper 'we are still here!' party returns for another evening of live music, DJ's, spoken word, comedy, poetry, theatre, film screening, food stalls and pop-up record shops celebrating the magazine, the Stroud arts scene and an attempt to stave off them January blues!

This time we will be taking over the Marshall Rooms and Black Book Cafe on Nelson Street, with ticket holders getting a wrist band enabling them to move between the two venues...

THE MARSHALL ROOMS

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MESADORM A collaborative project between Blythe Pepino (Vaults), Aaron Zahl, Daisy Palmer (Rae Morris, Goldfrapp, Lillian Boute), Jo Silverston (The Unthanks, Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo, Frank Turner) and David Johnston (ZunZun Egui, Phil King, Chairfight!) bringing together a stunning array of musical concepts and timbres sitting somewhere between the domestic observation of Suzanne Vega and the powerful, elemental other-worldliness of Bjork… (10-11:15PM) facebook.com/mesadorm | soundcloud.com/mesadorm

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NEAR FUTURE A new project featuring Neil Arthur, the Stroud dwelling front man of the legendary synthpop band Blancmange and Brighton based musician, sculptor, film-maker and co-founder of the Anti Ghost Moon Ray art collective that also spawned Gazelle Twin - Jez Bernholz…(9-9:30PM) facebook.com/futureisnear | nearfuture.bandcamp.com

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STROUD FRINGE CHOIR A choir with a band philosophy put together by award winning composer Emily Hall. All the music is created by members of the choir - which currently features 18 members including the likes of Emily Barker, Blythe Pepino, Stephano Marlot, Misha Law and Melanie Golding - who all come from Stroud's rich musical community. (8-8:30PM) facebook.com/StroudFringeChoir

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GRASSCOURT Debut show of a brand new Stroud based band formed by well-known local author and illustrator Tom Percival and Matthew Lacey from defunct off kilter indie Bristolians OLO Worms. (7-7:30PM) facebook.com/grasscourtband | soundcloud.com/grasscourt

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GOOD ON PAPER @ STROUD FRINGE 2017 Film screening of performances and interviews with artists from the Good On Paper stage at the last Stroud Fringe ft. Manu Delago, Douglas Dare, Adam Betts, Modulus III and the Stroud Fringe Choir. (5:30-6:30PM)

DJ SETS:

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PAVINYL Purveyor of fine vinyl with a hearse full of 45’s from jump blues to northern soul with lots of oddball rock n roll in between.(1:30-2:10AM) facebook.com/pavinyl

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DUBBU Stroud Block Party and Stroud and Gloucester Vinyl Connection’s Neil Wilson dropping the heaviest funk, soul, hip-hop and reggae… (12:50-1:30AM) facebook.com/DubbuNeil

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STROUD CALLING Neighbourhood DJ’s Will Mendoza and Tom Monobrow; self-confessed music obsessives with a passion for sharing music from the past, present and future finding a common thread through Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop, Funk, Latin, Afro, Disco, Electronica and more…(12:10-12:50AM) facebook.com/StroudCalling2010

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JUNKROOM RECORDS Artist, musician and GOP scribe Sean Roe covering everything from seventies rock, afro beat, jazz, experimental, electronica and much more…(11:30PM-12:10AM) facebook.com/junkroomrecords

BLACK BOOK CAFE

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IMPROMPTU SHAKESPEARE Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, soliloquies, power struggles, mistaken identity and the supernatural, Impromptu Shakespeare (Ft. Stroud based actor, comedian and singer Rebecca MacMillan) buckle on the Bard's britches to bring you an entirely new and unique 'Shakespeare' play, based on audience suggestions...(10-11PM) impromptushakespeare.com | facebook.com/impromptushakes

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JONNY FLUFFYPUNK A seasoned performance poet who offers a unique blend of poems, songlets, surreal banter, off-kilter observation, bitter autobiography and a simply most wonderful moustache…(9-9:30PM) jonnyfluffypunk.co.uk

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LITTLE METROPOLIS Evocative poetry set to original music, exploring the peculiarities of growing up in a small town by poet Adam Horovitz and musician Josef Reeve. (8-8:30PM) facebook.com/littlemetropolisalbumlittlemetropolis.bandcamp.com

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DENNIS GOULD Legendary poet, activist, letterpress printer and one of Stroud’s most cherished characters who is also a regular at Glastonbury Festival working on the Glastonbury Free Press. (7-7:30PM) 

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PAPER JUNGLE PRESENTS: THE SKELETON WOMAN An ancient Inuit story about transformation, brought to life through beautiful puppetry, shadows and live storytelling by Isabel Lyster ft. a live soundtrack by Low Chimes’ Rob Pemberton… (6-6:30PM)  

+ POP-UP RECORD SHOPS:

JUNKROOM RECORDS New, secondhand and hard to find vinyl covering everything from seventies rock, afro beat, jazz, experimental, electronica and obscure Italian soundtracks. (from 5pm) facebook.com/junkroomrecords

MONOBROW’S VINYLTOPIA Tom from Stroud Calling and Stroud Block Party sourcing the best quality vinyl - the records you'd want to find in great condition! (From 5pm) facebook.com/Monobrowvinyltopia

+ FOOD:

SALT BAKEHOUSE Winner of numerous awards SALT Bakehouse is an artisan bakery providing quality baked stuff, locally sourced /foraged for local people. Tonight they’ll be serving an abundance of delicious pizzas so no need to cook dinner before you come out...(from 5pm) saltbakehouse.co.uk

MR BOBBINGTON’S POP & SHAKE Fresh organic popcorn with organic flavours to add and shake...(from 5pm) facebook.com/MrBobbingtonPop

Tickets cost just £13 and are available via the link below. The event also acts as a fundraiser with all proceeds going back into the magazine and its ongoing future! Wristbands will be available to pick up at the Marshall Rooms on the night...Visit the facebook event page here for updates!

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Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Good On Paper Presents: Mesadorm

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Just a few short week's after our stage at this year's Stroud Fringe we proudly bring you Mesadorm's debut performance in Stroud with guests Dear Robot. Tickets are just £8 in advance (see links below!) or £10 on the door...

MESADORM

Mesadorm is a new collaborative project between Blythe Pepino (Vaults), Aaron Zahl, Daisy Palmer (Rae Morris, Goldfrapp, Lillian Boute), Jo Silverston (The Unthanks, Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo, Frank Turner) and David Johnston (ZunZun Egui, Phil King, Chairfight!). The relationships in the project go back many years and has a distinctly Bristol centred heritage.

After a few years testing the mainstream stage with a major record deal Blythe has moved back to her roots as a left field rock and electronica song writer. Here you will find her in happy harmony with Aaron Zahl who has recorded and produced the up and coming debut album fleshing out the musical world with his electronic sound scapery. Having known each other since they were teenagers and weathered various phases of life and musical outfits, Zahl, Pepino, Palmer and Johnston have a unique connection that plays out in this project with depth and assuredness. The writing sits somewhere between the domestic observation of Suzanne Vega and the powerful, elemental other-worldliness of Bjork.

Dear Robot are an atmospheric indie pop band from Stroud and Leipzig. Starting out in 2016 as a rock two-piece, drummer James Dolman and singer/guitarist Tom Jacob soon recruited Florence Pettet and her synthesisers to expand the band’s sound. Drawing from a wide range of influences such as The Cocteau Twins, Radiohead and Grizzly Bear, what resulted was a unique and heady mix of synth laden, rhythmically intricate guitar pop, at the heart of which is a collection of thoughtful, well-crafted songs. The group have recently released their first single ‘Subject/Object’, produced by Sean Genockey (Reuben, Eagles of Death Metal, Suede, Manic Street Preachers), a shifting and immersive track with a dark disco beat. New single ‘Nowhere’, produced by Aaron Zahl (Mesadorm) is due for release in September.

Visit the facebook event page here for updates and further info!

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Aug
25
to Aug 27

Good On Paper @ Stroud Fringe 2017

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FRIDAY 25TH

THE PROCESS (ARTISTS FILMS) In the magnificent interior of Stroud’s St Laurence’s Church, Good On Paper, in collaboration with award winning illustrator and film maker Joe Magee, present the screening of a series of short films that show the process of art being made. You will be given a fascinating glimpse into the studios of a wide range of artists from young locals to superstars such as Picasso - and can watch them at work as paintings, drawings and sculptures emerge from nothing - often using intriguing techniques and elaborate performances. Joe: “I tried to pick a good variety of interesting work covering many decades. These films are so engaging and often quite mesmerising. It’s a privileged position to observe the differing approaches of painters - for example some splash paint around in a frenzy, whilst others are considered and meticulous. You really see the artist’s ’struggle’. Most of the films are just a few minutes and all are very entertaining - and some very humorous.” Artists who can be seen at work include Stanley Donwood (Radiohead artist), performance artists John Wood and Paul Harrison, Joe Magee, Moina Walker, Picasso, John Cage, Kandinsky, Ushio Shinohara, Matisse, Paul McCarthy and many others…(7:30-10:30PM) 

SATURDAY 26TH

ADAM BETTS Betts’ debut solo album 'Colossal Squid’ showcases his unique approach to music combining his love for the irregularities in electronic music (by the likes of Aphex Twin, Autechre, Arca and Oneohtrix) with his visceral connection with live drums. As a member of Brian Eno’s favourite London experimentalists Three Trapped Tigers, the Heritage Orchestra and more recently with Shobaleader One (after being headhunted by Squarepusher) Betts has spent years exploring the boundaries between electronic and live music. For all his technical ability, the experimental format and instrumentation, Betts’ live show is an enthralling, evocative, rewarding journey of mesmerising musicianship, avant-garde in formation, yet undeniably catchy and invigorating...(9:30-10:30pm) adambettsdrums.com / bloodandbiscuits.com

MODULUS III Bristol based improvisational trio featuring Drew Morgan, Dan Moore (Will Gregory’s Moog Ensemble, Andy Sheppard’s Pushy Doctors) and Matt Brown (Dakhla). If Kraftwerk, La Monte Young and Miles Davis got into a room together, this may have been the result. Twitching, urgent percussion tumbles into a colossal beat as minimalist Fender Rhodes drifts over a pulsating synthesizer bass line. Plaintive cello and piano twist and murmur around a huge electronic ambient backdrop. Everything happening spontaneously and with seamless fluidity. They never play the same thing twice. (8-8:45pm) modulusiii.com

BODY CLOCKS An electronica duo from Stroud now based in Bristol. Influenced by the likes of Four Tet, Bonobo and Kiasmos they create a mesmeric live experience by merging live double bass and guitar with layers of sampled beats and atmospheric soundscapes. (7-7:30pm) bodyclocksmusic.com / chiverin.com

RUN LOGAN RUN A collaboration between drummer Dan Johnson and saxophonist Andrew Hayes. Taking cues from the British Punk Jazz scene and utilising extended breathing techniques and special FX (championed by players such as Mats Gustafson and Colin Stetson), Run Logan Run create music that is both beautiful and brutal...(6-6:30pm) runloganrun.com / bloommusic.co.uk

STROUD FRINGE CHOIR A choir collective put together for this year's Fringe by award winning composer Emily Hall featuring Emily Barker, Blythe Pepino (Vaults, Mesadorm), Melanie Golding and Stephane Marlot. A choir with a band philosophy, all the music is created by members of the choir who all come from Stroud's rich musical community. (5-5:30pm) facebook.com/stroudfringechoir

SUNDAY 27TH

MANU DELAGO Having already collaborated with Björk, The Cinematic Orchestra, Anoushka Shankar and the London Symphony Orchestra, celebrated Hang player, percussionist, producer and composer Manu Delago has just released his third solo album via Tru Thoughts.  'Metromonk' finds this boundary-testing artist distilling and delicately exploring extremes of dynamics and mood; manipulating the Hang in experimental and inventive ways, the many voices and tones of this rare instrument are given top billing among a minimalistic palette of beats and acoustic sources. This special live AV show of Manu Delago Handmade is a definite must-see. The performance is delicate and sophisticated, moving with ease between heavily rhythmic and free-flowing spherical sections. Each of the three performers takes on several instruments, displaying the great musical diversity of every member of the ensemble. (9:30-10:30pm) manudelago.com / tru-thoughts.co.uk

DOUGLAS DARE London-based singer-songwriter and pianist Douglas Dare grew up in the small coastal town of Bridport in South West England. His second album Aforger, released in 2016, was mixed at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and produced by long-time collaborator and Dare’s live drummer, Fabian Prynn. His live sound combines acoustic instrumentation including piano and percussion with glitchy electronic elements. Inspired by the likes of Portishead, Elliot Smith and James Blake, Douglas combines a rich and haunting vocal with lyrics crafted from his own poems and short prose. (8-8:45pm) aforger.com / erasedtapes.com

EMILY HALL AND MIRA CALIX Emily Hall is an award winning Stroud based composer who has written for many different ensembles and orchestras including the London Sinfonietta, LSO, BBCNOW, the Brodsky Quartet, Opera North, LCO and the Hungarian Radio Choir. She is a member of Bedroom Community, the Icelandic record label comprising 11 different diverse but like-minded musicians from across the globe. Mira Calix is the award-winning UK based South African music producer Chantal Passamonte. Living in the UK since the early 90’s, she’s signed to Warp Records and has toured with with the likes of Radiohead, Boards of Canada and Autechre. Music and sound have always been at the centre of her practice, which she continues to integrate with visual media and technological innovation to create multi-disciplinary performances and installations.(7-7:30pm) emilyhall.co.uk / bedroomcommunity.net / miracalix.com / warp.net

RHAIN Singer and pianist who spellbindingly evokes the voices of Kate Bush, Björk and Joanna Newsom whilst weaving them into her own idiosyncratic style. Rhain recently released her debut ep which features the likes of John Parish (PJ Harvey), Alex Lee (Florence and the Machine) and Drew Morgan (Modulus III) and has since supported the likes of Lucy Rose and Rufus Wainwright.(6-6:30pm) rhainmusic.com / chiverin.com

SIMON MCCORRY A Stroud based cellist, composer and sound designer Simon has been making music and creating sound design for theatre and film for over 15 years, working with theatre companies including Headlong, Old Vic Productions, Tiata Fahodzi, Theatre Hullabaloo, Cirque Bijou & Actors of Dionysus. He also releases work under 'Amonism' for various labels, creating music combining influences of modern classical with electronics and field recording. (5-5:30pm) simonmccorry.com

Plus DJ set by JunKroom Records and a Record Stall selling hundreds of new, second hand and hard to find vinyl (Saturday and Sunday only). 

All for free...(max capacity 300!)

Listen to our Good On Paper at Stroud Fringe playlist via Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud and visit the facebook event page here for further news and updates!

The Good On Paper stage at Stroud Fringe 2017 is kindly sponsored by Renishaw and Darbyshire

 

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Jan
7
to Jan 8

Good On Paper @ The Prince Albert vol.2


Following on from our 2016 'post launch/we are still here!' party we return to the Prince Albert for ‘we are still here! vol 2’ with a line-up across two stages consisting of musicians, poets, comedians, a record stall, food, two bars and more...

MUSIC:

TEZETA (10-11pm)
An eight piece instrumental group combining elements of experimental jazz, afrobeat, soundtrack composition and collective improvisation. The musicians are part of Bristol based collective ‘Bloom’ and between them play with bands Yama Warashi, Count Bobo, The Evil Usses, Spindle Ensemble, Cloudshoes, Run Logan Run, Rae, Dubi Dolczek and many more…
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tezeta.bandcamp.com/releases

EMILY BARKER (9-9:30pm)
An award-winning songwriter and performer of the theme to BBC TV’s Wallander and the title song in last year’s thought provoking film Hector starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen.Finding a brief gap in a non-stop touring schedule (both as a solo performer and member of highly regarded country/folk trio Applewood Road) Emily is one of Stroud’s most cherished artists whose music is a blend of roots influences from country to English folk via 60s pop.
emilybarker.com
facebook.com/EmilyBarkerHalo
EMILY WOOD (8-8:30pm)
A rare and eagerly awaited performance of delicate melodies and insightful lyrics from acoustic folk and British blues songstress. Her soulful tones have raised comparisons to Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell and she has previously lent her vocal talents to the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club and Lucy Rose not to mention her former guise fronting the much missed Emily and the Woods.
emilyandthewoods.co.uk
facebook.com/emilyandthewoods
TOM JACOB (7-7:30pm)
Multi genre guitar sorcerer Tom performs as part of early music consort Tetra, electronic pop act Dear Robot and is currently the touring guitarist in the increasingly popular Stroud based group Ardyn. Having recently witnessed a moving unaccompanied instrumental classical guitar epic as part of the popular Baroque Night at the Prince Albert we excitedly welcome him back for a full solo set…
tomjacobmusic.com
STROUD CALLING (11pm-12am)
Neighbourhood DJ’s Will Mendoza and Tom Monobrow; self-confessed music obsessives with a passion for sharing music from the past, present and future finding a common thread through Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop, Funk, Latin, Afro, Disco, Electronica and more…
mixcloud.com/Stroudcalling
facebook.com/StroudCalling2010

SPOKEN WORD/COMEDY TENT:

ELVIS MCGONAGALL (10:30-11pm)
Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary and recumbent rocker, Elvis McGonagall is the sole resident of The Graceland Caravan Park somewhere in the middle of nowhere where he scribbles verse whilst drinking malt whisky and listening to Johnny Cash. Elvis is the 2006 World Slam Champion, the compere of the notorious Blue Suede Sporran Club and appears regularly on BBC Radio 4 and occasionally on the telly. His sitcom, "Elvis McGonagall Takes A Look On The Bright Side" was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
elvismcgonagall.co.uk
ANGIE BELCHER (9:30-10pm)
Bristol based stand-up comedian, performance poet and actor. She can be found on stage dishing naughty stanzas and awkward observations. An accomplished comedy actor and writer she has performed and written for stage, screen and radio with her energetic style. Her live work has been described as fruity and not for the feint hearted…
angiebelcher.wordpress.com
facebook.com/AngieBelcherComedian
CLARE FERGUSON-WALKER (8:30-9pm)
Since winning her first international poetry competition at the age of 19 Claire’s career path has encompassed fine art sculpture, singing, page and performance poetry as well as stand-up comedy. Clare writes about life’s issues, skilfully cutting to the heart of universal human experiences, evoking tears and laugh out loud humour in deft strokes of word craft.
clareferguson-walker.com
facebook.com/ClareFergusonWalker
MISERABLE MALCOLM (7:30-8pm)
Poet, writer, illustrator and comedian Bill Jones brings forth his alter ego; the harbinger of gloom Miserable Malcolm. Basically half an hour of uncomfortable melancholy…
hawkerspot.com
JONNY FLUFFYPUNK (6:30-7pm)
An economic refugee from the home counties, Jonny began his ‘career’ spitting vicious political verse between bands at punk gigs until cured by a West Country shaman. Now he ‘does’ poetry that deafly fuses bittersweet autobiography, political disillusionment and surreal whimsy in an act which has established him as a firm favourite at festivals, arts centres and housing benefit offices up and down the country.
jonnyfluffypunk.co.uk
facebook.com/jonnyfluffypunk

FOOD:

VELO BAKERY (5-11pm)
Bringing their mobile wood fired oven up the hill to the Prince Albert for the evening to offer some delicious pizzas...
facebook.com/velobakery
SALT BAKEHOUSE (5-11pm)
Artisan bread and pastries from award winning baker Dom Salter
MR BOBBINGTON'S POP AND SHAKE (5-11PM)
Fresh organic popcorn with organic flavours to add and shake...
facebook.com/MrBobbingtonPop

RECORD STALL:
Over 400(ish) second hand 12" records spanning multiple genres and eras at absurdly cheap prices. Full list coming soon...

The event also acts as an official fundraiser asking for a minimum £5 donation entry fee on the night in aid of local charities Stroud Womens Refuge (stroudwomensrefuge.org) and Rodborough Playgroup (rodboroughplaygroup.co.uk)

Visit the facebook event page here for news and further announcements...

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Aug
28
to Aug 29

Good On Paper @ Stroud Fringe Festival 2016


A free event as part of this year's Stroud Fringe Festival featuring live music from...


RIVAL CONSOLES 9:30-10:30pm
Signed to renowned label Erased Tapes (Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds, A Winged Victory For The Sullen) London-based producer Ryan Lee West, better known under the name Rival Consoles, is notable for making synthesisers sound human and atmospheric. With the release of his 'Odyssey' and 'Sonne' EPs West has gained a reputation for making thoughtful electronica that spans a wide spectrum of musical ideas. Foremost a guitarist, growing up listening to rock rather than club music, his new studio album ‘Howl’ sees West strive towards finding a more personal balance between music for home listening and larger spaces.
www.rivalconsoles.net
www.erasedtapes.com
SHIELD PATTERNS 8-8:45pm
Manchester-based duo featuirng Claire Brentnall and Richard Knox (A-Sun Amissa, the Rustle of the Stars, Glissando). Together they create intensely emotive music full of light and shade that's both melodic and incredibly detailed. It's a sound that is at once accessible and exploratory and ends up as a triumph of dreamily surreal contemporary music.
www.shieldpatterns.com
www.gizehrecords.com
PETRELS 7-7:30pm
Solo project of London-based musician and illustrator, Oliver Barrett. Since releasing his debut Haeligewielle in 2011, Petrels has toured across Europe sharing stages with the likes of Tim Hecker, Johann Johannsson, Esmerine and Demdike Stare
www.denovali.com/petrels
BODY CLOCKS 6-6:30pm
An electronica duo from Stroud now based in Bristol. Influenced by the likes of Four Tet, Bonobo and Kiasmos they create a mesmeric live experience by merging live double bass and guitar with layers of sampled beats and atmospheric soundscapes
www.facebook.com/bodyclocksband
 

 Click   here   for our fringe playlist ft. Rival Consoles, Shield Patterns, Petrels and Body Clocks..

Click here for our fringe playlist ft. Rival Consoles, Shield Patterns, Petrels and Body Clocks..

Art Exhibition (open from 5pm) featuring:
JOE MAGEE
Film Instillation
periphery.co.uk
DEBBIE SMYTH
Thread Drawings
debbie-smyth.com
DANIEL SPARKES
Paintings
danielsparkes.com
DAN RAWLINGS
Cut Metal
everyact.co.uk
ANN-MARGRETH BOHL
Art Instillation
annmargrethbohl.com
JAMES KRISZYK
Photography
kriszyk.com
KATE WILLIAMSON
Sculpture
katewilliamson.co.uk
ANDY LOVELL
Screen Prints
andylovell.co.uk
 

Joe Magee, Debbie Smyth, Daniel Sparkes, Dan Rawlings, Ann-Margreth Bohl, James Kriszyk, Kate Williamson, Andy Lovell

plus DJ set from Sean Roe (JunKroom Records), a record stall, bar and more to be confirmed...


Did we mention it's all free? Visit the facebook event page here for further news and updates...
 

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Apr
8
to Apr 29

Film/Music @ SITE Festival

Happy to announce a unique series of film screenings with live soundtracks presented in collaboration with Stroud Valley Artspace as part of this year's SITE Festival! Advance tickets can be purchased on-line via www.sva.org.uk or in person from the SVA at 4 John Street...

Fri 8th Eraserhead w/ live soundtrack from Sheena

1977 American surrealist horror written and directed by the legendary David Lynch which tells the story of Henry Spencer, a man who is left to care for his grossly deformed child in a desolate industrial landscape. During the film, Spencer experiences dreams or hallucinations, featuring his child and the Lady in the Radiator. The live soundtrack will be performed by popular local dream pop/psych group and SVA’s artists in residence Sheena (featured in ‘Stroud Sounds’ article in Issue 4). Click here for facebook event page

£5adv/£4otd/£3concs 8pm sheena-band.co.uk

Fri 15th Turksib w/ live soundtrack from Bronnt Industries Kapital

One of the most breath taking documentaries ever shot, Turksib is an epic spectacle that lyrically and intensely depicts Stalinist Russia's improbable efforts to build a railway through one of the most inhospitable deserts in the world. With their live soundtrack commissioned by the British Film Institute, Bristol’s Bronnt Industries Kapital tap into the weird and wonderful emotions and intellectual political dilemmas thrown up by this incredible film. Pastoral solo psaltery melodies, Central Asian-style drones, graceful ensemble pieces, and propulsive drum rhythms combine to trace Turksib's dizzying transit. Click here for facebook event page

8pm £8adv/£9otd bronnt.com

Fri 22nd Sunrise w/ live soundtrack from Heliopause and Will Scobie

After his success with ‘Nosferatu’ German expressionist filmmaker Murnau was invited to Hollywood by Fox and spent a fortune creating the large, extravagant sets for ‘Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans’ in which a seductive city woman urges a farmer to murder his wife and elope with her. With dazzling sets and incredible visual clarity from a recently discovered Czech print, the film is a stunning silent classic. Heliopause and Will Scobie will be merging guitar and vocal loops with electronic sounds to create an original live score. Click here for facebook event page

8pm £8adv/£9otd heliopause.co.uk

Fri 29th Fantastic Planet w/ live soundtrack from Asteroid Deluxe

This spellbinding futuristic sci-fi animation from 1973 directed by Rene Laloux captured the band's attention a few years ago. The film's surreal and mesmerising psychedelic imagery created by French writer and artist Roland Topor depict the extremely strange landscapes and life forms on the planet Ygam and of the various aspects of its life form’s society, such as their meditation and their technology. It has a brilliantly weird original soundtrack by Alain Gorague which will now be sonically re-imagined by Asteroid Deluxe...Click here for facebook event page

8pm £8adv/£9otd asteroiddeluxe.com

Pick up issue #13 April 2016 (out now!) to read more about this years SITE Festival. The official festival programme is available to pick up in venues throughout Stroud and a downloadable version via www.sitefestival.org.uk

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Jan
9
to Jan 10

Good On Paper at The Prince Albert

On Saturday the 9th January we will be holding a ‘post-launch(?)/we are still here!’ party at our local, with a line-up consisting of musicians, poets, comedians, actors and photographers that have featured in the magazine since our first issue! The line-up is now fully confirmed and includes:


RHAIN
Bristol based singer and pianist who spellbindingly evokes the voices of Kate Bush, Björk and Joanna Newsom whilst weaving them into her own idiosyncratic style. Recently performed her Stroud debut at the Good On Paper stage at this year’s Stroud Fringe Festival and is currently working on her debut ep with John Parish

(PJ Harvey) at Toybox Studios (22:00) rhainmusic.com

LITTLE METROPOLIS
A great new project by poet Adam Horovitz & musician Josef Reeve originally commissioned by the Stroud Fringe Festival. Evocative poetry set to original music, exploring the peculiarities of growing up in a small town... (21:00) facebook.com/littlemetropolisalbum

DAVE AYRE’S NANOSCOPIC ENSEMBLE
A unique, one-off performance by a small ensemble of exceptional classical musicians brought together by local double-bass player Dave Ayre. Expect the unexpected (20:00)

MISERABLE MALCOLM
Poet, writer and comedian Bill Jones brings forth his alter ego; the harbinger of gloom Miserable Malcolm…(19:20) hawkerspot.com

JONNY FLUFFYPUNK
A seasoned performance poet who offers a unique blend of poems, songlets, surreal banter, off-kilter observation, bitter autobiography and a simply most wonderful moustache…(19:00) jonnyfluffypunk.co.uk

DENNIS GOULD
Legendary poet, activist, letterpress printer and one of Stroud’s most cherished characters who is also a regular at Glastonbury Festival working on the Glastonbury Free Press (18:40)

JOHN BASSETT
Actor, writer and director of the Stroud Theatre Festival and Spaniel in the Works Theatre Company,  and our regular theatre columnist (18:20) stroudtheatrefestival.co.uk/spanielintheworks.co.uk

UTA BALDAUF
Performance art poet, writer, lead singer in Square Bomb and avid collector of typewriters... (18:00) utasart.tumblr.com

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PAVINYL
Purveyor of fine vinyl with a hearse full of 45’s from jump blues to northern soul with lots of oddball rock n roll in between (23:00 - 00:30) facebook.com/Pavinyl

JAMES KRISZYK PHOTO BOOTH
Good On Paper resident photographer on hand to take pictures of you in a specially made photo booth!

(Times TBA) kriszyk.com

TWO PEAS STREET FOOD
Towing their vintage Carlight caravan up the hill to the Prince Albert for the evening to offer some quality, tasty street food…(from 17:00) twopeasstreetfood.co.uk

The event also acts as an official fundraiser asking for a minimum £3 donation entry fee on the night in aid of Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (visit www.garas.org.uk for further info).

Poster designed by illustrator and award winning film-maker Joe Magee (Bill Bailey, Time Magazine, The Guardian) who we featured in issue #8 of Good On Paper:

Limited edition signed A3 prints will be available to purchase on the night!

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