Rodborough, StroudEmily-Barker-photo-by-John-Morgan-6165

Sunday 19 May

Doors open 7.30pm (ends approx 10pm)

 

We are delighted to announce that Emily Barker is performing a gig at the Prince Albert, Rodborough, in aid of our charity.

Emily is preparing to record a new album with her brilliant, Stroud-based band featuring Lukas Drinkwater, Rob Pemberton and Pete Roe. Come and hear the new material before they head into the studio! Support comes from the incredible neo-classical duo, Mandel (Misha Law and Emily Hall) who will also provide strings throughout Barker's set.

Money raised will be used to plant trees in our community.

£12 (plus small booking fee) before the day

£14 on the door (subject to availability)

To purchase tickets please visit  www.ticketsource.co.uk/stroud-valleys-project

 

 

BerkeleySarahs Field 2

Saturday 25 May

12pm – 4pm

Event timetable

12.30pm - Formal opening of the site with ribbon-cutting.

Family activities during the afternoon

Nature trail quiz

Soil investigation - Dig for earth worms, pottery, bones and stones.

2.00pm - Earth Walk - Use all your senses to explore nature in this series of fun activities, lasting about an hour, and find a "magic spot".

3.15pm - Music in the field - Folk music to celebrate the merry month of May, bring percussion, and join in.

Stroud Valleys Project have been managing Sarah’s Field, a wildlife water meadow at Lynch Road, Berkeley, since 2018, and project officer Fred Miller and his team of volunteers have made great strides in transforming a previously neglected area into something rather special. This event is a perfect opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy the new Sarah’s Field.

The event will start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the site, after which the day begins in earnest with events through the afternoon. Activities include a nature trail, quiz, digging for earthworms, stones, pottery and bones and a special ‘Earth Walk’ where you will explore nature and hopefully find a special ‘magic spot.’ The day will end with some folk music to celebrate the merry month of May. Bring some percussion instruments along (it doesn’t matter if it’s just an old saucepan and wooden spoon) and join in!Sarahs Field3Berkeley Town Council

 

Free event / donations welcomed

 

 

 

 

Edge / Rudge Hill CommonOrchid

Saturday 8 June

6pm - 8pm

The walk will start with a short introduction from local grazier and SVP Friend, Paul Griffiths, about the history of the common, what wildlife, wildflowers and orchids may be seen.

He will also give a brief introduction to the grazing and management of the common for the rare Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends pay £4/adult & £2/child

Booking and paying in advance is essential

 

 

RodboroughRodborough Garden

Sunday 9 June

We are very pleased to be a charity beneficiary in this exciting event. Explore beautiful, inspiring gardens in and around Church Place, Rodborough, displaying sculptures by local artists. Come and visit our book stall and get some advice about creating wildlife friendly gardens. Based in and around the Endowed School and Church Place, there will be other stalls including plants, ice cream, soup lunches, home-made cakes and drinks.

Cost : £5.00

Under 16’s Free

 

 

Forest of DeanPeregrine new

Sunday 16 June

From 10am

A great opportunity to observe up to 9 species of raptor including peregrine and goshawk. Local raptor expert, Steve Watson, will lead the session and discuss raptor ID and behaviour.

The raptors are likely to be busy in flight in search of food for their young.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends pay £4/adult & £2/child

Booking and paying in advance is essential

Photo : Gavin Black

 

StroudGlow worms

Friday 21 June

7.30pm - 9.30pm

Denise Gibbons will be giving an illustrated talk about Glow-worms and Fireflies, followed by a walk at nightfall to see our glowing female insects in their local natural habitat.

Refreshments will be served after the talk.

The walk is in the dark on paths so please bring a torch and wear warm clothing.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends pay £4/adult & £2/child

Please note : This event is unfortunately not suitable for children under five.

 

Booking and paying in advance is essential

 

CamInsect Survey

Saturday 22 June

10pm - 1pm

Come along, enjoy, learn about what insects and mini-beasts live in and around the Rackleaze Wetland site with our wildlife experts Denise Gibbons and Barbara Wood. The aim of survey will be to continue collecting records of insects and wildlife found on the wetland site on that day. Barbara and Denise have been collecting data at the site for a number of years, building up a picture of the insect and wildlife species found.

Free / donations welcomed

Booking and paying in advance is essential

 

 

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10.00am - 4.00pm

Enjoy a day out finding out about wildflower meadows. We will start off by looking at a wildflower meadow managed by Stroud Valleys Project and then move on to a meadow owned and managed by Roger Budgeon from the Greenshop, Bisley. We will then visit Emorsgate Seeds in Bath and find out about their meadow management. Emorsgate is one of the leading suppliers of wild plant seeds in the UK.

Cost : £40. Booking essential. Places limited to 15.

Cost includes transport.

 

 

Bedford Street Congregational Hall

StroudSwift in nest

Saturday 29 June

2.30pm

Edward Mayer who is an expert in swift conservation and a passionate and informative speaker, will give this talk.

It will last around an hour with tea and homemade cakes afterwards, along with information on swifts and sample nest boxes.

Organised by Stroud Swift Group.

Suggested donation : £5.00

Booking and paying in advance is recommended as spaces are limited

 

StroudGlow worms

Friday 5 July

7.30pm - 9.30pm

Denise Gibbons will be giving an illustrated talk about Glow-worms and Fireflies, followed by a walk at nightfall to see our glowing female insects in their local natural habitat.

Refreshments will be served after the talk.

The walk is in the dark on paths so please bring a torch and wear warm clothing.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends pay £4/adult & £2/child

Please note : This event is unfortunately not suitable for children under five.

 

Booking and paying in advance is essential

 

KingswoodKingswood 4

Saturday 13 July

10am - 1pm

Come along, enjoy and learn about what pond life and mini-beasts live in the main breeding pond at Kingswood’s own wildlife oasis.

This annual pond survey, now in its fourth year, will be led by Denise Gibbons and Barbara Wood, both experts in pond wildlife. Throughout the session people will be able to have a look at what pond life is living in the pond through netting into wet survey trays.

Free event – donations gratefully received.

Booking essential for this event as numbers are limited; donations help to keep projects like this going for YOU!

 

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 JulyKatieFF

Our friend and supporter, Katie Fforde, is hosting a Writing Course to support our charity.

The tutors are Julie Cohen (of Richard and Judy's Book Club "Pick" 2018) and the acclaimed tutor Alison May.

Guest Speakers : Jill Mansell and Kate Riordan.

Cost includes all meals except breakfast.

Cost: £200 per person

Booking in advance is essential.

 

Wednesday 7 AugustPrinknash garden

10.30am - 3.00pm

Stroud Valleys Project volunteers will be working in the walled garden and will be joined by Butterfly Conservation and Back from the Brink in the Butterfly Garden.

There will be activities for children and the monastery café will be open for lunch and drinks and cakes.

Cost : Free / donations welcomed

 

Monday 12 AugustBats flying

8pm to 9.30pm

Volunteers are welcome but will need to register. Join local bat expert, Nadine Smykatz-Kloss, for a bat detecting walk around a local park, where you can encounter Stroud’s many incredible types of bats. Enjoy a delicious hot chocolate and some great scenery. Bring warm clothes and a torch, wear shoes you can walk in.

Free event / donations welcomed

Booking essential as numbers are limited

 

CamBats AdEd 2015

Friday 17 August

8pm to 10pm (approx)

Come along and enjoy a talk and walk about local bat species that we hope to hear and possibly see before dusk in the Rackleaze Wetland site, a wildlife oasis managed by Stroud Valleys Project. We will be meeting at Cam Parish Council Office at 8pm where we will meet Nadine Smykatz-Kloss, a locally based ecologist and bat expert.

Free / donations welcomed

Booking essential as numbers are limited

 

StroudPond dip 3

Monday 19 August

Three sessions during the afternoon to choose from.

1pm – 1.45pm   /   1.45pm – 2.30pm   /   2.30pm – 3.15pm

Families will have a hands-on opportunity to get a closer look at the exciting variety of animals that live in our ponds.

 

Cost: £2/child per session

 

(Adults free)

 

Booking is essential

 

 

KingswoodBats AdEd 2015

Thursday 22 August

8pm to 9.30pm

Enjoy a talk and walk about local bat species that we hope to hear and possibly see before dusk in around the Wild about Kingwood Project and Green Spaces, wildlife and community spaces managed by Stroud Valleys Project on behalf of Kingswood Parish Council.

We will meet at 8pm when we will be met by Nadine Smykatz-Kloss, a locally based ecologist and bat expert.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends pay £4/adult & £2/child

Booking essential as numbers are limited

 

Frampton on SevernGrebe

Wednesday 25 September

Discover the richly varied birdlife of the area around Frampton on Severn. Join us on this gentle but varied walk – taking in the parkland at Frampton with its lakes and woodland, including a stroll along the canal. Look across to the River Severn for passing and incoming autumn migrants.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends pay £4/adult & £2/child

Booking essential as numbers are limited.

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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