GLOBAL BEATS & FRIENDS
Friday 16th December
A brand new monthly event ‘Global Beats & Friends’ . A selection of funky global tunes from around this groovy planet plus collaboration with invited guests, live music and DJs
For this inaugural session we have:
Live Music from the Earl Temple Foundation- Expect raw post-punk-jazz-powered by proto-disco drivers! (Some of you eagle eyed people will spot former members of Solomento in this new audio delight!)
DJ/Music selections from
Global Beats - Shuffles modern beats with earthling indigenous vibes, throwing down groovy global gems with that funky planetary flavour.
Wizardtree - Musician/Producer blending driving rhythms and acid tones with deep morphing basslines, creating a cathartic journey through twisted grooves and trance -inducing soundscapes.
DJ Shmevs - Popping garage selections and wubby mid tempo skanks.
Plus the usual Studio 18 delights, fire, bar and great decor! Entry £5. Unless you are really skint then pay as you feel £2/3/4 or a good joke or yarn on the door will get you in!
BURN IT OR HAVE IT
Studio crimbo clear out
Studio 18’s creative director Zac Walsh has been exhibiting for over 30 years, recently showing at this year's Royal Academy summer show with a notorious mention in the Guardian. Anybody familiar with Studio 18 and its many projects will know that Zac, now in his 5th year developing and building the studios, has worked incredibly hard to bring the community together whilst also supporting creatives from all disciplines and ages. However he still manages to develop his own creative practice which has seen many changes over the last three decades. This exhibition/studio clearout gives a rare chance to glimpse that development with 300 works on display, also having a twofold intention of raising finances for ongoing Studio 18 project build. This will be in the form of an open bid on the majority of pieces with no reserve.
This is an exciting opportunity to win a piece from a career artist for as little or as much as you’d like, whilst simultaneously feeding into an extraordinary space to bring you more events and positively affect the people of Stroud. A win-win of funky lovely vibes and a great idea for a festive present for your closest and dearest, or a great way of kick-starting your new art collection. Whichever, ‘Burn it or Have it’ will prove to be a fun and fascinating event.
Early bidding will start on Thursday 15th December and continue through to the main event on Saturday 17th, where bidding will stop promptly at 8pm. Winning bidders, if they so wish, will be able to take their pieces off the wall and take home there and then.
Thursday 15th 1pm - 5pm
Friday 16th 1pm - 5pm
Main event: Saturday 17th Dec 6pm-9:30pm bidding ends at 8pm.
WINTER ART WORKSHOP
Tuesday 20th December
We are pleased to announce that we have funding again from the Stroud District HAF programme to run a funded art workshop at Studio 18 facilitated by artists Alice Sheppard Fidler and Matt Sefton.
It is happening on the 20th December and is for 13-18 yr olds from 11am to 4pm.
There are 12 places available for this creative day which also includes a hot meal provided by the Natural Cookery School, Nailsworth.
Book your slot via the Stroud Council Portal
Friday 23rd December
Join us for a Yuletide dance as the nights draw out this winter. The Seasoning team have put together a multimedia dance experience that draws on four forgotten decades of dance music history that surrounds the five valleys in whispered memories.
After digging into the audio and video archives, they have produced a light, video and sonic production that explores the contours of rave history, from the mechanistic reproduction of four-to-the-floor beats and syncopations that burst out of the gridwork in the fields and factories as the image post-industrial, anxiety riddled '80s emerged.
As many of those third-spaces that defined the social upheavals of that decade are slated for demolition and redevelopment, this intervention seeks to explore what dreams of escape, hope, community and creativity were shared in the euphoria of the reclaimed dancefloors.
Expect the sounds of acid, techno, garage and hardcore to be narrated by voices of those built and inhabited those spaces as the breakbeats and jungle of the '90s close a decade of wild experimentation eventually contained within the manifold clubs that popped up in every small town and city up and down the country. It's time to hit reset and find out what remains of the original dream.
Tickets from £5 (+booking fee)
NEW YEAR BASH
Saturday 31st December
Join us at Studio 18 for our first New Years event, bringing together in one night the awesome medley of studios resident DJ's.
In Studio 18 fashion we bring to you a truly family affair with DJ sets from the guys that have brought to the studios great events over the last years, too numerous to mention! Funky beats and down right banging house is on the agenda.
DJ sets by:
If you fancy doing a little fancy dress, the theme is 'Come as your favourite painting' and get a free tequila shot at the bar! Bring smiles happiness, and those lovely Stroudy vibes.
Tickets £12, with limited early bird tickets for £8
Get your tickets via the link, or from Sound Records, 23 George St, Stroud GL5 3DP
Studio 18 needs you! We've started a Crowdfunder to help secure our future, to ensure we can continue to run all of the exciting creative projects we've got planned for the new year
Calling all associates, participants, lovers of Studio 18, the community at large, dog walkers and cultural seekers alike. We’ve had a real run at the Studios and continue to do so, producing some incredible moments, flying by the seat of our pants and bringing everyone along who dared to come on board.
We need spaces like this that traverse the differences that delude us, spaces that hold fast in times of worry and just simply give, connect, and bring happiness.
Studio 18 not only wants you but needs you.
Get on board, let's cultivate and see how far this ship sails.
We will be adding information about all the rewards available for different donation amounts very soon. Watch this space...
EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
We have an extensive archive of events that have taken place at Studio 18 since it opened in 2018.
Its a work in progress but we are slowly adding them to our website so you can read about what we have been up to so far.
Click here to have a look at the few we have uploaded. Bear in mind theres many more yet to be added, but this is a start...