Hidden in the green valleys is a wealth of artistic and creative talent, which often spills over for all to appreciate. Stroud has so many gifted writers, visual artists, actors and musicians and although their work takes them further afield to capital cities and Europe they all choose to stay in their Cotswold cottages and homes to enjoy the peaceful tranquillity and creative atmosphere that is in the Stroud valleys.
Cast Glass Artists
Three cast glass artists who enjoy international acclaim are Colin Reid, Sally Fawkes and Richard Jackson. With work in public collections worldwide their cast glass foundries nestle in the Stroud landscape and are thriving creative industries.
“There is definitely a uniqueness about the place that is hard to determine. Of course, it's easy to forget sometimes how magnificent the surrounding landscape and its natural riches are a convenient free gift for any artist” Nick Cudworth, Artist & Musician.
The taste of cider is a taste familiar to the lips of locals. But few can put it into words as well as Laurie could.
Laurie Lee 100th Anniversary Celebrations
2014 was the 100th anniversary year of Laurie Lee's birth. Lots of fun celebratory events took place to commemorate this famous resident of the Slad Valley.
Have a look at the following website for more information about Laurie Lee:
Official Laurie Lee Centenary Website - More information