Stroud Wassail 2021 – cancelled

We’re really sorry to announce that because of the Covid situation we will not be holding our annual Wassail festival on January 9 2021 as we had planned. The Wassail now attracts hundreds of visitors to our town, and we and our partner venues can not guarantee a safe environment for so many people. However, we will be back for 2022, and look forward to seeing you all again.

Stay safe, keep warm and a merry Wassail season to you all!

What’s On and Where

Here’s the final performance timetable for Saturday. So much to choose from! (Open the image in a new tab to get a better view.)

Mummers on the Loose

The Stroud Wassail Mummers will be out and about over the next couple of weeks before the Big Day. Here’s where to go (or to avoid, depending on your point of view).

Meanwhile at St Laurence….

…. there’s a full programme of exciting events!

Ale House Session

Just heard that there will be more fun to be had on Wassail Day. Five Valleys music sessions will be running a session at the Ale House between 2p.m. and 5p.m. Just bring your fiddle, flute or banjo and join in!

Good Write-up (Shame About the Apples)

Well, we made it into The Observer today. Not bad, eh? Here’s hoping that the hordes of people who descend on Stroud when they read this won’t be disappointed to find out that we don’t do apple wassailing. But there’ll be plenty of other things for them to enjoy.

Hooray for Bollywood!

We’ve got another exciting event on offer on 11 January – add a bit of Bollywood magic to your day by attending Aparna’s workshop in the Subs ballroom. No need to book – just turn up and have some fun. Aparna will also be performing at St Laurence church at 10.30 and at the Museum at 3.00.

So Much Good Stuff on 11 January

Well, we pretty much know who’s coming, and we can assure you there will be music, song, dance, mumming and all sorts of things going on during the day around the town – in the George Room, in St Laurence church, in the Five Valleys shopping centre and at the museum. We’ll be publishing a full programme nearer the time, but click here to find out who you can expect to see.

And we’ll have more to delight you at the Revels in the Sub Rooms in the evening. More details to follow.

What’s on in the George Room

Here’s our final programme for events in the George Room on the afternoon of 11 January. Pop-up real ale and cider bar, plus food available.

Mumming Mayhem

It’s that nasty Tom Long, highwayman, molester of young women, and all-round baddie. Not to mention his delinquent horse Rosie, who has a bit of a cider problem. Oh yes, and there’s Edwin Budding, lawnmower entrepreneur, looking on. Yes, it’s the Stroud Wassail Mummers in rehearsal. There’s still time to get involved. Contact us.