We’ve been sent this cutting from the Stroud Journal of 1880 reporting on the drunken shenanigans of some Wassailers in Minchinhampton – shocking behaviour!! Of course, today’s Stroud Wassailers drink nothing but tea and orange squash and are all tucked up in bed by 10pm…..
Ok, so maybe a unicorn on a unicycle is stretching it a bit. BUT… we’ve just had another planning session, and we can promise you that there will be all sorts of exciting things happening in and around Stroud on Saturday 13 January 2018 and the week before. Watch this space…..
Any morris sides, street performers, bands, musicians, etc., wanting to get involved, just contact us!
Stroud Wassail 2018 will be on Saturday 13 January, and plans are afoot to make it bigger, brighter and more colourful than ever before. There will no doubt be many a pint of ale consumed at planning HQ, Stroud’s Little George micropub, before the day, but already the ideas are coming thick and fast. Keep checking back for updates.
We’d watched, waited and prayed, desperately hoping that it wouldn’t rain…. and we had a wonderful day of bright winter sunshine, with mumming, morris and music everywhere, plus our two Wassails at the Subscription Rooms and at the Museum in the Park, and finally an evening of dance, storytelling, comedy, song and… er… singing sheep.
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We are gearing up for the 2017 Stroud Wassail. It will once again involve the Mummers Festival, morris dancing, wassailing and mid-winter jollity.
The programme is still under construction. There will be dancing and mumming on the Saturday morning and a Huge Stroud Wassail at Lunchtime. A smaller wassail at the museum in the afternoon, and evening Revels.
Put it in your diary and look out for announcements.
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Stroud Wassail 2016 was a great success. The organisers would like to express a HUGE Thank You to all who came- the Dancers, the Mummers, the Wassailers, the helpers, the people who came to watch, the kids who made costumes, the 12th Night Revelers. You all played your part.
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