So much going on in Stroud at the moment - just wish the rain would stop though!
Site Festival 2012 opened last week-end and as I was stewarding at the Brunel Goods shed during the afternoon I was priveleged to be able to see Darren Almond's six-screen HD video Sometimes Still - shown for the first time in the UK. This 25 minute film follows a Buddhist monk on a nightly journey through the forest, returning to the temple at dawn. Full details in the Site Festival Programme p.04. Last screening on Thursday 10th May 11 am to 9pm. It's extremely dark in there, but adds to the atmosphere! Well worth seeing. http://www.sitefestival.org.uk/
Also a reminder that Open Studios starts this week-end with 88 artists opening their studios, in 50 different venues. See Open Studios brochure, also accessed from same website http://www.sitefestival.org.uk/
My own studio is listed on Page 20, venue 35 and full directions and contact details given there if you require further information. Studios are open from 11 am - 6pm 12th,13th,19th,20th May and may also be open at other times - contact the artists individually for other dates.