Stratford-upon-Avon Art Society

Stratford Now 2018


Dear Members,

          We had our first meeting at Foundation House in April. The venue was ideal; a quiet and private area had been sectioned off for us with chairs and tables on which to spread out work in progress. There was tea and coffee and lots of natural light.

          We were few in number, with several members having sent their apologies. The discussion centred round recording Stratford as we know it today. Members have talked to me, at previous meetings, about the possibility of a collaborative project and we talked through some ideas for this. The railway station and environs, the canal and river side, shop fronts and new estates are all seeing development and there is wonderful potential for us, as visual artists to get out there and respond to what we are seeing!

          I wonder if members would be interested in creating a ‘Visual Journal’ of artwork across two years, aiming for completion in 2020? Please come along to the next ‘Stratford Now’ sharing meeting and let me know what you think, or give me your ideas for a collaborative approach.

Foundation House, Masons Road,

Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9NF

10:30am – 12:00noon on:


Thursday 21st June in ‘The Snug’


All ‘Stratford Now’ meetings are informal ‘drop in’ sessions. Some members bring sketchbooks or examples of work in progress, some bring photographs or ideas and others just pop in for a chat and a drink with fellow artists.

Foundation House is Stratford’s new Community Hub and is run by Stratford Town Trust. Tea and coffee are provided in the hire charge and I will bring biscuits! I will ask attendees to contribute £1:50 towards the costs. We shall be able to use the ‘Snug’ for all meetings, from June onwards, if we decide that we like the venue.

Their website address: will show you where they are located. There is parking space in front of the building and Morrisons is close by.


Best wishes,

Cathy Jones