Strike A Light Festival

An exciting new festival bringing world class theatre and live entertainment to the city of Gloucester, in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre and Create Gloucestershire. Produced by original Stand + Stare founding members Ali Heywood and Sarah Blowers.

21st September – 27th September 2013
Blackfriars, Gloucester

The first festival will showcase three signature productions from Battersea Arts Centre alongside a host of homegrown talent, and will kick off on the 21st September with a feast. There will be food at each event, a chance to meet friends, make friends, have a drink, talk about the work and be part of a shared experience.

'Strike A Light' will not just be about bringing great work to Gloucester but also giving emerging artists from the region a platform from which to perform. The professional support available will provide a springboard for those interested in pursuing careers in the Arts and we are committed to offering opportunities to local young people, working with them, and developing their skills as producers, performers and programmers.

We will ensure that this festival brings real benefits to Gloucester and puts it firmly on the map as an exciting city with a cultural life to be proud of.


Strike a Light Festival will kick off on Saturday 21 September with a feast.
Date: 21st September Time: 7.30pm
If you would like to attend please email


The paper Cinema create silent film before your eyes, set to a captivating live score.
Dates: 24th - 25th September Times: 7pm & 2pm
Tickets: £3 (Box Office - 01452 503050)  Venue: Blackfriars


From the ‘hot young company'(Guardian), that sold out the National Theatre in 2012: a razor sharp, slightly dark three-way battle to the death, and hilariously confused call-to-arms. 
Date:24th -25th September Times: 9pm & 7.30pm
Tickets: £3 (Box Office - 01452 503050) Venue: Blackfriars


Polarbear makes things up: stories, jokes, adventures – a master maker-upper. But where did it all begin?
Dates: 26th September Times: 4pm
Tickets: £3 (Box Office - 01452 503050) Venue: Blackfriars