This vibrant new arts centre on the outskirts of Tetbury opened just six months ago but in that time has welcomed musical maestros, literary heroes, performing puffins and Shakespearean actors. And there’s so much more to come this autumn.
Highlights from the summer include the hilarious Alexander McCall Smith, famed author of the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Swindon singer, songwriter Josh Kumra, who, despite the unseasonable downpour, didn’t fail to entertain a rain soaked audience. And the award winning folk duo, Ninebarrow.
And just last month saw one of the venue’s most successful weekends yet, with a Friday morning filled with children making treasure maps, a Saturday night with the fabulous Le Swing jazz band and a weekend Stone Carving Workshop. Hundreds of people came through the doors, breathing in the creativity, fun and atmosphere. A wonderful result for such a new arts centre.
Over the coming months, The Goods Shed will hold its first ever stand-up comedy night. Sure to be a success, it features Tetburians past and present amongst the acts. That’s followed by talented singer and musician George Montague and his Notsobigband. And then the highly entertaining Squashbox Theatre bring their Curious Creatures production. A fantastical puppet show for families that takes the audience on a journey through the animal kingdom.
And in October the centre welcomes Cirencester’s Maria Jagusz as special guest star, performing alongside pianist Richard George – who premieres his new album Train Stories. Maria has worked as a soloist for many leading opera companies, including the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and the English National Opera. And can count Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Lesley Garrett among previous singing partners.
Tickets for any event at Tetbury Goods Shed can be bought online at www.shed-arts.co.uk