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Something for every taste at Site Festival

Where: Stroud (various venues)

When: May 3-19

Site Festival is a visually inspiring festival of artist-led exhibitions, films and performances combined with a diverse series of talks from artists and writers.

At the heart of the festival will be the long-established Open Studios, when over 80 artists will open their studio doors across the Stroud Valleys over two weekends.

A spokesperson said: "We're really excited to have a huge range of talks for the Site Festival programme this year; something for every taste."

Among the events is Hands On, a talk by Holly Briggs of Turner Prize award winners Assemble at The Goods Shed on Tuesday, May 7, at 6.30pm.

On Sunday, May 12 at 7pm, Charles Landry will give a talk at SVA entitled Creative Stroud and Berlin: An unusual couple in which he will address questions such as what can we learn about creative environments by comparing Stroud and Berlin?

Also at SVA, on Thursday, May 16 at 7pm, Dr Amy Concannon, curator at Tate Britain, will deliver a talk Fire vs Water: JMW Turner and John Constable, rivals in landscape.

On Saturday, May 11, at 2pm, at SVA, artist and self-portrait photographer Sheridan Jones will be in conversation with Nancy Trotter Landry of Giffords Circus to discuss her work as a performance and visual artist.

For full details of all Site Festival events, visit the website.

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