Had a birthday celebration here this weekend. Penny the manager is amazing, really helpful and organised; gave us the access we needed to decorate and set up, and then stayed to manhandle chairs and tables! Nothing was too much trouble. The space itself is perfect for a party especially if you are planning to have a Band. Ned the technician has it all covered! We had lovely staff on the evening, bar and duty manager, ensuring everything went smoothly. Really do consider Lansdown as your venue. Highly recommended.Jo Stevenson
Went to a birthday party held here at the weekend about 70 guests. Excellent venue, well kitted out and charming, friendly and helpful staff. Great place!!John Blagrove
Stroud Rotary Club have now used Lansdown hall for 4 years. We believe it is The best venue for live entertainment in Stroud. Excellent friendly Management and Staff. Nothing too much trouble.David Waite
Having exhibited work in a number of West London and Surrey galleries, as well as local Gloucestershire venues, we were delighted to discover the Lansdown Gallery here, in the heart of Stroud. Apart from the beautiful building itself, we were impressed at the light, welcoming and open space appropriate to accommodate any type or size of work. We were impressed too, that staff were encouraging and supportive rather than judgemental, something that most artists have had the misfortune to encounter at some gallery along their career paths. This positive approach makes so much difference to every practising artist. Being well situated, we found that we had a steady stream of visitors most days, and after the long blank days of recent times, it was great fun to meet curious locals, occasional tourists, fellow artists and visitors who were all keen to engage with us about our work.
Lansdown’s clean, flexible and well equipped space with its delightful atmosphere, high ceilings and quirky windows is a hugely important community resource for a town like Stroud, where almost everyone one meets seems to be creative in one way or another. Our Summer Exhibition was a great success and we sold well. We have booked again this November, and have further bookings next year.
I’d like to take this opportunity of thanking Penny who is the boss of this wonderful place. Nothing escapes her eagle eye; she is knowledgeable and efficient, yet her witty humour and seemingly relaxed approach makes us feel she’s a good mate we’ve known for years. I would also like to mention Jessy Plant who helped to curate our exhibition. It was such a pleasure to work with someone so intuitive and well-organized, and who truly works at the speed of light. We are really looking forward to our next exhibitions at Lansdown, and we hope it will remain an integral part of Stroud’s art scene for many years to come.Karina Gabner
Having visited the Lansdown Gallery many times, I knew it was the venue where I wanted to hold my Degree Exhibition. The white space inside the beautiful Grade 2 listed building is the perfect place to present work to its best advantage. The people of Stroud are familiar with the gallery and the signage outside and on the high street encourages passers-by to come in. The website provides timely information regarding upcoming events – and I could not have been more pleased with the success of mine. My thanks go to Penny and Jessy, whose support was fundamental in ensuring everything ran smoothly and as stress-free as possible.Sharon Butler