Book launch and choir performance in Stroud

Stroud will play host to two special cultural events later this month.

On Saturday,  August 25, Stroud Writers will  launch ‘Yarns Down the Track’, their new anthology of stories and poems.

The launch will be at Stroud Country Club at 2pm.

Special guests include ABC Newcastle Features Reporter Anthony Scully and local author Ken Stone.

“This anthology is the fifth published by Stroud Writers and contains a wonderful collection of stories and poems by local writers,” said  Elizabeth Bradhurst, Honorary secretary, Friends of St John's, and a member of Stroud Writers

Stroud Writers is a regional branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers.

A donation from book sales goes to Stroud Ambulance Service.

The following afternoon, on Sunday August 26, music lovers will gather in St John’s Anglican Church at 2pm, to enjoy a choral fiesta organised by the Friends of St John’s.

The Friends raise funds to assist with the ongoing restoration and conservation needs of the historic church, hall and rectory.

Newcastle’s Waratah Male Voice Choir return to the wonderful acoustic of the church to present a varied program.

They will be joined in this concert by local Stroud Crowd Choir directed by Anne Frost.

A monster raffle, which has been generously supported by many local business, will be drawn during the concert, the proceeds to be shared with drought relief programs.