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Tech firm enables Stroud Book Festival to write another chapter in 2020

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 26 June 2020 7:22

Tech firm enables Stroud Book Festival to write another chapter in 2020

Rather than succumb to entirely to covid-19 lockdown ever innovative organizers of the popular Stroud Book Festival is to write a very special chapter in its history this. 

For the first time ever the event, celebrating five years this year, will take place entirely on-line, courtesy of a partnership with a rather clever Five Valley’s business. 

Making it all possible by lending its considerable expertise in MMOUK, a firm set up in 2007 which boasts world-class production facilities in Stroud and a plethora of clients including NHS, Unilever, Ocado, CoE,, BBC and Stroud Nature. 

Andrew Longhurst, of MMOUK, said: “I have read every day since childhood, and those books have inspired the ideas and technologies we use every day at MMOUK. 

“I believe that now, more than ever, Stroud Book Festival 2020 hasan important role to play in the cultural life of Stroud, and beyond, and we are thrilled to partner with SBF to deliver the festival as a series of digital events.” 

Caroline Sanderson, artistic director of the festival, said: “In these challenging times we felt we had no alternative but to shelve our physical events for 2020. 

“However, we are hugely excited to be working with Andrew and MMOUK, a digital partner who will support us as we stage our fifth birthday festival, and ensure continuity for this autumn fixture in Stroud’s cultural calendar, at a time when many of us are leaning on culture as never before.”   

The first headline events in our 2020 Stroud Book Festival online programme will be revealed next month (July). 

A full programme is promised to “once again present an exciting and eclectic line-up designed to entertain every age group”. 

This will include our annual Schools’ Day aimed at local primary schools; a Sustainable Stroud strand in association with Transition Stroud; Stroud Short Stories and more 

Stroud Book Festival is due to take place between November 4 and 8.

Picture credit: Britt Willoughby Dyer