Strike A Light: Let’s Create

This page summarises our current and upcoming activity and how it fits with the ‘Let’s Create’ Outcomes and Investment Principles. You can filter down to specific things you want to see by using the category buttons.

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Luke Jerram's Gaia

See a huge replica of planet Earth floating in the middle of Gloucester Cathedral

The World Awakens

Pupils from schools in Gloucester have created a brand new piece of music alongside The Multi Story Orchestra.


We’re a partner in a county wide initiative to develop a strategy for circus performance and working with Gloucester Culture Trust to stage a socially distanced outdoor performance of Bromance by Barely Methodical Troupe

Dani Harris-Walters: Nanny

Programming artists instead of shows: Dani is working alongside Gloucester community members to choreograph the fashion show, undertaking a residency, developing a new project here and developing his current work, Nanny.

Gloucester Presents… Communities in Conversation

A filmed panel discussion, where the guests are all Gloucester residents – sharing their stories of life in the city 🔥


Since 2016, Strike A Light and GL4 have worked in partnership to support the engagement of new audiences and regeneration in the community.

Hungry Nation

This project is dependent on funding. If successful we will be commissioned by Coventry City of Culture to co-create a nationally significant performance event with food bank users, food poverty researchers and artists

I Stand For What I Stand On

Young people from Gloucester’s Student Climate Network present their own original protest performance, under Gaia at the Cathedral

Gloucester Presents… Fashion Show

Local residents teamed up with amazing artists to produce their own choreographed fashion show 🔥

Producer (co-created programme) Call Out

We’re looking for an experienced producer to join our team and lead on our co-created programme of work.

Gloucester Presents… SheSpoke

A small group of women took part in writing workshops to express themselves in poetry – which was then turned into a hand-sewn textile banner 🔥

Krump training with Joshua Nash

A community collaboration: Joshua Nash x Shenice Ellis x Ambitions Dance

New Programming Approach

For 2021, and possibly for 2022, we will programme artists rather than shows. We want to focus on giving artists paid time and space to work alongside communities to develop creative projects – and to explore how they can make and create in a COVID/ post-COVID world.

Supporting young climate protestors

We’ve been working with the most *amazing* group of Youth Climate Activists over the last year or so. We went along to their Youth Strike 4 Climate and were instantly blown away by their knowledge, conviction, maturity, confidence and energy. In Gloucester they are a small but vocal minority and carry on with their protests in the face of aggression from adults in the street and public criticism on social media. It started us thinking…

Gloucester presents: White City x Conrad Murray x Lucy Wilcox

What happens when you team up a group of local residents with a pair of incredible artists?


We are a national partner with the Global Streets Programme to bring large-scale outdoor international touring work to Gloucester. We are working with the city council and Gloucester Culture Trust to deliver this.

7 Principles for Great Cultural Events

Since 2013, we’ve been working in Gloucester to create great cultural events and experiences that can bring communities together, make life vibrant and exciting – and change things for the better. In that time, we’ve learned loads about what works and what doesn’t.

Changing Charity Leadership #1: Activism, The Arts And Politics

This is the first of a short series of rants and resolutions about why charity boards/governance structures are often a pale imitation of what they should be, and what we intend to do to change that.

Of Earth and Sky

Gloucester goes Hollywood – watch as giant letters appear across the city!

2020 Year in Review

A year of community x creative collaborations