Zap, Crackle and Pop at FESTOMANE

FESTOMANE - the Stroud Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering - culminated with it's "Creation and Innovation" exhibition at the Stratford Leisure Centre yesterday.  Visitors to the exhibition were entertained by BBC1's The One Show's Marty Johnson performing his Zap, Crackle and Pop Show.

A Day in the Life of a Teen

Neil joined members of the Stroud Town Youth Forum for their "Day in the Life of a Teen" event on Monday 13th February.


FESTOMANE has returned with a bang to Stroud this week.  The highlight of the week long Festival will be the Creation and Innovation Revealed exhibition taking place on Wednesday 15 February 2017 at the Stratford Park Leisure Centre from 10am to 5pm, where Marty Jopson, resident scientist on  BBC

Countdown to FESTOMANE 2017

It's a week to go to the start of the Festival of Manufacturing and Enigneering in Stroud (Festomane).  Founded by Neil Carmichael and now in it's fifth year the annual week-long festival provides a host of opportunities for schools, colleges and the public to meet local businesses, discover some

Neil welcomes start of M5 resurfacing

Neil was pleased to learn that the work due to resurface the M5 between Junction 11a and 12 will start at the end of this week on 3rd February.  It is anticipated this could bring noise levels down by up to seven decibels.

Google visits Bussage Primary School

Last Friday Neil attended Bussage Primary School assembly which was delivered by Google as part of the Google Legends Tour.  The tour aims to keep children safe online by giving them the tools they need to make the internet work for them.  The assembly introduced pupils to the Legends Code, four

Neil signs Holocaust Book of Commitment

This week Neil Carmichael signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to

Neil welcomes Tidal Lagoon Report

Neil Carmichael has welcomed the Government commissioned review into the benefits of tidal lagoons.

The review has backed moving ahead with a "pathfinder" lagoon to generate energy in Swansea Bay, which could lead to further lagoons off the coast of Cardiff, Newport, and Colwyn Bay.

Get snapping for FESTOMANE Photography competition

FESTOMANE - the manufacturing and engineering charity based in Stroud and founded by Neil in 2012 - has invited the community to enter their Picture Engineering Photography Competition.

Happy New Year 2017

Neil's New Year Message for the Stroud Valleys and the Vale