Forest Activities Festival makes donation to Hire a Hero

Hire a Hero began its Armed Forces week celebrations on Monday with the presentation of a cheque from the Forest Activities committee. The donation, a £1,000 sum from the Forest of Dean-based organisation comes in recognition of the charity’s involvement in the Forest Activities Festival in April, attended by Hire a Hero Patron Ian Gough. … Continue reading Forest Activities Festival makes donation to Hire a Hero

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Summer Success for Parva Farm Vineyard, Tintern

Colin & Judith Dudley from Parva Farm Vineyard, Tintern, in the Wye Valley are proud to report their recent successes in the English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition. Held on 5th & 6th of June at Balliol College, Oxford & judged by 6 Masters of Wine in a blind tasting, the competition attracted … Continue reading Summer Success for Parva Farm Vineyard, Tintern

23rd-29th June: Abergavenny Cycling Festival

We've all gone a bit cycling mad with Bike Week and now we're in for a real treat with the Abergavenny Festival of Cycling kicking off on Monday!   The organisers believe 'Steeped in historic landmarks and sparkling with stunning scenery, this is sure to be the most beautiful sportive you will ever ride' Some of the biggest … Continue reading 23rd-29th June: Abergavenny Cycling Festival

Lottery Fund awards £9900 to “Home Front Dean” to mark First World War Centenary

The Home Front Dean special event on the 2nd and 3rd of August 2014 at the Dean Heritage Centre will be a commemorative weekend to mark the centenary with nostalgic music from the ‘Marjorie Belles’ singing trio, the Forest of Dean Male Voice Choir, ration themed cooking demonstrations from Harts Barn Cookery School, engaging theatre … Continue reading Lottery Fund awards £9900 to “Home Front Dean” to mark First World War Centenary

14th-22nd June – Hereford Walking Festival!

The Hereford Walking Festival kicks off tomorrow with events running through the whole week. Dig out those old walking boots and join in! Here are some of the highlights from the jam-packed programme... Sat 14th - 10.00-2.30 Wyevale Wanderings  Tracks, lane and footpaths around the parishes of Breinton and Stretton Sugwas Distance: 8 miles Cost: … Continue reading 14th-22nd June – Hereford Walking Festival!

Father’s Day Guide!

Have you forgotten Father's Day on the 15th? Not to worry - we've got some ideas for you.. Whether it's your dad's favourite tipple or you're thinking of trying something a little bit different, the Forest of Dean has plenty on offer. GIFTS  Three of the best: organic British wine  Although a french name would be the easy … Continue reading Father’s Day Guide!

SITES OF INSPIRATION: Llanthony Priory and Tintern Abbey

May 24 –September 28 2014 From sacred sites, to romantic ruins and impressive monuments Llanthony Priory and Tintern Abbey have inspired generations to create works of art and literature that in turn have inspired the world.   For the next four months from May 24 – September 28, there is a once in a lifetime … Continue reading SITES OF INSPIRATION: Llanthony Priory and Tintern Abbey

Objects of Curiosity: Charles Heath and Georgian Tourism at Tintern Abbey

TUESDAY 3RD JUNE,  7.30pm, The Drill Hall, Chepstow Objects of Curiosity: Charles Heath and Georgian Tourism at Tintern Abbey An illustrated talk by Dr Suzanne Matheson £3, £2 concession (tickets in advance from Chepstow Museum) We are taking the opportunity of Suzanne Matheson’s brief stay in Chepstow whilst she is on sabbatical from Windsor University … Continue reading Objects of Curiosity: Charles Heath and Georgian Tourism at Tintern Abbey

NATIONAL THEATRE WALES TO COMMEMORATE WWI WITH MAMETZ

WELSH POET OWEN SHEERS WILL WRITE THIS LARGE-SCALE, SITE-SPECIFIC PRODUCTION, PERFORMED NEAR USK National Theatre Wales will stage a site-specific production in field and nearby forest near Usk, as part of the World War I commemorations in June. Mametz will give audiences a vivid glimpse into life – and death – in the trenches and battlefields of the Somme. Inspired by Welsh writer … Continue reading NATIONAL THEATRE WALES TO COMMEMORATE WWI WITH MAMETZ