‘Home Front Dean’ Commemoration Event Brings the First World War 

2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War and the Dean Heritage Centre, in Soudley, has a weekend of activities planned to commemorate the centenary. Centre staff will be polishing their buttons and shining their boots as they prepare for a special “Home Front Dean” event on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd  … Continue reading ‘Home Front Dean’ Commemoration Event Brings the First World War 

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Samuel Palmer at The Chepstow Museum

An afternoon of talks exploring the life and work of one of Britain's greatest artists with world experts, all authors of works on Palmer SATURDAY 2 AUGUST, 1.30-5.30pm Chepstow Museum is bringing together leading experts on the life and work of one ofBritain’s greatest artists, Samuel Palmer (1805-81). The afternoon of talks is being held in association … Continue reading Samuel Palmer at The Chepstow Museum

Business Focus: Hot Pot Pottery

Based in Christchurch, Hot Pot Pottery is run by a husband and wife team who are encouraging people of all ages and creative abilities to get arty! Here's what's on this summer...  Pottery Painting Try something different for a family day out for both adults and kids with Hot Pot Pottery. Pick from a range of items … Continue reading Business Focus: Hot Pot Pottery

2 for 1 in the Forest of Dean!

In collaboration with The Telegraph and Visit England we have put together a list of fantastic 2 for 1 discounts for businesses in the Forest of Dean. Buy The Telegraph this Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July and you can get half price at all these attractions in our region... Way 2 Go Adventure Westons Cider Battlesports Forest Hill Golf … Continue reading 2 for 1 in the Forest of Dean!

‘Great Artists Steal’ at Taurus Crafts

A little bit of Europe and a little bit of the Edinburgh festival meets in Lydney on July 28th with the Jolt Theatre Tour.  Theatraverse will be performing Great Artists Steal by BBC award winning writer Seamus Collins. The play uses physical theatre, comedy and clowning to explore the idea of invention - as Picasso … Continue reading ‘Great Artists Steal’ at Taurus Crafts

New Exhibition: Butterfly Maps by Jessica Gadsby

The Butterfly Maps exhibition at Taurus Crafts, this summer 26th July-31st August  is an exploration and re-imagining of places familiar and loved by the artist. Using maps of those areas, and butterfly species found there, Jessica recreates abstracts that are intriguing and inviting. Bristol born artist, Jessica, was raised in the Forest of Dean and has a special attachment to … Continue reading New Exhibition: Butterfly Maps by Jessica Gadsby

Top poets to read in Chepstow Castle

Two of Britain's most acclaimed and respected poets are coming to Monmouthshire to share a stage in Chepstow Castle for a unique event as part of the final weekend of the 2014 Chepstow Festival. Sir Andrew Motion and Simon Armitage are both known, not just as poets, but also as authors, social commentators and for … Continue reading Top poets to read in Chepstow Castle

A different way to see the forest – Forest Segway Experience

When asked would I like to try the new Forest Segway Experience at Go Ape! Forest of Dean there was no hesitation in leaping up and saying yes! Since the Segway activity launched it has always intrigued me how these machines operate and do people really have fun on them? Upon arriving at the Go … Continue reading A different way to see the forest – Forest Segway Experience

Medieval Monk-y Business – 13th July, 2014

Drop-in-and-Discover the world of the medieval monk with hands-on activities, demonstrations & recreations Sunday 13 July 10.30am -4pm, Drill Hall, Lower Church St Chepstow, £2 at door, Suitable for all ages For Festival of Archaeology presented by Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust & Chepstow Museum in association with its Sites of Inspiration - Tintern Abbey exhibition Discover the world of the medieval monks … Continue reading Medieval Monk-y Business – 13th July, 2014