2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading 2014 in review

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Bringing the Bolshoi Ballet to the big screen in Chepstow

THE NUTCRACKER -  A real Christmas Cracker for ballet fans Sunday 21 December 3pm, The Drill Hall, Chepstow Chepstow Museum is running a programme of broadcast screenings of the Bolshoi Ballet at the Drill Hall with the aim of showing ballets at a time, and day, when they can be enjoyed by enthusiastic young ballet fans … Continue reading Bringing the Bolshoi Ballet to the big screen in Chepstow

12 New Year Resolutions: Month by Month

Haven't decided on a New Year resolution yet? Get fit? Learn something new? Challenge yourself? They can all be done here in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley! Here are some ideas to inspire you - it's keeping them that's the hard part... Dry Januarys made easy - Yes, we’re all looking to cut down … Continue reading 12 New Year Resolutions: Month by Month

English Heritage & Contemporary Life: A Visual Scrapbook

From Friday 19th December until Sunday 15th March Touring artist Tony Phillips will be displaying his “England - Heritage and Contemporary Life” exhibition at the Dean Heritage Centre (DHC). The England wide venture is supported using public funding by Arts Council England (ACE) and will show different aspects of English culture and its visual characteristics. … Continue reading English Heritage & Contemporary Life: A Visual Scrapbook