Places to stay, things to do, good food and drink
The Severn Bore
The Severn Bore is one of Britain’s few truly spectacular natural phenomena. The tidal surge travels up the River Severn where the tidal range is the 2nd highest in the world, creating waves as high as 50 feet!
Local surfers and kayakers are expected to take to the river for what will be one of the first good waves of the year on the morning of the 10th March.
The bore can be viewed from a number of places but the best views are from Minsterworth. A public footpath runs along the river bank.
In October 2007 Ray Gravell, a man who for many embodied what it is to be Welsh, passed away after complications resulting from contracting diabetes. He was 56 years old. Known to millions for his legendary exploits on the rugby field, ‘Grav’ was and is so much more than that. An actor, a cultural icon, a father, a husband, a man with a life packed full of stories that deserve to be heard once more.
The Torch Theatre Company presents ‘Grav’ written by Owen Thomas, a one man show that will explore the life of a man who was as fascinating away from the rugby field as he was on it. Starring Gareth Bale as Ray Gravell.
£12 from the Monmouth Savoy Theatre
Professional Grumpy old woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi –bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.
Tickets £17.50 from the Monmouth Savoy Theatre
Six Nations Race Day
Head to Chepstow Racecourse for Six Nations Race Day where there will be one of the biggest screens in Wales showing the action.
They’ll be showing the England vs. Wales Six Nations game live in the marquee bar behind the main Grandstand as well as Ireland vs. Italy match at 1:30pm.
There will be live music throughout the afternoon from Irish band Murphy’s Marbles.
Gates open at 11.50am. The first race is off at 1.50pm. The last race is 5.20pm. Admission starts from £20 if booked advance.
Greg Russlle and Ciaran Algar
Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2013, this outstandingly talented young duo are true successors to 70s icons Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick.
After recording their second album in the November of 2013, Russell (vocals, guitar and bouzouki) and Algar (fiddle, bouzouki and vocals) received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Their second album, The Call, received 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph. The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces in 2012.
SATURDAY 12TH MARCH 7.30 FOR 8.00. £8 Adv £10 on the door
Perrygrove Wedding Fair
Planning your big day? Perrygrove Railway is a brand new wedding venue, situated in the beautiful in the Forest of Dean.
Come along to the wedding fair on the 13th March to see just how unique a special day at Perrygrove Railway could be.
English Tourism Week
It’s English Tourism week – the perfect excuse to shake off winter and spring into adventure.
There’s plenty of ways to celebrate in the Forest of Dean – keep up to date with offers here.