Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean This Week

There’s still a few days left of the Easter Holidays and plenty of chances for fun in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.

Get Crafty with Chepstow Museum

Come and spend a few hours being creative together. Chepstow Museum supply some initial ideas, help, templates, and materials and then you can make them your own with your creative ideas. Fun for families and friends to get together and make together. Suitable for children of all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. crafty

Thursday April 7th, 2-4pm
At The Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow NP16 5HJ

£2 for children over 3

Glimmer Photography Sessions

Enjoy a 15 minute glimmer session at Labels in Ross-on-Wye with local photographer Caroline Potter.

Each customer will receive:
15 minute session for up to 3 people
Free photograph of your choice
Online password and protected gallery
Free chocolate eggs with each session

These sessions are exclusive to Labels shopping centre customers; a normal session fee is £75 for an hours creative session.

Friday 1st April 11am-3pm

Saturday 2nd April 11am-3pm
Various Guises

Various Guises are the London-based expandable duo of Maya McCourt & Blanche Ellis on cello and guitar (with some acapella vocals and a little washboard thrown in for good measure) and often joined by established banjo songstress Dana Immanuel. Formed late one night around a bonfire in Brockley the girls have been stomping and swaying all over town ever since. Playing original music, influenced by Blanche’s love of old New Orleans songs and Appalachian tunes and Maya’s love of English and European traditional music, the girls close-knit harmonies weave a sense of timeless folk.

Thurs 31st March from 7:30pm

Evergreen Hall Broadwell GL16 7BN
Tickets  Adv £8 from Coleford Library & Coleford Town Council Tourist Office or £9 on door

Free Gorge Scrambling Experience
On 2nd – 3rd April 2016 during the Easter Holidays activity providers across Wales are encouraging everyone to find their epic.

To celebrate Inspire2Adventure are offing visitors to Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, locals and families an Introduction to our Gorge Scrambling Experience free of charge on Saturday 2nd April.adminupload_56efc7a62add3Gorge scrambling

Join them Abergavenny for this taster session where you will get the chance to try this amazing activity.

Rock climb waterfalls and scramble rocks on this exciting adventure where you will get wet.

Book now as places are limited and pre-booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by adults, minimum age 8 years old, duration approximately 1 – 1 1/2 hours.  Their full half day Gorge Scrambling Experience is available throughout the Easter Holidays, is approximately 3 hours in duration, and is on special offer 25th March – 10th April 2016.

Georgia Lewis Band at the Forest Folk Club
Join Georgia Lewis and her band on the 3rd of April for a spellbinding evening of folk music

Gerogia is folk singer and avid accordionist from the depths of Wiltshire. Classically trained, she studied for her degree in Professional Musicianship at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and, inspired by singer Sheila Chandra, travelled to India to study singing at the Arambol Music Academy.Georgia

Rowan Piggott grew up in Co. Galway Ireland, soaking up the traditional music of the area from his father, Charlie Piggott (of De Dannan). On moving to England, he studied the violin classically and trained as a chorister before undertaking his vocal diploma in Jazz at Trinity College of Music.

Felix “Flex” Miller inherited his passion for the guitar from his father who collected many beautiful instruments during Felix’s childhood. Having grown up in Andorra, his spell-binding playing style didn’t have the chance to blossom until he moved back to England to study music at Stratford College.

Doors open in the function room of the Royal Oak, Whitecroft near Lydney at 7.30, admission £6 on the door.

The Great Weekend of Adventure 

There will be a real buzz around Wales on 2nd and 3rd April 2016. Wales is the place to be. Come and take part in one of the many activities and events taking place all around Wales during The Great Weekend of Adventure.

Take a look at what’s going on the the Wye Valley here.

Keep up to date with all the events in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean here.


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