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Thursday 15th June 2017, Coleford Town and Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism are linking up with the national BBC Music Day and planning a series of ‘pop up’ musical performances around the local area. Organiser, Nick Penny told us “these are not large concerts, it is simply a case of putting musicians into some of the areas tourist attractions and iconic settings to raise the profile of music throughout the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. We are delighted that the BBC have allowed us to join forces with them on this event, and even more grateful that they have allocated us a film crew for the day to capture the performances”.
Whilst some final arrangements are still being made, the general programme for the day looks like this:
8:00 – 9:15am Coleford postal worker Janice Lightly takes her Ukulele to work to entertain people on her round.
10:00am Silurian perform a short set on Monnow Bridge, Monmouth
10:30am Singer/song writer Kieran Marsh canoes down the Wye armed with his acoustic guitar.
12:15pm Alex Davies and Ben Coulson entertain fellow permanent way workers during track maintenance activities at Norchard Steam Centre on the Dean Forest Railway.
2:00pm Lakers School steel pan band Pandemonium performs in Clearwell Caves.
2:20pm Yorkley’s Bob Swannock entertains with a short harp performance deep underground at Clearwell Caves.
3:00pm Performance in Puzzlewood – described as quite possibly the most magical forest on the face of the earth following filming of Star Wars – The Force Awakens.
3:30pm Perrygrove Railway visit Coleford Town Centre with their vintage traction engine – a local musician is sure to ‘hitch a lift’.
4:00pm Bagpipes from the Tower – Ron Mudie brings his bagpipes to town and gives a short performance from the town of the Clock Tower.
4:30pm (from 3:30 – 5:00pm) – Local DJ ‘The Wonky Carpenter’ entertains shoppers and passers-by from the window of Moot Home and Garden in St John Street Coleford.
For more information please contact Nick Penny on 07801 650977 or by email – firstname.lastname@example.org