Reckless Designs celebrates 25 years!

This year Reckless Designs celebrates 25 years of trading from it’s studio in Coleford, Forest of Dean. One of the longest standing retailers in the town, the pottery is still going from strength to strength with owner Kevin Burke firmly at the helm. The business has seen many changes and successes over the years resulting … Continue reading Reckless Designs celebrates 25 years!


Opening of Art exhibition at the Inn at Penallt

Penallt is becoming the ‘go to’ village in the Wye Valley for culture, good food and family entertainment. Already this year there has been Shakespeare in the Park on Babington Meadow, The really popular Big Day Out for families at the Humble by Nature centre and the Vintage Cars and Bikes festival a couple of … Continue reading Opening of Art exhibition at the Inn at Penallt

Amanda Hamilton’s Watercolour World

Amanda Hamilton will be exhibiting at Taurus Crafts from 23rdJuly 2016, on view until 9th October 2016. The ‘Art from the Heart’ exhibition will feature nearly 20 works by Amanda, including favourites such as her Paris and Cornwall Series paintings, as well as prints of some of her earlier work including Royal Ross on Wye … Continue reading Amanda Hamilton’s Watercolour World

Forest & Valley Open Studios

Forest & Valley Open Studios 2016 9th - 24th July 2016 Encouraging new talent, supporting established artists and commissioning new work. Our area has a rich seam of artists living and working, and often inspired by, this beautiful part of Britain. The organizers have created the best free summer arts event to promote the arts and … Continue reading Forest & Valley Open Studios

Luminescent sentient artwork seeks to explore the Forest of Dean’s hidden secrets

Artist Andrea Roe reveals the unseen communication between trees in the artwork, Sentient Forest, a temporary commission by the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail in collaboration with Forestry Commission England. Sentient Forest seeks to reveal secrets hidden in the forest. Roe’s commission brings the Trail into the 21st century with a technological artwork that utilises … Continue reading Luminescent sentient artwork seeks to explore the Forest of Dean’s hidden secrets

Great Moos for Local Cow Artist

Visitors to Labels Shopping, Ross-on-Wye will soon be able to view a huge wall-size cow mural painted by professional local artist, Sam Morris. Sam, who specialises in realistic paintings of champion pedigree cattle for farmers, auctioneers, breeders and collectors also designs commercial stylized illustrations which she sells all over the UK including at the new … Continue reading Great Moos for Local Cow Artist

Volley of voices along the valley

Choirs from Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and the Forest of Dean are being offered a fantastic chance to showcase their singing at key events during this year’s Wye Valley River Festival. “It’s a chance for established choirs in and around the Wye Valley to bring themselves to the attention of new audiences. We are calling on them … Continue reading Volley of voices along the valley

Half term intrigue at Puzzlewood

There will be tales from the deep at the magical ancient woodland site of Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean this half term holiday, when families get their first chance to dip a toe in the rising waters of the Wye Valley River Festival. With plans for this year’s unique, watery extravaganza well underway, The … Continue reading Half term intrigue at Puzzlewood

End of The Giant’s Chair

The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail in partnership with the Forestry Commission has commissioned artist Onya McCausland to recycle one of its most iconic, but fragile sculptures, Place by Magdalena Jetelova. McCausland has been to visit Magdalena in Dusseldorf, Germany to discuss the plans for how the artwork will be dismantled and burnt for charcoal. … Continue reading End of The Giant’s Chair

Penallt Art Festival – September 24-27

Why shouldn’t a village have an art festival? ‘Art in Penallt’ was conceived six years ago when a small group of local artists and residents came together to organise an exhibition of eclectic art in the village of Penallt. The festival is now recognised by artists and visitors from far afield and this, the fifth … Continue reading Penallt Art Festival – September 24-27