Coleford Festival of Words: 3rd – 9th July 2017

Coleford Festival of Words celebrates 10 years with a wide range of things to enjoy, things to take part in all exploring how words tangle us up and amaze us. The theme is reading which will be explored through a programme in and around the town of public readings- new writing will be part of … Continue reading Coleford Festival of Words: 3rd – 9th July 2017

Coleford Town and the DeanWye gets ready for a day of music!

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 … Continue reading Coleford Town and the DeanWye gets ready for a day of music!

Happy Birthday to Coleford TIC!

On 19th March 2017 the Tourist Information Centre in Coleford celebrated its first birthday. The service which is run by Coleford Town Council is fully staffed by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of thirty volunteers. The Centre is open 6 days a week and Sundays during bank holiday weekends as well as through July and … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Coleford TIC!

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!

Top ways to celebrate the Tour of Britain in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

The Tour of Britain wheels into the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week, where Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will race past some of the area’s best-known landmarks. Stage Five of the Tour starts in Aberdare. The route then takes in St Briavels and Tintern, sweeps past Puzzlewood and Speech House, before … Continue reading Top ways to celebrate the Tour of Britain in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Coleford Twinning Association Cycle Challenge

To help local residents to get into the spirit of the Tour of Britain cycle race which is set to come through the Forest of Dean on September 8th, Coleford’s Deputy Mayor Nick Penny has launched a 1350 mile cycle challenge to coincide with the On Your Bike festival taking place over the coming month. … Continue reading Coleford Twinning Association Cycle Challenge

The Forest of Dean opens its doors and reveals some of its secrets….

Heritage Open Days returns to the Forest (September 8th-11th) with a host of free and fascinating celebrations of our unique heritage. Heritage Open Days is the UK’s biggest heritage festival involving 40,000 volunteers. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture, environment and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences. … Continue reading The Forest of Dean opens its doors and reveals some of its secrets….

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

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

Forest men of iron and steel

In the first half of the eighteenth century significant developments in the production of iron and steel took place in the Forest of Dean, the work of father and son metallurgists, David and Robert Mushet. Local artist Tom Cousins has celebrated these early industrialists with a mural on a blank wall in Coleford close to … Continue reading Forest men of iron and steel