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!

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Prompt Action Saves Barn Owl

A local Llangrove couple were concerned that the barn owl that they found was near to death, but their prompt action saved its life. Edward and Marian Drzymalski discovered the barn owl lying in the grass in a field adjoining Thatch Close, their bed and breakfast and holiday cottages in Llangrove, between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. “We … Continue reading Prompt Action Saves Barn Owl

Michelin-Starred The Whitebrook chef Chris Harrod to demo at Abergavenny Food Festival

Plenty to look forward to at the ultimate food festival 17th & 18th September Chris Harrod, chef patron at the Michelin starred The Whitebrook in the Wye Valley, will be making his third appearance at the AbergavennyFood Festival with a demo on Sunday 18th September from 11-11.45am. Now in its 18th year, this is one of the leading food festivals in the UK, with over … Continue reading Michelin-Starred The Whitebrook chef Chris Harrod to demo at Abergavenny Food Festival

Outdoor Theatre at its best in the Wye Valley

What better location for Shakespeare’s classic comedy than the hilltop village of Penallt, just south of Monmouth. An hilarious early evening performance in the arena at Babington Meadow is a wonderful wind-down opportunity with a glass of something on a Friday night – just about midsummer! Gloucester-based touring company, Rain or Shine are regular and … Continue reading Outdoor Theatre at its best in the Wye Valley

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

HENRY V AND AGINCOURT

A special illustrated talk by Juliet Barker on the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt Sunday 25 October, 3pm, Shire Hall, Monmouth It was the most famous victory of the middle ages. On 25th October 1415, despite being outnumbered, out-classed and out-manoeuvred, Henry V’s little band of brothers defied all the odds to inflict … Continue reading HENRY V AND AGINCOURT

Monmouthshire Vineyard Tour

Join Forest of Dean and Wye Valley for a really special guided vineyard tour on Saturday the 23rd of May to kick off Welsh Wine Week. The tour includes a visit to two award winning Vineyards in Monmouthshire: Ancre Hill Estates near Monmouth and White Castle Vineyard near Abergavenny. Visitors will first visit Ancre Hill Estates which is a bio dynamic vineyard … Continue reading Monmouthshire Vineyard Tour

Welcome to the First Wye Valley River Festival!

An exciting opportunity to celebrate nature, culture, landscape and life along the River Wye. Like the nature of the river, events flow downstream starting from Hereford ending in Chepstow as communities contribute to the lively and thought-provoking programme. FESTIVAL EVENTS: 3 May - Hereford: River Carnival taking place besides & actually on the Wye 4 … Continue reading Welcome to the First Wye Valley River Festival!

Wales: the weird, the wonderful and the worthy.

Griff Rhys Jones has wandered off and beyond the typical Welsh tourist track, searching the ‘land of his aunties’ for the Welsh part of him that he has always felt. As he explores the hidden treasures and the eccentric characters all of which make this beautiful country so unique, he wonders whether he is insufficiently … Continue reading Wales: the weird, the wonderful and the worthy.

The Sunday Times has voted Monmouth as one of the Best Places to Live in the UK!

With the charms of the country mixed with the friendly bustle of a town, there are many reasons why our dear Monmouth made it to number 3 in the prestigious list last week. Here are few facts why our town is so special:  1. Benefits of border life Monmouth truly has the best of both worlds; … Continue reading The Sunday Times has voted Monmouth as one of the Best Places to Live in the UK!