Wye Valley River Festival 2018

  Put the dates in your diary! The Wye Valley River Festival is back in 2018, bigger and better than ever. From 5th - 20th May it will be flowing through the riverside towns and villages of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as artists and communities celebrate the river and its wonderful … Continue reading Wye Valley River Festival 2018

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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!

MonDean Walking Festival

Now that Autumn has arrived what can  we do during these days which are going to slip gently into Winter? Perhaps the MonDean Walking Festival, 1 - 9th October  2017, can offer you some fresh ideas. Our website www.walkinginmonmouthshire.org covers the area of Monmouthshire and the Forest of Dean and sets out the walks we have on offer over … Continue reading MonDean Walking Festival

Chepstow Wye Bridge Bicentenary

The celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Chepstow Iron bridge. Sunday, 24 July 2016 1 PM start. There's a big birthday party in Chepstow and everyone's invited. 200 years ago in 1816 on 24 July to the minute of 1 PM a procession left Beaufort square in Chepstow to celebrate the opening of the … Continue reading Chepstow Wye Bridge Bicentenary

Chepstow Festival Fringe – A mini Frankenstein Fest!

Chepstow Festival Fringe! – A mini Frankenstein Fest – to mark the anniversary of a remarkable night 200 years ago, June 16 2016 when the spark was ignited that created one of the most iconic horror stories of them all… 5 Nights of events at Chepstow Drill Hall organised by Chepstow Museum With the celebrations … Continue reading Chepstow Festival Fringe – A mini Frankenstein Fest!

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

Best Places to Watch the #SolarEclipse

The first solar eclipse visible from the mainland UK is coming on 20th March. The sun will begin being covered around 8:30am, and will be mostly covered until 10:30. Here are three of our suggestions for viewing: Cider Orchard Yurt - A yurt set up for glamping for two. Set in a secluded area to … Continue reading Best Places to Watch the #SolarEclipse

#StDavidsDay – Why We Love #Wales in #DeanWye

St. David's Day is drawing near, a time where we celebrate all things Welsh. Children don traditional costume, parades line the streets, and daffodil sales go up. It's just another reason to love the beautiful country of Wales! What else do we love about Wales? Take a look: 1. The landscapes - Rolling green fields, mountains, forests. … Continue reading #StDavidsDay – Why We Love #Wales in #DeanWye

Felt Good at Tintern Abbey

The major exhibition at Chepstow Museum in 2014, Sites of Inspiration, Tintern Abbey, in turn provided the inspiration for some impressive pieces of work. As well as drawings and paintings, prints, poetry and documentary film making, digital art, tiles and textiles were created at workshops and sessions run in association with the exhibition. These are … Continue reading Felt Good at Tintern Abbey