What’s On this Week in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 13 – 19th Aug 2018

Here are the events and activities taking place in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week. If you're looking for summer fun, excitement, tours or music, you'll find them here in the #DeanWye region. If you can’t make it this week, have a look at our What’s On page for ideas for next time. BANDS IN THE … Continue reading What’s On this Week in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 13 – 19th Aug 2018

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What’s On this week in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 23 – 29 July 2018

Here are the events and activities taking place in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week. However hot it may be, or whatever the time of year, you'll find something to do in the #DeanWye region. If you can’t make it this week, have a look at our What’s On page for ideas for next time. DYNAMIC … Continue reading What’s On this week in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 23 – 29 July 2018

What’s On this week in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 9 – 15 July 2018

Here are the events and activities taking place in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week - it's hot but there's plenty to enjoy! Whatever the weather may be, and whatever the time of year, you'll find something to do in the #DeanWye region. If you can’t make it this week, have a look at … Continue reading What’s On this week in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 9 – 15 July 2018

Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week: 25 – 29 Jun 2018

Here are the events and activities taking place in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this beautifully warm and sunny week! Whatever the weather may be, and whatever the time of year, you'll find something to do in the #DeanWye region. If you can’t make it this week, have a look at our What’s On page for ideas … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week: 25 – 29 Jun 2018

Top 25 Great Experiences in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Find amazing experiences in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean!  If you would like more ideas of what you can do all year round in the DeanWye have a look at our website   Hilltop Birds of Prey Hilltop Birds of Prey offers an affordable, no hassle, falconry experience, using predatory birds both indigenous … Continue reading Top 25 Great Experiences in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week: 7-13th August 2017

School Holidays are with us so have a look at some of the many reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week, including activities for kids, exhibitions, art, and cookery school! Whatever the weather may be, you'll find something to do in the #DeanWye area. If you can’t make it this … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week: 7-13th August 2017

Summer of Family Fun in the DeanWye!

We have so much to offer here in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean for family days out, or longer holidays, in this very special England/Wales border region that is the #DeanWye. You can find everything we offer on our See and Do page, but here are 20 Family Fun Activities for you to … Continue reading Summer of Family Fun in the DeanWye!

Summer Of Sound

The ‘Town Of Music’ Ross On Wye is getting ready to bask in a jam packed Summer Of Sound, with loads of brilliant events planned for the town and surrounding areas. So no matter what your musical palate there will be a tasty treat waiting.

For instance if you like brass bands, there are the regular Sunday afternoon concerts on Ross Bandstand. Take a picnic and enjoy the beautiful river surroundings while listening to a great selection of local bands. This year there’s also ‘Pandemonium Steel Pans’ playing as part of a spectacular ‘Proms in the Park’ event (20th August).

There are plenty of opportunities to hear local choirs …and sing with them!. The Penyard Singers are always ready to welcome new members and St Mary’s Church is offering places on its ‘Come Sing’ event (July 23rd. Book to be a part of it). And if you can’t sing, why not try your hand at bell ringing! (also at St Mary’s).

As usual the annual ‘Ross Country Music Festival’ (9-10th July), now in its 15th year, gives you the chance to jangle your spurs along to some blistering country tunes. You may even end up line dancing!. On the same weekend the Linton Blues Festival rocks up, and as always boasts an impressive line up. This year the Sunday night headliners are Texas bluegrass outfit ‘Hayseed Dixie’. It’s just a pity these two great events clash.

Fast becoming a stock part of the Ross soundscape is ‘Ollie fest’ (25-27th August), organised to honour the memory of Ollie Floyd. Now in its 3rd year, this event is packed full of brilliant groups, as well as having a DJ night and other attractions like fairground rides. What’s more – its FREE.

Then there are other festivals such as the ‘Dubs On The Wye’ at Wilton Sports Centre(16-18th June), which is new this year, and features plenty of music as well as an open air cinema (showing Grease). Another must hear gig is the ‘Down On The Farm’ festival near Abby Dore (11-13th August) which this year is headlined by legends ‘Eddie and the Hotrods’.

Another brand new event this year is the ‘Ross Busking Festival’ (9th September). Organised by Nick Penny, in conjunction with ‘CreateRoss’ and Ross Town Council. This aims to fill the towns streets with all manner of live music, and hopes to be a regular feature which will encourage young talent.

Last but not least, there is of course the local pub music scene, with many of the town’s pubs having regular nights of live music and DJ’s …and don’t forget Jacqueline’s nightclub with its monster silent disco, or The Larruperz Centre with monthly country music nights. To cap it all The King Charles II has started an ‘Open Mic’ night on Tuesdays, giving a great opportunity for budding musicians to get stage time.

All in all the live music scene in and around Ross On Wye, the ‘Town Of Music’ is stronger than ever, so dust off your ears and do some soundbathing this summer.

You can get links to all the shows and festivals planned, as well as info on all manner of other events via the towns dedicated ‘whats on’ website http://www.playross.com

Visit Ross-on-Wye

The ‘Town Of Music’ Ross On Wye is getting ready to bask in a jam packed Summer Of Sound, with loads of brilliant events planned for the town and surrounding areas. So no matter what your musical palate there will be a tasty treat waiting.

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Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean This Week: 19th – 25th June 2017

Wow! It's hot here in the DeanWye this week, so we're glad we can offer both inside and outside activities, depending on whether you are a sun worshipper or not! Enjoy woodland discoveries through art and find hidden creatures in Puzzlewood, improve your health through the Herefordshire Walking Festival or enjoy learning about edible flowers … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean This Week: 19th – 25th June 2017

What’s on this week – summer fun for everyone!

Chepstow Festival Every summer, the Chepstow Festival brings a month of music, theatre and performance to the historic town. This year, there are 11 exciting theatre productions in Chepstow Castle by Britain's top professional touring open-air theatre companies. The festival draws to a close this week with two final performances of Shakespeare. Rain or Shine … Continue reading What’s on this week – summer fun for everyone!