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What’s on today – Wed 4 July



Author Sarah Franklin at Bream Library talks about her Forest-inspired novel, Shelter, set here during WW2 – a beautiful romance in and with trees – cake too!  4pm       Le Petit Hibou, Coleford hosts ‘An owls nest in poetry, story and film’ at 7 pm wth Mollie Meager, Jane Spray and friends… And […]

What’s on today – Tues 3rd July



Rollercoaster in the Coleford Town Council offices at 2 pm – Ten…what? Drama and mystery with PIPs and The Bardic Arms at the Dog House, Coleford  6.30 pm for 7 Or join Taste n Tales at 7.30 pm in Coleford Library for birthdays around the world …   And for the kids – Kev F’s […]

Ticket date error for Fiona Stafford – purchased through Tourist Office only



With our apologies – those people who have bought tickets for this event through the Coleford Tourist Office please note that the ticket – incorrectly – says Thurs 5 July. The event is of course Friday 6 July at 5.30 pm.  Eventbrite tickets are correct!  

What’s on today – Monday 2nd July



The Big Launch at 5.30 pm at Coleford Baptist Hall, hosted by Radio Gloucestershire’s Jo Durrant who will tell us who our competition shortlisted authors are… come and listen to them read – there’s poetry and prose and tears and laughs – all lovely!  The online anthology will be out first thing Tues… Then there’s […]

A walk in the woods – with an expert…



Don’t forget our ramble through ancient trees around and about The Speech House on Friday 6 July with Forest Verderer and ancient tree expert Ian Standing. About an hour, easy going, starting at the Arboretum (Speech House Road entrance) at 4 pm. Free! Just turn up… Then on to Hopewell Colliery Cafe for ‘Tea and […]

Festival of Words rolls on…



The Festival launched Monday with Jo Durrant of Radio Gloucestershire hosting our writing competition shortlist as they read their entries – great pieces to inspire and relax and make you laugh…. Followed by a full on week – A Night at the Bardic Arms at the Dog House and birthdays around the world on Tuesday; […]

Blue Peter award winning author Andy Seed at the Festival



  Family fun, puzzles, games, riddles and jokes with Andy Seed on Saturday 7 July 5.30 pm – tickets here !

Want to write (even better)? Don’t miss our writers’ day school….



Saturday 7 July 10 am to 4 pm at the Main Place, Coleford – meet other writers, learn from those who have been there before, share your own learnings …. we all have stories to tell!! and not just the ones we write about…)  £15 for the day, including lunch and refreshments Book via the […]

Fiona Stafford and Radio 3’s Into The Forest season



Listen here for a taste of what we can expect when Fiona Stafford, author of The Long, Long Life of Trees, visits the Festival on Friday 6 July. Start with a ramble among ancient trees with Forest Verderer Ian Standing, leaving from the Arboretum carpark (Speech House Road) at 4 pm, then on for cream tea […]

A week (and a day) to go!



The weather promises to hold ….  all kinds of good things happening … the Big Reveal of the ‘Ten’ writing competition shortlisted authors happening Mon 2nd at Coleford Baptist Hall, hosted by Jo Durrant of BBC Radio Gloucestershire … the Quiz – get your table booked at the Coleford Tourist Info Office … followed by […]