Category: News and Stories

  • These strange times- Make a record to share

    Whats going on for you? Are you keeping a record ? Photos Diary story songs ……………………….send them in   and we will share them on this site…….  

  • Last Thursday Special Friday 27th December

    Last Thursday Special Friday 27th December

                             An evening of Cabaret         Evergreen Hall Boadwell GL16 7BN Friday 27th December 7:30pm Music, comedy, dance, leeks & cabbages, poetry, song, open mic.. Custard Band & Friends Forest Bard Maggie Clutterbuck Story teller Darren  Hoskins To support the Forest […]

  • Re. Application to build 8 poultry sheds housing 350,00 chickens in Clearwell.

    Hi Please write to the council> Re. Application to build 8 poultry sheds housing 350,00 chickens in Clearwell. To register an objection, you will need the planning application number to do this online. It’s FODDC Planning P1191/18/FUL. Newland Parish Council and local residents have been fighting this since 2015. Briefly, to give you some of […]

  • Severn tolls removed Mon Dec 17th – Who Pays for The bridges Now?

    Moving into the unknown? the Severn toll booths disappear are we entering a new era? The Prince of Wales Bridge will close westbound on the penultimate weekend before Christmas to remove the M4 toll booths as the bridge goes toll free. The renamed Second Severn Crossing will shut westbound on Friday, 14 December at 20:00 GMT […]

  • ‘Ten’ writing competition winners revealed!

    This evening Jan Royall announced the three winners of the competition, as judged by best-selling author and Coleford resident Andrew Taylor. Our congratulations go to  Rebecca Klassen (3rd) with The Last Kid, Toni Wilde (runner up) with Mad about Potatoes and the winner, Julia Bohanna with Mudlarker’s End. Congratulations again to all our shortlist – […]

  • 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 […]

  • GRand Dad Rants…. Comic Moments at Festival of words

    So as an avid reader I would grab a copy of the Beano and rush through the stories barely waiting to read the captions stories jokes underneath Desperate Dan- (much later that was a great joke in  Alan Bleasdale’s Boys from the Blackstuff) Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, lots of training for tongue twisters and […]

  • 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 […]