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‘Peterloo’ update Savoy theatre Monmouth from 23rd November



Update on ‘Peterloo’  Mike Leigh’s new film about the event in Manchester 16th August 1819 – what began as a peaceful protest pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s field and turned into one pf the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history when government forces charged into the crowds of protesters… People  were protesting because […]

Did You Know ?- Shop local- really does make a difference



As the debate about which supermarkets will next control our high streets takes the headlines We should not forget what each new invader means to our  local economy…. Cheaper does not always mean better or fairer or healthier   Whether it is new  stores or bigger vans -it does not benefit us in the long […]

A conversation with Andrew Taylor



  Reading the Forest and the Forest of Dean Local History Society are delighted to present an evening with Coleford writer Andrew Taylor, author of the best-selling Ashes of London, on writing a historical novel. Fri 23 March 7.30 pm Coleford Baptist Hall.  All welcome! See attached poster for details. Writing Historical Fiction POSTER

John Hegley returns…to Festival of WORDS Sat 7th July



The tenth year of Coleford Festival of Words welcomes back poet/ humourologist  John Hegley appearing on Saturday 7th July….more details soon ..festival dates 2nd-8th July….

Coleford Festival of Words 2018



Book it in now – Monday 2nd July to Sunday 8th July Planning is well underway – and it’s our Tenth Anniversary, so guess what the theme is?  Ten! It should be another packed week, with all kinds of explorations into the world of words. There’ll be another quiz, another writing competition (underway – and […]

Last Thurs Foodbank Benefit Custard Ceili 28th Dec



A cèilidh (if you visit.Wikipedia) is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering. In its most basic form, it simply means a social…. A Last Thurs Benefit for The Forest Foodbank The Custard Band Ceili Thursday 28th December     announces the space heel to toe, finger turns and the inevitable inner fish dance that emerge […]

Coleford Festival of Words Ideas for 2018 -5pm Coleford Library Tues 12th Sept



                            Etherington Brother zooms into comic ether in Coleford Library…… Part of the Coleford Festival of Words Childrens programme presented in partnership with  the Art of Libraries. If you have any ideas for next years festival which will be no 10  come […]

New ideas/feedback for Coleford Festival of Words



A moment from ‘800 Years and Counting’ a play about the continuing history of the Forest Charter at Hopewell Colliery- look out for further performances…and below in Coleford Baptist Hall writer performer Hollie McNish shares her take on growing up…   As the archive bulges with the addition of this years Coleford Festival of Words […]

Today – HOPEWELL COLLIERY 2 PM – 5PM



A packed Forest programme, with Berry Hill silver band, Six-Foot Way folk band, theatre, stalls, Keith Morgan, Max and more…. And a gorgeous day for it!

Another day at the Festival



A series of moments in the day including Coleford Readers group,Lydbrook Youth Theatre, Book quiz at the Angel and Creative gathering at le Petit Hibou led by Mollie Meager (thanks to Carolyn Black for  photo) lovely meetings of minds and ideas at all of them.. today thurs Reading from Poets in Progress led by Vicky […]