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…


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…


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….


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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…


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    …


Thumbnail 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….


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……


Thumbnail 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!


Thumbnail 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…


Thumbnail Festival of WORDS surfing toward end of the week–lots more to do

Coleford Festival of Words 2017 3-9th July Several days of complete contrast- with the surfing festival goers seeking a bit of shade the end of the week in the Coleford Baptist Hall offers on Thursday 6th at 8pm an audience…