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The full programme and booking information is now live on the website, together with a downloadable version. Printed programmes will be available in your local library and other venues around the Forest. 

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John Hegley ‘Comic genius’ SATURDAY 7TH JULY at Festival of Words 2018

It’s a times table remembering -2 fives, 3 threes plus one. The thinking falls into place as you make your way through this years programme for the Coleford Festival of Words …. Saturday 7th July 8pm Coleford Baptist Hall 8pm…

Tenth Coleford Festival of Words – programme now available

The full Festival programme and booking information is now available on the website.  Printed copies will be distributed throughout the Forest and beyond over the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, here’s a downloadable version to browse at your leisure –…

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Drawing Maps in Broadwell this Sunday 5th June

Coleford Festival of Words 2016 is exploring a small community,gathering things toward a temporary museum with the support of the Foresters Forest Project to tell the story of the Forest of Dean This photograph is a landmark that becomes the…

Broadwell an Incomplete History….Sunday 10th July

An exhibition of photographs past, present and the memories or stories they recall Friday 1st July is ‘Broadwell Day’ when people of all ages are asked to write a diary We will make films share stories, drink tea, maybe sing,dance,…

ADDING WORDS TO A WALK Saturday 16th April 10am

Making a Storywalk based in Coleford – Sat 16th April 10am Coleford Library all welcome We shall be walking and talking to create a walk fro the Wye Valley River Festival which visits Coleford On Thursday 12th May Tracing the…


Coleford Festival of Words- on tour

Coleford Festival of Words- taking a different tack this year from the usual week long programme- there have been a range of smaller scale community events over the last few months. In July the Festival ran a series of workshop…