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Thumbnail Poets and pirates at Taurus

Our thanks to Taurus for sharing their midsummer song festival with us today. We enjoyed Maggie Clutterbuck sharing Full Circle and some even newer material, PIPs with a range of poems – here’s Vicky Hampton reading to us – pirate…


Thumbnail Mindsong joins the Festival of Words

The Festival is thrilled to have mindsong join the Festival with poetry readings between songs on Friday 6th July at The Elms, Staunton. Mindsong is a charity working mainly in Gloucestershire providing a range of services for people living with mid to late-stage…


Thumbnail ‘Ten’ writing competition shortlist announced!

Congratulations to the ten authors shortlisted for our Ten writing competition – the judges were thrilled with the standard and the wide range of interpretations but after considerable pondering, the following were selected: (as Andrew Taylor is currently judging the…


Thumbnail A taste of the Festival at Taurus Crafts Sun 17th June

The Festival is joining in Taurus Crafts’ midsummer song festival on the 17th June, 11 am – 4 pm. Local poet and Forest Bard Maggie Clutterbuck shares her new work, Full Circle – engaging and lively poetry from the Forest’s Poets in…


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 –…