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Last Thursday 31st January ‘ Bollywood Dance Postponed Appologies….

we have to cancel due to threatened Snow                            LAST THURSDAY 31st January 2019 7-30pm                                             Invites you to an evening 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 […]

New Mike Leigh film Peterloo comes close but not here……?

Ok  Monmouth is not far but why are our two independent cinemas in the Forest not sure if they are going to screen Mike Leigh’s new film about the struggles to win the vote for women whilst Savoy cinema in Monmouth has dates and times already advertised? ” We don’t really get an audience for […]

Last Thursday Mumbo Jumbo 29th November

                    MUMBO JUMBO Oliver Carpenter, Chris Lomas and Phil Bond – aka Mumbo-Jumbo – deliver eclectic, acoustic close harmony, multi instrumental piano led music, intimate and entertaining interaction with audiences and bring the fun back into live performance. Twice shortlisted in the British Blues Awards, but it’s not really blues! CHECK […]

‘Shadows of Winter’ Saturday December 1st Coleford

Plans are moving ahead for this years Christmas Celebration in Coleford taking the theme of ‘Shadows of Winter’ You are invited to come along make a shadow theatre and bring a story to tell     There will be sessions in local schools and the library during November  and on Saturday 1st of December there […]


THURSDAY  25th  October 7-30 Paprika   AN EVENING OF BALKAN MUSIC  EVERGREEN HALL BROADWELL GL16 7BN  Paprika is the UK’s leading Balkan band whose line-up consists of two accordions, guitar, and percussion with regular guest members on violin and bass. This electrifying group fuses Eastern European, Balkan,,Gypsy and Classical music in a whirlwind performance of frenzied virtuosity. Fiery melodies and foot-tapping rhythms interspersed with […]

‘Ten’ Shortlisted Writers at Festival of Words

Festival of Words shortlisted writers at the Coleford Baptist Hall. Each writer based their entry on the theme of ‘Ten’  and performed their work last night-  which you can read here The three winners will be selected by  Coleford Author Andrew Taylor  and will be read on Saturday 7th July 7pm presented by Baroness Jan […]

Prized Novelist Katie Fforde returns to Coleford Festival of Words 2018- Wed 4th July

Katie Fforde- author of 30 +- novels ‘I first became a writer because my mother gave me a writing kit. I’d been talking about wanting to write for years, but thought because I had three children, a dog, two cats and a husband who was away at sea a lot of the time, I wouldn’t […]

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 John Hegley- NEW AND  SELECTED POTATOES a humourologist, touted as comic laureate –he, of stories […]

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 – lots and lots happening! See you there. CFOW Programme 2018