Thumbnail 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…


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 –…


Last Thursday 31st May SPOKEN WORD EVENT now includes POET performer DEANNA RODGER

  Last Thursday 31st May 7-30pm Evergreen Hall Broadwell GL16 7BN Deanna Rodger has been integral to the progression of performance poetry and spoken word in the U.K, especially in London where she has made a name for herself as part…


Jazz n Blues Last Thursday 28th June Old Malthouse Jazz Band

Last Thursday 28th June 7-30pm The Old Malt House Jazz Band are a swing and jazz collective based between Bristol and beyond. Formed from a large pool of regular’s on the British and International jazz scene, The core of the…


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….


Thumbnail Jan 25th Last Thursday Kathryn Roberts/Sean Lakeman

KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013 With their landmark 5th album, ‘Personae’, husband and wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman introduce us to a host of new characters…


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    …


NO ANGEL stars at Last Thursday 30th November

                                       Last Thursday at the Evergreen Hall Broadwell GL16 7BN                        …


Thumbnail Coleford Lantern Festival Sat 2nd December- workshops starting soon….

‘Things in the Sky’ is the theme that will be shaping the Coleford Lantern Festival toward the Event on Saturday 2nd December and you can join in to design and make a lantern. There is a programme of workshops in…