‘Nina’ comes to Broadwell Thurs 23rd Feb
APPHIA CAMPBELL brings her one woman show ‘Black is the Color’ to the Last Thursday event in the Evergreen Hall Broadwell (GL16 7BN) on 23rd February 7-30pm. The show traces the life and music of the uniquely talented NINA SIMONE and has toured the world, and many festivals including Edinburgh & Brighton so now […]
There are times you have to SPEAK OUT
what ever ways through endless chains of fingers clicking on keyboards or spanish beats of song writers preparing words to chant and sing of artists creating flags and banners of taking steps out into the world, shouting out the windows waving and cheering and remembering those who marched before us and sharing with our children […]
Frack off gathers the ghosts to scare the threats to our Forest
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We still believe in each other….Hope no Hate
We still believe in each other A short time ago, after a campaign tainted with racism and anti-immigrant rhetoric, it was formally announced that Britain had voted to leave the European Union. This is a seismic moment for our country and indeed Europe. I worry that there is a real danger that the bitterly-fought […]
Refugees Welcome to the Forest of Dean
Garas (Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) has been commissioned by Forest of Dean district council to assist with the resettlement of Syrian refugees in and around the Forest. We are looking for individuals who may have some spare time to assist with the delivery of this project. If you feel you may be […]
Rory McLeod and the Familiar Strangers Thurs 26th May
Last Thursday welcomes Rory McLeod and his band The Familiar Strangers to the Evergreen Hall on Thursday 26th May part of a UK tour that begins in Dundee and wends its way to Towersey Folk Festival in August the band are celebrating the arrival of their new CD ‘The Glee and the Spark’ With […]
Yorkley Court – Local Food Hub Not welcome?
The tracks of a JCB used to destroy the temporary homes of members of Yorkley Court Farm in the same week their establishment of the Forest Food Hub was Nominated for its achievements by BBC Food Programme. The last few years saw a contented growing community producing local food on previously neglected land. latest […]
Art Postcards raise more than £600 to support refugees
Artists in the Forest of Dean responding to the plight of refugees have raised more than £600 in an auction of original postcards. the money will be used to support the refugee camps in Calais. Do what you can “an act of kindness is never a wasted act”
As the shadow of war gains a grip….
“Home” by Warsan Shire S no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well your neighbors running faster than you breath bloody in their throats the boy you went to school with who kissed you dizzy behind […]
Christmas Eve in Coleford 2014- A Moment of Peace
Coleford Town Council event to commemorate Christmas Eve 1914. Click below to listen to a recording of the event.