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June 2001


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THEATRE/MUSIC/DANCE
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
1st June 8.30 pm 5 Forest of Dean Folk Club Nancy Kerr and James Fagan The Gatehouse, Old Monnow Bridge, Monmouth Sally Saysell
01291 641369
1st Sat. each month 8 pm - 11 pm Tea, biscuits & raffle included in Adm. Monthly Saturday Night Social Sequence Dance Dancing Dates with Ray and Doreen Robert Pashley Memorial Hall, Walford 01594 861373
Sat. 2nd June 8 pm 8 / 6 Royal Forest of Dean College Theatre Welsh National Opera Brass Consort Formed in 1997, the Welsh National Opera Brass Consort features players from the highly acclaimed Orchestra of Welsh National Opera Five Acres Campus Berry Hill, Coleford 01594 834028
Wed. 6th June 7 pm FREE Royal Forest of Dean College Theatre Margaret Rose Bursary Auditions The Bursary is the Drybrook & District Ladies' Choir tribute to their late conductor Margaret Burford. All candidates will perform two pieces or give samples of their composition/ music technology work followed by a brief interview by the Bursary Committee Memebers. The New recipient will perform alongside last year's recipient at the Bursary Concert on July 21st at Forest Church, Drybrook Five Acres Campus Berry Hill, Coleford 01594 834028
Sat. 9th June 7 pm Causeway Country Music Club Country & Western Evening Pete Brazil Band Causeway Club, Cinderford Sylvia Preece
01594 824517
Tues. 12th June
No Admission charges
Singaround at The Rising Sun 'IM AN' 'ER - Folk - Food - Beer Come along and enjoy a great evening of song and music in a convivial atmosphere. New performers and listeners are always welcome Woolaston Common Barrie & Gill
01594 529230
Tuesdays 8 pm Sequence Dancing Miners Hall Cinderford Mr. D. Jackson
01594 823421
Every Tues Night 8 pm - 10 pm Legion members only Sequence Dance at Royal British Legion Dancing Dates with Ray and Doreen Lydney 01594 861373
Every Thurs. Night 8 pm - 10 pm Tea & Biscuits inc. in admission Sequence Dance Dancing Dates with Ray and Doreen Berry Hill Memorial Institute 01594 861373
Every Fri. Night 8 pm - 10 pm Tea & Biscuits inc. in admission Sequence Dance Dancing Dates with Ray and Doreen Community Hall Littledean 01594 861373
15th June 8.30 pm Forest of Dean Folk Club Singers Night The Gatehouse, Old Monnow Bridge, Monmouth Sally Saysell
01291 641369
3rd Sat every month
8 pm - 11 pm
Please bring own refreshments
Social Sequence Ballroom & Sequence Dance Dancing Dates with Ray and Doreen Bishopswood Hall Kerne Bridge 01594 861373
Sun. 17th June 1pm - 4pm Free Song & Music Session Singers, Musicians, Poets, Storytellers, all welcome Malt Shovel, Ruardean Chris & Bev
01594 542358
Sat. 23rd June 7 pm Causeway Country Music Club Country & Western Evening Dez Walters Band Causeway Club, Cinderford Sylvia Preece
01594 824517
Tues. 26th June
No Admission charges
Singaround at The Rising Sun 'IM AN' 'ER - Folk - Food - Beer Come along and enjoy a great evening of song and music in a convivial atmosphere. New performers and listeners are always welcome Woolaston Common Barrie & Gill
01594 529230
Sat. 30th June 7 pm Causeway Country Music Club Country & Western Evening Texas Gun Causeway Club, Cinderford Sylvia Preece
01594 824517
2nd Wed. in every month
8.30 pm Charges may vary
Newent Folk Club Guest Concerts Kings Arms, Ross Road, Newent David Blick
01531 820687
3rd Friday every month
8pm - 11.45 pm
50/50 Dance Live music & bar Miners Hall, Cinderford Mrs. M. Chadd
01594 826581
Third Sun. in every month
3pm - 5pm
Castiard Dance Group Huntley Village Hall David Blick
01531 820687
Last Wed. in every month
8.30 pm
Newent Folk Club Kings Arms, Ross Road, Newent David Blick
01531 820687
Tues. & Thurs. evening 8 pm - 10 pm & first Sat. each month 8 pm - 11 pm Evergreen Hall, Broadwell Sequence Dancing Harry & Peggy Prior Broadwell 01594 824182
FESTIVALS/FETES/SHOWS
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
23rd June Staunton & Corse Carnival Staunton School (Glos. - Ledbury Rd. A417) Mrs. Morgan 01684 833720
24th June Staunton Country Fayre Staunton Nr. Coleford R. Lane 01594 810259
EXHIBITIONS/MEETINGS
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
1st Thurs. every month 2.30 pm Milkwall/Clearwell & District W.I. Tufthorn Community Centre, Tufthorn Close Nr. Coleford 01594 835866 01594 833969
2nd Tues. every month Wye B's Social Club for over 30's Singles The Greyhound, Lydney Ann 01594 835239
4th Tues. every month Wye B's Social Club for over 30's Singles Angel, Coleford Ann 01594 835239
June 13th Coalway Ladies Group County Air Ambulance Competition - Your most useful First Aid Tip Anne 01594 834402
LECTURES/DEMONSTRATIONS
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
All year round For more info. Please phone Accom. can be arranged Jade Workshop Jewellery Making Courses take place every weekend Each course 2 days - 6 different courses Afternoon & evening classes for local people also available New Road, Blakeney 01594 510519
Open Mons. - Sats. 10 am - 4 pm Thurs. - Fridays till 9 pm Coleford Healing & Relaxation Centre A not for profit organisation Therapies, Workshops, Quiet Areas, Specialist Shops. Coleford 01594 837733
15th - 17th June Coleford Healing & Relaxation Centre Holding a very important part in Coleford is the Healing Centre which is the force behind "Your Life Your Choice Natural Health Show" Featuring live music during the day & at an evening concert, African Drumming, adult & child workshops, exhibitors of natural health products or join in therapy taster sessions. Weekend workshops arre also on offer: Free Your Voice, Learn Indian Head Massage & story telling. Light food & refreshments & creche facilities Coleford 01594 837733
Tuesdays - 10 am - 4 pm Coleford Healing & Relaxation Centre Coleford Drop -In Day - Healing, Reflexology, Auriculara Therapy (Acupuncture) and Theraputic Massage. Information on event, classes and courses. Library to browse. Coleford 01594 837733
Thursdays 7 pm - 9 pm 5 Coleford Healing & Relaxation Centre Coleford Evening Drop-in Healing Staffed by registered healers, offers healing & support for the public, healers & therapists too. Coleford 01594 837733
Tuesdays 7.30 pm - 9 pm Coleford Healing & Relaxation Centre Yoga Classes - Pauline Masters Coleford 01594 837733 or 01594 834577
24th June Dean Heritage Museum Midsummer Herbal Event - Local Herbalist & author Christopher Robbins leads another day exploring the uses & availability of herbs. Stalls, walks, consultations and more Soudley, Nr. Cinderford 01594 822170
INDOOR EVENTS
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
Fridays 10.15am - 11.30am W.I. Country Market Home Cooking, Vegetables, Plants, Jams, Chutneys etc. Coleford Community Centre Mrs. M. Wiggins 01594 833762
3rd Thursday of every month 2pm U3A Meeting Lydney Rugby Club, Regent Street, Barbara Hancock 01594 834895
Last Wed. every 7.30 pm Gloucestershire Family History Society Bream Community Centre 01594 826427
Sat. June 23rd 15 per person 7.00 pm Tickets in advance only Forest Enterprise Come tickle your taste buds as Beechenhurst welcomes you to a gourmet evening of locally produced food cooked to perfection. The first in the series. Please bring your own drink Beechenhurst Lodge booking from 1 month in advance 01594 833057
OUTDOOR EVENTS
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
Sat. 2nd June FoD Local History Society Visit to Highnam Court & Highnam Church Highnam 01594 824321
Wed. June 6th Starts 12.30 pm to 2pm Orienteering with North Glos. Orienteering Club Bixslade M/Ref. SO 608116 Gill Stott 01291 689471
Sat. 16th June Glos. Wildlife Trust - Wildlife Events Watching in the Slad Valley with badger expert Tony Dean. You have to be very quiet to see these very shy animals. Slad Valley Ginny James
Sat. 16th June 2.50 Adult, 1 child (must be acc'd. by adult) Tickets in advance only Forest Enterprise Nightjarring Spend an evening in the company of these amazing nocturnal birds Time & Location on booking 01594 833057
Sun. 17th June 2 pm Teddy Bears Picnic Abbey Mill, Tintern 01291 689228
Fri. 29th June 9.30 pm 2.50 adult, 1 child Booking from 1 mth. in advance Forest Enterprise Gorsty's Glow Worms A natural nocturnal lighting display provided by Gorsty's Glow Worms. Join us to discover more about these illuminating invertebrates Location on booking 01594 833057
Sat. 30th June Orienteering with North Glos. Orienteering Club. New Members Day - details please contact Parkend M/Ref. SO 608079 Dave Hartley 01452 863805
GARDENS/CLUBS
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
June 10th, 11th, 17th 18th
1 pm - 5 pm Adm 2 Chd free
National Gardens Scheme Willow Lodge, Nr. Longhope Plantsmans garden with unuusual and rare plants and colour themed herbaceous borders and shrubs. Alpine walk, stream an pools, Greenhouses, organic veg. garden, young arboretum On A40 between May Hill & Longhope John & Sheila Wood 01452 831211
12th June Mitcheldean & Abenhall Gardening Club Garden Visit The Red House, Staunton Staunton Annie Frost 01594 544622
June Visits welcome by appointment only Adm 1.50 chd free parking limited The National Garden Scheme Vine Tree Cottage, Scowles Approx half acre divided into areas by stone walls. Surrounded by trees. Spring flowers, shrubs & herbaceous borders in summer, hellebores in winter 2m from Coleford on Staunton Rd., access lane is narrow but can take minibuses Mr & Mrs M.T. Hale 01594 833870
11 am - 6 pm Suns, Weds, Bank Hol. Mondays 25th Mar - 3rd June, Also daily, Sun 27th May to Fri. 1st June Adm. 3, Weds 2 children 50p - dogs on leads Lydney Park Spring Gardens and Roman Temple Site Set in beautiful countryside. Fine formal gardens around the mansion. Spring gardens situated in secluded, wooded valley with lakes providing a profusion of flowering shrubs Lydney Park, Lydney 01594 845497
June 3rd, 5th, 17th, & 19th 2 pm - 5 pm Adm. 1.50 - Acc'd. child free National Gardens Scheme Cinderdine Cottage Garden Country Garden for all seasons. Unusual snowdrop collection ; hellebores, pulmonarias & other spring flowering plants Off main B4215 Newent to Ledbury Road on right of lane signposted Ryton/ Ketford - look for signs John & Daphne Chappell 01531 890265
Sun. 3rd June 2 pm - 6 pm Adm 1.5 Chd free The National Gardesn Scheme The Red House, Staunton Split level 2 acre organic & wildlife garden herbaceous borders, ponds, gravel garden and terrace also flower meadow Pillows Green. On A417 from Staunton X roads half mile off B4208 Mr & Mrs W. K. Turner 01452 840505
Sun. 3rd June 11 am - 5 pm Adm 2.50 Chd free National Gardens Scheme Highnam Court 25 acres of Victorian landscaped gardens surrounding Grade 1 house (not open) Lakes, shrubberies and listed Pulhamite water gardens with grottos & fernery Highnam Leave Glos. on A40 towards Ross on Wye. DO NOT take Newent turning but proceed to Highnam roundabout. Take R exit for Highnam Court entrance directly off roundabout Roger Head
Tues. 5th, Thurs 21st, Tues. 26th June Adm 1.50 Chd free National Gardens Scheme Kestral Cottage pretty half timbered cottage - not open Mixed & herbaceous borders, unusual plants, pond, stone troughs & small alpine beds. Teas on Sundays at Pauntley Village Hall. Brand Green From Glos. take A40 W. 3.4 m, turn R signed Hartpury & Upleadon. Proceed 2.8m, go over X rds after 1.2m Park at Pauntley Village Hall Jo & Mike Howe
01531 821055

6th, 13th, 20th June
1 pm - 5 pm

3rd, 10th, 24th June
2 pm - 6 pm

Adm. 1.50 Chd. free Mon. 11th June 7.15 pm start

National Gardens Scheme Green Cottage, Lydney Planted for seasonal interest and wildlife Mature trees, stream & bog garden with ferns & hellebores. Cottage garden, Rare Victorian & Edwardian cultivars. Severnside Flower Club Mrs. Katherine Lee, Pershore - Day Dreamer App. Lydney from Glos. keep to A48 thru Lydney leaving Lydney turn R into narrow lane delimit sign. Garden 1st Right Lydney Town Hall Mr & Mrs F Baber 01594 843209
Mon. 11th June 7.00 pm Staunton & District Gardening Club Visit Trostrey Lodge Bettws Newydd - Mr & Mrs Pemberton Trostrey Lodge Bettws Newydd Kath Tye 01594 836147
Tues. 12th June Bream Horticultural Society Garden visit to Vine Tree Cottage, Scowles, Coleford. Limited Parking car share if pos. Vine Tree Cottage, Scowles Mike Herbert 01594 564630
Bank Hol. Mon. 28th May, Suns, 17th June, 15th July, 5th Aug.
(2pm - 6pm) By appt. weekends, May, June, July please phone Teas. Adm. 1.50 Child Free (ACNO to Downs Syndrome Assn.)
The National Gardens Scheme The Bungalow, Nr. Newent Featured in The English Garden as 'Elements fo Surprise' this half acre garden incl. several unusual water and architectural features, sitting areas herbaceous & wildflowers, herbs & fruit, Landscape with fine views over Malverns Birches Lane of B4215, half way between Newent and Dymock signposted Botloes Green & Pool Hill First on left on edge of Three Choirs Vineyard, Park in Vineyard 01531 821640
Sun. 17th June
Adm 1.50 chd free
The National Garden Scheme Millend House, Nr. Coleford 2 acre hillside garden contains many unusual herbaceous plants & shrubs Scree & fern beds, gazebo, ornamental pond, small veg. & soft fruit garden. One & a halfm SW of Coleford on Newland rd., from centre of Coleford clocktower signposted, Newland Mr & Mrs J. D'A Tremlett 01594 832128
Sun. 17th, 24th June Thurs 28th June Adm 1.50 chd free 2pm - 5 pm The National Garden Scheme Sunningdale, nr Westbury on Severn Behold a bungalow built in a boskage of Banksian rose and buddliea. Borders balancing beauty with blandness. Turn off A48 in Chaxhill OS SO 727.164. 3/4 acres Mr. J. Mann Taylor
Thurs. 21st June 2 pm - 6 pm Adm 2 chd free Part suitable for wheelchairs National Gardens Scheme Hillfield, Corse Pretty 1 acre garden in process or re-development, planned for year round interest. Mature trees, shrub and bulbs, mixed borders, roses, water features, Large veg. garden 8m NW of Glos. off A417 approx. 1m after Corse boundary turn L, signed Upleadon & Newent (Orridge Street) garden 3/4 m on R. Leila & David Dawson
Sun. 24th June Bream Horticultural Society RHS Wisley Gardens Surrey Mike Herbert 01594 564630
Sun. 24th June Adm 1 National Garden Scheme Threeways, Brockweir 2 acres with unusual shrubs and trees Small woodland area bog garden and stream, Extensive views From A466 Chepstow to Monmouth Rd. cross River Wye to Brockweir half mile up hill take L for Coldharbour Gwen & Lorrie Williams 01291 689686
Sun. 24th June Staunton & District Gardening Club Stall at Staunton Country Fayre Staunton Kath Tye 01594 836147
WALKS
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
Sun. June 3rd 10 am 10 miles GR 559065 Ramblers Association Forest of Dean Group Walk Hewelsfield, Woolaston Woodside, Clanna, Bream Tufts and St Briavels A moderate walk, but with some climbs NO DOGS PLEASE Meet at St Briavels Castle (YHA), park on site or in local roads Fred & Sheila
01594 842513
Tues. 5th June 6.30 pm GR SO 710215 Glos. Wildlife Trust - Wildlife Events "Orchids in the Orchard" - A meadow walk by kind invitation of Mr & Mrs A. Butler. Cars may be parked at the Glasshouse Pub May Hill, bar meals available. Good shoes advised. May Hill 01452 383333
Thurs. 7th June 7 pm 2 hours GR 605168 Ramblers Association Forest of Dean Group Walk Moon Woods and the Pludds. This is a strenuous but short ramble with lovely views. Return to pub for a drink/food Meet at Royal Springs Pub Lower Lydbrook Sheila J 01594 841371
Sun. 10th June 10.00 am GR: 667268 7 miles Windcross Walks 2001 Woods, fields and lakes Linton Wood Alison Chalmers 01989 780513
Sun. 17th June 2.30 pm Forest of Dean Local History Society' 'Walk around Newnham on Severn' Meet at Car Park by river 01594 824321
Sun. 17th June 10 am 3 or 6 mile loops GR 663116 Ramblers Association Forest of Dean Group This is the Groups National Weekend of Walks Event. Walk Blaize Bailey, Foundry Wood, 3 mile route returns to car park or or 6 mile loop continues on to Staple Edge and back to Soudley. Moderate going with some climbs. Meet at Soudley Ponds car park off the Soudley to Littledean Road Jean & Ken 01594 510074
Weds. 20th June 7.15pm 2 hours GR 704164 Ramblers Association Forest of Dean Group Walk Nottwood Hill, The Slad, Huntley Hill, Woodend Farm, The Races & Ley Park Meet at Blaisdon Church Roger & Robert 01452 830454/ 01452 830734
STEAM DAYS
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
29th May - 3rd June Coach & Car parking only avail. at Norchard Dean Forest Railway Society - Special Event "Day Out with Thomas" (and Fat Controller) Norchard, Lydney 01594 845840.
01594 843423 - (Message Service).
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 20th, 24th, 27th June Coach & Car parking only avail. at Norchard Dean Forest Railway Society Steam Days Norchard, Lydney 01594 845840.
01594 843423 - (Message Service).
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June Coach & Car parking only avail.at Norchard Dean Forest Railway Society Diesel Multiple Unit Train Norchard, Lydney 01594 845840.
01594 843423 - (Message Service).
16th June Coach & Car parking only avail. at Norchard Dean Forest Railway Society - Special Event "Brass on a Branchline" DIesel Heritage Train with Ross-on-Wye Town Band Norchard, Lydney 01594 845840.
01594 843423 - (Message Service).
June 30th Open 11 am - last train 4.15pm Adults: 3.30, OAP 3, Child 2.30 (ages 2-16) Perrygrove Railway Minimum gauge steam in the Forest of Dean Unlimited rides except December Perrygrove Farm, Coleford 01594 834991

 

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