Events Menu

Royal Forest of Dean Events

May 2001


Theatre Music & Dance
Festival/Fetes/Shows
Exhibitions/Meetings
Lectures/Demonstrations
Indoor Events
Outdoor Events
Gardens/ Clubs
Walks
Steam Days



THEATRE/MUSIC/DANCE
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
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
Tuesdays 8 pm Sequence Dancing Miners Hall Cinderford Mr. D. Jackson
01594 823421
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
Tues. 1st May
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
Thurs 3rd & Fri 4th May 7.30pm 4 / 2 Royal Forest of Dean College Theatre Teechers - A classroom comedy by John Godber. This years AS Level group present Teechers as part of their text in performance course work Five Acres Campus Berry Hill, Coleford 01594 834028
4th May 8.30 pm 3.50 Forest of Dean Folk Club Jay Turner & Cath Mundy 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
Mon. 7th May 2 pm - 5 pm Jazz by the Wye Abbey Mill, Tintern 01291 689228
Sat 12th May 7.30pm Tickets 4.50-only available from Mrs. B. Morgan Royal Forest of Dean College Theatre Lydbrook Band Five Acres Campus Berry Hill, Coleford 01594 860789 or 860944
Sat. 12th May 7 pm Causeway Country Music Club Country & Western Evening West Virginia Causeway Club, Cinderford Sylvia Preece 01594 824517
12th May 7.30 pm Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra Mozart Cosi fan tutte (Overture) Bach Violin Concerto in G minor Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in Eb "Eroica" Newland Church 01594 510604
18th May 8.30 pm Forest of Dean Folk Club Singers Night The Gatehouse, Old Monnow Bridge, Monmouth Sally Saysell 01291 641369
Fri. 18th May 7.30 pm 8 / 6 Discount rates avail. for schools Royal Forest of Dean College Theatre Bristol Old Vic Theatre School presents A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Five Acres Campus Berry Hill, Coleford 01594 834028
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
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
Tues. 15th May 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
Third Sun. in every month 3pm - 5pm Castiard Dance Group Huntley Village Hall David Blick 01531 820687
Sun. 20th May 1pm - 4pm Free Song & Music Session Singers, Musicians, Poets, Storytellers, all welcome Malt Shovel, Ruardean Chris & Bev 01594 542358
3rd Friday every month 8pm - 11.45 pm 50/50 Dance Live music & bar Miners Hall, Cinderford Mrs. M. Chadd
01594 826581
Mon. 21st May Tickets 3.60 Entry from 7.30pm for 8pm Third Screen - Coleford Studio Cinema Blackboards - In 21 year old Samira Makhmalbaf's second film she follows the progress of teachers in rural Iran who roam barren mountainsides with blackboards strapped to their backs begging. They offer literacy in return for food. Coleford 01594 833331
Wed. 23rd - Sat. 26th May. 7.30 pm 5 / 4 Bar Royal Forest of Dean College Theatre The Forest Theatre Music Society "Oh What A Lovely War" - a surreal view of World War 1 - featuring well known songs Five Acres Campus Berry Hill, Coleford 01594 834028
Thurs. 24th May Dinner from 6pm Seats from 7pm 10 dinner & ticket Royal Forest of Dean College Theatre Beechwood Restaurant 'Oh What a Lovely War' Five Acres Campus Berry Hill, Coleford 01594 834028
Sat. 26th May 7 pm Causeway Country Music Club Country & Western Evening Tennessee Whisky Causeway Club, Cinderford Sylvia Preece
01594 824517
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
Sat. May 26th - Mon. 28th May Coleford Music Festival - centred around the Clocktower Coleford Amanda Smith
01594 837235
Tues. 29th May 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
FESTIVALS/FETES/SHOWS
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
26th, 27th, 28th May Forest of Dean Annual Wood Festival Harts Barn Craft Centre Harts Barn Craft Centre Monmouth Rd., Longhope 01452 830300
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
9th May Coalway Ladies Group Two Local Sculptors - Phil Bewes and Diane Gorvin Competition - A piece of pottery Anne 01594 834402
Sat. 12th May 3pm FoD Local History Society Forest of Dean Pioneers Battalion of the Gloucesters Regiment - Mr. Sam Edle Belle Vue Centre Cinderford 01594 824321
May 14th 7.45 pm - doors open 7.15 pm Forest of Dean Camera Club A.G.M. Watermead Centre, Lydney 01594 844778
Sat. 19th May 30p per child Glos. Wildlife Trust - Wildlife Events Newent Watch Group - take part in Wildife Gardening at a local outdoor meeting Newent Ginny James
01531 821904
4th Tues. every month Wye B's Social Club for over 30's Singles Angel, Coleford Ann 01594 835239
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
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
Sun. 27th & Mon. 28th May 10 am - 6 pm Entry Free Coleford Healing & Relaxation Centre Open/Tasters Day - A great range of healing & natural therapies to try. Tea & Cakes, comfortable seats, lots to look at. A great day out! It's the Coleford Music Festival too. Coleford 01594 837733
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 Last Wed. every 7.30 pm U3A Meeting Gloucestershire Family History Society Lydney Rugby Club, Regent Street, Bream Community Centre Barbara Hancock 01594 834895
01594 826427
OUTDOOR EVENTS
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
Sat. May 12th Meet 5am
Adult 5.50 Child 3.50
Book 1 month in advance
Forest Enterprise Birds & Breakfast Rise & Shine for a dawn chorus from the songbirds of the dean followed by a cooked breakfast Times & location on booking 01594 833057
Sun. 20th May 10.30am - 5pm 1 adult, child free no need to book Forest Enterprise Art Attack - An explosive Arts Event in the Forest Come & enjoy exciting new works created for the Sculture Trail during the year of the artist. Showcasing Forest Artists and makers, workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions, activities & entertainments Beechenhurst Lodge 01594 833057
Whit Sunday Bread and Cheese Ceremony St. Briavels
Whitsun Half Term Dean Heritage Museum - Traditional Charcoal Burning, blacksmithing, glass blowing and ceramic firing Soudley, Nr. Cinderford 01594 822170
Sun. 20th May 10 am Glos. Wildlife Trust - Wildlife Events Bat Box Inspection at Trust Reserve Colin Park Wood Colin Park Wood John Wheeler
01594 839127
GARDENS/CLUBS
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
May 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
May 13th, 20th ,27th, 2 pm - 6 pm Adm. 1.50 Chd. free 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. App. Lydney from Glos. keep to A48 thru Lydney leaving Lydney turn R into narrow lane delimit sign. Garden 1st Right Mr & Mrs F Baber
Sun. 6th May 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
May 6th, 7th, 27th, & 28th 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
May 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th 27th, 28th 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
Tues. 8th May Bream Horticultural Society Garden Visit to Wyndcliffe Court, St. Arvans Mike Herbert 01594 564630
8th May 7.30 pm Mitcheldean & Abenhall Gardening Club R. Hancock, 'Rhododendron Time in Nepal' Mitcheldean Library Annie Frost 01594 544622
6th,13th,20th, 27th May 2 pm - 5 pm Adm 1.50 Chd free 13th May 2 pm - 5 pm Adm 1.50 chd free National Gardens Scheme Kestral Cottage, Brand Green Half acre sloping plantsmans garden surrounding pretty half timbered cottage (not open) Mixed & herbaceous borders unusual plants, pond & stone troughs and small alpine beds National Garden Scheme Home Farm Exceptional views 1m walk thru woods & fields to show carpets of spring flowers Enclosed garden with fern border, sundial & heather bed. Herbacious borders, white & mixed shrub borders 2.5m NE of Newent From Glos. take A40 W turn onto B4215. After 3.4m, turn R signed Hartpury & Upleadon. Proceed 2.8m over X roads after 1.2 m park at Pauntley Village Hall Huntley on B4216 half mile of A40 in Huntley travelling towards Newent Jo & Mike Howe (OS SO 739.284) 01531 821055 Mrs. T. Freeman 01452 830209
Sun. 13th May 2 pm - 6 pm Adm 1.5 Chd free The National Gardens 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
Mon. 14th May 7.15 pm start Severnside Flower Club Mrs. Gloria Davies, Ammanford - Up Country Lydney Town Hall 01594 843209
Mon. 14th May 7.00 pm at the garden Staunton & District Gardening Club Talk/Walk - The Culinary & Medicinal Plants Around the Centre (If wet - The History of Grasslands on Plump Hill) - Trevor Roach Wilderness Centre, Plump Hill, Mitcheldean Kath Tye 01594 836147
Sun. 20th May 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
Thurs. 24th May 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
27th May, 28th May Adm 1 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.) National Garden Scheme Threeways, Brockweir 2 acres with unusual shrubs and trees Small woodland area bog garden and stream, Extensive views 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 From A466 Chepstow to Monmouth Rd. cross River Wye to Brockweir half mile up hill take L for Coldharbour Birches Lane off B4215, half way between Newent and Dymock signposted Botloes Green & Pool Hill First on left on edge of Three Choirs Vineyard, Park in Vineyard Gwen & Lorrie Williams
01291 689686
01531 821640
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 CHURCHES 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
Sat., Sun., Mon., 26th, 27th, 28th May WALKS Church Flower Festival St. John's Church Boxbush Rd., Coleford
Sat. 5th May 9.30 am GR SO 607085 Glos. Wildlife Trust - Wildlife Events "Birdsong in Springtime" Walk An opportunity to identify birdsong with Glos. RSPB Reserves Warden, Ivan Proctor. Meet at Nagshead, RSPB Reserve car park Parkend. 01594 826698
WALKS
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
Sun. May 6th 10 am 8 miles GR 533001 Ramblers Association Forest of Dean Group A ramble along the Wye Valley Walk, over Gaer Hill, Penterry Farm and Angidy Valley. Picnic lunch stop with afternoon tea at Abbey Mill Cafe. Moderate walking Meet at Tintern Abbey Car park Sheila J
01594 841371
Wed. May 9th 7 pm 4.5 miles GR 632032 Ramblers Association Forest of Dean Group Walk Upper Forge, Norchard Wood and Red Hill. This is a bluebell walk with a chance of a good show of blue. After the walk you are invited to the Leaders home for light refreshments and a natter. Meet at car park behind Lydney Library off Bream road Fred & Sheila
01594 842513
Sun. 13th May 10.30 am GR: 630346 7 miles Windcross Walks 2001 Marcle Ridge, Sollars Hope and Woolhope - a refreshment stop is planned Marcle Ridge Car Park Tony Williams
01531 890573
Tues May 15th 7 pm 4.5 miles GR 635168 Ramblers Association Forest of Dean Group Walk Ruardean Woodside, The Pludds, High Beech, Petty Croft & Turners Tump. One steepish climb Meet at Ruardean Hill near the Flagpole Robin & Susan
01594 843389
Sun. May 20th 10 am 5 miles 2pm 4.5 miles GR 649128 Tues May 22nd 7 pm 2 hours GR 540012 Ramblers Association Forest of Dean Group Walk Staple Edge Wood and Hill, Lightmoor, Linear Park, Crabtree Hill and Woors Greens Lake. Good climb in the morning, more gentle in the afternoon. Join us for one walk or both. Pub avail. at lunch time otherwise picnic lunch at cars Ramblers Association Forest of Dean Group Walk Offa's Dyke Path and around Brockweir. Return to pub - food may be avail. Call leader for details Meet at Linear Park on B4226 nr Cinderford Meet at Country Inn car park, Brockweir Robin & Susan
01594 843389
Sheila J
01594 841371
Wed. 23rd May 8.45 pm Glos. Wildlife Trust - Wildlife Events Bat Walk - join George Price to walk around Newent Lake, where there are usually masses of bats. Meet in car park behind the Church - Newent 01531 821743
Wed. May 30th 7 pm 4 miles GR 633040 Ramblers Association Forest of Dean Group Walk Millrough Wood and Little Allaston. Parking limited please share transport - locals arrive on foot. Drinks in the Severn View after walk. Meet at Severn View Pub Primrose Hill, Lydney Ian 01594 845656
STEAM DAYS
DATE/TIME TITLE OF EVENT LOCATION/VENUE CONTACT
5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, 20th, 26th, 27th, 28th 29th, 30th 31st May Coach & Car parking only avail.at Norchard Dean Forest Railway Society Steam Days Norchard, Lydney 01594 845840.
01594 843423 - (Message Service).
May 6th, 7th, 26th, 27th 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
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).

 

Disclaimer:

This information is provided by the Coleford Tourist Information Centre.

Forest of Dean District Council. Planning and Leisure Services

We have made every effort that the information contained on these pages are accurate. However, no responsibility can be accepted for errors or omissions.

If you are organising an event in the Forest of Dean and wish it to be advertised in 'Events', please contact Coleford Tourist Information Centre, Tel. 01594 812388.


Web Pages designed and maintained by Forest Web