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Events in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Events


Every Day Treasures

Today - 8th May 2016
An exhibition of original paintings by Mariette Voke

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney

See the Spring Lambs

Today - 8th May 2016
A chance to see the ewes and lambs and perhaps bottle feed a lamb

Held at Parva Farm Vineyard in or near Tintern


Films at The Savoy, Monmouth

Today - 14th May 2016
Films showing during April

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth

Llantilio Crossenny Festival of Music and Drama

Today - 15th May 2016
Something for everyone's taste

Held at St Teilo's Church in Llantilio Crossenny in or near Monmouth


Wye Valley River Festival

Today - 15th May 2016
A biennial festival inspired by the landscape

Held at Ross-on-Wye in or near Ross-on-Wye

Melting Point

Today - 22nd May 2016
An exhibition of nature-inspired glass

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester


Half term intrigue at Puzzlewood

Today - 31st May 2016
Puzzlewood has lots to offer this half term...

Held at Puzzlewood in or near Coleford

Enjoy a scrumptious cream tea overlooking the River Wye

Today - 15th July 2016
The Royal Lodge in Symonds Yat are offering customers a fantastic cream tea deal.

Held at The Royal Lodge in or near Symonds Yat


Year of Adventure 2016

Today - 31st December 2016
2016 in the Year of Adventure!

Held at Cardiff in or near Chepstow

The Importance of being Earnest

4th May 2016
Oscar Wilde's well known play

Held at Parkend in or near Parkend


Wye Valley River Festival

6th May 2016
A biennial festival inspired by the landscape

Held at Monmouth - Trefynwy in or near Monmouth

An Evening with Chris Packham

6th May 2016
TV’s favourite conservationist, naturalist and animal expert

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Wye Serai

6th May 2016
A biennial festival inspired by the landscape

Held at The Old Station Tintern in or near Tintern

Severn Bore

6th May 2016 - 8th May 2016
The Severn Bore is one of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena.

Held at Minsterworth in or near Gloucester


Luminous Birds

6th May 2016 - 15th May 2016
A biennial festival inspired by the landscape

Held at The Old Station Tintern in or near Tintern

A Mad Hatter's Tea Party

7th May 2016 - 8th May 2016
A mad hatter’s tea party crowned with millinery by Alison Tod

Held at The Angel Hotel in or near Abergavenny


Fabulous Puzzlewood Group Photography Course

7th May 2016
Fabulous Puzzlewood Group Photography Course

Held at Forest Of Dean School Of Photography in or near St Briavels

Indian Takeaway Experience

7th May 2016
Harts Barn teams up with Hillside Brewery to bring you and epic cooking experience.

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope


Spring Craft Fayre

7th May 2016
See the talents of so many local artisans from the Forest of Dean

Held at Cinderford in or near Cinderford

Wye Valley River Festival

7th May 2016
A biennial festival inspired by the landscape

Held at Monmouth - Trefynwy in or near Monmouth


Archery Tag Open Day

7th May 2016
Are you interested in Archery Tag?

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope

Measure for Measure

7th May 2016
From the Globe Theatre on London’s South Bank

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am

8th May 2016
One of Britain’s finest and funniest stand up comedians

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth

Photography and Canoe Safari

8th May 2016
Enjoy a full day canoeing down the River Wye with your own professional photographer

Held at Way2go Adventures in or near Symonds Yat


Mini Wye Serai and walk

8th May 2016
A biennial festival inspired by the landscape

Held at Symonds Yat in or near Symonds Yat

Gerry Colvin at the Forest Folk Club

8th May 2016
This man is unique and unforgettable. The songs are brilliant.

Held at Royal Oak, Whitecroft in or near Parkend


Fabulous Fascinators/Tiaras

9th May 2016
Wedding season is here – create a fabulous tiara or fascinator.

Held at Wye Forest Retreats in or near St Briavels

Films at The Savoy, Monmouth

9th May 2016 - 2nd June 2016
Films showing during May

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Small but Perfectly Formed

10th May 2016 - 12th June 2016
An exhibition of stereoscopic (3-D) images, first invented in 1832

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester

Me and my Girl

12th May 2016 - 14th May 2016
Presented by The Forest Musical Society

Held at Lydney - Gateway to the Forest in or near Lydney


Chris Packham

12th May 2016
An evening with TV presenter, photographer, conservationist Chris Packham

Held at Chepstow Drill Hall in or near Chepstow

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

13th May 2016
Breathtaking and buckets of nostalgia. Get ready to have the time of your life!

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


The Art of Sustainability: Rivers, Local meets Global

13th May 2016
A biennial festival inspired by the landscape

Held at Tintern in or near Tintern

The Wye Serai

14th May 2016
A biennial festival inspired by the landscape

Held at Llandogo - Llaneuddogwy in or near Tintern


Ed Azcel: The Random Flapping of a Butterfly’s Wing

14th May 2016
“Azcel turns unprofessionalism into an art form” **** The Times

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth

The glory of Putley’s gardens

14th May 2016
6 open gardens

Held at Much Marcle in or near Ross-on-Wye


Wye Valley River Festival - Grand Finale

15th May 2016
A biennial festival inspired by the landscape

Held at Chepstow Racecourse in or near Chepstow

The Wild Boar Chase

15th May 2016
The Wild Boar Chase MTB ride in the Forest of Dean.

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford


Judith Miller

17th May 2016
Find out more about antiques and bring along that family heirloom

Held at Chepstow Drill Hall in or near Chepstow

HELLENSMUSIC 2016

18th May 2016 - 22nd May 2016
a series of concerts by renowned musicians, who are committed to the festival

Held at Hellens Manor in or near Ross-on-Wye


Relatively Speaking

18th May 2016 - 21st May 2016
Monmouth’s leading amateur group, present Alan Ayckbourn’s timeless comedy

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth

Motown Tribute

20th May 2016
Enter a time warp - prepare yourself for a journey through two decades of memories

Held at Whitemead Forest Park in or near Parkend


Showaddywaddy

21st May 2016
70s popsters recreating the music of the 50s.

Held at Lydney in or near Lydney

The Beer and Cider Fayre

21st May 2016
Beer + Cider + Food + Music = Fun for all

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


SupBikeRun 2016

21st May 2016 - 23rd May 2016
Join us for the ultimate TRI SUP event

Held at Usk - Brynbuga in or near Usk

The Gruffalo and Friends

26th May 2016
Join our Patron Julia Donaldson and her husband Malcolm

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Rory Mcleod and his band Familiar Strangers

26th May 2016
A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar and more

Held at Evergreen Hall in or near Coleford

Mosaic Mirrors

26th May 2016
Have fun designing and making your own stunning mosaic mirror

Held at Rachel Shilston - Inspiring Creativity in or near Lydney


Fire and Wood Festival

28th May 2016 - 30th May 2016
Things are hotting up for this year's Fire and Wood festival

Held at Dean Heritage Centre in or near Cinderford

Longhope Gardens Open Days

28th May 2016 - 5th June 2016
Longhope Gardens will be open to the public on various dates this year.

Held at Longhope in or near Longhope


Summer of Stories - Tintern Abbey

31st May 2016
Experience the best of Welsh tale spinning

Held at Tintern Abbey in or near Tintern

Live on the Wye

3rd June 2016 - 4th June 2016
A buzzing community music festival set in the heart of the beautiful Wye Valley

Held at Redbrook in or near Coleford


Strawberry Fayre and Companion Dog Show

5th June 2016
Dymock Parish Hall Strawberry Fayre & Companion Dog Show.

Held at Dymock Parish Hall in or near Newent

Much Ado About Nothing

9th June 2016
Shakepeare in the beautiful setting of Raglan Castle

Held at Raglan Castle in or near Raglan


Much Ado About Nothing

10th June 2016
Shakepeare in the beautiful setting of Chepstow Castle

Held at Chepstow Castle in or near Chepstow

Magpie Lane

11th June 2016
Ross for Refugees present the legendary Oxfordshire folk band Magpie Lane

Held at Ross-on-Wye in or near Ross-on-Wye


The Power Of Compassion

11th June 2016
Masked dances and sacred chants by monks from Tashi Lhunpo, a Tibetan monastery

Held at Mackenzie Hall in or near Tintern

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

17th June 2016
Shakespeare’s most famous magical and hilarious comedy

Held at Penallt in or near Monmouth


Madness Tribute

17th June 2016
Pne of the top Madness tribute bands & Ska / 2Tone revival bands

Held at Whitemead Forest Park in or near Parkend

Choirs at the Castle

18th June 2016
An evening of entertainment at Caldicot Castle

Held at Caldicot Castle Country Park in or near Chepstow


Open Gardens

18th June 2016 - 19th June 2016
Visit village gardens in interesting locations

Held at Littledean in or near Cinderford

Medieval Life, Warfare and Merriment

18th June 2016
Meet the Freemen of Gwent

Held at Abergavenny Museum in or near Abergavenny


Indian Takeaway experience

18th June 2016
Harts Barn teams up with Hillside Brewery to bring you and epic cooking experience.

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope

The Merchant of Venice

19th June 2016
From the Globe Theatre on London’s South Bank

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


The Four Elements Retreat

24th June 2016 - 1st July 2016
A 7-day creative adventure and wellbeing experience

Held at Wye Forest Retreats in or near St Briavels

Comedy Night

24th June 2016
Featuring three of the best comedians from the UK comedy circuit

Held at Whitemead Forest Park in or near Parkend


Linton Music Festival

24th June 2016 - 26th June 2016
Music, Real ale, Cider and local food in a relaxed rural location.

Held at The Alma Inn in or near Ross-on-Wye

Usk Open Gardens

25th June 2016 - 26th June 2016
Open gardens raising money for charity.

Held at Usk - Brynbuga in or near Usk


Relay For Life

25th June 2016
Charity fun event raising funds for Cancer Research

Held at Freedom Leisure Lydney in or near Lydney

Beer Cocktail Making Experience

25th June 2016
Hillside Brewery mixes things up this summer...

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope


Meadow Wildlife Photography for Beginners

26th June 2016
Meadow Wildlife Photography Course

Held at Forest Of Dean School Of Photography in or near St Briavels

Garden Mosaic

28th June 2016
Creating your own stunning mosaic patio slab to brighten up your garden

Held at Rachel Shilston - Inspiring Creativity in or near Lydney


Robb Johnson

30th June 2016
One of the finest songwriters working in the UK today

Held at Evergreen Hall in or near Coleford

Ledbury Poetry Festival

1st July 2016 - 10th July 2016
A rare joining of place, poetry and people- Carol Ann Duffy

Held at Ledbury in or near Newent


Big Day Out farm festival

1st July 2016 - 3rd July 2016
Food and drink, fun music, dancing and lots of outdoor activities to make you smile

Held at Humble by Nature in or near Monmouth

Charity Golf Day

2nd July 2016
In aid of Pancreatic Cancer

Held at Forest Hills Golf Club in or near Coleford


Meadow Wildlife Photography for Intermediates

2nd July 2016
Meadow Wildlife Photography for Intermediates

Held at Forest Of Dean School Of Photography in or near St Briavels

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Co: Romeo and Juliet

7th July 2016
Live offering in the new Kenneth Branagh Theatre season from the Garrick

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Seniors Open Competition

7th July 2016
18 hole stableford, non qualifying competition

Held at Forest Hills Golf Club in or near Coleford

Meatloaf Tribute

8th July 2016
Andy Pryke pays tribute to rock legend Meatloaf

Held at Whitemead Forest Park in or near Parkend


Charity Golf Day

8th July 2016
In aid of Great Western Air Ambulance and Great Oaks Hospice

Held at Forest Hills Golf Club in or near Coleford

Indian Takeaway Experience

9th July 2016
Harts Barn teams up with Hillside Brewery to bring you and epic cooking experience.

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope


Abergavenny Festival of Cycling

13th July 2016 - 17th July 2016
5 days of cycling in Monmouthshire

Held at Abergavenny - Y Fenni in or near Abergavenny

Reggae Night

15th July 2016
A fantastic 5 piece band of outstanding musicians specialising in Reggae

Held at Whitemead Forest Park in or near Parkend


Pop Up Spa Weekend

15th July 2016 - 17th July 2016
Does this pop up spa weekend take your fancy?

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope

Coleford Music Festival 2016

16th July 2016 - 17th July 2016
Coleford will be abuzz with music revellers during its summer festival!

Held at Coleford in or near Coleford


Richard II

17th July 2016
From the Globe Theatre on London’s South Bank

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth

Lynda Jones Art Exhibitrion

21st July 2016 - 31st July 2016
Oil paintings and pen and ink drawings by local Monmouth artist, Lynda Jones

Held at The Kymin in or near Monmouth


Monmouth Festival

22nd July 2016 - 30th July 2016
One of the biggest & best free music festivals in the UK

Held at Monmouth - Trefynwy in or near Monmouth

Folk on the Lawn

22nd July 2016 - 24th July 2016
A FREE folk festival in Tintern

Held at Abbey Mill in or near Tintern


Three Choirs Festival

23rd July 2016 - 30th July 2016
One of the world’s oldest classical choral music festivals

Held at Gloucester Cathedral in or near Gloucester

Family Introduction to Wildlife Photography

25th July 2016
Family Introduction to Wildlife Photography

Held at Forest Of Dean School Of Photography in or near St Briavels


Mosaic Heart Trivet

27th July 2016
Create your own mosaic slate heart to use as trivet or decoration

Held at Rachel Shilston - Inspiring Creativity in or near Lydney

•National Eisteddfod of Wales

29th July 2016 - 6th August 2016
The National Eisteddfod is a celebration of the culture and language in Wales

Held at Abergavenny - Y Fenni in or near Abergavenny


The Green Gathering

4th August 2016 - 7th August 2016
A festival beyond hedonism powered by wind, sun and people

Held at Chepstow - Cas-gwent in or near Chepstow

Status Quo at Caldicot Castle

6th August 2016
The Quo are celebrating five decades in the music business

Held at Caldicot Castle Country Park in or near Chepstow


Castell Roc 2016

18th August 2016 - 29th August 2016
Annual festival held within a stunning iconic Castle in Chepstow

Held at Chepstow Castle in or near Chepstow

Three Choirs at Caldicot Castle

18th August 2016
Join Wynne Evans and the Chepstow, Monmouth and Caldicot male voice choirs

Held at Caldicot Castle Country Park in or near Chepstow


Day out with Thomas

19th August 2016 - 21st August 2016
ONE AMAZING DAY FOR YOUNGSTERS (AND MUMS, DADS AND GRANDPARENTS)!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney

Summer Fete

27th August 2016
Come and join in the summer fete at Hillside Brewery!

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope


Beer and Food Pairing Evening

3rd September 2016
Are you interested in a beer and food pairing evening at Hillside Brewery?

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope

Tour of Britain

8th September 2016
The Aberdare to Bath stage passes through the Wye Valley & Forest of Dean

Held at Lydney - Gateway to the Forest in or near Lydney


The Usk Show

10th September 2016
One of the largest one day shows in Wales

Held at Usk - Brynbuga in or near Usk

Forest of Dean Traction and Steam Rally Show

11th September 2016
Enjoy the Forest of Dean Traction and Steam Rally Show

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford


Abergavenny Food Festival

17th September 2016 - 18th September 2016
The Abergavenny Food Festival is one of the biggest and best-known in the UK.

Held at Abergavenny - Y Fenni in or near Abergavenny

20th Anniversary Steam Gala

17th September 2016 - 18th September 2016
Celebrate our 20th anniversary at an action packed gala

Held at Perrygrove Railway & Treetop Adventure in or near Coleford


Indian Takeaway Experience

1st October 2016
Harts Barn teams up with Hillside Brewery to bring you and epic cooking experience.

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope

Forest Showcase Food & Drink Festival 2016

2nd October 2016
The festival will have a fabulous wide selection of over 100 local food stalls...

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford


The Four Elements Retreat

7th October 2016 - 14th October 2016
A 7-day creative adventure and wellbeing experience

Held at Wye Forest Retreats in or near St Briavels

Pop Up Opera

8th October 2016
Do you love Opera?

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope


Puzzlewood Autumn

15th October 2016
Puzzlewood Autumn

Held at Forest Of Dean School Of Photography in or near St Briavels

Capturing the Natural World

16th October 2016
Capturing the Natural World through Photography

Held at Forest Of Dean School Of Photography in or near St Briavels


Day out with Thomas

28th October 2016 - 30th October 2016
ONE AMAZING DAY FOR YOUNGSTERS (AND MUMS, DADS AND GRANDPARENTS)!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney

Bonfire and Fireworks Night

5th November 2016
Come and join us for a fantastic evening...

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope


The Lion's Club Annual Bonfire Party

5th November 2016
The annual F.E.R.N Fireworks Display and Bonfire.

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford

Autumnal Klimt-Inspired Canvas Painting

8th November 2016
An Autumnal Klimt-Inspired Canvas painting class

Held at Rachel Shilston - Inspiring Creativity in or near Lydney


Indian Takeaway Experience

19th November 2016
Harts Barn teams up with Hillside Brewery to bring you and epic cooking experience.

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope

Christmas Market

3rd December 2016
Come and get involved with the Hillside Brewery Christmas Market...

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope


Day out with Thomas

3rd December 2016 - 4th December 2016
ONE AMAZING DAY FOR YOUNGSTERS (AND MUMS, DADS AND GRANDPARENTS)!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney