Events in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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Busking Festival

18th August 2018
Music - all day throughout town

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


Sausage and Faggot Making

18th August 2018
Learn the art of making sausages and faggots

Held at Harts Barn Cookery School in or near Longhope


Pasta and Gnocchi

18th August 2018
Learn the art of making the Italian classics pasta and gnocchi

Held at Harts Barn Cookery School in or near Longhope


Saturday Evening Racing

18th August 2018
Join us for Summer evening racing

Held at Chepstow Racecourse in or near Chepstow


Capturing the Natural World

18th August 2018
Learn to handle your camera and take control of the settings

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


Brother Thomas, the Cellarer

18th August 2018
The daily life and duties of a Cistercian monk at Tintern Abbey in the 14th Century

Held at Tintern Abbey in or near Tintern


Brass Band Heritage Weekend

Today - 19th August 2018
A Weekend of Brass Band Heritage, featuring performances from Cinderford Brass Band

Held at Dean Heritage Centre in or near Cinderford


Day Out With Thomas

Today - 19th August 2018
ONE AMAZING DAY FOR YOUNGSTERS (AND MUMS, DADS AND GRANDPARENTS)!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


The Taste of Monmouthshire

Today - 19th August 2018
A boutique food and drink festival celebrating the area's finest food and drink

Held at The Shire Hall in or near Monmouth


Model Railway Exhibition

Today - 19th August 2018
There will be over 20 exhibitors, 5 traders and demonstrations

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


Bands in the Park

Today - 26th August 2018
Free concert at the bandstand on Sundays throughout the summer

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


Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing)

Today - 29th August 2018
Discover shinrin-yoku – increase your health and wellbeing with forest bathing

Held at Forest near Speech House in or near Coleford


DROP-IN-AND-MAKE

Today - 30th August 2018
Our popular drop in craft afternoon during the holidays

Held at Chepstow Drill Hall in or near Chepstow


Vineyard Tours

Today - 30th August 2018
Guided tour of the vineyard followed by a tutored tasting of our award winning wines

Held at Parva Farm Vineyard in or near Tintern


Films at The Savoy, Monmouth

Today - 31st August 2018
Films showing during August

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Hands on History- Roundheads and Cavaliers

Today - 31st August 2018
Our crew will bring history to life every day throughout the holidays

Held at Goodrich Castle in or near Goodrich


Cinderford to Lydney - A Forest Journey by Ivor Richards

Today - 1st September 2018
A sonic journey, with creative narrative, along the railway line

Held at Dean Heritage Centre in or near Cinderford


Holiday Activities and Workshops

Today - 2nd September 2018
A programme of creativity for families this holiday

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


Castell Roc

Today - 2nd September 2018
Annual festival held within a stunning iconic Castle in Chepstow

Held at Chepstow Castle in or near Chepstow


The Magic Lamp - Dreams of Our Age

Today - 2nd September 2018
An exhibition of original art works - words by Ben Okri, images by Rosemary Clunie

Held at Abergavenny Museum in or near Abergavenny


Litter Critters swarm the Forest of Dean

Today - 4th September 2018
Creepy crawlies created from litter reclaimed from the forest floor

Held at Beechenhurst Lodge Vistor Centre in or near Coleford


Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

Today - 9th September 2018
Sculptures, prints and drawings all inspired by the wonders of the natural world

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester


Spanish Tapas

19th August 2018
Create some wonderful Tapas that you WILL want to make at home

Held at Harts Barn Cookery School in or near Longhope


The Farmer's Boy Inn Burger Week

20th August 2018 - 24th August 2018
Celebrate National Burger Week with a specially designed Burger Menu

Held at The Farmers Boy Inn in or near Longhope


The Farmer's Boy Inn British Beer Week

20th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Celebrate Britain’s national alcoholic drink and help us spread beery love

Held at The Farmers Boy Inn in or near Longhope


The Dreamboys

22nd August 2018
The most successful and famous male strippers in UK history

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Pride and Prejudice

22nd August 2018
Champagne and picnics are permitted at this outdoor version of Jane Austen’s play

Held at Abergavenny Museum in or near Abergavenny


Summer Afternoon Racing

23rd August 2018
Experience the thrill of a raceday, with 7 races on the card

Held at Chepstow Racecourse in or near Chepstow


The Big Ugly Burger Night

24th August 2018
12 Inch Homemade British 100% Beef Burger

Held at The Farmers Boy Inn in or near Longhope


OLLIEFEST 2018

24th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A free music festival

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


Much Ado About Nothing

24th August 2018
Join us this Summer, as we visit one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies.

Held at Goodrich Castle in or near Goodrich


Chepstow Vegan Fair

25th August 2018
A diverse range of plant based products and brands for you to browse

Held at Chepstow Drill Hall in or near Chepstow


FESTIVAL SATURDAY

25th August 2018
Brass band plays a selection of entertaining pieces

Held at Scarr Bandstand in or near Coleford


THE FADDLE FAIR

26th August 2018
An Artisan and Craft Market

Held at Coleford in or near Coleford


Raglan Day

27th August 2018
Annual family fun day

Held at Raglan - Rhaglan in or near Raglan


Big Bank Holiday Monday Family Race Day With Andy Day and PAW Patrol!

27th August 2018
7 races and bundles of free family entertainment on site

Held at Chepstow Racecourse in or near Chepstow


Parkend Carnival

27th August 2018
The biggest and longest running carnival in the Forest of Dean

Held at Parkend in or near Parkend


Art in Penallt

30th August 2018 - 2nd September 2018
A four day event, featuring local and international artists and makers

Held at Capel Pentwyn in or near Monmouth


Summer BBQ Evening

31st August 2018
Join us in the Apple Barn or the courtyard garden for a feast of flavours.

Held at Harts Barn Cookery School in or near Longhope


Hillside Brewery Tap - Open Mic Night

31st August 2018
Our monthly brewery tap – an open mic night - entertain or be entertained!

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope


THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

31st August 2018
Outdoor theatre performance by The Pantaloons of Oscar Wilde’s much loved comedy

Held at Abergavenny Museum in or near Abergavenny


Ross Cider Festival

31st August 2018 - 2nd September 2018
A weekend of cider, camping, music, food and more music and cider!

Held at Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry in or near Ross-on-Wye


Gloucester History Festival

1st September 2018 - 16th September 2018
Annual festival of history and heritage

Held at Gloucester in or near Gloucester


Wye Valley Food Festival

1st September 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Some amazing food to eat with us and takeaway whatever your culinary tastes

Held at Chepstow Racecourse in or near Chepstow


Monmouth Raft Race

2nd September 2018
A fun afternoon on the river

Held at Monmouth - Trefynwy in or near Monmouth


MATTHEW BOURNE’S CINDERELLA

2nd September 2018
Captured live at Sadler's Wells and screened on your doorstep in Chepstow

Held at Chepstow Drill Hall in or near Chepstow


Lace and Nature

4th September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
A facinating display of both old and contemporary lace

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester


The Story of the Beach Boys

7th September 2018
Spend a late summer evening wallowing in the music of one of the greatest bands ever

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Jonas Kaufmann: Under the Stars

8th September 2018
A spectacular outdoor concert, captured live at Berlin’s Waldbuhne amphitheatre

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


The Usk Show

8th September 2018
One of the largest one day shows in Wales

Held at Usk - Brynbuga in or near Usk


Newent Onion Fayre

8th September 2018
Gloucestershire's Largest Free to Enter One Day Festival

Held at Newent in or near Newent


Drybrook and District Male Voice Choir

8th September 2018
70th Anniversary Concert

Held at Cinderford in or near Cinderford


Sustainable Beekeeping Course

8th September 2018 - 9th September 2018
A weekend Course on sustainable beekeeping

Held at Ragmans Bunkhouse in or near Lydbrook


Vintage Show

9th September 2018
Display of vintage vehicles and machinery

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford


Severn Bore

10th September 2018 - 12th September 2018
The Severn Bore is one of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena.

Held at Minsterworth in or near Gloucester


Fruit & Vegetable Floral Arrangements

12th September 2018
A different way to get your 5 a day!

Held at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel in or near Clearwell


Two

13th September 2018 - 15th September 2018
A funny and provocative play that will make you laugh, cry and feel quite thirsty!

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Vintage Working Weekend

14th September 2018 - 16th September 2018
An action packed day - working display area of steam traction equipment

Held at Perrygrove Railway in or near Coleford


Diesel Gala

14th September 2018 - 16th September 2018
For the first time ever, a Warship will be cruising north of Lydney and into the Forest.

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Brockweir Soapbox Derby

15th September 2018
A time trial for non-power assisted karts down Mill Hill in Brockweir

Held at Brockweir in or near Chepstow


Abergavenny Food Festival

15th September 2018 - 16th September 2018
The Abergavenny Food Festival is one of the biggest and best-known in the UK.

Held at Abergavenny - Y Fenni in or near Abergavenny


Hedgehog Festival

16th September 2018
Celebrating Ross-on-Wye's ancient links to the hedgehog.

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


Guided Tour of Historic Harbour

16th September 2018
Including Lydney's lost fleet

Held at Lydney Harbour in or near Lydney


The Big Welsh Car Show

16th September 2018
Cars and a lot more

Held at Chepstow Racecourse in or near Chepstow


The Farmer's Boy Inn Birthday Pie Week

17th September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
We will be replacing our normal Pie Menu with a specially designed Birthday Pie

Held at The Farmers Boy Inn in or near Longhope


HMS Pinafore

19th September 2018 - 21st September 2018
Monmouth Music Theatre performs the G and S perennial favourite

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Severn and Wye Railway - Now and Then

22nd September 2018
A talk by railway expert Ian Pope

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Monmouth Band: 50th Anniversary Concert (with Monmouth Male Voice Choir)

22nd September 2018
A special fun filled concert celebrating 50 years.

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


RSC: The Merry Wives of Windsor

23rd September 2018
David Troughton returns to the Company as John Falstaff

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Autumn Antiques & Vintage Fair

23rd September 2018
A great day out for avid collectors, casual browsers, and families

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


Alan Johnson: In My Life – A Musical Memoir

25th September 2018
An evening with former Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Life, Lines & Illusion

25th September 2018 - 21st October 2018
Work by Zoologist, illustrator and camouflage expert Hugh B Cott (1900-1987)

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester


ELO AGAIN: The Out of the Blue Tour

28th September 2018
The sound of the Electric Light Orchestra - relive your musical heritage

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival

28th September 2018 - 30th September 2018
A programme of local walks for different abilities and interests

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


Foraging Trips

29th September 2018 - 10th November 2018
Forage about with our own in-house expert

Held at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel in or near Clearwell


Watercolour Workshop

3rd October 2018
Suitable for intermediate and beginners in watercolour

Held at Creates Gallery in or near Monmouth


Chris Ramsey

6th October 2018
Critically acclaimed and award winning Stand Up comedian

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Anton Du Beke

7th October 2018
The star of Strictly Come Dancing has written his first novel

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Severn Bore

9th October 2018 - 10th October 2018
The Severn Bore is one of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena.

Held at Minsterworth in or near Gloucester


Andy Fairweather Low and the Hi Riders

11th October 2018
A remarkable front man and a remarkable band.

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Cliff Richard: 60th Anniversary Tour

12th October 2018 - 14th October 2018
Join us live at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Monmouthshire Food Festival

13th October 2018 - 14th October 2018
Great foodie event held at Caldicot Castle

Held at Caldicot Castle Country Park in or near Chepstow


Jump Season Opener - Oktoberfest Saturday

13th October 2018
The eagerly anticipated opening weekend of the winter jump racing campaign

Held at Chepstow Racecourse in or near Chepstow


Magical Puzzlewood

13th October 2018
Puzzlewood is such a fantastic place to visit but very difficult to photograph well

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


Michael Brandon’s Stand Up Story

13th October 2018
An hilarious evening of eye-widening Hollywood truths!

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Magical Puzzlewood

14th October 2018
Puzzlewood is such a fantastic place to visit but very difficult to photograph well

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


Kite Day

14th October 2018
Come and fly your kite, and watch the expert kite flying

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


An Evening with Kate Humble

16th October 2018
Kate is supporting us with the proceeds this special presentation of her new book

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Autumn Berries & Blooms

17th October 2018
Make a beautiful autumnal arrangement with berries and blooms

Held at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel in or near Clearwell


Strengthening Livelihoods Course

19th October 2018
We cover the different species of bees that are utilised world-wide

Held at Monmouth - Trefynwy in or near Monmouth


Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care

19th October 2018
Who better to arbitrate in these challenging divisive times than Lucifer himself?

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Dark Skies

20th October 2018
Low light photography is one of the trickiest skills to master

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


The Carpenters Experience

26th October 2018
Some of the greatest love songs recreated to perfection by the Carpenters Experience

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Four Seasons at Wye Valley Arts

27th October 2018
Four general/landscape courses

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


RSC: Troilus and Cressida

14th November 2018
A satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Mastering the Light

23rd November 2018
Digital photography at Coombe Hill nature reserve

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


Christmas Wreath Making

28th November 2018 - 9th December 2018
Make your own Christmas wreath

Held at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel in or near Clearwell


Whitney Houston Xmas Party

1st December 2018
Micki as Whitney Houston is a highly professional tribute to the Queen of the night

Held at Bells Hotel in or near Coleford


THE FADDLE FAIR

1st December 2018
An Artisan and Craft Market

Held at Coleford in or near Coleford


Usk Christmas Festival

1st December 2018 - 2nd December 2018

Usk Christmas Festival 2018 1st & 2nd December

  • Usk Christmas Lights Turn On Saturday 1st Dec 6pm
  • Usk Town Council Reindeer Parade Sunday 2nd Dec 5pm
  • Christmas Market, Craft Stalls, Charity Stalls, Food, Drink and Entertainment on both days
  • FREE ENTRY


 

Held at Usk - Brynbuga in or near Usk


Robbie Williams Xmas Party

7th December 2018
This extraordinary show covers all of Robbie’s greatest hits

Held at Bells Hotel in or near Coleford


Xmas Party Disco

8th December 2018
All the famous Christmas cheer from yesteryear with some of today’s biggest hits!

Held at Bells Hotel in or near Coleford


A Christmas Carol

11th December 2018
a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive storytelling

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Abba Xmas Party

14th December 2018 - 15th December 2018
Live vocals, stunning musicianship, authentic costumes and exciting choreography

Held at Bells Hotel in or near Coleford


Xmas Party Disco

15th December 2018
All the famous Christmas cheer from yesteryear with some of today’s biggest hits!

Held at Bells Hotel in or near Coleford


Xmas Party Disco

21st December 2018
All the famous Christmas cheer from yesteryear with some of today’s biggest hits!

Held at Bells Hotel in or near Coleford


Xmas Party Disco

22nd December 2018
All the famous Christmas cheer from yesteryear with some of today’s biggest hits!

Held at Bells Hotel in or near Coleford


New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner

31st December 2018
Enjoy our fantastic three course gala dinner

Held at Bells Hotel in or near Coleford


Four Seasons at Wye Valley Arts

26th January 2019
Four general/landscape courses

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