Events in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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Stuffed, Pickled & Pinned

3rd June 2019 - 30th June 2019
Special exhibition drawing on some from science collections of Welsh museums

Held at Chepstow Museum in or near Chepstow


Films at The Savoy, Monmouth

9th June 2019 - 30th June 2019
Films showing during June

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


the work of Otto Maciąg

17th June 2019 - 30th June 2019
Commemorating the centenary of the birth in 1918 of the artist Otto Maciąg

Held at Monmouth Museum in or near Monmouth


WYE VALLEY STRAWBERRY TEAS

25th June 2019 - 1st July 2019
Enjoy our Strawberry Cream Teas

Held at Abbey Mill Wye Valley Craft Centre in or near Tintern


Films at The Gateway, Ross-on-Wye

6th June 2019 - 6th July 2019
Films showing during June

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


Free Art Workshop

15th June 2019 - 6th July 2019
Help create street decorations for this years Coleford Music Festival

Held at Coleford in or near Coleford


Adam & Eve Paintings

3rd June 2019 - 12th July 2019
The Adam & Eve Paintings by celebrated artist Edward Kelly

Held at Hereford Cathedral in or near Hereford


Chepstow Festival

15th June 2019 - 20th July 2019
Open-air theatre in Chepstow Castle

Held at Chepstow Castle in or near Chepstow


Bands in the Park

3rd June 2019 - 25th August 2019
Brass bands playing every Sunday throughout the summer

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


Death and the Maiden

27th June 2019
Gripping high drama, this is a unique and first-rate thriller.

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Wuthering Heights

28th June 2019
Outdoor adaptation of Emily Brontё’s haunting tale of two restless souls

Held at Chepstow Castle in or near Chepstow


Pop-up Exhibition

28th June 2019
An exhibition of Doug Eaton's earlier paintings

Held at Coleford in or near Coleford


Jethro: The Count of Cornwall

28th June 2019
The King of Cornish comedy returns for his third visit to the Savoy

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Dirty Dancing v Grease Tribute Night

28th June 2019
Sensational show to these two epic films

Held at Whitemead Forest Park - Cabins and Apartments in or near Parkend


Forest and Rivers Open Studios Exhibition

29th June 2019 - 14th July 2019
Work by local artists and craftsmen

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES

29th June 2019
Young Ali Baba overhears the magic words that open the cave: “Open Sesame!”

Held at Chepstow Castle in or near Chepstow


Usk Open Gardens

29th June 2019 - 30th June 2019
About 20 private gardens in Usk are open to raise money for local charities

Held at Usk - Brynbuga in or near Usk


The Royal Forester Evening Dining Train

29th June 2019
Returning for 2019 due to popular demand!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Willow Skep Weaving Course

29th June 2019
Chris Park will teach you how to weave a willow skep and how to cover it with cloom

Held at Bees for Development in or near Monmouth


Forest and Rivers Open Studios Exhibition

29th June 2019 - 14th July 2019
Work by local artists and craftsmen

Held at Dean Heritage Centre in or near Cinderford


Cream Tea Celebration

30th June 2019
Enjoy a Scone or Shortcakes with Strawberry Jam, Strawberries, Thick Cream

Held at Hot Pot Pottery - pottery activity centre & gallery in or near Symonds Yat


Beer & Balti Racenight

2nd July 2019
Experience the thrill and atmosphere of a great evening at the races

Held at Chepstow Racecourse in or near Chepstow


The Mikado

2nd July 2019
ENO's production of one the best-loved of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


A Day Of Opportunities

3rd July 2019
Discover how we can help those with learning disabilities, and complex needs

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


A taste of the states comes to Blaisdon

4th July 2019
Celebrate American Independence Day

Held at The Red Hart Inn in or near Longhope


BEER ON THE WYE

5th July 2019 - 7th July 2019
Herefordshire’s biggest beer and cider festival on the banks of the River Wye

Held at Hereford in or near Hereford


THE TEMPEST

5th July 2019
Enjoy Shakespeare in an outdoor setting

Held at Chepstow Castle in or near Chepstow


Linton Festival

5th July 2019 - 7th July 2019
Music, Real Ale and Cider festival

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


Ledbury Poetry Festival

5th July 2019 - 14th July 2019
“The Ledbury Poetry Festival is the best in the country.” - Andrew Motion

Held at Ledbury in or near Ross-on-Wye


Forest and Rivers Open Studios

6th July 2019 - 14th July 2019
​Visit artists and makers in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and along the Severn

Held at Coleford in or near Coleford


A Riverside Concert

6th July 2019
By The Roaring Megs Choir

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


Cider, Sausage & Steam

6th July 2019
A day of live music, sizzling sausages, refreshing cider and steam trains

Held at Perrygrove Railway in or near Coleford


Westlife: The Twenty Tour Live from Dublin

6th July 2019
Broadcast LIVE on Saturday 6 July from Dublin’s iconic Croke Park stadium

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


BRASS FESTIVAL

6th July 2019
A brass band extravaganza

Held at Scarr Bandstand in or near Coleford


The Monmouthshire Show

6th July 2019
Annual celebration of the best of our community – rural trades, talents and tastes.

Held at Monmouth - Trefynwy in or near Monmouth


Merrymaker at Forest Folk Club

7th July 2019
Skilful musicianship with thought provoking music layered with vocal harmonies

Held at The Orepool Inn in or near Coleford


Ladies Evening with All Saints

12th July 2019
BRIT award-winning girl-group ALL SAINTS live after racing!

Held at Chepstow Racecourse in or near Chepstow


Ross-on-Wye Country Music Festival

12th July 2019 - 14th July 2019
Town of Country music since 2001

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


Coleford Music Festival

13th July 2019 - 14th July 2019
Coleford will be abuzz with music revellers during its summer festival

Held at Coleford in or near Coleford


Battle of Ledbury

13th July 2019 - 14th July 2019
Sealed Knot battle re-enactment

Held at Ledbury in or near Ross-on-Wye


A Ledbury Celebration

14th July 2019
Local Food and Drink, Music, Poetry and Heritage

Held at Ledbury in or near Ross-on-Wye


THE SCARLET Pimpernel

14th July 2019
Open air theatre from Jenny Wren Productions

Held at Parkend in or near Parkend


Summer Dog Show

14th July 2019
Lots of categories, so all breeds & ages are welcome

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope


Take a Pew

14th July 2019
An afternoon of music and cream tea

Held at Lea in or near Ross-on-Wye


The Royal Forester Evening Dining Train

17th July 2019
Returning for 2019 due to popular demand!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Old Herbaceous

18th July 2019
charming one-man play that has entranced audiences around the UK

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Gangsta Granny

18th July 2019
An adventure for the whole family

Held at Chepstow Castle in or near Chepstow


Summer Brewery Tap - with Live Band

19th July 2019
Great beer, great food and good company

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope


Much Marcle Steam Rally

20th July 2019 - 21st July 2019
A superb array of Steam Traction Engines and vintage vehicles and machines

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


Proms in the Quarry

20th July 2019
Enjoy a summer's evening concert in a working quarry!

Held at Coleford in or near Coleford


Frankenstein

20th July 2019
Frankenstein discovers how to endow dead organic matter with life itself

Held at Chepstow Castle in or near Chepstow


THE SCARLET Pimpernel

21st July 2019
Open air theatre from Jenny Wren Productions

Held at The Cathedral Of The Forest in or near Newland


Art Market

21st July 2019
Discover exciting creative talent from the Forest & Wye Valley

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


Charity Fashion Show

26th July 2019
Participate in our fun and friendly fashion show

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Hannah Shaw - Story Time & Drawing Workshop

26th July 2019
Story and drawing workshop with children's author and illustrator Hannah Shaw!

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


Caribbean Racenight With The Trenchtown Experience

26th July 2019
Hear the sounds and feel the tropical vibes of the Caribbean

Held at Chepstow Racecourse in or near Chepstow


Andre Rieu: Shall We Dance

27th July 2019 - 28th July 2019
The maestro is back with his highly anticipated annual Maastricht Concert

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Frankenstein

27th July 2019
Frankenstein discovers how to endow dead organic matter with life itself

Held at Abergavenny - Y Fenni in or near Abergavenny


THE TEMPEST

28th July 2019
Enjoy Shakespeare in an outdoor setting

Held at Abergavenny - Y Fenni in or near Abergavenny


Hackle and Floor Making Course

28th July 2019
Make classic Hackle and Floors for your skeps

Held at Bees for Development in or near Monmouth


School Summer Holiday Family Bushcraft Session

28th July 2019
Survive and thrive in the woods

Held at Borderlands Outdoor in or near Monmouth


Carrying On As Normal

29th July 2019
How Monmouth coped during the First World War

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Measure for Measure: RSC LIVE

31st July 2019
Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains resonant today

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


The Green Gathering

1st August 2019 - 4th August 2019
A festival beyond hedonism, powered by wind, sun, people & passion

Held at Piercefield Park in or near Chepstow


Decades that Inspired

3rd August 2019
Charity concert - music from different periods

Held at Abergavenny - Y Fenni in or near Abergavenny


Inspired by the 60s

4th August 2019
Charity concert - music from the 1960s

Held at Abergavenny - Y Fenni in or near Abergavenny


The Pirates of Penzance

4th August 2019
An outdoor performance of this popular opera

Held at Dean Heritage Centre in or near Cinderford


THE SCARLET Pimpernel

4th August 2019
Open air theatre from Jenny Wren Productions

Held at Scarr Bandstand in or near Coleford


Jenkinson's Folly at Forest Folk Club

4th August 2019
Their repertoire comes from the mists of time through to contemporary folk classics

Held at The Orepool Inn in or near Coleford


Beer Festival

9th August 2019 - 11th August 2019
Great beer, great food and good company

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

9th August 2019
It’s open air Harry Potter time at Forestry Commission Beechenhurst,

Held at Beechenhurst Lodge Vistor Centre in or near Coleford


School Summer Holiday Family Bushcraft Session

10th August 2019
Survive and thrive in the woods

Held at Borderlands Outdoor in or near Monmouth


Bohemian Rhapsody

10th August 2019
Get ready to be rocked and rolled in equal measures - open air film

Held at Beechenhurst Lodge Vistor Centre in or near Coleford


Ruardean Carnival

10th August 2019
Traditional village carnival

Held at Ruardean in or near Cinderford


Ukulele Day

11th August 2019
A fun day out featuring a diverse range of local ukulele bands

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


Neverland Underground

16th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
An interactive underground adventure for all the family

Held at Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines in or near Clearwell


King Arthur: The Sword In The Stone – Outdoor Production

20th August 2019
A tongue-in-cheek adaptation of a classic story

Held at Hillside Brewery in or near Longhope


Private Lives

20th August 2019
Outdoor adaptation of Noel Coward’s celebrated comedy

Held at Abergavenny - Y Fenni in or near Abergavenny


The Selfish Giant

22nd August 2019
Sea Legs Puppet Theatre Presents Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant

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


ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES

22nd August 2019
Young Ali Baba overhears the magic words that open the cave: “Open Sesame!”

Held at Abergavenny - Y Fenni in or near Abergavenny


Summer Foraging Course

24th August 2019
A foraging walk, talk and lunch

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


FESTIVAL SATURDAY

24th August 2019
Four sensational Forest bands

Held at Scarr Bandstand in or near Coleford


THE FADDLE FAIR

25th August 2019
An Artisan and Craft Market

Held at Coleford in or near Coleford


Family Archery Sessions

26th August 2019
Unleash your inner Robin Hood on one of our archery taster days

Held at Borderlands Outdoor in or near Monmouth


Art in Penallt

30th August 2019 - 1st September 2019
A three day event, featuring local and international artists and makers.

Held at Humble by Nature in or near Monmouth


Gangsta Granny

30th August 2019
An adventure for the whole family

Held at Abergavenny - Y Fenni in or near Abergavenny


Ross Cider Festival

30th August 2019 - 1st September 2019
3 days of live music, amazing high quality food, ten quality visiting cider makers

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


The Wizard of Oz

31st August 2019 - 1st September 2019
One of the most enjoyable family musicals of all time

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


School Summer Holiday Family Bushcraft Session

31st August 2019
Survive and thrive in the woods

Held at Borderlands Outdoor in or near Monmouth


Yoga and Wellness Retreat

6th September 2019 - 8th September 2019
Retreat to the forest for a weekend of yoga and nurture your wellbeing!

Held at Forest Retreats in or near Coleford


The Car Man

7th September 2019
Matthew Bourne’s re-imagining on Bizet’s opera in the America of the 1960’s

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


The Royal Forester Evening Dining Train

14th September 2019
Returning for 2019 due to popular demand!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Harbottle & Jonas Folk Club

15th September 2019
One of the most exciting prospects on the folk circuit

Held at The Orepool Inn in or near Coleford


Vintage Working Weekend

20th September 2019 - 22nd September 2019
An action packed weekend with intensive train timetable and lots of engines in use

Held at Perrygrove Railway in or near Coleford


ROSS WALKING FESTIVAL

27th September 2019 - 29th September 2019
16 varied walks in and around Ross-on-Wye and the beautiful Wye Valley

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


All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

27th September 2019 - 29th September 2019
Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at Dean Forest Railway

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Forest of Dean Autumn Half Marathon

29th September 2019
A forest trails course with no road crossings

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford


Halloween Free October

1st October 2019 - 31st October 2019
A Halloween free attraction for those who do not celebrate or like Halloween

Held at Perrygrove Railway in or near Coleford


Wise Children

3rd October 2019
Emma Rice’s production of the Angela Carter novel about a theatrical family

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Clue-Doh! Murdery Mystery

5th October 2019
Join us on board the Dean Forest Railway to discover Who? What? And Where?

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Forest Showcase Food Festival

6th October 2019
We showcase creative producers from The Forest of Dean and surrounding areas

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford


Bees for Development Sustainable Beekeeping Course

12th October 2019 - 13th October 2019
A practical course with a particular focus on natural methods

Held at Bees for Development in or near Monmouth


Half Term Extras

29th October 2019 - 31st October 2019
Additional free activities indoors

Held at Perrygrove Railway in or near Coleford


THE FADDLE FAIR

30th November 2019
An Artisan and Craft Market

Held at Coleford in or near Coleford


Christmas At Perrygrove

1st December 2019 - 24th December 2019
A unique Christmas experience

Held at Perrygrove Railway in or near Coleford