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Wye WhoWhatWhereWhen THIS WEEK

6th - 12th JULY 2012







Chepstow Castle - ‘HMS Pinafore’ by Gilbert & Sullivan. 7.30pm. £12/£10. Bream Primary School - Summer Fayre with rugby coach and Masterchef winner Phil Vickery. Gates open 5.45pm. £1/free. Drill Hall, Chepstow - ‘Just Sax’: A Saxophone Quartet perform Classical to Pop via Jazz, Ragtime, Tango & World Music. Forest Bookshop, Coleford - Local author John Griffiths offers an exploration of writing short stories. Baptist Hall, Coleford - Le Navet Bete Extravaganza: ‘An audacious mix of circus, comedy and music’. £8. 7.30pm. Parkend Memorial Hall - Parkend Players present ‘It Was a Dark & Stormy Night’. Tickets: Forest Bookshop, Coleford - The Wally Workshop - get on the Wally trails. Free. 3.30pm.

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New Leaf Gallery, Monmouth - Unique Blown Glass by Bob Crooks on display. Mon to Sat 10am-5pm until 4th August. Free entry! Brockweir Inn, Brockweir NP16 7NG - Coffee & Croissants 9-11am. Chepstow Tourist Office - Experienced researchers available to help you unearth your Family tree. 10.30-3.30pm. Free! Wayside, Woolaston - Garden Tea Party: Face painting, bouncy castle, plant stall, crafts, cookery demo and more! 1.30pm. The Pavilion, St Briavels - Local Produce Market: Stock up on lots of delicious, locally-produced, goodies for the week ahead. Lydney Co-Op - Forest Brown busking with English folk music. Chepstow Town Centre - Carnival! Floats & parades pass through town to the riverside, followed by more entertainment. 12-5pm. Church Farm Barn, Mork Rd, St Briavels - St Briavels’ People’s Choir perform ‘The Mikado’. 6pm Tickets £5/£2. Drill Hall, Chepstow - World-class poetry readings from poets Ian Duhig & Paul Henry. 7.30pm. £12/£10. Croes Robert, Nr Monmouth - Introduction to Dormice from Gwent Wildlife Trust. £4/£7. 10-11.30am. Booking essential. Monmouth Priory - Ikebana Class: Practical hands-on tuition. 10.30-12.00pm. From £5 per class. Coleford Town Centre - Festival of Words Finale: Le Navet Bete + Djabot:Forest’s own African rhythms drum combo. 10am. Forest Bookshop, Coleford - Sweet Talk -The changing history of sweets with some old fashioned samples. £2. 11am. Chepstow Castle - ‘Private Lives’ by Noel Coward. 7.30pm. £12/£10. Redbrook Millennium Green - Hog Roast, Bands, Bar etc. 5pm. Free entry! Parkend Memorial Hall - Parkend Players present ‘It Was A Dark & Stormy Night’. Tickets: Chepstow Racecourse - ‘The One Big Day Event’ featuring a display of vehicles suitable for wheelchair users + entertainment.

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Bathurst Park Bandstand, Lydney - Jazz In The Park 2-5pm with Chepstow Community Big Band and Moon & Stars. 1 Perch Drive, Coleford GL16 7DG - Open Studios: Doug Eaton & Sally Sarneski. Bright & dramatic paintings. Chepstow Riverside - ‘Bands on the Bandstand’: ‘Sian & The Sugar Daddies’. 2.30pm. Free! Abbey Bridge Meadow, Monmouth NP25 5HQ - 30 Bird Charity Clay Shoot 10am start. Wilton Castle on the Wye HR9 6AD - Open Garden Event 12-5pm. £4 entry. Home made teas available. Beulah Cottage, Littledean GL14 3LH - Open Studios: Allan Barker. Impressionist oil paintings with natural world as inspiration. Your Business - It only costs £10 to promote your business in our listings. You’re reading this & so are thousands of others!

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The Piercefield, St Arvans - Two courses for just £10.95! Available 12 till 6pm Mon to Fri. 13 Victoria St, Cinderford GL14 2ET - Open Studios: Rebecca Roberts - Fantasy Subjects. Chepstow Library - Julia Gregson & Jasmine Nights. The local award winning author talks about her writing. 2.30-3.30pm. Severn Bridge Social Club - Town Walk led by Chepstow Society discovering the hidden history of Bulwark. £1. 6pm. Cledddon Bog, Nr Trellech - Flora and Fauna walk through this ‘extreme’ habitat. 10-2pm. £6/£9. Booking essential. Veddw House Garden - Visit with Wye Garden Society. 5.30pm. £6.50 per person. Ashfield House, St Briavels GL15 6TB - Open Studios: Danielle Eveleigh & Rowan Hannay, Mixed media, photography etc.

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23 Eastern Ave, Mitcheldean - Open Studios: Fred Crellin. Photo-realistic style in acrylics. Portraits, landscapes etc. 01594 542030 Chepstow Methodist Church - Talk & Forum: Climate Change with Prof. Susan Baker. 7.30pm. Free. 01291 623316 St John’s On The Hill School, Tutshill - Walk led by Tidenham Historical Society. £2. Advance bookings please. Chepstow Castle - ‘Richard III’ by William Shakespeare and the Festival Players. £12/£10. 01291 624065 Sandiago, Woolaston GL15 6JD - Open Studios: Darren Hoskins - pastel & chalk pictures + hand-woven peg loom rugs. 07866 697512


The Piercefield, St Arvans - Two sirloin steak dinners & a bottle of Chilean wine for just £35. From 6pm. Bookings advised. St Mary’s Church, Chepstow - Lunchtime Concert. 12.45-1.45pm. Refreshments available. Donations to charity. Drill Hall, Chepstow - Olympic Historian Martin Polley looks at Britain’s Olympic Heritage 1612-2012. 7.30pm. £3. Village Shop, Brockweir - Takeaway Pizza Evening 5.30-7.30pm. Call for advance orders. Springfield Rough, Newent GL18 1JR - Open Studios: Jan Evans: Textile art in Paint & Stitch.

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Brockweir Inn, Brockweir NP16 7NG - Local Beer & Sausage Tasting Night from 6.30pm Free! Chepstow Castle Inn - Chepstow Acoustic Club: Singers, players & listeners Night. 8pm. £2/£1.50. Lindors Farm, St Briavels GL15 6RP - Open Studios: Mary Edwards - Paintings with a rural life and theme. Drill Hall, Chepstow - Archie Miles ‘Heritage Trees of Wales’. Tickets £3. 7.30pm. The Annexe Venue, Lydney - Slam Poetry Competition. Lydney vs Rainbow Poets with MC Brenda Read Brown. Free. 8pm. Chepstow Methodist Church Hall - Flower Festival celebrating 2012 including the Olympics & the Jubilee. 10am-5pm. Free! Savoy Theatre, Monmouth - Sandi Toksvig embarks on her first major UK solo tour in years. Chepstow Castle - ‘The Railway Children’. An award-winning adaptation from Heartbreak productions. Harts Barn, Longhope GL17 0QD - Open Studios: Amanda Grey printmaking, painting & photography of natural world.

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St Briavels Local Produce Market Saturday 7th July - 9.00am -12.30pm

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Pubs Near the River...

The Inn on the Wye, Goodrich HR9 5QS. Tel: 01600 890872. The Inn on the Wye is situated in the heart of the Wye valley overlooking the Wye River and ancient Goodrich castle. Stylish contemporary interiors with a relaxed atmosphere.

Rose & Crown, Tintern NP16 6SE. Tel: 01291 689254. Dating back to at least 1835, the Rose & Crown is the second oldest existing Public House in the village. Situated on the banks of the River Wye in the middle of Tintern, this is a walker-friendly pub with a good stone floor and a warm welcome for dogs.

The Bell Inn, Redbrook NP25 4LZ. Tel: 01600 713612. Riverside Inn offering good food and hospitality. Claims to be “the first and Last Pub in England” as from the village green opposite you can see the footbridge into Wales.

Saracen’s Head, Symonds Yat East HR9 6JL. Tel: 01600 8980435. The flagstone-floored bar, with its scrubbed pine tables, has retained the feel of an authentic old English Inn, while the riverside terraces are the ideal place to watch the Inn’s ancient hand ferry carry passengers across the Wye. The bar is open all day, every day.

The Anchor Inn, Tintern NP16 6TE. Tel: 01291 689582. The Anchor dates from the twelfth century and is set in extensive grounds alongside the River Wye with the stunning backdrop of Tintern Abbey. The bar is in the original cider mill of Tintern Abbey. Opening times are Mon-Sat 11am to 11pm and Sunday from 12 noon until 10.30pm.

The Boat, Penallt NP25 4AJ. Tel: 01600 712 615. As one of the oldest pubs in the area, The Boat offers a great place for both locals & visitors to relax. Nestled in the Wye Valley, and situated right on the edge of the River overlooking the old railway bridge that crosses from Redbrook to Penallt. Live music every Thursday night.

The Brockweir Inn, Brockweir NP17 7NG. Tel: 01291 689548. Close to the quayside, this small traditional country inn offers home-made food and ever-changing local real ales. Inside there are open fires and flagstone floors and there is a small sheltered garden terrace at rear.

The Courtfield Arms, Lower Lydbrook GL17 9NU. Tel: 01594 860207. The Courtfield Arms is just yards from the river Wye. Dating back to 1759, it is a spacious country pub with open fires and comfy sofas. Guests can choose to sit in the cosy lounge bar, the restaurant with two open fires or on the lovely riverside terrace.

The Old Ferrie Inn, Symonds Yat West HR9 6BL. Tel: 01600 890 232. This beautiful riverside pub has been standing on the banks of the River Wye since the 15th Century. With charming traditional features, warming open fires and stunning views across the valley. Ye Old Ferrie Inn is the ideal place to enjoy a spot of lunch or a pint or two.

The Old Ferry Inn, Beachley, Nr Chepstow NP16 7HH. Tel: 01291 622474. Situated next to the River Severn it offers picturesque views for dining inside and out. Inside it offers a mix of original features and contemporary comfort. With its beamed ceilings, the interior has a cosy feel enhanced by woodburners during the winter.

The Gate House, Monmouth NP25 3EG. Tel: 01600 713890. Claims to be the only pub in Monmouth next to the river. Situated next to the historic Monnow bridge with a beer garden and balcony overlooking the Wye.

WYE Who What Where When w/b 6th July 2012  

Welcome To WYE Who What Where When © - the indispensible new day by day guide to What’s On in the Lower Wye Valley & Forest of Dean. Printed...

WYE Who What Where When w/b 6th July 2012  

Welcome To WYE Who What Where When © - the indispensible new day by day guide to What’s On in the Lower Wye Valley & Forest of Dean. Printed...