The Forest Bee will be holding their AGM on the 24th July 2018 Starting at 10:30am Blakeney Village Hall, Blakeney, Glos, GL15 4DW
One Day Drawing Workshops, Saturdays, 10am to 4pm. Still Life suitable for all levels of ability. Charcoal, rubbers and fixative provided. Please bring your own paper and board/easel. £21.00 per person. 12th May and 9th June. Life Drawing, nude models suitable for intermediate and experienced. Please bring own materials. £21.00 per person plus model fee of aprox. £10.00 per person. 5th May and 2nd June. Armoury Hall, Newnham, GL14 1AD for further information or to book contact email@example.com Website carolynblackart.com
Join us for a 6 week Mindfulness Meditation course. Designed to help ordinary people who are struggling to keepup with the demands of the modern day world. Led by trained and experienced Mindfulness Practitioners. Start date Monday 14th of May 2018. 10.00am-11.30am, £150.00 total for 6 weeks. The Loft, Brockweir and Hewelsfield Community Shop, NP16 7NW Contact Diana Denman on 07952548040, email firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.mindfulnessforestandwye.co.uk
An opportunity to develop your cookery and baking skills. Ideal for beginners. Prior booking is essential. Held in the Salvation Army kitchen. £70.00 for 7 weeks including ingredients. 2.00-4.00pm, 7 weeks. Contact us for next start date. Salvation Army Forest of Dean, 43 North Road, Broadwell, GL16 7BX. Contact Shona Marshall 01594 839106 or 07765 111405, email email@example.com, website www.salvationarmy-fod.org.uk
An introduction to Cider Making. Get hands on picking, washing and pressing the apples, with a chance to use a traditional cider press led by Matt Dunwell. 9.30am – 4.30pm, Friday 12th October 2018, £90 Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA. Contact Matt Dunwell or Angie Horsley on 01594 860244, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.ragmans.co.uk
Learn Portuguese with experienced Brazilian teacher. Fun one-to-one or small group lessons with experienced teacher ranging from beginners to advanced. £20/hour or £65/month. Any time by arrangement. Contact Bianca Bertalot, 6 Livia Way, Lydney, GL15 5NU, T: 07806374139 or email email@example.com
Come to Monmouth to celebrate all things ‘Bee’ on the United Nations World Day of Bees, 20th May 2018, Nelson Gardens, Monmouth. Free Entry. Volunteers needed! For more information please contact Bees for Development T: 01600 714848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.beesfordevelopment.org
This unique weekend Course is now in its ninth year, 8th – 9th September, £195. Including all refreshments and lunch. Ragmans Lane Farm, Forest of Dean, GL17 9PA For bookings and information please contact Bees for Development T: 01600 714848 or email email@example.com www.beesfordevelopment.org
Day 1: June 16 Natural Beekeeping that Works. Day 2: Advanced Natural Beekeeping Prices start from £80pp. Shire Hall, Monmouth. NP25 3EA Unique Courses by world expert Dr Leo Sharashkin from USA For bookings and information please contact Bees for Development T: 01600 714848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.beesfordevelopment.org
This is a unique Course in which you will learn to weave a willow skep and cover it with cloom. 9.30am-4pm, 12 August 2018, £95. Including all refreshments and lunch The Yew Tree Inn, Peterstow, Ross-On-Wye, HR9 6JZ For bookings and information please contact Bees for Development T: 01600 714848 or email email@example.com www.beesfordevelopment.org
This one day course will provide you with expert instruction and all the tools and materials to make a classic straw skep, 9.30am-4pm, 29 July 2018, £95. Including all refreshments and lunch. The Yew Tree Inn, Peterstow, Ross-On-Wye, HR9 6JZ For bookings and information please contact Bees for Development T: 01600 714848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.beesfordevelopment.org
FORAGING SHOULD BE A WAY OF LIFE! I add foraged foods to my wedding and party menus wherever I can. One of my favourite wild foods is the humble Nettle. Rich in vitamins A, C, D, iron, potassium, magnesium.. and up to 20% protein, well higher than almost any leafy vegetable! Better yet they are delicious, free and everywhere. Harvest with or without rubber gloves, snip or pinch, you will get stung whatever, it’s part of the fun! Aim for the top young leaves in March and April. Later in the year cut them back to promote new young growth. Use like spinach – in soups, stews, juices.. Or try this wonderful Greek inspired Nettle and Feta pie. Preheat oven to 180oC/160oC degree Centigrade fan/gas mark 6. Finely slice then fry 2 red onions in butter till golden. Add 2 cloves crushed garlic and fry for another minute. Add 250g each of chopped nettles and spinach, salt, pepper and nutmeg and cook till wilted. Squeeze out liquid then add chopped fresh dill, mix with 2 beaten eggs, 200g crumbled feta, 75g pine nuts and the zest of a lemon. Line an oven dish with rolled puff pastry. Add filling, cut a lattice top from …
Over the course of the day we will be collecting native microbes to make cheap but effective natural fertilisers and tonics for the plants and soil. A chance to learn about Biofertilisers, Native micro organisms, Aerobic and Anaerobic compost teas led by Juanfran Lopez. 9.30am-4.30pm, 25th April, £100. Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA. Contact Juanfran Lopez or Angie Horsley on 01594 860244, email email@example.com, website www.ragmans.co.uk
Learn how to shear in this hands-on day with Farmer Tim, 10am – 4 pm, incl. lunch, Saturday 16th June 2018, £115 Humble by Nature, Upper Meend Farm, Penallt, Nr Monmouth, NP25 4RP. For more details or to book your place, telephone 01600 714595, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.humblebynature.com
This one day workshop will offer you a grounding, a starting point to waken with your drum or rattle and gain confidence in your ability to beat a rhythm for a shamanic journey for the self. We will look at technique, care and how drumming transforms the self. 10am – 5pm Sunday 13 May 2018. £85. Redbrook in the wye valley Contact Maxine Smillie call 07845 933860 or email email@example.com shamaniclife.co.uk
Meditation is a brilliant way to ease stress and anxiety. One to one sessions tailored to suit your needs. Usually just one or two sessions are enough, unless you want to progress to using meditation for guidance, energy balancing or releasing painful memories. £25 for approximately a 1 hour session in Lydbrook. Contact Jaqui on 01594 861278 or 07919 851669, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.jaquifabian.co.uk
Day workshop introducing Shamanism including learning to journey, the drum and retrieving a power animal. 10am – 5pm, Sat 7th April, £45 (conc £35) incl lunch. Millers Farm, Blakeney, GL15 4AP Contact Mandy on T: 01594 541850 or M: 07805 800313, E: email@example.com, www.mandypullen.co.uk
In these changing challenging times, many people feel drawn to work for our planet and community. During this five-day workshop, we will learn how to transmute negative beliefs and attitudes through the practice of transfiguration. Now is the time for us to heal, to integrate at our most compassionate. Runs from 10am – 4pm, 19th to 23rd July 2018, £395. Courses in Redbrook in the Wye Valley Contact Maxine Smillie on 07845 933860, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.shamaniclife.co.uk.
As the sun reaches its summer zenith we will focus on the central themes of meditation, allowing our Self time to dwell in a safe and relaxing space; enjoying the connection with Nature. 19.00-21.30pm, Thursday 7th June for three consecutive weeks. Gestalt Centre Wales, 10 Hocker Hill Street, Chepstow, NP16 5ER. Final session on the 21st June is at Wye Valley Sculpture Garden, Tintern, NP16 7NX Contact Steven England call 07733325969 or Email TheArtofSustainability@hotmail.com Facebook: The Art of Sustainability
Applying meditation and mindfulness techniques to explore Well-Being we will re-place ourselves in nature. 10am-3pm, Saturday 14th July. Early Bird £55 Standard £65. Wye Valley Sculpture Garden, Tintern, NP16 7NX Contact Steven England call 07733325969 or Email TheArtofSustainability@hotmail.com Facebook: The Art of Sustainability
Applying meditation and mindfulness techniques to explore Well-Being we will re-place ourselves in the natural world. 10am-4pm, Saturday 28th April, £65. Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA. Contact Steven England call 07733325969 or Email: TheArtofSustainability@hotmail.com Facebook: The Art of Sustainability
A series of six long weekends from April 2018 to July 2019 studying the contemporary areas of shamanism with an emphasis on eco reciprocity. You will be embarking on your own personal eco shamanic journey within a community of like minded beings whilst also learning all the major shamanic healing techniques. Certificates optional. First weekend starts Thursday 19th April, 6.30pm to Sunday 22nd April, 4pm. £1,500 (conc £1,350) including food and accommodation. Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, Glos, GL17 9P. Contact Mandy Pullen on 01594 541850 or 07805 800313, email email@example.com, website www.mandypullen.co.uk.
Agriculture is changing. A new brand of modern agriculture using Agroecology as it’s guiding principle is gaining traction. Regenerative Agriculture led by Jairo Restrepo, will give you the practical tools needed to analyse soils and create fertile systems using home made biofertilisers and minimal-cost pest and disease control methods. 6 day resitential starting 9.00am to 5.30pm starting Thursday 28th June, £600 Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA. Contact Jairo Restrepo or Angie Horsley on 01594 860244, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.ragmans.co.uk
The Forum aims to raise awareness of Health and Social Care matters within the Forest of Dean in order to influence and effect positive change. We invite the general public to meet various speakers from Health, Social Care and Councils so that we are informed of changes that affect us. FREE. 7.00-8.00pm, 1st Tuesday of every month. West Dean Centre, Bream, GL15 6JW. Contact Linda Vaughan on 01594 564230 or 07789621238, email email@example.com, website www.forestofdeanhealthforum.org.uk
Meets on Tuesday evenings at Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook. Newcomers welcome, no need to be an ‘expert’, as meditation instructions and guidance will be given as required. Donation of £2.00. 7.20pm start, Tuesdays, ongoing. Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA. Please contact Jane on 01594 861404, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun and engaging drama sessions for children of all ages and abilities, between 5 – 12 years. The Youth Theatre meet weekly during term time in Lydbrook. Each session builds skills and confidence in a fun and safe environment, leading to local performances and sharings. Facilitators are DBS checked + fully insured. £4 per session, 10 week blocks. Between 4pm – 6pm (max 1.5 hours), ongoing. Lydbrook Memorial Hall, Central Lydbrook. Contact Rachel Adams on 07877581740 email email@example.com, website wyldwoodarts.co.uk
Death is the one sure thing we know we are going to experience and a subject most people struggle to speak of or explore safely. The training is a beautiful support for those who work and care for those that are ill or dying. Supporting our loved ones in this transition. The potential for healing that death brings. The workshop runs from 28th & 29th April 2018 from 10am – 4pm at Redbrook, Wye Valley. Cost £160. Contact Maxine Smillie on 07845 933860, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website shamaniclife.co.uk
The aim in this workshop is to offer an introduction to the Shamanic Journey; exploring with safety and support. We will work with the drum, our voices, modern technology and various movement techniques. 10am-4pm 17-18th March 2018. Redbrook Village Hall, Redbrook Road, Redbrook, NP25 4LR. Contact Maxine Smillie on 07845 933860, email email@example.com, website shamaniclife.co.uk
The U3A is an excellent way of making new friends and gaining new skills and interests for the over 50s. Meetings with Speakers are on 3rd Thursday of the month at Lydney Town Hall at 1.45 pm. Lots of lively activity groups for members – Kurling, Ukelele, Art & Craft, French, Poetry, Knitting, Painting, Walking, Card games, Petanque, Lunch Club, Cycling, Book Club, Skittles, Heritage Detectives, Tea room appreciation, and more… What’s not to like? Lydney Town Hall, High St, Lydney, GL15 5DY. Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month or visit u3asites.org.uk/forest-of-dean/home or ring us on 01594 832599.
Regular meeting one Sunday a month with guided shamanic journeying. Beginners welcome. Please bring a mat, eye cover, blanket, pen and notebook. See website for dates. 10.30am–1.00pm, £8 including tea and biscuits. Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Mandy on 01594 541850 or 07805 800313, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.mandypullen.co.uk.