Meet and learn evenings, networking and an annual exhibition for all budding local entrepreneurs, whether you are just thinking about starting your own business or are up and running already. For more information contact us on 07445 793573, email email@example.com, or vising our website www.fodentrepreneurs.co.uk.
Situated on the east side of the Forest of Dean, Ruardean Hill is the ideal location for learning to identify woodland birds by sight and sound. Ed Drewitt will help you learn the basics of woodland bird ID through a range of activities both in the classroom and in the nearby woodland habitat. This course will cost £60 and includes all teaching and materials, as well as tea and coffee. Please bring a packed lunch. 10am – 4pm, 9th April or 21st May. Ruardean Hill Baptist Church, Baptist Way, Ruardean Hill, GL17 9AR. To book your place contact Anne Cotton on 01786 466 570, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.bto.org/news-events/training/training-programme
A singing holiday held at the idyllic retreat centre, Ragmans Farm, set in beautiful surroundings. Four part harmony songs all taught by ear. Dormitory beds or camping available. Delicious meals provided from Friday eve – Monday lunchtime. A wonderful few days of singing, jamming, community and celebration. £205 dorm bed/£180 camping. Starts on the evening of Friday 25th May through to 3pm on Bank Holiday Monday (28th May). Ragmans Lane Farm, Lydbrook, GL17 9PA. Contact Sheila Tang on 0790 9937880, email email@example.com, website www.ragmans.co.uk/learn_with_us/courses
Fitness class based on the 12 dances of Strictly Come Dancing. Suitable for all fitness levels. 11.15am – 12.15pm, 9 weeks starting Tuesday 16th January, £38. Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT. Contact Wyedean on 01291 625340 (leave a message and they’ll get back to you) or download the brochure and enrolment form from www.wyedean.gloucs.sch.uk (go to ‘Community’, ‘Adult Learning’ ‘Courses available’). You can post your enrolment form (+SaE if you wish for a receipt) during the holidays, or enrol at the school from the start of term.
Beginners and improvers very welcome. Friendly group, come and find your hidden talent. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Phone for more information. 10.00am – 12.15pm, Wednesdays, ongoing. £48.00 for six weeks. Just turn up to meet us. The West Dean Centre, Bream. Contact Sylvia on 01594 562901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you long to work with plants in a more intimate way? Learn simple yet powerful techniques to tune into nature and receive guidance and healing gifts. Finding your plant and tree allies, heart perception, sensory awareness and entering the dream time of plants. 10am-4pm, Saturday 21st October, £50. Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Clare Barnes on 07551 055079, email email@example.com, website www.artemisrising.co.uk
This is a peer led support group for people who suffer/ awaiting diagnosis with fibromyalgia or chronic pain. We meet on the last Wednesday of the month, 11am-1pm at the Salvation Army Building in Broadwell. It is completely free to attend and is for people who have chronic pain or fibromyalgia and their carers to come together for support. Salvation Army Building, 43 North Road, Broadwell, Coleford, GL16 7BX. Contact Emma Cornish on 07804 506395, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nettle has a unique and delicious flavour. No surprise then that its soups with potato, a luscious risotto, and the various flamiche recipes become favourites. This recipe concentrates the taste of the dark green fleshy leaves with the rustic flavour of toasted sunflower kernels, a soupcon of chilli heat, and the richness of a good olive oil. You could use this forager’s Nettle pesto as a base and build it up with flavours of your own: such as basil, anchovy fillets, Kalamata olives, crab apple purée, or hazel nuts. INGREDIENTS 100g stinging nettle leaves (single leaves without stalk or petioles) 100 ml good olive oil 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped finely 2 tsp mild red chilli, chopped finely 1 tsp black pepper, freshly ground 50g sunflower kernels juice of 1 lemon Put the nettle leaves into a bowl and cover with clingfim and microwave on full power for 2 minutes. Take out of the microwave, leave the clingfilm on and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Alternatively steam the nettle leaves for 5 minutes until tender. Fry the chilli in 2 teaspoons of the olive oil until soft and the oil is coloured. In a food processor add the rest …
Yes – The Forest Bee reaches places other brochures can’t go: Schools: Dean Academy, Dene Magna, Lakers and John Kyrle in Ross, plus a few junior schools around the Forest. Doctors’ Surgeries and NHS health professionals eg nurses gave them out when doing flu jabs this winter Village Agents who support the over 50’s across the Forest, sponsored by Gloucestershire Rural Community Council. Organic Veg Boxes (Forest Food Hub, Field Fayre)Leisure Centres and Gyms Forest Voluntary Action Forum (FVAF) at Belle Vue Centre, Cinderford Care agencies (by request) Great Oaks Hospice (by request) Village & Community Halls via our network of tutors Plus, of course, all the usual: Libraries, Cycle Centres, Forest of Dean, Ross & Monmouth Tourist Information Offices, Forest of Dean District Council offices, Midcounties Co-ops, village shops (and yes, they are welcome in ALL of them, including those very pushed for space), cafes, pubs, Taurus Crafts, Harts Barn Craft Centre, Vantage Point, several chip shops (particularly popular with the Littledean one, so thanks to our distributor there who is constantly topping them up). We also have a popular Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Promoting courses across the Forest of Dean
Promoting courses across the Forest of Dean
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The Forest Bee operates an online directory and brochure of courses and workshops within the Forest of Dean area. These Terms and Conditions govern the relationship between The Forest Bee and you, the website user. Using this website, whether or not you attend any course or workshop listed on the website, means that you have understood and accepted these terms. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between both parties. We reserve the right to update these Terms and Conditions from time to time and any updated version will be effective as soon as published on the website. Liability The website information is provided by the subscribers to the website. Whilst The Forest Bee will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the website information is correct and up to date at the time, and will carry out a check of website information given at the time subscription initially begins. The liability for providing accurate website information remains on the subscriber to the website and The Forest Bee specifically and expressly does not accept any liability for the accuracy of the website information. The Forest Bee continually updates the website and reserves the right to alter or delete content …
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Publicise Your Course, Group, Workshop or Activity for just £5, or advertise your business from just £25. Local business advertising, please click here Deadline for Summer 2019 Edition: 28th February 2019 (runs from start of April to the end of August) Teachers/Group Leaders/Activities £5.00 for up to 2 entries, including free entry on our website. Additional listings £3.00 each. Please use the form below (as the whole project is run by volunteers, we need to use the most efficient way of getting accurate information out there). COURSE INFORMATION The information provided below will be included in the listing. Please ensure you complete all ‘required’ sections (just put N/A if not relevant (we’ll erase that bit from your listing). We do not currently provide a forwarding service so you must provide a way for learners to contact you. Advertise your business with The Forest Bee In the brochure: 1/8 page – £25, 1/4 page – £42, 1/2 page – £76, full page – £130, premium back page – £150. Advertisements should be sent by email (email@example.com) and be in .pdf or .jpeg format. We can help you create your advertisement but may make a charge for this service. On the website Just …
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About Us: ‘The Forest Bee’ is a free brochure, complemented by this website, created to help share information about the numerous and wonderful courses, workshops, groups, activities and one-to-one learning opportunities available to us here in the Forest of Dean. The project is run by volunteers, and is a not-for-profit organisation. It was started in the Spring of 2014, with this website going ‘live’ at the start of Auguest, and our first issue of 1,500 copies of our Autumn 2014 edition coming out at the start of September. It proved so popular, we jumped to 2,500 for our Spring 2015 edition. With the help of a Community Grant from Forest of Dean District Council, we doubled production to 5,000 for our Autumn 2015 issue. We were also fortunate enough to receive grants from several Town and Parish Councils to finance a marketing campaign to help spread awareness about the project, which resulted in us becoming self-financing at this level of production by our Summer 2016 issue. The brochure comes out 3 times a year a week or two before the start of each school term. We hope to extend to a special summer edition covering July and August at some …