Improve your self-esteem and confidence. Learn to say no, deal with conflict and value your own needs as much as those of others. Enjoy defeating your self-saboteur. £60 (£35 concs) 10.30am-12.30pm for 10 weeks starting Friday 17th March with a break over Easter. Cinderford (venue to be confirmed).
Forest of Dean Walking for Health offers free regular easy walks throughout the Forest in: Blakeney, Bream, Cinderford, Coleford, Drybrook, Hartpury, Heywood, Huntley, Lydney, Mitcheldean, Newent, Parkend, Sedbury, St Briavels, Staunton, Yorkley. Suitable for all abilities, walking from 10 minutes up to 1 hour with refreshments at the end. Free, with the bonus of some refreshments too! Happening all year round, with 16 starting points throughout the Forest of Dean.
Artlift provides free art courses with professional artists for people with long term mental or physical health conditions, or those who are bereaved, isolated, or carers in need of respite. Our next course in Cinderford starts at Artspace in January. Ask your GP for a referral or call 03000 200 102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Free. 10am – 12noon, January 8th/16th at Artspace, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL. Contact: Charlie Royall on 03000 200 102 07599 912149 or email: email@example.com www.artlift.org
Forest of Dean Walking for Health offers free regular easy walks throughout the Forest in: Blakeney, Bream, Cinderford, Coleford, Drybrook, Hartpury, Heywood, Huntley, Lydney, Mitcheldean, Newent, Parkend, Sedbury, St Briavels, Staunton and Yorkley. Suitable for all abilities, walking from 10 minutes up to 1 hour with refreshments at the end. Free 1 hour plus refreshments. Runs throughout the year. 16 starting points throughout the Forest of Dean. Contact Barbara Woods on 01594 727014 firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
As well as the many classes you can join at any time, like those with FitSteps, WhiteLotus and Severn Sun, Yoga and Tai Chi, or Dance Classes – Artentinian Tango or Line Dancing, we’ve also got lots of music happening on a regular basis such as Lydbrook Band & Training Bands, Singing with Kirsty Abraham and lots going on at SoundSpace, we have some courses and workshops set specifically for March:
5th – Shamanic Sunday with Mandy Pullen
7th – Forest of Dean Health Forum in Cinderford
7th – Beginners Silver Workshop with Karin Whittaker
8th & 9th: New Flower Arranging classes with Alwyn Page, focusing on Spring seasonal arrangements.
13th: Poets in Progress group organised by Vicky Hampton, free to any budding poets
14th: Diploma in Reflexology with II Intuitive in Lydney
Borderland Outdoor are offering Outdoor First Aid on 18-19 March, An Introduction to Navigation on 21-22 March and First Aid at Work on 30th March.
26th: Sue Chuddley’s Monthly Yoga Sutra Study & Chanting Session
29th; Cyber Security with Dean Entrepreneurs
and last, but certainly not least on 31st March, Flowers for Your Home with Humble by Nature.
They’re all on our website, just search under March, or for the specific one you are interested in.
Have a fabulous welcome into Spring.
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.
Anyone aged 11-16 (beginner or experienced musicians) can enjoy making music at The Music Works’ Afterschool Club and Studio Sessions at SoundSpace Studios, Cinderford. Try out instruments, play in a band, use music technology. 11-18 year olds can also book sessions for very low prices. £2 per person per hour, Mondays 3-4.30pm (club), 3-6pm (studio session), ongoing. Causeway Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AF. Contact Mark Bick on 01594 836418, email MBick@themusicworks.org.uk, website www.themusicworks.org.uk.
SoundSpace offers four practice rooms and a recording studio for hire for bands, singers, solo artists of any age, at highly competitive prices. The studio is situated on The Forest High School site in Causeway Road, Cinderford, and is run by the charity The Music Works. Over 18s: £8-10, under 18s: £2-£7. Various dates available. Causeway Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AF. Contact Mark Bick on 01594 825124, email email@example.com, website www.themusicworks.org.uk
If you want to learn/make music or develop your skills using music technology, The Music Works’ Audio-Base Saturday sessions at SoundSpace Studios, Cinderford, could be for you. Create, record and jam with others and learn music technology helped by session leaders who are musicians and industry professionals. 11am-1pm, every Saturday during term time, ongoing. £3,£5 or £6. SoundSpace Studios, Causeway Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AF. Contact Anita Holford or Beth Blowers, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website, www.themusicworks.org.uk
Suitable for beginners, sparring optional. Grades from white to black. £6/£7 per session. Mondays: Kids 6.15pm, Adults 7.15pm (other classes available – see our website). Forest Fighting Gym, Miners Hall, Cinderford or Thursdays 6.45-7.45pm Naas Lane Community Centre, Lydney. Forest Fighting Gym, Miners Hall, Wesley Rd, Denecroft, GL14 2JN. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email email@example.com, wbsite www.whitelotus.co.uk
We now have a Boxing Gym – contact Michelle for more details.
For health and relaxation, suitable for all. Seated and standing – people with disabilities welcome.
Mondays: 11am-12.oonoon ongoing, Foxes Bridge Hub, Valley Road, Cinderford, GL14 2LJ. £3 per session.
Wednesdays: 9.30-10.30am, Foxes Bridge Hub, Valley Road, Cinderford, GL14 2LJ. £5 per session.
A friendly, relaxed class offering a wide variety of yoga styles. The courses are tailored around participants needs. All levels of fitness and ability are welcomed. Great emphasis is placed on asana, pranayama and meditation. A unique yoga experience that brings excellent health benefits.
£4 per session, 7-8.30pm every Wednesday, Blakeney Youth Centre, Cinderford Road, Blakeney, GL15 4AZ.
Sessions also available at Severn Sun Studio, 8 Newland Street, Coleford on Monday evenings. Contact Natalie for details.
A friendly, relaxed class, dedicated to helping people of all ages and ability improve their health, fitness and well-being using the ancient practice of Tai Chi,proven to deliver results. Traditional Chen and Yang forms, Qigong, weapons and much, much more. £40 per six week course 7-9pm, Thursdays, ongoing. Blakeney Youth Centre, Cinderford Road, Blakeney, GL15 4AZ.
Sessions also available at Severn Sun Studio, 8 Newland Street, Coleford – contact Natalie for details.
All welcome. Suitable for beginners and returners. Come and share some yoga. Yoga helps with all aspects of our busy lives, keeping us healthy in body and mind. Stretching, relaxing, reflecting. Bring a mat, a blanket and wear warm loose clothes. British Wheel of Yoga tutor.
7.30-8.50pm, 10 weeks starting Wednesday 24th January. 6.00-7.25pm, £5.00 drop-in rate, £40 for whole course paid in advance. Cinderford Leisure Centre, Causeway Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AF.
Contact Jane Rothery on 01594 544149 or 07903099779, email firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Strictly’ style dance fitness exercise class, no partners needed! You don’t need to be able to dance, you just have to want to get fit and have fun! Transform your body dancing to music! £4 per class or £28 for 8 classes within 8 weeks.
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10-11am, Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-8pm (ongoing). Broadwell Memorial Hall, North Road, Coleford, GL16 7BG.
Now also on Wednesdays, 7-8pm at Cinderford Methodist Church Hall, (Opp Palace Cinema), Cinderford, GL14 2AB.