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.
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. £3 per person per hour, Mondays 3-4.30pm (club). Causeway Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AF.
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. From £4 / per hour. Various dates available call to be a slot.
Causeway Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AF.
‘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, (Opposite Palace Cinema), Cinderford, GL14 2AB.
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-12.30pm, every Saturday during term time, ongoing. £3,£5 or £6.
SoundSpace Studios, Causeway Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AF.
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.
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, Naas Lane Community Centre, Lydney. £5 per session.
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).
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org www.artlift.org
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.