A monthly online group to share plant journeys, experiences, dreams and meditations on Tuesday evenings – the plant you will be working with changes for each circle. If you’re interested in plants and working with them in a ‘different’ way do join us. £10 7 – 8.30pm Tuesday 27th April Online. Contact Freya Davies E: email@example.com or www.ecoshamanism.org.uk
Shamanic Sundays & Tuesdays online is an opportunity to connect with spirit and ask those begging questions that are niggling away and not being answered! We are online due to restrictions with a morning and afternoon session on Sundays and a morning session on Tuesdays, once a month. £10 per session see website April 11th & 13th Monthly Online. Contact Mandy Pullen. Dreaming Practise group online We will be dreaming whilst the Moon is in the constellation of Pisces each month. The dreaming dates will be sent beforehand and we will share our dreams to better understand them and bring their messages into the light of day. Meetings are 2 hours on a Monday (Monday) evening. £15 7-9pm Monday 12th April Monthly Online. Contact Mandy Pullen on M: 07805 800313 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ecoshamanism.org.uk
Traditional Sun Style & Modified Forms for Health. Over 30 years’ experience, teaching locally & nationally for 19 years. Sessions can be adapted for all ages/abilities, seated or standing and include Qi Gong. Advanced sessions include Sword & Fan forms. Visit our website for details or contact Trevor directly to find out more. Contact Trevor on T: 01452 830000 E: email@example.com www.crystaltaichi.co.uk
Forest Mobile Meals is a Cinderford based registered charity that supports those that aren’t able to cook for themselves or have nobody to depend on to support them. Our charity allows many elderly, sick or vulnerable people to remain living in their own homes knowing they will receive a hot meal on a daily basis. Our team of amazing volunteers deliver nutritious meals, cooked in our charity’s own kitchen, to over 70 homes every day, but we need to grow our service if we wish the charity to remain viable. Please be reassured that all our volunteer drivers are DBS checked and take all the appropriate Covid-19 precautions, we let ourselves in to the home and plate up the food. To help subsidise our funding, as grants are difficult to secure at the moment, we also run a daily takeaway service from our kitchen in Foxes Bridge Road, but it still isn’t enough. To enable us to continue effectively we do need new clients. We want to ensure that everyone who requires our help is aware that we actually exist, so if you are the next of kin or a friend who pops in now and again please share this …
Come along with a craft project and something to eat and drink and share a summer picnic on the Wye with like-minded souls. Free of charge, just come along! 1pm – 4pm (dates to be arranged throughout the summer months according to interest and availability) June-September 2021. Wye Valley (exact venue to be decided but probably on the river bank at Brockweir / Bigsweir. Contact Barbara Kendry T: 01594 833562 or M: 07859005969 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Let’s Be Clear Let’s Be Clear is a campaign for clear face masks and clearer communication across Gloucestershire. We want more people to wear clear face masks in public places. We want it to be easier for people who rely on lip reading and facial expressions to communicate and connect – people who are deaf or hard of hearing, people with a learning disability, a speech difficulty, autism, dementia, or English as a second language are particularly affected. Please visit the website where you will find lots more information about the campaign and how you can join the movement to help make communication easier and more welcoming in Gloucestershire. Visit www.letsbeclearcampaign.org Let’s Be Clear is a Barnwood Trust partnership project with: Gloucestershire Deaf Association, Inclusion Gloucestershire, Age UK Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees, Cheltenham Borough Homes, University of Gloucestershire, Diocese of Gloucester & others If you are interested to find out more or get involved we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with email@example.com. See advert below: Barnwood advert poster A5
Would you be interested in online tango? Please get in touch. Join my mailing list to hear first hand about the return of my regular tango classes once it is safe. Check website for prices. More information on www.movingexperience.eu. Check website for dates. Tip: Join mailing list. Live online classes on Zoom from Coleford. Contact Bärbel on M: 07474 612701 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.movingexperience.eu
Classes are suitable for all ages and experience. £40 for a 6 week block. Beginners welcome from 7pm every Wednesday, ongoing. English Bicknor Village Hall. (Please confirm attendance in advance).The syllabus includes loosening and foundation exercises, tai chi form and chi gong (energy work). The class and instructor are affiliated to The Bristol School of Tai Chi. Venue: English Bicknor Village Hall, Ross Road, English Bicknor, GL16 7PD. Contact Mark on 01594 544060 or 07791738668, email email@example.com, website www.bristoltaichi.com/deantaichi.htm
Improve your balance. Reduce your back pain. Experience the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method from the safety of your own home. Choose between morning and evening online classes. Courses starting every 6 weeks. Monthly workshops & private classes are available as well. STANDARD 6 week course £60 | SUPER 2x 6 week courses £90 | PREMIUM all 6 week courses + audio recordings £120. | More information on www.movingexperience.eu. Stay Mobile: Tuesdays 7.30 pm & Fridays 9.30 am | Move Better: Wednesdays 9.30 am & Thursdays 7.30 pm | Workshops 4th Saturday/month 2-5 pm about every 6 weeks, e.g. 6th April & 18th May 2021 6 week courses of live online classes on Zoom from Coleford Check www.movingexperience.eu for prices. Check website for dates and times. Contact Bärbel Rücker on T: 07474 612701 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.movingexperience.eu
Fitness Pilates Classes uses the original teachings of Joseph Pilates, delivered in a modern, functional group exercise session. Addresses basic postural imbalances, improves back and core strength and enhances mobility and flexibility. Ages 16+. All fitness levels welcome. £24 for 6 weeks, £19 for 4 classes or £5 per class. Mondays 11am & 12.15pm. Wednesdays 11am. Tuesdays & Thursdays 8pm Weekly Silver Swans® Adult Ballet is a low intensity Ballet class for anyone who’d like to improve their fitness and posture. No Ballet experience required. Whether you are an experienced dancer or have briefly dabbled or are a compete novice, everyone is welcome! Ages 16+. Come along and enjoy the amazing benefits Ballet can bring to your mind and body. £5 per class or £28 for 8. Thursdays 10am Weekly. LVC Fitness Barre Fitness is a Barre workout combining Ballet moves with Functional Fitness, Pilates & Yoga. Barre helps strengthen and tone your muscles without increasing bulk, and it improves your posture. It also increases cardiovascular endurance and metabolism. It is a low impact, high intensity class. It is the latest Body Conditioning Trend. All fitness levels welcome. Ages 16+. 7pm Wednesdays Weekly. £4 per class or £28 for …
Using the glorious Forest scenery to develop your skills. If you have a camera, and would like help to move beyond the ‘Automatic’ mode, concentrate on mastering any subject , or technical aspects – then these enjoyable. Days & times to suit. 1:1 Photography Tuition for All , £28 per hour, £45 for 2 hours, 2 people for 2 hours £65, 5 x 2 hour sessions £185. Processing tuition can be included. Contact Tina on 01594 860062 , email email@example.com, website www.tinadornerphotography.com
For all levels and abilities. Yoga has stood the test of time and is as relevant now as it was thousands of years ago. Learn how to maintain or improve flexibility and strength, settle an unruly mind, improve energy levels and enjoy life to the full through asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), relaxation and meditation. £7 drop- in rate or £60 for 10 sessions. Also Pregnancy Yoga by arrangement. Newnham: Mondays, 10-11.30am Northwood Green: Mondays 5.30-7.00pm Huntley: Tuesday 1.00-2.30pm Littledean: Wednesday (Intermediate), 7.30-9.00pm Berry Hill: Thursdays (for the 50+), 4.15-5.45pm Pregnancy Yoga by arrangement Contact Glenys on 01594 823581, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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All classes on Wednesdays, from 10.30am – 12.30pm at the West Dean Centre, Bream . Max per class 10 with social distancing. Two courses on offer for Spring. Tuition £40 per person for 5 week session, payable Wk1. Start Date – depending on Covid regulations, will be May 19th, 2021. Enrol asap by Tel on 01291 625294, or E: email@example.com to receive timetable, Wk 1 materials list and payment details. All welcome from beginners to experienced.
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Community smallholding – share the work, risks, and rewards. Goat and Duck portion rotas; bees seasonal; vegetable garden. Thursday 10:30 am – 12:30. New members all ages very welcome, training given, £6 per household/individual /year. See website for current details. Contact Pauline T: 01594 510692 or visit www.blakeneyhillgrowers.org.uk
We are offering Beginners Chen style Tai chi and Silk reeling online via zoom on Tuesday evenings 7-8pm with access to recordings if people miss lessons or want to practice on their own. £30pcm they can contact Natalie via email firstname.lastname@example.org or on the phone 07786489666
Publicise Your Course, Group, Workshop or Activity for just £7.50, or advertise your business from just £15. Local business advertising, please click here Deadline for Summer 2021 Edition: 15th March 2021 (runs from start of January to the end of March) UPDATE: Summer 2021 EDITION: is going to run from beginning of April through to end of August due to the ongoing Covid-19 circumstances. We have decided to publish the Forest Bee, however this will be an Online Only Magazine along with the normal website listings etc. We have reduced prices based on this factor. We would like to reassure you that your entries will be seen and reached by the right people. Deadline 15th March 2021 We are currently preparing the Summer 2021 edition of The Forest Bee, and hope that you will choose to continue to advertise with us. The prices changes due to being online ONLY: 1/8 page: Was £25 NOW £15 ¼ page: Was £42 NOW £27 ½ page: Was £76 NOW £45 Full page: Was £130 NOW £80 We still hold the artwork for the previous edition if you would like a repeat. …
Macmillan The Macmillan Next Steps Rehabilitation service is now operating again. Offering remote physio and dietitian appointments. https://www.ghc.nhs.uk/news/macmillan-next-steps/ https://www.ghc.nhs.uk/our-teams-and-services/macmillan/
Community hub. Could you volunteer? Do you need Help? Do you know someone that needs support or help? Please find some really useful links below. https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/gloucestershires-commun…/ https://www.fdean.gov.uk/…/communi…/coronavirus-communities/
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WINTER FORAGING! Winter is not my favourite time to forage here in the forest., the odd oyster mushroom ,some interesting salad greens in the form of chickweed, herby bitter cress or young dandelion leaves. But nothing of any real Interest. However should you like me enjoy the solitude of a beautiful winter beach or coastal walk then there are still pickings aplenty. There are over 30 varieties of edible seaweed, razor clams winkles.. and wonderful sweet Mussels. Take a little gas stove, a pan with a lid and a couple of ingredients on that walk and boom, you could be sat on that beach enjoying the freshest seafood ,dipping crusty bread in to a beautiful garlicky wine sauce and making unforgettable memories. But Please, only take mussels if there is an r in the month, check the water quality of the area and don’t over harvest! MUSSELS IN GARLIC AND WHITE WINE SAUCE Ingredients: 1kg or as many as you find of mussels 50g (1¾oz) unsalted butter 1 medium onion and 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 50ml (2fl oz) dry white wine 1 tbsp roughly chopped fresh parsley Method: Wash the mussels well. Scrape away any barnacles with a …
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.
We’ve had wonderful feedback from people since the launch of The Forest Bee. Here are a few of our testimonials. Please add your feedback in the Comments section at the end of the page.