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Coleford Festival of Words

Monday, 1st July 2013 at 12am - 11:59pm Saturday, 6th July

Location: The Forest Bookshop, The Forest of Dean, nearest station Lydney or bus 23 from Gloucester station

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Coleford Festival of Words

The theme of this event is 'Identity' using words, photography, film and music to inspire.

Programme of Events

Monday 1st July

5-30pm  Festival Launch at Forest Bookshop (

6-30 - 8pm 60 Second COLEFORD Film Show at Ritmo's Tapas Bar.

1 - Make a 60 second or less film inspired by Coleford .
2 - Bring on a usb stick, between 5-6pm or dropbox it to, or
3 - Come 6-30-8pm to the screening.

£60 local Prizes awarded by the Mayor and judging panel plus audience clapometer. All films must be suitable for family viewing, kids.

Tuesday 2nd July

Talking about Pictures at Coleford Baptist Church

7pm  Chris Morris introduces local photographers  who choose favourite pictures to discus

8-15 DANIEL MEADOWS-photographer and digital film maker SHARES MULTI-MEDIA STORIES

Wednesday 3rd July

2pm onwards Coleford Reading Group invites you to an afternoon of talking about books with authors Alis Hawkins & Derek Smith (who is a member of TheFED - a network of writing and community publishers) and then a chat by widely acclaimed author Andrew Taylor about the challenge of plots.

7pm - Bedtime Cabaret Bookshop Jam/Favourite song forum – What makes a great song?

Open house at the Forest Bookshop bring a Guitar (Uke, Banjo or Mandolin) or a Song in your Heart… Bring lyrics (and chords of a song), original or cover for us to play along with or for you to perform. All welcome… No Guitar? Bring along your maracas or bongos or flamenco a spot on 01594-833334

Thursday 4th July 

6pm Local Diaries revisited- 20 years from Now

7-30pm best selling authors Julia Gregson & Sheila o'Flanagan read and discuss their work

Friday 5th July

6-30pm  £5 (£4)  Young Voices - Words you should hear! - Books you should read!  Including the launch of Berry Hill Poetry book

8pm Buried Heart is a short film - a new take on Dennis Potters play 'Blue Remembered Hills' made by Rural Media Company with young people from Lakers school.  See the film and meet the cast.

Saturday 6th July

A Day for Coleford - Town Centre Finale

10 - 4pm Childrens Fun Day at Coleford Bookshop with JL Smith (abominators) and Sue Smith, and loads more..........

10 - 12-30 TheFED Writing Festival at Coleford Baptist Church.  Workshops, readings, performances book on 01594-833334 £5 (£4)  Start or refresh your writing skills, read your work, stories, drama, music.

1pm - 4pm  Clock Tower and Around Coleford Town Centre

Great original performances from ‘Ghost of A Dog’ plus supporting music, poets,

Pop-up Performances. Street theatre to make you think and make you laugh.  What‟s more important, the Wye or the Dean?

When is a door not a door…?. Songwriting explained....

Open mike soapbox book a spot 01594-833334

For more information contact
Roger Drury (
or Forest Bookshop 01594 833334


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