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Forest Tales


Forest Tales is our latest Chat Back project focusing on stories and memories of the Forest of Dean.


Intergenerational workshops will be taking place in Lydbrook, Walmore Hill and Blakeney schools with older adults in the community and local care home residents, encompassing an eclectic mix of local Forest stories and memories. The story gathering sessions will be facilitated by local artists and brought together to create a new performance that will tour the community.

Amongst other memories, the performance will focus on the stories of the local brass band movement, as an important part of the fabric of the Forest, and we are delighted that Robert Morgan, Lydbrook Band Leader, and his training band are involved. The play will tour across the local area in care homes for residents and throughout various community venues across the Forest.

We are very lucky to have dramaturg Mike Akers working with us to write the script. Mike has recently been the dramaturg for Peter Pan and Jane Eyre at the National Theatre and La Strada, which is now on tour. 

  The intergenerational groups are based in care homes and community settings. However, if you have your own story you’d like to share or if you’d like a performance in your local community contact us on hello@wyldwoodarts.co.uk

Keep an eye on our social media and in local press for information on venues and dates for performances. Tickets will be available on the door for each performance

Performance Venues & Dates booked so far:

Coleford Festival of Words - Wednesday 5th July at The Main Place, Coleford (Lydbrook Youth Theatre)

Dean Heritage Centre - Sunday 20th August 2pm

West Dean Centre - Thursday 24th August 2pm

Cinderford Artspace - Friday 1st September

Lydbrook Memorial Hall - Saturday 16th September (featuring the Lydbrook Band)



























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