This project will work with a variety of forest communities to create celebrations about their history and people. This project aims to preserve local knowledge and history through the creation of podcasts from audios with the community, blogs written by community members, public performances and events based on the history of the local area.
We simply invite you to submit a photo of yourself (or a member of your household) accompanied by a few words explaining what makes the Forest of Dean special to you!
To take part see: 100 Forest Faces
The Community Celebration project will deliver ten different community celebrations culminating in one big celebration event. The celebrations will be based on the communities own history and people, exploring a range of creative skills to share, exchange and develop heritage information.
The project will encourage, among other things, vlogs/blogs, podcasts, photography, film, local exhibitions and infographics as community tools in preserving and enhancing local heritage, all with the objective to recreate community networks, get communities talking to each other and connecting with the wider community.
In August 2020 the 'Forest Folk' podcast series was launched. Wyldwood Arts' podcast producer Nikki Ruck, and their previous podcast producer Alice Homewood, have created some fascinating podcasts for us capturing the community that lives in the Forest. To take a look at these podcasts visit: Forest Folk Podcast
Photo: Three generations of Freeminers, the Ashly family, photographed by Cam Adams. Featured in the Freeminers Podcast.
You can volunteer to become involved in a celebration event, help with creating vlogs, blogs or podcasts, or you can attend one of the many events that are part of this project.
Click here to go to the Wyldwood Arts website
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!