A full house attended Tintern Abbey which provided a glorious backdrop to the evening concert. Readings were interspersed with short acts and music. The audience was entertained by the Narth Singers, the Caldicot Male Voice Choir, violinist Fiona Frank who composed and performed her solo piece ‘Nature in the Ruins for the occasion, harpist Charlotte Poulter and singer Rosemary Whaley.
Stories were narrated and acted which took us through centuries of Tintern Abbey's history from the early Cistercians through Henry V111, William Gilpin and Wordsworth to the poet Alan Ginsberg. Claire Hamilton read her poem ‘the Green Man’ and a ghostly story was read by Julia Bohanna.
A partnership between the AONB Unit, Ross-on-Wye Town Council and Natural England have started tree management work on the banks of the Wye where it passes through Ross, to benefit biodiversity and create river views.
If you are 14-18 years old and love exploring the countryside of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, then the Wye Valley AONB Youth Ranger programme is looking for you! Come along to our Taster Day on September 30th.