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Events at the Dean Heritage Centre

June 2017


Recycled & Reclaimed; Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Sculptures from salvage "not just a load of old junk"

We are very pleased to be working in partnership with Arts in the Marches to hold an outdoor sculpture exhibition at the Dean Heritage Centre. A special guide will guide them to the sculptures and provide information about the artists and the story of their sculpture. The exhibition will feature work by several local artists and our on-site carvers.

It is an opportunity to come along and view things through different eyes and see the beauty in something that might otherwise have been discarded.

Arts in the Marches is an arts company based in the heart of the Marches; the border lands between Wales and England. It supports artists and craft makers throughout the area by providing marketing and other support to help them improve their promotion and sales.

The company is run by Frances Warren who submitted some of her own work into our Community exhibition last year. As a result of this Frances suggested the idea of an outdoor sculpture exhibition at the Dean Heritage Centre to our Education and Audience Engagement Officer, Joanne Clarke who was extremely happy to support the idea.

Joanne Clarke comments, "The Dean Heritage Centre is always happy to find new ways to showcase local artists' work whether they are established, amateur or just looking for ways to get noticed, we have a unique site which lends itself to celebrating art in all its guises. Using recycled and reclaimed materials to create art and to discover beauty in something destined for destruction is a powerful continuation of the products usefulness and story."

New Exhibition in Gallery 1
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Sunday 11th June; 10.30-12.30


The team at the Dean Heritage Centre are delighted to once again host the Forest of Dean Morrismen as part of their annual Morris Dancing Festival. Enjoy a great display of this traditional dance, as the Forest of Dean Morris Men join together to celebrate the 47th Forest of Dean Morris Dancing Festival, from 10.30am until 12.30pm.

Morris men



Treat your Dad this Father's Day to a great day out at the Dean Heritage Centre with our special deal. Dad's can visit for free when at least one ticket is purchased. Only one free ticket per transaction. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or voucher.

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