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Awesome arena action at Woodworks!

August 31, 2011 – 5:30 pm |

Throughout the weekend of Woodworks! Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 September, there will be action aplenty in the arenas in the centre of the show ground.
Founded in 1970, Vikings are the oldest and largest re-enactment …

Woodworks! – a Folk and Roots party! Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September

August 31, 2011 – 9:43 am |

The music line up at this year’s Woodworks! is something to behold. Each day four acts will take to the stage, starting at 11.45am and closing around 4.15pm. The range of styles is spectacular, from …

Tool up at Woodworks!

August 30, 2011 – 4:44 pm | One Comment

If you are a woodworker, turner, carver, woodsman or just dreaming about some of these things, you need to be at Woodworks! This year we have an intriguing selection of tools and equipment being demonstrated …

Commentree issue 58 out now

August 28, 2011 – 7:00 am |

The latest edition of the Forest of Marston Vale’s newsletter, Commentree (No. 58, August 2011) is available now. It has a full round up of what’s happening at Woodworks! this year, what’s on at the …

Marston Vale Trust AGM 2011

August 23, 2011 – 7:58 am |

The Marston Vale Trust, the charity behind the creation of the Forest of Marston Vale will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 14 December 2011, 5.30 for 6pm, at the Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine.
This is …

Pink Ladies Night at the Forest Centre, 30 November, 7pm

August 15, 2011 – 12:05 pm |

Last year this successful event raised £2600 for Cancer Research UK and we hope to build on that great start by inviting you to our second Pink Ladies Night. Enjoy a manicure, have your hair done, talk to …

Tree planting dates – where's your diary?

August 15, 2011 – 11:36 am | 2 Comments

Winter may feel a while off yet but we already have two provisional dates for your diary. To experience the joy (yes really!) of putting a living tree in the ground, make a note now …

Forest Centre’s five star kitchen

August 10, 2011 – 5:58 pm |

We’ve always known that the Centre’s Lakeside Café is a great place to eat and now it’s official. Central Bedfordshire Council’s Environmental Health Food Team awarded the café and kitchen the top, five stars in …

Volunteers – keeping the Forest’s wheels turning

August 10, 2011 – 5:57 pm |

There is a large group of people who care enough about the creation of the Forest, to give up a little or a lot of time to help it happen. Volunteers are involved in an …

Locally fueled Centre

August 10, 2011 – 5:56 pm |

For a couple  of years now, the Forest Centre has been heated by burning woodchip. This switch from gas to biomass heating  is saving roughly 30 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
It has until now been difficult to …

Battlefield LIVE

August 10, 2011 – 12:03 pm | 4 Comments

“An amazing and unique combat gaming experience” has been added to the list of attractions on offer at the Forest Centre. Battlefield Live “is like being part of your own movie except the plot is …

Green Flag number five

August 10, 2011 – 11:36 am |

The Millennium Country Park is one of the best greenspaces in the country – and that’s official!
On 25 July, we received our fifth Green Flag Award, a sign to visitors that the Park is well-maintained and …

Biffaward Award finalists

August 9, 2011 – 6:08 pm |

The  Marston Vale Trust’s new planting at Rectory Wood Phase 4 has been shortlisted, as one of six finalists in the Natural Environment category, for this prestigious award.
The judges will be looking for their own category …

Woodworks! bigger and better than ever

August 9, 2011 – 1:15 pm |

 
3 & 4 September, 11am – 5pm, at the Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine
There will be more than 50 exhibitors at Woodworks! in 2011. Craftsmen, carvers, turners, arborists… the list is growing. If trees or woodworking, old and …

Try ElliptiGO at the Forest Centre

August 2, 2011 – 6:29 pm | One Comment

Fresh from California, this amazing “cross-training device” will be available for short trials from now until the Woodworks! weekend (3 & 4 September). You can try it for a very short time or it is also …

Kite crazy!

August 2, 2011 – 6:21 pm |

Sixty keen kite-making kids packed the Centre last Friday. Add their mums, dads, carers and siblings and a great deal of mayhem ensued. Actually there was tight organisation at the day’s heart thanks to Forest Volunteers …



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