Warmth, Craft
& Comfort

Sian Tucker & James Lynch

From a coastal Welsh cottage, Sian Tucker runs Fforest General Stores with her partner James Lynch. The online boutique is only part of their enterprise, fforest. The couple also run a camp for events and holidaymakers, as well as a venue with Pizza Restaurant and Cafe on the quayside in Cardigan. But their retail arm allows them to connect with a much wider audience. With a colourful selection of Welsh blankets and an array of wooden-handled tools, their stock reflects Fforest’s practical, rural aesthetic.

On of fforest's best media outlets is their beautiful Instagram curated by Sian.

"Chic Boutiquers at Home" by Ellie Tennant

Sian and James's home has recently been featured in "Chic Boutiquers at home", low res images can be found here but for high res images please contact victoria.purcell@rpsandcicobooks.com


fforest - www.coldatnight.co.uk
fforest general stores - www.fforest.bigcartel.com
fforest Instagram- www.instagram.com/coldatnight

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fforest General Stores is an online shop selling products inspired by Utility, Functionality and life at fforest in West Wales. Designed by Sian & James at fforest.


fforest general stores - www.fforest.bigcartel.com


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Caught by the River Teifi, 10-17th August 2015

This summer between the 10th-17th August 2015, Caught by the River heads west for seven days of music, talks, workshops and blissful outdoor living at Fforest in Cardigan, West Wales. 

Caught by the River Teifi is a family friendly week of live music, DJ sets, workshops, readings, adventures and good times. It promises to be a truly unique gathering in one of the most idyllic, unspoilt outdoor locations in the UK. 

Music line up guests include:
Carw / Castles / Colorama / Cpt Smith / Eaves / Folklore Tapes / Gwenno / H.Hawkline / Jeb Loy Nichols / Meilyr Jones / Stealing Sheep / The Heavenly Jukebox / Trwbador /Ysgol Sul / Zefur Wolves

Talks, readings & conversation with:
Matt Sewell / Rob St John / Nina Lyon / Pete Fowler / Richard King / Kieran Evans / Emma Warren / Justin Robertson / James Endeacott / James Lynch / Jeff Barrett / Wales Arts Review / Will Burns / Robin Turner / Richard Hector-Jones / Bruno Vincent / Neil Thomson / Carly Holmes / Craig Austin / Cynan Jones / Gary Raymond / Gavin Goodwin / Jo Mazelis / John Lavin / Katharine Norbury / Ros Hudis / Miriam Darlington / Niall Griffiths / Nina Lyon / Steph Power

Workshops & Activities include:
Illustration / Painting / Creative writing / Field recording / Fly-tying / Canoeing in the Teifi gorge / Family bush craft / Nature printmaking / Cooking with fire / Knife and axe craft / Guided walks / Archery / Technical tree climbing / Swimming / Yoga & wellness / Fforest garden lessons / Woodland folk / forest school sessions for kids

fforest midweek
Monday 10 - friday 14th

Visitors can take part in workshops, classes and outdoor activities around the 200-acre Fforest Farm site, situated next to the rolling river Teifi. These will include: illustration and painting, creative writing, field recording, fly-tying, canoeing in the Teifi gorge, family bush craft, nature printmaking, cooking with fire, knife and axe craft, guided walks, archery, technical tree climbing, swimming yoga & wellness, Fforest garden lessons and much more. After sundown, music will be provided by DJs. Across the seven days, the on-site pub – Y Bwthyn – will offer a constantly revolving selection of local ales to accompany (most) activities. 

River's Edge Weekend
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th

 Caught by the River Teifi becomes a proper music festival at the nearby Cardigan Quays. The phenomenal line-up of bands and DJs will be announced next week. 

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Cardigan Quays Beerfest - 26/27th ​of June 2015

From a fantastic riverside location in the heart of Cardigan, the Cardigan Quays Beerfest will be celebrating the best craft brewers in South West Wales together with Food, Fire & Music open to all age groups.

There will be speciality beers from the UK & beyond with over 40 ales & ciders from local brewers including:

Gwaun valley
Purple Moose

Throughout the day there will be music & entertainment including a Welsh Male Voice Choir & in the evening Ceileidh/Twmpath music.


Fforest Chief’s Hot Smoked BBQ
 Woodfired Pizzas
Mandy Walters’ Mackrel BBQ
Local Cheeses Stall
& more

Tickets (pre-sale release TBA)
Adults 18 years + - £5 (including festival beer glass)
Children 14-18 years - £3
Children under 14 years - £0

Information for Brewers:
Cardigan Quays Beerfest Saturday 27th June 2015 11am-Midnight.  A festival open to all age groups (families).  We want to make this an annual event.
Background information on Cardigan Quays: 
A beautiful setting on the River Teifi, in the heart of Cardigan – our capacity is 600 people. It is the home of our Pizza Tipi where we serve 300 people per night over a weekend. We hold several music events throughout the year. We hold the Cardigan Quays Festival annually – last year we had 1000 people come to this festival throughout the day.

In August we’ll be staging the Caught By The Teifi music festival.
Ticket prices £5 (under 14s free).  Tickets will be sold as printed festival beerglasses. (Age will be verified on sale and glasses only sold to those 18+)
We have the support of the local CAMRA team.
On the day of the Beerfest we will have a beer servery with one long bar & all the kegs lined-up. There will be large chalkboards with the name of the brewery, beer & ABV. It would be great if the brewers themselves were on hand to engage with visitors & tell them the ‘story’ behind their beers.
We anticipate to sell between 1000-2000 pints. Based on a footfall of around 500 people throughout the day/evening).
We’d like the brewers to supply the beer on a sale or return basis (only full barrels would be returned). We ask that all kegs are provided as bright beer.


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