Chairman’s Message

it is with great reluctance and sadness that I have to tell you that it has been decided to cancel this year’s festival. We, the committee, feel that even if the rules regarding staying at home are relaxed, people will feel nervous and anxious about gathering indoors in large groups. We think many people will prefer to stay away. We had organised an exciting and varied programme but we are writing to all our  participants, speakers, musicians and actors, inviting them to bring their concerts, talks or plays to next year’s festival. The 2021 festival will take place on 18th – 25th September. We hope you will all be able to come then to enjoy some of the exciting events we have planned.

Meanwhile stay safe and well.

Josephine Hammond

Tenby Arts Festival

At the “Met”                                            

Alison Fagan

talks about life in the London Police Force

Alison joined the police force after seeing the mounted police at a football match. She worked on the beat in East London before joining the mounted branch. After many active years on horseback she moved into an office based rôle where she has helped to plan many ceremonial occasions, trooping the colour, Remembrance Sunday, state visits and many other events. In 2012 she helped in the policing of the London Olympics.

Church House

Alexander Ullmann – piano recital

Alexander gave a very successful concert here last year and now returns to delight us with another selection of superb piano pieces.    

Praised for his subtle interpretations and extraordinary technical mastery, Alexander Ullman has impressed audiences and critics worldwide.  Winner of the prestigious International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 2017, he has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the St Petersburg Philharmonic.  This season he is giving concerts with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the Beijing NCPA Orchestra and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, amongst others.   He is also  partnering violinist  Barnabas Kelemen at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival.  Earlier in the year he released an album which includes Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, an item on his programme this evening.  On a recent YouTube video interview, Alexander talks about his album choices – The Nutcracker, Petruska, Cinderella, The Firebird.  These are the most difficult pieces in the repertoire of which he is aware.  Recorded together they would pose the greatest challenge for any pianist.  Brave of him to tackle such formidable music on a debut CD!  But he possesses all the technique, intelligence and musicianship to master these most demanding pieces and to communicate their excitement and energy.




St Mary’s Church








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