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St Helena – Secret of the South Atlantic

by David Jeremiah OBE QC

A fascinating talk in which David expounds his theory that St Helena is the island in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”.


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 David J Jeremiah, barrister and author, was the Attorney General of the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena for over six years and returns there regularly with his Saint Helenian wife Joy. The island is one of the remotest places on earth and for over five hundred years following its discovery in 1502 it was reachable only by sea. An airfield was completed there in 2016 but a scheduled air service has yet to be established. It is home to the world’s oldest reptile, boasts a large number of plants and creatures that are unique to the island and is famous as the place to which Napoleon was exiled for the last six years of his life.
David is the author of “Shakespeare’s Island: Saint Helena and The Tempest“.


 Church House

3 – 4pm





Writing for Children – Workshop  Dan A

with author

Dan Anthony


Dan Anthony is a local author and an experienced scriptwriter and short story writer, having written and directed many radio programmes for BBC Radio Wales, and scripted plays for BBC Radio
4. He has written widely for children, working as a scriptwriter on CBBC’s Story of Tracy Beaker and S4C’s The Baaas. He is the author of the popular Rugby Zombies trilogy, The Bus Stop at the End of the World and Steve’s Dreams. Dan teaches Creative Writing at Cardiff Met.
 Dan has spent some considerably time living and working in Spain and this talk, illustrated with new material, will explore the relationship between life experience and fiction writing. This 
 presentation will appeal to budding authors or to anyone who enjoys listening to a very engaging and interesting speaker.
Library Hall

6.00 – 7pm

FREE with refreshments




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Pint-sized Plays will have been part of the Tenby Festival for a whole ten years and will be appearing once again in selected Tenby pubs. They are all short, 5-10 minute plays – winners from an international playwriting competition, several of which this year have also been chosen to be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe!

Some are thought provoking, some are funny, some are downright hilarious – and you can see them all for free in six Tenby pubs over two nights, with three plays per pub.

All ten winning plays will then be performed at the Script Slam at Theatr Gwaun in Fishguard on September 30 where the audience gets to vote for the overall winner.  So get yourself a drink and make sure you catch them at the following pubs:

Monday 26th September

7.30pm            Normandie, Upper Frog Street

8.30pm            Hope & Anchor, St Julian Street

9.30pm            The Crown, Lower Frog Street


Tuesday 27th September

7.30pm            5 Arches, St George Street

8.30pm            The Cove, High Street

9.30pm            The Buccaneer, St Julian Street





Bob Fish & Holly Robinson darts29

Bob & Holly play a mix of bluegrass gospel, country, folk, and rock. Holly is a fine and highly accomplished fiddle player with her roots in British folk & heavy metal! Joining Bob, she’s embraced, and is enjoying playing country style to great effect. Bob’s been playing the autoharp for 18 years, prior to this he was always a lead singer, his claim to fame was with the very successful doo-wop / r’n’b band DARTS. Bob has taught the autoharp at various autoharp gatherings both here in the UK and in The States. His love of bluegrass and country is a great vehicle for his ‘high & lonesome’ vocal style, and is considered one of the best autoharp players in the UK. Together Bob and Holly deliver a haunting, evocative and uplifting experience.

Church House

7.30 – 9.30pm





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