A talk and demonstration of water colour techniques
GRAHAM also donates a picture for our raffle prize each year. Here is this year’s picture. See Additional Events for more information.
A Yorkshireman by birth, Graham studied Creative Design at Loughborough College of Education. In 1970 he joined the staff at Greenhill School, Tenby where he taught ceramics, being appointed Head of Art and Design in 1986.
Art has always played an important part in Graham’s
life, but it was not until 1988 that he began to devote more
of his leisure time to painting, inspired by the attractive
and varied landscape of South West Wales. Having
achieved some success with his work, he took the
decision in 1998 to leave teaching in order to concentrate
full-time on his painting.
His subjects are wide-ranging but Graham has a
particular affection for boats and estuaries with wide
skies playing their part in producing atmospheric watercolours.
Graham has had several one-man exhibitions at
various venues in Pembrokeshire as well as exhibiting
widely in Wales and England.
Gallery address 4 miles from Tenby:-
‘The Gallery’, Nant Oer, St. Florence, Nr. Tenby, SA70 8LN
£8 (includes tea)
Lamps of Hope lit on Moon-Sparkled Seas.
A Celtic Celebration
A Candlelit Cascade of song and story, celebrating the vision of the Celtic Saints of Wales and Ireland.
St Lawrence’s Church is romantically situated in a wooded dell and dates from the late 12th century. The porch on the western side may be a remnant of an earlier church on the site, which was a “llan” (walled enclosure around a church) in era of Celtic Christianity.On the wall are the faded outlines of what was once a large and dramatic mural depicting Jesus Christ, fishing nets and other implements. This has been interpreted as a message to the congregation to avoid working on the Sabbath.
Outside there is the shaft of a churchyard cross and three medicinal springs known as the Healing Wells: their water contains iron and chalybeate said to have health-giving properties. The church was on the pilgrimage route across South Wales to St David’s. People still visit the church to collect a little of the well water, or to pray.
The revival of interest in Celtic Christianity has prompted the development of “services of light” every three months in the church, focusing on Celtic spirituality and led by lay members of the congregation. Services of stories and songs about Celtic saints are a popular feature of the Tenby Arts Festival.
St Lawrence’s Church, Gumfreston
FREE but donations would be gratefully accepted
For as Long as Forever Is
A celebration of the life and work of Dylan Thomas by Mark Lewis,
read by an enthusiastic team of Dylan fans (see left)
Tenby’s very own traditional Welsh choir, ever popular with festival goers, returns again this year with a sparkling concert to delight all music fans.
Tenby Male Choir
Tenby, a small picturesque town in South Pembrokeshire, is not only a tourist town but an enthusiastic community spirited town. One of the superior community organisations in my opinion, is of course, Tenby Male Choir, who in their 40 years of existence have carried the name of Tenby far and wide.
The choir are tremendous ambassadors for the town, and this has been recognised by virtue of the fact that it is one of only four organisations granted the use of the town’s Coat of Arms by the Town Council. The choir has also recently been honoured by the Mayor and Town Council with a certificate acknowledging its service to the community.
Founded in 1975, Tenby Male Choir has, over the past 40 years, grown from strength to strength not just in chorister numbers but also in it’s musical reputation under the guiding light of our Music Director Ian Williams [affectionately know as “Wilbur”] and our accompanist Jill Williams [no relation]. Today, as a well-established Male Voice Choir in West Wales, at 50 choristers strong, the choir prides itself on the professional reputation that it has grown “From the Heart of Pembrokeshire.
St Mary’s Church
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