by Josephine Hammond
A talk about Audrey Hepburn.
Always popular with audiences Josephine will give one of her informative and entertaining talks, this time about an actress who scarcely needs introducing.
Audrey Hepburn was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood and featured prominently on the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. She was famous for wearing Givenchy and Chanel. Born in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England and the Netherlands. In Amsterdam, she studied ballet before moving to London in 1948, continuing her ballet training with Marie Rambert, and then performing as a chorus girl in West End musicals.
Hepburn’s first starring role was in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi after being spotted by French novelist Colette, on whose work the play was based. She shot to stardom playing the lead role in Roman Holiday in1953, for which she was the first actress to win an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for a single performance. She went on to star in a number of successful films, Sabrina, The Nun’s Story, Charade, My Fair Lady and perhaps her best known and most iconic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
She is one of only 12 people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Awards.
Later in life she devoted her time to charity work especially for UNICEF for whom she became an Ambassador.
A screening of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
The Kanneh-Mason family are no strangers to the festival, the phenomenally talented cellist Sheku (BBC Young Musician 2016) having first come to Tenby in 2014 on competing successfully at the prestigious Gregynog competition earlier that year (in relation to Gregynog, see ‘Rising Stars’ concert details, Saturday 30th September). Sheku was joined by his amazingly gifted siblings – Isata, Braimah, Jeneba, Konya and Aminata – at festival concerts in 2015 and again last year.
This year the festival is focusing on the outstanding talents of the younger family members, Konya, Jeneba and Aminata. They will give a dazzling concert – playing both individually and together – of music by, amongst others, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin.
Last year the Kanneh-Mason concert was packed out. Don’t miss the family’s 2017 Tenby concert. Visit the box office for tickets at the earliest opportunity !
St Mary’s Church
Pint-sized Plays celebrate a decade at the Tenby Festival
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:
Tuesday 27th September
7.30pm 5 Arches, St George Street
8.30pm The Cove, High Street
9.30pm The Buccaneer, St Julian Street
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