Fall of the Medieval World
A talk by Brother Gildas
Brother Gildas is a Cistercian monk on Caldey Island at the Abbey.
St Julian’s Chapel
Phil is fast becoming a regular visitor to Tenby Arts Festival. His brilliant story telling never fails to fascinate and entertain his audiences. This is his philosophy.
“I tell stories to anyone who is willing to listen. I tell stories that come from the richness of the world’s oral tradition. I tell stories that speak to me in the belief that they will speak to you too.”
Having been a teacher, I am at ease telling stories to children of all ages. I understand that storytelling is a powerful tool for raising standards in literacy as well as playing a crucial role in developing emotional literacy skills in young people.
But storytellling is not only for children and I am passionate about reacquainting adult audiences with storytelling. Like the old Heinekien advert used to say, story refreshes the parts that other art forms cannot reach. It is cinema for the mind but unlike a film or a book, the story is only really present, only really alive, when there is a teller to tell and an audience to imagine it.”
Tenby Golf Club
Join Steffan with friends Ricky Gore, violin and Conal Bembridge-Sayers, piano, for an evening of outstanding music making. Steffan Morris is one of the finest cellists of his generation. He enjoys an international career as soloist, chamber and orchestral player and teacher – he is professor of cello at the Yehudi Menhuin School. Steffan was the youngest ever guest principal cellist with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and has also appeared as guest principal cellist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. He is a member of the Marine Quartet, as is Ricky Gore, this evening’s violinist. The quartet has itself achieved distinction being winners of the prestigious Royal Overseas League Competition 2018, and has also been honoured with a Royla Philharmonic Society Award. Conal Bembridge-Sayers is one of Wales’ rising piano stars. As well as a busy concert schedule, Conal works with the Royal College of Music and Dance, Welsh National Opera, and the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. Their programme includes Mendelssohn’s celebrated D minor piano trio, of which Schumann wrote, “this is the master trio of our age”.
St Marys Church
7.30pm – 9.15pm
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