Fall of the Medieval World

What really happened in Tenby at the time of the Reformation.

A talk by Father Gildas

Father Gildas is a Cistercian monk on Caldey Island at the Abbey.

He has  been a monk there  for 36 years. 
Prior to that he worked for many years in Retail, Fashion and the Hospitality trade.

Brother Gildas Caldey Abbey Caldey Island Pembrokeshire South Religious Historic sites

He studied Art at Private Art School and Bournemouth and Poole College of Art after which he
worked as a freelance artist with one or two shows. He is very passionate about history and archeology. He has spent most of his life  studying these subjects. So we will be in erudite hands for his talk on this fascinating topic.

St Julian’s Chapel

2.00pm – 3.00pm

Tickets £6.00



Poetry Please

This annual open event offers an opportunity for lovers of poetry to read their favourite poems or to present poems they have written. An exciting and simulating session for the intellect and for the emotions.

Open to all so do come and join us. Refreshments will also be available.          


Church House

4pm – 5.15pm










Phil Okwedy             598a5e_fddc7cc86e2a471d95dcebdb42849dcd~mv2



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 traditions. 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 Heineken 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.”

This year he will take us on a magical mystery tour but who knows where?

Refreshments available and free parking at the club.

Tenby Golf Club

7.30pm – 9pm

Tickets £10.00 




Steffan Morris with Friends          

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

Tickets £15.00






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