Chairman’s Message

it is with great reluctance and sadness that I have to tell you that it has been decided to cancel this year’s festival. We, the committee, feel that even if the rules regarding staying at home are relaxed, people will feel nervous and anxious about gathering indoors in large groups. We think many people will prefer to stay away. We had organised an exciting and varied programme but we are writing to all our  participants, speakers, musicians and actors, inviting them to bring their concerts, talks or plays to next year’s festival. The 2021 festival will take place on 18th – 25th September. We hope you will all be able to come then to enjoy some of the exciting events we have planned.

Meanwhile stay safe and well.

Josephine Hammond

Tenby Arts Festival

 The 2021 Tenby Arts Festival dates are

18th September – 25th September. 

Tenby Arts Festival will be in its 30th year and continues to provide a varied, stimulating and entertaining late summer programme in this pretty seaside town in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Tenby’s own Male Choir will, as usual, attract many visitors to their special festival concert. Talks on many subjects, classic and jazz music, drama, art workshops all contribute to a balanced and enjoyable week in Tenby, Pembrokeshire this coming September. More information will be posted on this site as the 2020 programme is put together, so, please keep coming back to view the exciting acts and shows as time progresses.

In 2019 the Shop Window Dressing Competition was a great success, giving shops around the town the opportunity to participate in the Festival and lend a festival atmosphere to Tenby’s streets. The winners were,

First Prize          The Card Shop

Second Prize     Tenovus

Congratulations to both who won cash prizes and were written up in the Tenby Observer. So come on all businesses in the town and get creative with your window dressing during Festival week.

The winner of the raffle prize, an original watercolour by local artist Graham Hadlow was Jan Ranoe of Penally.

See our page Previous Events for more information about what the Festival got up to last year.


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