Taking dogs to Pembrokeshire County Show?

aerial view Pembrokeshire County Show
WATCH THE VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM DAY ONE inside…

Look out for horse riding: Seren James, Helen Parry & 10 year old, Emily Locke – all featured…. check back for more over weekend. 

Oh yes! Pembrokeshire County Show is a dog-friendly day out.

On the first day of the 2017 show the sun came out after some torrential rain the day before – a few issues for parking with parts under water and some muddy patches, but otherwise all set for a grand day out. Dogs on leads with responsible owners equipped with pooh bags are made very welcome. We decided to take our 2-year-old Border Collie, Cwtch, to see how she got on!

 

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Taking Flight Theatre Company.

Taking Flight
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The Tempest comes to Pembrokeshire

Hilton Court Gardens played host to the lively outdoor performance of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest one sunny July evening and the audience were treated to a fast-moving and interactive, promenading theatrical experience. Taking Flight Theatre Company is a multi-talented team making creative access in theatre happen and this production is proving a great attraction all across Wales and over the border to Bristol.

Watch our videos from their performance and listen to the audio podcast interview, below…

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Nolan charity presents iPads and DVD players to Hywel Dda hospitals.

Nolan Charity Fund feature image

Great news for patients on Hywel Dda childrens wards –

Nolan Charity Fund recently presented iPads and DVD players to Bronglais, Glangwili and Withybush hospitals worth over £1,300.

The iPads and DVD players will make a huge difference to patient experience and will go towards making a stay in hospital as relaxing and comfortable as possible while keeping children amused during their illness.

The Nolan Charity Fund is a Welsh charity set up in 2015 by uPVC businessman Nolan Nicholas to work hand in hand for the benefit of worthy causes in Wales. Sarah Cleevely, Fundraising & Events Manager, Nolan Charity Fund, said: , “I was delighted to meet the staff on the new children’s ward at Withybush Hospital and to be able to present them with iPads and DVD players. I am pleased that the Nolan Charity Fund has been able to provide Hywel Dda Health Charities with this support and the children in its care. I hope the equipment we have donated will go some way in providing the children visiting Withybush, Bronglais and Glangwili hospitals with some comfort during their stay.”

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Nigel J Bevans’ Top 10 places – Photograph Pembrokeshire 2017

Solva by Nigel J bevans

When I first wrote about my Top Ten Places in Pembrokeshire to photograph in 2016, I mentioned that this list changes on a regular basis as I visit new places or simply fall more in love with others and, true to my word, the list has changed, so here are my personal 10 favourite photography locations in Pembrokeshire as it stands now…

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Pebbles in the Sand – Artist Sue Powell

Wet Felted Art by Sue Powell - Curlew
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Coastal, Felt and Driftwood Artist – Designs inspired by the sea

Over six months ago I spent a busy day at the Christmas Fair in Pembroke Castle and met many varied and talented stallholders (this is a great annual event and I would suggest putting it in your diary now!) One particular stall drew me back several times and I was captivated by the work of Sue Powell – she manages to somehow to really capture the natural beauty, colours and wildness of the West Wales coast. After chatting with Sue, we agreed to keep in touch and to arrange an interview in the summer.

We joined Sue at her home, and spent an enjoyable afternoon watching her at work and finding out more about her life as an artist in West Wales. When I had first seen her pictures at the Pembroke Castle event, I had not realised they are from felted wool and also had no idea of the labour-intensive work and skill that goes into each unique felted picture and her driftwood art.

Artist Sue Powell - Felting and Driftwood Art
Artist Sue Powell

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A Musical Feast in July.

Fishguard International Music Festival 2017

Fishguard International Music Festival Announces 2017 Programme

Taking place at a variety of venues across north Pembrokeshire, the 2017 Fishguard International Music Festival will take place from 24 July – 4 August.

Highlights of this year’s festival include a performance of the complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos by Welsh National Opera Orchestra; a recital by 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition winner, Anna Tsybelva; a welcome return by the Gould Piano Trio performing a new work by Mark Simpson and the first visit to Wales by The Hermes Experiment.

This year’s festival includes two visits by Welsh National Opera Orchestra.  In addition to the performance of where to stay in Pembrokeshire Fishguard International Music Festival 2017the complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos at Neaudd y Dderwen, Rhosygilwen (28 July), the orchestra will give a concert at St Davids Cathedral (26 July) with Peter Donohoe as soloist for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1.  Further orchestral concerts will be given by the European Union Chamber Orchestra at St Mary’s Church, Haverfordwest (24 July) and the National Youth Orchestra of Wales under the baton of Carlo Rizzi at St Davids Cathedral (4 August).

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New to our Shop!

Rachel Mullett - Pembrokeshire Moments

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In collaboration with Pembrokeshire Moments we’re delighted to bring you Rachel Mullet’s exclusive, high quality Pembrokeshire photographic gifts.

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Walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Feature image Freshwater West by Nigel J. Bevans

Featured image – Through the dunes at Freshwater West.

Audio – Coming soon – this blog will be available as Podcast…

It is midwinter in Wales and I’m standing on a deserted beach – and I’m completely naked and letting the warm December sun dry me off. Because I’ve just been swimming in the sea (which on a bright day like this doesn’t feel anywhere near as cold as you might fear) and because I neglected to bring a towel with me.

I should hasten to add that there is no one else on the sands at Porthmynawyd Bay, and in fact no one else probably for a mile or so in either direction along the coast. That’s why I couldn’t resist discarding my clothes for a quick impromptu dip…

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