What’s On in September

It’s finally here! Ironman Wales rolls into Tenby this September and hot on its heels is the Tenby Arts Festival.

Welsh opera and a 3-day book festival head to the hills, classical music and food festivities burst to life in Narberth and there’s 'Something about a Bear' in Solva…

Wednesday 3rd September

Join rangers Jim & Marilyn on an early morning ‘otter spotting’ ramble around Bosherston Lakes and the Stackpole Estate, followed by a hearty breakfast roll and refreshing brew. Walk starts at 7am, booking through Stackpole Estate.

Every Wednesday at Castell Henllys you can explore the lives of our Iron Age ancestors with Arianrhod. Visit her in the fort and she'll be happy to take you on a tour as she tells you about her life in the Iron Age. Watch as she carries out her daily tasks. Tours at 11:30am & 2:30pm. 

Thursday 4th September

Span Arts Classical Series

Soon to be gracing Narberth with her pure classical presence, Pembrokeshire’s very own Jessica Robinson is set to perform in the Span Arts classical series. Tickets available from Span Arts and the performance takes place in the Plas Hyfryd Hotel.

If you prefer opera head to Rhosygilwen, where the world's only company performing opera in Welsh, OPRA Cymru, are celebrating their fifth tour of Wales presenting a new Welsh version of Tchaikovsky's first performed in Moscow in 1879. 

Friday 5th September

Small World Theatre is bringing the hugely talented Gabrielle and Delyth Mclean to Cardigan for a night to remember! 

Gabrielle Murphy

Gabrielle is an 18-year old singer / songwriter from Treherbert in the Rhondda Valleys and the newest name on the BBC’s Horizons list. Delyth Mclean joins together the intensity of soul, the sullen heart of Jazz, amid breathing out the tales, heartache and happiness that is found within modern contemporary folk music. Don’t miss this evening of pure talent!

Small World, Cardigan: http://www.smallworld.org.uk 

Saturday 6h September

Brighten up your garden with a trip to the Scolton Park Michaelmass plant sale – the perfect place to pick up a late winter bloomer!

Friday 12th – Sunday 14th September

PENfro Book Festival

Bookworms will want to head to Rhosygilwyn this weekend, for the annual PENfro Book Festival, celebrating the quality and diversity of writing in Wales today. Talks, films, workshops and a Sunday bookfair will be held in the glorious setting of Rhosygilwen. Starts at 10am daily.

PENfro Book Festival: http://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/ 

Friday 12th September

If you want to make your own book Oriel y Parc in St Davids are hosting a book making workshop with Carole King. Starts at 10:30am.

The Boxettes are back! World champion female beatboxer Bellatrix and the Boxettes are bringing their awe-inspiring beatbox skills and harmonies back to Narberth for one more night. Energy so empowering that every audience member is left mesmerised and inspired. GO!

Tickets available from Span Arts 

Sunday 14th September

Ironman Wales

The legendary Ironman competition returns again for its fourth season in Tenby. Billed as one of the hardest Ironman competitions in the World series over 1500 athletes will tackle the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a full marathon to finish! Don’t have an athlete to support? Meet local Ironman competitors Tenby Aces and cheer them on. A great spectator event that is well worth getting up for!

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Thursday 18th September

Join both the National Trust and National Park archaeologists on a fascinating walk through Pembrokeshire’s ancient history. This is an evening walk from Oriel y Parc in St Davids.

Or if you're South of the county join the staff for a twilight tour of Carew Castle, when all the visitors have gone and the Castle becomes itself again. Enjoy listening to tales of some of the Castle's past residents and let your imagination bring the past alive. Start times vary according to the time of sunset and booking essential.

Wednesday 24th September

A chance to find out a few facts about the herbs in the Carew Castle walled garden and what uses they have both now and in the past.

Outdoor adventurers will be heading to Mwldan for the screening the ‘Best of Kendal’ mountain world film tour – featuring the best climbing, kayaking and cycling adventure movies from around the world!

Mwldan: www.mwldan.co.uk

20th – 27th September

Tenby Arts Festival

Basking in the late summer sun Tenby Arts Festival has been running every September since 1991, bringing talks, plays, art workshops, classic, jazz and folk music to this pretty seaside town. A must for all art lovers.

Tenby Arts Festival: http://www.tenbyartsfest.co.uk/

27th & 28th September

Narberth Food Festival

This delicious, award winning food festival is in its 16th year and is a feast for the eyes and taste buds. Roam around the very best produce and artisan food Pembrokeshire has to offer, sample everything, enjoy live music and get some great tips from the workshop series. Love food? Love Narberth Food Festival. 

Narberth Food Festival: http://www.narberthfoodfestival.com/

Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st September

The Story of Wood, where wood turners, sculptures and carvers offer displays and demonstrations in the grounds of the beautiful Colby Woodland Garden - Something of interest for all the family! 

24th September

'Something About a Bear' and 'Cat Walk' are two beautiful books being launched by internationally acclaimed artist and writer Jackie Morris at Solva Woollen Mill.

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The doors fling open at 4pm and the launch runs until 7.30pm. There are some fabulous prizes on offer through pre-orders and social media, so take a look at Jackie’s blog for more information. 

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