Mike Perry opens his ‘Plastic Sea’ exhibition in St Davids, while Pembrokeshire Women's Festival invite you to an evening with the National Poet of Wales: Gillian Clarke.
With such rich pickings, March is looking like a good month to Spring into socialising! Welcome to March in Pembrokeshire.
Sunday 1st March
Celebrate St David’s Day with one of Wales’ most loved tenors: Rhys Meirion. Rhys is performing at Rhosygilwen this St David's Day, accompanied by Annette Bryn Parri, a well-established pianist in her own right.
Wednesday 4th March
Join Stackpole Estate volunteer Rangers, Jim & Marilyn, for a 7am walk to explore the Bosherston Lakes at the most serene and tranquil time of day. If you're lucky you may even catch a glimpse of our resident otters.
Thursday 5th & Friday 6th March
Full Mask Theatre
The Torch Theatre brings us a heart-warming wartime tale of bravery and love from the UK’s leading full mask theatre company. Nursing Lives is a love story that takes us back to the hard-working, heart-breaking, swing-dancing world of the UK’s wartime hospitals.
Saturday 7th March
Dinner & Show at Small World, Cardigan
Mr and Mrs Clark and their well-travelled Medicine Show combining song, dance and a dark sense of comedy to entertain, ridicule and provoke good health practice. The audience can expect to be diagnosed with ailments, cured using unique alternative methods and to be entertained with harmonious living.
While down at the Queen’s Hall Cornish alternative-folk band 3 Daft Monkeys weave world music influences around classic folk melodies, drawing the listener into the bizarre and mysterious world of Cornish tales and superstitions. Tickets available from Span Arts
Tuesday 10th March
'Plastic Sea' Exhibition Opening
Artist in residence, Mike Perry, has created a new set of photographs to coincide with the ‘Natural Images‘ exhibition at Oriel y Parc. With the help of Keep Wales Tidy and members of the public Perry has collected and forensically photographed plastic detritus washed up on the beaches of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park this winter.
Thursday 12th March
Craig Murray and Lost Voice Guy are heading to Narberth for another Comedy Club this March. Tickets available from Span Arts
Saturday 14th March
Circus Skills Workshop
Join this workshop exploring a number of ground based circus skills. From juggling and plate spinning to acrobalance and clowning there will be something for everyone. Open to people with all levels of physical fitness and ability. Visit Span Arts website for details.
Pembrokeshire Women's Festival invites you to an evening with the National Poet of Wales: Gillian Clarke.
Listening to a Gillian Clarke poem is an intensely sensual experience; her use of language and the patterning of rhyme and alliteration combine to give the impression of a poem as an almost physical object, durable like the beads of 'Amber' that get passed on from "ice woman to living daughter". Tickets available from Span Arts
Sunday 15th March
Colby Woodland Garden has a real treat for Mum and the family with an Arts and Crafts Fair. Or maybe Afternoon Tea at Picton Castle is more your style? with a private tour of the castle and high tea to finish. Booking essential.
Flea Market with Eats
Small World is hosting another indulgent spring flea market for Mother’s Day, with a unique combination of stalls showcasing designers, artists, bakers and makers of every kind. Explore their wares and ideas, including shabby chic and vintage clothing, music, crafts and jewellery and treat yourself to some delicious eats! Starts at 11am.
Thursday 19th March
Little Rumba were a trio the last time they performed at Burnett’s Hill Chapel - now there are six of them! Expect tango with a good dose of Eastern European influences. Tickets £10 and doors open at 7.30pm.
Friday 20th March
Live Music at Newport Memorial Hall
Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life as ‘Calan’. Amongst the traditional Welsh melodies they breathe fire into the folk tale of Merlin and The Two Dragons that tells the story of why there is a dragon on the Welsh flag…
Have a Laugh! Comedy Club
Returns to Theatre Gwaun with its first show of the year. International stand up comedian and Podcaster Iszi Lawrence is MC for the night. Matt Dwyer and new comer Josh Smith take to stage before Nick Revell, one of the original voices from the 1980s Comedy Store era. His writing credits run from ‘Not the 9o'clock news’ to ‘Drop the dead donkey’ Should be a laugh!
Saturday 21st March
Head to Ffwrn to mark the arrival of Spring with a night of Poetry. Come read your own or someone else's work, texts and stories. MC Marc Mordey will be passing the mic around, while crêpes will be sizzling on the stove. Free admission.
Tuesday 24th March
Comedy at Mwldan Theatre, Cardigan
Comedian Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. A real treat to see him perform at Mwldan Theatre.
Wednesday 25th March
LipService, Britain’s favourite literary lunatics, are back at the Torch Theatre with their multi-award winning cult show Withering Looks.
'Cancel all other engagements for the glorious LipService’. - The Independent
'It’s a joy… very, very funny’. - The Guardian
Thursday 26th March
Welcome to a cinema of the mind - with their visceral combination of live music and dynamic storytelling The Devil’s Violin weaves an enchantment of melody and mystery through the story of ‘The Forbidden Door’. Expect love, loss, drama, danger, horror, humour, twists and trials. Tickets available from Span Arts
Phew, there's plenty to chose from here. Why not make it a long weekend, book a seaside B&B or country house and explore Pembrokeshire?
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