What's on in March

Music, theatre and a film festival… Spring brings forth an abundance of exciting nights out to suit every taste this month.

Get a St Davids Day blessing from the bishop, go otter-spotting at dawn or get into shape with the outdoor gym.

With such rich pickings March is looking like a good month to spring into socialising! Welcome to March in Pembrokeshire.

Wondering about Easter events? We'll have a whole other page dedicated to all the things families can do this Easter in Pembrokeshire online soon.

Tuesday 1st March

St Davids Day

Best place to be on St David’s Day? St Davids! Oriel y Parc are hosting the Bishop and clergy of St Davids to oversee the lighting of the stone at midday, with a poetry reading and blessing for St Davids Day. Join Oriel y Parc for this free spiritual and cultural event.

Wednesday 2nd March

Wildlife Walk

Join Stackpole Estate volunteer Rangers, Jim & Marilyn, for an early morning 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. Meet 7am at Stackpole Centre, tea & breakfast afterwards.

Let’s Go Climbing

Haverfordwest Leisure Centre have a fantastic new, state-of-the-art climbing wall and are offering climbing lessons to beginners on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Once you’ve got the hang of harnesses, knots and the climbing grades you’ll be signed off as a competent climber and free to come and climb whenever you want. If you’ve every fancied climbing give it a try.

Climbing at the Hangout

Live Music

Burnett’s Hill Chapel have some outstanding live music on offer every week this month. Starting with singer Vera Van Heeringen Trio on the 2nd, followed by an acoustic evening with Dror Kessler on the 11th March, Woody Pines bluegrass on the 15th March and Miranda Sykes with Rex Preston on the 23rd.

Saturday 5th March

Live Music

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the stage to celebrate ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Story’ at the Queen’s Hall. Combining world-class live jazz from the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Quintet, narration and rare archive photos and video footage, The Ronnie Scott’s Story is a visual and musical celebration of the club. This event is seated - Tickets available from Span Arts 

Live Music at Small World, Cardigan

Lowri Evans’ songs take their musical colours from a broad palette that includes folk, jazz, country and blues, all beautifully knitted together through her innate musicality and heartfelt delivery. Accompanied by musician Lee Mason, this performance at Small World Theatre is a celebration of her newly release album ‘Everyone is from somewhere else’, produced by Mason Neely. Door and bar open at 7:30pm.

Sunday 6th March

Outdoor Gym

If you’re in need for some fresh air join instructors from Pembroke Leisure at the Stackpole Estate and blow away the cobwebs with a session of fun circuits on the golden sands of Broadhaven South beach. Bring your trainers, water bottle and be prepared to get wet! Sessions for all abilities (including juniors). No booking required – just turn up at 3pm Broadhaven South Car Park.

There’s also Nordic Walking and Family Run on offer ever Sunday, in training for the Sport Relief Mile on the 20th March. Contact Stackpole Estate for full details.

Felt Making Workshop

Celebrate Mothering Sunday learning the ancient art of felting at Maenclochog Village Hall, from 10am – 1pm. Choose from a beautiful array of colours and make your own decorated felt bag. Or one for your Mum! Visit Span Arts website for details.

Live Music at Rhosygilwen

How about some world-class music for Mothering Sunday? Rhosygilwen are bringing one of the world’s leading pianists, Angela Hewitt, to Pembrokeshire this March. Her performances and recordings of Bach have drawn particular praise, marking her out as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters of our time.

Angela Hewitt was named ‘Artist of the Year’ at the 2006 Gramophone Awards and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2006. Contact Rhosygilwen for tickets and details.

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th March

Narberth Youth Theatre

Narberth Youth Theatre presents two dramas exploring the worlds of parents and their children, and children and their parents. Friday performance is at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. Saturday’s performances are at the Queen’s Hall, Narberth. Visit Span Arts website for details.

Saturday 12th March

The Saundersfoot Cawl Factor 2016

The re-styled Cawl Championships of the World takes places at The Regency Hall along with artisan craft makers, children's entertainment, 'buskers corner' plus the Dragon Village Trail. Entry to the Cawl Trail is £5 with all other events free. Contact Visit Saundersfoot for more information.

Tuesday 15th March

Banff Film Festival

The Prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival is back at the Torch Theatre with another line-up of jaw-dropping films from the world mountain scene. Enjoy climbing in Patagonia, ski-ing in Alaska and riding wild horses across America - just some of the films on offer to ignite your adventure bug.

Banff Festival  - Torch Theatre

Thursday 17th March

Live Music

Span Jazz bring you Graham Pike - a multi-talented and prolific character who gives a sparkling performance on trumpet, harmonica, flugelhorn and trombone. Known for swapping instruments mid-tune, using sound FX or singing. This event will be at Plas Hyfred Hotel, Narberth. Starts at 8pm. Details and tickets available from Span Arts

Saturday 19th March

The Magic Of Flowers

In celebration of ‘The Magic of Flowers’, The Garden Team, Garden Club and Volunteers will fill the staterooms of Picton Castle with a wonderful blaze of colour. We invite you to come along and enjoy, breathe in their fragrance and discover some fascinating, and little known facts about the flowers that fill the rooms.

Picton Castle’s magical gardens will be bursting with life by this time, so plan a little time to wander around to see what’s new before taking a well-earned break in our courtyard restaurant.

Picton Castle

Sunday 20th March

Sport Relief Mile

Take part in the Sport Relief Mile hosted by the National Trust at the Stackpole Estate. Enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic cliffs, dune systems and ancient woodlands along the rugged terrain. Event starts at 10am, Stackpole Quay Car Park, with 1, 3 and 6-mile runs offer.

Scolton Manor Spring Fair

Located just outside Haverfordwest, Scolton Manor is holding its Spring Fair with stalls of local produce, food, plants, arts and crafts as well as planting demonstrations. Doors open at 10am. Charge £1 (under 15's free) plus £2 parking charge 

Friday 25th March

Live Music

Babyhead offer a unique sound with glittering showmanship and unadulterated energy. Born out of love for Jamaican sound clash, forged through a do-it-yourself punk-rock ethic and delivered with a raw hip-hop swagger, the unstoppable Babyhead sound is drawn from all quarters of the musical universe, in true Bristol fashion. Starts at 8pm. Tickets available from Span Arts

Saturday 26th March

Stuart Macungie

Popular and prolific TV and radio presenter, Stuart Maconie takes you on a nocturnal trip through Britain in search of fun. With his best-selling books as a guide, Stuart plots a route that takes in high art to low culture, family holidays to fell-walking, music, sport, politics, crown green bowling and zombie apocalypses. Starts at 7:30pm. Tickets available from Span Arts

Wednesday 30th March

Live Theatre

Fracking. How far down do you own the land beneath your feet?

For young couple Bea and Joseph this is a story of fracture: of fractured hearts, lives and lands. Touring nationally in spring 2016, ‘This Land’ digs down through the history – and the future – of a patch of earth and everything that has and will happen there. Doors and bar open at 7:30pm. Small World, Cardigan

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