What's on in January

After all the excitement of Christmas and New Year, January could bring the blues - but not in Pembrokeshire.

We’ve got woodland runs and wild foraging mornings, storytelling days and comedy nights. Plenty to raise the spirits! 

Tuesday 5th January

Winter Talks

Join Lyndon Lomax for the first of the Winter Talk series at Oriel y Parc in St Davids. Lyndon will take you on journey into his lighthearted wildlife adventures into the far North. Starts at 2pm.

That Sugar Film

If 2016 is all about putting your health first you can start your New Year with a detox and head over to the Torch Theatre to join Healthaspire for an evening of nutrition education. The event will start with a free private screening of the highly acclaimed ‘That Sugar Film’ (PG).  

Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28thJanuary

Forage Walks

Most Thursdays Oriel y Parc and local forager Julia host a gentle two hour walk around St David's to discover your 'inner forager' and learn how to identify and collect wild ingredients. You’ll also find out how they were used historically and how you can incorporate them into your cooking. £10 per person, starts at 11am. Booking essential.

Saturday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January

5k Park Run

Join in the healthy fun of the Colby Garden Park run. It’s free and inclusive. Every Saturday at 9am runners set off on a 5K run around the gardens. Arrive by 8.30 at Colby Woodland Gardens near Amroth.

Monday 11th, 18th, 25th January

Monday Morning Movies

Beat the Monday Blues with a Theatr Gwaun ‘Monday Morning Movies’. Brooklyn (12a) will be shown at 11am on Monday 11th, then it's Carol (15) on Monday 18th and Heart of the Sea (12a) on the 25th and they are only £5 – a little treat to prove that Theatr Gwaun isn’t just for the evenings.

Thursday 14th January

Comedy Club

Kicking off the New Year is headliner Patrick Monahan. Patrick won the 2011 ITV competition ‘Show me the Funny’ and has performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival five times. Joining him is Paul James, delivering a set that has the audience reeling from the first joke to the last. Tickets available from Span Arts

Span Arts Comedy Club

Friday 15th – Thursday 28th January

Mwldan Film Festival - Cardigan

The best way to enjoy January, the annual film festival at the Mwldan is the perfect excuse to meet up with friends and enjoy a good film …. or three. This year’s Film Festival fills three screens for 14 days with the very best of recent releases. 

Saturday 16th January

Spontaneous Storytelling

Experience the playful world of making up stories. Take a step into the unknown and watch your imagination unfold. Our fantastic Pembrokeshire-based storyteller, Jason Wood, will be sharing his skills and expertise in the realm of the spontaneous story. Jason has been perfecting the art of making up stories on the spot and has lots of tips, exercises, games and tricks to share. Location: Maenclochog Community Hall. Details from Span Arts

Spontaneous Storytelling

Wednesday 20th January

Spanjazz – Fabio Lepore

SpanJazz leaps into the New Year with Fabio Lepore and his Jazz quartet.  Fabio Lepore is well known in Italy for leading an A Capella quartet and championing Italian Jazz to the world. He is very versatile, performing in some of the best theatres of 26 countries around the world. Location: The Dingle, Narberth. Tickets and tables bookable in available from Span Arts

Friday 22nd January

Music: Dub Pistols

The Aquarian Party is back for another year, and Span Arts  have got a treat in store for you.... The mighty Dub Pistols are back and touring with new album ‘Return of the Pistoleros’ - A mighty reggaematic bass-driven live machine and a super-tight festival regular, Dub Pistols have consistently defied genres & exceeded the highest of expectations. You will need to book in advance to avoid missing out: Tickets available from Span Arts

Dub Pistols at The Aquarian Party

Saturday 23rd January

Winter Beach Clean

Winter storms can bring some unwanted litter to our favourite beaches. If you fancy giving a hand to clean things up join the Stackpole National Trust team and their friends at Keep Wales Tidy for a pre-season spruce up at Freshwater West beach. Meet at Freshwater West Car Park at 11am. Litter pickers, gloves and bags provided, please bring suitable warm and wet weather gear (just in case).

Thinking of attending one of the events? Why not make a weekend of it and find somewhere to stay and check out our weekend and short break ideas.

If you're organising an event this January, let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

 Rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and wild inland hills, these are the elements that define the distinctive landscape of this superb county.  
Griff Rhys Jones

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