What’s on in June

Celebrate the sea this June, as the Seafair Haven Festival and Pembrokeshire Fish Week take centre-stage in our calendar of events.

Sunday 1st June

Pembroke Castle is hosting a Merrymakers Pirate Puppet Day – puppet shows, puppet hunt and prizes on offer!

Over at Picton Castle there’s a Hedgerow Basket Making workshop with Michelle Cain, a willow artist famous for her amazing willow sculptures.

In the evening Rhosygilwyn is hosting the Darius Brubeck Quartet, with their acoustic sound that is melodic, spontaneous and rhythmically exciting.

Rhosygilwyn: http://www.rhosygilwen.co.uk/

Tuesday 3rd June

Skomer Island Photography Workshop

Join professional Welsh photographer Andy Davies for an unforgettable day on Skomer Island learning how to use your camera to capture the stunning landscapes and rich wildlife. Trips go every week all summer.

Tuesday night head over to Burnett’s Hill Chapel for the Corn Potato String Band.

Authentic American Appalachian folk music - ballads, hoe-downs, country rags and Southern gospel. Yee-ha!

Burnett’s Hill Chapel: http://www.burnettshill.co.uk

Wednesday 4th June

Explore the lives of our Iron Age ancestors at Castell Henllys 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.

Friday 6th June

Kayaking or coasteering? On water or in water? Join the National Trust’s guided trips from Stackpole Quay, on offer every weekend in June.

Saturday 7th – 14th June

Seafair Haven

Time to get your boat on the water for the weeklong biennial Seafair Haven maritime festival, hosted by Milford Marina and Lawrenny. Join in a regatta, sail on the Pelican tall ship, wander through the village fete and sample the cider festival!

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Seafair Haven: http://www.seafairhaven.org.uk/

Saturday 7th June

The Pembrokeshire Antiques Fair is on at Picton Castle or head over to Colby woodland garden for a short walk to celebrate Biodiversity Week, exploring their flora and forna.

Don’t miss Keith James at the Newport Memorial Hall Saturday night, performing the song of Leonard Cohen, each song stripped back - desolate, naked and sensual. A must!

Newport Memorial Hall: http://newportmemorialhall.co.uk/whats-on/events/

Sunday 8th June

Join the nature day at Southwood Estate for a family experience of birdsong walks and amazing tree trails, nest box building or helping restore historic hedgebanks.

Southwood Estate: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/southwood-estate/  

Monday 9th June

Take a walk and talk with the History Man, local historian Glen Johnson, and discover more about Cilgerran Castle's fascinating past.

Tuesday 10th June

Otter spotting! It’s a 6am start to join Stackpole Estate rangers Jim & Marilyn for a spot of otter spotting. After a healthy ramble around the Bosherston Lakes they’ll put the kettle on, for a hearty breakfast roll and warming brew.

Wednesday 11th June

A chance to find out a few facts about the many herbs in Carew Castle walled garden and what uses they have both now and in the past. Did you know that comfrey is also known as knit bone for its ability to mend broken bones? Find out with a guided herbal wander.

Friday 13th June

Oriel y Parc is offering an evening walk from Fachelich, following the footpaths around St David’s Airfield. Enjoy wildflower spotting and skylark song on this early evening ranger walk.

Friday 13th - Saturday 14th June

Unearthed in a Field is creating a field full of beautiful things to stimulate your mind and body, from music to fire dancers, trapeze performances and hula hoop workshops. Join in with yoga, meditation, pilates and nibble on ethically and locally sourced foods, including a wild foraged cafe!

http://www.unearthedinafield.co.uk/

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Saturday 14th June

Join in a family sponsored bike ride at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cardigan, to celebrate National Bike Week. It will be a short ride from centre to Cardigan and back, along National Cycle Route 82.

Sunday 15th June

Treat Dad to the sort of Fathers Day all men love'… 21st century hunter-gathering in the woods! Head down to Stackpole Estate for some good back to basics fun, with fire making, cooking food over a fire and woodland antics.

Thursday 19th June

Join Nathan Walton, Wildlife Trust Officer for Pembrokeshire, for an enjoyable summer’s evening to see bats at play. Meet at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, 8.30pm for an adventurous bat walk around the reserve.

Saturday 21st June

Celebrate the Summer solstice with Ruarri Joseph and the Valleyers at the Queens Hall. The home-grown Valleyers have been enchanting crowds at festivals across the UK, while Ruarri offers laid back, emotive guitar music, with a surfy vibe and earthy folk. YUM!

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Friday 27th June

Over to Llys Meddyg for a Garden Gig with Siôn Russell Jones and Danielle Lewis. “A confident singer songwriter who crafts really sweet tunes” - Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

Saturday 28th June – 6th July

Pembrokeshire Fish Week

Seafood lovers get ready for this annual celebration of all things fishy! Fish, forage, cook and taste the very best seafood Pembrokeshire has to offer. And don’t stop there! The week is packed with events that celebrate the sea, with rock-pooling, boat trips, kayaking and so much more on offer.

Pembrokeshire Fish Week: http://www.pembrokeshirefishweek.co.uk/

Sunday 29th June

Join the National Trust for a family friendly kayaking tour with Preseli Venture exploring the pristine North Pembrokeshire coastline. The National Trust’s paddling ranger will get you closer to the amazing wildlife, geology and history of the area.

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