What’s on in November?

We're singing the blues in Tenby this November and trawling the streets of Fishguard to find the best cawl in Pembrokeshire!

Intimate gigs across the county bring you classical, fiddle, ragtime and folk, while the Christmas Market season kicks of the end of the month - so stockings to the ready.

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd November

Fishguard Autumn Festival

Its not too late to join in with this 3-day food, drink and music festival hosted by the Fishguard Round Table. A long list of events include seal watch at Strumble Head, junk art, bread making at Ffwrn and fireworks, as well as the infamous ‘Cawl Crawl Challenge’ on Saturday – bring a bowl and spoon!

Loulou _Cawl _HR-2

For full list of events: www.fishguardsautumnfestival.co.uk

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd November

Celebration Concert: William Mathias

Local composer William Mathias would have been 80 years old this year and to celebrate this anniversary St Davids Cathedral will be hosting a splendid concert featuring his music.

In celebration of one of Wales' most prodigious composers, the Royal School of Church Music is joining forces with The John S. Davies Singers Cor Dewi Sant, the choristers of St Davids Cathedral and Ysgol Dyffryn Taf to perform his cantata St Teilo along with some smaller scale works.

Monday 3rd – Saturday 8th November

Shakespeare Schools Festival

The Torch Theatre is delighted to mark Shakespeare's 450th birthday by throwing him the biggest party he has ever seen, with the largest Shakespeare Schools Festival to date.

This year, for the very first time, Pembrokeshire schools will be performing on the Torch Theatre stage. Each night three schools will perform three different Shakespeare plays – come and party with Shakespeare in a wonderful evening of entertainment.

Tuesday 4th November

Walk in the Park

Most Tuesdays at 1pm a walking group meets at Oriel y Parc, St Davids, for a short walk of under an hour or a longer for those who want to walk a little further. Open to walkers of all abilities. Contact Oriel y Parc for details.

Wednesday 5thNovember

Bonfire Night

There are lots of events happening around the county, so check out our ‘Bonfire and Fireworks’ post to find an event near you! 

Thursday 6th November

Comedy Club

Noted for her razor sharp wit and feisty flirtatiousness, Shappi Khorsandi has made a name for herself as one of Britain’s high-profile up and coming female comics. Tickets available from Span Arts.

Span Arts Classical Series

The final performance in the Span Arts classical series sees The Kane Players perform at the Hotel Plas Hyfryd, Narberth. The Kane Players are a chamber ensemble, hosting a unique spin on all things Dylan Thomas. The performance will be themed around the Welsh poet alongside other brilliant compositions. Tickets available from Span Arts

Monday 10th – Tuesday 11th November

Drama

Dylan Thomas season continues at the Torch Theatre. Dylan Thomas' childhood memory has become a firm favourite for generations of children in and beyond Wales. A Child's Christmas in Wales is a feast of Dylan Thomas's astonishing imagery, his humour, his humanity and his acute observation of human behaviour.

Wednesday 12th November

Span Arts Singing Workshop

Welcome to our friendly, easy-going, 2hr singing workshop, which is open to all abilities and interests. Just turn up and join in! Our tutor is Clara Clay, who is a member of the NVPN (Natural Voice Practitioners Network), runs an a cappella club in Llandeilo and taught at the National Street Choir festival in Aberystwyth. 

After dark Burnetts Hill Chapel opens the doors to Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra - Britain's finest purveyors of Western swing, country blues and ragtime. Tickets £10 each, doors open at 7.30pm.

Friday 14th November

Pembrokeshire Intimate Gig’s brings Bruce Molsky to Little Haven:

"Molsky is easily one of the nation's most talented fiddlers...the most rewarding thing about this record, and really about any of Molsky's solo work, is the way he transports you from one place to the next, throwing in surprises along the way - it's a bit of a road trip, geographically, historically, and most of all emotionally." 

Pembrokeshire Intimate Gigs: www.pembsintimategigs.co.uk

Friday 14th – Sunday 16thNovember

Tenby Blues Festival

Tenby have been shaking off the winter blues with this annual Blues festival since 2006. Three days of live music, in one of the UK’s finest seaside towns, awaits you, including the free 2-day the Blues Trail around the bars, clubs and restaurants of Tenby. Line-up includes: Adam Franklin, Bella & the Blue, Mardy Jug, Glas and headliners Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders - What a treat!

Tenby Blues Festival: www.tenbyblues.co.uk

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th November

Winter Fair

Get in the festive mood with some early gift buying at Colby Woodland Garden’s Winter Fair, featuring quality food, crafts and seasonal fayre from local suppliers. The National Trust shop and woodland walks will be open and admission is free.

Sunday 16th November

FLEat market, Cardigan

The FLEat market is back with an indulgent winter flea market showcasing designers, artists, bakers and makers of every kind. Explore their wears and ideas, including shabby chic and vintage clothing, music, crafts and jewellery and treat yourself to some delicious eats! Buskers and storytellers make this a unique shopping experience and a fabulous day out for the whole family. Starts 11am. 

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

Saturday 22nd November

Theatre – What the Dickens?

Young Charles Dickens is a rookie reporter on The Morning Chronicle. Whilst investigating the foggy slums of Ye Olde London Towne, he accidently stumbles on a story that could make his reputation. This inventive and gripping comedy features just three actors playing over 20 roles in 80 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action. 

What The Dickens _Span Arts

Tickets available from Span Arts

If you fancy some folk Emily Portman Folk Trio is playing at Rhosygilwen, near Cardigan. Emily Portman is a singer, writer and concertina playerhailed as 'one of the new British folk scene's most beguiling presences' and holder of the BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Original Song; an accolade which reflects her power to conjure darkly surreal netherworlds where folklore and myth collide with urban landscapes.

Wednesday 26th November

Mugenkyp Taiko Drummers: The Way of the Drum

Experience the thundering, exhilarating rhythms of Taiko drum in this dynamic and captivating show at Theatre Mwldan. Gain a unique insight into the world of this powerful art form, with its fusion of primal rhythm, energy, choreographed movement and infectious humour that’s captivating audiences of all ages and backgrounds. 

Tickets and Information from Theatre Mwldan: www.mwldan.co.uk

Friday 28th – Sunday 30th November

Christmas Market

Get into the Christmas spirit at this annual Christmas Market in Pembroke Castle. Pick up some gifts, enjoy the best local food and drink produce Pembrokeshire has to offer and meet up with friends to celebrate the festive season.

At 6pm on Friday 28th November Santa will be arriving in spectacular fashion to switch on of the town Christmas lights, after walking around the castle to meet with our visitors. The Castle will be decorated and lit up to create a unique festive atmosphere and there will be entertainment and activities for everyone. 

Look out for more Christmas Markets in December....details coming soon!

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