As usual our Book Fair is part of the Tenby Arts Festival . We’re at Church House on the first day, Saturday 24th September, between 11am – 3pm and it’s free to come in and chat with all the authors and publishers.
Here’s our line up:
Rebecca Bryn: http://bit.ly/1XYWbtF, Thorne Moore: http://bit.ly/1P6zDQh Matt Johnson:http://bit.ly/1RUqJFg , Christoph Fischer: http://bit.ly/1svniAr , Sally Spedding: http://bit.ly/1VNRQci, Wendy Steele: http://bit.ly/1PMoF8i ,Kathy MIles: http://bit.ly/1twN3Bg , Graham Watkins: http://bit.ly/2aEgwRv , Carol Lovekin:http://bit.ly/1Y2z6HT, Colin R Parsons:http://bit.ly/1tvBc5G , Lisa Shambrook: http://bit.ly/28NMI5v: ,Alex Martin: http://bit.ly/28VLsQG , Judith Arnopp: http://bit.ly/290cJMl , Sharon Tregenza:http://bit.ly/29frGPq Juliet Greenwood:http://bit.ly/29jylrM , Nigel Williams:http://bit.ly/29racfO , Julie McGowan:http://bit.ly/29CHNa9 , John Nicholl:http://bit.ly/29NtdtX ,Tony Riches: http://bit.ly/29y3a8k: ,Wendy White: http://bit.ly/29TMCpY ,Angela Fish:http://bit.ly/2a5qY2U David Thorpe:http://bit.ly/2a9uG0V , Eloise Williams:http://bit.ly/2aoZk1k , Phil Carradice: http://bit.ly/2aYINV5 , Jo Hammond:http://bit.ly/2b7nMqf, Sarah Jane Butfield: http://bit.ly/2cKQ3Xs and Sharon Jones: http://bit.ly/2bhZ9sa .And thanks to Thorne Moore for interviewing me: http://bit.ly/1VTvqGq
Cambria Publishing Co-operative: Cambria Publishing Co-operative
Showboat tv will be there to video the event http://showboat.tv/
And here are the events of:
Saturday 1st October
Gregynog 2016 Winners
Gregynog Young Musician of the Year 2016
Prize Winners’ Concert
The festival has established a special relationship with the prestigious Gregynog young musician competition. Each year the overall winner of this competition together with one or more of the five instrumental section winners perform at Tenby. Standards are astonishingly high and the concert is always a highlight. This year’s Gregynog Young Musician 2016 is the pianist Kirsty Chaplin. Kirsty is 17 and has won a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Music. This summer she is the only British competitor to be selected for the prestigious Cooper International Piano Competition in Cleveland, USA. She will play a concerto with the world renowned Cleveland Orchestra. Kirsty is joined by brilliant young percussionist Heledd Gwynant, also 17. Heledd is a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and was previously member of Wales’ National Youth Brass Band and National Youth Wind Orchestra. The two young artists will perform music by composers including Liszt, Haydn, Schumann, Rosauro, Mayuzumi, Debussy, and Chopin.
St. Mary’s Church
Children’s Art Workshop
Led by renowned children’s book illustrator Fran Evans this is an opportunity for children to learn and enjoy some real hands-on experience of painting.
Fran grew up in Pembrokeshire and recalls spending hours alone in the garden observing snails, insects and tadpoles; she wanted to share their small world. When she was 4 she won a Blue Peter badge in a drawing competition. This planted a little seed in her head; she wanted to be an artist. Fran can’t remember ‘not drawing’. She copied Norman Thelwell’s drawings of children on chubby ponies. Fran’s illustrations reflect her surroundings; the colours, climate and creatures she encounters daily.
After an introduction to her illustration work, Fran will be taking workshop participants through the process of developing a character/characters for a story. From huge humpback whales to tiny microscopic pond-life, she has developed characters for picture, poetry books, posters, greetings cards and novels.
Starting from basic research techniques, participants will then design a book cover based on their character. Paints may be used so please wear old clothes!
2 – 3.30pm
The Last Bastard
AUGUSTUS JOHN – A personal reminiscence
Tristan de Vere Cole
Tristan, born in 1935, is acknowledged to be the last illegitimate son of the great artist Augustus John. He was brought up largely in the eccentric Bohemian lifestyle of the John household before going on to careers in the Navy, show business and writing. He will recount his fascinating and often hilarious experiences with illustrations of Augustus John’s works and photos of his life, family and career. Tristan was an English television director for many years. He is best known for Orion’s Belt, the TV series Z-Cars, and Bergerac. The picture shows Tristan with his father Augustus John in 1937.
After the talk he will sign copies of his intriguing book, ‘The Last Bastard?, on sale at £20.
Festival Grand Finale
A Night of Romantic Opera
The acclaimed company Swansea City Opera (formerly Opera Box) are returning with a captivating show transporting audiences into the world of Romantic Opera. An enchanting evening of arias and ensembles accompanied by piano and performed by a carefully selected cast of singers from the major national and international opera houses singing music from some of the most loved composers including Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Mozart and many more.
Known for his colourful life in opera as Artistic Director of SCO, the evening will be hosted by the charismatic Brendan Wheatley introducing the ravishing music of the great romantic composers in his own inimitable style.
With all the clapping your ‘tiny hands will not be frozen’!
Why not complete the evening by having a delicious supper either before or after the concert, or simply enjoy a glass of Prosecco and nibbles before the performance at the Caffi Pura adjacent to the De Valence Paviliion. Booking is essential for Caffi Pura. Please phone Fern on 07715 232219
Enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org