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 William:http://bit.ly/2aoZk1k , Phil Carradice: http://bit.ly/2aYINV5 , Jo Haammond:http://bit.ly/2b7nMqf 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 the Third Day,
Sunderland Flying Boats
A talk about the history of flying boats in Pembroke Dock.
The Project Manager of the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust, John Evans, was awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for ‘The Preservation of Pembroke Dock and its Military Past’.
Pembroke Dock’s remarkable naval, military and aviation history has always fascinated him and he began detailed research into RAF Pembroke Dock and its flying boats, making contacts worldwide with so many individuals who had served at ‘PD’, in peacetime and in war.
Reunions and theme weeks led directly to the setting up of the town’s Museum Trust which, in 2001, took over the running of the Gun Tower Museum in one of the two forts built to defend the Royal Dockyard. John became the Museum Trust’s first chairman.
Following the rediscovery of the remains of a Sunderland flying boat, which sank off Pembroke Dock in 1940, and the lifting of one of its Pegasus engines, the Sunderland Trust was formed by John and three Trustees in 2006. With the support in particular of Texaco and the Milford Haven Port Authority the Sunderland Trust successfully bid for funding, and set up the Flying Boat Centre. This opened in the former dockyard in June 2009 and has had over 30,000 visitors.
Later it transferred to the Royal Dockyard Chapel which has been beautifully restored by Pembrokeshire County Council. The very new ‘Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre’ welcomed its first visitors on April 11th, and on April 29th 2015 Her Majesty The Queen – accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh – officially opened the centre in the town’s Bicentennial Year.
John’s specialist areas of research are flying boats and Welsh aviation history and he is often in demand for historical information on aviation subjects.
Our Place in Natural History
Were we created in our present form by intelligent design, or did we evolve from earlier species? If we evolved, then how and when? Are we still evolving, and if so how will we end up? Are there other creatures with high intelligence outside our planet, or are we unique in that respect? George will examine the theories, explain the arguments and help you reach your own conclusions. You may find food for thought and even surprises.
The Hands of Genius
The most amazing and unusual presentation you are likely to see
– thought-provoking, awe-inspiring and entertaining!
He knew the day he left school at the age of 15 without any qualifications, that he had already failed on an epic scale. He took the advice of an inspirational teacher, whose parting words, to him as he left school for the last time, were, “For the rest of your life, remember, if you want to achieve, you must think differently.”
This advice led him to secure the most enviable and prestigious client list imaginable, which included the Royal Family, The National Gallery, Rolls Royce, Chanel, Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Richard Branson, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Kim Kardashian, Elton John, Uri Geller and many, many other celebrities.
After carving The Lord’s Prayer on the head of a pin, and engraving the words, ‘Nothing is Impossible’ along the sharp edge of a Wilkinson Sword razor blade, he has appeared in many news, radio and television features internationally, and been the subject of a Discovery Channel documentary. HIs last exhibition in Kelso, Scotland sold out in just two minutes, with sales of over £400,000 for art that was smaller than a red human blood cell and totally invisible to the naked eye!
He goes to greater lengths than anyone else in the world in an effort to produce art on such a minute scale. Working from midnight to 5.00 am, to avoid vibration from passing traffic, he lowers his pulse to 20 beats a minute, and while wearing a stethoscope – and with the aid of potassium, magnesium and beta-blockers – he engraves between heartbeats when he is perfectly still. Regular injections of Botox in his eyelids ensure there is no distraction from eye-muscles and nerves.
£12 (to include a light supper)
PINT-SIZED PLAYS ARE BACK AGAIN FOR ANOTHER ROUND!
Short (5-10 minutes) snappy plays that are performed free of charge in pubs around Tenby. They are winners of an international playwriting competition that attracts hundreds of entries every year. Some will make you think, some will make you chuckle, many are just downright hilarious. This extremely popular entertainment is now a regular part of the Festival and always surprises the audiences who appreciate the quirky subjects and amusing performances whilst having a convivial drink. Come early, get them in, sit back and enjoy!
Monday 26th September
7.30pm Normandie, Upper Frog Street
8.30pm Hope & Anchor, St Julian Street
9.30pm The Crown, Lower Frog Street
Tuesday 27th September
7.30pm 5 Arches, St George Street
8.30pm The Cove, High Street
9.30pm The Buccaneer, St Julian Street
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