Slebech Hall

Tudor Gardens-A Talk by Terry John


On the evening of April 26th , popular local historian, Terry John, continues his examination of all things Tudor. This time he will be looking at formal Tudor Gardens of the time which were a riot of colour and pomp, in tightly controlled spaces. The talk starts at 7.30 and tickets cost £5.00

Stories of our Lives: Community Quilt

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Throughout May, we will be hosting a series of craft workshops to create patches for our community quilt. These events for the over 50s, will form part of our forthcoming celebration of Women’s History and are supported by Age Cymru’s Gwanwyn Festival.

Inspired by the eclectic nature of patchwork and traditional Welsh quilts, each diverse workshop will reflect the rich patchwork of experiences our community has to offer. Unless otherwise stated, they will take place on Wednesday mornings (10am-1pm) and are FREE. Spaces are limited however, and booking is essential by calling 01834 860 500 or emailing emma@narberthmuseum.co.uk

Week one: Cyanotypes (‘sun-printing’) workshop with Linda Norris using keepsakes or small objects from the museum collection. (Please note, this will begin at 10.30 a.m. and there is the option of continuing the workshop until 4pm at a cost of £12 per person for those who wish to create cyanotype prints on fabric to take away.)

Week two: Fabric painting/printing workshop reflecting ‘Memories of my Grandmother’ through colour, shape and line.

Week three: Creative Stitching with Carolyn Young, drawing inspiration from Welsh samplers with a modern twist.

Week four: Natural Dyeing with artist Sian Lester using local plants and traditional techniques.

Week five: The Big Stitch! A social opportunity to help stitch the quilt together under the guidance of local experts.

Come along to all, some or one of the workshops; make friends and leave a legacy while learning new skills.

Poetry Writing Group with Christine Sanders

From Wednesday 28th February, 7-9 pm, we will be a hosting a bi-weekly writing group for poets who wish to discuss their work with like-minded people.

The workshops will be relaxed and friendly, yet everyone will be invited to share ideas, critique each other’s work and provide honest feedback. The idea is to challenge and support one another through the editing process by experiencing a variety of perspectives to improve our writing.

You will need to bring a notebook, pen and several copies of the poem you are working on (enough for the other writers to annotate with thoughts and feedback). A small donation of £1 per person is also requested to cover costs.

If you are interested, please get in touch on 01834 860 500 or by emailing emma@narberthmuseum.co.uk

The Tudor Spice Box: A Talk by Terry John

Our Tudor season continues with a talk on the flavours and aromas of the Tudor Spice Box.
 
On Thursday 22nd February at 7.30pm, Terry John will be discussing how these valuable, much sought after ingredients were used, not just in cooking, as well as how they reached the wealthiest Tudor tables.
 
Tickets are £5.00 and refreshments are available.

 

Tudor-themed Murder Mystery

On Friday February 16th at 7pm we will be hosting a Tudor-themed Murder Mystery evening performed by Harvey Mysteries.

“It’s 1497, St. Valentine’s Night at Narberth Castle, and Sir Rhys ap Thomas is hosting a magnificent feast for all the fine folk of that illustrious town. But the great man is mysteriously absent, “on king’s business” – leaving his hard-pressed wife to organize the night’s festivities. In the midst of her preparations, a murder is committed!” You as guests will be asked to help solve this most heinous crime.
Tudor dress is optional, or come attired in your best gown, Sherlock Holmes hat, Poirot moustache, or clutching your magnifying glass.
La Volta, talented local musicians, will entertain you by playing on their authentic historical instruments.

Tickets cost £10.00 each to include ‘pottage and pudding’ and are available from the Museum.

Poetry Writing Group with Christine Sanders

From Wednesday 28thFebruary, 7-9 pm, we will be a hosting a bi-weekly writing group for poets who wish to discuss their work with like-minded people.

The workshops will be relaxed and friendly, yet everyone will be invited to share ideas, critique each other’s work and provide honest feedback. The idea is to challenge and support one another through the editing process by experiencing a variety of perspectives to improve our writing.

You will need to bring a notebook, pen and several copies of the poem you are working on (enough for the other writers to annotate with thoughts and feedback). A small donation of £1 per person is also requested to cover costs.

If you are interested, please get in touch on 01834 860 500 or by emailing emma@narberthmuseum.co.uk

Tudor-themed Murder Mystery

On Friday February 16th at 7pm we will be hosting a Tudor-themed Murder Mystery evening performed by Harvey Mysteries.

“It’s 1497, St. Valentine’s Night at Narberth Castle, and Sir Rhys ap Thomas is hosting a magnificent feast for all the fine folk of that illustrious town. But the great man is mysteriously absent, “on king’s business” – leaving his hard-pressed wife to organize the night’s festivities. In the midst of her preparations, a murder is committed!” You as guests will be asked to help solve this most heinous crime.
Tudor dress is optional, or come attired in your best gown, Sherlock Holmes hat, Poirot moustache, or clutching your magnifying glass.
La Volta, talented local musicians, will entertain you by playing on their authentic historical instruments.

Tickets cost £10.00 each to include ‘pottage and pudding’ and are available from the Museum.

 

The Tudor Spice Box: A Talk by Terry John

Our Tudor season continues with a talk on the flavours and aromas of the Tudor Spice Box.
 
On Thursday 22nd February at 7.30pm, Terry John will be discussing how these valuable, much sought after ingredients were used, not just in cooking, as well as how they reached the wealthiest Tudor tables.
 
Tickets are £5.00 and refreshments are available.

Poetry for All with Christine Sanders on 27th January

This one day poetry course (10.00-4.00) does exactly what it says on the tin – it’s for everyone, whether you are a published poet or just beginning to put pen to paper, this poetry day is for you! This is a time where you can release your imagination and let your writing run free, all in a welcoming and informal atmosphere.

During this Poetry For All day, you will share the space with up to 16 other writers. You will enjoy readings, writing exercises, as well as walking, exploring (and if wish, writing) around Narberth Castle.

The stimulus of the day will be Prince Pwyll of The Mabinogion, with particular focus on our beautiful and very important, Narberth Castle. We will discuss Prince Pwyll’s role and the type of character he was before focusing more specifically on the castle, and discover how vital it was within The Mabinogion story.

The focus of the actual poetry will be looking at how to make writing so exciting it leaps off the page and pulses with life. We will look at imagination and use of key language so that your writing takes on a life force of its own – alive and vibrant.

The structure of the day will be to meet at 10.00 and discuss Prince Pwyll and the role of Narberth Castle. We will engage in some fun and stimulating writing activities including looking at work by different poets. There will be a short break during the morning for coffee.

We will break for lunch at around 1 p.m. (please bring your lunch). After lunch, you may, if you wish, visit the castle. Whilst at the castle, you may engage in writing (depending on weather) with the aim to write a poem or two. Once back at the museum, you may
edit your work, workshop your work in pairs, and finally, share your poem with the group if you wish to. The emphasis is on fun – there is absolutely no judgement.

The course is facilitated by Christine Sanders who has returned to Narberth after spending the last four years taking her MA at Manchester Writing School under the tutorage of Carol Ann Duffy. Christine loves creating inspirational workshops as much as she loves writing. Her MA encompassed ‘Enabling New Writers’ and she has already held a 6 week course at Shibden Hall, Halifax as well as being booked to hold poetry courses in Pescara, Italy next year.
You’ll be given a warm welcome, support and encouragement throughout the entire day.

Booking is ESSENTIAL. £15 / £12 concessions.
Open to all over the age of 16.

Please note:
*The day includes visiting Narberth Castle (at own risk) and therefore suitable footwear and clothing is advised.
*Please bring writing equipment – note book, pencils, pens etc.
*You may also bring your laptop / ipad etc with you (at your own risk).
*Please bring your own lunch.

Tudor Medicines & Cures: 25th January

Terry John will be giving a talk on Tudor Medicines and Cures at 7.30 on 25th January. The treatment of illness during the Medieval and Tudor periods was based on ancient Greek texts and tried and tested remedies. This evenings talk will explain how to keep healthy, Tudor style. It’s kill or cure!
Tickets are £5 and refreshments will be available.

 

Contact

01834 860 500

info@narberthmuseum.co.uk

Narberth Museum,The Bonded Stores,Church Street,Narberth,Pembrokeshire,SA67 7BH

Opening hours

10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm Sunday