Tudor Programme(2)

Tudor-Themed Murder Mystery

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

A Tudor-inspired supper is included (please let us know of any dietary requirements) and fancy-dress or a mask is optional. Tickets are £10 and booking is essential. Bring a bottle!

Tudor Medicines and 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.

 

Tudor Season

Tudor Programme(2)

New Year’s Paperback Breakfast

On Saturday 6th January at 10.00, we welcome the new year with coffee, croissants and conversation.
Bring a book to exchange and join us for our Paperback Breakfast. £5 per person. This is a museum fundraiser

Christmas with the Virgin Queen

Local historianTerry John will launch our Tudor season with a festive talk:
“Christmas with the Virgin Queen” on Thursday 14th December at
7.30.

He will look at how Christmas was celebrated at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. -Customs, music, masques, -whether the custom of lord of Misrule was still practised – plus a few recipes for curing a hangover!

Terry may also produce one or two Xmas Tudor recipes (and we can recommend his fabulous cakes from past experience!)

Tickets cost £5.00 and are available here.

Tempus Fundraising Concert

We’re delighted to add a very special Christmas fundraising concert to our
winter events. “Tempus” the popular and dynamic group of a capella singers will
be performing at St Andrew’s Church on Friday 8th December at 7.30.
Seasonal refreshments will be served afterwards at the Museum. Tickets cost
£10.00 and are available from the Museum. It promises to be a popular event
so don’t leave it too late!

Proceeds will be shared between the Church Restoration Fund and the Museum.

 

Gifts for Good Children

Chris Stephens’ talk on 30th November “Gifts for Good Children” will be a
presentation and display of illustrated and transfer printed Victorian Children’s
China plates and mugs featuring a wide range of subjects including early
childhood, alphabets and education , the Temperance movement,
Missionaries, popular literature, fairy tales and nursery rhymes, Benjamin
Franklin’s Maxims ….the whole world of Victorian society and cultural life
through little people’s plates and dishes….the fascinating forerunners of the
Bunnikins and Peter Rabbit nursery ware we know so well.

This fascinating insight will start at 7.30 and tickets cost £5.00. Booking is advised.

Poetry for All with Christine Sanders on 27th January

This one day (10.00-4.00) poetry course 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.

Fundraising Quiz Night

Join us on Wednesday 22nd November for a fundraising Quiz Night.The questions will be fun and varied, with a few tricky ones thrown in to challenge even seasoned quiz experts!

Entry is £8.00 for a team of four and there will be a cash prize of £20.00! Refreshments will also be available and the quiz starts at 7.30.

 

The Colours of Wales

On 16th November will be a relaxing and entertaining look at the Pembrokeshire Coast
and Snowdonia National Parks with Robert Llewelyn Davies.

This talk will examine the changing colours, cascading waterfalls, rugged mountains and beautiful lakes of North Wales, compared with the gentle hills and spectacular scenery of the Pembrokeshire Coast and estuary.

Some facts and figures of the national parks and the important role they play in ensuring that we conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of Wales will also be highlighted.
The photographs will help evoke some of the brief history of the beautiful and inspiring
places of Pembrokeshire. An afternoon treat, taking you to locations in the
mountains of North Wales or into peaceful coves on the Pembrokeshire coast.
The talk starts at 2.00pm and tickets cost £5.00. Booking is advised

 

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