Christmas Newsletter

Posted by Tenby Museum on Dec 20, 2017 Blog No Comments

And so Christmas approaches us rapidly and the museum is preparing to close for a festive break after another busy year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your sustained support which ensures that the museum can continue to develop and grow and provide its on-going schedule of exhibitions, talks and events.

2018 once again will be exciting. We start the year on 5th January with a Twelfth Night jazz concert with Firebyrd Trio and Penny Arcade. Tickets are £12 and this will be a wonderfully enjoyable evening and a great way to open the new year. There will be wine and mince pies and we hope to see you all there! Just get in touch if you are interested in acquiring a ticket.

On Saturday 6th January our first exhibition of the year opens. Through the Veil of the Soul features art works from Pembrokeshire Secondary Schools. This will be officially opened by William James (Public Affairs Analyst at Valero, who have once again generously financed this community show) and Barry John MBE, the driving force behind the VC Gallery in Haverfordwest.

The art shows next year are once again varied and of an exceptionally high quality. The schools show will be followed by a solo exhibition by Barry John MBE; a joint exhibition by David Button and Jean Francis; paintings by Alec Lewis; paintings by Anna Waters; a show by artist Wendy Yeo; an exhibition by Nicholas Jones (better known as Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers, his first solo show in Wales of paintings and Polaroids), which is very exciting (and resistance is futile!); an art auction organised by the Friends of Tenby Museum and to end the year a solo exhibition by the very talented Sally Green! Dates of exhibitions are on this website:

There will also be the performance of the one woman play, Nina, Queen of Bohemia, based around the life of Tenby born artist Nina Hamnett, written and performed by Vanessa Rosenthal (17 March). Take a breath now….

Other exhibitions for 2018 will include: a WWI commemorative exhibition (in the Story of Tenby Gallery); A Postcard from Tenby (a celebration of seaside entertainments) and various displays as part of Visit Wales’ #yearofthesea. There will also be a series of talks and events throughout the year so keep an eye out for these on the website, our Facebook and Twitter pages and in the local presses!

The museum will be closing for a festive break at 12.30pm on Thursday 21 December so there is still time to buy one or more of Alun Crockford’s wonderful photographs from his exhibition The Season, either for yourself or for that special Christmas gift! All the purchased photos can be collected up until 4pm on Wednesday 20 December – in plenty of time to wrap! Ho-ho-ho!  We re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Have a wonderful merry Christmas and a happy New Year and we hope to see you all again from 2 January!

Tenby Harbour in the snow, 1963 (TM&AG collection)