As you may be aware Tenby Museum and Art Gallery has recently been working with a creative collaboration of actors and directors to produce performances such as In Reflection, The Portrait Speaks and For As Long As Forever Is: the life of Dylan Thomas. New ideas for future events are always being explored, including a second performance of the Dylan Thomas evening and a new piece, currently being written, on the libel trial between Nina Hamnett and Aleister Crowley. All of these events, written by Tenby Museum’s Collections Manager Mark Lewis and instigated by the Friends of Tenby Museum, are aimed to bring the museum’s collections to a broader audience using a creative format and to raise funds for the museum at a time of difficult financial pressures.
The museum creative collective is now looking at a new and exciting venture, to be performed during Tenby Arts Festival week in September.
This venture will involve a series of street performances, where the fascinating and often overlooked aspects of Tenby’s history will be brought to life. Stories so far are concentrating on the 19th century opium trade, Brother Thomas’ garden and the 9th century poem Etmic Dinbych (In Praise of Tenby). We are now looking for people to contribute to these community performances, either through stories, performance, poetry, music, artists, Welsh speakers or behind the scenes work or just inspiration for additional tales to tell.
If you are interested in getting involved in this or any future dramatic project at the museum, please get in touch by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (01834) 842809