The Portrait Speaks to a full house at Tenby Museum

Posted by Tenby Museum on Jul 5, 2016 Blog No Comments

Always good to have a ‘buzz’ at the museum and there was certainly one there last Friday evening with the most recent event arranged by The Friends of the Museum. The Portrait Speaks, written by museum’s Collections Manager Mark Lewis was performed to a packed gallery. The event had been arranged by Gary Tapley and performed by Laurie Dale (as Richard Hughes), Andrew Davies (as the Tenby Fisherman), Lucy Morris (as Winifred John), Teifion Powell (as TE Lawrence), Robbie Price (as David John) and Sharon Thompson (as Dorelia McNeill).

Janet Lewis of the Friends of Tenby Museum said, “It seems that we are on a roll at the moment, with each event as good as and sometimes even better than the last one! The Friends would once again like to thank Mark for his entertaining and stimulating prose, Gary for his energy and enthusiasm in pulling the evening together, all the fabulous readers for bringing the portrait’s and Mark’s words to life, Bruce Richards for the sound and to our sponsors for the evening. The Tenby Post Office and Stores generously sponsored the wine and The Hope and Anchor the beer and cider, which contributed to the evening going with a swing. Absolute Dental Care generously funded the recording of the evening and for those of you who could not join us on Friday, we would recommend a note in your diary to visit the museum during the Tenby Arts Festival at the end of September. Friday’s recording of ‘A Portrait Speaks’, together with the last performance of ‘In Reflection’ (sponsored by FBM) will be played at the museum during that week. Over £180 was raised to support the work of the Museum in these difficult times. It has been suggested that the Museum should look into the possibility of turning these texts into a book. If any business would be interested in sponsoring this, or any of our future activities, please contact Mark directly at the museum on 01834 842809.”

(L-R) Gary Tapley, Robbie Price, Mark Lewis, Laurie Dale, Sharon Thompson, Andrew Davies and Teifion Powell (Lucy Morris had to leave early). Pic: John Ross

(L-R) Gary Tapley, Robbie Price, Mark Lewis, Laurie Dale, Sharon Thompson, Andrew Davies and Teifion Powell (Lucy Morris had to leave early). Pic: John Ross