Easter Crafts at Tenby Museum: Today, Wednesday, April 12, you can head up to Tenby Museum and have a go at making Easter Cards. This is a drop in event and is the normal entrance fee. Remember, once you have paid for entrance, you can return to the museum whenever you want for the whole year.
International Day of Human Space Flight
Today, Wednesday, April 12, is also International Human Space Flight Day. April 12, 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen. This historic event opened the way for space exploration. People are now in the International Space Station all the time. Maybe soon, humans will go back to the moon, or even try to get further afield. Even stuck down here on earth, the stars are fascinating, and a lot can be found out about them with the naked eye or a small telescope. A smartphone app can help you identify what you are looking at in the sky, and there are some great books around. You can also go online and do some citizen science, helping astronomers to find interesting things in the many hundreds of photos that the big telescopes take. It is a great subject for a bit of art or craft as well…how about a solar system mobile?
April 13 is the day Scrabble inventor Alfred Mosher Butts was born who gave the world an iconic board game now played all over the world – so this Thursday is Scrabble Day. Dig out your scrabble set and find someone to play against. There are also scrabble games online – you can end up playing against someone from anywhere in the world! The game is now so popular that it is sold around the word in 29 different languages! The word Scrabble comes from the Dutch word, schrabbelen, meaning to struggle and scramble. You could throw a Scrabble themed party and whoever wins takes home a dictionary. Maybe make some Scrabble tile biscuits to serve at your Scrabble party. Do you have some extra Scrabble tiles lying around? Use them to make some Scrabble jewellery or fridge magnets for the Scrabble lovers in your life.
This happens every Friday from 12 till 2pm in Augustus Place Community Hall. Heidi cooks different dishes every week, that give great ways to use air fryers and slow cookers to make healthy budget meals, and you can try the food that she cooks. The good news is that the funding for this will last until the middle of May. Everyone is welcome, just come along.
World Circus Day
This Saturday, April 15 is World Circus Day. The modern-day circus looks very different from the ancient ones held in Rome. Circuses then consisted of fighting gladiators and blood sports. Today’s circus has lots of clowns, magicians, jugglers, trapeze acts, trained animals and gymnastic acts. How are your circus skills? There are lots of things to practise - draw a chalk line to practise tight rope walking, get hold of three tennis balls for juggling, use picnic plates for plate spinning, make some stilts with strong tin cans and string, practice your make up skills (design yourself a clown face), practise hand stands or other acrobatics…or maybe watch some circus performers doing them. There are some amazing acts out there.
Poetry in the Park
On Sunday, April 16 at 3pm, there will be a gathering at the Old Chapel to share poetry. This can be a poem you have written or one you enjoy. You are equally welcome to come along to enjoy the poetry that is read by others. It is a friendly group, and a nice way to hear poetry that you might never think of reading otherwise. Everyone is welcome.
Tenby Hygiene Bank
This is now up and running in Boots. Any hygiene products such as shampoo, toothpaste, shaving foam, deodorant, period products that are unopened and in-date can be dropped off in the box in Boots. It will be picked up by a volunteer and taken round to the PATCH depot at the Old Chapel.
Relaxed Screening: Mama Mia
On Tuesday, April 18, there will be a relaxed screening in the De Valence at 2pm. This is a matinee screening open to anyone, but aiming to be particularly welcoming for people who may not feel so comfortable at a regular film screening. The lights will be left low, the noise will not be too loud, and no-one will worry if people move around or talk or sing along – a relaxed screening. Everyone is welcome to come – if an afternoon screening is more convenient for you, please come along. It is £3 entry, with carers free.
Avatar: The Way of Water
Films4Tenby is screening Banshees of Inisherin on Tuesday, April 18 at 7pm at the De Valence Pavilion. Doors will open at 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along to see this.
Neolithic and Bronze Age Ritual Landscapes along the A40
Next Thursday, April 20, Luke Jenkins from Dyfed Archaeology is giving a talk on Neolithic and Bronze Age Ritual Landscapes along the A40. This is at 7pm and there is an entrance fee, with a reduction if you are a Friend of Tenby Museum. Please book ahead on 842809. Everyone is welcome.