Today, Wednesday, March 1 is St David’s Day, the day St David died in 589 AD. His remains are buried at St David’s Cathedral and his shrine became a place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages.

Legend has it that St David ordered his soldiers to wear leeks on their helmets during a battle against the Saxons during the sixth century, while at the Battle of Crecy in 1346, Welsh archers fought in a field of leeks. By 1536, Henry VIII gave a leek to his daughter on March 1, and the leek was associated with St David’s Day. Leek Soup maybe? Or how about making a leek brooch to wear…

St David’s Day Concert

On Thursday, March 2 at 7pm, four choirs are coming together to hold a St David’s Day concert in St Johns Church, Tenby. Everyone is welcome to attend, entrance is free but there will be a collection for PATCH.

Dr Seuss

Thursday is also Dr Seuss’ birthday. He would have been 119 this year, and wrote ‘The Cat is the Hat’, and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ and 48 more books, loved by millions of children around the world. He said,’ “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Which is your favourite Dr Seuss book? They seem quite simple and repetitive, but I bet it would be harder than you think to write and illustrate a story like that yourself! Today is the day to try…

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight runs for this week and next week. How many different fairly traded products can you find on sale in Tenby? There is a lot more than bananas and coffee available now, and it is a way of helping the people who are growing our food and making crafts to get a decent income from their efforts.

Cooking Demonstration

This will take place in the Warm Room at Augustus Place Community Hall on Friday, March 3 from 12 noon to 2pm as it will every week until the end of March, and everyone is welcome to come along and get some tips on healthy budget cooking using air fryers, slow cookers and microwaves.

Violins at Tenby Arts Club

This Friday, March 3, Eleanor Hodgeson and Helen Stoddard will be giving a violin concert. They have come to Tenby Arts Club before and were excellent. Everyone is welcome to come along to St Johns Church Hall. The concert will start at 7pm and the small entrance fee includes tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards.

World Wildlife Day

Friday, March 3 is the anniversary of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which was signed in 1973 so the United Nations decided to celebrate it as World Wildlife Day. People everywhere rely on wildlife and biodiversity-based resources to meet all our needs, from food, to fuel, medicines, housing, and clothing. Millions of people rely on nature as the source of their livelihoods and economic opportunities. But more than our needs, nature has proven to be essential for our mental health too. So, let’s celebrate. What will you do? There will be an event live on YouTube to watch if you want. Or you could go outside and enjoy the amazing wildlife we have around here!

Films4Tenby presents ‘Don’t Worry, Darling’

On Tuesday, March 7, Films4Tenby is showing ‘Don’t Worry, Darling’, a film about a 1950s housewife (Florence Pugh) living with her husband (Harry Styles) in a utopian experimental community who begins to worry that his glamorous company could be hiding disturbing secrets. The film starts at 7pm and you can have a pre-screening two-course meal at the Fuchsia café if you book directly with them – or just come along and watch the film. There is plenty of room in the De Valence so no booking is necessary.

Urban Thinkscape Zig zag Project

Next working party for preparing the zigzag for its mural panel will be on March 8 and 9 with the Dule of Edinburgh candidates spending some more time under the zig zag. Lots of sea creatures made out of plastic bottles are also needed to go along the fishing net stopping litter from getting stuck down the bank, so it would be great if you could make some and drop them in to the Town Council Office in the De Valence on Upper Frog Street.

Tenby Town Council Community Forum

This will be starting in March. The first forum will be at Augustus Place Community Hall at 7pm on Monday, March 13. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Town Council meeting will have been held the week before, so any issues raised in that can be discussed, and anything else that people would like to bring up. This can be something they would like the Town Council to consider, something they would like information about, or something that they would like to happen in the town.

The next forum will be in April at Greenhill School Assessment block at 4.30pm; the day and date are still to be arranged.

Tenby Community Edible Garden

The Edible Garden will be joining the Royal Horticultural Society’s Big Seed Sow which is taking place between March 27 and April 2, so save some seeds for this as there will be a seed swap as well as a planting session – watch this space for details.