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Pembrokeshire Community Heritage Week

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2021 will see the inaugural Pembrokeshire Community Heritage Week run from Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June. The week is intended to promote the rich heritage of the county, and to celebrate the work of community groups in researching and communicating the stories that make up our past.

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Date and TimeDetailsLink
Saturday 29 May, 6.30pmThe hunt for Twrch Trwyth by Simon Johns
Stories recorded as part of storytelling workshops held with Deb Winter over Zoom during May of 2021. Participants learnt how to tell stories, and shared their own versions of Preseli myths & legends. These workshops were delivered as part of PLANED’s Preseli Heartlands Communities project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage fund and broadcast as part of Pembrokeshire Community Heritage Week.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned
Sunday 30 May, 6.30pmRebecca by Neil Kingsnorth
Stories recorded as part of storytelling workshops held with Deb Winter over Zoom during May of 2021.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned
Monday 31 May, 8.00am300 pitch – 300 seconds of community heritage with Liz Rawlings.
Liz Rawlings is one of the founder members of Llangwm History Group and talks. In this 300 second soundbite she talks about her interest in history, the group’s current projects, the impact of COVID and why Pembrokeshire’s Community Heritage is so unique.
https://anchor.fm/pembs-echoes
Monday 31 May, 2.00pmLIVE from Scolton Manor
PLANED’s John Ewart and Stuart Berry will host a 40-minute live broadcast from Scolton Manor featuring interviews with staff and volunteers and previews of some of the work recently carried out there.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned
Monday 31 May, 6.00pmVirtual Tour of some of Tenby Museum’s art collection
Tenby Museum and Art Gallery’s curator, Mark Lewis describes some of the Museum’s works of art and their significance.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned
Monday 31 May, 6.30pmBrynach & Blodwen by Deb Winter
Stories recorded as part of storytelling workshops held with Deb Winter over Zoom during May of 2021.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned
Monday 31 May, 7.00pmThe Troublesome Hare by Kitty & Dina Kingsnorth
Stories recorded as part of storytelling workshops held with Deb Winter over Zoom during May of 2021.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned
Tuesday 1 June, 8.00am300 pitch – 300 seconds of community heritage with Tomos Jones
Tomos Jones is the Community Archaeologist with Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and he talks about his role in safeguarding the archaeology of the Park, about interpretation and the fact that the community are vital to the county’s heritage.
https://anchor.fm/pembs-echoes
Tuesday 1 June, 6.30pmRebecca Riots by Ian Mcdonald
Stories recorded as part of storytelling workshops held with Deb Winter over Zoom during May of 2021.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned
Wednesday 2 June, 8.00am

300 pitch – 300 seconds of community heritage with Sophie Jenkins
Sophie Jenkins is PLANED’s project officer working on the Ein Cymdogaeth Werin – Preseli Heartlands Communities project and also works for the community in Brynberian facilitating a number of projects at their newly renovated community hall. She talks about her work and the communities in the Preselis.
https://anchor.fm/pembs-echoes
Wednesday 2 June, 11.00amOnline launch of Song of the Golden Road
As part of the Ein Cymdogaeth Werin – Preseli Heartlands Communities project, this strand will aim to create a radio ballad, an oral record of a unique place, that future generations can appreciate and enjoy for years to come.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lansiad-can-y-ffordd-euraidd-the-song-of-the-golden-road-launch-tickets-156216777587?aff=efbevent&fbclid=IwAR0yc6gfQJ8teGS-zuttMttA-QIVRuStp0GdriZI0DqaRKW4f8uEZeSdw2M
Wednesday 2 June, 6.30pmFeidir Helyg by Hefin Wyn
Stories recorded as part of storytelling workshops held with Deb Winter over Zoom during May of 2021.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned
Wednesday 2 June, 7.00pmPembrokeshire History Virtual ‘Pub Quiz
A fun and friendly quiz aimed at everybody with an interest in Pembrokeshire, live-streamed via YouTube… With no prizes (other than bragging rights), everyone is invited to play along at home and compete with family and friends!
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned
Wednesday 2 June, 8.00pmThe Last Man Hanged in Pembrokeshire a talk by Dr Simon Hancock
William Roblin was the last person to be hanged in Pembrokeshire, 200 years ago, on 23 April 1821. He was accused of the murder of William Davies on 19 August 1820, and following a man-hunt across the county was imprisoned before being tried and found guilty.
There are a number of contemporary accounts of events discussed in this talk given via Zoom on the 200th anniversary of the hanging, 23 April 2021.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned
Thursday 3 June, 8.00am300 pitch – 300 seconds of community heritage with Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis is the curator of Tenby Museum and Art Gallery and talks about his work at Wales’ oldest independent Museum.
https://anchor.fm/pembs-echoes
Thursday 3 June, 12.00pmBorn of the Cleddau
Premiere of new Community Film
A new short film made by one community, linking the different events which took place near the village of Llangwm positioned on the River Cleddau. This historical overview touches on smuggling, piracy, river trade, the Garden Pit Mining disaster, flying boats, and more!
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned
Thursday 3 June, 6.30pmThe Incompetent Ghost of Crymych by Catherine Baker
Stories recorded as part of storytelling workshops held with Deb Winter over Zoom during May of 2021.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned
Thursday 3 June, 7.00pmA Pembrokeshire Heritage a talk by Edward Perkins
This talk, recorded especially for PLANED to go out during Community Heritage Week talks about some of the key figures from history that have links with Pembrokeshire.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned
Friday 4 June, 8.00am300 pitch – 300 seconds of community heritage with Edward Perkins
Edward Perkins works with other members of the community in Pencaer in north Pembrokeshire researching a range of important local histories.
https://anchor.fm/pembs-echoes
Friday 4 June, 6.30pmTwm Carnabwth by Gwenda Mark
Stories recorded as part of storytelling workshops held with Deb Winter over Zoom during May of 2021.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned
Friday 4 June, 7.00pmCarol Pearce “Hud y Preseli”
A short film featuring the voice of Carol Pearce.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsPlaned

The first Pembrokeshire Community Heritage Week will be entirely virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions, but it is hoped that this will lead to bigger things, with plans for next year’s event including face-to-face activities at venues across Pembrokeshire.

If you would like to contribute to any of our events, or if you have ideas about your own and you need some assistance – or if you just want to do something as part of the week and would like us to help promote it, please do get in touch with stuart.berry@planed.org.uk to discuss your ideas. There is no cost to getting involved, and we will be incredibly pleased to do what we can to support you.