Prehistoric Ritual Landscapes: Tenby Museum is holding a talk by Luke Jenkins of Dyfed Archaeological Trust.
On Thursday 20 April at 7pm, he will present the fascinating discoveries that have been uncovered as a result of excavations made associated with the A40 development. Everyone is welcome. Tickets can be booked by phoning 842809. There is a discount for Friends of Tenby Museum.
National Look Alike Day
Thursday, April 20 is also National Look Alike Day. Have you ever come across your doppelganger – we all have one somewhere apparently… maybe do your best celebrity impression and dress like your look-alike. Let people do double takes while you’re walking down the street. Who knows, someone might even ask you for an autograph! Or make others look twice by planning a fun, matching outfit with a friend. Maybe your faces don’t look alike at all, but the next best thing is to match outfits.
As usual on Friday, April 21 and every Friday until the middle of May, Heidi will be giving a cooking demonstration in Augustus Place Community Hall from 12 to 2pm. She will show different ways to cook healthily and on a budget using air fryers and slow cookers. Everyone is welcome, it is free and you even get to try the food.
Eid al Fitr
In 2023, Eid Ul-Fitr is likely to take place on April 21, depending on the sighting of the moon. The Islamic calendar operates on the lunar cycle, so the sighting of the moon determines the end of the month-long period of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid. Eid al-Fitr’s name comes from an Arabic term which translates as the “feast of breaking the fast”. The Arabic word “mubarak” translates as “blessed,” so “Eid Mubarak” can literally mean “blessed celebration”, although it is widely interpreted as simply wishing somebody a “happy Eid”. Celebrations vary by country but include gatherings to view the new moon, decorating homes inside and out, family visits, eating special sweet foods, neighbourhood fairs, visits to amusement parks, wearing new clothes and giving and receiving gifts. Perhaps you could have a special meal for Eid, or henna paint your hands or feet, or make some crescent moon and star mobiles or potato print greetings cards.
St George’s Day
St George was the son of a Christian nobleman, born around 275-285 AD in the Roman province of Syria Palaestina. He was raised as a Christian and became a Roman soldier, working for the Emperor Diocletian in Nicomedia. He protested against the Roman torture of Christians and was killed for his beliefs.
He is the patron saint of England, Georgia, Portugal, Romania, Cáceres, Alcoy, Aragon and Catalonia. He is most famous for the story of his fight against the dragon. April 23 is the anniversary of his death and is a good excuse to craft all things dragon related, or to imagine your own version of St George and the dragon!
Big Seed Sow and Swap
After the last one got rained off, this will be taking place in the Community Edible Garden on the corner of South Cliffe St and Sutton Rd from 11am to 12 on Tuesday April 25. Come along and have a cup of tea or coffee, find out about the garden and maybe sow some seeds. Bring along any seeds you would like to swap or share. We will be making origami seed packets to share them in. Everyone is welcome, just come along for a natter in the (hopefully) spring sunshine!
In New Zealand and Australia, April 25 is the day to remember those who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations, and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served. Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first campaign that led to major casualties for Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War, in Gallipoli, Turkey. The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose soldiers were known as Anzacs. A 5 am dawn service is held each year in London. Maybe find out about Gallipoli, and other campaigns in the first world war, in which trench warfare first took place. It is over a hundred years ago now – how much has changed since then… and what would you like to have changed that hasn’t?
Zig Zag Project Day
A group of Duke of Edinburgh candidates will be working on the Zig Zag project on Thursday April 27 as long as the weather is okay… The plan is to get started on painting the graffiti area at the far end of the area under the North Walk Zigzag where the arcade used to be – creating an area of blackboard paint for people to use. Also, to start planning the colours to put in across the rest of the back wall. Please come along and help to decide the best thing to do. The art that people send in on a coastal theme will be made into signs and attached to the wall above these colours – and plenty more art is needed! Let’s make this an interesting place to see on the way down to North Beach, and a great place to stop for a rest or hide from the rain. Please send in any contributions to [email protected] or drop it in to Tenby Town Council Office in the De Valence on Upper Frog Street.