‘Partaking of the Tea’ Mosaic

Influenced by the Japanese philosophy of Kintsugi (‘treating breakage and repair as art of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise’), we created this fabulous mosaic at our recent ‘Partaking of the Tea’ wellbeing day.

A fabulous group of women used crocks dredged from the Newport estuary and the wedding China of a couple celebrating their diamond anniversary to create this tea-themed mosaic.

A permanent reminder of a day spent in meditation and celebration of Welsh and Japanese heritage.
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Women’s Wellbeing Day

An incredible day of spent with inspiring women brought together over tea. A day of looking both inwards and outwards in the spirit of solidarity and shared experience; spanning the world via Welsh and Asian heritage.

A huge thank you to Sonia, Fusae, Claire and everyone who joined us. Thank you too Arwain Sir Benfro 2020 PLANED and Heritage Lottery Fund for your support in helping us to use heritage to enrich the lives of people in our community.

Photo Credit: Sian Lester

#WOWW Update

Pupils from Golden Grove Gelli Aur have been learning about the Victorians. Through their own investigation they discovered the story of Anne David, a 13 year-old girl who worked locally in a coal mine. She dragged wagons of coal in a 12″ underground space, never went to school and never had a holiday. In contrast, Edwina Price, a doctor’s wife, had servants and took picnics in Tenby where ‘the air was most exhilarating’.
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An Evening of Poetry with Alison Brackenbury #WOWW

Huge thanks to Alison Brackenbury who joined us for a wonderful evening of poetry in celebration of our Grandmothers. She read from her new book Aunt Margaret’s Pudding and talked on her Welsh roots. 
Thanks also to PLANED, Arwain Sir Benfro 2020 and the Heritage Lottery Fundfor their support.

Latest news on the #WOWW project

Last week we had the privilege of talking to 97 year old Edith Morgan about her life and her memories of her mother and grandmother.

One question we asked was ‘how do you think the lives of women have changed during your lifetime’? She replied: ‘Freedom…much more freedom; and after the war…it was good to get back on an even keel…and I was free…The woman in my mother’s day wasn’t free to go and do things that she liked. But I was.’

A huge thank you to Arwain Sir Benfro, PLANED and the Heritage Lottery fund for the opportunity to capture these valuable insights into the lives of Welsh women for future generations. #WOWW

Myths and Mavericks at Narberth Castle

Myths and Mavericks at Narberth Castle

We were joined by storyteller Sonia Caller and her musician friend Justine this morning for ‘Myths and Mavericks’, the stories of inspiring Welsh Women. A huge thank you to them, Narberth C.P.School and Arwain Sir Benfro’s LEADER fund for their contribution.

Independent Bookshop Week

Independent Bookshop Week starts tomorrow and with Father’s Day on Sunday we have plenty of last minute books for Dads – lots are on offer too! Ase and both Elaines will be opening at 10am tomorrow, come down and see us in Church Street.