Vernacular Travels

An illustrated talk by Solva’s globe trotting architect, Ian McDonald. Wednesday 4 Sept at Oriel y Parc, 7pm. Entrance for Friends of Oriel y Parc members: FREE; Non members: £3. More information:
www.ian@ianmcdonald.co / @ianmcdonaldartist


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Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates

Can you play an instrument or are learning to play one?
The pirates are keen to recruit new members and welcome beginners, experienced, not so experienced and/or singers to come along, on any Tuesday evening, to the Royal George at 7.45pm, to join the group and have a go.
Ukulele players are also most welcome!


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A date for the diary:

Singing for Fun will be giving a short fun-filled concert in the Memorial Hall on Monday 16 Sept at 7.30pm, followed by refreshments.
You get in for free, but you do need to put something in the retiring bucket if you want to go home! All proceeds to Solva Care.
Our new term will begin on Monday 23 September at 7pm in the Memorial Hall. New members are always welcome – just come along on the 23rd for a free try-before-you-buy session.
www.singingforfun.co.uk


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Scarecrow Trail 2019 Update

Another good event with 26 “representations”, 66 maps sold and 24 entries submitted.
Competition Winners: Brodie Family (Cardiff) and Graham Family (Solva).
Commendation to Morwenna & Gwydion Clifford, who were very precise in their answers.
Best Scarecrow Trophy: Fiddler on the Roof (No 6) – Pat Jobson & Ray Twigg
Cleverest/Funniest: West Side Story (No 7) – Jimmy & Sandra Young.
Judge’s Award: Cats (No 15) – Molly Page – Special mention and thanks to Molly who has entered a scarecrow for the last 13 years and knitted scarecrows for the “Name a Scarecrow Raffle”.
Scarecrows 2019 Musicals (Stage or screen) held on Sunday 11 & Monday 12 August.
1. Andrew Phillips The Full Monty
2. Andrew Phillips Adding Machine
2A. Wendy Phillips Jungle Book (Bagheera)
2B. Billy Young Pirates of Penzance
3. Libby Hobbs Oliver
4. Libby Hobbs Wizard of Oz
5. Jackie Young Wicked (Elphaba)
6. Pat Jobson Fiddler on Roof, Best in Show
7. Jimmy/Sandra Young West Side Story (Jets & Sharks) Cleverest/Funniest
8. Frazer Nicol Mary Poppins
9. Gill/Ifor Thomas Showboat
10. Howard Railton Oklahoma
11. Janine Railton Sweet Charity
12. Emma Iles Wind in the Willows
13. Anne Tyler The Boy from Oz
14. Lena Dixon Legally Blonde
15. Molly Page Cats – Special Prize
16. WI/Jane Wells Fantine (Les Misérables), Great detail
17. Graham Family School of Rock
18. Jonathan Higgins Blinded by the Light
19. Thea/Mamgu Wicked
20. The Ship Inn Mousetrap
21. Jonathan Higgins Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat
22. Jackie Edwards Carousel
23. Jane & Peter Wilde Childcatcher (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Great detail
24. Julia Griffiths Wagon Train, Great detail
Duplication of No 5 and No 19 was an organiser’s error – Apologies.
Winners of “Name a Scarecrow Raffle” follows…


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The Edge is Here!

The biggest ever Edge Festival takes place in Solva on 2/3/4 August.
Advance ticket sales are going really well so try to get yours now and avoid queuing at the gate, or, worse still, being locked out!
The pocket programme is in the shops and pubs of Solva but it is already out of date in that we have an additional surprise act! Once again a huge thank you to the community that is now whole-heartedly supporting this voluntary, fundraising event. Individuals have donated cash, bought raffle tickets and volunteered to help. If you want to join the Edge Voluntary Army let Ifor Thomas know on 07971 038643. We still have some slots to fill!
The volunteers induction meeting will take place on the festival field at 6pm on Thursday 1 August in the Greenscar Bar. Please come and enjoy the range of exciting food from our stall holders, catering for all tastes, washed down with a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, including a huge collection of ales, cider, wine and of course our very own Solva Gin. See you there!
The Edge Festival has sponsored the purchase of polo shirts for our local RNLI lifeboat crew based at St Justinian. On Tuesday 23 July a formal presentation was made to the Lifeboat Coxswain Dai John.
There will be a bottle stall at the festival, to raise funds for 2019 Solva fireworks display. It will be up and running on Saturday 3 August at about 3:30pm in the marquee. Donations for the stall (pop, wine, beer, whatever you’ve got spare) will be very gratefully received, and can be left at Bay View Stores or collected by Vicky (call Vicky on 07748 352889). Please attach a label to any donation with your name or business, if you would like a mention on our sponsors’ board.


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Scarecrow Trail 2019 – Sunday 11 & Monday 12 August.

The theme this year is Musicals (stage or screen).
Trail maps will be available from outside Bay View Stores and in the Harbour car park from 10:30 am each day. For further information on the trail and registration for scarecrow-makers, please call Fran Barker on 07377 059265 (text or message) or email: fran34hb@gmail.com.


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Solva Regatta – Sunday 11 August

A new regatta programme,which combines the Solva Inshore (adult) regatta and the Children’s regatta into one event, is to held on Sunday 11 August, with entries being taken from 11 am and the regatta starting at 1pm. The committee would greatly appreciate your support on the day, by giving of donations, or even sponsoring an event. Details on www.solvaregattas.co.uk.


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