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St John’s Choir hosts successful concert

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TWO choirs for the price of one – that was again on offer at St John’s Church, Tenby, on Tuesday, September 13, when a very appreciative congregation was entertained by Pembroke and District Male Voice and the Serendipity Singers of Narberth.

Last June male voice choristers invited the ladies to join them at St John’s and it was so successful that a repeat performance had to happen.

Common denominator is Juliet Rossiter, the Musical Director of both choirs who was busiest of all, conducting the men and both conducting and accompanying the ladies.

After a welcome from Liz Storey, compere Matthew John introduced a new recruit to the choir ranks, second bass Dave Powell, and especially thanked guest accompanist Peter Griffiths who was standing in for choir pianist Carole Rees. He was supported by Alyson Griffiths, choir soloist.

After a minute’s silence the choir’s first item, the stirring Welsh favourite ‘Gwadhoddiad’, was dedicated to the memory of Queen Elizabeth II. This was part of a very varied programme including ‘Cwm Rhondda’ and ‘I Dreamed A Dream’.

Serendipity’s compere, Claire Dunbar, introduced a delightful programme, ranging from Irish folk song to jazz. Finger clicking in unison in one item is something the men would never be able to emulate!

An invitation to stage for the male voice’s final rendering, ‘American Trilogy’, was taken up by several from the audience, choristers from Tenby and Whitland choirs among them.

Finally, both choirs joined together for the traditional South African melody ‘Siyahamba’ to conclude a memorable evening.

Both National Anthems were sung with special feeling – for many the first opportunity to sing ‘God Save The King’.

Excellent refreshments were provided by church ladies and they were thanked by male voice chairman John Hillier.

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Save the dates: Classic car shows in Pembrokeshire

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THE FIRST of the Summer season of the Classic Car Shows in aid of the Paul Sartori Foundation took place at the Commons Car Park, Pembroke recently.

Organised by Malcom Powell and friends, the show was opened by the Mayor of Pembroke, Ann Mortenson, accompanied by the Ward Ten Withybush fundraiser Ellie Neville.

The rest of the shows are follows

Wednesday 5th June at the Cresselly Arms

Wednesday 19th June at the Plough Inn, Sageston

Wednesday 3rd July at the Cresselly Arms

Wednesday 17th July at the Plough Inn, Sageston

Wednesday 14th August at the Cresselly Arms

Wednesday 18th August at the Plough Inn

All events are at 4pm, except for the final show of the year on Saturday 14th September at the Plough Inn Sageston which starts at 2 30pm.

Pictured is the first show of the year at the Commons,Pembroke.

Pic-Martin Cavaney

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Pop Party to take to the stage at The Torch Theatre

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GET ready for a dazzling explosion of music, dance, and pure excitement as Pop Party takes the stage! This exhilarating live concert, made especially for kids, brings the latest trending TikTok hits to life in vibrant and engaging live performance.

The show features chart-topping songs from artists including Little Mix, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Lizzo, Meghan Trainor, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Charlie Puth and more.

Pop Party promises to be an immersive and unforgettable experience for kids and families across the UK.

Pop Party is an electrifying concert tour that celebrates the vibrant world of pop music.

Bringing together a diverse collection of the hottest TikTok tracks, this show creates an exhilarating playlist that will have children (and the adults!) dancing in the aisles.

From infectious pop anthems to empowering girl-power ballads, our dynamic ensemble of Party Poppers perform stunning renditions of chart-topping hits, igniting the stage with their energy, enthusiasm, and infectious charisma.

Featuring the latest trending TikTok hits, Pop Party invites children and families to sing along, dance freely, and embrace the joy of music together. This playlist of iconic tracks includes Little Mix, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Lizzo, Meghan Trainor, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Charlie Puth and more. From feel-good pop tunes to inspiring anthems, every song carries a powerful message of self-expression, confidence, and positivity.

Pop Party is an interactive experience that encourages audiences to dance like no one’s watching! Children will have the opportunity to unleash their inner rock star, singing and dancing alongside their favourite pop powerhouses.

Touring across theatres in the UK, Pop Party creates unforgettable memories for children and families in every city. So, get ready to let loose, sing your heart out, and dance like nobody’s watching at Pop Party – the ultimate concert experience!

Grab your tickets today and get ready to be a part of the biggest children’s concert sensation of the year!

AUGUST 7 – The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

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Welsh actress to unveil new TV show at Cannes Film Festival

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WELSH actress Luana Ribeira will be at Cannes Film Festival this month to unveil her new TV show.

It’s Luana is a comedy series including spoof news, sketches, satire and music. Featuring Luana alongside a diverse cast, the show will be premiered at Cannes at the Pavillon Afriques on May 22.

The programme will appear on Dauntless TV, a new channel being released on Amazon Fire TV next month. And Luana, who lives in Anglesey, will be filming an episode of another of the channel’s shows – Dauntless Movie Hub – and interviewing up-and-coming actors and filmmakers at the festival.

Luana, who also is the founder of Dauntless PR – a PR firm which specialises in building personal brands, says: “Dauntless TV has been in the pipeline for a while now and I am so excited about unveiling our vision at Cannes and giving people a sneak peek of the channel’s flagship show It’s Luana. I originally set out to make just one type of programme but had so many ideas, we have ended up creating a whole channel.

“While I’m in Cannes, I’ll also be attending the screening of a TV drama pilot I star in called Deep Undercover. I play the role of Home Secretary Jasmine Gold and I can’t wait to see it on the big screen.”

Dauntless TV will initially feature four different shows, although there is potential for more to be added to the lineup. As well as the comedy sketch show It’s Luana, there will be Dauntless Music Hub, Dauntless Lives and Dauntless Movie Hub.

Dauntless Lives aims to shines a spotlight on ordinary people living extraordinary lives. As the host, Luana talks to inspiring guests who want to make an impact and share their experiences and message with the world.

Dauntless Movie Hub will showcase feature films, short movies and television pilots from independent filmmakers, while Dauntless Music Hub will feature musical artists from around the world. Whether they are a band, DJ or solo artist, they will perform on the show and engage in discussions with the show’s host, Luana.

Luana will be taking her 15-year-old daughter Seren Cohen with her to Cannes Film Festival. Seren, who attends Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni, wants to become a voice over actress and will be attending the event to meet industry professionals and make contacts to kickstart her career.

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