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Circus Mondao returns with spectacular shows in Tenby and Haverfordwest



PREPARE to be dazzled as Circus Mondao makes a triumphant return, offering an extraordinary experience for five days only at each of its venues in Tenby and Haverfordwest. This year, audiences will be treated to the thrilling “Wild Wild West Spectacular,” showcasing Chief Lightfoot and his Native Indian acrobats, the mesmerizing Cherokee Indian princess fire dancer, impressive whip cracking, knife and axe throwing, and the grace of tribal Indian horses. All of this excitement awaits visitors at the Mondao Saloon.

After the exhilarating Wild West extravaganza, the circus will transport audiences back to the captivating world of traditional circus under the iconic big top tent that embodies the unique atmosphere of Circus Mondao.

Returning by popular demand is Chile’s award-winning and hilarious clown, Kikin, while Ismail, the Prince of Balance, will captivate audiences with his awe-inspiring act. The Ukrainian duo, Yuliia and Dymitry, will showcase their exceptional juggling skills, representing their homeland with pride. Not to be missed are Miss Madalane’s charming polka dot ponies, parading with grace and elegance.

This year, Circus Mondao presents one of its most daring acts yet—a performance that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Cinzia and Ronaldo’s act is not for the faint-hearted. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping experience.

Aerial artistry takes center stage with Miss Maria, the youngest member of the Circus Mondao family, who, at just 11 years old, will showcase her incredible skills on the aerial loops high above the circus ring.

Hold on tight as Luis and Ronaldo take you on a fast and furious ride on the giant Space Wheel, leaving you breathless and exhilarated.

These thrilling performances are just the beginning. Circus Mondao promises countless surprises that can only be found within its enchanting world.

Details for the Tenby shows are as follows:

Location: Marsh Farm, Marsh Road, opposite the Leisure Centre Dates: 31st May to 4th June


  • Wednesday, 31st: 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Thursday, 1st: 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Friday, 2nd: 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Saturday, 3rd: 2pm and 5pm
  • Sunday, 4th: 2pm only

For those in Haverfordwest, here are the show details:

Location: Showground, Withybush Road Dates: 7th to 11th June


  • Wednesday, 7th: 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Thursday, 8th: 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Friday, 9th: 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Saturday, 10th: 2pm and 5pm
  • Sunday, 11th: 2pm only

Special offers are available for select days:

  • Wednesday: All seats for just £7.50
  • Thursday: Buy one ticket, get one free (of the same value)
  • Friday: Four seats for £45 (any seat, any age)
  • Saturday: Kids go free (one free child ticket with the purchase of one full-price adult ticket)

Please note that terms and conditions apply to all offers and they cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. For more offers, visit Circus Mondao’s Facebook page.

To secure your tickets, the booking office is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9am onwards. Cash payments only. For further information, call the information line at 07722791777.

For ticket giveaways and photo opportunities, please reach out to Jan Erik Brenner at 07785355849 or

Prepare to be amazed as Circus Mondao brings unforgettable entertainment to Tenby and Haverfordwest. Get ready to step into a world of wonder and experience the magic of the circus firsthand.


Galactic Triumph! Heritage Centre transforms for epic Falcon Fun Day



THE TOWERING figure of Chewbacca made a grand first time entry to Pembrokeshire on Bank Holiday Monday, starring in the second Falcon Fun Day at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.

The famous Star Wars character joined other re-enactors, including Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and Luke Skywalker, posing for countless photographs with the many hundreds of visitors who flocked to the centre in bright sunshine.

Starring inside the centre was R2-D2, the legendary droid from the Star Wars films. Re-enactors, from the 501st UK Garrison costuming group, travelled from across Wales and as far away as Milton Keynes to join in an event which is already becoming a firm favourite for Star Wars fans of all ages from a very wide area.
The Heritage Centre features a permanent exhibition telling the story of how the ‘Millennium Falcon’ spaceship was built in secret in a former RAF hangar in the 1970s for the Star Wars film ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.

Mark Williams, leader of the Falcon project, said: “The lightsaber training proved very popular all day and the virtual reality experience was a huge success. We are grateful to all the visitors for their support and patience as there were, at times, long queues. We shall be back again next year.”

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Sensational music event thrills the crowds at Scolton Manor



AN UNFORGETTABLE evening of live jazz, classical, rock, and film score music captivated hundreds of attendees at the enchanting ‘Music at the Manor’ event. Presented by the esteemed Pembrokeshire Music Service, this musical extravaganza took place amidst the picturesque grounds of Scolton Manor, offering young talents from across the county a chance to showcase their skills in a relaxed setting. For many of these budding musicians, it marked their debut performance in front of a live audience.

The event witnessed outstanding displays of talent from a myriad of ensembles, including the County Brass Band, Training Orchestra (featuring the Second Steps group), Concert Band, Rock and Pop bands, Rock Strings, Symphonic Wind Band, Pembrokeshire’s Community Choir, and the esteemed Cleddau Chamber Orchestra.

Among the delighted attendees was Patricia Mawuli Porter OBE, who attended the event alongside her family. She described the evening as “a wonderful demonstration of community, music, family, caring, and just what an amazing part of the world we live in.” Mawuli Porter OBE was particularly impressed with the diversity of performances, ranging from youth bands belting out energetic renditions of songs like ‘Teenage dirtbag’ to the majestic classical and movie-themed scores, which added depth and variety to the musical tapestry.

“We can only applaud the team at Pembrokeshire Music Service for putting on the most incredible community event and look forward to next year’s event with great anticipation!” Mawuli Porter OBE exclaimed with enthusiasm.

Cllr David Simpson, Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council, expressed his gratitude to the Pembrokeshire Music Service team for organizing such an excellent evening of entertainment. “It was a lovely concert, and so good to see it full of local people enjoying themselves,” he commended. “Credit must go to the brilliant participants, be they playing an instrument or singing songs, they were excellent.”

Vivienne Ward from the Newport Music Society also offered her congratulations to all the performers, acknowledging the impressive talent pool in Pembrokeshire. “What impressive young musicians there are in Pembrokeshire, and what a wonderful variety of different bands/orchestras are available for the young to choose from; they are indeed lucky,” she praised.

The event drew overwhelming praise from parents in attendance, with one parent raving, “The standard was exceptional, and a wonderful evening was had by one and all. Well done, everyone! A massive thanks to everyone involved, and much appreciation to Pembrokeshire Music Service – we are so lucky to have you!”

Philippa Roberts, the head of the Music Service, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to all those involved in making ‘Music at the Manor’ a resounding success. “A huge thank you from the team at Pembrokeshire Music Service to everyone who contributed to making Music at the Manor a wonderful community event,” Roberts said. “Working in partnership with Valero, the Friends of Pembrokeshire Young Musicians, and Scolton Manor, I am grateful to everyone who helped and supported the performers to provide a special evening of live music.”

With its remarkable performances and celebration of musical diversity, ‘Music at the Manor’ proved to be an extraordinary showcase of Pembrokeshire’s vibrant musical talent. As the echoes of this magnificent event fade away, anticipation for next year’s edition continues to build, promising an even more spectacular musical spectacle for all to enjoy.

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‘John and Alun’ to perform in Letterston Memorial Hall concert



LETTERSTON Memorial Hall says it is thrilled to announce its hosting of a captivating bi-lingual concert, made possible through the Arts Council of Wales’ esteemed ‘Night Out’ scheme. This initiative facilitates performances by professional artistes in remote rural communities, with additional support from Pembrokeshire County Council. Set to take place on Friday, 23rd June, the event will feature the widely recognised S4C duo, ‘John and Alun,’ with Reverend Geoffrey Eynon assuming the role of compère for the evening.

Hailing from Wales, John and Alun have cemented their status as veterans in the realm of country music. Their popularity is evident through their successful Radio Cymru show, broadcasted on Sunday evenings, as well as their appearance in four series of their own television programme. With an impressive discography of eight albums in Welsh and one in English, their musical journey began in 1991 when they released their debut album, which received a gold disc from their label, SAIN, in 1992 for selling an impressive 12,000 copies.

Interestingly, John and Alun’s shared history can be traced back to their school days in the picturesque North Wales village of Tudweiliog. Whilst most of their songs are original compositions, they have also collaborated with renowned Welsh poets and novelists, including the late Eirug Wyn.

Tickets for this highly anticipated concert can be purchased at various locations, including Letterston village shops and Naturals in Fishguard. For further enquiries, individuals can get in touch with Babs at 07875 217699. The organisers have made arrangements to ensure the availability of disabled facilities, guaranteeing an inclusive experience for all attendees.

This exceptional musical event promises an evening of unforgettable performances by John and Alun, providing the residents of Letterston and its surrounding communities with a unique opportunity to enjoy the talents of these esteemed artists in their very own rural setting.

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