Hi my name is Rosemary. I came to Pembrokeshire almost thirty years ago with the idea of organising craft and interest holidays, but somehow I got sidetracked and ended up organising adult education classes for Pembrokeshire County Council.
Lovely patio to sit and chat with others
I loved my job. I was able to indulge my passions and met some very interesting people along the way. However it did not leave much time to organise anything else.
Having retired I now want to realise the dream I had all those years ago and together with some of my former colleagues have organised a series of residential craft and interest workshops.
View from the top of the drive
Upper deck with more seating areas
One of these colleagues is Judith Barrow, a contributor to Oapschat. Judith has an MA in Creative Writing, a BA degree and a diploma in drama and script writing. She works as a tutor in Creative Writing for Pembrokeshire County Council and is very enthusiastic about this venture. I do hope some of your members will be able to attend one of the workshops in this lovely area of Pembrokeshire.
Bluebells, daffodils and tulips
We have put together a series of residential workshops:-
5/6 June: Memoir Writing – 1 day
3-5 July: The Short Story – 2 days
24-25 July: Poetry – 1 day
30 Aug-2: Sept: Writing Drama – 2 days
8-10 Oct: Memoir Writing and Travel Writing - 2 days
Some of the craft courses on offer will be run by Ceri Wellsby.
Ceri making corn dollies
Ceri works with natural and recycled materials in the heart of West Wales. She tutors at local community learning centres and Craft and Rural events throughout the country. Ceri incorporates her first love of Straw-work into other crafts including Driftwood, Rag Rugs, Garlands and Mosaics. Her aim is to introduce people to the joy of working with natural and recycled materials, creating beautiful gifts to keep or give as gifts.
Ceri making rag rugs
Ceri’s enthusiasm always ensures that her workshops are enjoyable and full of achievement.
Courses planned for the near future include:-
17/20 May: Rag Rugs
7/10 June: Driftwood
14/15 July: Corn Dollies
12/15 Sept: Autumn Wreaths