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The National Library of Wales comes to Haverfordwest

The first in a series of exciting free events is coming to Haverfordwest’s new cultural centre Glan-yr-afon/The Riverside this month.

In partnership with The National Library of Wales, the centre will host Sir Kyffin Williams in the National Collection on Monday 11th February at 1pm.

The event will be presented by Lona Mason and Morfudd Bevan, The National Library of Wales' Head of Graphic, Screen and Sound and Art Curator respectively.

The talk will cover some of the rich and diverse collection of this much loved artist, which he bequeathed to the nation.

The event is free to attend but tickets must be booked online in advance via

Meanwhile, the first of The National Library of Wales’ lunchtime events at the new venue will run alongside with the current exhibition, Kyffin Williams: Land and Sea, which features a fantastic collection of work from one of Wales’ most famous artists to celebrate the centenary of his birth.

Also showing is The Story of Pembrokeshire, a permanent exhibition at Glan-yr-afon/The Riverside, focusing on the history, culture, arts and legends of Pembrokeshire.

Other upcoming events from The National Library of Wales at Glan-yr-afon/The Riverside include:

·         Chwarae a geiriau: gweithdy gyda Ceri Wyn Jones – Friday 1st March (11am)

·         Play on words: a workshop with Ceri Wyn Jones – Friday 1st March (1pm)

·         Gofalu am ein Casgliadau / Caring for our Collections – Monday 15th April (1pm)

Funding to build the facility came from a range of sources including Pembrokeshire County Council, Welsh Government, the Wolfson Foundation, the Foyle Foundation, and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.

Haverfordwest Town Council have given a five-year funding package to ensure the library is able to open throughout the year on Saturday afternoons, the previous library having been open on Saturday mornings only.

For more information, log on to, visit the Pembrokeshire Libraries Facebook page at, or call Glan-yr-afon/The Riverside on 01437 775 244.

Kyffin Williams’ work is on display in Glan-yr-afon/The Riverside this month

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