Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Dt David's Day Programme

David's Day Celebrations
Saturday 25th February to Monday 5th March 2012

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Saturday 25th February 2012
11.00am Parade of the Dragons - from Oriel y Parc down to the Cross Square and back.
Seven Dragon heads will be paraded by local school children followed by Cawl* in the City Hall at 12 noon.
*Cawl is the traditional welsh soup

Parade of the Dragons
Parade of the Dragons - more photos

12pm to 1pm

BEST CAWL in ST DAVIDS COMPETITION - St Davids City Hall (op. Barclays Bank)
Who makes the Best Cawl in St Davids? Chefs from local restaurants, cafes and hotels as well as enthusiastic amateur cooks compete for the title of producing the Best Cawl in St Davids. The tasters are the judges with the highest number of votes winning. Entry £1.50 - it is free to enter your cawl - contact Julia Horton-Powdrill tel. 01437 721035 or email
Twmpath Dawns with Dawnswyr Glan Cleddau - (Welsh Folk Dancing in the City Hall)
Join in the Dancing and Music organised by Cyd/Clonc Ty Ddewi and bring a bottle if you wish.

Sunday 26th February
11am Kick Off
St David’s Mini Rugby Challenge Cup RFC
Cymanfa Ganu in Chapel Seion (Traditional Singing in Welsh and English) followed by Tea in the City Hall


Monday 27th February
(Quiet Day) :-)

Tuesday 28th February
All Day

Launch Window Decoration competition Tues 28 Feb – Sat 3 March

Wednesday 29th February
from 11am

Eisteddfod in the St Davids City Hall - for art, craft and cookery exhibition performances organised by St Davids Over 50's Forum. Contact Glenys James on 01437 720447
Friends in Harmony sing in the City Hall, St Davids
Friends in Harmony sing in the City Hall, St Davids


St Davids Day  -  Thursday 1st  March

9.00am to 2pm

on the Cross Square - Local Market
9.30am to 4.30pm
Bishop's Palace  FREE entry - Cathedral Close, St Davids
10am to 4pm
Croeso Cymreig a Lluniaeth Ysgafn in the City Hall
Traditional Welsh Fayre in the City Hall provided by the volunteers of Siop y Bobol
10am to 4pm?
St Davids & Dewisland Historical Society Exhibition in the Memorial Hall

Sunlight on the St Davids Stone at Oriel y Parc
See the sun shine brightly through the hole in the St Davids Stone (Weather permitting)
St David’s Day Procession from Oriel y Parc
12 Noon
ST DAVIDS DAY BLESSING by The Bishop on Cross Square
Greetings from the Mayor and The Bishops Blessing - Procession then continues to the Cathedral
11.45am? and 1pm? Bell Ringing at Porth y Twr
Local Ringers will ring prior to the Blessing and the Bath and Wells Diocesan Association of Change Ringers will ring a quarter peal in the afternoon.
Choral Eucharist with the Dedication of Shrine of St David
2pm - 5pm
Dathlu Dewi. Oriel y Parc - An open air celebration for St David’s Day
6pm Choral Evensong in the Cathedral

Friday 2nd March
10am to 4pm?
St Davids & Dewisland Historical Society Exhibition in the Memorial Hall
Informal Concert in the St Davids Cathedral
Choral Evensong in the St Davids Cathedral

Saturday 3rd March

Announcement of winners of Window Decoration competition in the Memorial Hall
Lecture series: ‘How to restore a medieval shrine’ in the St Davids Cathedral
Choral Vespers in the Cathedral

Sunday 4th March

11.15am Choral Eucharist at St Davids Cathedral

Monday 5th March

10.30am St Davids Schools Service of Thanksgiving for the Shrine of St David at the Cathedral.  All welcome

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