Transition Haverfordwest BBQ and Story Telling

19 September 2016|Haverfordwest Festival Week, Transition Haverfordwest, What art can be|

Phil Okwedy transported an audience of 80 people from Moylegrove to London via Chicago and Eglwyswrw with his epic tale of Wil and the Welsh Black cattle at the Transition Haverfordwest barbecue and story telling event around a campfire at the Paddocks, as part of Haverfordwest Festival Week 2016. 'Great space, great audience & a great [...]

PLATFORM: The screen room

19 September 2016|Jacob Whittaker, PLATFORM, Ruth Jones, Seán Vicary, Simon Whitehead, What art can be|

As part of PLATFORM, a programme of contemporary artists’ film was screened in the former Archive Office, Castle Street, Haverfordwest, SA61 2EF. Ruth Jones Vigil 2009 / 04:32 Explores Strumble Head lighthouse as a threshold place, situated between land and sea, day and night and human and animal kingdoms. Using Strumble’s regulated light pattern as a guide [...]

PLATFORM: Where, When, What

13 September 2016|PLATFORM|

Seán Vicary

7 September 2016|Collaborators, PLATFORM, Projects, Seán Vicary|

Seán Vicary’s film installation Chain Home West was commissioned for PLATFORM.  Seán's work deals with ideas of landscape (internal and external) and our increasingly politicised interaction with the natural world. His moving-image pieces have been broadcast in the UK and exhibited worldwide. He works site-sensitively, collecting found objects and fragments of detritus and manipulating these elements in [...]

Jacob Whittaker

7 September 2016|Collaborators, Jacob Whittaker, PLATFORM|

From DC and the Dudes to the Sound of Music: over three days Jacob Whittaker invited the public to share their musical memories, to browse, discuss, play and contribute to a collection of vinyl records connected to the area culminating in a live Performance with a unique mix for Haverfordwest. Jacob combines old and new, [...]

Ruth Sargeant

7 September 2016|Collaborators, PLATFORM, Ruth Sargeant|

HWYL The children of Fenton Primary School worked with artist and maker Ruth Sargeant to produce an installation of over 400 handmade porcelain vessels, each with an individual drawing. The vessels were lit at a closing ceremony and presented back to the school for dispersal in support of future projects. Porcelain has been chosen for its’ [...]


7 September 2016|Collaborators, Jacob Whittaker, penny d jones, PLATFORM, Rhôd, Seán Vicary|

The Rhôd Artists Group were commissioned by PLATFORM to create a series of artworks primarily taking over noticebaords in the town centre... Kathryn Campbell Dodd "In Store" was made in partnership with Haverfordwest Town Museum, and features shots of the elaborate till which is housed in the museum and was the property of Sidney Davies Pugh (tobacconist [...]

Ruth Jones & Andy Wheddon

7 September 2016|Collaborators, PLATFORM, Ruth Jones & Andy Wheddon|

Partus (birth) is a film installation and live performance commissioned for PLATFORM by visual artist Ruth Jones in collaboration with electronic composer Andy Wheddon Partus takes as a starting point a CTG scan of a medicalised labour and birth and echoes the altered experience of time that being in labour induces, linking the project to Jones’ on [...]

The Big Model Open Days

8 August 2016|Changing perceptions, Haverfordwest Festival Week, News, Projects, The Big Map, The story so far|

Over a hundred people engaged with the Big Model during Festival week in Haverfordwest. In a series of informal consultations we asked curious passers-by  to mark their favourite spots in town on the model, and  to explore the model's interactive features They told us what they loved about Haverfordwest (and what they didn't) and what they would change if they could. [...]

Confluence response to ‘Go West … HAVERFORDWEST A Vision for the Future’

17 June 2016|Changing perceptions, News, Support for art and regeneration, The Big Map, The story so far|

Pembrokeshire County Council recently published their vision for the future of Haverfordwest. Our response, which can be downloaded here, welcomes the Council's recognition of the important role the arts can play in regeneration, but goes further in asking questions about the way this plan will be realised: We welcome the masterplan proposals as a significant step forward toward what could [...]