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LLANGADOG COMMUNITY CENTRE
EXTRAORDINARY MEETING

To be held on:
TUESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY AT 7.30PM
To discuss the future of the Community Centre. 
It would be appreciated, if your organisation, could send two representatives to attend please, as this will be a very important meeting.


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


To be held on:
TUESDAY 20TH MARCH AT 7.30PM

 

Julie Ann Sheridan - Symbiosis (Lichen, small but critical)

Julie Ann Sheridan, a painter from Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, stages a solo exhibition of site-specific work about lichen at Oriel Yr Ardd, National Botanic Gardens, Wales.

Graduating from Bradford College of Art in 1992 and taking up practice as an abstract painter, she spent time in the USA, India and London where, as part of a four-year residency at The Tricycle, she began to focus on the ‘minute and the massive’. One exhibition used microscopic forms of dust from the rooms in the building, another used vast satellite images of the world. “I wanted to make those things difficult to see visible.”

In 2005 she moved her studio to Carmarthenshire and opened The Last Gallery in Llangadog where she settled into painting and curating shows. Her work has continued to focus on the minute and the massive, drawing on both the geological features around her and the minute forms of moss, fungi and lichen.

Forming contacts with the National Botanic Garden and their resident lichenologists she began to develop the work in the current exhibition. The programme of lichen transplantation and protection of critically endangered lichen at the garden inspired these large acrylic abstracts. 

"I wanted to raise the profile of these small but critical organisms, put them on canvas to highlight their environmental importance as well as their beauty".

Lichen are not plants, they are composite organisms that are algae or cynobacteria living symbiotically with fungi. By cohabiting with the fungus, the algae can live in many different environments and extend its range significantly. They are essential carbon dioxide converters and pollutant absorbers, they provide food and habitat for a multitude of creatures and have important medical usages. They are also an important indicator of clean air and biodiversity. The climate in West Wales supports one of the most diverse communities of lichen including many rare species, making this an ideal location in which to study and paint these overlooked forms. 

Another focus in these paintings is to use the colour, shape and form of the lichen and link them to ideas from a variety of Japanese artistic philosophies.

‘Ma’ in Japanese means gap, pause or space between two parts. The negative  or empty spaces around objects are given equal importance to the forms themselves. In these paintings the void between the lichen give a sense of movement and energy within the composition providing the lichen with space to flourish. The use of black and gold in the paintings is also particularly related to this concept. 

Enlarged and abstracted to highlight their significance these simple, elegant  images are entangled with questions about our delicate, symbiotic world.

Oriel Yr Ardd, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, Wales
20th Jan - 20th March 
10am - 4.30pm daily (free throughout January. Mothers Day and St David's Day)
Private View Saturday 20th January 1-3pm

01558 667149
sheridanjulieann@gmail.com 
www.julieannsheridan.co.uk 

 

Dinefwr Ramblers

In the period January to March 2018, Dinefwr Ramblers will have the following led walks where the meeting point will be Llangadog Railway Station:

11 February - South of Garn Goch: a moderate/energetic 10-mile walk with departure at 9.30 am.
25 February - Beacons Bonanza 4: an energetic/strenuous 12-mile walk with departure at 9.00 am.
25 March - Beacons Bonanza 5: a strenuous 11-mile walk with departure at 9.00 am.

Further information on these and a wide variety of other easier walks organised by Dinefwr Ramblers, including contact details for the leaders, will be found on the website www.dinefwr Ramblers.org.uk and in The Post's Events section. 

Dinefwr Ramblers is the Ramblers group for the Llandeilo, Llandovery and Ammanford areas. The first three walks with the group will be free of charge and afterwards becoming a member of the Ramblers will provide many benefits and give support to a charity dedicated to promoting walking.

 

Cadog Film Club

Happy New Year everyone and won’t it be good to get back to normal! As usual, supper at 7.30pm and doors will open as usual at 6.30pm. If you can come along to help set up we’d be pleased to see you there.

Please book in advance by Thursday 4th January (It helps us to know how many are coming so that we can lay out the tables and chairs, cutlery, crockery etc.)  You can make your booking by e-mail to cadogfilmclub@aol.com or ring me (01550 777657). Tickets cost £5.00 for a member and £6.00 for a guest.

If you only want to come for the film, please arrive about 8.20pm.. Non-members are also welcome.

Buffs’ nights are on Friday evenings and will be in the YM hall of the Community Centre. We will start the film at 7.30 pm but will be there from 7.00pm when we will have the opportunity to have a glass of wine or a soft drink and some simple nibbles and a chat. (There will be a small charge for the drinks).  Please arrive about 7.20pm at the latest for the film. Just turn up and pay on the night. Tickets cost £5.00 for a member and £6.00 for a guest. We really do need more support for these evenings so please give them a go and spread the word about them.

 

3rd February 2018

   Their Finest                        C ert 12

2017

1 hr 57 mins

  Drama  

Cast includes:   Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy                              
In 1940, during the Blitz, a makeshift crew of amateurs are tasked with producing an inspiring propaganda film to lift the country’s spirits and inspire the Americans to join the war.

16th February  2018

Frantz                                Cert 12

2016

1 hr 53 mins

Historical Drama

Cast includes:   Paula Beer, Pierre Niney
In 1919, a young German woman visiting the grave of her fiancé, Franz, killed in the trenches, encounters a Frenchman also laying flowers on the grave.  As the pair become close, secrets of past connections are revealed. German and French with English subtitles.

3rd March 2018

My Cousin Rachel            Cert 12

2017

1 hr  45 mins

Romantic Mystery

Cast includes:   Rachel Weisz, Sam Clafin
This Daphne du Maurier thriller tells the story of a young man who becomes infatuated with his older cousin Rachel.  But his passion begins to become clouded with his growing suspicions about Rachel’s past.

16th March 2018

Departures                        Cert 12

2009

2 hrs 10 mins

Drama

Cast includes:   Masahiro Motoki, Tsotumi Yamazaki, Ryku Hirosue
An unemployed cellist moves back to his hometown to look for work.  He answers an ad entitled ‘Departures’, thinking he will be working as a travel agent, only to discover the job is preparing the dead for their final ‘departure’.  Although his wife and other despise his job, he begins to take pride in his work.

7th April 2018

Hidden Figures                Cert PG

2016

2 hrs 7 mins

Biographical Drama

Cast includes:   Taraji P Henson, Octavian Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner
The true story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who played a vital role in NASA during the early years of the space programme, while also facing the racial prejudice prevalent at that time.

20th April 2018

A Man Called Ove         Cert 15

2015

1 hr 51 mins

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cast includes:   Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars, Filipino Berg
Ove, an ill-tempered ageing curmudgeon living in a Swedith housing estate, finds his life turned upside down by the new young family who come crashing into his postbox and into his life.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Swedish with English subtitles.

5th May 2018

Loving Vincent              Cert 12

2017

1 hr 34 mins

Animation, Biography, Crime

Cast includes:   Douglas Both, Chris Dowd, John Sessions, Helen McCrory
In this unique animation, each frame was hand painted by a team of artists who adopted the recognisable van Gogh style.  Watching it is like stepping into a van Gogh landscape and meeting the people he painted.