JULIE BRENAN MEMORIAL EVENING
It was lovely to see so many of Julie's friends
and neighbours calling by the hall at Bethlehem on Saturday 20th
August 2022 to look at the collection of paintings and albums which
we had put out on display.
Although everyone knew that she had been an artist,
very many had no idea that for years, she was the go-to person for
painting the dogs of royalty, and the rich and famous, and it was
amazing to see reproductions of those works on Saturday.
In all, some thirty people dropped in over the
course of the evening, and everyone had fond memories, and many
a tale to relate about the times they had spent with Julie.
The interest in her paintings was considerable,
with clear enthusiasm for an opportunity to purchase a few pieces,
so we will be organising this in the autumn, and we will have a
few extra images available which weren't on display on Saturday
- newly donated by one of Julie's friends.
And to those of you - most of you! - who bought
a drink or two from Bar Bethlehem, a huge thank you as the bar profit
was equal to several lots of hall hire fees, and really helps us
meet our ever rising utilities and bills. Every bottle of beer or
can of cola does make a difference - diolch!
Nia and Team
There are several local collection points for people to leave donations for Ukrainian refugees, Hengwrt in Llandeilo is one. See below for details and items needed.
Julie from the Last Gallery in Llangadog (opposite the surgery) is also taking in donations Monday to Friday 9-5, otherwise please leave items in the shed behind the Last Gallery workshop.
And Cadog Homecare at Carmarthen Road Business Park in Llandeilo are also acting as a donation point from 10-4 pm until March 11th, but please don't leave items outside.
KEEP OUR VILLAGE TIDY!
This rubbish was collected along the roadside between Llangadog station and the bridge below the church on 9th October 2021.
Much of it could be (and now has been) recycled.
Please take your rubbish home and not leave it for others to collect.
THE WORKS GARDEN CENTRE, LLANGADOG
LLANGADOG COMMUNITY CENTRE
On behalf of the Llangadog Community Centre Committee, and Llangadog Community, we would like to publicly thank Bernard Sunley, Foyle Foundation, Garfield Weston, Lennox Hannay, Llangadog Community Council, Moondance, Oakdale Trust, Williams Brownhill CIO, CAVS and, we hope soon, the Welsh Church Fund for their generous grants that have enabled us to refurbish, update and supply PPE to our local Community Centre.
The Centre now has new stage curtains with electrical curtain track, new stage and kitchen flooring. The Green Room hasn't missed out - it has a new fitted kitchen and updated sanitary ware, and both it, and the main hall have been redecorated.
We've added a cycle shelter at the rear of the Centre for use by the local community and cycle clubs in and around the area, so you can lock your bicycles up safely whilst shopping or enjoying our local area. Our local tradesmen have really made a huge difference to the Centre for everyone to continue to enjoy, and we thank them and our grant funders - it's now up to you, the community to come and use our lovely Community Centre.
TALLEY WOOD FIRED PIZZA AT LLANGADOG
Talley Wood Fired Pizza will be on the Llangadog Community Centre car park every Thursday!
Please see our FACEBOOK page for more information.
CARMARTHENSHIRE MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE
Did you know that your mobile library service offers Click and Collect, this means that you can order your books from the comfort of your own home and arrange to collect when the mobile library is next in your area.*
To book a collection please call 01267234567 or visit us online at https://wales.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/carm_en
Currently you may not be able to jump on board your mobile library, but you can still count on having something new to read during these difficult times through our ‘Click and collect' service available at every stop, our friendly drivers will also be on hand to make your selection for you if you want to add to your requests. Our choice of books are sure to help keep you entertained throughout the winter. Join us today! When visiting your mobile library please ensure social distancing is maintained at all times. We look forward to seeing you.
Please remember your library is available all day, every day online through our Digital Library.
For further information please call and speak to our friendly staff on 01554 744315
To view the full timetable please visit us https://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/home/council-services/libraries-archives/mobile-libraries
*Please allow between 7 days to a maximum of 14 days for collection from your chosen mobile vehicle.
GWASANAETH LLYFRGELL SYMUDOL SIR GAERFYRDDIN
Oeddech chi'n gwybod bod eich gwasanaeth llyfrgell symudol yn cynnig ‘Clicio a Chasglu', mae hyn yn golygu y gallwch archebu'ch llyfrau o gysur eich cartref eich hun a threfnu i gasglu pan fydd y Llyfrgell symudol nesaf yn eich ardal chi*.
I archebu casgliad ffoniwch 01267 234567 neu neu ewch i ni ar-lein https://wales.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/carm_en
Ar hyn o bryd efallai na fyddwch yn gallu neidio ar fwrdd eich llyfrgell symudol, ond gallwch barhau i ddibynnu ar gael rhywbeth newydd i'w ddarllen yn ystod y cyfnod anodd hwn drwy ein gwasanaeth 'Clicio a Chasglu' sydd ar gael ym mhob arhosfan, bydd ein gyrwyr cyfeillgar wrth law hefyd i wneud eich dewis i chi os ydych chi am ychwanegu at eich ceisiadau. Mae ein dewis o lyfrau yn siwr o helpu i'ch diddanu trwy gydol y gaeaf. Ymunwch â ni heddiw! Wrth ymweld â'ch llyfrgell symudol, sicrhewch fod pellter cymdeithasol yn cael ei gynnal bob amser. Edrychwn ymlaen at eich gweld.
Cofiwch fod eich llyfrgell ar gael drwy'r dydd, bob dydd ar-lein drwy ein Llyfrgell Ddigidol.
Am wybodaeth bellach ffoniwch a siaradwch â'n staff cyfeillgar ar 01554 744315 i weld yr amserlen lawn ewch i, ymwelwch â ni https://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/home/council-services/libraries-archives/mobile-libraries/#.X1irFeSWyUk
* Caniatewch rhwng 7 diwrnod I uchafswm o 14 diwrnod i'w gasglu o'ch cerbyd symudol dewisol.
NEWS FROM BETHLEHEM 23rd SEPTEMBER 2020
As many of you will be aware, this coming Friday should, under normal circumstances, have been the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning in Bethlehem, but obviously that can't happen in the same way this year. Linda has been gathering donations over the course of the month, so at least there will be a contribution going to the charity from the village. Although not as much as the coffee morning would raise, people have given in the region of £100, which is excellent news. If anyone wishes to make a last minute contribution, there's still time. You can drop it off with Linda before next week, in her secure letterbox, at Ty Ni in the village, or at the hall letterbox and we will pass it on to her.
Many of you will have received a letter from Emlyn Dole, Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council, regarding the Broadband Upgrade Fund, designed to help businesses and communities take advantage of the benefits associated with fast, reliable internet connections. In order to be eligible, you will need to register your interest on the website before the 30th of this month - https://broadband-upgrade-fund.campaign.gov.uk/ The more properties that register, the more likely a commercial supplier will recognise demand, and carry on with installing fibre broadband in the area.
Finally, thank you to everyone who dropped by last Friday evening to raise a glass in Julie's memory, and to remember Fred, as the memorial bench is now in place outside the hall. John said a few words, and gave us a little of Julie's extraordinary achievements over the years, and finished with a short poem. It was lovely to see people (at a distance of course) on a fine, sunny evening, reminiscing about a friend who is very much missed by so many of us. More than one person commented that Julie herself would have thoroughly enjoyed the event!
Llangadog, Llandeilo and Llandovery Men's
My name is Mike. 2020 hasn't been good to me, lost
my wife in January followed by the Corona virus.
So being left on my own I wondered how to move
on when I remembered reading an article about Mens Sheds. I decided
I wanted to give something back to the community whilst gaining
some good company, so how to go about it. I searched Men's Sheds
on the interweb and found there was nothing local so I thought
lets start one!
The Shed is really at the planning stage with
an advert in the local Post June issue to see if there is any
support. The Shed has premises comprising of two large sheds
and two greenhouses available and would welcome help and advice
on progressing the project further. The Shed is open to anyone
and any project suggestions like gardening, woodworking, 3D printing,
push bike and other refurbishments, what's your passion?
If you feel lonely or have any ideas then please
take that first step and give me a call on 07585 226555 for a
chat about anything anytime. If email is easier then its firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're interested then please visit www.welshlegend.co.uk for
Remember, when it rains look for rainbows. When
it's dark, look for stars.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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From Julie Ann Sheridan.
LLANGADOG THEATRE GROUP
It has been a while since Llangadog Theatre Group put on a show and we have had a lot of people asking 'When will the next one be?'. There is obviously a lot of interest and enthusiasm for seeing another show and we want to try and get a feeling for how many people would like to be involved in making this happen. As was the case with the previous productions, this needs people who want to contribute in all sorts of different ways; acting, singing, directing, stage management, costume design and making, set design and construction, lighting, front of house and things like promoting and advertising the shows as well as being committee members. There is a bit of something for everyone.
To help us to work out the best way to make another show happen, we are asking people to let us know:
1. How would you like to be involved - onstage or backstage?
2. What sort of show you would like to see performed?
3. How much time would you be able to give each week?
4. Would you be happy to attend a meeting during October to talk about moving things forward?
We know that not everyone is a Facebook user so we will email those people who have been involved previously and shown an interest. In the meantime, if you are interested, you can reply to us via this page or use the theatre group email which is email@example.com
VINYASA FLOW YOGA CLASSES
Thursday evenings at Bethlehem Old School
5.45pm : Introduction to Vinyasa Flow
7pm : Dynamic Flow
£6 per class (drop in ) + mat hire £1 if needed.
Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic yoga practice in which traditional poses are linked with breath in short flowing sequences . It is a wonderful way to build strength and flexibility whilst balancing body and mind. A moving meditation and a solid work out!
Introduction to Vinyasa Flow . We will move through the poses and the sequences at a steadier pace. Suitable for yoga novices or more experienced yogis who want to spend longer on particular poses.
Dynamic Flow . Experience of yoga and the sun salutation sequence will be really helpful as it will be a fast moving class.
What you need: Comfortable work out clothing and a yoga mat. A blanket is optional, but can be nice at the end.
Mats are available to hire at £1, but please let me know in advance.
Eisteddfod yr Urdd 2021
Mae Eisteddfod yr Urdd yn dod i Lanymddyfri yn 2021 ac rydym ni angen eich help.
A fyddai modd i unrhyw sefydliadau/mudiadau yn ardaloedd Llangadog, Gwynfe, Llanddeusant a Bethlehem ddarparu enw cyswllt a chyfeiriad ebost yn y ‘comments' ar dudalen Facebook 'Llangadog Matters!' er mwyn i mi anfon llythyr/ebost atoch plis e.e. Clwb rygbi, CFFI , WI, Merched y Wawr, Ysgol Feithrin, Clwb Chwaraeon, Eglwysi, Capeli, Clwb Ffilm, Brownies, Corau ayyb
Diolch yn fawr
The Urdd Eisteddfod is coming to Llandovery in 2021 and we are asking for your help
Would it be possible for any organisations/movements in Llangadog, Gwynfe, Llanddeusant and Bethlehem to provide a contact name and email address in the ‘comments' of the Facebook page of 'Llangadog Matters!' so that I can send you a letter/email e.g. Rugby Club, YFC, WI, Merched y Wawr, Ysgol Feithrin, Sports Club, Church, Chapels, Film Club, Brownies, Choirs etc
Thanks in advance.
Termly Art Classes
Carmarthen Community Education Centre
Painting for Pleasure - 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Painting for Pleasure - 9.30-11.30am
Watercolours - 12-2pm
£65 per 10 week term
Please contact Julie Ann Sheridan (tutor) firstname.lastname@example.org or 07752334198 for further details
Bethlehem is at last set to get it's own defibrillator fitted at the hall. The Community Council kindly purchased the device for the community, which means no fundraising was needed. We are now looking for volunteers to undergo a short training session, with Heart Wales, at the hall.
Ideally, you need to live either in, or very close to the village, and be willing to use the machine should the need arise, although it goes without saying that everyone hopes that will never happen. The team from Heart Wales will bring the defibrillator with them on training day, the box which houses it has already arrived.
So if you'd like to volunteer, please email me -email@example.com or have a word with myself, Wyn or any of the management team, and once we have a group of people interested, then we will arrange a mutually convenient date with Heart Wales for the training session.
LLANGADOG COMMUNITY HALL SNOOKER CLUB
Anyone wishing to join the Llangadog Snooker Club please feel free to call me 07720801197.
It costs £6 a year membership and then you can call me to pick up the keys. It's as simple as that!
Junior members are charged £3 a year and must be accompanied by a parent.
The hours for the snooker room are:
Monday to Thursday - 1pm till 10pm
Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday - 9am till 10pm
The membership is growing so if you need the room you can ring me and reserve a slot. Otherwise it's first come that gets the use of the table.
LLANGADOG COMMUNITY HALL COMMITTEE
We have now set up a facebook page for the Llangadog Community Hall - https://www.facebook.com/llangadog00/ where we shall be placing any events that are due to happen in the Community Hall, plus we shall also ensure that events are advertised for all to see in the village, as and where we are able to, plus in the Community Hall on the noticeboard.
MYDDFAI HALL – MONTHLY FARMERS MARKET
Myddfai Hall's monthly Farmers Market is on the last Wednesday of each month from 9am-1pm.
Please come along to support the wide range of local producers with top quality produce.
Five a Day Home Delivery Service Cothi Valley,
Caws Cenarth Cheese Defaid Dolwerdd Dairy Sheep Golden Palms Health Forever Living Health Supplements plus eggs, cheeses, bacon, organic Tyllwyd Welsh Black beef, lamb, sausages, scotch eggs, cakes, gluten free and vegan foods, ciders, jams and chutneys, herbs and spices, Trisha Joseph art and much more!
Please support local and share this news. The cafe and gift shop will be open too.
Llangadog Women's Institute
Meeting on the 1st Thursday of every month at the YMCA Hall at 7pm in Llangadog Community Centre.
NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME