What's On

Listings of coming events in and around Llangadog, Capel Gwynfe and Bethlehem

Every care is taken in compiling this list of What's On and all details given below are believed to be correct, but dates, times, etc can change. Details can be checked by ringing the numbers given.

 

Do you have any news or upcoming events that you would like to see listed on this website?

If so, look out for Caron, in the computer corner at Llangadog Post Office.

She will be collecting information for inclusion on the website, so go over and say hello!

Caron will be on holiday from Monday 17th to 28th September so she will not be calling into the Post Office during this time and unfortunately won't be taking anything via email either. If you have anything that needs to be added to the site urgently, please email Andy on orchard@orchardweb.co.uk

Due to work commitments, from October, Caron will pop into the Post Office during the week, as and when she can to take any news / events to put onto the website.  She will still be taking all emails and updating the site as regular as she can.  Please feel free to email her on the address below any time for any inclusion onto the site.

caronthomas55@yahoo.com

 

 

Go by bus avoid the hassle of parking!

Bus + ticket: £29.50 Concessions: £27 Children£12

Information from Gwen: 01550 777813

 

Ewch ar y bws gan osgoi parcio'r car!

Bws + tocyn £29.50 Consesiynau £27 Plant £12

Gwybodaeth oddi wrth Gwen: 01550 777813

 

 

 

Events at Bethlehem Hall

http://bethlehemhall.wales

EVENTS AT BETHLEHEM IN SEPTEMBER

Here's what's happening in Bethlehem during the second half of September.

The Sunday café will be open as usual on the 23rd and the 30th, 12-3pm.

On Wednesday 26th, the annual Macmillan coffee morning takes place at the hall, 11-1pm. Come along and enjoy tasty cakes and savoury snacks, all for a good cause.

There are more children and young people living here now than for quite a few years, so the time is absolutely right to start up a regular youth group at the hall. Starting on Friday September 28th, the group will meet on the last Friday of every month, from 6-8pm. It’s open to all children in the area, aged 7 years and upwards.

The cost is £2 per child, per session - this will include squash and biscuits. There will also be a small tuck shop available, selling soft drinks and snacks. The sessions are being organised by Hannah so contact her for more details - 07495 250346.

I think everyone will agree that it's great to see the hall being used for such a diverse range of activities, and by people of all ages within the community.

Lots happening during October, November and December, more news on that soon!

 

Hiring the Hall

If you want to book the hall for events, then get in touch with Nia who is now managing the bookings.
You can contact her on bethlehemhall17@gmail.com or by phone 01550 777254 or mobile 07747021462.

 

POP UP CAFE AT BETHLEHEM HALL

The Pop Up Café at Bethlehem Hall will be popping up for the season, opening from noon to 3pm every Sunday until mid October. We will be serving light lunches and home made cakes. There will be specials on the menu each week as well as the usual selection of panini, omelettes, sandwiches and salad platters and cakes.

With just 5 Sunday cafés to go before we close for the winter, we are getting tantalisingly close to the £2k mark in terms of profit, which goes towards the up keep and maintenance of the Old School. The sum currently stands at £1,633 (and 99p!), so we are really hoping for some busy Sundays in the weeks ahead to help us reach that target.

Open 12-3, or pop in a little earlier for coffee and cake.

In other food news, the Old School suppers start up again in October, with an Italian evening on Friday 19th. The last Italian themed supper back in April was a great success and a lot of fun. This season, places are very limited, more so than last year, so do book early. The price for the October supper is £12.50 per person, to include two hearty courses, and coffee and truffles.

The menu is yet to be finalised but the main course (suitable for everyone) will be a rich roasted vegetable pasta bake, and one of the puddings will be a lemon ricotta cheesecake. Book by responding to this email, or contact me on 01550 777254. We only have 11 places so don't leave it too late.

Nia

 

BETHLEHEM COMMUNITY PRODUCE

Late last autumn we decided to raise a little bit of extra money for the hall by selling locally made produce donated by some of you generous folk - Cynnyrch Cymunedol Bethlehem, Bethlehem Community Produce - which we sold at the Christmas Fair and at the hall during the Christmas Card stamping period. Although we didn't have very much in the way of stock, everything we did have sold very quickly - jam, chutney and fruit wine - so we would very much like to repeat the enterprise this yea r, but slightly earlier in the season.

If you have any surplus produce from the garden, for example tomatoes, apples, onions, plums, damsons, basically anything we can turn into jam, chutney, fruit wine/gin, or even use at the café in the coming weeks, then please get in touch.

And if you find yourself getting carried away by the bargains on offer at Chris Thomas in Abergwili but then realise that the crate of eleventy billion plums for about £3.50 wasn't very practical after all, then we will happily take them off your hands!

All the profits go to the hall, that goes without saying, and we all hate seeing food go to waste, so give us a shout if you think you can contribute. Diolch!

Nia

 

 

BETHLEHEM MUGS

Our super duper new Bethlehem mugs have literally just been delivered, aren't they lovely?

Available in the hall, price just £5.

A big thank you to Geoff for letting us use his lovely sketch of the Old School, and for his painstaking work in preparing the image ready for printing. Also to Sue who drove a hard bargain with the company, ensuring we got the best possible deal!

 

Bethlehem Notebooks

Look at our new notebook!

In addition to the ever popular Bethlehem jute bag (we actually sold out of them in the run up to Christmas!), we will now be selling new merchandise in 2018, and look what landed on the doorstep a few days ago - really gorgeous notebooks, fabulous quality, complete with the famous Bethlehem star.

They will be available at the hall when the café starts up again at the end of April, as well as at other community events such as the quiz, suppers etc.

Priced at £4.50, they are perfect for keeping in your bag, and they would make great little gifts, a special little reminder of a special little place.

 

 

 


Upcoming Events at Gwynfe

Quite a lot here to write into your diaries...

First off, the  Gwynfe Summer Picnic  that was rained off at the end of July is now rescheduled for Sunday, 2nd September at Glan Clydach (SA19 9NT) from 2 to 5 p.m.  Please bring your own food, drink and something to sit on.  Tea, coffee and squash will be provided free of charge and ice-creams will be on sale.  The location (by kind permission of Steve and Terri Kill) is delightful, so do come along and enjoy a relaxing picnic - with games to join in with if you want to.  Toilet on site and ample field parking.

If you are in the 50+ age range and would like to try a new and gentle form of exercise, why not come along to Tai Chi  in Gwynfe Village Hall. These new classes will take place weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 1 p.m. beginning on 11th September (then 18th Sept, 25th Sept etc.).  The class is free of charge and is taken by Sue Wakefield in connection with Age Cymru.  A trial session was run after the Monday Club on 3rd Sept. and was a great success, appreciated by all those who took part. The gentle, slow exercises can be done standing up or sitting in a chair and take about 30 minutes.  Tai Chi is renowned for promoting suppleness of the body's joints, providing a gentle toning of muscles and relaxing the spirit; it is 'low-impact', but most effective. Hope to see you there!

Next up is a  Dance-A-Thon  in Gwynfe Village Hall on Saturday, 8th September.  Local children will be endeavouring to dance (in relays) for three hours, from 6 to 9 p.m., to raise funds for All Saints' Church.  For sponsorship forms and for more information in general, please contact Sheila on 01550-740676.  There will be a free buffet for the children and complimentary tea or coffee for supporters, who are most welcome to come along as well.

Saturday, 22nd September is the date for the next performance of Padraig Lalor at Gwynfe Village Hall.  This is a welcome return to Gwynfe for this accomplished and popular musician, who specialises in Irish music of various kinds and is presenting a show called Henry Marten's Ghost.  Doors will open at 7 for a 7:30 performance and tickets (on the door) will be £6, full price or £5, concessions.  Food at £5/person (chili and rice) will be available during the interval (including veggie chili option), a paying bar will be available all evening and a raffle will be held.  This event is sponsored by The Arts Council of Wales.

Beau's Memorial Vintage Run  will take place on Sunday, 23rd September leaving from the village hall.  For further details please contact Sheila on 01550- 74 0676

This year Gwynfe will hold  the  Macmillan Coffee Morning on Saturday 29th September in the village hall and we will make it a sparkling  afternoon tea  event.  Service will begin at 2.00 pm and end at 5.00 pm.  Contributions of cakes and sandwiches will be greatly appreciated but mainly we would like your company.  Please contact either Sarah on 01550-740612, Heather on 01550-740512 or Judy and Dave on 01550-740654 for more information or to pledge a donation.

Looking ahead to October:

The Harvest Festival (evening) church service in All Saints' Church, Gwynfe followed by a Harvest Supper in Gwynfe Village Hall is scheduled for Thursday, 4th October.  More details from the usual church sources.

Another Arts Council of Wales sponsored evening is planned at Gwynfe Village Hall for Wednesday, 24th October from 7:30 p.m.  Entitled Exodus , this performance, by Welsh group Motherlode, is reputedly a " heartwarming drama accompanied by live original score and tantalising visuals...a new adventure from the valleys that makes anything seem possible".  More details to follow.

Finally the weather was not kind to us at  Gwynfe Show  this year but despite the downpours the event was very enjoyable and well supported. The Show Committee would like to thank everyone who entered the classes, socialised in the evening, sold raffle tickets, fetched and carried, served, set up and cleared away and helped on the day.  Without your help this the event would not be possible. Thank you.

 

Cadog Film Club

For details about the Film Club, please visit the News page or their website at cadogfilmclub.org.uk

 

Dinefwr Ramblers

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.

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. 

 

Llangadog Gardening Association

Llangadog Gardening Association meets at 7.30pm on the last Wednesday of every month in Llangadog Community Centre. We have a varied programme of speakers, trips and events throughout the year. Contact Helen Williams on 01550-777719 for further details.