Listings of coming events in and around Llangadog,
Capel Gwynfe and Bethlehem
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LLANDDEUSANT HALL ANNUAL SPICE SUPPER
SATURDAY 24TH MARCH AT 7.30PM
This year the theme is Caribbean - a rich mix of flavours, influenced by Spanish, French, Portugese, Indian, African and British cuisines, introduces over the long history of these sun-drenched islands.
So forget the weather outside. Come and savour the colourful warmth of the Caribbean for a few hours. Enjoy a welcome Planter's Punch, some tasty food and a vibrant atmosphere.
LIMITED PLACES: BOOKING ESSENTIAL before Thursday March 22nd please.
Tickets are £12 per person - available from Alison, Alud, Duncan
RHYS WATKINS TO PERFORM THE TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO
LLANGADOG, ST CADOGS PARISH CHURCH
Saturday, March 17th at 7.30 p.m
This popular, gifted and nationally celebrated violinist returns once more to St. Cadog’s Parish Church, Llangadog on Saturday, March 17th at 7.30 p.m. to perform Tchaikovsky’s great masterpiece with Symphonica Tywi, under the direction of Michael Cottam.
Following a year of sell-out concerts throughout South Wales, the orchestra also returns to Llangadog in this thrilling concert of melody and passion, which includes Wagner’s majestic Overture to “The Mastersingers of Nuremburg” and the lyrical 1st Symphony by Kalinnikov.
The orchestra is led by Rhys, whose career as first violinist in the London Symphony Orchestra and founder member of The Nidum Ensemble, involves a very hectic schedule of travelling and performances all over the world. His roots are in the Towy valley though, where his grandfather, Harry Brace was a fondly remembered vicar of Llanwrda and where Rhys’s mother, Barbara grew up. His father is Stuart Watkins, a former Welsh rugby international and British Lions player and one of the greatest wingers that the country has known.
This is truly a concert, not to be missed and the tickets are very good value at £12, with concessions at £10. Children under 14 are, as always with Symphonica Tywi concerts, free of charge.
Tickets can be reserved by calling or texting the Ticketline on 01646 636564 or 07876 727906 or by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org . They are also available from The Mace Stores in Llangadog. As demand is likely to be very heavy, it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.
Events at Bethlehem Hall
Bethlehem Hall Book Room
When the Post Office at Bethlehem was vacated, we looked at ways we could use the space differently and that is still something that needs to be reviewed. Alternative uses have been suggested and we would welcome any ideas from people. We have already had suggestions for it as a small exhibition space or a shop selling local artisans work. Any other thoughts then let us know.
At the moment, it is still the book swap space, but we would like to reduce the volume of books currently in there as a first step to rethinking how the room could be used.
So, this week - the book swap room will be open every day 10am - 4pm and we would
love you to come and help yourselves to books. A donation would be nice but is
not mandatory and we don't want you to bring your books to swap. The main idea
is to have a bit of a clear out. In particular, there are some lovely children's
books which we would like to see go to a good home.
Lots of good fiction reads available as well as cookery books, gardening books, books on art, animals, health and biographies. A good selection to choose from.
Please do feel free to take as many as you like.
Book Swap opening hours will be:
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March 10am - 4pm
Monday 19th March - Friday 23rd March
10am - 4pm
We may also be open next weekend, but will keep you updated.
Community Garden at Bethlehem?
One of a number of ideas that has been floated for developing uses of the hall and as a means of enhancing it for both the community and visitors alike, is a community garden. We appreciate that many of you already have large gardens/smallholdings/farms and the idea of a garden at the hall may not seem entirely logical. Obviously, unlike community gardens in urban areas we are not aiming to provide green spaces or wildlife havens - we already have lots of both those things!
However, there would be a number of benefits to it not the least of which would be developing the outside area of the hall in to something that looks more attractive and which could be used for growing vegetables/ornamentals, as something children could get involved in along with other members of the community and also offer a space for locals, cyclists, ramblers etc to sit. It has been suggested that a couple of picnic tables would be a good addition.
The area to the right of the hall (when facing it) is something of a dead space and it would be relatively simple to create a number of raised beds around the edges and plant a variety of different things, including climbers which could be used to make the fencing look more attractive and which could also be productive things like runner beans/peas. These planted along with some flowering varieties of climber would add a bit of colour and interest. All sorts of containers could be used as well as the raised beds, old feed and water troughs make really good planting spaces.
Bee attracting plants and bee related projects, even in an area like we live in, are very popular and offer educational opportunities to children as does vegetable growing, even on a small scale. The objectives of the community association charity are that it should offer community activities which include, entertainment, leisure and education and which can enhance the quality of life for people in and around Bethlehem. A community garden may be able to do that in some small way.
Pam Ellis has been researching what might be available in terms of funding for this sort of project and it seems probable that if we can get enough interest, then we may be able to apply. Some people have already expressed an interest in being part of setting up the garden, but, obviously, the more people the better and anyone who is willing to offer time to help with things like building raised beds, supplying plants as well as ongoing maintenance, would be very welcome.
If you are interested in being involved in this project, then get in touch. This does not have to be a big commitment in terms of time. Everyone is busy, we know that but even the odd hour here and there can make a big difference in projects like this.
Any thoughts or feedback on this idea would be very welcome.
Children's Easter Party, Bethlehem Hall
Good Friday - Friday 30 March, 3pm
Treasure Hunt, Bunny Bowling, Egg Hop Relay, Easter Sack Race, Pin the Bobtail on the Bunny
Indoor and outdoor games, weather permitting
Food and drink after
Please RSVP so we can plan numbers
Any questions, contact Hannah, Flora or Jane or email email@example.com
We plan to show the new Paddington 2 film at Bethlehem Old School in the Easter holidays on Friday 6th April, starting at 6.15pm.
This family film has had great reviews and is the sequel to the first Paddington bear film starring a host of well known faces, including Joanna Lumley, Hugh Grant, Peter Capaldi, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Bonneville to name but a few!!
A real charmer, no matter what your age, so do try come along and enjoy the fun!
Refreshments will be available - popcorn, choc ices, drinks........
Des and Libby
We are taking bookings for the April Old School Supper, to be held on Friday April 13th (!), although we only have a handful of places left, so if you missed out on this month's supper, make sure you contact us for April. Email us or phone Nia on 01550 777254 to book.
The March quiz will be held on Monday the 12th, a 7.30pm start so arrive anytime after seven. Bring a team along, or just join up with a few others on the night. Bring a bottle and some snacks if you like, it's just £1 to take part.
We will have more news of events and social activities happening very soon so watch this space!
If anyone has any ideas that they would like to put forward for events in the hall, please contact Nia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sue and Nia
DIOLCH AM CEFNOGI'R HEN YSGOL
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE HALL
Upcoming Events at Gwynfe
Now...a date for your diaries. Do not miss Chip Shop Chips on Thursday, 22nd March at 7:30 p.m.. Focusing on love at different ages and celebrating the nation’s favourite food, Chip Shop Chips heads nationwide following a completely sold-out Northern Tour in Spring 2016. Brace yourself for an immersive love story set to a soundtrack of Northern Soul and served with a fish and chip supper. This is theatre, but not as you know it: dinner, quiz and a show all rolled into one! Tickets (in advance only) £11 or £10 concessions, includes entry to the show + fish and chips (or veggie wrap + chips). Bar available. To reserve tickets, please contact Colin or John on 01550-740462, or send an e-mail to email@example.com (including your choice of food, please).
Cadog Film Club
For details about the Film Club, please visit
the News page or their website at cadogfilmclub.org.uk
In the period January to March 2018, Dinefwr Ramblers will have the following led walks where the meeting point will be Llangadog Railway Station:
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.