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, please send any information to Caron at her email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Caron is updating the Community Website, as and when she can, but due to the other commitments that she has with the Community Hall (which has become very busy) she is not able to visit the Post Office to collect information as often as she'd like.
She is happy to still receive anything via email to insert / delete onto the site at any time! She is still updating from home and will try and get up to the Post Office in the very near future. Many thanks.
Bethlehem Easter Trail 27th April
The Easter bunny has been kidnapped! We are on a mission to find him and more importantly his eggs.
All welcome - adults and children - as this will be a nice walk around the village followed by tea/coffee, cake and hot cross buns!
Can all children please be accompanied by an adult.
Wellies and suitable clothing advised.
Please arrive at Neuadd Bethlehem at 2.15pm for the trail starting at 2.30pm prompt.
Please contact Hannah 07495 250346 for more info (and please let her know if you are bringing children/how many).
Happy Easter - Pasg Hapus!
Get Growing at Llanddeusant Hall
Spring Plant ‘sale and swap' at Llanddeusant Hall Sunday 5th May. 11-4pm.
Looking for something different to grow this year? Llanddeusant community are holding a plant sale and swap, to raise money for the upkeep of the Community Hall.
Bring your plants or seedlings with you to swap or donate for sale! Home produce and refreshments will also be available in the hall.
Events at Bethlehem Hall
AT BETHLEHEM HALL
There are quite a few things happening at the hall
this coming month which should be of interest. With the
weather (hopefully!) settling down now, plans are being
drawn up to tidy the garden area ready for the spring
Pam Ellis will be co-ordinating the work,
so if anyone feels they can spare a little time to lend
a hand, please have a word with Pam, or reply to this
email and I will pass on contact details to her, as extra
help is always needed. The outside space was a great
addition to hall facilities last summer, and became quite
a draw for café visitors on Sundays, so we really
hope to be able to further develop it this year.
The monthly quiz takes place on Monday 8th, with February
winners Universally Challenged, now recovered from flu,
asking the questions. Many thanks to Andy and Alan for
stepping in at the very last minute, and coming up with
an extremely entertaining quiz in March.
An EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) will be held
on Tuesday April 23rd, 7pm at the hall. The sole purpose
of this meeting is to seek approval to postpone the AGM
until May, in order for the audited accounts to become
available so that all interested parties can see them
at the AGM.
Old friends of the Hall, Nigel Philip Davies
and The Good Companions, with special guest Dai C Thomas,
will be performing at the hall on Thursday 25th April.
The bar will be open so it should be a great night. Please
see below for more details.
an advanced notice for May. The Sunday café,
so popular last summer, will be popping up again for
the season on Sunday May 5th, 12-3pm, and running throughout
the summer until early October.
Once again, we are hoping
that it will be a major fundraiser for the hall, but
once again, in order for it to be successful, we are
looking for volunteers to be able to lend a hand. If
you can spare a few hours on the occasional Sunday, then
please contact us so we can draw up a rota of helpers.
As long as you can don a pinny, take a few orders, take
out plates of food to tables, and you don't mind doing
a spot of washing up, then we need you! And if anyone
would like to bake us the occasional cake, then that
would also be very welcome (and lessen the work for myself!).
More details on the café at a later date, but
it would be wonderful if we could get a team of volunteers
in place in plenty of time for May.
The money that goes
into hall funds from the café makes a huge difference.
The hall doesn't receive a penny in grant funding from
anywhere, so is totally reliant on what it can earn for
itself. We proved beyond any doubt last summer that the
concept of a welcoming Sunday café serving tasty
home cooked meals and cakes was a popular one, and together
with a very pleasant outside space, became a popular
attraction for both local residents and visitors alike.
We would love to repeat the experience this summer,
and welcome even more people to our beautiful little
corner of Wales, so please contact us if you'd like to
be a part of it all.
Diolch am eich amser yn darllen
Thank you for spending time reading this,
Yes, it's NIGEL DAVIES and
the boys coming back to Bethlehem Hall
with their own special brand of music,
and of course our very own local singer/songwriter DAI
The concert is on Thursday 25th April,
doors open at 7.00pm. Entry on the
night will be £5 each, school children £2
and tickets will be available on the door. However
if you want to book in advance, please
ring Gareth & Mary on 01550 777241.
There will be a bar as usual serving beers,
wine and soft drinks.. Oh... and if the
mood takes you, I am sure you can find
a little space to show off your latest
See you there.
Des and Libby (01550 779255)
CALLING ALL LOCAL ARTISTS/CRAFTSPEOPLE IN BETHLEHEM
We are hoping to expand our range of locally produced merchandise, on a Bethlehem theme.
We already have cards designed by both Julie Brenan and Des Oldfield, featuring interpretations of Bethlehem scenes, Chris Brown has made enamelled pendants with the Bethlehem star as the focal, and Kate Glanville is producing a limited number of mugs for us.
We are selling pendants, mugs etc. on a sale or return basis, with a percentage of the sale price going to the hall. December is always very busy in the hall, with Christmas card stamping taking place right up until the last posting dates, so it's an ideal opportunity sell your work to a wider customer base.
If you feel you have anything you'd like to contribute, then please get in touch with either myself, or any of the other committee members - Pam, Andy, Wyn, Rose or Chris.
Many Thanks, Nia
email@example.com - 01550 777254
Hiring Bethlehem 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
by phone 01550 777254 or mobile 07747021462.
NEUADD BETHLEHEM HALL YOUTH GROUP
Good news for Bethlehem and the surrounding community!
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.
Our super duper new Bethlehem mugs have
literally just been delivered, aren't they lovely?
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!
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
A timely reminder that the next Gwynfe Quiz will be happening on Friday, 12th April. Come as a team (max. 6, please) or join one on the evening. The supper this time is sausage (meat or veggie) & mash with onion gravy and peas or sweetcorn. As usual, supper will be from 7 and the quiz itself from 7:45. Tickets (on the door) are £2 for quiz only and £6 for supper + quiz. The bar will of course be open and there will be a raffle. So, brush up on your trivia knowledge and come along! Proceeds from the Quiz will go to the local Welsh Air Ambulance charity.
All 80 audience members who were able to attend Zulu Tradition on 29th March certainly witnessed a show that everyone will remember! An immensely likeable group from South Africa wowed us with their energy, humour, amazing dances and beautiful close-harmony singing. One of the food options we offered was Bobotie, which was by far the most popular choice.
Finally, a big 'thank-you' to everyone who has signed up to easyfundraising.com and named Gwynfe Community Hall as their nominated cause. This scheme costs nothing to participate in and brings very welcome revenue to the village hall, helping us to cover running costs. For anyone who is interested in participating please click on the following link and follow follow the easy instructions for how to become involved: http://efraising.org/BwL9Gq2fLs
On a completely different topic...as many of you
will be aware, Gwynfe Community Hall houses a defibrillator ,
which is available 24/7 in the entrance hall. This
medical resource is supported financially by Llangadog Community
Council. It can be used by anyone in or near Gwynfe
who suspects they may be dealing with an adult in cardiac
The machine is designed to be
used by anyone (whether they are familiar with the equipment
or not) and a built-in loudspeaker directs the user how to
use the equipment, step by step.
A number of Gwynfe residents who live near the hall have
agreed to be contact points for anyone who needs to receive
the defibrillator on an urgent basis.
A new/refresher course on how to use the defibrillator may
be run shortly in the hall for anyone who would like to attend. Please
check for news of a course.
Finally, anyone who wishes to be sure of the location of
a property (in Gwynfe) before they set off with the defibrillator
can check the map mounted in a frame alongside the road just
outside the hall (by the Three Kites statue). We
are looking into the possibility of having a spare map attached to the defib
box for anyone to take with them in an emergency.
Cadog Film Club
We run two types of event, always in the evening and in the Llangadog Community Hall:
• on the first Saturday of every month from October to May we show a film that has broad appeal
• on the third Friday of every month from October to April we show something less well-known that has been highly rated – we call these evenings “Buffs' Nights”.
The Saturday events are as much social as about the film. Everyone coming brings a plate of food to share and we have a buffet meal at tables, with wine and soft drinks available to buy. We sit and chat for an hour or so before clearing everything away and enjoying the film.
On Fridays we meet for half an hour or so before the film for drinks and nibbles.
The easiest way to join is to come to a Friday or Saturday event and sign up at the door. Membership is £5 per season per person (there is a minimum age limit for paid-up members of 16).
TICKETS cost £5 per person per film, payable at the door.
NON-MEMBERS are welcome, maybe visitors or friends of members who would like to see the show, or under 16s if the film is legal for them to see. Non-members' tickets are £6.
OTHERWISE you can contact the Club's Secretary by e-mail – email@example.com
Our website is at http://cadogfilmclub.org.uk/
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.