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 email@example.com
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.
Events at Bethlehem Hall
STAMPING AT BETHLEHEM HALL
Yes, it's that time of year again, when we ask for your help with the annual
Christmas Card stamping at the hall.
We will be opening the hall daily, 10am-4pm,
from Friday December 6th through to the last posting day Friday December 20th,
so we are looking for volunteers to help out with stamping visitors cards,
selling merchandise, and serving coffee/tea
and mince pies etc., in two sessions every
day, 10-1pm, 1-4pm.
If you think you might be able to spare
a few hours once or twice during the two
week period, please get in touch.
the case last year, the more volunteers
we get means that the job doesn't become
a burden on just a few people. Although
some days are quiet, we do get visitors
from across the UK calling by to get their
cards stamped with the distinctive Bethlehem
mark, as well as local individuals and
groups, so it can get quite busy, especially
You get to meet the nicest
people, who are genuinely delighted that
we provide this service. As an example,
last year an elderly gentleman drove down
from Birmingham to post one Bethlehem card
to his daughter who lived in Bethlehem
USA, and after a chat and a cup of tea,
he set off back to Birmingham again, mission
accomplished (his words!).
The café will be open on both
Sundays,12-3pm, serving home made soups, cakes etc, so again, if anyone would
like to lend a hand with that, then it would be much appreciated.
weeks in December bring in much needed income for the hall through not
only the stamping, but sales of merchandise
and produce, and we found that many people
who visited last year, returned over the summer to eat at the Sunday
thus boosting our funds further.
On another matter entirely, we discovered
a couple of weeks ago that the door of
the dishwasher in the kitchen was broken.
One of our supper guests who understands these things has kindly offered
to try to fix it, but until he can do so,
could we ask that in the meantime nobody
tries to use it or it could become irreparably damaged. We would rather
not have to spend money on a new dishwasher
when this, albeit rather elderly, one is
Diolch yn fawr, Nia and team.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is cancelled for the
next two Saturdays, but will take place
on Saturday November 30th, 3-4pm.
And there'll be a new event starting
at the hall next Wednesday 20th. Village
Markets will be opening it's doors during
the morning, selling a whole range of
crafts and gifts, including vintage clothing
and jewellery, knitwear, hand made cards,
bags, baked goods and honey to name a
few. Refreshments will be available.
More details to come, but remember the
We are also taking bookings for the
December Old School supper, on Friday
December 6th. Last year's December supper
was great fun, a very festive, friendly
and fun night, so we expect the 2019
event to be just as good, don't miss
And a (very) advanced notice, so please
make a note of the date. The children's
Christmas party takes place this year
on Saturday December 21st at the hall.
More details nearer the time, but if
this is of interest to your family, mark
it on the calendar.
Many Thanks, Nia
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
firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 email@example.com or
by phone 01550 777254 or mobile 07747021462.
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
PETER KARRIE AT GWYNFE HALL
The big event at Gwynfe Community Hall in November is the triumphant return, after too many years absence, of world-renowned singer Peter Karrie . Peter is a singer of truly international acclaim having performed the lead role in Phantom of the Opera in Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as the UK. He has also starred in the West End in Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Mis é rables, Chess, Annie, Oliver! and Fiddler on the Roof (as Tevye).
We have received many requests by those who were charmed by Peter's previous performances in Gwynfe to arrange for his return and are delighted to welcome him back on Friday, 29th November at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are £7 or £6 for concessions and it may be advisable to book in advance either by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01550-740462.
Doors will open at 7 pm when, for just £1, hot sausage rolls and mince pies will be available - and of course the bar will be open too. This is an Arts Council of Wales sponsored event. Not to be missed!
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.