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.


Events at Bethlehem Hall








Thanks and Summer Events

Firstly, on behalf of the Management Team and Directors, I'd like to thank everyone who attended the AGM last week. As it was such a fine evening we decided to hold the meeting outside, where we all enjoyed some lovely sunshine.

We had some very positive feedback, and extremely heart warming comments on how the hall is developing, along with relevant questions. It was great to see from the accounts that we have now put the very difficult Covid period behind us, and that in the financial year 2022/23, the hall managed to make a small, but respectable profit of £759.

I'm not going to pretend that this was easy, it took a lot of work, and some lateral thinking, to get the hall back on a steadier financial footing again, along with a policy of wasting as few resources - and as little money - as possible. But the upshot is that as long as we continue both promoting our unique little hall as much as possible, and keep holding the popular community events, then we very much look forward to the year ahead with confidence.

So a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the hall over the last year, and indeed over the previous two very challenging years. It is down to you, your support for the quiz, the suppers, the community get togethers, the takeaways you bought, the drinks you bought from the bar, that bowl of cawl that warmed you up in December, the times you hired the hall for the birthday party, music rehearsal, friends get together or for a meeting.

Our regular users - Yoga, the Starry Stitchers, Women's Circle and the Community Council play a vital role in the life of the hall., and we very much value their support. on a weekly and monthly basis. All of these have helped get us back to where we need to be, felly diolch o galon i chi gyd!

As for the next few months, we are really looking forward to holding a few Community Social Evenings where everyone is invited to drop in to catch up with friends and neighbours, enjoy a drink and a chat, maybe play some cards, darts, outdoor (if the weather allows) games for the kids, just relaxed and friendly gatherings which have worked well over the last twelve months. If they prove successful, then it would be great to carry them on through the autumn and winter. 

Bar Bethlehem is now always kept very well stocked with a good selection of wines, beers, ciders, gins in tins, quality soft drinks, and crisps. So coming along to a social gathering, buying a drink or two, chatting to some neighbours, and generally making use of a valuable community resource, will be a great (and fairly painless!) way of keeping the hall alive and kicking for the foreseeable future.

The Bethlehem Boxes Sunday Takeaway will be running again this summer. It was an idea that really took off during lockdowns and restrictions, and even last summer when regular hospitality was open normally again, it proved extremely popular, so it has certainly played a significant part in terms of fundraising for the hall.

The Bethlehem Boxes will be back in late June with all the popular meals - savoury tarts, Italian platters, Fishermans Platters, the veggie pate platter, and the all time best seller of the Farmers Platters, along with weekly Specials. As before, there'll be a few sweet treats as well, so look out for the start date and the weekly options.

And so, once again, we are hoping that you can come up with some ideas for using this amazing little hall - we ask every year! If you have a hobby, interest or pastime and you think the hall might be able to play a part in some way, just ask.  If you're planning a small family get-together and think it might be easier to hold it in the hall, please get in touch. If you have a lightbulb moment with inspiration for a community event, then contact us!

We are, clearly, limited in terms of the space we have available inside the hall, and parking is difficult, so large, grandiose events might not be the best option for Bethlehem. Simple ideas which the community can get behind seem to work well for us. We keep our hire fees low in order to help more people use the place. We are, after all, a charity.

Of course we have to cover our increasingly high outgoings and overheads, and we absolutely need to ensure that we have a financial cushion in case of unforeseen expenditure, but it isn't within our remit to operate as a commercial enterprise. We are simply trying to meet our costs, and to keep keep the little hall open, and frequently used, as well as in good shape for the future, so it can be of benefit to the local community and to people from further afield for many years to come.

Diolch unwaith eto.

Nia a'r criw
niaclement@aol.com - 01550 777254





Hiring Bethlehem Hall

If you want to book the hall for events, then get in touch with Nia who is managing the bookings.
You can contact her on niaclement0@gmail.com or by phone 01550 777254 or mobile 07747021462.



Gwynfe Hall

Plant Swap and Sale

This event will be happening in Gwynfe Community Hall from 10:00 on Saturday, 20th May 2023. Please bring your excess healthy plants, seedlings and cuttings to swap or simply come along to browse and buy. There will be refreshments, a raffle and a table selling vintage garden items. Also in attendance we have Little Barn Nursery, Dragons Garden, Wild Ginger Flowers and Gwynfe Growers. Look forward to seeing you there!

Curry Evening

A big thank-you to all those who came and supported the hugely successful curry evening in the hall on 24th February. £100 of the funds raised has been sent to the Disasters Emergency Committee in aid of the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal.


The coronation of King Charles III will be taking place on Saturday, 6th May, with a Bank Holiday the following Monday, 8th May. Due to prior personal commitments of so many committee members, no public event is currently being planned in Gwynfe to mark the occasion. However, if a group of villagers wish to come together and organise something open to the whole community, the hall will be made available free of charge. Anybody who may be interested in doing that, please contact us on gwynfe_community_hall@yahoo.co.uk

Gwynfe Community Association website: gwynfecommunityhall.co.uk


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 - cadogfilmclub@aol.com

Our website is at https://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.