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, please send any information to Caron at her email address caronthomas55@yahoo.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.

 

SUNDAY CAFE AT BETHLEHEM HALL

After a great start to the season last week, we are very much looking forward to the Sunday café at the Hall on 12th May, especially now that the weather looks like it's perking up.

The savoury dish of the day is a Mediterranean vegetable tart flavoured with oregano, there's also a roasted vegetable, walnut and chickpea pate which is mildly aromatic with North African spices, the pudding of the day is a wickedly good raspberry, lemon and vanilla chees ecake, and there's also a chocolate orange buttercream sponge, and blueberry and lemon Welsh Cakes.  We are open from 12-3 pm.

All the profit goes towards the upkeep of the hall, so you can enjoy that cheesecake with a clear conscience!

A reminder that the monthly quiz takes place on Monday, with last month's winners The 4 A's, asking the questions. It's a great local night out, and always a lot of fun, so turn up with a team, or join in with a few others when you get there. It only costs £1 to play, bring a bottle and some snacks. Arrive anytime from 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Nia and the team.

   

 

Bethlehem Easter Trail 27th April

This has been postponed until Saturday 18th May because of the bad weather.

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!

 

 

Events at Bethlehem Hall

http://bethlehemhall.wales

 

APRIL 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 and summer.

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.

There will be an EGM of the Association on Tuesday 23rd at 7pm, in order for the Directors to seek formal approval to postpone the AGM to a date in May, to coincide with the availability of the full accounts.

Thursday night (25th) sees the return of old Hall friends, Nigel and Dai in concert, doors open at 7pm, tickets cost just £5, (£2 for schoolchildren) and available on the night, and the bar will be open.

And on Saturday (27th April), an Easter Trail and egg hunt has been organised for the children, starting from the hall at 2.30pm (please gather at 2.15), and concluding there, for tea and cakes.

Just a quick advanced notice - The OVO Women's Tour Cycle Race reaches it's climax in Carmarthenshire on Saturday June 15th, and once again as with the men's Tour Of Britain race last year, Bethlehem is a key feature of the route, with Bethlehem Hill being a Queen Of The Mountain stage, so we are expecting a large crowd in the village on the day.

Rose Williams will be opening her parking area in return for a voluntary donation, with those proceeds this time going to Hall funds. We have decided that following the success of the men's event, and the boost it gave to the hall, and the village, we will once again open the outdoor café, and plan on providing hot bacon rolls, snacks and drinks.

But once again (yes, you know what's coming!), we are desperate for volunteers to help on the day, mainly serving food and drinks. So if you'd like to lend a hand for a couple of hours, then please get in touch.

And finally 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 hwn,
Thank you for spending time reading this,

Nia and the hall team.

 

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
niaclement0@gmail.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 niaclement0@gmail.com 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.

 

 

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

Why not treat yourself to a night out this coming Friday evening, 10th May? 

Come along to Gwynfe Community Hall for the latest theatre group to visit the village. Shifting Sands Theatre will be presenting The Government Inspector.  News has reached the mayor of a small town that an undercover government inspector will be visiting, throwing the town's officials into a panicked frenzy.  We are promised a show full of laughter and clowning yet rich in emotion.  This production is sponsored by the Arts Council of Wales, always a reliable indicator of a great show.   

Ticket prices are £7 full price and £6 children / concessions; you can buy on the door, but if you wish to reserve in advance, please e-mail gwynfe_community_hall@yahoo.co.uk

Doors will open at 7pm for food (jacket potatoes + beans, cheese or chili): £4.  The play will start soon after 7:30 and as usual, there will be a paying bar and raffle.
See you there!

PS  Just to confirm that the pet-food packaging recylcing scheme is now up and running.  Please bring your empty and washed Whiskas and James Wellbeloved wet food sachets to the hall and place them in the marked bin to the right of the main front door.  Kindly make sure that the metal bin-lid is replaced securely.  If you would like more information about this scheme please contact Bridget on 01550-740163.

Gwynfe Defibrillator

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 arrest

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 – cadogfilmclub@aol.com

Our website is at http://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.