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, look out for Caron, in the computer corner at Llangadog Post Office.

She will be collecting information for inclusion on the website, so go over and say hello!

Due to work commitments, from October, Caron will pop into the Post Office during the week, as and when she can to take any news / events to put onto the website.  She will still be taking all emails and updating the site as regular as she can.  Please feel free to email her on the address below any time for any inclusion onto the site.

caronthomas55@yahoo.com

 

OLD SCHOOL SUPPERS AT BETHLEHEM HALL

I know this is short notice, and probably a bit of a long shot, but we now unexpectedly have two places available again for the Old School Supper tomorrow night, so if you don't have anything planned, then you'd be more than welcome to come along. In order to keep the price as sensible as possible, we plan and buy the ingredients based on a certain number of diners, so having food left over isn't ideal, and we all hate to see good food go to waste.

Tomorrow night's supper is an Italian-themed two course meal consisting of a roasted vegetable pasta bake (vegetarian), with bowls of salads and baskets of Italian breads, and pudding choices are either a pear frangipane tart or a lemon ricotta cheesecake. Everything homemade, using quality ingredients, as always. Coffee/tea and truffles are included in the price of £12.50 per person.

There will be a bar serving a good selection of wines, fizz, ciders, beers and soft drinks. Arrive from 7, to eat at 7.30.

 

Ysgol Llangadog and Llangadog Community Association invite you to the turning on of Llangadog Square Christmas lights and Christmas fair - 5.30pm onwards on 30th November 2018

Booking a table for the Christmas Fair can be made via Rhian Davies Rees on Facebook or on 07791762580

 

Curry and Quiz Night at Llangathen Hall, Dryslwyn
Friday October 19th

Fundraiser for the Terrence Higgins Trust

This event is a curry and quiz night where you will be well fed and entertained. £15pp. Bar available. Tickets available at Peppercorn Cookware, Llandeilo.

Prizes will be given for the winning team, best team name and of course the losing team!

Any donations towards a raffle gratefully received. Already up for grabs is a Land Rover Experience, Sunday Lunch for 2 at the Plough and Afternoon Tea for 2 also at the Plough!

The reason for this is event is because this year I turned 40 and decided to set myself a challenge. I am running the London Marathon to raise money for the Terrence Higgins Trust. My aim is to raise £1800 for this amazing charity.

See more on my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/events/470747963431424/

Becky Guillet-Davies

 

 

 

 

Justine Burgess  - West Wales Willows
A demonstration of willow weaving

Wednesday 31st October  at 7.30pm

Llangadog Community Centre 

Open to all. Contact Helen 01550 777719 for further details 

 

Justine Burgess - Willows Gorllewin Cymru 
Arddangosiad o wehyddu helyg 

Dydd Mercher 31ain Hydref  - 7.30 y.h

Canolfan Gymunedol Llangadog 

Ar agor i bawb Cysylltwch â Helen  01550 777719 am rhagor o fanylion

 

 

 

 

Events at Bethlehem Hall

http://bethlehemhall.wales

 

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

 

BETHLEHEM COMMUNITY PRODUCE

Late last autumn we decided to raise a little bit of extra money for the hall by selling locally made produce donated by some of you generous folk - Cynnyrch Cymunedol Bethlehem, Bethlehem Community Produce - which we sold at the Christmas Fair and at the hall during the Christmas Card stamping period. Although we didn't have very much in the way of stock, everything we did have sold very quickly - jam, chutney and fruit wine - so we would very much like to repeat the enterprise this year, but slightly earlier in the season.

If you have any surplus produce from the garden, for example tomatoes, apples, onions, plums, damsons, basically anything we can turn into jam, chutney, fruit wine/gin, or even use at the café in the coming weeks, then please get in touch.

And if you find yourself getting carried away by the bargains on offer at Chris Thomas in Abergwili but then realise that the crate of eleventy billion plums for about £3.50 wasn't very practical after all, then we will happily take them off your hands!

All the profits go to the hall, that goes without saying, and we all hate seeing food go to waste, so give us a shout if you think you can contribute. Diolch!

Nia

 

Hiring the 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

If you are in the 50+ age range and would like to try a new and gentle form of exercise, why not come along to Tai Chi  in Gwynfe Village Hall. These new classes will take place weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 1 p.m. beginning on 11th September (then 18th Sept, 25th Sept etc.).  The class is free of charge and is taken by Sue Wakefield in connection with Age Cymru.  A trial session was run after the Monday Club on 3rd Sept. and was a great success, appreciated by all those who took part. The gentle, slow exercises can be done standing up or sitting in a chair and take about 30 minutes.  Tai Chi is renowned for promoting suppleness of the body's joints, providing a gentle toning of muscles and relaxing the spirit; it is 'low-impact', but most effective. Hope to see you there!

Drama at Gynfe Hall

Come along to Gwynfe Community Hall next Wednesday evening (24th October) to see the latest Arts Council of Wales-sponsored theatre company in a production called 'Exodus'.   The show, which has received great reviews, is a Welsh-themed tale, set in Aberdare, South Wales: "Blisteringly funny, this heart-warming drama accompanied by live original score and tantalising visuals is a new adventure from the valleys that makes anything seem possible."

In a slight change to previously published information, food (burgers + accompaniments or hot-dogs) will be available from 7:00 pm , with the show starting at 7:30 or shortly thereafter.  As usual, a bar will be available all evening and a raffle will be run as well.
Tickets for the show will be £6 full price, £5 concessions/children and will be available on the door.

There are a couple of representatives coming from the Arts Council of Wales to attend the evening, so your support at this event would be particularly appreciated!  See you there.

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 C ommunity 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.