Listings of coming events in and around Llangadog,
Capel Gwynfe and Bethlehem
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Events at Bethlehem Hall
FEBRUARY AT BETHLEHEM HALL
We have some good news regarding the management of the Old School. As some of you will no doubt be aware, the Association has been without a Treasurer since Erica left back last summer.
Despite several attempts to find someone to fill the role, we have been unsuccessful, until now.
We are delighted that John Hampson has volunteered his services, so he will be taking up the position this week. John, a former Finance Director, will be familiar to most Hall users. He, along with Glenda, lend their support to Hall events whenever they can, from quizzes to monthly suppers, as well as being regulars at the summer pop-up café and charity events.
In other Hall news, following the break down of the heating last month, a new pump has been fitted, and the heating is now working better than ever, with all the radiators heating up properly - no more cold spots within the hall!
The monthly quiz takes place on the 11th, when last month's winning team "Our Hearts Are In Portugal" (Gill, John and Glenda) will be asking the questions.
It costs just £1 to play, and is always a fun evening. Bring a bottle and snacks if you'd like.
Our next Whist Drive is booked for Tuesday 19th February at 7.30pm.
The MC will be Mrs. Eirlys Rowlands, and there will be prizes for 1st and 2nd Ladies and Gents, Booby and Longest Sitter, as well as a raffle.
Entry is £2 to include refreshments.
Our previous Whist Drives have proved very successful, so don't miss this one!
The February supper took place last Friday night, once again it was a sell out, and it turned out to be an excellent evening; many thanks to everyone who came along.We have places available for the March supper on Friday 8th March so get in touch if you'd like to enjoy a friendly evening out, with good home cooked food, at a price that won't break the bank - just £13 per head for two courses and coffee. The full menu will be sent out shortly but rumour has it that one of the pudding choices will be a rather wicked treacle tart...The final supper of the season will be held in April.
We have plans for all sorts of events at the hall this year, ranging from a community get-together, for people to bring along old photographs of the area - a great way of reminiscing, as well as an opportunity for newer residents to see what places used to look like, including possibly their own homes.
We are also hoping to hold a Curry and Quiz night in the spring, and an Apple Day in the autumn.
If anyone has any suggestions as to events that they'd like to see happening at the hall, then please get in touch.
The hall team has decided to go ahead with another season of Sunday cafes again this year. Last summer proved beyond any doubt that it was a success in terms of both raising much needed funds for the hall, as well as a hub for local people to meet up on a weekly basis for a snack, a drink and a chat.
More on this summer's café plans shortly, but the intention is to start at the beginning of May, and run through until October, and for the enterprise to be as community-driven as possible, with as much volunteer help as possible from local residents.
Nia, Pam, Andy, Rose, Chris, Wyn, and John.
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.
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
The next Monday Club will be on Monday, 4th February (1:30 p.m. onwards). There will be the usual chat + tea/coffee + cake. £1 collection. If you require transport to/from the hall, please contact Heather on 01550-740512.
Join us in Gwynfe Community Hall on Friday, 1st March for St. David's Day - an opportunity to celebrate our patron saint. There will be a cawl supper (soup, bread, cheese, Welsh cakes and bara brith) starting at 7:00 p.m., after which local artistes will treat us to a few songs. Ellie & Megan have kindly agreed to sing, and to complete the entertainment Alun Brookfield will perform a few numbers, including one specially written to commemorate Dewi Sant. Entry £6, to include supper and entertainment. Bar available.
Zulu Tradition! The Hall committee constantly strive to put on a varied range of shows and we are particularly pleased to announce that on Friday, 29th March we will be hosting a troupe of Zulus, who will perform traditional dance, songs and drama. Doors open at Gwynfe Community Hall at 7:00 p.m. for 7:30 start. Tickets £7 or £6 concessions. Food and bar available at additional cost. You are advised to reserve tickets for this event; please contact Colin or John on 01550-740462, or send a message back to this e-mail address. This event comes to us through the Arts Council of Wales' Night Out scheme.
Next, a date for your diaries...the next Gwynfe Quiz will be on Friday, 12th April. Food at 7:00p.m. and Quiz from 7:45 p.m. - more details to follow.
December was a lively and seasonal time at Gwynfe Community Hall. Ian Keable, magician, mystified and left us all speechless again with his unique brand of prestidigitation. Thanks to Sheila, Betty and various helpers the children's party was a great success and the entertainer of a high standard. The New Year was brought in in fine style thanks in no small part to the efforts of Bridget, Heather, Sian & Angela and helpers and the Generation Game proved a triumph.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.