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.

 

 

 

 

Events at Bethlehem Hall

http://bethlehemhall.wales

 

 

CHRISTMAS 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.

As was 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 at weekends.

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.

These two 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 café, 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 still functioning!

Diolch yn fawr, Nia and team.
niaclement0@gmail.com - 01550 777254

 

BETHLEHEM HALL NEWS

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 date.

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 out!

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
niaclement0@gmail.com - 01550 777254

 

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.

 

 

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

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 gwynfe_community_hall@yahoo.co.uk 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!

 

 

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.