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.


Dai C Thomas, Nigel Philip Davies and Nick Ward are bringing their successful Songwriter Syndicate evening to Llangadog Community Centre after a very triumphant night in Bethlehem last year. 

They will be playing a collection of their own songs with some stories, jokes and audience participation (if you're brave). There will be a bar on the night.

As a local lad Dai says this show is close to his heart and he is so happy to be able to bring this evening to Llangadog.

Doors are 7pm with the first act on at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 on the night or you can purchase them on 07985674379 or at www.ticketsource.co.uk/musicbox

Nigel Davies -
"Reminiscent of Dylan in his Desire period", Bob Harris

Nick Ward -

Dai C. Thomas -
"Echoes of Nick Drake... songwriting is skilfully done." The Sunday Times. www.facebook.com/davidcthomasmusic


Are you interested in local events and local people?

Do you have an hour or two to spare for one day a week?

We are looking for a volunteer to help collect information to go on the 'What's On' and 'News' pages of the Llangadog, Bethlehem and Gwynfe Community Website.

It would involve being at Llangadog Post Office for a hour or so for one day a week and collecting information from customers about forthcoming events and news which would be of interest to website visitors.

You would then need to email this information to the web designer so that it can be included on the website.

If this sounds like something that would interest you, have a chat with Win Morgan at Llangadog Post Office for more information.


Events at Bethlehem Hall


If anyone has any ideas that they would like to put forward for events in the hall, please contact Nia (niaclement@aol.com) or Sue (sue@deeproot.co.uk)


Friday December 8th is the next Old School Supper Evening. At the moment this is sold out but we do have a waiting list if you would like to be added to that in the event of cancellations. We had our first one of these on 10th November and the food and the evening overall has had very positive feedback. We shall be doing them throughout the winter on the second Friday of each month.

Monday 11th December is monthly quiz evening.

Wednesday 13th December from 6 - 8.30pm will be the Bethlehem Christmas Fair. Local crafts people will have stalls and there will also be a stall full of wonderful locally produced preserves, chutneys, cakes, and other produce such as free range eggs, homemade country wine, and vegetables, with the proceeds from sales going to the Hall fund . There will mulled wine and food on offer.

The Bethlehem Children's Christmas Party will be held at the hall on Saturday 16th December at 5pm. Food, fun, games and a visit from Santa are included!

Christmas is coming and, as usual, we are opening the Hall from the 4th December through to 19th December (not Sundays) so that people can come and get their cards stamped with the special Bethlehem stamp.  We will also be selling Bethlehem bags as well as Bethlehem Christmas cards. We shall open the book swap room and there will be coffee, tea, mince pies/snacks for sale (free supplies of these for volunteers!).

In order to do this we need volunteers to come and help out, so if you can spare 3 hours (between 10.00 a.m. until 1.00 p.m or from 1.00 p.m. until 4 pm) on any day from Monday 4th December until Tuesday 19th  December inclusive, then please contact  us so we can put you on our rota.

Plans are underway for carol singing. More on this later.

Sue and Nia

Calling all cooks/wine makers and those of you who have produce to share! Bethlehem needs your produce - mae angen eich cynnyrch!

The Bethlehem Christmas Fair will be held on Wednesday December 13th, 6-8.30pm, more information next month, but this is an advanced begging notice. This year we plan on having a stall full of wonderful, locally made, preserves, chutneys, cakes, and other produce such as free range eggs and vegetables, with the proceeds from sales going to the Hall fund.

So, if anyone can spare a jar or two of home made jam or chutney, we would be very grateful. No need to decorate with fancy labels and pretty tops, we will do all of that, and bring everything together under the label of Cynnyrch Cymunedol Bethlehem - Bethlehem Community Produce. We can accept donations in the run-up to the fair when the Hall will be open for Christmas stamping (again, more details next month) but in the meantime, just to get things started, we have Blackcurrant Jam, three types of chutney, and a pledge of home made wines.

Phone Nia on 01550 777254 for more information or email us, or make contact through the Facebook page.

Diolch yn fawr/Thank you!


Bethlehem Hall Old School Supper Evenings

For November, (the 10th), we will be serving a choice of mains and puddings - a wonderfully flavoursome Pork and Sweet Red Pepper Goulash with aromatic paprikas and fresh herbs, a hearty Vegetable, Sweet Pepper and Butterbean Goulash with the same paprikas and herbs, and a succulent Chicken, Red Onion and Cider bake. Puddings will be a citrus Cheesecake on ginger crust, with fresh berries, Chantilly cream, and a ginger crisp, and good old fashioned Bakewell Tart with cream.

We promise.... all the food is made by us, nothing bought in, nothing processed, all fresh, nothing too cheffy with everything piled up in a stack and disguised with edible flowers! Just proper "Old School", tasty food. The cost is £10 per person.

We are already full for November but are happy to take reserve bookings in case of cancellations, as well as take advanced bookings for December 8th, which will feature a very festive theme.

Food will be served at 7.30pm, so arrive from 7.00pm onwards. The bar will be open, serving wines to compliment the food, as well as a selection of other wines, beers, lager, cider and soft drinks.

We will be contacting those who have already booked for November a few days beforehand to ask for your food choices.

If anyone wants to know more about the suppers, or if you'd like to reserve a place, phone Nia on 01550 777254, or contact Nia or Sue through the Facebook page or through email.


* The Old School Supper Evening has proved to be a very popular event and, as a result we are now sold out for November and December. If you would like to come along then let us know and we will put your name on the reserve list in case places become free due to cancellations.

We shan't be taking bookings for January until the end of November.



Upcoming Events at Gwynfe

Get yourselves in the Christmas mood with the Arts Council of Wales sponsored production  The Magical Tales Christmas Show  on Friday, 1st December in Gwynfe Village Hall.  This promises to be a great evening for all the family entwining magic and tales in an enchanting show.  Sleight of hand, magic, stories, high impact visual effects and a guaranteed high energy finale that will have everyone clapping and cheering!  Tickets £6 or £5 concessions.  Food and bar available.  For reservations in advance contact John or Colin on 01550-740462.  Commences promptly at 7:30 pm.

Saturday, 9th December is the date for this year's ever popular  Christmas Fayre  in the village hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..  Stalls to include jewellery, Christmas florist, cards, gifts, cakes, tombola, lucky dip, raffle, Avon products, jams, preserves and much more.  An opportunity to buy locally made Christmas gifts and time to enjoy a coffee/mulled wine with a mince pie.  Father Christmas will be in his grotto from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..  Entry to the Christmas Fayre will be free and entry to Santa's Grotto will be £3, to include a gift.

For one month only the  Monday Club  is changing to the second Monday of the month, that is Monday, 11th December at the usual 1:30 p.m. in the village hall.  As this is the Christmas meeting there will be mulled wine and mince pies on offer as well as the usual tea and coffee.  Collection of £1.  Anyone requiring a lift please contact Heather on 01550-740512.

Gwynfe Show Committee are organising a  Social Evening  at the hall on Saturday, 16th December from 7:00 p.m., free entry.  Please bring a plate of food to share.   A bar will be available throughout the evening and they will be drawing the Christmas Raffle - raffle tickets available in advance from Committee members.

All Saints Church Gwynfe is planning a  Carol Service  on Sunday, 17th December.   The service will commence at 11:15 a.m. and the church children will be taking part.  Everyone is welcome to join in.  Mince pies and coffee will be served afterwards.

On Thursday, 28th December at 2:00 p.m. there will be a  Fancy Dress Christmas Tea Party  for the children of All Saints Church and the community of Gwynfe.  This will include games and a disco, so do come along and have some fun!  More details from Sheila Jones on 01550-740676.

By popular request, we are organising another  New Year's Eve Party  to start at 8:00 p.m. in the village hall, with the now traditional game of Millionaire, a singalong and disco.  Please bring a plate of food to share and your own booze or soft drinks.  Following Big Ben at midnight, there will be a free glass of bubbly for everyone.

Please note that there will be no Monday Club in January 2018.  The next one will be on Monday, 5th February 2018.

The Annual General Meeting of Gwynfe Community Association will take place on Monday, 15th January 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the village hall.  The public are welcome to attend.  The AGM will be followed by a regular Committee Meeting.

Another  Tabletop Sale  is planned for Saturday, 3rd February in Gwynfe Village Hall.  £5 a table for sellers, free entry for buyers.  Further information from Bridget Macaire on 01550-740163 or  Heather Johnson on 01550-740512.


Cadog Film Club

The film club have published details of their winter programme- see below. For more details about the club, visit their website at cadogfilmclub.org.uk