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.

JUNE AT BETHLEHEM HALL

Another Sunday, another café...

and another appearance for the white bean, sundried tomato and walnut paté, it's proving very popular! There's a Mediterranean vegetable tart, a wicked Gin and Tonic (with white chocolate) Cheesecake, the lighter option of vanilla bean and spiced rum roasted nectarines, and a chocolate orange buttercream sponge. Oh and a cherry and almond cake made with fresh cherries.

All the usuals on the menu too - salad platters, omelettes, panini, toasties, hot and cold drinks, wine, beers and ciders.
Open 12-3.

You may be interested to know that the first 7 café Sundays have made a profit of just over £700, every penny of which goes to the hall - not bad for a tiny little enterprise! So a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last seven weeks. And if you've yet to try the food on offer, thinking that you'll have to make do with a sad looking sandwich and a cup of instant coffee - you could be in for a surprise!

One of the village youngsters, Sophia from Trem Y Garn, is going to be organising a charity afternoon tea party at the hall on the afternoon of Saturday June 29th, in aid of Marie Curie. Once Marie Curie found out how young Sophia is, they selected her as a case study for the charity, which is a real thrill for Sophia and her family, and for Bethlehem, so we would love it if as many local people could come along on the day to support the cause, and if anyone would like to contribute cakes, raffle prizes or donations, they will be very gratefully received indeed. Sophia intends to make this the first of her fundraising ventures, with an event happening several times a year. There will be more details nearer the time, but Sophia's mum, Hannah, is happy to be contacted in the meantime, so give her a ring if you can help out on the 29th, her number is 07495 250346.

Nia and the team.

   

 

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

 

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

Murder Mystery Event!  

On Friday, 14th June from 7 pm onwards a murder will take place at Gwynfe Community Hall...but...whodunnit?  Come and test your sleuthing skills.  There will be a buffet and the bar will be open.  Tickets  strictly in advance only to allow for catering, so please let us know by Friday, 7th June if you are coming.   Tickets will be £10, including buffet supper, available from John/Colin on 01550-740462, Betty on 01550-740240 or can be reserved through e-mail address gwynfe_community_hall@yahoo.co.uk  The proceeds from this event will go to charity, by request of the theatre group.

Gwynfe Picnic

Following the success of last year, Steve and Terri are kindly providing the venue once again for the Great Gwynfe Picnic.  From 2 pm on Sunday, 14th July bring your own picnic and drinks, deck-chairs etc to the meadow at Glanclydach (postcode SA19 9NT).  As last year, the venue and adjacent car park will be sign-posted.  There will be games for those that are interested and ice cream for sale.  An event for all the family in this idyllic meadow by the stream.  Entry is free; look forward to seeing you there.

Scarecrows / Bwganod Brain

Scarecrows to invade Gwynfe in 2020...watch this space for further details!!

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.