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.

 

Events at Bethlehem Hall

http://bethlehemhall.wales

 

 

 

APRIL AT BETHLEHEM HALL

Just a reminder of what's going to be happening at the hall here in Bethlehem during April, now that the Easter weekend is over.

Sian will be running her Saturday morning yoga sessions for the remainder of the month. You can find out more by contacting her on sianheard@hotmail.com .

The second Monday of the month is always the day of the community quiz, so this month it'll take place on Monday the 8th, starting at 7.30pm. Last month's winning team, the Muckin' Fuppets, have delegated the quiz setting and hosting to Andy and Alan, so be prepared for an evening of great entertainment, as well as a bit of a quiz of course!

Bring along a team, ideally no more than four or five of you, or simply join in with a few other people when you arrive. It costs just £2 per person to play. and there are prizes for the winning team. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the hall, so we really hope you will support the event.

Bar Bethlehem will be open from 7pm and will be fully stocked with beers, lagers, ciders, wines, prosecco, gin in tin, soft drinks and crisps, all at very reasonable prices.

The April monthly community supper will be held on Friday the 12th, with food served at 7.30pm. This month it will have a bit of an Irish flavour, so you can expect good hearty home cooked food, and plenty of it. The menu will be out in the next day or two, and as always, it's worth booking early as we can only cater for a limited number.

As before, if we do find that there is some spare food, it will be offered as heat and eat takeaway. The community suppers have become such important fundraisers for the hall, with the four events so far this winter contributing some £500 towards the ever increasing cost of keeping the little place open, so once again, we hope you can support the event. As always, the bar will be open from 7pm.

Still to be confirmed but due to April being a fairly quiet month in Bethlehem, we might slot in a cheeky curry night takeaway towards the end of the month, with some old favourites back on the menu - watch this space! We look forward to welcoming you to the hall very soon.

Diolch yn fawr,
Nia

01550 777254
niaclement@aol.com

 

 

BETHLEHEM STORIES

A big thank you to everyone who came along to the hall on 20th March to listen to Martin's presentation on stories and histories of the Bethlehem area.

It's always so difficult to guess how many people will turn up to events, and we quietly hoped that it would be popular, but it far exceeded our expectations. Every seat was taken, what's more, every chair on the premises was taken, we estimated about 40 audience members in the hall, with one person having to sit on a little table as we had run out of chairs by 7pm.

Martin gave a fascinating talk and presentation, so thoroughly researched, with many facts relating to not only the area of Bethlehem but to properties now lived in by many members of last night's audience, which made everything so much more relevant.

Everyone was very appreciative of the work that Martin had put into the research and talk, and we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to him for offering to host the evening in aid of our little hall. Bar Bethlehem was also very well supported, and once again, the Welsh ciders proved especially popular!

In all, we estimate that the event has boosted our funds by some £260, which is not only badly needed in these times of escalating costs, but also confirms that the local community is prepared to support what is still the heart of the village.

Diolch o galon i bawb!

Nia, the Management Team and Directors (and Martin of course!).

 

 

OLD SCHOOL SUPPERS AT BETHLEHEM HALL

Friday 12th April 2024

Here are the food choices for the April Old School Supper which takes place on Friday the 12th.

There are a couple of Irish influences this month, with the main courses being chicken in an Irish (Jameson) whisky, peppercorn, thyme and cream sauce, or the vegetarian choice of butterbean, leek and mushrooms in a similar sauce (vegan option available).

The puds are either a Baileys and salted caramel cheesecake or roasted peach pavlova with chantilly cream and berries. Coffee/tea and choc truffles included in the price of £17 per person.

Half the places, which are limited, have already been booked, so get in touch as soon as possible if you fancy coming along. There will be a warm welcome, and plenty of food!

As before, if there is food spare then it will be available as takeaway heat and eat. But if you'd like to pre-order takeaway, then we will have both the main courses (not the vegetables etc) and the cheesecake available in takeaway form.

Chicken - £5 for one (generous) portion, £9 for two, £13 for three, £16 for four.
Veggie - £4.50 for one (generous) portion, £8 for two, £11.50 for three, £15 for four.
Cheesecake (with chantilly cream) - £4 for one, £7 for two.

All orders need to be in by Monday night at the latest please.

Diolch yn fawr,
Nia

01550 777254
niaclement@aol.com

 

 

MACMILLAN FUNDRAISING TOTAL AT BETHLEHEM HALL

The Bethlehem Dyffryn Ceidrych fundraising effort for Macmillan Cancer Support this year has raised an amazing £412!

The two events that contributed to this were the September quiz, which accounted for £232, and tonight's Curry and Cake Takeaway, which brought in £180.

This smashes last year's total of £313 by £99, so a real result for the community.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported the events, and who gave donations, it's a great achievement for such a small place. Diolch o galon i bawb,

The next community event at the hall will be the October quiz on Monday 9th. It'll be back to being a fundraiser for the hall, so we really hope you will be able to come along to support it. More details nearer the time.


Nia.

 

 

Hiring Bethlehem Hall

If you want to book the hall for events, then get in touch with Nia who is managing the bookings.
You can contact her on niaclement0@gmail.com or by phone 01550 777254 or mobile 07747021462.

 

 


Gwynfe Hall

Come along to Gwynfe Community Hall (SA19 9RD) on  Saturday, 23rd March between 10 and 12:30  for the  Great Gwynfe Giveaway and Table Top Sale .  A wonderful chance to buy a bargain or pick up a preloved treasure looking for a new home.  Bric-a-brac galore, everything from fabrics, kitchen items, textiles, art and craft materials, plants, produce and books to a fascinating collection of random bits and pieces.  If there is nothing that takes your fancy just stay and have a cup of coffee and some cake.  Gwynfe makes great cakes.

Are you interested in attending (free of charge) a  CPR / Defibrillator training session?   As you may know, our Community Hall provides a home for a defibrillator (in our entrance hall and accessible 24/7), which is generously funded for our community by Llangadog Community Council.  The more people who feel confident to use this potentially life-saving device, the better, so please register your interest with a short message to gwynfe_community_hall@yahoo.co.uk . The training (one weekday evening yet to be fixed) will be provided by medical professionals; once we have an idea of numbers we will look into scheduling a session and get back to you.

Weekly  Tai Chi  classes will resume at the hall on  Tuesday, 26th March  between 5 and 6:30 pm.   Sue offers medical Tai Chi Qigong classes (also known as Slow Medicine) which involve relaxing, breathing, moving, being still and letting go of tensions so that energy, oxygen and intent can move around the body and replenish cells and organs.  This is good for sleep, mood, balance, letting go, the immune system and cultivating simplicity and flow.  With Sue you will be learning the principles and forms of Shibashi (18 moves) and 8 Brocades.  The first session is free of charge; following that, £8 drop in or £7 per session if 6 sessions paid for.  For further details please contact Sue at sue.j.wakefield@gmail.com

Finally, please make a note in your diaries and planners of two upcoming events in Gwynfe:
-  a Plant Swap combined with Scarecrow Trail on Saturday, 18th May
-  a performance by local rock band Cliffhangers on Saturday evening 20th July


Gwynfe Community Association website: gwynfecommunityhall.co.uk

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 https://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.