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

 

 

 

JULY AT BETHLEHEM HALL

Once again, a sincere thank you to those who bought freezer to freezer chilli, and savoury tarts last week. The freezer is once again empty, so it's time to restock with a couple of new meals.

From Monday we will have two new curries - a Chicken Dhansak which consists of tender chicken pieces in a tangy, sweet and slightly spicy sauce (not too hot). It's a rich, thick curry because of the addition of lentils which cook down slowly in the sauce, making it creamy and very comforting to eat. The vegetarian/vegan option is a Sri Lankan vegetable and chickpea curry. Again, it's slightly spicy, but very creamy as the vegetables are slowly simmered in coconut milk and tomatoes.

Prices as before, the chicken curry is £5 for one (generous) portion, £9 for two, £13 for three, £16 for four. The veggie curry is £4,50 for one, £8 for two, £11.50 for three, £15 for four. Get in touch to order.

You can collect on Monday evening either from 7-7.30 before the quiz starts, or take them home with you at the end of the quiz if you're coming along (we hope you are!). We can also drop off with you if you are local. And we can only take cash I'm afraid.

An early reminder that the July quiz takes place next Monday 8th at 7.30pm, bar open from 7pm. And this month it's the turn of the girls to ask the questions. Julie and Nia from the June winning team are setting the quiz, so we hope you'll come along to support us! It costs just £2 per person to play, and with a scintillating array of prizes for the winning team, what's not to like?

Take a night off from football, tennis and the election and spend a couple of hours supporting your local village hall instead!

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!).

 

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

Live music makes a very welcome return to Gwynfe with an evening of your favourite Rock'n'Roll from the 50's, 60's and 70's performed by local four-piece band  Cliffhangers .  Doors open at  7 pm , with the band playing from 7:30 on  Saturday, 20th July  in Gwynfe Community Hall (SA19 9RD). You can pay on arrival at the hall (£6 per ticket), but please complete the online form to let us know you are coming and give us an idea of numbers; the form can be found here: https://forms.gle/xrH3kGEuRuCHU6yd7
The hall bar will be open all evening with burgers and hotdogs available to buy from the kitchen.  There will be a raffle in aid of two local charity initiatives: the newly formed Llandovery 'Library of Things' and the Llandovery 'Repair Shop'.  The band will put up a prize for the best dressed 50's/60's couple, so get creative! This promises to be a great evening, so we look forward to seeing lots of you there!


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

Gwynfe Community Association website: gwynfecommunityhall.co.uk | What's on

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.