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

 

 

 

MAY AT BETHLEHEM HALL

Just to let you know what's going on at the hall this month, and a few things happening in the area that will hopefully be of interest to some people.

Sian's Saturday morning yoga sessions will be taking place every week apart from the 18th, they resume again on the 25th. More details from Sian at sianheard@hotmail.com

Llangadog Community Council meets at the hall this month, on Tuesday the 7th at 7.30pm.

The second Monday of the month is the regular get-together of the Starry Stitchers at the hall, followed in the evening by our monthly Community Quiz which starts at 7.30pm, bar open from 7pm. More details nearer the time but make a note of the date, it's always a good night out and everyone really enjoys. Bring a few friends along to form a team, or just join in with some others on the night.

At the request of some of our regular supper goers, we will be holding a May Community Supper this year. We held one last May and it was very successful so we hope you will support it again this year. It will help make up for the January supper which we had to cancel due to illness. The menu will be out next week, but it will feature options which are suited to the season, although given the current weather, we might be better cooking beef stew and dumplings and forgetting all about summery foods! Book early if you fancy coming along, you'll be made very welcome.

And at the end of the month, the Association will be holding it's AGM on the 29th at 7pm.

We have been asked to spread the word about a couple of other things happening locally during May.

Llangadog Church is holding a quiz evening on Saturday 11th at Llangadog Community Centre. Phone Irene on 01550 777657 if you'd like more information.

And on Friday 24th, the No Pylons group is holding a fundraising evening at Llandovery Rugby Club from 5.30pm, with guests Nigel Owens and local rugby international Wyn Jones.

Apologies for this becoming quite lengthy but it seems better to include everything in one email.

Diolch yn fawr,
Nia

01550 777254
niaclement@aol.com

 

 

OLD SCHOOL SUPPERS AT BETHLEHEM HALL

The last supper of the 23/24 season took place on Friday evening, 17th May and once again it was a lovely, friendly way to spend a few hours. As always, the room was full of chatting and laughter, with a real mix of people catching up with friends, as well as others meeting for the first time. The food was well received, with empty plates coming back into the kitchen (even the seconds disappeared!) and a good time was had by all.

A very sincere thank you to everyone who has supported the suppers this season, as well as those who kindly bought any spare food as takeaways. Between everything, we made over £700 from the six suppers, an average of over £100 each. As you can imagine, this is an important contribution to our funds, but more than that, the suppers have proved themselves to be great little social evenings, bringing together such a cross section of people of all ages, from the immediate vicinity as well as from a little further afield, people who might otherwise never meet.

So diolch yn fawr to all our diners and takeawayers! A big thank you also to Hazel for her amazing help in the kitchen, and to Wyn for manning the bar, and helping set up and clear away everything for each event, and to Andy as always for sorting out the tables and chairs beforehand. We hope to start the next supper season in October. More news nearer the time.

The May quiz also took place last week, with Ceri, Dafydd, Mel and Izzi setting the questions. Although challenging in parts (!), it was a lot of fun, with the winning team of Andy, Alan, Rosemary and Linda winning by a comfortable margin, so Andy and Alan have kindly agreed to set the next quiz on June 10th, we hope you'll come along to support them.

And finally, some of you may be aware that there is a funeral taking place in Bethlehem on Thursday afternoon, so this is just a reminder that there will be more cars than usual at the hall and from  the junction down to the chapel for a few hours.

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

Sadly, due to lack of interest, we have taken the decision to  cancel  the  Eurovision Party  in Gwynfe Community Hall on  Saturday, 11th May. Evidently, Gwynfe is not a village of Eurovision enthusiasts as just one person signed up!


There will be a  Scarecrow Trail /Llwybr Bwgan Brain   in the vicinity of Gwynfe Community Hall and All Saints' Church on  Saturday, 18th May. Please let Bridget know a t bridgetmacaire@yahoo.co.uk) if you would like to create a scarecrow to be included in the trail and we can then allocate a space for its display.   Let your imagination run wild!  The more scarecrows the better.

Scarecrows would need to be completed by 11th May so the trail can be created during the following week and revealed on Saturday 18th May during the Plant Swap.. The scarecrows will be left in place for several days in case you cannot make it to the village on 18th May.

A map will be available to guide you round the centre of the Gwynfe and the church, which has kindly given permission for scarecrows to be positioned there,  and a prize will be awarded to the best scarecrow display.

 

On the same day (18th May) as the scarecrows are revealed there will be a  Plant Swap / Cyfnewid Planhigion  in the Community Hall  between 11 a.m. and p.m..   This will include refreshments and a raffle. Finally, if you are able to do face-painting for children as part of the events on 18th May, please let us know as we would love that to be part of the fun.


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.