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, look out for Caron, in the computer corner at Llangadog Post Office.

She will be collecting information for inclusion on the website, so go over and say hello!

Due to work commitments, from October, Caron will pop into the Post Office during the week, as and when she can to take any news / events to put onto the website.  She will still be taking all emails and updating the site as regular as she can.  Please feel free to email her on the address below any time for any inclusion onto the site.

caronthomas55@yahoo.com

 

Ysgol Llangadog and Llangadog Community Association invite you to the turning on of Llangadog Square Christmas lights and Christmas fair - 5.30pm onwards on 30th November 2018

Booking a table for the Christmas Fair can be made via Rhian Davies Rees on Facebook or on 07791762580

 

Llangadog Gardening Club Christmas Trip
Picton Castle Victorian Christmas Tour


Enjoy a tour of the beautifully decorated Victorian
state rooms (led by the castle's director), mulled wine and minced pies in front of a roaring wood fire

Enjoy a light lunch in the courtyard restaurant and enjoy 10% discount in the courtyard shop.

Leaving from Llangadog Community Centre car park at 10.30am.
Transport, entry, tour and light lunch included.

Contact Helen for price and to book 01550 777719.

Please book asap as castle tour and lunch needs to be booked well in advance.

 

 

 

Events at Bethlehem Hall

http://bethlehemhall.wales

BETHLEHEM NEWS

There are a few events happening in the hall over the next couple of weeks, which you might be interested in attending.

Monday 12th November sees the monthly quiz, always a really good evening out, and just £1 to play. Setting the questions this month is Team Mantrap, last month's winners, so expect the unexpected! Arrive from 7 for a 7.30pm start, bring a bottle and snacks if you want.

Tuesday, the 20th, we will be running another Whist Drive. The first one earlier in the year was a great success, so don't miss this one. It costs just £2 to play, and that includes refreshments. Lots of prizes on offer, as well as a raffle. The MC once again will be Ifor Llechwennu, and it starts at 7.30pm.

We have now taken delivery of this year's Bethlehem Christmas Cards, designed by two of the children from the village, Gracie and Suzie. They look great, and are sure to be popular. They are available as single cards, or in mixed packs of four, and we will have them on sale in the hall from tomorrow night, as well as at other outlets, to be confirmed.

Kate Glanville has also made us a limited number of exclusive Bethlehem mugs, which will also be on sale in the hall. They are very distinctive and colourful, and very "Kate"!

We now have a comprehensive list of volunteers for the December Christmas Card stamping, so I'll be contacting everyone over the coming days to see what days/times work best for people, and I'll email out a rota before the end of the week. Many thanks to everyone who has offered to help, it means that no-one will need cover more than one or two sessions over the two and a half week period.

Nia.


 

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

 

BETHLEHEM COMMUNITY PRODUCE

Late last autumn we decided to raise a little bit of extra money for the hall by selling locally made produce donated by some of you generous folk - Cynnyrch Cymunedol Bethlehem, Bethlehem Community Produce - which we sold at the Christmas Fair and at the hall during the Christmas Card stamping period. Although we didn't have very much in the way of stock, everything we did have sold very quickly - jam, chutney and fruit wine - so we would very much like to repeat the enterprise this year, but slightly earlier in the season.

If you have any surplus produce from the garden, for example tomatoes, apples, onions, plums, damsons, basically anything we can turn into jam, chutney, fruit wine/gin, or even use at the café in the coming weeks, then please get in touch.

And if you find yourself getting carried away by the bargains on offer at Chris Thomas in Abergwili but then realise that the crate of eleventy billion plums for about £3.50 wasn't very practical after all, then we will happily take them off your hands!

All the profits go to the hall, that goes without saying, and we all hate seeing food go to waste, so give us a shout if you think you can contribute. Diolch!

Nia

 

Hiring the 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.

 

NEUADD BETHLEHEM HALL YOUTH GROUP

Good news for Bethlehem and the surrounding community! There are more children and young people living here now than for quite a few years, so the time is absolutely right to start up a regular youth group at the hall.

Starting on Friday September 28th, the group will meet on the last Friday of every month, from 6-8pm. It's open to all children in the area, aged 7 years and upwards. The cost is £2 per child, per session - this will include squash and biscuits. There will also be a small tuck shop available, selling soft drinks and snacks.

The sessions are being organised by Hannah so contact her for more details - 07495 250346.

 

 

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

Quiz heads on for the next  Gwynfe Quiz  on Saturday, 24th November in the Community Hall.  As usual, food (pasta + bolognese sauce) will be available from 7 and the quiz itself will kick off at 7:45.  Come along as a team of 6 or join one on the night.  Tickets available on the door or, to reserve in advance, please reply to this e-mail address or call John or Colin on 01550-740462  There will also be a raffle on the night and a bar available all evening.

One final entry for your diary...make a note that Saturday evening, 15th December sees the return of the top-notch magician Ian Keable to Gwynfe Community Hall.  Ian, who appears courtesy of the Arts Council of Wales' Night Out scheme, wowed us here a couple of years ago, and this time he will perform a different magic show entitled 'Funny Tricks', where he promises to reveal some of the techniques behind the magic.  Be sure not to miss it! - more details to follow.

50 of us enjoyed the splendid comedy drama Exodus , a new play performed by a young and enthusiastic cast last Wednesday.  Who would have thought a plane could have flown down Aberdare high street from our village hall...only the magic of theatre could give us this!  The audience on the evening were hugely appreciative and we are all thankful for the Arts Council of Wales subsidies which allow us to stage such brilliant performances.  Thanks also to the ladies of All Saints' Church for the great burgers and hot-dogs.

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 C ommunity 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.