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Food bank and warm coat donations

With a background of austerity this year some people are facing a tough Christmas.

We are setting up collections at the Saturday Books, Reading Room and Vestry Venture (last one on Tuesday 11th) for food and warm coats.

We will take any donations down to Llandeilo to the National Trust’s pop up food bank or to the coat rail at Llandovery Coop.

If you find yourself in need this Christmas then there is help locally.

A National Trust pop-up shop is open in Llandeilo (10 Carmarthen street next to Shire hall) where we will drop off donations.

Please help giving essentials such as UHT milk, UHT fruit juice, tinned ham, Christmas cake or pudding and selection boxes at the Reading Room.

Myddfai Church are also running a warm coat scheme in Llandovery, if you can not afford a warm coat you can take one from the rail, no explanation required. We will also take donated coats down  too.

Isle of Dogs

Another full house at Sinema Sadwrn’s showing of the Isle of Dogs

Another full house at Sinema Sadwrn’s showing of the Isle of Dogs

Another Sinema Sadwrn success

A special evening was had by everyone who attended the Sinema Sadwrn experience. The audience was a wide age range and yet again Sinema Sadwrn’s Committee managed to delight everyone.

This time we had a fully immersive experience with dogs also in attendance – how many cinemas can make that claim?

Wes Anderson’s stunning Isle of Dogs was a visual treat, enjoyed by everyone, visually rich, comedic and emotional we were all gripped.

The very funny short stop animation, Boris Noris, had us all giggling.

Thanks again to everyone involved, including those who created the dog poo biscuits and brought along the dog treats.

Very importantly Sinema Sadwrn is hoping to raise money to match fund a grant they have achieved which will enable them to buy their own equipment. This will mean the village will have projector and screen to enable us to show films within the village and also potentially at other venues.

If you’re interested in supporting this cause then please get in touch with them through the Sinema Sadwrn Facebook page.

Sinema Sadwrn presents Paddington 2 at the Sexton Arms

Paddington 2 Sinema Sadwrn

Sinema Sadwrn is decamping to the Sexton Arms, Llansadwrn, on Friday 31 August for a family-friendly screening of Paddington 2. Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop – the perfect present for his beloved aunt’s 100th birthday.When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy’s big celebration. Certificate PG, 103 minutes.

We’ll also be screening of the short film The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling before the main feature, with thanks to the filmmaker Joseph Wallace.

There’ll be food available from 6pm, provided by our friends at Gardd Sadwrn. The films will start at 6.30.

There’ll be a raffle on the night to raise money for Menna Evans’s amazing charity run from John O’Groats to Land’s End, as well as prizes for the best Paddington-themed fancy dress.

Paddington bear supper

Turning on the Christmas Lights

Llansadwrn Christmas lights

The turning on the lights at Llansadwrn reading room this Christmas was a delight for all of us who attended.

The Christmas tree lights provided a sense of tension as only half turned on initially, but then thankfully the whole tree was ablaze to the cheers of all who were there.

We were treated to the delightful Llandeilo Town Band, who played us many beautiful carols and we joined in with great gusto.

Llandeilo Town Band are happy to come and play at your village event they just ask to be able to take donations to buy instruments for the band. They are a fantastic bunch who really deserve our support.

Thanks to all at the reading room who put so much work into last night’s event, we all enjoyed the mulled cider, mince pies and the general good feeling of having an evening with friends and neighbours.

Llansadwrn Christmas lights at the Reading Room

Llansadwrn Christmas lights at the Reading Room