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Free Christmas Films

Nightmare before Christmas Sinema Sadwrn

Christmas Fun in the Villages

We’re in that final build up to Christmas and there’s plenty to cheer up even the most humbuggish. We’ve got Christmas Tree Lighting in Llanwrda on the 5th, Cawl and Carols on the 7th, Vestry Venture Mulled Wine and Christmas treats on the 11th and the Christmas tree lighting (carols and Llandeilo Town Band!) at the Reading Room on the 13th.

And finally we also have the fabulous Sinema Sadwrn organising two free Christmas films on the 21st of December, massive thanks to Cliff at the Sextons for being the host and the Reading Room Committee and Community Council for ensuring the showings could be free.

There will also be supper from Gardd Sadwrn to stave off the hunger.

What are the films I hear you cry

(oh no you didn’t)

(oh yes you did)….

From 4-6pm our children’s screening is The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Tim Burton blends Christmas and Halloween together in his 1993 stop-motion film in a way that’s both spooky and heartwarming all at the same time.

The film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the King of Halloween Town, who stumbles through a portal to Christmas Town and decides to celebrate the holiday, with some dastardly and comical consequences.

Running time 73 minutes, Certificate PG.

Join us for a festive FREE screening at the Sexton Arms – a massive thank you to Llansadwrn Reading Room for supporting this screening.

From 7pm-9pm our evening screening will be Miracle on 34th Street!

In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade.

Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

Running time 96 minutes, Certificate U.

Join us for this FREE festive screening at the Sexton Arms – massive thanks to the Community Council for supporting this screening.

Thank you to everyone who voted!

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.

Local Running Hero

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Menna running in Scotland

Menna running in Scotland

Llansadwrn runner Menna Evans is running for Welsh wildlife

On 21st July our Menna started running at John O’Groats … and she’s still running.

Menna started her journey in John O’Groats and will complete her Ultra run at Lands End. In total Menna will be running 1,010 miles and climbing 75,500 feet (that’s two and a half times up Everest!). That’s a marathon a day, 6 days a week!

Menna made the decision to support the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales who manage the beautiful Dinefwr Castle Woods (including castle) , Talley Lakes and Poor Man’s Wood/Gallt y Tlodion on our doorstep.

If you’d like to support Menna you can follow her journey on her Facebook page or blog, or you can support her by donating via her Just Giving page.

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Local Artists Feature on Tywi Valley Open Studios

16. Kiln firing in the dark
Tilla decorating pourers

Tilla decorating pourers

Local artists James and Tilla Waters join 38 other talents in Carmarthenshire on the creative Tywi Trail

A host of local workshops are available to join over the next few weeks. Not only can you have a go at bead making or life drawing in workshops (and everything in between) you can also observe artists in their native habitat.

A wealth of talent

Included in the list are our very local artists James and Tilla Waters who make stunning ceramic art for sale around the country. Within the website you will see a variety of trails you can follow to see different artists at their home studios. You can see a full list of local activities in the guide.

There are four studios south of Llangadog – Jacob Buckland, painter, Claire Spencer, printmaker, Clare Misselbrook, eco-artist & Carole Spackman, potter…there are yet more north of Llangadog. Follow yellow direction signs to find them all.

Recycling News

Llangadog Recycling centre

ALL WASTE SERVICES Ltd, LLANGADOG are now offering a recycling service at the recycling centre. Please note that this is not funded by Carmarthenshire County Council this is therefore a paid service.

  • Telephone to book in.
  • Give a description of your waste.
  • Bring your waste to AWS.
  • Your waste will be weighed and charged accordingly.

Please do not bring your waste without contacting the centre first to make arrangements!

For further details
Telephone : 07971 841608
Email : hefin.aws@gmail.com