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  • 08 Aug 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NEWCASTLE EMLYN U3A
    Newcastle Emlyn U3A organised a Philosophy Workshop at the University which prompted the University of Lampeter to organise their own workshops for this coming year,
    .The workshops are open to everyone, but all U3A members are invited. Lampeter University is doing all the organisation and responsibility. So we can get the benefits without the work. This will be a new venture for our local university and we hope it will encourage many more Universities and Colleges to have public workshops. Although not specific for the U3A we do hope many members will apply. I have listed below the workshops and brief details. Full details, costs and how to book can be found at  http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/humanities-workshops/
    I wonder if some of your members would be interested and you would consider it appropriate to circulate to them
    Thank you for your help. Jim Sibley Group Coordinator Newcastle Emlyn U3A

    BRIEF DETAILS OF THE LAMPETER UNIVERSITY WORKSHOPS 2018

    Philosophy Wednesday, 8th August
    Dr Rebekah Humphreys - ‘What is Speciesism?’ Prof David Cockburn - ‘Free will in a determined world?’
    Dr Tristan Nash - ‘Moral Dilemmas’

    The Ancient World Wednesday, 5th September
    Dr Fiona Mitchell – ‘Edges of the Ancient World’ Dr Louise Steel - ‘Mycenaean figurines’
    Dr Erietta Bissa – ‘Amazons in Myth and Culture’

    Anthropology & Archaeology
    10.30 - 11.30 Dr Emma-Jayne Abbotts - ‘The Anthropology of Food’ Dr Ros Coard – ‘Death and the Body’
    Luci Attala - ‘Virtual Reality: what does being human mean?’

    Religion and Culture Wednesday, 7th November
    Prof Janet Burton - 'The role of monasteries in medieval society' Dr Nick Campion - ‘The End of the world’
    Prof Jane Cartwright - 'An Introduction to Welsh Hagiography and Saints'

    Religion Wednesday, 5th December
    Prof Bettina Schmidt – TBA Dr Catrin Williams – TBA 12.30 - 1.30 Lunch
    Dr Sarah Lewis - ‘Religion and the 2011 Census’

  • 08 Jul 2018 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Swansea Bach Choir Supporter,

    We would very much like to keep you informed of Swansea Bach Choir Concerts and other events in future. However if you prefer to be removed from our list please let us know.

    May I also say we are performing a concert in All Saints - as part of the Gower Festival :

    Tickets :  http://www.gowerfestival.org/tablet/index.html

    Conductor Greg Hallam  , masterpieces by Parry , Finzi and John Ireland with new Music by Gareth Treseder of Swansea.

    Date: Sunday 8th July at 3:00pm in All Saints , Oystermouth.
    Parry - Let Me Know Mine End
    Finzi - Seven Poems Of Robert Bridges

    Ireland - Greater Live Hath No Man
    Gareth Treseder - In Flanders Fields: War Cantata No. 1 -  Choral and Organ Music evoking the tragedy of the Great War. To be followed by a short presentation on the Mumbles Lifeboat memorial window by its designer Tim Lewis.

    Yours Sincerely ,
    John Lever
    www.swanseabachchoir.org.uk
    www.facebook.com/SwanseaBachChoir
    www.twitter.com/swanseabach 
    plus.google.com/s/swanseabachchoir 

    PS Here is a link to a Choral work by Garrett Treseder ( a setting if Farewell to Wales by Welsh poet Dorothy Heymans ) - the recording was made in the Mynyddbach Chapel in Swansea with other Choral pieces also available ( Google search : YouTube Swansea Bach Choir )  :

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LMiwHSKRlQw

    John

  • 05 Jul 2018 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MATINEES AT SWANSEA GRAND THEATRE SPRING 2018

    To see the Swansea Grand brochure please click here.

    SHOW

    DATE

    TIME

    PRICE

    THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY

    Thurs 5 Jul & Sat 7 Jul

    2.30pm

    £12.50 - £26.50 Selected concessions available

    HAIRSPRAY

    Thurs 26 Jul & Sat 28 Jul 

    2.30pm

    £25.50-£4.50* Selected concessions available

    THE NIGHTMARE ROOM

    Sat 4 Aug

    2.30pm

    £11.50- £18.00 Selected concessions available

    ALICE IN WONDERLAND

    Sat 5 May

    2.00pm

    £11.50 Selected concessions available

    MISS JULIE – FLUELLEN THEATRE

    Wed 10 May

    1.00pm

    £11.00 Selected concessions available

    THE EFFECT – CRITICAL AMBITION

    Sat 19 May

    2.15pm

    £15.00 Selected concessions available

    FILM FRIDAY – HELL DRIVERS (1957)

    Fri 29 June

    2.00pm

    £6.00

    FILM FRIDAY – THE LOST WEEKEND (1945)

    Fri 13 July

    2.00pm

    £6.00

    FILM FRIDAY – THE CRUEL SEA (1953)

    Fri 20 July

    2.00pm

                               £6.00

    FILM FRIDAY – WHISKY GALORE (1949)

    Fri 27 July

    2.00pm

    £6.00

     FILM FRIDAY – MEET ME IN ST LOUIS (1944)

    Fri 3 Aug

    2.00pm

    £6.00 * DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SCREENING

    FILM FRIDAY – BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON (1953)

    Fri 24 Aug

    2.00pm 

    £6.00 DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SCREENING

    FLUELLEN LUNCHTIME THEATRE – DRAGONFLY

    Sat 26 May

    12.30pm

    £6.50 Selected concessions available

    FLUELLEN LUNCHTIME THEATRE – BACALL IN THE MIND

    Sat 30 June

    12.30pm

    £6.50 Selected concessions available

    SIOE

    DYDDIAD

    AMSER

    PRIS

    THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY

    Iau 5 Gorff a Sad 7 Gorff

    2.30pm

    £12.50 - £26.50 Consesiynau dethol ar gael ar berfformiadau dethol

    HAIRSPRAY

    Iau 26 Gorff a Sad 28 Gorff 

    2.30pm

    £25.50-£4.50* Consesiynau dethol ar gael

    THE NIGHTMARE ROOM

    Sad 4 Awst

    2.30pm

    £11.50- £18.00 Consesiynau dethol ar gael

    ALICE IN WONDERLAND

    Sad 5 Mai

    2.00pm

    £11.50 Consesiynau dethol ar gael

    MISS JULIE – CWMNI THEATR FLUELLEN

    Mer 10 Mai

    1.00pm

    £11.00 Consesiynau dethol ar gael

    THE EFFECT – CRITICAL AMBITION

    Sad 19 Mai

    2.15pm

    £15.00 Consesiynau dethol ar gael

    FFILM DY  GWENER – HELL DRIVERS (1957)

    Gwe 29 Meh

    2.00pm

    £6.00

    FFILM DYDD GWENER – THE LOST WEEKEND (1945)

    Gwe 13 Gorff

    2.00pm

    £6.00

    FFILM DYDD GWENER – THE CRUEL SEA (1953)

    Gwe 20 Gorff

    2.00pm

                              £6.00

    FFILM DYDD GWENER – WHISKY GALORE (1949)

    Gwe 27 Gorff

    2.00pm

    £6.00

    FFILM DYDD GWENER – MEET ME IN ST LOUIS (1944)

    Gwe 3 Awst

    2.00pm

    £6.00 * DARLLEDIAD AR GYFER Y RHAI Â DEMENTIA

    FFILM DYDD GWENER – BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON (1953)

    Gwe 24 Awst

    2.00pm 

    £6.00 DARLLEDIAD AR GYFER Y RHAI Â DEMENTIA

    THEATR FLUELLEN AMSER CINIO – DRAGONFLY

    Sad 26 Mai

    12.30pm

    £6.50 Consesiynau dethol ar gael

    THEATR FLUELLEN AMSER CINIO – BACALL IN THE MIND

    Sad 30 Meh

    12.30pm

    £6.50 Consesiynau dethol ar gael

  • 30 Jun 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cancer Research UK - Brecon Beacons Hike

    Saturday 30th June

    Distance: 39.9km / 24.79 miles

    Entry Fee: Women £30

    Women who sign up will be given a Race for Life Season Pass, offering free entry into unlimited 5k and 10k events to support their training.

    The Brecon Beacons Hike starts at the Brecon Showground and follows the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal before crossing the bridge over the river Usk and heading out of Brecon ascending to your first support point. From here is a strenuous mountain walk up to the distinctively shaped summit of Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales at 886 metres. On a clear day the views from the summit are spectacular, both of the Beacons Mountain range and of the surrounding landscape. From here we head slightly down from the summit before taking the steep climb up to Cribyn (795m) and looking back at the magnificent views back towards Pen Y Fan. We then descend south west picking up the Taff Trail through the stunning Talybont Forest walking past Talbont Reservoir before joining the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal at Talybont-on-Usk. The route continues along the stunning canal towpath all the way back to the Brecon Showground.

    Sign up today and help fundraise for Cancer Research UK, enabling scientists and doctors find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.

    Website link: https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/find-an-event/brecon-showground-hiking-2018-06-30-0630


  • 25 Jun 2018 7:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • 23 Jun 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Water way to spend a summer evening!

    Symphonica Tywi will be celebrating the ‘Year of the Sea’ in their annual midsummer concert at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

    The popular concert – on Saturday June 23rd – will have a watery flavour to reflect the Welsh Government’s tourism theme for 2018.

    In the stunning surrounds of Lord Foster’s awesome Great Glasshouse – the world’s largest single-span glasshouse – the 55-piece symphony orchestra will strike up at 7.30pm and play until dusk.

    The event is a highlight of the season and promises, once again, a feast of popular classical music.

    Conductor Mike Cottam says: “There’s so much to choose from but we will be more than dipping our toe in the water with Fingles Cave, Handel’s Water MusicBlue DanubeThe Swanby Sibelius, the theme from JawsTitanic and Pirates of the Caribbean. And we will enjoy a rousing ‘Last Night of the Proms’-style finish with Rule Britannia.”

    Garden spokesman, David Hardy said: “It’s always a wonderful occasion. People bring along picnic hampers and really make a night of it. In truth, there’s not much to beat sitting in among the marvellous Mediterranean plantings as the sun goes down, listening to this fantastic orchestra play their beautiful music.”

    Bring your picnic and celebrate the Year of the Sea and a midsummer’s night to remember.

    Tickets are on sale now at £14 (£12 for Garden members). Buy yours by calling 01558 667149.

    The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a registered charity, partly funded by the Welsh Government.

    For more information about this or other events or anything Garden-related call 01558 667149 or email info@gardenofwales.org.uk  or visit  https://botanicgarden.wales/

    ‘Na chi ffordd i dreulio noson o haf!

    Bydd Symffoni Tywi yn dathlu ‘Blwyddyn y Môr’yn eu cyngerdd canol haf blynyddol yng Ngardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol Cymru.

    Bydd y cyngerdd poblogaidd - ar ddydd Sadwrn Mehefin 23ain - â blas dyfriog i adlewyrchu thema dwristiaeth Llywodraeth Cymru ar gyfer 2018.

    Yn amgylchoedd trawiadol Tŷ Gwydr gwych yr Arglwydd Foster -y tŷ gwydr  the world’s largest single-span glasshouse - bydd y gerddorfa symffoni 55 darn yn dechrau am 7.30pm ac yn chwarae tan gyfnos.

    Mae’r digwyddiad yn uchafbwynt tymor yr haf ac mae’n addo, unwaith yn rhagor, i fod yn noson haf o wledd o gerddoriaeth glasurol boblogaidd.

    Meddai’r arweinydd Mike Cottam: “Mae cymaint i’w ddewis ond byddwn yn gwneud mwy na throchi bys troed yn y dŵr gyda Fingles CaveWater Music gan Handel, Blue DanubeThe Swan gan Sibelius, y thema o JawsTitanic a Pirates of the Caribbean. A byddwn yn mwynhau diweddglo cyffrous gyda Rule Britannia.”

    Meddai siaradwr ar ran yr Ardd, David Hardy: “Mae bob amser yn achlysur hyfryd. Mae pobl yn dod â’u hamperau picnic a wir yn gwneud noson ohoni. Mewn gwirionedd, does dim gwell nag eistedd ymhlith planhigion Mediteranaidd rhyfeddol wrth i’r haul fachlud, ac yn gwrando ar y gerddorfa ffantastig yn chwarae eu cerddoriaeth fendigedig.”

    Dewch â phicnic a dathlwch Flwyddyn y Môr a noson ganol haf i’w chofio.

    Tocynnau nawr ar werth am £14 (£12 ar gyfer aelodau o’r Ardd). Ewch i brynu un chi drwy ffonio 01558 667149.

    Mae Gardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol Cymru yn elusen gofrestredig, wedi ei hariannu’n rhannol gan Lywodraeth Cymru.

    Am ragor o wybodaeth am y digwyddiad yma neu unrhyw ddigwyddiad arall neu unrhyw beth yn ymwneud â’r Ardd, ffoniwch 01558 667149 neu e-bostiwch info@gardenofwales.org.uk neu ymwelwch â  https://botanicgarden.wales

  • 21 Jun 2018 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Spotting Bumblebees in West Wales

    Do you enjoy watching bumblebees in your garden, your community or other green space?

    Then join the Bumblebee Conservation Trust‘s Clare Flynn in the National Botanic Garden and find out how to identify them and turn your sightings into valuable data – as part of the trust’s Beewalk Citizen Science project.

    From 1-4pm on Wednesday June 20th, come and enjoy talks and walks around the Garden.

    Find out more about the project at www.beewalk.org or email Clare: clare.flynn@bumblebeeconservation.org

    Special evening opening of the Garden

    Join us for a Midsummer’s Day treat with this special evening opening of the Botanic Garden, Thursday June 21st, 6pm-9pm.

    There will be a National Garden Scheme cake and savouries stall plus hot and cold drinks in the Great Glasshouse. There will be talks and tours and live music provided by the Yeller Dog String Band. Freshly picked produce from the Garden will also be on sale.

    Admission is £5 for adults, under 16s are free and dogs on lead are welcome.

    Bug-eating plants put on a show

    Hungry insect-chomping plants go on show at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, on Saturday and Sunday June 23-24.

    The Carnivorous Plant Society is hosting the event which features a large display of living carnivorous plants, stands for expert advice and plant care, children’s activities, expert talks and plants for sale – so you can buy your very own Venus fly trap!

    Promotions officer for the Carnivorous Plant Society, Ian Salter said: “This event offers an excellent opportunity for the expert, the keen and the curious to browse our displays of these fascinating and unusual plants, find out how to grow them and buy some to take home. It is also another very good reason to visit this magnificent garden.”

    For details about this and other events taking place at the National Botanic Garden email info@gardenofwales.org.uk or call 01558 667149.

    The Carnivorous Plant Society was founded in 1978 and is a charitable organisation dedicated to the promotion of carnivorous plants both in the wild and in cultivation, through conservation and education. For more information, visit their website www.thecps.org.uk

          

    Chwilio am Wenyn yng Ngorllewin Cymru

    Ydych chi’n mwynhau gwylio gwenyn yn eich gardd, eich cymuned neu ardaloedd gwledig eraill? Yna, ymunwch gyda’r Bumblebee Conservation Trust a Clare Flynn i ddarganfod sut i adnabod gwenyn a troi eich darganfyddiadau i mewn i ddata gwerthfawr – fel rhan o’r prosiect Beewalk Citizen Science.

    1-4yp dewch i fwynhau teithiau a sgyrsiau drwy’r Ardd.

    Dysgwch mwy am y prosiect drwy fynd i www.beewalk.org neu ebostiwch Clare: clare.flynn@bumblebeeconservation.org

    Yr Ardd yn agor yn hwyr am un noson

    Ymunwch gyda ni am noson ganol Haf arbennig lle bydd yr Ardd ar agor gyda’r hwyr. Bydd stondin cacennau a bwyd gan y National Garden Scheme a diodydd poeth ac oer ar gael yn y Ty Gwydr Mawr. Bydd sgyrsiau a teithiau a cherddoriaeth byw gan y Yeller Dog String Band. Bydd cynyrch o’r Ardd hefyd ar werth.

    Cost mynediad: £5 i oedolion, am ddim i blant o dan 16 mlwydd oed ac mae croeso cynnes i gwn ar dennyn.

    Sioe planhigion sy’n bwyta pryfed

    Bydd planhigion llwglyd sy’n cnoi ar bryfed yn cael eu harddangos yng Ngardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol Cymru ar Ddydd Sadwrn a Dydd Sul Mehefin 23-24.

    Mae’r Gymdeithas Planhigion Cigysol yn cynnal y digwyddiad sy’n cynnwys arddangosfa fawr o blanhigion fyw cigysol, stondinau am gyngor arbenigol ar ofal planhigion, gweithgareddau i blant, sgyrsiau arbenigol a phlanhigion ar werth – er mwyn i chi brynu magl Gwener eich hun!

    Dywedodd swyddog hyrwyddo am y Gymdeithas Planhigion Cigysol, Ian Salter: “Mae’r digwyddiad hwn yn cynnig cyfle gwych i arbenigwyr, rheini sy’n frwdfrydig a’r chwilfrydig i bori drwy ein harddangosfeydd o’r planhigion diddorol ac anarferol hyn, cael gwybod sut i’w tyfu a phrynu rhai i fynd adref.  Mae hefyd yn rheswm da iawn arall i ymweld â’r ardd ysblennydd hon.”

    Am wybodaeth am y digwyddiad hwn, neu unrhyw ddigwyddiad arall sy’n cael eu cynnal yn yr Ardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol e-bostiwchinfo@gardenofwales.org.uk neu ffoniwch 01558 667149.

    Sefydlwyd y Gymdeithas Planhigion Cigysol yn 1978 ac mae’n sefydliad elusennol sy’n ymroddedig i hyrwyddo planhigion cigysol yn y gwyllt, drwy gadwraeth ac addysg.  Am fwy o wybodaeth, ewch i’w gwefan www.thecps.org.uk

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