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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
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
The Ancient World - Kings, Emperors and Heroes Wednesday, 7th March
Dr Ralph Haeussler - ‘Power and Ideology under the emperor Augustus’
Dr Kyle Erickson – ‘Alexander the Great: from myth to legend’ Dr Ruth Parkes – ‘The Ancient Hero’
Politics & Culture Wednesday, 4th April
Dr Paul Wright – ‘The Politics of Poetry’ Dr Thomas Jansen - ‘What is China's One-Belt, One-Road Initiative?’ Dr Kerem Öge - ‘How to Prevent the End of the World: Politics and Economics of Climate Change’
Archaeological Dept A Guided Tour of Strata Florida Wednesday, 2nd May
A Guided Tour of the Archaeological Dig at Llanllyr Saturday, 2nd June
History and Culture Wednesday, 4th July
Dr Lester Mason - ‘With truth and justice on our side - War Memorial unveiling speeches in west Wales 1919-1924 Dr Katharina Zinn – ‘The representation of Ancient Egypt in Modern Popular Culture’
Dr Alex Scott - ‘Re-thinking the 80s’
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’
MATINEES AT SWANSEA GRAND THEATRE SPRING 2018
To see the Swansea Grand brochure please click here.
Sat 17 & Sun 18 Mar
10.00am & 1.00pm
£10.00 - £17.50* Family tickets available
A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN - THE SONGBOOK OF YOUR CHILDHOOD
Sat 7 April
£13.00 - £23.00* Opening night offer 2 for 1 (terms & conditions apply). Selected concessions available on selected performances
Wed 11, Thurs 12 & Sat 14 April
£17.50 - £40.50* Selected concessions available on selected performances
OF MICE AND MEN
Wed 18 & Thurs 19 April
Wed 11.00am, Thurs 2.30pm
£13.00 - £19.00, Schools £10.00* Selected concessions available
FLUELLEN PRESENTS: HITCH
Fri 2 Feb
£10.50* Selected concessions available
FLUELLEN PRESENTS: THE LADY VANISHES
Fri 16 Mar
FRIEDA by Wendy Holborrow
Sat 27 Jan
£6.00* Selected concessions available
I CALLED A GIRL by Emily Darcy
Sat 24 Feb
OUTSIDE IN by Jaye Swift
Sat 31 Mar
TONIGHT’S PERFORMANCE BEGINS IN… by Sarah Bridgeman
Sat 28 April
THEATRE IN FOCUS Circle Bar:
Sat 6 Jan
THEATRE IN FOCUS Circle Bar: Eugene O’Neill
Sat 3 Feb
THEATRE IN FOCUS Circle Bar:
Sat 3 Mar
THEATRE IN FOCUS Circle Bar: Lillian Hellman
*All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution. Online booking fee applies.
Box Office 01792 475715www.swanseagrand.co.uk
SIOEAU PRYNHAWN YN THEATR Y GRAND ABERTAWE - GWANWYN 2018
I weld taflen Grand Abertawe, cliciwch yma.
ALL SHOOK UP
Sad 17 Chwefror
£10.50 - £14.50* consesiynau dethol ar gael
Sad 17 a Sul 18 Mawrth
10.00am ac 1.00pm
£10.00 - £17.50* tocynnau teulu ar gael
Sad 7 Ebrill
£13.00 - £23.00* ar y noson agoriadol (mae amodau a thelerau'n berthnasol). Consesiynau penodol ar gael mewn perfformiadau dethol
Maw 11, Iau 12 a Sad 14 Ebrill
£17.50 - £40.50* consesiynau dethol ar gyfer rhai perfformiadau
Mer 18 ac Iau 19 Ebrill
Mer 11.00am, Iau 2.30pm
£13.00 - £19.00, ysgolion £10* consesiynau dethol ar gael
FLUELLEN YN CYFLWYNO: HITCH
Gwe 2 Chwefror
£10.50* consesiynau dethol ar gael
FLUELLEN YN CYFLWYNO: THE LADY VANISHES
Gwe 16 Mawrth
THEATR AMSER CINIO:
FRIEDA gan Wendy Holborrow
Sad 27 Ionawr
£6.00* consesiynau dethol ar gael
I CALLED A GIRL gan Emily Darcy
Sad 24 Chwefror
OUTSIDE IN gan Jaye Swift
Sad 31 Mawrth
TONIGHT’S PERFORMANCE BEGINS IN… gan Sarah Bridgeman
Sad 28 Ebrill
FFOCWS AR Y THEATR ym Mar Seddau'r Cylch:
Sad 6 Ionawr
FFOCWS AR Y THEATR ym Mar Seddau'r Cylch: Eugene O’Neill
Sad 3 Chwefror
FFOCWS AR Y THEATR ym Mar Seddau'r Cylch:
Sad 3 Mawrth
FFOCWS AR Y THEATR ym Mar Seddau'r Cylch: Lillian Hellman
*Mae pob tocyn yn cynnwys cyfraniad o 50c at y Gronfa Adnewyddu. Mae ffi archebu ar-lein yn berthnasol.
Swyddfa Docynnau 01792 475715www.grandabertawe.co.uk
CIRCLE DANCE GROUP
Community Centre, Linden Av, West Cross, SA3 5LE
March 1st, 15th & 29th
All welcome, no partners needed, tuition given.
£3 per session inc drinks
For more information contact Penny on 07803 133 265
For the love of lichen
Amazing adventures in a secret world
We’re falling in love with lichen at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. And, this half term (February 17-25), we will be investigating this amazing organism in all its colours, shapes and sizes.
Get ready to be a lichen detective and explore the Garden’s rocks and trees to track down as many types of lichen as you can. There will be trails and talks and various challenges after which you will know a lot more about this under-appreciated life-form.
Did you know it accounts for eight per cent of the vegetation covering the earth’s surface? And that it indicates how clean our air and water is? They are also among a reindeer’s favourite food.
The Garden’s Head of Interpretation, Bruce Langridge says: “For its size, Wales may have the most diverse population of lichen on Earth. There are more than 70 species of lichen on our Rock of Ages display alone – and one of them might be a cure for mad cow disease.”
Bruce adds: “I've been blown away with how diverse they are and how much they can tell us about the health of our environment. So, join us as we adventure into the little-known world of lichen through all shades of green, blue grey, white, black, red, orange and yellow.”
The Botanic Garden is launching a new booklet on its tree lichen and will be taking visitors to see a European first experiment in lichen conservation.
There is also an exhibition in the Garden gallery of lichen-inspired artworks by Julie Ann Sheridan, who says: “I wanted to raise the profile of these small but critical organisms, put them on canvas to highlight their environmental importance as well as their beauty.”
To find out more, visit the Garden this February half-term. The Garden is open from 10am to 4.30pm each day and all the half-term activities are free with admission.
Admission to the Garden is £10.50 (including Gift Aid) for adults and £4.95 for children five-to-16 years of age. Under 5s are free. Entry is FREE for Garden members and parking is free for all.
Anturiaethau mewn byd rhyfeddol
Rydym ni’n caru’r cennau yma yng Ngardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol Cymru. Ac, yr hanner tymor hwn (Chwefror 17-25), byddwn yn archwilio’r organeddau anhygoel hyn, drwy edrych ar eu lliwiau, siapiau a meintiau.
Byddwch yn barod i archwilio cerrig a choed yr Ardd i ddod o hyd i gymaint o gennau ag y gallwch. Bydd yna lwybrau a sgyrsiau ac amrywiaeth o heriau, ar ôl hynny byddwch chi’n gwybod llawer mwy am y bodau byw hyn sydd heb ei werthfawrogi.
Meddai Pennaeth Dehongli’r Ardd, Bruce Langridge: “Mae yna dros 70 math o gennau ar ein harddangosfa Craig yr Oesoedd yn unig – a gall un ohonynt fod yn driniaeth am glefyd gwartheg coch.”
Ychwanegodd Bruce: “Dewch i ymuno â ni am antur i fyd y cen trwy bob arlliw o wyrdd, glas, llwyd, gwyn, du, coch, oren a melyn.”
Mae hefyd gan yr Ardd arddangosfa yn Oriel yr Ardd o waith celf ag ysbrydolwyd gan gennau gan Julie Ann Sheridan, sydd wedi dweud: “Roeddwn am godi ymwybyddiaeth am yr organebau bychain ond hanfodol hyn, a’u rhoi nhw ar ganfas i dalu sylw i’w pwysigrwydd amgylcheddol yn ogystal â’u harddwch.”
I ddarganfod mwy, dewch i’r Ardd yn ystod hanner-tymor mis Chwefror. Mae’r Ardd ar agor o 10yb hyd at 4:30yp pob dydd, ac mae gweithgareddau’r hanner tymor i gyd wedi’u cynnwys yn y pris mynediad.
Mae mynediad i’r Ardd yn £10.50 (gan gynnwys Cymorth Rhodd) i oedolion a £4.95 i blant rhwng pump ac 16 mlwydd oed. Mae plant dan 5 mlwydd oed am ddim. Mae mynediad i aelodau’r Ardd AM DDIM a pharcio AM DDIM i bawb.