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Llanelli Reds Academy trials

The trials for the Llanelli Reds Academy teams for season 2010/2011 will be held at the Coleg Gir gar astroturf in Pwll, Llanelli on -
Under 12 and under 14s Saturday 5th June 10am to 1pm
Under 16 Sunday 6th June 1oam to 12 noon
For further information ring the club on 01554 758018 ( 9am to 5pm) Monday to Friday.
There will be a series of parents meetings for the Academy next week. They will be held at the social club on the following nights -
Under 12s Tuesday 7pm
Under 14s Wednesday 7pm
Under 16s Thursday 7pm
The Reds Under 19 and Under 18 sides will be holding their presentation night at the club this Saturday night.
Presenations will be made to both the players of the season and players player of the season for both sides. There will be a buffet and entertainment by The Imposters!

Whiteside at his best at Carmarthen

Football legend Norman Whiteside was on form at last night's Carmarthen AFC dinner.
It was refreshing to her a soccer star speak without having to fall back on foul language.
It was clean, well constructed and well received.
Nice one, Norman!

Catering team have recipe for success

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Staff at a unique catering training project took part in their first major event – serving canapés to 200 VIP guests at the opening gala of Carmarthen’s new Apollo Cinema.
The ‘posh nosh’ was served by participants of the COASTAL scheme, a Carmarthenshire County Council partnership project which develops a range of training and employment schemes for adults who face employment barriers as a result of severe disabilities or chronic health conditions.
Since March 1 this year, they have been running a vibrant new café and meeting facility at County Hall - SA31 @ Neuadd Y Sir.
The Apollo event was the first outside catering assignment the participants have worked on.
SA31 co-ordinator Tim Reilly said: “It was fantastic to be given the opportunity to cater for such a prestigious event. We hope this success will give us the platform to deliver more work experience opportunities for our participants coming through the project. I’m very proud of them all for making it work so well.”
Each of the pa…

Carmarthenshire children enjoy a special lunch

School children across Carmarthenshire will be celebrating Wales Sustainability Week with a special school lunch on May 19.
The county’s Catering Service will show its support for the campaign by serving a themed menu using local organic produce, therefore reducing carbon footprint and supporting local trade.
Pupils will tuck in to traditional roast beef from Cross Hands, with an alternative of homemade vegetable roast, served with Yorkshire pudding, cabbage, organic carrots, Pembrokeshire boiled, and roast, potatoes and gravy.
Dessert will be Frank’s vanilla ice cream, which is produced in Capel Hendre, Ammanford.
Catering services manager Sandra Weigel, said: “We always try to use as much local and organic produce as possible, and this special menu epitomises our ethos of sustainability.”
She added: “We adhere to the high standards we set for ourselves in the Local Sustainable Food Strategy, which we launched in 2004.
“The strategy changed the way we run the Catering Service, and it was d…

Last hurrah for young Reds

The Llanelli Reds Academy teams play their last game of the season on Sunday. The Under 10, 12 and 14 teams entertain Newport YMCA while the Under 16 side play Pontardawe in an Academy League game. All kick offs at Penygaer are at 1pm.

Norman Whiteside dinner tonight in Carmarthen

It's Carmarthen Town's annual celebrity dinner tonight at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen.
The principal guest speaker for this year’s event will be Norman Whiteside.
Whiteside became Man United's youngest player since Duncan Edwards when he made his debut in 1981/82 season.
In the following season, he appeared in both the FA and League Cup finals and became the youngest player to score in both.
He also broke Pele’s record as the youngest player to play in the World Cup aged 17 years 41 days.
He became known as the Shankhill Skinhead because of his physical, aggressive playing style and was also passionately called the Scourge of the Scousers, given his remarkable match winning displays against Liverpool and Everton.
He won 38 caps for his country and made 273 appearances for Manchester United, scoring 66 goals.
He also played for Everton before his career was ended by injury in 1991 at the age of 26 years.
The celebrity dinner has become a firm favourite on the sporting cale…

Lester Crabtree in Carmarthen

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I've been saddled with the task of introducing the comic at tonight's Carmarthen AFC dinner.
His name is Lester Crabtree.
Wish me luck!
This is his biography -

Lester Crabtree was born in the 1970s and named after the most famous jockey in the world, Lester Piggot. From Lester's name you can tell that he is the son of a Bookie, which is where it all began . . .
As well as a bookie, Lester's father was also a very popular and sought after entertainer in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
At a very young age Lester's ambition was to become a jockey, however, the stage beat the stable and at the age of ten Lester performed on the boards for the very first time.
Lester swapped his stirrups for the smell of the crowd and the raw of the paint....yes he swapped his saddle for the lights and wonders of being an entertainer on the stage.
At the age of 18, having had numerous jobs from a window cleaner, a double glazing salesman to a quantity surveyor, Lester became a professional entertainer …

Carmarthen and Reds draw

The Llanelli Reds Under-19s drew their last league game of the season at Carmarthen on Thursday night by one goal apiece. The Reds equalised through Antonio Facciuto in the last minute of the game after Aaron Houlihan has earlier had a penalty saved.

Fringe events for Trinity Festival

Trinity University College students will present a Fringe Festival during the forthcoming Trinity Festival.
(See earlier post - http://sirgarblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/trinity-festival-promises-to-be-treat.html)
There will be a week of events organised by Trinity students and staff.
For full details -
Telephone
01267 676685
Weblink -
www.ffrinj.com
Details
Monday 7 June, 7pm
International Poetry Evening
The launch of Sunflowers in Your Eyes by Cinnamon Press: a volume of poetry edited by Menna Elfyn of four Zimbabwean women poets. Two poets from Zimbabwe will read their works from their book: Blessing Musariri and Ethel Kwaboto and Menna Elfyn will introduce the evening.
Event Supported by Academi and The British Council
Venue: Archbishop Childs Hall, Trinity University College
Tickets £3 (£2 concessions)
Box Office 01267 676685
Tuesday 8 June
Schools’ Workshops*
BA Film Studies students will be running workshops for students of local 6th Forms and Colleges. There will be a Writing for Screen workshop,…

Carmarthenshire Tenant Network meetings

The Amman Tenant Network will hold its annual general meeting in the Council Chamber at Ammanford Town Hall on Tuesday June 8 at 6pm.
All tenants and members of the Tenants/Residents Association are welcome. Carmarthenshire County Council tenant participation officer Janet Griffiths said: “Come along and have your say. Meet your county councillor. A buffet will be provided. If you need transport to the meeting please contact Janet Griffiths on 01269 598311.
Meanwhile, the Gwendraeth Tenant Network will hold its annual general meeting in Carway Hall, Carway, on Wednesday June 30 at 6pm.
All Tenants and members of the Tenants/Residents Associations are welcome.

Game on at Carmarthen tonight

Carmarthen Town U19 v Llanelli U19 Thursday evening 13th May 2010 at Richmond Park, Carmarthen. Kick Off 7:30 p.m.

Fun day for Carmarthenshire tenants

A fun day has been organised for council tenants in Carmarthenshire this summer.
Carmarthenshire Housing Services is putting on the event on Saturday July 31 at the United Counties showground in Carmarthen.
There will be a wide range of activities including face painting, an inflatable assault course, and fairground rides, as well as live music.
Free transport will be arranged from pick up points in Ammanford, Carmarthen and Llanelli. All tenants will be receiving invitations.
Entry will be by ticket only and places are limited so tenants are advised to reply to the invitation as soon as possible. For more information please contact 01267 228969.

Trinity Festival promises to be a treat

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The Trinity Arts Festival (Gwyl y Drindod) is all set to provide a magnificent month of music and drama.
“Always hugely popular, the festival guarantees to provide something for everyone,” festival director Eilir Owen Griffiths said this week.
The festival will kick-off on May 31 and run throughout the month of June.
This year’s event – the fifth festival – will see a new innovation, with events also being staged in Lampeter.
The Lampeter venues have been added as part of the move towards the formation of a new university – Trinity St David in September.
“It means we get to reach out to a wider section of the public and it also sees us building on the greats links we are establishing with Lampeter,” the festival director said from the Trinity University campus in Carmarthen.
The festival will also use the stunning Newton House in Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, for some performances.
“After last year’s festival, when we saw the world premiere of a work by Karl Jenkins, it was always going to be a h…

Dates for your diary - Trinity Festival

Dates for the Trinity University Festival in Carmarthen, Lampeter and Llandeilo are as follows -
31 May - 4 June, 6.30pm
Sherlock Holmes and the Wicked Women*
“Come,Watson, come! The game is afoot!” Mystery and intrigue abound in Newton House as the National Trust opens its doors to an evening of Victorian drama. Bring the family for a glimpse into the past as the School of Theatre and Performance at Trinity University College bring the famous sleuth to life.
Venue:Newton House, Dinefwr Park & Castle, Llandeilo
Tickets: £5 / £3 (concessions) £15 family ticket
Box Office: 01558 823902
31 May, 12.30 & 2.30pm
School of Theatre and Performance presents
Sir Bertie and the Wyvern*
A fantastic free 40 minute puppet show for all the family! Travel back to the Middle Ages as Sir Bertie the Bold Knight outwits the evil Sir Jasper de Gargoyle and finds the fabulous legendary beast - the Wyvern.
Suitable for all ages.
Venue:Newton House, Dinefwr Park & Castle, Llandeilo
Tickets: Normal National T…

Reds Under-19s win Youth League

The Reds Under-19s thrashed Pontardawe Town by 7 goals to 1 at Stebonheath Park to win the MacWhirter Youth League (West) title in style.
Goals from Rikki Evans (3) Declan John (2, 1pen) Ryan Batley and Craig Frater were enough to confirm the Reds as Champions for the third season in a row.
They finish their league season at Carmarthen on Thursday night.
The Reds Under-19s will play their MacWhirter Youth Cup final against either Afan Lido or Taffs Well at Bryntirion Athletic's Ground in Bridgend on Wednesday 26th May.KO 7pm.

Quote of the day

"She was as healthy as iron, she had the appetite of a crocodile, the stomach of a cellar and the digestion of a quartz-mill" - Mark Twain on his household nurse called "No 5". To mark the 100th anniversary of the writer's death, an until-now unpublished document of his, A Family Sketch, has been released. In his description of No 5's voracious appetite, he says she ate everything in sight, and washed it down with "freshnets of coffee, tea, brandy, whiskey, turpentine, kerosene - anything that was liquid".

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Aberystwyth puts spotlight on sustainablity

As part of Wales Sustainability Week (17-23 May), Aberystwyth University is organising a number of events to highlight and celebrate its contributions to sustainable environments and lifestyles.
The emphasis is on joining in and taking part in the schemes that the University has already established for students and staff to safeguard and enhance the excellent environment it offers.
The Wales Sustainability Week is a Welsh Assembly Government initiative which invites individuals and organisations from all sectors and communities to take action to make Wales more sustainable, and celebrate and promote what they are already doing and become part of a network that works together to make Wales more sustainable.
Dr John Harries, Pro Vice-Chancellor, said “Aberystwyth University is delighted to participate in Wales Sustainability Week; it provides an excellent opportunity to illustrate the wide range of research being undertaken by our academic departments to address issues of sustainability.

Big clean-up planned for Carway

Gwendraeth Youth Forum has teamed up with CAVS and Keep Wales Tidy to do the biggest ever clean-up of the streets of Carway.
The community litter-pick hopes to encourage all members of the community, young and old, to get involved and clean up their streets. The group will be targeting litter hotspots in the village.
Youth link worker, Rhys Morris said:“It is hoped that children and young people will also support the project; by encouraging them to participate in these activities at an early age they will develop and interest in the environment and take responsibility of their own surroundings.”
Gwendraeth Youth Forum Chairperson, Charlene Davies added:“The Youth Forum is annoyed with the amount of rubbish on the roads and outside houses so this is a chance for the whole community to get together to make Carway a cleaner village. I would like to encourage everyone from the village to join in with the clean up.”
The group will meet at Carway Hall on Monday May 17 at 4:45pm. All equipment w…

Boost for Carmarthensire volunteer projects

Acting on the recommendations of the Russell Commission to make volunteering truly youth led, a grant is available for groups to support a range of small volunteering projects and activities, led and carried out by young people, between 16-25 year olds.
The project is in its third year in Carmarthenshire and is growing stronger each year with numbers of application forms increasing.
Groups who work with 16-25 year olds with an idea that involves youth volunteering can apply for a grant up to £1500.
These can be school groups, youth groups and constituted groups.
Projects can be one-off events or ongoing activities, but must benefit the local community in some way.
Young people from the Carmarthenshire Youth Council have been nominated to sit on the grant panel and will work with CAVS on setting the criteria, assessing project applications and decide which projects will receive funding.
Carmarthenshire Council’s Youth Participation Officer, Sarah Powell said:
“Youth Council members have prepa…

Budding Carmarthenshire tycoons battle it out

Young Carmarthenshire tycoons have been battling it out in the world of business.
Students from across the county have been competing in the Carmarthenshire Young Enterprise contest.
Pupils from six comprehensive schools set up their own companies and spent 13 weeks actively trading.
They were given advice from business development officers at the County Council before going head-to-head to be named the best in the area.
Company reports, trade stands, team programmes and presentations were all taken into account.
The competition, which was held at Carmarthen’s Halliwell Centre, was part of a series of schemes by the county council to support young people.
A team of students from Tregib Comprehensive won the event and will go forward to represent the county at the regional final in Q.E High School later this month.
Council Business Development Officer Angharad Harding said: “The standard of entries for the Carmarthenshire Young Enterprise was extremely high and we were very impressed by the q…

IBERS restructure welcomed

The Council of Aberystwyth University at its meeting has welcomed the outcome of restructuring of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), in particular that it had been achieved by voluntary means, including redeployment.
The Council underlined the importance of IBERS and its work as a leading Institute to address the global challenges of the 21st century.
The Council emphasised its full support for the Institute and its staff. It looked forward to IBERS continuing to build on its reputation at the forefront of scientific research, delivering internationally competitive teaching, research and knowledge transfer on a sustainable basis.
Sir Emyr Jones Parry, President of Aberystwyth University said “IBERS has a key role globally in addressing issues like food security and climate change. We have put IBERS on a better basis to move forward. It was inevitably a difficult period for all concerned and I would like to thank all who have contributed so constr…

Top chef to host Masterclass

Chef Valentine Warner, presenter of the BBC2 series ‘What to Eat Now', is to host Pembrokeshire Fish Week 2010's Fish and Shellfish Masterclass on 30th June.
Valentine will be preparing and cooking a variety of delicious seasonal fish and shellfish dishes from the Welsh coast.
"The Fish and Shellfish Masterclass is one of Fish Week's most popular events, and this year promises to be really exciting with Val at the helm," said Kate Morgan, organiser of Fish Week and Food Officer for Pembrokeshire County Council.
She added: "Val is one of the most inspirational young chefs on television at the moment, and is well-known for his great recipes and passion for British, seasonal produce."
Tickets are selling quickly for the Masterclass, which will be held at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. For tickets, contact the Torch Theatre Box Office on 01646 695267.
Val grew up on a farm in Dorset, learning to fish, shoot and cook from a young age. He spent seven years wor…

Carmarthen West seat - just for the record

Just for the record, the general election result for Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South -
Simon Hart Conservative 16,649
Nick Ainger Labour 13,226
John Gossage Liberal Democrat 4,890
John Dixon Plaid Cymru 4,232
Ray Clarke UK Independence Party 1,146
Henry Langen Independent 364
Majority 3,423

Tyre amnesty rolls in to Newcastle Emlyn

Carmarthenshire residents with unwanted tyres to get rid of are being urged to take them to Newcastle Emlyn on Wednesday (May 12).
A tyre amnesty is being held in the mart between 12pm and 6pm, organised by Tidy Towns, a Welsh Assembly Government-funded initiative which is delivered in partnership by Carmarthenshire County Council and Keep Wales Tidy.
Residents can take their unwanted tyres to dispose of free of charge instead of paying a fee.
It is hoped the amnesty will encourage householders to dispose of their waste responsibly and discourage fly-tipping which is not only a blight on the landscape, but costs local authorities millions of pounds every year to clean up and causes harm to wildlife and the environment.
Tidy Towns project officer Kelly Shefford said: “We have already held four other amnesties across the county and collected more than 3,000 tyres.
“This is the last chance for residents to dispose of any unwanted tyres for free. The aim is to encourage people to do the right …

Trading standards warning on eggs

Carmarthenshire Trading Standards Service has warned that it will prosecute companies that mislead customers by falsely labelling their eggs.
The county council has carried out two successful prosecutions in recent months.
The Carmarthenshire prosecutions follow closely behind a huge prosecution in Worcestershire which saw an egg company boss jailed for three years for wrongly passing off millions of eggs as free range.
In the first of the Carmarthenshire cases, Llanelli business woman Linda Cavill was taken to court in March for selling battery eggs as free range.
She pleaded guilty at Llanelli Magistrates Court in March to two offences contrary to the Eggs and Chicks (Wales) Regulations 2009 and to a further offence contrary to Section 15 of the Food Safety Act 1990.
The court was told that Cavill’s company, G&L Cavill and Son, had supplied eggs to a shop in Dryslwyn. An egg marketing inspector called at the shop and tests showed that some eggs packaged as free range were in fact cag…

Carmarthenshire election turnout revealed

Turnout for the general election in Carmarthenshire was higher than in previous years.
In Llanelli, 37,524 people – 67.6 per cent of the 55,637 electorate – turned out to vote, up on the 2005 general election when there was a 63.9 per cent turnout.
Winning candidate was Nia Griffith (Labour) with 15,916, followed by Myfanwy Davies (Plaid Cymru) on 11,215, Christopher Salmon (Welsh Conservatives) with 5,381, Myrddin Edwards (Welsh Liberal Democrats) 3,902 and Andrew Marshall (UK Independence Party) 1,047.
In Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, the turnout was even higher at 72.7 per cent, with 38,095 of the 52,385 electorate turning out to vote, up on the previous general election of a 72.1 per cent turnout.
The winning candidate was Jonathan Edwards (Plaid Cymru) with 13,536 votes, Christine Gwyther (Labour) with 10,065, Andrew Morgan (Welsh Conservatives) 8,506, William Powell (Welsh Liberal Democrats) 4,609 and John Atkinson (UK Independence Party) with 1,285.
The count took place at the Selwyn…

Prize day surprise for Nia

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An Amman Valley schoolgirl received a huge surprise when Eco Eli and Dylan the Dragon turned up at her school with some special prizes for her.
Nine-year-old Nia Davies from Saron Primary School won a hamper of fruit and compost bin for her family as well as a bag full of goodies in a competition held as part of a schools roadshow with the Gregory Brothers.
The childrens’ entertainers hit the road earlier this year with Eco Eli, the council’s eco-friendly elephant, and Dylan the Dragon, the council’s healthy schools meals mascot to raise awareness of healthy living and the environment.
A joint initiative by Carmarthenshire County Council’s street scene and catering services departments, the fun-packed show was performed to hundreds of Welsh language primary school children across the county.
Eco Eli took to the stage to raise awareness of environmental issues such as recycling, saving energy and litter while Dylan spread the word on the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise.
Ec…

Gwendraeth pupils learn their rights

Pupils from Ysgol y Gwendraeth have been learning all about their rights in everyday life.
Carmarthenshire Council’s Participation Officer and members of Carmarthenshire Youth council delivered the Children’s Rights Workshop to pupils on the Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN).
The project provides information on The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and what rights children and young people are entitled to.
Youth Participation Officer, Sarah Powell said: “These sessions aim to ensure that young people are fully aware of their rights and even though the UNCRC was implemented in 1991, young people are still not a aware of their entitlements.”
Since the Youth Councils “My Generation” youth conference held in November many youth groups, schools and colleges have taken advantage of the free participative training workshop highlighting the importance of Children’s Rights. The workshops available are free and are offered to any organization or g…

European culture celebrated in Carmarthenshire

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European culture has been celebrated on the streets of Carmarthenshire.
A huge event was held in the county to mark the high profile Europe Day.
Hundreds of schoolchildren performed songs and a continental street market took over Llanelli town centre.
Cookery demonstrations, live music and a treasure hunt were staged in the town’s St Elli Centre as part of the two day event.
It was organised by Carmarthenshire County Council’s West Wales European Centre and tourism department.
The aim was to celebrate the day in 1950 when the first move was made towards the creation of what is now the European Union.
Organisers wanted to bring Europe’s diverse culture to the county and celebrate the music, dance and food of the continent.
Schoolchildren from Pentip, Furnace, Dewi Sant and Swiss Valley took part in singing and dancing on Friday and Saturday and cookery demonstrations were held on Saturday.
A two day continental market selling authentic produce including French wines and cider, German sausages,…

Tywi sculpture trail gets thumbs-up

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Tywi Valley residents have backed plans for a sculpture trail to celebrate the area’s heritage.
Dozens of people have supported the project at Tregyb Woods.
A series of sculptures including door mice, a heron and an otter have been commissioned for the scheme, which is part of the £2.4 million Tywi Afon yr Oesoedd project.
Educational leaflets will be published for visitors to follow the trail and learn about the area.
The aim is to conserve the region’s history and create a legacy for future generations.
The plan follows extensive consultation with the community about a sculpture in the area.
Initial suggestions for a St Teilo statue in Llandeilo were rejected in favour of enhancing the woodland trail.
Project Manager Emma Rees said: “A community consultation was held because we wanted to provide an open opportunity for discussions.
“It was a huge success with many exciting ideas brought forward, and as a result we will be developing a sculpture trail at Tregyb Woods.
“Once completed, it will…

Hercules over Llanelli today

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This RAF Hercules was spotted over Sandy Water Park today.

Trinity offers helping hand to adult learners

Flexibility is the key to getting adults to achieve their potential at Trinity University College in Carmarthen.
The university offers a number of routes for adults to continue their studies – all of them good examples for Adult Learners’ Week, which runs from May 15-21.
Staff at the newest university in Wales are particularly proud of the work of the School of Early Years Education.
Glenda Tinney, admissions tutor at the School of Early Years Education, said:”We are extremely flexible in the course we are able to offer for a degree in Early Years Education.
“And this makes the course we offer very appealing for adult learners. They can fit in work on the course on evenings or on a Saturday.
“So, remarkably, it makes it possible for someone who is already in employment to gain a degree within three years.
“This makes the course very attractive for people who are already working in nurseries or in schools.
“We find a number of people who have gained a Level 3 qualification such as an NNEB or …

Adult learning in spotlight at Trinity

The importance attached to adult learning is one of the building blocks in the success story of Trinity University College in Carmarthen.
Part-time and flexible programme of education at the university are being highlighted during Adult Learners’ Week, which runs from May 15-21.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Dr Medwin Hughes , said: “The university works with communities across West Wales in the delivery of part-time and flexible programmes.
“It is committed to widening access to higher education.
“Through a number of schemes, the university is providing opportunities for adult learners across the region to participate in a range of courses include taster courses, certificates and foundation degrees in the workplace, as well as degree and masters’ programmes.”
The university is able to offer comprehensive advice to adult learners on how to obtain finance to follow various courses.
You can read more on the university’s website on
http://www.trinity-cm.ac.uk/en/courses/undergraduatec…

Tenby showcases adult learning

Tenby Community Learning Centre is to showcase the wide range of learning opportunities for adults between Friday, 14th May and 21st May.
The official opening of the Centre's Arts and Crafts exhibition will take place in the main hall on 14th May between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.
The exhibition will be open daily between 10am and 4pm from Monday, 17th May to Friday, 21st May.
During the week there will also be free Learning Pembrokeshire taster sessions for anyone to try.
The open sessions provide the opportunity for all learners to come and find out more about the different learning activities available at Tenby Community Learning Centre.
"Come along and join in the activities, or if you prefer, you can just watch and ask questions," said Rosemary Tippett Maudsley, Lifelong Learning Area Co-ordinator for South Pembrokeshire.
"This is a wonderful opportunity to find out more before committing to a course."
Open/free taster sessions
Monday 10am - 1pm …

Flagship craft centre for St Clears

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A flagship craft centre for West Wales is extending a welcome to artists in need of a home.
A new regional hub for the industry has been developed in the heart of St Clears.
Brand new studios are available for let, giving artists a first-class base to indulge their creativity.
Workshops, incubator units, meeting rooms and activity space have been created at the £431,459 Carmarthenshire Centre for Crafts in Pentre Road.
A revitalised gallery, craft retail area and café selling local produce have been created, giving local artists and craft makers a platform to showcase their products.
Now an appeal has gone out for artists looking for a new home to get in touch.
Project bosses say the venue is perfect for anyone working in the arts, and because studios are available on short term lets, they can move in purely to work on specific commissions.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s Principal Arts Officer Eleri Retallick said: “This is a very exciting development, which complements a family of arts a…

Joshua signs forms with Yeovil Town

Reds Under 19s right back Joshua Doyle has signed trainee forms for League One side Yeovil Town this week.
Josh, 16, joined the Reds at Christmasafter being released by Swansea City and has given some impressive performances for both the Under 19s and Under 18 sides since joining the Stebonheath ranks.
Meanwhile, the Reds Under 18s won an exciting last game of the season at Maesteg Park on Friday night. Lloyd Jenkins equalised in the 60th minute after the home side had taken the lead through a superb free kick right at the start of the second half. The home side regained the lead 15 minutes from time but a storming finish from the Reds resulted in Kristian Corbisiero scoring twice to seal the points on an exciting night. The Under 18s are now 7 points ahead of Cogan Coronation at the top of the table with the Penarth based side having three games left to play.

Iwan and Liam heading east from Reds

Congratulations go to Llanelli Reds youngsters Iwan Roberts and Liam Lilly.
Liam has signed for Cardiff City Academy for the 2010/11 season for their Under 9 squad.
Anyone that has seen Liam play this season with his nifty footwork, range of short and long passing and an eye for goal, will understand why Cardiff have signed him. Liam has been a pleasure to coach.
Iwan has signed for Swansea City Centre of Excellence under 12 squad for the 2010/11 season.
Iwan has had an amazing time with the Reds academy, starting off with the heart-breaking news that he didn't make the U10 side as a striker for the 2009/10 season. He went back to his local club, Dafen, and decided he wanted to play in goal!
Whilst playing for Dafen he trained with the Reds goalies on a weekly basis. He was then invited to play for the Academy team towards the end of the 2009/10 season. He has grown from strength to stength as the 09/10 season has progressed and Iwan has performed consistently week in and week out for …

New role for Lynne Fernquest

Back to business

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