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Sports Aid lunch in Carmarthen raises more than £6000

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The latest 'Sporting Lunch' hosted by the West Wales Committee of Sports Aid Wales at the Royal Ivy Bush Hotel in Carmarthen was a huge success.
More than £6000 was raised for Sports Aid Wales, the voluntary organisation that recognises and supports young sporting talent in Wales.
The guest speaker was celebrated broadcaster and author Roy Noble.
David Butler, chairman of the West Wales Committee of Sports Aid Wales, said: "It was a wonderful afternoon and one of the best lunches we have organised. Roy Noble was an excellent speaker and we raised plenty of funds for Sports Aid through a silent auction and a more vocal public auction conducted by John Eirian Davies.
"Alan Hughes, vice-president of Sports Aid Cymru/Wales, gave the loyal toast and there was also a speech from Mark Oliver, director and chair of Sports Aid Cymru/Wales. Our secretary Richard Gealy was Master of Ceremonies.
"Our grateful thanks go to Delme Owens, of Carmarthenshire Tyre Services Ltd, …

Elaine Graham's new works to go on show at Aberglasney

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'Coast and Countryside' is the title for a new collection of work by Lampeter-based artist Elaine Graham.
The collection goes on show at Aberglasney House and Gardens between May 10 and 23.
Elaine is an emerging West Wales artist popular for her distinctive colourist and painterly landscapes.
She specialises in the wild, windy and always dramatic Welsh coast countryside and fuses the traditional and modern. Her style is described as 'painterly, colourist and expressive'.
The new show will be open from 10-6pm daily at Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8QH.
Elaine said: “The more I explore Wales the more I feel I am tapping into a timeless and untamed energy. "By connecting to and expressing this essence, I hope to inspire others with a passion for this living land.”
Elaine works from her studio near Lampeter, Ceredigion, and currently exhibits in Milford Haven, Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Carmarthen and Cardiff. Her work has been included in the Venice Bi…

Latest news from the 'Jazz in the Bar' team

Latest news from the 'Jazz in the Bar' team at Brecon -
Diary marker for next jazz date @ Theatr Brycheiniog (Tues 21 May)
BRECON JAZZ CLUB
TUES 21 MAY 8pm
FIRST FLOOR BAR, THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
£6 on the door
INSPECTOR GADJO (WILL BARNES TRIO) - a programe of gypsy, be-bop and Latin material - booked by popular request!
Lineup is:
Will Barnes - Guitar
Aiden Thorne - Double Bass
Phil Redfox - Drums
CANALSIDE, BRECON LD3 7EW
Box office: 01874 611622
www.breconjazzclub.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JazzinBrecon

Singing workshops for children in Llanelli

If you love to sing, then this will be music to your ears.
A series of workshops and open rehearsals will be held at the start of May for children who enjoy singing.
On Sunday 12 May, the Hywel Girls’ Choir & Hywel Boy Singers will present “SING UP!” at Y Ffwrnes theatre's Studio Stepney in Llanelli. The event will feature a vocal and rhythm workshop featuring percussionists from the National Orchestra of Wales together with the press launch of the Trans-Continental Teddy Tour Challenge in aid of BBC Children in Need.
On Monday 13 May, the Hywel Choir will sponsor “Got Rhythm! Got Voice!” – a series of educational workshops for local primary schools focused on music, singing and percussion to be held at Studio Stepney, Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli.
The workshops will even include percussion performances including a unique percussion piece played on basket balls.
Demand has been so great for the workshops that organisers have had to double the number of places available for school children. …

Amcanu help provide the ‘cutting edge’ to new children’s hair salon

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A Burry Port design and manufacturing business has helped provide the ‘cutting edge’ to a new specialist children’s hair salon which is reckoned to be the biggest in Wales.
The Tickled salon is opening in High Street, Swansea, this week (May 1), with owner and stylist Damian Hart grateful for the help of his engineering expert friend Owain Davies.
Mr Davies is the managing director of Amcanu, a firm which normally provides tailored sheet metal solutions for industrial purposes.
He explained: “Damian was looking for something novel for his new salon and hit upon the idea of using toy quad bikes and cars as ‘barbershop chairs’.
“We enjoy a challenge here at Amcanu and we were able to adapt battery and pedal-powered toy vehicles to suit Damian’s needs.
“With close attention to detail and safety, we were to provide him with some eye-catching ‘barbershop chairs’ for his new venture.
“Our normal work sees us building giant acoustic enclosures for noisy industrial machinery. Doing work for a haird…

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery

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Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery - WEEK COMMENCING 29/04/13 3 MEDIUM CORNED BEEF PASTIES £1.60 2 CHICKEN & MUSHROOM PASTIES £2.20 2 LARGE CORNED BEEF PASTIES £1.90 2 FRESH CREAM ECLAIRS £1.70 2 CUSTARD SLICES (85p each) £1.60 SANDWICH OF THE WEEK – CHICKEN TIKKA £2.20 BAGUETTE OF THE WEEK – HAM & CHEESE £2.25 ROLLS OF THE WEEK – WHITE BAPS - PACK OF 4 £1.00 LOAF OF THE WEEK – SMALL FARMHOUSE £1.05 Website -http://jenkinsbakery.co.uk/