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Latest news from the Span Arts team in Narberth

Latest news from the Span Arts team in Narberth - 

A jam-packed summer at Span Arts!
There'll be something for all the family to enjoy.
For information and tickets to these events, please visit, or call us on 01834 869323

Open-air Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors - Thursday 7 August
The festival Players perform The Comedy of Errors,a hilarious farce. Pimms and refreshments also available!

The Comedy Club: Howard Read & Bethany Black - Thursday 14 August
Brighten up your Thursday with the Span Arts Comedy Club, with cabaret seating, bar & delicious food, and of course, lots of laughs!

The 39 Steps - 11th-16th August
Red Herring Theatre & Span Arts present The 39 Steps, performed at Manorbier House, bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy!

SpanJazz @ Plas Hyfryd - Afternoon in Paris - Wednesday 20 August
This month's Jazz Club takes place at Hotel Plas Hyfryd, with the very talented Afternoon in Paris.

The Three Musketeers - Monday 25 August
Join us for a fanta…

Latest news from the Oriel Myrddin Gallery in Carmarthen

Latest news from the Oriel Myrddin Gallery in Carmarthen - 
A 21st Century Artists' Welsh Dresser
Saturday 2 August 2014
Lle Celf
Carmarthenshire National Eisteddfod of Wales in Llanelli

People of all cultures have a place in their homes to keep and display their most precious belongings. A Welsh Dresser is like a personal museum, a place to display old and new, side by side. Things are added and changed and others stay the same through the generations. Each dresser tells the story of its owners.
As part of an exhibition hosted by Arts Council of Wales in Y Lle Celf at this year’s National Eisteddfod in Llanelli, Oriel Myrddin Gallery is ‘curating’ an especially built dresser for the opening day on Saturday 2 August 2014. Through the week, the Arts Council of Wales hope to create a dresser that reflects the people of Sir Gâr of yesterday and today. Each day will reveal a different decorated dresser telling a unique story.
Oriel Myrddin’s dresser represents the artists and makers of Carm…

Hywel Dda team thanks Maggie Davies and University for support

Hywel Dda University Health Board’s preparation to introduce Midwifery Led Units at Glangwili Hospital in Carmarthen and at Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest has been supported by an expert midwife over the past few months.
Maggie Davies, Consultant Midwife at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University HB, has more than 40 years of experience and has been on hand to provide expert advice and support to midwives working in Hywel Dda.
Head of Midwifery and Women’s Health, Catherine Cotter, said: “Midwife Led Units are designed for women who want to deliver in a homely and relaxed atmosphere whilst being cared for by midwives who are experts in normal births and throughout the process Maggie’s insight and experience in introducing Midwife Led Units has been invaluable to us during our planning and preparation. I’d like to thank her for her expert advice and for the time taken to support our midwives.
“By sharing her experiences of establishing the highly thought of Birth Centre in Neath and Port T…

Job vacancies at Burry Port firm Amcanu

The busy Burry Port-based firm Amcanu is looking to fill key vacancies. "It's been a very busy time for us here at Amcanu," said Managing Director Owain Davies. "Amcanu is a sheet metal manufacturer with specialist expertise in building world-class industrial enclosures. "We’re now looking for some new blood to join our team and support us during an exciting period of growth and development.  "Finding the best fit for our vacancies is very important to us, so we are looking for quality candidates for the following positions."  Purchasing Manager (£25,000 to £35,000)
A self-motivated manager with good communication skills and manufacturing experience to liaise with our designers and suppliers, source and procure the most cost effective materials, analyse costs and manage stock. Technical engineering experience would be advantageous.
Production Controller (£20,000 to £30,000) This role requires a good communicator that can liaise with team leaders, man…

British Red Cross summer service continues to help people in Tenby

Tourists, visitors and residents are being reminded that the British Red Cross Summer Service is operating seven days a week from Tenby Hospital.
The service was successfully piloted over weekends and bank holidays last summer and this year is also operating during the week.
British Red Cross use a group of skilled individuals experienced in providing first aid at public events to give top quality care to people visiting the hospital.
Over 50 people have already benefited from the free service so far this year.
Nigel Davies, senior services manager for the Red Cross, said: “The service is being well received by locals and holidaymakers and we are happy to provide this additional services over the summer.”
The Red Cross summer service is just one option if you are feeling unwell. The Choose Well campaign uses a colour-coded thermometer to help people link symptoms to the services and support that is right for their need. This ensures people get the right treatment in the right place and bu…

University of Wales Trinity St David in spotlight at Eisteddfod

The University of Wales Trinity St David will be playing a prominent part in the Carmarthenshire Eisteddfod staged at Festival Fields in Llanelli.
The university team will be manning a stall on The Maes in Llanelli.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the University’s plans for the future and to discover the wealth of courses and provision on offer.
Events include -
Monday August 4
· From the West to the West End - Deiniol Wyn Rees and Llinos Thomas, former BA Theatr, Music and Media students – 11.00am & 2.00pm
· ‘Cofio Roy Davies’ / ‘Remembering Roy Davies’ in the company of Carmarthen Poetry School – 3.00pm
· Launch of Professor Densil Morgan’s book on Thomas Charles from Bala - 4.00pm
· Course Finder Collector (Treasure hunt) – throughout the day
Tuesday August 5
· Sioned Bessent, Cara Betty, Elin Hughes & Llio Wyn Jones, former BA Performance student – 10.00am & 4.00pm
· Iwan Bala presents 'Creuriau o Eiriau' –…

Quick guide to what's happening at the Carmarthenshire Eisteddfod tomorrow

Brass Bands from Ystradgynlais and Cwmtawe will be among the first competitors to take the stage when competitions begin in earnest at the Carmarthenshire National Eisteddfod's pink Pavilion tomorrow morning (Saturday).
The Brass Bands Section 4 competition will be first up on the main stage.
They will be competing for cash prizes and the Ivor Jarvis Cup.
Competitors: Band Pres Cwmbrân; Seindorf Arian yr Oakeley; Band Ieuenctid Abertyleri a’r Cylch; Band Ieuenctid Cwmtawe; Band Bro Morgannwg; Band Arian Oakdale; Band Cyhoeddus Ystradgynlais.
The result of the competition, sponsored by Llanelli's TAD Builders Ltd, will be announced at 15.20.
The Official Opening of the Eisteddfod takes place at 11am at the Literary Pavilion.
There will be a short speech by Meirion Evans to welcome everyone to the 2014 Eisteddfod and to the Literary Pavilion.
The Carmarthenshire Eisteddfod Clog Dancing Demonstration which takes place at 11am at the Dance stage has been spon…

'DAV' ready to support women’s and children's health service transfers

The Dedicated Ambulance Vehicle (DAV) to support women’s and children's service transfers has arrived in Pembrokeshire.
The ambulance will be based at Withybush Hospital from August 4 and will be resourced 24 hours every day with paramedics and emergency technicians.
It has recently arrived in the county and is currently having equipment checks prior to its deployment.
This vehicle will be a ring fenced resource provided to transfer women, babies and children from Withybush Hospital to Glangwili Hospital (and other specialist centres if the need should arise) and is in addition to the existing ambulance establishment.
Rob Jeffery, the Trust’s Head of Service for Hywel Dda University Health Board area, said: “The Welsh Ambulance Service is committed to providing safe and high-quality healthcare and services to all communities in Wales, including Pembrokeshire.
“We have recruited sufficient emergency medical services staff to provide this vehicle for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Bypass will give 'chocolate box' image back to Llandeilo

Llandeilo streets will achieve a chocolate box cover serenity when its new bypass is built.
That’s the view of Leader of Carmarthenshire Council Cllr Kevin Madge who said the bypass the authority continued to press for would remove the heavyweight of traffic choking the town and its pollution trail.
He said: “The bypass will open up great new potential for the much loved town of Llandeilo. The County Council continues to engage in talks with the Minister to secure early delivery of important highways infrastructure across the County.
“I have had regular meetings with Ministers. The authority’s officers in recent discussions have been reassured that the Welsh Government recognises the case for both the Llandeilo bypass and for improvements around Ammanford.”
County executive board member for engineering and transport services Cllr Colin Evans said: “Discussions continue with the Welsh European Funding Office and the Trunk Road Agency to secure delivery of the road improvements.
“Both road …

Former council chairman raises £14,000 for charities

Last year’s Chair of Carmarthenshire County Council has raised £14,000 for his two chosen charities.
Cllr Terry Davies has shared the money raised between the Teenage Cancer Trust and the British Heart Foundation.
The sum comes from a range of events including the proceeds from the Chair’s Charity Evening held at the Ashburnham, Pembrey, last November, which raised £2,830, and taking part in the Walrus Dip on Boxing Day in Pembrey, which raised £1,112.
Cllr Terry Davies said: “There are so many worthwhile charities out there and I picked the British Heart Foundation because I had a quadruple heart bypass several years ago in Morriston, and the Teenage Cancer Trust because I have worked with youth clubs for the last 35 years.
“When I started my year as Chair, taking the recession into account I would have been happy to raise £5-6,000, but the money has flooded in and I’m delighted to be able to share such a substantial sum between the two charities.”

Camping expert 'Mayo' helps Pembrey Park's 'salad days'

Pembrey Country Park’s newly appointed camping expert has been getting to grips with tent pegs whilst learning Welsh.
Kieran Mayo’s “Bore Da Campers” and “hi-di-his” are going down better than sizzling bacon and sausages among the early morning campers at the blitzed out summer season park camp site.
Kieran, from Cornwall, fought off scores of candidates who applied for the Pembrey post of ‘camping concierge’ which was described in the Daily Telegraph as “possibly the best job in Wales”.
Kieran started on Monday and has been spending his days at the fastest growing campsite in Wales helping campers with all their outdoor living requirements and even teaching youngsters to ride a bike for the first time.
Kieran, aged 33, is familiarising himself with the best beach in Europe in the eight-mile long Cefn Sidan, its backcloth forestry and the adjacent 500-acres of parkland where the spectacular campsite is set.
He said, looking out on his new domain: “I have got the best office in the country.…

Award-winning author Katherine John teams up with Tanabi to shoot action film

Welsh author Katherine John (aka Catrin Collier), who has just released her 48th book title through Accent Press, has now teamed up with Tanabi Films to produce an exciting action adventure movie. Tanabi Films have had the pleasure of producing “By Any Name”, which is based on the novel by Katherine John - a No.1 best seller on e-book Amazon and a bestseller in Germany, Poland, the US and UK. Recently selected as one of Amazon’s chosen authors, Katherine John is currently profiled on most online platforms across the US, South America and Europe. In an interview with Katherine today, she explains. “I am very much part of the project to bring ‘By Any Name to the screen. The entire team at Tanabi are incredible, and determined to get everything right. I've written the script with the support of the director and the actors who are all superb professionals, and it is a huge privilege to be able to work with them”.
Welsh actress Samira Mohamed Ali will star as the joint lead in the movie…

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks makes an appearance at libraries

Children have taken over Llanelli Library to kick start this year’s Summer Reading Challenge ‘Mythical Maze’.
Children joined Sir Charlie Stinky Socks on his really big adventure with interactive storytelling, sound effects and props. The children also decorated a giant castle, which will be in the Children’s Library all summer.
It is hoped that the children will be inspired to return to their local library during the holidays to sign up for the Mythical Maze summer reading challenge.
Carmarthenshire Libraries take part in the national summer reading challenge each year and hundreds of children sign up to win prizes as they read and return their books over the holidays. The incentives this year include a fridge magnet, zip-tag and certificate.
Children's & Young People's Librarian, Lesley Cresswell, said:” It was fantastic that so many children came into the library to take part in our first event of the summer, and have signed up for our challenge to get exciting rewards for…

Bwcabus linking up with Eisteddfod in Llanelli

Bwcabus is playing its part helping people in the north of Carmarthenshire and south Ceredigion to get to the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli August 1-9.
But it is important all those interested in taking advantage of the bus link book their journey or call agents to discuss their journey details.
Bwcabus allows residents and visitors staying in remote parts of the county to access other transport links by road or rail to broaden their travel ambitions.
For example a simple phone call before 7pm allows people to travel the following morning and bookings made by 11.30am can allow travel the same afternoon.
Bwcabus can link up with towns like Lampeter and Newcastle Emlyn which have direct passenger transport links with Carmarthen from whence it is possible to link with the Eisteddfod in Llanelli by rail or by bus, and in a one ticket operation for the road connections.
County executive board member for transport services Cllr Colin Evans said:
“Bwcabus is reaching the parts others services do…

Sign language being promoted at Eisteddfod

Carmarthenshire County Council is promoting British Sign Language and Deaf awareness at the National Eisteddfod next Wednesday (August 6).
Family BSL and deaf awareness learning sessions will be held in the council’s Fun and Learning Tent from 1-2pm and 4-5pm.
There will be signing at the launch of the report of the Carmarthenshire Welsh in Education Strategic Plan 2014 – 2017 from 10.15-10.30am.
The following events at Pentre Cyngor Sir Gâr will also be signed: 12-12.45pm and 3-3.45pm, Carmarthenshire Rural Farm Holidays Carmarthenshire Breakfast cookery exhibition.

Summer school for Welsh learners

PEOPLE wanting to learn Welsh or brush up on their skills can go to summer school at Cwrs y Fferi.
It will be held in Canolfan Griffith Jones in St Clears from August 26-29 from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
It is the last summer school of the year and an opportunity for people to revise before the regular community courses start week commencing September 22.
There will six groups at different levels. Group 1 is aimed at absolute beginners who haven't been on any course previously.
It is ideal for people who have no Welsh language skills to give them extra support at the beginning and provide a good basic foundation ready for the end of September.
Groups 2 and 3 are for Mynediad/Entry level. Groups 4 and 5 are aimed at Sylfaen/Intermediate level.
Group 6 is for learners who have succeeded in learning Welsh to GCSE level and are hoping to progress on to higher levels in the autumn.
A children’s club will be provided in partnership with Menter Cwm Gwendraeth at a cost of £5 per day. Children mu…

Carmarthenshire Council still getting views on charges for sports facilities

Responses to consultation on proposed charges for Carmarthenshire County Council sporting facilities are still being welcomed.
People are urged to make their views known as part of the wide ranging exercise, and responses will continue to be accepted until August 25.
This can be done online at via Twitter or Facebook, by post orphone.
There are also a number of information exchange days being held across the county throughout August.
The drop-in sessions will run from 3pm-7pm on each day, people can either fill in a form and/or speak to staff.
There will be officers present to provide support and guidance around options such as asset transfer, grant funding, grounds maintenance and any other issues.
The extensive consultation follows a decision made by the council earlier this year to freeze proposed increases until March 2015.
The council maintains 59 sporting facilities, but there are approximately 70 other sporting clubs in the county – mainly in the Carmarthen …

Special events and facilities for disabled at the Eisteddfod

Carmarthenshire County Council and the National Eisteddfod are making provision for an inclusive event at the Carmarthenshire National Eisteddfod in Llanelli between 1-9 August.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s efforts include specialist disability sports provision including wheelchair rugby and netball and Boccia sessions in the council’s leisure area.
The council’s performance stage will include British Sign Language Interpretation on specific performance such as fair trading dramas. British Sign Language taster sessions will be held at the Council’s main pavilion.
The Eisteddfod is providing Parking for Blue Badge holders at Parc y Scarlets and the Shuttle buses to Festival Fields will provide a specialist service.
Moving around the Maes is being made easier by a minibus supplied by the council through Ysgol Heol Goffa and is supported by local volunteers.
Anyone interested in hiring scooters should contact Byw Bywyd / Living Life in advance through 01286 830101.
Using the instantaneous …

Law Society President visits Red Kite Law team

The Red Kite Law team welcomed the President of the Law Society, Andrew Caplen, to the firm’s Carmarthen office.
Mr Caplen was on a fact-finding tour of Wales and met senior partners at Red Kite Law for a discussion on the challenges facing the legal services industry.
Red Kite Law partner David Sangster said: “We had an excellent meeting with Mr Caplen, who outlined his vision for the Law Society.
“We were also able to highlight our success stories here at Red Kite Law.”
Mr Caplen is a consultant with Heppenstalls, a predominantly private client firm in Hampshire.
He has been a Law Society Council member for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight since 2000 and has a particular interest in access to justice and legal aid issues.
Mr Caplen plans to use his presidential year to highlight the work of the Law Society and the English and Welsh legal profession in three broad areas - Access to justice; Diversity and inclusion and Membership engagement.
Mr Caplen said: “Speaking up for the most vulnerabl…

Temporary contract awarded to secure care of patients in Amman Valley

A temporary contract to ensure people in the Amman Valley continue to receive general medical services has been awarded by the Hywel Dda University Health Board.
The ‘like for like’ temporary service from the existing premises in Garnant, Gwaun Cae Gurwen and Brynaman will ensure continuity for patients registered with the practice.
Hywel Dda University Health Board awarded the temporary contract to a newly formed partnership of three local GPs – Dr Duncan Williams and Dr Andy Watkin, both with more than 20 years of service in the Amman Valley, and Dr Alan Stevenson, with similar length of service in a neighbouring practice. Their bid demonstrated that they can meet the health needs of the local community and have robust plans to develop new services in the longer term. The process was supported by the Community Health Council (CHC) and Local Medical Committee (LMC).
Dr Watkin said: “We are delighted to be awarded this temporary contract and would like to thank all the patients for their…

Marie Curie Ambassador talks to Llanelli Rotary Club

Llanelli-based Simon Evans, an Ambassador for Wales for Marie Curie Cancer Care, was the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of Llanelli Rotary Club held at the Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli. Mr Evans, a familiar figure in Llanelli for his work as a 'greeter' at Asda superstore in the town centre, was welcomed to the club by Vice President Sue Roberts, who chaired the meeting in the absence of President Hywel Bassett. Mr Evans gave a very interesting and comprehensive account of the work of the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity in Wales. He stressed that the public should remember that one in three of us will be touched by cancer. The Marie Curie charity is dependent on volunteers and donations. Marie Curie Cancer Care is a leading provider of end of life care in Wales
In 2012-13, 177 Marie Curie Nurses worked in communities across the country, along with the charity's hospice in Penarth, near Cardiff.
Between 2012-13, Marie Curie Nurses, doctors and other healthcare profession…

The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post

The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post - 

Comedian Phil Evans is from Ammanford. He is known as the man who puts the ‘cwtsh’ into comedy.

Gather around, form a huddle; I’m about to reveal just how shallow a human being I am.
I wasn’t always shallow. For many years, I was deep. So deep, I often gave myself ‘The Bends’ if I stood up too quickly.
I’d read two national newspapers a day from cover to cover...and all the pages in-between.
I was up-to-date with political news; the sex scandals and socialite shenanigans; the latest royal gossip and celebrity news. I absorbed all the weekly reviews of new books, plays and films; I read the sports pages, the financial pages, the medical pages....even those irresistible ads for stylish, rust-coloured, corduroy trousers, delivered direct to you from the factory.
In short, I was well-informed.
And, what’s more, I was the proud owner of 12 pairs of rust-coloured cords.
Of course, the South Wales Evening Post is something of a Bible…

Aberystwyth scientist helps capture glacier images

The work of a computer scientist at Aberystwyth University has helped capture images of Greenland glaciers for the purpose of building digital elevation maps and gathering glaciology data for research.
Dr Neal Snooke, a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, has been working on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology, commonly known as drones, for the past three years.
In June, six new UAVs were sent to Greenland fully equipped with Sony Alpha 14 megapixel cameras to capture high quality photographic data of Store and Lille glacier, which flows into the sea off Greenland.
Dr Snooke explains, “The mission was a great success. We were able to capture thousands of high quality digital images that can be processed to produce high resolution 3D models of the glacier. The images showed and monitored the movement and calving of the glacier on a frequent basis.
“The idea came in the spring of 2013 when talking to Professor Alun Hubbard from the Department of Geography and Earth Scie…

'Return your crutches' plea at Withybush Hospital

Withybush Hospital in Pembrokeshire is asking anyone who has been issued with crutches and no longer needs them to please return them.
The hospital currently has a shortage of crutches and anyone who has been issued them by the hospital can return them to the Accident and Emergency Department.

The latest 'On Song' column from the Llanelli Star

The latest 'On Song' column (about the choral scene in and around Llanelli) from the Llanelli Star -

All eyes will be on the Pink Pavilion at the Carmarthenshire National Eisteddfod this weekend, with plenty of treats in store for lovers of good singing.
On Saturday, August 2, some of the top stars from Wales will be celebrating 100 years of Welsh songs.
Some of the most famous Welsh songs of the past century will be performed by Burry Port hero John Owen-Jones, Carmarthen’s Wynne Evans and other soloists including Shan Cothi and Kizzy Crawford.
Saturday sees the start of the choral competitions on The Maes (the Eisteddfod field at Festival Fields at Llanelli’s Millennium Castal Park).
In the contest for mixed choir with more than 45 members, local interest will centre on Lleisiau’r Strade.
They will be up against Côr Bro Meirion, Côr CF1, Côr Llanddarog a'r Cylch and Côr Crymych a’r Cylch.
On Sunday, Lleisiau Hardd will be flying the flag for Llanelli in the competition for cho…

Former chairman presents paintings to Carmarthenshire museums

Last year’s Chair of Carmarthenshire County Council has presented two paintings from his personal collection to the County Museums Service.
Cllr Terry Davies has donated an original Valerie Ganz painting of three miners and a Bryan Hitchman painting of miners and a train at a railway station.
He said: “I worked closely with Ann Dorsett for many years when she was with the County Museums Service and wanted to see more about the coal industry featured. I donated my collection of plates and paintings and obtained a grant and made a donation myself to make a short film not just about how coal is produced but the social side, choirs, soup kitchens and the Strike.
“I had left the Valerie Ganz painting to the Museum in my will and decided to give it now along with the Bryan Hitchman painting.”
County Museums Curator Gavin Evans said: “These paintings are a wonderful gift and we are very grateful to Cllr Davies. They are also a marvellous example of how our archives are built up mainly through do…

Council hosting feast of Eisteddfod entertainment at Pentre Cyngor Sir Gâr

Carmarthenshire County Council is hosting a feast of Eisteddfod entertainment on its stage at Pentre Cyngor Sir Gâr to promote the county’s talent.
There is a full programme of entertainment from 10am to 6pm every day including Carmarthenshire Fashion with Helen Humphries, cookery with Gareth Richards, musical entertainment, theatre, Discovering Llanelli Town centre with cookery by Anna Brown of Llanelly House, entertainment from Eli Eco, Dylan the Dragon, a Gari Gosafe and the Gregory Brothers, rugby workshops, Discovering Burry Port with Burry Port Brass Band, Love Food, Hate Waste cookery demonstrations with Lisa Fearn, promoting school dinners, and Home Maintenance Challenge with the Property and Housing Services and Tudur Phillips of S4C.
The Pabell Hwyl a Dysgu tent offers a combination of fun and learning with a recycling game, road safety activities with Gari Gosafe, Communities First events, Active Stories, knitting group, Eisteddfod memories, tenant participation, Money Matter…

Carmarthenshire's Loveliest Locality will be named at the Eisteddfod

The aim of ‘Carmarthenshire’s Loveliest Locality’ competition is to encourage communities throughout the County to dress their area up in readiness to celebrate the arrival of the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli.
It has been such a huge achievement for the majority of appeal committees to have reached and exceeded their financial targets. This is our opportunity to celebrate their hard work and enthusiasm.
The aim of this competition is to ensure that Carmarthenshire gives the National Eisteddfod a true Welsh welcome. All those visiting the area can ensure that from whatever direction they enter the county they are sure to see flowers, pretty shop windows, plenty of colour and of course bunting!
The competition was judged on Monday 28 July when the Chairman of Carmarthenshire County Council Cllr Daff Davies will be joined by Sulwyn Thomas the iconic Welsh broadcaster and Jean Oliver a volunteer at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on their travels around the County to find the lovelie…

Sporting activities lined up for Eisteddfod week in Llanelli

Online bookings are now being taken for a host of exciting sporting activities planned at this year’s Eisteddfod.
Youngsters will be spoilt for choice during the weeklong event as a wide variety of pursuits such as tennis, athletics, cricket, netball, cycling, multi skills, rugby, tri-golf, boccia and football are on offer. There will also be table top games, family fun activities, dance mats, a climbing wall and an activity corner for those wishing to try out a new sport. The popular Actif Storytime sessions for the under 5s will be held from the Amphitheatre on Wednesday, August 6.
Scarlets players Rhys Priestland, Ken Owens, Regan King and Emyr Phillips, along with We Cycle Wales, will also be taking part in the fun packed programme.
Starting Saturday, the one hour activities will be delivered from the council’s leisure area of The Maes and bookings can be made online. You will need to have purchased an Eisteddfod ticket for the day in question to participate. There is a limit of 20 …

'Healthy Wednesday' advice from the Hywel Dda Health Board

Latest 'Healthy Wednesday' advice from the Hywel Dda University Health Board - 
This Healthy Wednesday we are reminding new mums about breastfeeding their babies.
Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby and any amount of breastfeeding has a positive effect.
The longer you breastfeed, the longer the protection lasts and the greater the benefits. Breastfeeding doesn’t only benefit your baby. It benefits mum’s health too!
Breastfed babies have:
less chance of diarrhoea and vomiting and having to go to hospital as a resultfewer chest and ear infections and having to go to hospital as a resultless chance of being constipatedless likelihood of becoming obese and therefore developing type 2 diabetes and other illnesses later in lifeless chance of developing eczema Breastfeeding is good for mums as it:
lowers your risk of getting breast and ovarian cancernaturally uses up to 500 calories a daysaves money – infant formula, the sterilising equipment and feeding equipment can be …

Romans to visit Carmarthenshire National Eisteddfod

Roman guests will be visiting the National Eisteddfod field in Llanelli during the first week in August. They will be there from 11am on Saturday, August 2 (attending from 11 – 4pm each day and 12noon - 5pm on Wednesday). As guests of the Friends of Carmarthenshire’s County Museum in Abergwili, they will be meeting and greeting visitors to the Hanes SirGar History stand. This stand (Number 409) will feature the story of the Romans in Carmarthenshire and a lively competition has been arranged for young visitors to the stand.
In planning the display Museum Friends Chairman, David Grindrod said “From their splendid amphitheatre to their gold mining, the Romans made an enormous contribution to life in Carmarthenshire and their influence has echoed resonantly through the years. Our visiting Romans, in full toga, will be able to shed more light on what the County was like in Roman times and I am hoping that lots of people will be there to meet them”.
Gavin Evans, Carmarthen Museum Curator,…

Llanelli Market offers 'Eisteddfodwyr' a warm welcome

Visiting the Eisteddfod? Don’t forget to take advantage of the free shuttle buses and head into Llanelli town as well.
The town boasts a range of independent and high street stores or if you fancy a bite to eat there’s a number of cafes, restaurants and pubs to choose from.
Whilst in the town pay a visit to the indoor market – boasting a host of independent traders all under the one roof, selling everything from fresh, local produce including meats, fish, fruit and vegetables to newspapers, cards, clothing, hairdressers, cafes and much more.
The market is open from 8am-5pm each day and Llanelli outdoor market is held every Thursday.
Don’t forget to check for any deals in the free ‘Discover Carmarthenshire through Discounts’ booklet which offers some exclusive deals that you can enjoy whilst you explore Carmarthenshire.
The booklet is available in copies of Carmarthenshire News, Llanelli Star and Carmarthen Journal, in the Eisteddfod Caravan pack and in outlets around the county and offers …

Spotlight on the 'Carmarthenshire Culture Weekend'

Latest news from the Oriel Myrddin Gallery in Carmarthen - 

Carmarthenshire Cultural Weekend 2 & 3 August 2014
During the opening weekend of the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Llanelli, we hope that visitors venture into the county to see what other cultural attractions Carmarthenshire has to offer...
Visit Oriel Myrddin for our Special Sunday Opening on 3 August 11am - 3pm for tea and cakes and to see our new exhibiton Farm Shop as well as work from artist Carwyn Evans and ceramic artist Lowri Davies in the gallery shop.

Oriel Myrddin Gallery
Lôn y Llan/ Church Lane, Caerfyrddin/Carmarthen SA31 1LH
01267 222775
Dydd Sadwrn /Saturday 2 Awst/August 10 – 5
Dydd Sul/Sunday 3 /AwstAugust 11am – 3pm
Arddangosfa /Exhibition: Farm Shop
Gwneuthurwr dan Sylw /Featured Maker: Lowri Davies
Cyfres y Rhes Gefn/Back Wall Series: Carwyn Evans
Bydd Oriel Myrddin yn agor ei ddrysau ddydd Sul 3ydd o Awst i groesawu Eisteddfodwyr. Ymunwch â ni am de, cacennau a chynnyrch bwyd …

Latest news from the Introbiz business networking team

Latest news from the Introbiz business networking team - 

We would like to say a huge thank you to Dominic and Bethan from Lexus and Toyota Business Cars for their fabulous hospitality at last week's networking breakfast event and also Spiros Caterers for the delicious breakfast where more than 80 companies enjoyed networking with each other, making new business connections.
Make sure you book the next Introbiz & Lexus Networking event into your diary for Friday 10th October 2014 at 3pm til 5.30pm. Followed by the Introbiz & FA Wales Business Club at Cardiff City Football Stadium 6pm til 9.30pm for Wales v Bosnia-Herzegovina the European qualifier football game.
Join us this week at the award winning Mint & Mustard restaurant for networking with a difference. Enjoy Indian canapes and a buffet while you make new connections in this stylish setting.
Spaces are limited so book today!

Introbiz Social Networking Event at Mint & Mustard, Cardiff

Thursday 31st July 2014
4pm - 6…