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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 - 

Côr Meibion Llanelli members are getting ready for a series of Christmas events.
On Thursday, December 11, the choir will be Carol Singing at Llanelly House between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.
On Saturday, December 13, the choir’s annual Christmas concert takes the form of a Gymanfa Ganu at Greenfield Chapel, Llanelli, starting at 7pm.
Côr Meibion Llanelli musical director Eifion Thomas said: “The Gymanfa Ganu tradition remains strong here in Llanelli and it seems appropriate at Christmas time that we should all be united in song and in rejoicing.
“The Gymanfa promises to be a celebration of the very best of community singing and we are looking forward to a full house at Greenfield Chapel so that everyone can get into the proper festive spirit.”
On Monday, December 15, the choir will be singing at the Christmas Raceday at Ffoslas racecourse in Carway, between 12 noon and 2.30pm.
On Wednesday…

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.


As it’s the season to be cheerful, I thought I’d start this week’s column with a joke.
I’m telling you it’s a joke because it’s so subtle that when you read it you might think to yourself, “Phil said he was starting with a joke, but he forgot to put one in, the poor old fool!”
One of my friends is an eminent ophthalmologist. (Try saying that while eating a packet of crisps) He’s the best in the country. And he’s also pretty good in the city. Anyway, while I was visiting him recently, he showed me a new piece of equipment he’d taken delivery of. It was a quarter of an inch thick, six inches long, had a tiny blade at one end and was used for intricate ophthalmologic surgery.
Take it from me, it was a real eye-opener!
Hello? Are you still there?
Talking of cardboard (!), have you had any through your letterbox r…

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery -

WEEK COMMENCING December 8, 2014
3 Medium Corned Beef £1.65
2 Large Corned Beef Pasties £1.95
4 Medium Sausage Rolls £1.80
2 Fresh Cream Eclairs £1.70
Sandwich of the Week Festive Special £2.65
Rustic Baguette of the Week Chicken and Bacon £2.40
Filed Softie of the Week Chicken Tikka £2.30
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Music and mince pies - free concert at Ffwrnes, Llanelli

Music and Mince pies is a FREE music concert for older people on Monday 15th December at 2.30pm in the Ffrwnes Theatre in Llanelli.
The concert is sponsored by Western Power Distribution and Arts and Business Culture Step and features soprano Jessica Robinson and pianist Rhiannon Pritchard.
Mince pies and hot drinks will be served and this is your chance to attend a joyful festive event to help celebrate getting together and socialising over the festive period.
While the event is free, people do need to reserve a ticket via the Ffwrnes by phone or website, please ring 0845 2263510 or e-mail
Although there may be space on the day for people to just turn up, it is better if you confirm your ticket in advance to ensure you have a seat. 

Jessica Robinson (soprano)
Jessica Robinson is a postgraduate student at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where her studies are supported by the Arts Council of Wales and the Elizabeth Evans Trust.
Jessica holds a first class…