Showing posts from March 1, 2015

Disneyland debut for pupils of West Wales theatre arts school

Pupils from Stagecoach, the leading West Wales theatre arts school, will be making their Disneyland Paris debuts this summer.
A lucky 25 pupils from Stagecoach Carmarthen and Haverfordwest are getting the chance to ‘Dance the dream’ at Disneyland Paris.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity. Our pupils have worked really hard to win the opportunity to perform at Disneyland Paris and, as you can imagine, they are all thrilled to bits,” said Liane Evans, principal of Stagecoach Theatre Arts Carmarthen and Haverfordwest.
“The performance takes place in July, but it has been a long road getting to this point.
“We rehearsed and prepared four audition tapes for Disney back in November.
“We auditioned to be part of the famous parade that travels through the park with all the Disney characters.
“And we also submitted an audition for a stage performance in the Disneyland Paris theme park.
“We are over the moon to have received news this week that we have successfully passed the audition process and will be j…

Louie Spence to star in Swansea Grand Theatre Panto

Swansea Grand Theatre has announced that television celebrity, Dancing on Ice Judge, and West End theatre sensation Louie Spence will star as Spirit of the Beans in this year’s magical family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.
An accomplished dancer and actor, Louie became a household name when he appeared on Sky1's smash-hit series Pineapple Dance Studios. One of the most flamboyant characters ever to grace a documentary series, he won an army of fans, spring-boarding his own series Louie Spence's Show business, which captivated audiences nationwide.
Louie also appeared on TV as one of the Judges on ITV's Dancing on Ice, organised a wedding on Celebrity Wedding Planner for Channel 5, worked as the Entertainment Correspondent for ITV's Daybreak and last year entered the Big Brother House in Celebrity Big Brother. Louie’s international stardom has seen him voted one of the Top Ten Reality Show Judges in America.
Louie’s work as a professional dancer has seen him tour the w…

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.


For decades, the possibility of time travel has fascinated scientists, writers, film makers and people like me who have never been able to grasp the concept of the Space Time Continuum.
But, then, I’ve never been able to grasp the Offside Rule; Piers Morgan’s rise to fame; and the bottle of tomato ketchup that the last person to use failed to close properly, allowing the red stuff to escape and form congealed, sticky streaks down the sides, like lava pouring from Mount Vesuvius.
Although some great books and exciting films and TV series have featured characters able to travel back and forth through time, it’s always been a fantasy.
Until now...
Ah, I see I have your attention, Mr. Bond!
The respected physicist, one-time 90s pop star and bouncing …

19,000 bowls of cawl served on St David's Day!

More than 19,000 bowls of hearty Welsh Cawl was served up in Carmarthenshire schools to mark St David’s Day.
A delicious menu of homemade beef cawl and bread roll with cheese was served up to primary and secondary school children across the county on Monday (March 2).
Healthy eating mascot Dylan the Dragon made a special visit to Saron Primary school, Ammanford, to tell children about the importance of healthy eating and as a treat the youngsters were given a traditional Welshcake, Teisen Lap and custard.
The meal is one of many themed menus put on throughout the school year by Carmarthenshire’s Catering Department.
Catering Services Manager Sandra Weigel said: “We know how important good food is for a child’s development. Great quality, freshly prepared food is a vital part of the school day; children who eat a balanced, healthy diet are more likely to be alert in class and have more energy to enjoy an active lifestyle.”
School meals cost £2.20 a day, and pupils enjoy a main meal and pudd…

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 (Llanelli Male Voice Choir) will be singing at a special charity dinner at the Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli, on Friday night.
The dinner is being organised by Nigel Thomas, of the Blue Mountain Group, who has organised similar dinners raising money for Multiple Sclerosis for the last 12 years.
It’s been a busy week for the choir.
On Friday night, they recorded the S4C religious programme Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol at St Mary’s Church, Kidwelly.
On Sunday night, they took part in a charity concert at St Peter’s Church, Carmarthen, for the Cameron Comey and Rescue Teams Fund. Cameron is the 11-year-old Carmarthen boy who has been missing for more than two weeks since falling into the River Tywi in Carmarthen.
Côr Meibion Llanelli musical director Eifion Thomas said: “We always try to do our best to support charitable and needy causes. The concert for the Ca…

Carmarthenshire golf clubs team up for new weekly competitions

Ashburnham Golf Club, Carmarthen Golf Club and Machynys Peninsula Golf Club are delighted to announce the launch of their exciting new Weekly Open Golf Competitions on Carmarthenshire’s “Gold Coast”, South West Wales.
The County’s three Premier Golf Courses have combined and from today Carmarthenshire is OPEN for GOLF 52 weeks of the year!
Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday!
The idea behind the event is to give Welsh Golfers high value and variety, whilst filling the need for more mid-week competition opportunities.
ENTRY FEE £15 November to March & £20 April to October.
MONDAYS - CARMARTHEN GOLF CLUB 1907 - JH TAYLOR DESIGN Classic Welsh Parkland with Breath-Taking Valley Views
Phone 01267 281 588 to book your round
TUESDAYS - MACHYNYS PENINSULA GOLF CLUB 2005 - NICKLAUS DESIGN A modern masterpiece in a majestic setting
Phone 01554 744 888 to book your round
WEDNESDAYS - ASHBURNHAM GOLF CLUB 1884 - JH TAYLOR DESIGN Celebrating 121 years of traditional links golf
Phone 01554 833 846 to b…

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery -

This week's special offers -
3 Medium Corned Beef £1.65
2 Large Corned Beef Pasties £1.95 2 Spicy Chicken Pasties £2.25 2 Strawberry Manchester Tarts £1.70 Sandwich Of The Week, Salmon and Cucumber £2.10 Rustic Baguette Of The Week, Ham and Cheese £2.40 Filled Softie Of The Week, Chicken Tikka £2.30
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