Showing posts from April 5, 2015

Over 50s tattoo exhibition opens in Cardiff

“Do you really regret your tattoo?” asks charity arts project

A Cardiff tea room is to be the location of an unusual art exhibition about over older people and their tattoos.
‘No Regrets’ is a photographic exhibition by the Gwanwyn arts festival from older people’s charity Age Cymru.
It gets under the skin of over 50s by asking them the question “Do you really regret your tattoo in older age?”
‘No Regrets’ is going to be on show at Waterloo Tea on Waterloo Gardens, which supports local artists by displaying their work as a six-week exhibition.
Featuring photography by Michal Iwanowski, the exhibition promises to deliver a positive and inspiring study of tattoos on older skin and the stories behind the ink.
Says Emma Robinson, Age Cymru’s Arts & Creativity Development Officer:
“Gwanwyn is the Wales-wide, national arts festival for older people, championing and we’re delighted to partner up with Waterloo Tea in Cardiff.
“The idea for ‘No Regrets’ came from the notion that people who get …

Youth Council works to tackle domestic abuse in Carmarthenshire

Young people in Carmarthenshire have been working to raise awareness of domestic abuse and healthy relationships.
Over the past few months, members of Carmarthenshire Youth Council, supported by County Council officers, have been looking into and gathering young people’s views and experiences on domestic abuse and healthy teen relationships.
The work involved planning and running a youth conference, called “Abuse At Home, You’re Not Alone” which coincided with the 25th anniversary of Universal Children’s Rights Day.
As a result of the conference, the young people put together a report which highlighted the main concerns raised.
The report was shared with young people, decision makers and relevant partners and agencies from across Carmarthenshire and Wales.
The three main concerns and options raised were:
Gossiping versus passing on informationTelling someone about domestic abuseRaising awareness and accessing better support CYC Chair Freya Amsbury, aged 17, said: “To ensure that decision m…

Mental Health Nurse celebrates National Champion Award

Pembrokeshire Mental Health Nurse Lisa Kinsella CPN has been presented with the National Champion Award for her dedication and commitment to her vulnerable client group and for contributing to the research needed into mental health.
Lisa was presented the award by Professor Ian Jones, Director for the National Centre for Mental Health at the Perinatal Mental Health Conference, hosted by Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) and Pembrokeshire County Council in March.
The award was one of the highlights at the groundbreaking conference which was attended by over 200 delegates and delivered up-to-date clinical evidence and information on the risks and treatment necessary to address mental health issues that commonly occur following child birth.
On receiving the award, Lisa paid tribute to the team working to deliver this, particularly Dr Baba Kamran and colleagues from Flying Start.
The conference was chaired by Sian Marie James, Vice Chair of Hywel Dda UHB and attracted national spe…

Plea for restrictions on hospital visiting

Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen, is currently affected by an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.
Hospital visitors are being asked to help protect loved ones and other patients by not visiting if they themselves have had diarrhoea or vomiting in the last 48 hours, or if they have been contact with someone who has in the last 72 hours. It is also not advisable, for those with an existing medical condition that puts them at risk of infection to visit the hospital at this time.
Family members can receive updates about loved ones in hospital from nursing staff over the telephone and fresh toiletries and personal items can be brought into front hall for delivery if necessary.
In addition, the following restrictions are in place close family and friends
maximum 2 visitors per bed no children under 16 years old  Unscheduled Care General Manager, and hospital manager for Glangwili, Sarah Perry said: “We have taken a number of measures to protect patients and reduce the spread of infection. Thi…

Last chance for tickets for Gala Boxing Night

Llanelli Rotarians are organising a Gala Boxing Night to raise charity funds.
The Boxing Night is being held in association with Trostre Amateur Boxing Club at the Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli, on Friday, April 17.
And tickets are going fast, with just a few tables remaining.
Llanelli Rotary spokesman Robert Lloyd said: “We have organised boxing events before with the help of Trostre ABC and they have proved very popular and very successful.
“The evening promises to be a great local sporting occasion and we will be raising cash for the charities Rotary supports.”
Tickets are £35. Bouts can be sponsored for £40.
Tables of 10 are available for corporate customers.
For more information/table reservations contact Llanelli Rotary Club secretary Anthony Jones c/o TAD builders, Temple Works, Furnace, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4HT, Telephone 01554 752884, Fax number 01554 745005. Email:
Or contact the Stradey Park Hotel as in the poster above.

Stroke Awareness Day being held in Llanelli this month

Llanelli Rotary Club will be holding a Stroke Awareness Day at the St Elli Shopping Centre, Llanelli, between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, April 18.
The event is part of a national campaign by the Rotary organisation and the Stroke Association to help save lives.
Llanelli Rotary Club President Hywel Bassett said: "Checking your blood pressure on a regular basis is a very important first step to staying healthy.
"Llanelli Rotary Club members are delighted to be joined by trained professional doctors and nurses to give members of the public the chance to have their blood pressure checked during a break from shopping at the St Elli Centre.
"It is all part of a bid to raise awareness of the link between high blood pressure and strokes.
“In previous years, we have assisted more than 200 people in having their blood pressure checked on the day. Obviously, anyone with high blood pressure was given the appropriate medical advice on the spot and told what steps to take next to combat th…

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.


If you’ve ever contemplated becoming a comedian, you’ll need more than the ability to make people laugh and a memory capable of stockpiling several hundred jokes.
A microphone’s a must, too.
You’ll also need to be happy in your own company. Being in your own company and self-employed at the same time can cause a lot of confusion with the Tax Man.
I spend hours on my own, driving to and from gigs. I’m alone when I write new material - well there’d be no point in me writing old material.
I’m alone when I haunt cafes, observing people and ear-wigging their conversations in the hope that an odd turn of phrase might inspire my creative comedy juices.
Then, when I arrive at a gig, I’m alone when I pace around my dressing room, going over th…

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 -

TV celebrity and singing star Aled Jones will join forces with Llanelli’s Hywel Choir to thrill local audiences on April 11 at Y Ffwrnes for “Spirit of Song” - an exciting night of music and song.
Aled has strong links with Llanelli, having performed previously at venues including the Selwyn Samuel Centre.
He has also forged strong links with choirs in the town and used Côr Meibion Llanelli (Llanelli Male Voice Choir) on one of his albums.
Also joining the celebrity line-up at Y Ffwrnes for “Spirit of Song” will be acclaimed violin virtuoso Davinder Singh.
There’s a very big concert coming up later this month when the ladies of Côr Curiad stage their special anniversary concert with Paul Potts on Saturday, April 25.
The concert also features Jordan Williams, a member of the Loud Applause Productions rising Stars stable, the National Eisteddfod winning Burry Port Town Band and …

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