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Summer Serenade: Following their successful Christmas concert, the PAODS Broadway Chorus proudly presents a Summer Serenade in support of the Velindre Cancer Centre which does such tremendous work in this field.
Held at All Saints Church, Porthcawl, the concert will feature a wide variety of music: popular songs, extracts from musical shows, and light classical pieces. Summer Serenade is on Friday, June 15 at 7.30pm, and the chorus welcomes guests Jenny Weir, who will be performing solo items from the saxophone and clarinet repertoire, and James Evans-Jones, singing much loved songs from well known shows.
Tickets are now available from Ceri Millar, Well Street, Porthcawl, chorus members or at the door. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £5 for children.
As well as enjoying beautiful music and supporting Velindre Cancer Centre, you will be able to enjoy scones with strawberries and cream by joining the Broadway Chorus for its Summer Serenade on Friday, June 15.
Porthcawl Townswomens Guild News: The last guild meeting started off on a happy note when flowers were presented to Barbara Birch for her special birthday! The speaker on the day was Rev Clive Williams who told members interesting and often hilarious stories about Mozart illustrated with great vigour on the piano. Guild members were asked to consider the mandates for the National Townswomens Guild AGM in June. One of the subjects for discussion was on Under 18 Marriage and another on Asbestos. It will be up to Diana Richardson as the official delegate with a mandate to vote when she has heard the arguments on the day. Tickets were on sale for the afternoon tea in August, and there is a possibility of an outing to a woollen mill on the Gower in June, following the successful Guild outing to Slade Gardens organised by Sandra Phillips earlier this month.
A good number of Guild members enjoyed a lovely lunch at Isabella’s and there is another one arranged later this month at the ‘Jolly Sailor’ in Newton. Names were taken of members wishing to take part in the float and walk for the Carnival organised by Ceri Joseph from the Museum which celebrates 100 years of women’s franchise.
The next meeting of the Towns’ Women’s Guild is on Monday, June 11, 2pm at All Saints Church Hall when Pam Evans will talk about Peace Mala. All are welcome. Queries should be addressed to Dorothy Thomas on Porthcawl 772157
Porthcawl Lions 10th Annual Charity Golf Day June 1St 2018: This is being held at The Grove Golf Club in South Cornelli on Friday, June 1, and Entry forms can be obtained from the Lions web site at porthcawllions.org or by contacting Tony Jones 14 Hall Drive North Cornelly Bridgend CF33 4HS : email aj_ginger27@ yahoo.co.uk The entry for the team of four (male, female or mixed players) is £140 and sponsoring a hole costs £50.
Over the last nine years Porthcawl Lions have been able to donate £20,000 to charity and this year the charities are Prostate Cymru,Porthcawl Stroke Club, Porthcawl Museum and Sandville Self Help. You are invited to support these good causes by entering a team and sponsoring a hole.
The format for the day will be Coffee on arrival; 18 hole Stapleford Team competition : Buffet meal on completion. There will be Prizes for winning Ladies and Gentlemen teams and nearest to the pin and longest drive Lions’ Club members will also be playing for the Lions Clubs International 105W zone Cup.
Porthcawl Lions Sunday Car Boot Sale:This popular event is back again on Sunday mornings from 8am12.30pm at the Porthcawl Rugby Club off South Road, weather permitting.
Rhondda Symphony Orchestra Anniversary Concert: The Rhondda Symphony Orchestra will be performing the second of their 50th Anniversary concerts in All Saints Church, Porthcawl on Saturday, July 7 at 7pm. This concert will feature most of the orchestra’s previous conductors, so the programme will be a varied one. Tickets are £10 with under 18’s free.
The Rhondda Symphony Orchestra almost considers Porthcawl to be their second home having performed here annually from the late eighties. The programme will be announced later but it is certainly a date to put in your diaries.
Griffin Park Table Top Sale: This indoor table top sale is held every Friday morning in Griffin Park Hall in New Road at 8am12.30pm. If you want a table to sell items yourself then the cost is £5 per table. Series Of Evening Talks: Summer 2018, Fridays 7.15pm Y-Centre: This is series of talks on the world’s major religions organised by Porthcawl U3A is now under way with talks on Hinduism and Buddhism having already having taken place. The next talk in the series is on:
Friday, June 8 - Christianity. Brainstorm establishing audience’s ideas about ‘the traditional, established faith’.
Friday, June 22 - Christianity. Father Philip Masson.
Friday, June 29 - Debate. Religion has caused more harm than good in human history.
Talks on other faiths will then follow including paganism, Sikhism, humanism/ atheism, (Quaker, Shinto, Zoroastrianism). Later still there will be a debate on the subject – There is no God.
Cancer Research UkPorthcawl Branch: The Porthcawl Branch of Cancer Research Uk will be holding their Summer Lunch in the Hi-Tide on Saturday, June 23.
Tickets at £10 can be obtained from committee members and as usual there will be a raffle and stalls. The committee is also looking for volunteers to join the committee which meets in All Saint’s Church Hall in Victoria Avenue on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm.
Porthcawl Music and Flower Festival: This year the Porthcawl Music and Flower Festival is again being held in All Saints’ Church in Victoria Avenue on Saturday, June 9 and will be open to the public from, 1.30pm6pm. You will be able to walk round the church viewing the floral displays and listening to fine vocal and instrumental music and may be enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea while you do just that. Admission is free but there will be a bucket collection with monies raised being donated to Sandville Self help and the Teenage Cancer Trust. This year the flowers are arranged to the theme of ‘The Year of the Sea’ which is the theme being promoted by the Welsh Government, and the arrangement displays and floral demonstrations are by the Porthcawl Flower Arrangement Society. The Society meet fortnightly on Wednesdays (except July and August). The meetings start at 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm) at Awel-y-Mor Centre, Hutchwns Terrace, Porthcawl, CF36 5TN.
Morning Service in All Saints’ Church on the day following the Annual Music and Flower Festival is always special with the decorations still in place.
Sandville Self Help Centre: There was a choral evening in Sandville Court last Wednesday when a crowd of Friends of Sandville were treated to a most enjoyable musical evening in the company of the ‘ Vocelle’ Ladies Choir under their talented Musical Director, Meryn Williams. ‘ Vocelle’ is a vibrant group of women who love to sing and make music to an exceptional standard. Their repertoire was varied and included songs from every genre of music – classics, folk and jazz to name but a few. They sang songs from the shows and from major films as well as traditional and contemporary Welsh songs; ending with a session of’ ‘you hum it-we’ll sing it’ songs which was particularly well received. The choir was formed in 2012 under the direction of Meryn Williams and specialises in close harmony. The choir’s inaugural concert was hosted by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, as the guests of the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Brass Band and they have performed at numerous choral festivals since then. In fact they sang at Sandville Court instead of carrying out a rehearsal in Llanharry for a St David’s Day Concert that they had promised to attend and which was cancelled because of the snow earlier this year! If you ever get a chance to hear them it is certainly well worth the effort.