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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.

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