‘MAGICAL’ CINEMA NIGHT!
Chairman will work “tirelessly”
THE Ymlaen Llanelli team held the town centre’s first outdoor cinema event – and it was definitely a success.
Hundreds of people came to watch the timeless classic Grease being shown on the big screen in the Spring Gardens area of town.
The event began with local band The Lost Comets belting out some 1960s classics before the film was shown around 9.15pm.
Spring Gardens was looking festive with lighting and bunting strewn around the area, a bar provided by the New Drovers and pizzas by Simon J’s Pizzeria, who is a regular at Llanelli’s outdoor market.
Heavy rain in the afternoon did not seem to put people off and the weather gods ensured that the sun shone down on the event from 6pm.
The police and St John’s Ambulance volunteers were on hand to ensure the event was safe, ensuring a lovely atmosphere throughout the evening.
There was a real buzz in the air and all generations came with camping chairs and blankets to enjoy a first for the town centre.
One group of friends made a real effort and came dressed as the Pink Ladies from the film.
Everyone sang along to the musical numbers and were up dancing at the finale of the film.
It was a truly magical evening with everyone who attended asking when the next film would be – with Dirty Dancing being the frontrunner of choice!
The chair of Ymlaen Llanelli Lesley Richards said: “It was a wonderful evening and everyone seemed to have a lovely time. We wanted to change people’s perception of the Spring Gardens area as it’s a lovely event space and we feel we have succeeded.
“It was brilliant to see all the generations coming together to enjoy an evening in the town centre. We will certainly consider another outdoor cinema based on the amazing feedback we have received from members of the public.”
Ymlaen Llanelli have a number of other events planned for the rest of the year, starting with the Great Llanelli Get Together on Saturday, June 22, followed by the 80s Festival on Saturday, June 29.
You can follow the Ymlaen Llanelli Facebook page for more details.
Ymlaen Llanelli is the organisation behind the Llanelli Bid, Business Improvement District. The Bid is a business led and funded mechanism for improving the town centre.
Were you at the open air cinema event? Send us your views to journal. [email protected]itymirror.com CARMARTHENSHIRE Council’s new chairman has pledged he will work tirelessly during his term of office.
Councillor Kevin Madge, who is member for Garnant, has taken up the chain of office as he celebrates 40 years as a councillor.
Mr Madge praised predecessor Mansel Charles and said he had fulfilled his duties with passion.
He will hold the role for the next 12 months with councillor Ieuan Davies, member for Llanybydder, as his vice chair, and his wife Catrin as his consort.
“I’m very much looking forward to the year ahead, I will work tirelessly,” he said.
Mr Madge has chosen the Trussell Trust, which supports food banks and emergency food provision for people in crisis, as his chairman’s Charity of the Year.
He has been a county councillor since 1996, along with a member of Cwmaman Town Council since 1979.
Ymlaen Llanelli held the town centre’s first outdoor cinema event on Saturday, May 18, and it was definitely a success. Hundreds came to watch the timeless classic Grease on the big screen in the Spring Gardens area of town.