‘MAG­I­CAL’ CIN­EMA NIGHT!

Chair­man will work “tire­lessly”

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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.

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