ORTHODOX CHURCHES IN WALES
The Orthodox churches in Wales and the English border counties are to have a pilgrimage to St David’s Cathedral, Pembs on 14 April, St Teilo’s Well, Llandeilo on 9 June and St Winifred’s Well, Holywell on 6 October. Further walks around the Gower churches are planned in the coming months.
Who are the Orthodox Churches in Wales? Think of them as the Eastern Church from whom the Western Church broke away in medieval times. For over a thousand years before that almost all Christians belonged to the same Church. In Swansea they worship on most Sundays in the chapel of Singleton Hospital at 10.30 though once a month they also have a Sunday service in Llanelli. The priest is the Rev. Luke Holden (Tel. 01554 755690). Other information can be found at bananaboomerang.com/swanseaorthodox or facebook.com/swanseaorthodox or www.orthodoxchurchswansea.org
GOWER OPEN STUDIOS
Wednesday 7 March 19:00 to 21:00
Wearable Art with Ruby Anne & Sarah Phillips
This course comprises three evenings with Sara and Ruby, aka Seascape Curiosities and Ruby Anne Ceramic Jewellery. Learn a variety of techniques to make your own wearable art, or decorative accessory for your home.
All materials will be provided but, if you have any interesting textures (such as lace, leaves, rubber stamps etc.) with which you could impress porcelain, please bring them along, together with an apron. No experience is needed, just come along for three evenings of creative fun!
Followed by two sessions:
14th March and 21 March all from 19:00 to 21:00
- Workshop capacity: Maximum of eight people.
- Age Restrictions: Suitable for those aged 12 years upwards.
- Location: Penclawdd Community Centre, Victoria Road, Penclawdd, SA4 3FU.
- Admission: FREE, but advance booking essential.
Saturday 10 March 10:00 to 16:00
Peg Loom Weaving with Clarity Hoffman and Mike Smith.
Join us for a day of working with wool and a peg loom. Learn how to warp up and weave a small rug that you can take home. You will learn how to wash and dry fleeces, and how to use hand-carders and a drum-carding machine to prepare the fleeces for use.
Peg looms and all the materials to make the rug will be provided.
Please bring a packed lunch. Tea, coffee and homemade biscuits will be provided.
For more information, contact Clarity on 07870 345 561, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 10th March: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
- Workshop capacity: Maximum of six people
- Age Restrictions: Suitable for all ages from seven years upwards.
- Location: Penmaen Village Hall, Penmaen, SA3 2HH.
- Admission: FREE, but advance booking essential.
Further workshops are available through the month of March and include making a traditional beehive from straw and cane, egg tempura painting, spoon carving, charcoal making and drawing, and photography. For further information please visit www.goweropenstudios.co.uk or email email@example.com
Moving home is not a task to be taken lightly, so spare a thought for the volunteers who were faced with moving an entire bus museum recently.
The transport enthusiasts, members of Swansea Bus Museum, had the task when the lease on the building they had occupied alongside Fabian Way ended.
Eventually one was located in Viking Way, Winch Wen and after a great deal of effort the museum is not only settling into its new home, but recently celebrated its debut event at the new venue.
Museum chairman Alan West said that because of the many complications of moving some of the museum’s collection it was a tribute to its small but dedicated group of supporters that it was achieved within a very tight deadline.
New members are always welcome and you don’t have to be a mechanic. Don’t be shy. Pop along to Viking Way — they are currently open on Sundays between 11:00 and 16:00. The museum is currently appealing to anyone who can provide donations of red and grey floor paint. For further details of its operations Tel: 01792 732832. 2 Viking Way, Winch Wen, Swansea SA1 7DA
The next meeting will be held at Sketty Parish Centre, De La Beche Rd on Wednesday March 28 at 19:30.
The guest speaker will be Philip Williamson who will give an update on the current work at Tredegar House. Guests are invited to attend, and join National Trust members later for tea or coffee. Further information from Michael Simpson Tel. 404345
The April meeting is on Wednesday April 25 at 19:30 at Sketty Parish Hall. Richard Lewis will speak on art in Jacobean and Tudor Wales. A warm welcome is extended to all.
WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
All are welcome to join in the Women’s World Day of Prayer at 11am, Tabernacle Church, Newton Rd, Mumbles on Friday March 2nd. Light lunch to follow.
THE FRIENDS OF DE LA BECHE PARK
The Friends of De La Beche Park are holding an Open Day on Friday 7 April to promote tennis in the area. All are welcome. They will also be a Quiz Evening on Friday 15 June. Both events will be held at the Poppy Lounge at the park in De La Beche Road, Sketty.
SWANSEA ECHOES OF THE PAST
They say it’s the taking part that counts, but let’s be honest winning can be fun. It must at least account for the beaming smiles on the faces of these gentlemen. Proudly holding the spoils of success are members of just one of the sports teams that made the Colliers Arms public house in Winch Wen their headquarters in the mid-1950s. The pub is still there, but no doubt many of those in this photograph have sadly passed away.
The image is one of more than 300 offered in Swansea Echoes of the past by David Roberts. On sale now, the book captures some fantastic glimpses of Swansea in the past. For details on how to obtain a copy visit www.bryngoldbooks.com or phone 01639 643961.
Christian witness on the green in the centre of Mumbles on Good Friday March 30 at 11:00. All are welcome to join together for a short outdoors service.
BIG BOOK SALE
MUMBLES METHODIST CHURCH
There will be a Big Book Sale at Mumbles Methodist Church behind Theo’s coffee shop from 10:00 to 4:00 from Tuesday April 3 till Saturday April 14.
VICTORIA HALL MUMBLES
Fun, facts and food with Easter as the theme at Victoria Hall (opposite Mumbles Library) for fam-ilies, from 10:00 till noon on Wednesday April 4.
DAFFODIL COFFEE MORNING
NORTON VILLAGE HALL
A charity coffee morning in aid of Marie Curie will be held on Saturday, March 10 at Norton Village Hall, Castle Road, Norton (opposite the Beaufort Pub)10.30. Admission £2 includes a drink and a Welsh cake.
SWANSEA CLASSICAL GUITAR CIRCLE
There will be a classical guitar recital at the Sketty Park Community Centre SA2 8HE (junction of Park Way and Heather Crescent) on Friday 23 March at 19:30.
Gary Ryan is one of the world’s leading exponents of the guitar and has performed to international critical acclaim for over twenty years, winning praise for his formidable technique, outstanding musicianship and entertainingly diverse programmes.
Tickets are £10 and are available through the website swanseaguitars.co.uk or call Sylvia on 01792 469805