19th September 2007
BEPJ are again supporting the local Amnesty International group in Protect the Human Week as we did two years ago when we cancelled our meeting and went to a dance. This year Cardigan and North Pembs. Amnesty International Group are “Making a Song and Dance of it” at Neuadd y Dderwen, The Oak Hall, Rhos-y-Gilwen Mansion, Cilgerran, on Saturday, 13th October 2007, 8.00.p.m. to 11.30.p.m. The group are calling the evening Making a Song and Dance of It because that’s what Amnesty does. Rhos-y -Gilwen is a fantastic venue for the event which will be a mellow mixture of song, music and poetry, finishing with some more upbeat numbers to dance to, making it a very enjoyable evening, while raising money for Amnesty’s vital work for human rights. And there is a bar to keep you going as well !
The line-up of artistes giving their services in a good cause are Four Foolish Things, an Aberystwyth based band who play and sing songs from the 30’s & 40’s swing era – jitterbug too -your chance to get up and dance to all those songs you remember; Rhocesi, the well-known Cardigan based, all-female singing group, singing in Welsh and English, all members of local choirs and choral societies, a number of them experienced soloists; Peter Heneker, Pembrokeshire born and Cardigan raised local poet, who has recently published his second collection of poems reading his poetry; and a surprise guest (guaranteed to be a big surprise!) singing his own songs of peace and love.
Admission is by programme (£10) bought in advance, or booked in advance and collected on the door on the night. For further information and to reserve programmes/tickets please telephone Celia on 01559 370991.
Directions to Rhos-y-Gilwen by road.
From Cardigan/Ceredigion take the Tenby Road (A 478) and follow it for approximately 7 miles, going through the villages of Bridell, and Penybryn. At the next tiny village, Rhoshill, turn left at the crossroads to Cilgerran. Approximately half a mile along this road, just after Ty Rhos Farm (on the left) take the first turn to the right that is signposted to Rhosygilwen, this is a single track road with passing places. Go to the end of the road and through the gates of Rhosygilwen Mansion. The drive is itself about half a mile long.
From Carmarthen follow the A40 towards Haverfordwest. Turn right onto the A478 a mile or so after passing through Llanddewi Velfrey…..go along A478 for approx 17 miles, and turn right in the village of Rhoshill (signposted to Cilgerran). After approximately .5 ml take the first right turn (signposted to Rhosygilwen) – a single track road with passing places – and go right to the end where you will see the Mansion gates. Go through, and down the drive – you will see the Hall on the left hand side with its own car park.
Postcode for anyone using Multimap or Streetmap is SA43 2TW or click here for Google Map
There is secure parking for approximately 50 cars.