BARMOUTH NEWS 07/08/0001:28:44

BERMO ARTS The "Stars in our children's eyes" summer show is repeated on Wednesday evenings at the Dragon Theatre throughout August commencing at 7-30pm. The show takes a new format this year and concentrates on the talents of children from Barmouth and Harlech areas. Hopefully new young members will join Bermo Arts as a result of this show and enable the group to put on larger productions in the future.


On Thursday 3rd August the Barmouth Branch of the Hospital League of Friends completed their annual street collection with the grand total of 321-12. Warmest thanks are extended to all who supported with donations and to the collectors, Molly Williams, Sally Thomas, Shelia Jeffs, Margaret Owen, Buddug Jones, Betty Owen , Mair Jones and Minfor Surgery Park Road.


A display of flowers and needlework in Christchurch last week drew considerable praise and admiration for the talented people who produced such intricate and colourful exhibits. A steady flow of visitors to the exhibition showed that the considerable effort of organising the event had been worthwhile.


The RNLI, always inventive in raising funds, are holding a Flower Festival in St.Davids Church on the Harbour between Thursday 10th and Sunday 13th August. The Church will be open daily from 10am.


On Sunday 16th July a successful Car Boot Sale was held in Dyffryn by kind permission of Mrs Joyce Newport. The sale raised 316-00 and grateful thanks are extended to Mrs Newport and the organisers for their efforts. On Sunday 30th July, in glorious sunshine, all who attended enjoyed a B.B.Q. At Goetre Uchaf with excellent food cooked by Barry and Colin and served by Barbara and Alma, whilst listening to "Harbour Lights" a very popular local band. The occassion raised 1500-00 for RNLI funds. The Branch thank Barry and Barbara and all who helped make this a resounding success.


The staff and pupils of Cylch Meithrin Llanbedr received excellent news following the Estyn inspection which was carried out by Mrs Elizabeth Griffin. The group has reached "Level one", nursery leader Ellanor Neilson with assistants Annette Williams and Heulwen Evans were commended on the level of care and teaching at the pre school nursery.


It is always good to be able to report on success, Father B. Lordan and the parishioners of St.Tudwals, Barmouth and St.Davids Harlech are happy to declare that the Summer Fayre which was held in the Youth Centre in Barmouth was a great success. So far the total raised stands at 1952-62 and for that the organisers thank the donors , both individuals and tradesmen and the supporters who spent so generously Diolch yn fawr I bawbis their message.


Adrian Bailey of Pavilion Leisure Centre in Barmouth is organising two races for the under 16's which will take place on Sunday 13th August. It only costs 1-50 to enter and anyone interested is asked to register at the leisure centre between 12-30 and 1-30 on the day. The rollerblade race stars at 2pm and the running at 2-15. The starting point will be by the Bath House, races will be three miles and will be run along the promenade. There will be trophies and prizes for the winners supplied with the help of sponsorship by Pavilion Cafeteria and Sandersons Estate Agency. Further details are available from Adrian at the Pavilion Leisure Centre on 280111


While some people may have been watching highlights of Dolgellau's Sesiwn Fawr, which included an appearance by the Hennesseys , others wee lucky enough to be watching them live in the Dragon Theatre last Wednesday evening. They were joined by Welsh nightingale Heather Jones and actor, comedian John Prior, whose wickedly humorous poems brought tears of laughter from the audience. John Prior also works for the Welsh Arts Council and organises the "Nights Out" scheme which enables theatres such as the Dragon to offer professional shows which would otherwise be financially

beyond their reach. The audience enjoyed the variety of songs, stories and poems, many relating to Welsh life and legends which provided such a convivial evenings entertainment. The atmosphere could only have been bettered by an even larger audience.


Members of Barmouth Football Club have started training and have already played a couple of games in the usual round of pre season friendly matches and Meirionnydd Cup games. On the 27th July the team beat Harlech Town 7-1 , with Craig Papirnyk scoring three goals in a very confident style, with the other goals coming from Carl Ryan (2) Russel Jones, and John Andrews. Unfortunately, the team didn't do as well against Porthmadoc Reserves, losing 4-0 , but as match fitness improves the team are confident of reaching a better standard. There is a full schedule of games to be played before the league season starts on August 19th.