Culture, Leisure and Entertainment
The Assembly Rooms,
The Ynyscedwyn Arms,
Many diarists were putting on performances, or going out to
see others perform.
- Off to sing with Whitton
voices tonight. Whitton voices is a community choir that meets at the Assembly
rooms in Presteigne (we used to meet in Whitton until last year - the Foot
and Mouth crisis meant that we could not use the hall in Whitton). We sing
songs from around the world. Tonight - African, Argentinian and American gospel.
It's my favourite evening of the week. Singing helps me wind down and
relax. It's a long drive (14 miles) but it's worth it. There are
members who drive equally long distances.
- Left at 6.45pm to attend meeting of Gyrlais
Male Voice Choir Committee at the Ynyscedwyn Arms Hotel in Ystradgynlais.
Decisions made on visit by choir to sing in the Royal Albert Hall in London,
for the Centenary Festival of Male Voice Choirs on 26th October.
- At about quarter past 8 we went to Dolau
School for choir practise. We belong to the Dolau Mixtures, a mixed choir
which meets after the bell ringers have finished their practice at Llanfihangel
Several of our members are bell ringers. Our
J conductor is from Presteigne, a brilliant musician. We have 3 concerts coming
up in the near future, at Kinnerton Church, Heyope Church & Lingen Village
Hall. Not a very good practise, hopefully the concerts will be better. My
friend is a tenor, but used to accompany the Vale of Arrow, at Kington for
20 years from the age of 18. I am top soprano and an organist at old Radnor
- Took the opportunity whilst
Bill was out to practice my alto part -our choir, Cantorion is singing in
Llanwrtyd Wells Eisteddfod on Saturday.
- Attended to post, and
in my role as Treasurer for the National Eisteddfod 2003 Llanidloes and District
Local Appeal Committee, I processed £ 17 of draw tickets and money given
to me yesterday. The Committee has arranged a Grand Draw with the first prize
of a weekend for two donated by Celtic Travel. The draw is on 12th October,
and we hope to raise £900 . . .
We then had a couple of phone calls, the first from a member of the Eisteddfod
Choir to apologise that he would not be able to make Friday's rehearsal, we
normally travel together to the rehearsal in the Welsh Chapel at Welshpool.
And another apology, a member of the local Eisteddfod Committee, can't help
us out in selling tickets for the grand draw outside Kwik Save next Saturday
. . .
In my capacity as Treasurer of the Montgomery County Festival Choir, rang
Welsh Amateur Music Federation in Cardiff to ascertain if our grant cheque
was on its way.
Allan am 6.30 pm i'r dosbarth Cadw'n
Heini ac oddi yno i gyfieithu ar y pryd mewn cyfarfod tair awr o Bwyllgor
Celf a Chrefft yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol. Wedi blino a llawer heb ei orffen.
The Welsh Chapel,
- Cael sgwrs ar y stryd
efo M__ G__ a dweud fy mod wedi'i gweld ar y teledu nos Sul yn canu efo
Côr Eisteddfod Meifod ar 'Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol' -
ni'n dwy yn mwynhau ymarfer bob nos Wener yn Capel Cymraeg Trallwm dan
arweiniad ardderchog Gwyn L Williams.
- Booked Hyssington Village Hall for November
2nd when the "Pickled Walnuts" will be performing "Merrie England"
also in aid of Church restoration.
- 8am Made phone call to
daughter's friend to check waist measurement for a skirt I'm making
today. She and the friend are sharing the skirt for a Shakespeare play they
are performing next week with their High School for their drama GCSE course.
Received a phone call from the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth regarding tickets
for the Shakespeare School Drama Festival taking place at Theatr y Werin (my
daughter is playing Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet").
12.0 Drove back into town to attend Weight Watchers slimming club. Had lost
3lbs since last weigh-in a fortnight ago. Want to lose weight to look 'tidy
and trim' for forthcoming theatrical performances with the Newtown Musical
Theatre Company ("Salad Days" in October, and "Kiss me Kate"
in March, in which I have the lead).
- Tuesday is practice night
for the Morris side at Bishops Castle and by eight I am dancing with Martha
Rhoden's Tuppeny Dish which is the best possible way to unwind.
- I book 5 tickets to go and see a ska-punk
band called [SPONGE] in Cardiff in a few months time. It costs £52.70
- me and my friends are going, and one of their mums is driving us in her
camper van. I get the number off the Internet and buy them with mum's
credit card, paying her back with the cash my friends have given me.
- Spent 15 minutes sitting in the sunshine
catching up on my second reading of Lord of the Rings so I am ready for the
Two Towers film when it comes out in December. I am looking forward to seeing
it in London as my birthday treat.
- Evening I rode my Honda 90 moped to Builth
to work as an unpaid volunteer behind the bar at the Wyeside
Arts Centre. In return I saw for free the film being shown, The Guru.
- In the evening my husband
and I made a poster to advertise an 8mm film show (films taken in the 1960s
and 1970s) of Hay and District, which will be put on at Hay Parish Hall 15th
October 2002. Money raised to go to St Mary's Church, Hay.
- After school rehearsal of 'A Midsummer
Night's Dream' for the school's Shakepearre festival went well,
though not everyone has learnt their lines, two were missing and we are behind