Tuesday 15th March 2016 12:16 pm
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Landscape painter Lesley Birch

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Chart-topper art residency

A MEMBER of a chart-topping ’80s band will heading to Corris in July to indulge her new passion - painting.Lesley Birch (pictured right), who played keyboards with Hue and Cry, will be completing a solo residency in Wales for two weeks at Stiwdio Maelor, Corris Landscape painter Lesley, from York, said she finds the rugged Welsh landscape “really inspiring”.

Day of Prayer

THE WOMEN’S World Day of Prayer service was held at St Mair RC Church on Friday, 4 March. The bilingual service was written by the Christian Women of Cuba. The theme of the service was ‘Receive Children, Receive Me’. The leader was Ceri Morgan, organist was Delyth Rees and speaker was Wendy Morgan.Others taking part in the service included Joyce Price, Muriel Evans, Margaret Searson, Jocelyn Seagrave, Alice Hughes, Annie Tack, Angela Gregory, Ceinwen Lloyd, Morfudd Hughes, Avona Williams, Annie Parry, Rachel Seer, Beryl Riley, Beth Bastock, Joanne Gower, Gwenfair Pugh and Lisa Brown.The collection raised £83.20 which will help Women’s World Day of Prayer projects around the world.

Fresh Food

A GROUP of people from Bro Dyfi Food Bank, Advice Mid Wales, Mid-Wales Housing Association and Edible Mach have come together out of a desire to address food issues in Machynlleth. They want to see more people with access to fresh food, more people eating local food and to help more people to grow food. They are providing services to the community: food bank, advice service, affordable housing and public food growing sessions. They also want to see these services more widely promoted and feel this is best done through making stronger links between local groups and running shared events.The partnership is called Bwyd Dyfi Partner-ship and they would like to invite other community groups, businesses and individuals to join in celebrating local food, addressing food poverty and increasing food production in the area. The first partnership event is a Bwyd Dyfi dinner evening on 6 May, 6pm at the bowling club.


THIS year saw the New Dyfi Players present their 35th production, The Lord of the Bling.It was, yet again, a successful production with many people from the local community involved and supporting, and many new members taking part.This year’s production had many sponsors from the Dyfi Valley and the New Dyfi Players thanked everyone who contributed and the audi-ences who came to see the performances.Anyone inter-ested in joining the players — performing or backstage, e-mail [email protected] or find us on Facebook or Twitter (New Dyfi Players).DominoesTHE penultimate week’s programme in the Dyfi Valley Dominoes League 2015/16 saw leaders Foresters B consolidate their firm grip on the league-trophy. They secured six points while their main rivals, Dovey Inn, were restricted to just three points to fall further behind the long-time leaders.Table: Foresters B (126), Dovey Inn (117), Slaters (111), Red Lion A (109), Penrhos (102), White Horse (100), Foresters A (95), Red Lion B (92), Bowling Club (84), Wynnstay Llanbrynmair (80).


WEEK 14 of 18 saw Foresters A open up a nine-point cushion from Dwynant in the Dyfi Valley Darts League, leaving third-placed Penrhos 39 points adrift of the leaders.Table: Foresters A (124), Dwynant (115), Pen-rhos 85), Foresters C (83), Slaters A (66), Red Lion (61), Slaters B (57), Bowling Club (55), Slaters B (25), Foresters B (19).

Seedy Sunday

EDIBLE Mach Maethlon is pleased to announce that Seedy Sunday returns on 20 March, 10am till 4pm, on the Secondary School campus of Ysgol Bro Hyddgen.The event gives people a great chance to kick off the growing season, sharing seeds, knowledge and cakes with other enthusiasts while learning and exploring new techniques in our workshops (details below).There will be a host of stalls to swap seeds, tools with Tools for Self-Reliance Cymru, and an opportunity learn about the exciting year ahead for the growing groups Plus, take part in designing and shaping the new Edible Mach project for 2016, the show allotment garden, an exciting edible demonstration garden in the heart of the town.There will be fun activities for the children and a chance to share food and stories with the community.Free entry by donation. Contact [email protected] for more details.There will also be workshops. Sue Stickland will give a practical workshop on seed saving to demonstrate the ease and importance of saving your own seed. Get your own seed sovereignty and resilience in your area with her easy-to-use methods. Proving that anyone can do it!Amanda Dean will give a workshop on gardeners’ herbal first aid. Cuts and grazes, sprains, strains and aching muscles, splinters, sunburn you name it! Amanda will guide you to discover a treasure trove of remedies right in your yard.


COUNTY planners have approved the installation of a micro hydroelectricity turbine, turbine house and associated works at Maesmedrisiol, Pennant, Llanbrynmair.The decision was taken under delegated powers in the period 19 February – 3 March.


LLEW Coch ‘A’ cemented their Machynlleth and District Pool League division one title ambitions by overwhelming their B-team counterparts by 13 frames to two in round 14 on Thursday, 3 March, retaining their six-point lead with only 12 points on offer for the rest of the season.White Lion kept in the frame with a clear 11-4 victory over visitors Bowling Club and, also keeping their interest alive, Skinners A won 9-6 at Tredegar Arms.Dwynant moved three points clear of the relegation zone as they came away from fellow strugglers Rugby Club B with a 9-6 victory.Table: Llew Coch A (39 points), White Lion A (33), Skinners A (33), Tredegar Arms (27), Rugby Club A (24), Dwynant (12), Bowling Club (12), White Horse A 12, Rugby Club B (9), Llew Coch B (6).Llew Coch Ladies won 8-7 in their division two bottom-of-the-table clash at home to Penrhos.Joint leaders Foresters and Y Llew Coch Dinas both maintained their push for promotion with impressive results. Foresters won 12-3 at Rugby Club C while, with an 11-4 score, Y Llew Coch Dinas ensured a home victory over White Lion Ladies. And, completing the round’s fixtures, Skinners B accounted for visitors Slaters 9-6.Table: Foresters (27 points), Y Llew Coch Dinas (27), Skinners B (24), Wynnstay Llanbrynmair (21), Rugby Club C (21), Slaters (18), Llew Coch Ladies (9), Penrhos (9), White Lion ladies (0).

Menter Iaith Maldwyn

CWMNI Drama Bro Ddyfi yn cyflwyno sesiwn holi a hwyl yng nghwmni Euros Lewis.Nos Fawrth, 29 Mawrth yn Clwb Bowlio Machynlleth am 7yh. Mynediad am ddim. Croeso cynnes i bawb – does dim angen sgilau actio!Amfwy o wbodaeth cysylltwch a Sioned Fflur ar [email protected].

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