Forum news and Ferryside Village Forum Annual General Meeting 2016

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The Forum has been very busy this year hosting the Market every Saturday from May to October, and they have been a great success. One of our new stallholders this summer was Goggi’s, selling Asian food, which proved to be very popular, as did the wonderful quiches and bread. We will be back in December for seasonal fun at the fabulous Christmas markets.

AGM 2016. The Ferryside Village Forum are holding their AGM on Tuesday , 11th October 2016. The meeting will be held at The White Lion meeting room at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please come along if you would like to become a member of the Forum, or a volunteer on projects, like gardening days or other exciting events. Once again this year, the Forum will be hosting numerous activities, such as walks , beach litter picks, fund raising dinners and much more. So, if you would like to join in the fun, come along to the AGM.

There is a vacancy for a cooked food stall holder at future markets.   If you would like to run a stall selling hot food, such as burgers, sausages etc, then ring Lucy on 01267 267147

The Forum has also been a busy bee, converting the grounds of Calon y Fferi to a lovely place to sit and enjoy. With lots of hard work and help from students from Sir Gar, the gardens, wild flowers and raised beds are looking lovely.

A talk by Colin Russell including a practical session on recording wildlife sightings around Ferryside

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A talk by Colin Russell including a practical session on recording wildlife sightings around Ferryside

Saturday 1st October, Calon Y Fferi –Main Building, 1- 3pm,

West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre invites you to record your sightings of the wildlife in your area.

WWBIC maintains a database of almost 2 million species records for West Wales which are used by many public bodies to inform decisions which might affect wildlife. Of the 1,846 species records we hold within 1km of Ferryside we have many plant and bird records, but only one mollusc, one reptile record and none for amphibians. That means we have no records of any frogs or toads near Ferryside!

Following a short introduction, we will take a walk outdoors and record some common species we see, then return to put these records into a system that anyone can access online. You will need only a notebook and pen and clothing suitable for the weather.

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UWTSD Theatre performances at Calon y Fferi

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The School of Performing Arts from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David will be bringing three theatre performances to Calon Y Fferi (Ferryside Education Centre) on 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th May at 2pm, 5pm and 7pm each day. All of the performances are created by Final year students from the BA Acting and BA Theatre Design & Production degrees.

2pm – “The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen.” – Suitable for all the family. 

This adaptation by Mike Kenny tells the story of the famous Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen.  Many actors take on the role of Anderson at the same time representing the many sides of his personality.  He struggled with his family, his education and his place within society, he wanted to be a poet, a singer, a novelist, an actor……and throughout this story we see him question the world around him.

The script is clever and witty and interspersed with the storyline about Andersen early struggles to find fame and fortune. Come see some of his best-known fairy tales, such as the Princess and the Pea, The Little Mermaid and the Emperor’s New Clothes, come to life.

Directed by Lynne Seymour

5pm – “Wave Me Goodbye” – Audience 12+ 

Extraordinary stories in an extraordinary setting.

‘This place anchors my heart. This place takes hold of you and will not let you go’

Time moves on, landscapes alter, memories fade.

When all is changing what remains?

Join us as we journey through the lives of those who find it hard to leave the air, the sea and the land of Ferryside. A collection of characters (you may or may not recognise…) navigate their way through the site and invite you to listen to their stories.

Written and performed by the cast, Wave Me Goodbye is an exploration of what it means to truly belong.

Directed by Carri Munn

7pm – “We The Jury” – Audience 16+ 

Join the Jury at The Court Of The Spoken Truth. Can you see the Truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

We the Jury is an immersive theatrical experience where the decisions you make affect the outcomes of the trial.

Innocent or Guilty? You decide.

Directed by Shane Nickels

All ticket money raised will be donated back to Calon Y Fferii (Ferryside Education Centre) to help the continued development of the site.

All tickets to be booked via email or phone: heather.thomas@uwtsd.ac.uk

or 01267 676669

No tickets available at the venue

All tickets money will be collected on arrival

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BEACH CLEAN UP FERRYSIDE – 26TH APRIL 2016.

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The Ferryside Village Forum invites you to take part in a Beach Clean on the 26th April on the so called Marsh area close to the railway line to the North of Ferryside. The public are invited to meet on the foreshore close to the yacht club or go direct to the Marsh area the other side of the railway line.

The litter pick starts at 10.00 am and should finish by about 2.00 pm. Your time will be much appreciated as there is a lot of litter to pick.

You need gloves and stout boots or wellingtons. Bags and pickers will be provided.

This event is jointly organised by Colin Butters and Dan Snaith of Keep Wales Tidy

The Forum hope to organise two litter picks a year and will publicise via the Ferryside Village Forum Facebook page, twitter @FerrysideVF and on our web site http://www.ferrysidevillageforum.org.uk.

CONTACT Mike Evans – 07904313156 for more detail.