TUCKERS REINDEER SALE
Saturday 25th November
Not long now! Come along to the 5th annual Tucker’s Christmas Reindeer sale on Saturday 25 November from 10am at 29 Vennwood Close and outside the Church Hall. Apart from the stars of the show there will be some lovely things to buy and a festive atmosphere to get you in the Christmas mood. We are being joined by some local crafters on the day including Trevor and his lovely Christmas houses, Meinir and her printed sweatshirts and Heulwen will be raising money from her beautiful handmade cards for the Library. There will be Tucker family crafts and some really cosy crocheted blankets made and sold by Justine.
We will be holding the usual raffle with some excellent quality prizes including luxury food hampers, a home baked and decorated Christmas cake, some very interesting bottles and some items that would make ideal gifts for adults and children. Once again, profits from this and from the sale of some crafts will be donated to our charity of choice, the Wenvoe Wildlife Group. We are expecting a visit from a gent on a sleigh in a red and white suit which will offer an excellent photograph opportunity. There will, again, be home made cake sold by the slice and all craft tables will be under the cover of Christmas decorated gazebos with festive music providing the backing track to the whole event. Why not join us and pick up a reindeer and some Christmas spirit! These have become collectors items so start making a list of people who deserve one as a gift. Bring a friend and have a festive catch up. We are so looking forward to seeing you there.
WENVOE VILLAGE SHOW,
SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2023, ST. MARY’S CHURCH HALL
This is Wenvoe’s own local show and offers an excellent opportunity for some friendly, fun competition. Will your fruit and veg be the talk of the village? Is your baking a triumph? You don’t have to be an expert, you just need to enter.
The show is limited to entries from people who live in the Wenvoe community (Wenvoe, Twyn-yr-Odyn, St Lythans and Dyffryn) and children who attend the village school.
Entries to be registered at St Mary’s Church Hall between 8.30 and 11 am on Saturday morning ( for those who have other commitments on Saturday morning there will be a limited time slot to register entries between 6 – 7.30pm on Friday evening 8th September but this will NOT include culinary entries). The hall will then be closed between 11 am and 1.00pm for the judging to take place. The public will be welcome to come and view the exhibits between 1 and 4pm. From 3pm – 4pm there will be a chance to sample the culinary entries for yourself. There will be a good quality raffle, and this will be drawn at 3.30pm. We already have some really good prizes but if you have a prize that you could give we should be very grateful.
If you wish to reclaim your entries they should be collected between 4 and 4.30pm but please note that Items entered in the culinary categories will be offered for public tasting and will not be eligible for collection unless there is any left at 4pm.
Entry fee – £1 for the first entry and 50p for all subsequent entries per person. You may enter as many sections as you wish but the maximum number of entries per person in any one section of a category is two. Items entered in previous Wenvoe Village Shows are acceptable but only if they have previously failed to win a prize. If you would like to help on the day or have any queries, please speak to Mike or Glenys Tucker.
Money raised from this event will be donated to the St Mary’s Church building fund. Please support this local event in any way you can.
In conjunction with the Wenvoe Village Show there will be a Teddy Bears Picnic in the St Mary’s Church grounds opposite, between 1 and 4pm.
Bring your own refreshments and teddy bears. There will be games for children and fellowship for all, in between popping over to the church hall to admire the exhibits.
St Mary’s church will also be open. Come, relax and enjoy the beautiful area in the centre of the village.
WENVOE VILLAGE SHOW
Saturday 10th September 12 Noon
Schedule of Categories
At last, we can welcome you to the return of Wenvoe’s Annual Village Show. Gardeners, bakers, photographers, and craft makers of the village are all busy preparing for the event. Run by the Hub, there are several categories to enter: crafts, cookery, art, photography, floral art, home-grown produce, and categories for children. Most of us will have something worthy of exhibit so why not give it a go?
The Community Centre will be open for entries between 08:30 and 10:30 on the morning of the show. You may submit as many entries in as many categories as you wish, with each entry costing £1. On completion of entries, the Community Centre will be cleared for judging.
The doors will be open to the public from 12 noon. The raffle will be drawn at 1p.m. followed by the announcement of the category winners at around 1.30pm.
We believe there is a competitor in all of us but if you would prefer to just view the exhibits, sample the products over a cuppa, or splash out on scones and cream, everyone is welcome. Come along and catch up with friends and expect an enjoyable afternoon.
Run by volunteers for you to enjoy. Organisation takes time, and effort. We need to spread the load more widely: the more people who are involved, the less there is for any one person to do. If you can spare a few hours on the day we would love to hear from you.
For further details, categories, and entry guidelines please call into the Hub or contact us at email@example.com.
IT’S ALL HAPPENING IN THE VALE THIS AUGUST
The Vale of Glamorgan Show returns on Wednesday 10 August. This August the Vale Show, which regularly attracts more than 20,000 visitors, moves back to its roots in Penllyn. The Show hosts a large Craft Fair and Horticultural Show along with a Home Produce marquee, Dog Show and Rabbit Show. Horse Classes run in the main ring until 3pm when there is a spectacular Grand Parade of all the Prize Winning Animals. Alongside the livestock and horse showing there will be more than 200 Trade Stands, selling a huge variety of goods. A Food Court will be centre field, selling produce, most of which has been grown or made in the Vale.
Admission: Adults £12.00; Children £5.00; Family Ticket £30.00 (2 adults, 2 children). Tickets available online: https://valeofglamorganshow.ticketsrv.co.uk/tickets/
How about some outdoor theatre in Penarth? Join Illyria on Thursday evening 25th August ,for an outdoor theatre production of The Pirates of Penzance in the beautiful Kymin Garden, Penarth. It could be an idea to bring a picnic but as there is no shelter be sure to dress for the weather. The performance starts at 7.00pm although doors will be open at 6.00pm. The show runs for 2 hours 10 minutes, including a 20 minute interval. Light refreshments will be available.
Plot reminder: Frederick, apprenticed to the Pirates since a child, learns that he was born in a leap year on 29th February, and that he is contracted to the Pirate King until his 21st birthday, not his 21st year. With only the inept Penzance constabulary to protect him, how will he resist being forced to endure a life of crime until he is 84 – and will his sweetheart, Mabel, wait for him that long? Described as ‘hilarious melodrama, sharp satire and glittering wit’ the show is packed with memorable songs such as To be a Pirate King!, Modern Major General and A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One.
Admission: Adult £18.00, Child (under 12 years) £12.00 – booking fees apply. Tickets are available online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-pirates-of-penzance-at-the-kymin-gardens-by-illyria-tickets-325162478727
Could you be tempted by art and flowers in Cowbridge? Cowbridge has been running an Open Art Competition and prize winners (over £2,000 of prize money on offer) will be exhibited from 1st – 13th. The Art and Applied Art winners can be seen in the Old Hall Gallery (open 10.00am – 5.00pm each day) and the Print section will be in the public areas of the nearby Bear Hotel. All work will be for sale. The town also plans to look blooming lovely as the Cowbridge Festival of Flowers takes place throughout August. Plans include flower installations thoughout the town and workshop events such as Fizz & Flowers and a Fun Flower Fairy Trail.
What about the Barry 10k and fun photo marathon? The Barry Island 10K and family fun run returns on Sunday 7th August at 10.00am. To add to the feel-good atmosphere, the day also includes a Family Fun Run and Toddler Dash taking place along the promenade. Barry is also running a fun photo marathon with prizes, also beginning 7th August. Join a test of creativity, photography skills, endurance and sense of humour! The format for you/your team on Sunday 7th August is 6 topics, 6 photos, 6 hours. We encourage you to explore the whole of Barry and find some great shots! Shorter 2-hour events follow during the week. Full details can be found: https://www.barry.cymru/visit/photobarrython-2022
What Can We Do?
Wenvoe Forum Zoom Event
“ while the sun is shining ”
7pm. Thursday 12th May 2022
Saving energy and money! Simple, practical ideas and questions answered on the best way to manage your household energy needs. Make changes before next winter arrives.
To book your place and or send in a question e-mail
Gwenfo.firstname.lastname@example.org with SUNSHINE in the title bar.
You will receive a zoom link before the event..