South Wales based charity, Sustainable Wales, is hosting its annual Christmas Fundraising Feast on Friday, December 12th, atThe Olive Tree Restaurant’, Pyle CF 33 6BJ. Reception 7.30pm, followed by a delectable three-course meal and coffee.  £28.50
The chefs will use the finest Fairtrade, organic and local ingredients, to cook-up a culinary storm – this is one Christmas celebration you don’t have to feel guilty about!  Slip on your suits and grab your gowns!
 “Once a year we like to create an elegant evening out for Sustainable Wales’ friends, supporters and well-wishers. Creating a five-star meal from ethical ingredients is not only a great showcase for the public, but also an exciting challenge for the chefs at this new restaurant. The menu looks delicious.” said Margaret Minhinnick, Sustainable Wales’ Director. “Tickets are priced at £28.50, with all profits going to Sustainable Wales.”
Please visit our website to view the menu options:
Online booking form here....
Tickets available from SUSSED. Tel 01656 783962 

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Event supported by Literature Wales

Preceding this, on Thursday, MAY 15, at 8pm, Helena Nelson, HAPPENSTANCE editor, reads her own poetry at the GREEN ROOM, Sustainable Wales, 5, James St., PORTHCAWL CF36 3BG (Tel. 01656 783962.)
Entry to these events is £3 each. This secures a free copy of “The Mythic Death of Dylan Thomas” signed by Robert Minhinnick at the end of the May 16 performance.
More details: Robert Minhinnick 01656 773627.
Sustainable Wales 01656 783962
[email protected]

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“I bet on the white car and it came in first. I bet on the black car and it came in first. I bet on the red car and now there is only sand in my pockets.”

The Green Room is creating a mini-festival as part of the popular SplashUp watersports, arts and music event in Porthcawl. Our theme  - climate change. Venue: The Stage Door, Grand Pavilion.

A diverse range of events are planned with the first perfomance at noon. From music and poetry to open mic, films and multi media performance you shouldn’t miss this mini festival!

SUSSED will have a stall selling homemade cakes, fairtrade goodies, gifts, bags and crafts and there be Queenie Queenie’s surf clothes, bags and funky things stall for you to visit. Stalls are open from 10.30am.
The Stage Door coffee and bar will also be open from 12 noon.

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Events listing at Sustainable Wales

Confirmed so far: the infamous S.E.X., Nick Ward, Badlands, Rebecca Hurn, Peter Morgan (electronica), Jordan Marks, and more to follow!

From the mellow acoustics of up-and-coming Porthcawl-local, Rebecca Hurn, and the new-wave-inspired Nick Ward, the evening is sure to inspire, intrigue and entertain. Bridgend’s most exciting rock band, S.E.X., will headline; keeping the flame of 80’s glam alive right here in Porthcawl. More acts to be confirmed. S.E.X.’s front man, Phil Jones, is happy to support the cause, but also joked, “it’s difficult fronting a glam-rock band, especially when, I, the band’s most senior member [by 30 years], is the only slightly glamorous one”. In the meantime, here’s a draft of the poster for the Commune Summer Event 2013…
Please join the events page on facebook it helps us guage the numbers attending.

Tickets are £5 in advance from SUSSED (£7 on door). July 6 Saturday HiTide Inn, Porthcawl UK

Sustainable Wales is planning another fabulous 'Christmas Feast' at the Atlantic Hotel, Porthcawl, on Thursday, 15th December 2011 at 7.30pm.

Ethical Feasts are now becoming one of the local highlights, as well as providing funds for Sustainable Wales and a fantastic evening out. This is superb chance to bring guests, book a table together and join in the Christmas festivities, meet new people and dress up for the occasion.

We will be enjoying a 3-course meal and this year will include entertainment from our musical guests. The hotel’s chef will prepare a selection of delicious dishes using local sourced, organic and fairly traded ingredients. The event will start with a drinks reception, progress over three courses, finishing off with coffee and chocolates from SUSSED. The musicians will complete the evening. This is an evening not to be missed - interest is high. Please don your best for the occasion.

Contact  Claire at [email protected]

Sustainable Wales 41 John Street, Porthcawl, 01656 783405, or SUSSED, 92, John Street, 783962. The menu will be up on the Sustainable Wales website as soon as possible. Tickets are £27.50 per head.


Mouth to Mouth in May 2011 - Bridgend Wales area

MAY 2011

Join poet Rhian Edwards, musicians Richard Thomas and Peter Morgan performing as Pepper’s Ghost for a bohemian evening of curry, cocktails and creative musical wonderment!  Be prepared for exhibits and contributions from other artists during the night.

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Where: Bauhaus, Wyndham St, Bridgend.
When: 7:30pm Saturday 28th May 2011

A performance of new material as part of the Green Room event “Mouth to Mouth” in May 2011 at Bauhuas in Bridgend, S Wales on Saturday 28 May. Startlingly new material will be performed with Rhian Edwards (vocals, Uke etc.). This collaboration will be created under a new moniker. And possibly hats. We may well be joined by other musicians - check back for more information soon. Part of the Arts for the Earth; Arts Council of Wales sponsored series of events.

Support confirmed: painter and musician Iolo Edger

Curried goat and cocktails will be served.

"Mouth to Mouth: A Celebration Between Two Rivers"
Supported by ACW and National Lottery

Commune - The previous Commune live event is here

APRIL 2011
Green Room Blues & Broth 8th April 2011
A relaxed jam
41 John St Porthcawl - limited spaces please RSVP to Tel. No. below


Fairground Music - Launch

Create Your Dreams Awake

Needing inspiration and motivation to move through creative / emotional blocks? Use art, creative writing and dance to bring clarity and vision to your life.

I am a practicing Artist M.A. Fine Art and have a PGCE in Art & Design. I have studied movement and dance for many years through 5 Rhythms, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Yoga and I am a practitioner in N.L.P. and Reiki. I take regular classes to groups along with 1-2-1 sessions as a Creativity Catalyst. I combine all these disciplines into my workshops to assist people make changes in their lives so clarity and vision is restored and a sense of life purpose, motivation and awakening to ones true potential can be realised.

The Little Shop of Calm, 1 Westgate, Cowbridge: If you are wanting to create a breakthrough in your life and want help finding creative solutions through Art, Movement, Writing & Meditation to the problems you face or just a gentle push in the right direction then come along and make the difference.

For more information on workshops or to book a 1-2-1 session
phone Siobhan now on 07866277560 / email:
[email protected]

Dance yourself awake:
This is a chance to discover the dancer in you and play with moves to express how you are feeling.  There are no steps to learn just guidance to take you through the WAVE of movement we will explore.  It really is about letting go of your inhibitions and let the spontaneity of the moment take over.  It's amazing what you are able to create once you give yourself permision to begin.  I will be running another class at Hope Chapel in Porthcawl on Sat 24th at 11.30am - 1pm.  There will also be a children's class from 10-11am.  I am doing regular classes now so check out my web site for up and coming events
Cost: £10 adults & £8 Concessions Children £5  - A set of 5 can be booked for £40/£30 adults £20 children

RePercussions community drumathon

… a planet-friendly groove-fest!
A call for all to join in!
Drummers, dancers, tubthumpers & whistleblowers groove for a groovy future!

Sandy Bowl, Porthcawl, Saturday October 24th 2009 global climate change action day

The 350 minute drumathon in Porthcawl is a 'free access' public participation event supported by local community groups and drummers and dancers. People from across Wales are welcome to come to Porthcawl to join in and literally make themselves heard on Oct 24th!

Sustainable Wales & friends hold a community climate change awareness event in Sandy Bowl, Porthcawl on Saturday Oct 24th 2009 as part of a global day of action co-ordinated by where thousands of people around the world come together and mark the number 350 parts per million - which science says is the level of CO2 in the atmosphere that we need to get back to to prevent dangerous climate change. The global campaign has the support of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bianca Jagger, George Monbiot and Rajendra Pachauri (head of International Panel on Climate Change) amongst many others. The events are a way for the public to make their voices heard in advance of the Copenhagen Climate Change talks in December.

The Porthcawl event itself involves a 350 minute 'drumming marathon' (a 'drumathon'!)

Drumming starts at 11.30 am and finishes at 5.20pm. 350 minutes (that's 5 hours and 50 minutes to be exact!) of people-powered drumming fun with samba, dance. junk drums will be there for the kids to bang too!

Climate activists, global citizens, drummers and dancers are invited to join in throughout the afternoon.

EVERYONE WELCOME: FREE ACCESS 11.30am – 5.20pm join in as long as you want!

Where to find the fun:

follow the sound of the rhythms to the zero-carbon gazebo village in Sandy Bowl nestled between Coney Beach funfair/Hi-Tide car park and Trecco Bay caravan park.

The location is perfect as the Sandy Bowl Drumathon is being held in a grassy amphitheatre in the heart of a disused caravan park right on the beach at Sandy Bay near Porthcawl harbour and funfair - so it is a bit of a celebration of local regeneration too!!

For the climate sinners who have to drive (unfortunately Porthcawl has no train station!!) there is ample parking at the Hi-Tide car park at the end of Mackworth Road, off New Road.

There are regular buses from Cardiff and Swansea; though if you're bringing a drum to bang ...?

This event is also being run to raise awareness of the 'Living Lighter' energy efficiency project that Sustainable Wales are co-ordinating for Bridgend County Borough. Anyone interested in receiveing free training in home energy use and in helping local householders save money on their bills as well as cutting greenhouse gases should get in touch.

For more info contact Richard, mobile: 0788 231 7097, email [email protected]