Vote Green for Real Change! Open meeting for Vale Green Party Weds 25th Feb 7.45 Bonvilston Reading Room

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Open Meeting hosted by Vale of Glamorgan Green Party candidate Alan Armstrong, for anyone interested in learning more about green party politics, and how to support the local campaign in the run up to the General Election. Bonvilston Reading Rooms 7.45 Wednesday 25th February

Vote Green  For Real Change

  • A real change: from the economics of greed and destructive growth to the economics of need and the wise management of finite resources.
  • A real change: from inequality to fairness for all
  • A real change: from fracking and fossil fuels, to a sustainable world we can pass on to our children.

The Green Party is the only party fighting hard for a fairer society where the needs of people – not big business – come first. Unlike other parties, we don’t accept donations from large corporations or the unions.

The Green Party will work to establish a healthy, democratic society where people can live free from discrimination, where success is measured not just by narrow economic indicators but by taking account of personal freedom, social equality, health, happiness, and human fulfilment.

The Green Party recognizes that humankind depends on the diversity of the natural world for its existence and that this diversity is seriously threatened by mankind’s indiscriminate use of finite resources and over-dependence on fossil fuels. The Green Party is the only Party which recognizes the urgency with which the environmental challenges before us must be addressed in order to ensure a sustainable future for our children.

If you share this vision VOTE GREEN ON MAY 7TH

Published and promoted by Alan Armstrong on behalf of Wales Green Party, 20 Victoria Square, Penarth CF64 3EJ

A Welsh language copy of this leaflet is available on request and at http://www.walesgreenparty.org.uk/


alunAlan, and his wife Pam, live in Penarth. Alan is in private practice as a clinical hypnotherapist and independent social worker.

Alan first joined the Green Party in the 1970’s. He is a member of the Penarth Greening Group (GPG) and is a volunteer at Lavernock Nature Reserve. Alan attends Penarth Quakers.

‘In the life-time of my grand-children, the Earth could become inhospitable to mankind. I am standing for the Greens because they are the only Party that recognizes the profound social, political, and economic changes that are urgently needed if this is to be avoided.’

Email Alan: green267247@gmail.com


Find Love Among the Trees! Fruit Tree Planting Workshop at Riverside Market Garden Sat 14th Feb 11-4pm Free!

Learn about Fruit Tree Planting at Riverside Market Garden, St Hilary with Stephen Watts this Saturday 14th Feb. 11-4pm Free of charge – funded by Riverside Market Garden under a diversification grant from Welsh Assembly Govt.


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Big Screen Cowbridge – What We Did on our Holiday Thurs 26th Feb Town Hall 7.30pm

posterBy popular audience vote the Big Screen Spring Season has been tweaked and will now show

  • 26th February What we did on Our Holiday
  • 26th March My Old Lady
  • 23rd April  Mr Turner


‘From the creators of the hit BBC comedy series Outnumbered – WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY is a heart-warming, uplifting comedy for all the family. Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) birthday party.’

Doors open 7.10 for 7.30pm. Tickets £4 in advance from Cowbridge Town Hall office 9-1pm Mon-Fri, or on the door. Fablas ice cream sold in the interval!

Watch the official trailer here.

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Butchery, Bacon and a Bit of Beer – Butchery and Curing Skills with Food Adventure UK, Llanmaes Sun 15th March

Butchery, Bacon and a Bit of Beer    Sunday 15 March 2015


Learn how to butcher pork and cure 2 different types of bacon.

This day is perfect if you want to learn some butchery skills, learn how to make your own bacon, and enjoy some craft beer.

Your tutor for this unique class is Illtud Llyr Dunsford, founder of the award winning Charcutier Ltd. They are an artisan charcuterie company which brings together British, South European and North American methods of curing.

In our hands-on butchery and bacon class, you will learn how to butcher a pork middle into the tenderloin, leaf lard, loin, belly and ribs. In addition you will learn about different methods for making bacon and you’ll make your own back bacon out of the loin; pancetta out of the belly and you’ll cure the lard.

Not only will you take home about 500g of leaf lard, 4 kilos of loin/back bacon,  3 kilos of belly pork/pancetta, 1 kilo of ribs and 500g of tenderloin.  But you will feast on a lunch featuring Charcuterie Ltd. sausages!

At the end of the day, before packing up all your goodies, you can relax with some fine craft beer kindly donated by The Celt Experience!

What’s included?

  • Hands on class where you learn butchering and curing by working on about 10 kilos of pork
  • As making bacon takes more than 1 day, you will receive full instructions on how to finish making your bacon at home
  • Recipe ideas
  • About 10 kilos of pork (packaged up for you to take home at the end of the day)
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Lunch featuring Charcutier Ltd sausages
  • A bottle of craft beer kindly donated by The Celt Experience
  • All materials are provided

Other essential information:

  • You must be 18 years or older to attend this workshop.
  • You will be provided with protective clothing which must be worn as instructed

Price £135.00

Location: St Cattwg’s Village Hall

Rectory Ct, Llanmaes, Cowbridge CF61 2WJ


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Make Your Own Jam and Chutney – Fonmon Castle with Food Adventure UK – Sat 7th Feb

Make Your Own Jam and Chutney  Saturday 7 February 9:30 to 4:00

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Where better to learn the centuries old art of jam making and preservation than in an 800 year old Welsh castle, on our unique and magical ‘Make Your Own: Jam and Chutney’ adventure?

In this class, led by Angharad Underwood, founder of the multi award-winning The Preservation Society, you will learn how to make delicious jam and chutney.

The course is hands-on: you’ll be involved at every stage of the way, cutting fruit, measuring sugar and filling jars. We find this approach is not only much more fun, but helps you really understand each stage of the process, and therefore get the results you want at home. You will also take home the fruits of your labours from our hands on, interactive class!

Our class takes place at the stunning Fonmon Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan. Built in 1180 and set in three acres of beautiful gardens, Fonmon Castle has been owned by only two families in its 800 year history.

On arrival you will be offered coffee or tea with homemade biscuits before heading to the kitchens for the class with Angharad. After the class, we have arranged for you to have a private tour of the castle followed by a beautiful lunch, featuring produce from the garden and near locality.

After lunch, before packing up your goodies, enjoy a stroll in the walled garden and discover all of its secret delights.

What’s included:

  • Tea and coffee
  • Jam and chutney workshop with all materials provided.
  • Jars of the jam and chutney you make on the day
  • Guided tour of Fonmon Castle
  • Lunch featuring local produce
  • Time to stroll around the grounds and gardens

Price : £85.00 per person

Angharad will bring a selection of her award winning preserves for you to buy, on the day

Visit Food Adventure.co.uk for more information.





Cowbridge Big Screen Cinema Spring Season starts with Pride – Thurs 22nd Jan.


The Big Screen Cinema in season in Cowbridge kicks off in style with the popular movie Pride on Thursday 22nd January.

Upcoming films;

  • Gone Girl – Thursday 26th February
  • Effie Gray – Thursday 26th March
  • Mr Turner  – Thursday 23rd April

Tickets priced £4 available on the door or in advance from the Town Hall clerk’s office. Open Mon-Fri 9-1pm. Doors open 7.10pm for 7.30pm showing.

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Big Screen Cinema shows Elf! Thurs Dec 11th Cowbridge Town Hall 7pm

elfThe Christmas classic comes to Cowbridge! Gather your friends and family. Don your Christmas finery. Bring your favourite seasonal tipple. Book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment! Doors open 7pm Cowbridge Town Hall  Thurs 11th December.





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Christmas Frackers! Llantrithyd Villagers against Drilling – Cowbridge Town Hall 11am Sat 13th Dec


Llantrithyd Villagers against Drilling invite you to their special Christmas Frackers event – Cowbridge Town Hall, Sat 13th Dec 11am.  Last chance to add your name to Llantrithyd Villagers petition to ask the landowners W Philip Thomas and Evan Williams not to allow drilling for shale gas in their village.



Chef – next Big Screen showing Thurs 27th November Town Hall 7pm

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Chef (Cert 15)

Following a fractious argument with a well known food critic the chef loses his restaurant job. With the support of his family he starts up a mobile food truck business in an effort to reclaim his self esteem.

This heart-warming and amusing film is written, directed  and stars Jon Favreau, with strong support from Robert Downey Jnr and Scarlett Johansson.

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