Booker Prize celebration

24Sep2011

Booker Prize celebration

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: September 24, 2011
http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Booker-Prize-celebration/story-13395814-detail/story.html

PENNARD Library Reading Group is celebrating after being chosen to take part in this year’s Booker Prize competition.

Pennard Library

Pennard Library

The group, just one of six to have been selected in the UK and the only one from Wales, will be given all books nominated for this year’s prize and give their views on each one to the competition judges.
The group will also have the chance to travel to London to meet the nominated authors in October.
The Booker Prize winner will be announced at a lavish ceremony on Tuesday, October 18.

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Community spirits get raised by cash boosts

22Sep2011
Community spirits get raised by cash boosts
By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: September 22, 2011
http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Community-spirits-raised-cash-boosts/story-13378874-detail/story.html

EIGHT communities are to receive a total of £4.7 million as part of Swansea Council’s rural development plan.

Projects in Bishopston, Pennard, Gower, Fairwood, Llangyfelach, Pontarddulais, Mawr and Penclawdd will each get the cash over the next two years. [N.B.  Pennard didn’t get any cash, not even a penny, from the £4.7 million and certainly nothing towards it Library!]

The schemes include promoting walking and cycling, developing youth services, and improving local bus services and sports facilities.

Other plans include promoting local food, and an a new information technology centre.

Many of the schemes in line for the money were nominated by local people in the communities involved. Continue reading