FoPL’s Late Summer Concert

Pennard Event Header

Shwmae pawb,

FoPL’s Late Summer Concert
Please come along to our late summer concert, in aid of Pennard Library – to be held in the Pennard Community Hall, SA3 2AD at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday 17th September.

Featuring: The Meadows Band
The young and talented Meadows Folk Band (Celtic-classical crossover) will be entertaining us for the evening. The quartet are a Carmarthenshire folk band who play original works, both instrumental and sung, along with fresh interpretations of folk music from various traditions, predominantly drawn from Celtic culture. To date they have played numerous concerts, including two fundraising tours: Cardiff’s Velindre Cancer Centre; Wales Air Ambulance; Glasgow’s Celtic Connections on the Danny Kyle Stage 2016; the Wales Millennium Centre; along with radio airplay (international and national, including BBC Radio Wales) etc. For more information see

Refreshments and Ticket Prices
Refreshments are included in the ticket price – but you’re welcome to bring your own alcohol and food. Seating will be arranged around tables.

Suggested ticket prices are: Adults £10, Concessions £8. Family tickets are available at £22 for two adults and up to three children.

If you can’t afford the full ticket price – please give a reasonable donation (c. £5) instead. Tickets will be on sale at the FoPL Charity Shop and also at Pennard Library.

In appreciation of your continued support. Diolch i chi am eich cefnogaeth.

The FoPL Committee
(David Colbeck, Carolyn Davies, Rhian Ferguson, Lynda James, Sarah Joiner, Keith Marsh, Karen Penny, Keith Roberts, Will Smith)

Latest on Pennard Library


Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything. —Tomie dePaola
Bore da pawb,
The Latest on the Library
The City and County of Swansea has recently formalised its process for Community Asset Transfers (CAT) – hence Friends of Pennard Library (FoPL) has completed an expression of interest in taking on the library building following this new procedure. Community Asset Transfer is an established mechanism used to enable the community ownership and management of publicly owned land and buildings.The ultimate aim of Community Asset Transfer is community empowerment – that is, to ensure that land and buildings are retained or transformed then operated for public benefit through community asset ownership and management. We expect to hear from the Local Authority, regarding our expression of interest, in the next six weeks.The FoPL Shop
In its first 12 months of operation, the shop has raised over 25k – which will all go towards maintaining Gower’s library in Pennard. Thanks to all of our volunteers and those who have donated so generously. We are now taking more expensive items to auction houses, or selling on ebay, to obtain the best prices.

Have you visited Pennard Library this week?
We are not meeting targets for visitor numbers – and this is a cause for concern. This especially applies to adults!!! Most of the children in the ward are members and visit the library each week during term time. Please make sure that you continue to visit weekly – especially during the quieter month of August.

What’s on at Pennard Library for adults?

  • The Gower Landscape Partnership Display (23 Jul 2016 – 3 Aug 2016)
    The Gower Landscape Partnership aims to inspire and help local people to look after Gower’s special and distinctive features. The display will outline the work of the partnership in more detail. Viewing possible during library opening times. This event is free.
  • Pennard Library Reading Group: Are looking for new members who would enjoy reading and discussing a diverse range of fiction and non-fiction. Monthly meetings on 3rd Friday of the Month 10.15am-11.15am at the Library.
  • Pennard Library Knitting Group: Every Wednesday: 10.00am—11.00am. You can learn to knit, get help with a knitting problem or just bring along your current project for a chat with other knitters.

What’s on for kids?

  • ZOOLAB animal handlig event Friday August 5th 10.30-11.30am suitable for children 5+ Free but by ticket only
  • PHIZZ-WHIZZINGLY FANTASTIC MR FOX AND CRAFT Friday 12th August story and craft session 10.30-11.30am suitable for children 5-10 years
  • LANGUAGE AND PLAY stories, songs and crafty fun for under 5s Wednesday August 17th 10.30-11.30am
  • CAT PROTECTION EVENT Talk and craft event for 5+ Wednesday 24th 10.30-11.3-am Entry by ticket only, its free but donations of cat food welcome.

In appreciation of your continued support. Diolch i chi am eich cefnogaeth.

The FoPL Committee
(David Colbeck, Carolyn Davies, Rhian Ferguson, Lynda James, Sarah Joiner, Keith Marsh, Karen Penny, Keith Roberts, Will Smith)