Community Groups

The Black Mountain Luncheon Club

The luncheon club members meet every Monday from 12pm - 2pm for a hearty three course meal and to enjoy in the company of others. The development team hold a weekly raffle, quiz and game of bingo. The group is often joined by guest speakers and performers. Prices are currently under review, however will remain cheap.

If you are interested in joining the Luncheon Club, call the Centre on 01269 825987.

Transport can be provided in most cases.

The Black Mountain Centre Luncheon Club, co-ordinated by the Black Mountain Centre team and supported by Sarah Hopkin, Catherin Goss and Rita Jones is a key service for the elderly residents of Brynaman. Participants value the service as it provides an opportunity for social inclusion.  We hope that this service may continue beyond March 2012, however we urgently need volunteer drivers to assist with weekly transportation of luncheon club members to and from the Centre. Please call 01269 823400 if you can help.

 

The Black Mountain Walking Club

The Black Mountain Walking Club venture out every Saturday at 2:30pm. Experienced walk leader Terri Darnbrook is qualified to accompany large groups of people on a variety of routes throughout the picturesque valleys of Wales. If you are a beginner, DON'T worry, join Terri on local walks.

Visit us for information on upcoming walks and walk routes or refer to the Community Calendar page of the website.

 

Brynaman Gardening Club

Brynaman Gardening Club is based at the Centre. The monthly meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7.00pm. There's a pre-planned full programme of events including visiting speakers, film presentations, trips to gardens of interest and national gardening shows. It is a lively, social gathering that brings together people with an interest in gardening and the environment. The annual subscription is extremely good value at £8. For more information, contact Teri Darnbrook. Her number can be obtained from Pauline Thomas at the Centre reception area.

Brynaman Heritage Group

Treftadaeth Brynaman Heritage is a well-established group based in the library of The Black Mountain Centre. The group are very enthusiastic and have already undertaken a number of local history projects, the results of which are proudly displayed at the Community Centre. One member is currently co-ordinating a collection of photographs depicting Brynaman weddings and has gathered a wonderful array of photographs, invitations, bills and even a black wedding dress from 1890. The group has a membership of twenty-nine although only ten of these are very active within the group. For the Community Archives Wales project, the group are keen to research the changing nature of the shops and businesses in Brynaman, over the last century, and have a wide collection of photographs, billheads, letters and artefacts to digitise. The group meet every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm. For more information and how to get involved please contact Colin Jones on 01269 822876.

The Black Mountain Art Club

The Black Mountain Art Club is a well established group. Members meet every Wednesday at the Centre, from10am until 2pm.

The class is set in a very informal environment and welcomes individuals of all abilities and tutor Sue Crossman Jones is on hand to provide support and guidance. The weekly session provides an opportunity to learn, socialise and share techniques.

From time to time the group undertake collaborative projects.  The group's latest project, 'Ar Lan y Mor' will be displayed in November.

 

Greeting cards are available to purchase from the Centre for £2.00 each.

   

 

Scribes R Us

Scribes R Us website

Based at Brynaman Community centre, this group originated from a creative writing group formed by the Department of Adult and Continuing Education at Swansea University. The members decided to continue working together and publishing their own work. They've been going for four years and in that time have published seven books of their own and other local authors' work.
The group are looking forward to their next project. They intend to collect true stories of the history of the area from local people and fictionalise them with the results being published as a book.

The group meets weekly from 2pm on Thursday afternoons.  For more information please email scribesrus1@aol.com or check out the website at www.scribesrus.co.uk.

 

Mess Up The Mess

Mess Up The Mess Website

MUTM is a not for profit organisation which has been established to offer dynamic theatre making experiences to young people, to increase opportunities for newly graduated theatre practitioners and create an inclusive company for innovative theatre that reaches out to new diverse audiences; breathing life into theatre in Carmarthenshire and beyond.  If you would like to learn more about the group and the kind of services they can provide check out their website at www.messupthemess.co.uk or contact info@messupthemess.co.uk.