Reading Welsh Society - Archive of 2014/2015 Events

Nov 21st 2014 - Wales and the Great War - Cymru a'r Rhyfel Mawr.

This was a specially well attended evening, organised by Pam Reynolds and Howard Tombs, with contributions from Pam, Elin, Terry, Viv Edwards and Carys Gadsden. Our thanks to them for making it such a special event. A special thankyou to Howard for standing in and undertaking the presentations.

The evening included presentations and film clips on:

Dec 19th 2014 - Christmas Celebrations - Parti Nadolig.

The evening was a great success with a programme of Christmas readings and Carols followed by drinks and party nibbles. A big thank you to Julie for organising the food and the mulled wine, and to Richard for organising the evening

It was agreed that all revenue from the raffle would be split between two charities - Ty Hafan and Age Concern. Thank you to all who donated prizes and bought tickets.

Feb 21st 2015 - St David's Day Dinner - Cinio Gwyl Dewi.

The evening was a great success with nearly sixty members and their friends in attendance. The MC for the evening was Richard Eley and we were entertained by the young Welsh clarinettist Rhys Taylor. Born in Aberystwyth, West Wales, into a passionately committed yet musically eclectic home, Rhys played clarinet as a young boy and by the age of eleven he was a member of the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain, where he realised his ambition of becoming a professional clarinettist.

His programme for the evening was a mixture of classical, traditional and jazz and included:

Not only was Rhys a consummate musician with great artistic flair, but he was also able to build a warm and relaxed rapport with the audience. Many commented after the event, on how they had enjoyed the evening, with the best entertainment in years.

Rhys Taylor