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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Popular Christmas Cheer returns with a new venue

The popular Llangollen Christmas Cheer event is returning - with a move to a new venue.

The evening of festive pre-Christmas entertainment, organised by the Inner Wheel Club  of Llangollen, is being held at St Collen’s Community Hall on Friday, December 17, starting at 6.30 for 7pm. 

Apart from last year’s pandemic hit event, it has been a permanent fixture for the past 30 years, starting as a wassail at what was then the ECTARC Centre  - now the library - and moving to the Town Hall where it evolved into Christmas Cheer.

The format has changed very little in that time. Members of the audience are greeted with a warming glass of punch on arrival. In between the two halves of entertainment in words and music, everyone enjoys a two-course meal.

Over the years members of the club have been keen to nurture local talent with a number of past performers having gone on to become professional opera singers.

This year will be no exception when they welcome James Reardon, a promising young pianist from the town. Also appearing will be Helen Belton, well known to many for her singing talents especially as a member of St Collen's church choir.

Also living locally Caitlin Drake is fast making a name for herself on the professional musical theatre stage. To add gravitas to the occasion Gethin Davies will be performing some favourite monologues.

The accompanist and musical coordinator is Owen Roberts, a valued friend of the club who has been performing this task for most of the 30 years.

The evening will end with a hearty sing-a-long of familiar carols conducted by Gethin.

Due to Covid restrictions the numbers of tickets available has had to be restricted but there are a few remaining prices at £15. There will be a bar available and a raffle. All proceeds will be donated to the charities supported by Inner Wheel in the local area.

* For more information or to purchase tickets, contact  or phone: 01978 869285/07816 286436      

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