Elvis themed evening at the Green Room
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Elvis themed evening at the Green Room

GREEN ROOM RETURNS

WITH ELVIS-THEMED NIGHT - Above SUSSED

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Sustainable Wales, 5, James St., Porthcawl CF36 3BG

“A little satire will add to the fun”.

After a summer break, Sustainable Wales’s ‘Green Room’ performance space recommences with a series of events.

Friday, SEPTEMBER 28, at 8pm, we celebrate the Elvis festival in Porthcawl, with a welcome satirical look at ‘the King’.

There will be Elvis Presley-themed films, and readings from Wales’s finest performance poet, Peter Finch.

Peter will also be speaking about his recent book, ‘The Roots of Rock’ (Seren), in which Elvis, of course, is featured.

Leading Cardiff academic, Dr Daniel Evans, will discuss the ‘class’ element of the Elvis festival.

Co-ordinator of Sustainable Wales, Margaret Minhinnick, says: “The Elvis festival weekend is now well-established. This extraordinary eisteddfod is unignorable in the town, so our charity is making a contribution to the fun.

“ Peter Finch will be sharp! And our popular Open Mike will include film and photographs, drawn from the history of Elvis in Porthcawl.

“Giving a local perspective will be writer Robert Minhinnick, photographer Peter Morgan, musician Gerry Rae and film-maker Paul Woodford.”

Everyone welcome! Croeso cynnes i bawb!

£4 entrance.

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Elvis Café
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Elvis Café

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Special Elvis themed pop up Café

Our community-run café serves lush homemade bread, soups, cakes and savouries all at reasonable prices. Our volunteer bakers aim to use mainly fairtrade and local ingredients offering both savoury and sweet dishes for morning coffee, lunch and tea.

So please join us, and sample our rich coffee, refreshing tea, luxurious hot chocolate, chilled cola, fun fruit spritzers and taste our tantalizing cakes, soups, sarnies and snacks.

(Funds go to support Sustainable Wales).

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Pop up Café Returns
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Pop up Café Returns

Our community-run café serves lush homemade bread, soups, cakes and savouries all at reasonable prices. Our volunteer bakers aim to use mainly fairtrade and local ingredients offering both savoury and sweet dishes for morning coffee, lunch and tea.

So please join us, and sample our rich coffee, refreshing tea, luxurious hot chocolate, chilled cola, fun fruit spritzers and taste our tantalizing cakes, soups, sarnies and snacks.

(Funds go to support Sustainable Wales).

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Pop up Cafe 16 June
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Pop up Cafe 16 June

Our community-run café serves lush homemade bread, soups, cakes and savouries all at reasonable prices. Our volunteer bakers aim to use mainly fairtrade and local ingredients offering both savoury and sweet dishes for morning coffee, lunch and tea.

So please join us, and sample our rich coffee, refreshing tea, luxurious hot chocolate, chilled cola, fun fruit spritzers and taste our tantalizing cakes, soups, sarnies and snacks.

(Funds go to support Sustainable Wales).

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Pop-up Fairtrade Café 12th May above SUSSED
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Pop-up Fairtrade Café 12th May above SUSSED

Our community-run café serves lush homemade bread, soups, cakes and savouries all at reasonable prices. Our volunteer bakers aim to use mainly fairtrade and local ingredients offering both savoury and sweet dishes for morning coffee, lunch and tea.

So please join us, and sample our rich coffee, refreshing tea, luxurious hot chocolate, chilled cola, fun fruit spritzers and taste our tantalizing cakes, soups, sarnies and snacks.

(Funds go to support Sustainable Wales).

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PAUL HENRY AT THE GREEN ROOM, PORTHCAWL
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

PAUL HENRY AT THE GREEN ROOM, PORTHCAWL

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PAUL HENRY AT GREEN ROOM, PORTHCAWL

8pm FRIDAY, MARCH 30

Green Room, Sustainable Wales, 5, James St., Porthcawl CF36 3BG

Next reader at Porthcawl’s ‘Green Room’ is poet and musician, Paul Henry, launching his new collection, The Glass Aisle.

Sustainable Wales has been trying for two years to tempt Paul to Porthcawl, and we’re delighted he’s here.

The book moves between rage and stillness, past and present, music and silence.  It is Paul’s tenth book and will delight with its assured lyricism. Copies will be on sale on the night and in our shop, SUSSED.

With Open Mic.

£4 entrance.  Everyone welcome/Croeso cynnes i bawb.

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Josephine's Rain Returns to Porthcawl
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Josephine's Rain Returns to Porthcawl

The drama of the ‘Porthcawl hurricane’ to be relived at the ‘Green Room’.

‘Josephine’s Rain’ is a thirty minute evocation of a storm that damaged Porthcawl in 1995.

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Tropical storm ‘Josephine’ was close to hurricane status, sinking boats and destroying part of the seafront.

The video performance promises a musical and poetic dramatisation of an incident in recent history.

The original ‘Josephine’s Rain’ featured Robert Minhinnick, Peter Morgan and Richard Thomas. This new version is remixed by Peter Morgan, whose images will be shown during the performance.

There will also be an Open Mic for readings and short films.

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Pop up fairtrade Café
Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Pop up fairtrade Café

POP-UP CAFÉ THIS SATURDAY 11AM - 4PM

27TH JAN, The Green Room, above SUSSED.

SELECTION OF TRADITIONAL WELSH, VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN DISHES ON THE MENU

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Our community-run café serves lush homemade bread, soups, cakes and savouries all at reasonable prices. Our volunteer bakers aim to use mainly fairtrade and local ingredients offering both savoury and sweet dishes for morning coffee, lunch and tea.

So please join us, and sample our rich coffee, refreshing tea, luxurious hot chocolate, chilled cola, fun fruit spritzers and taste our tantalizing cakes, soups, sarnies and snacks.

(Funds go to support Sustainable Wales).

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Green Room Returns "Under the eaves of language"
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Green Room Returns "Under the eaves of language"

An evening in English and Welsh to celebrate the publication of ‘Bondo’ by Menna Elfyn, from Bloodaxe. The title means ‘eaves’ in Welsh, referring to poetry and language as a ‘sanctuary’. Readers are Robert Minhinnick in English and Carys Evans in Welsh. Plus Open Mic.   

Entrance: £4. 

Everyone welcome. Croeso cynnes i bawb.

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JAN 26th 2018 above SUSSED

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Absolutely Divine Chocolate Party
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Absolutely Divine Chocolate Party

Absolutely Divine Chocolate Party Friday December 1st 8pm

Savoury and Sweet you’re in for a treat. Take your taste buds on a tantalising journey from sweet, creamy milk chocolate to the rich intense flavours in Divine’s dark chocolate. Combined with a range of sweet and savoury tastes to bring out the best in the coca bean. Bring a bottle of your favourite tipple or check out the beer, wine and tea chocolate pairing guides below

The SUSSED shop will be open with a range of ethical Christmas gifts. Don’t forget members get 10% off (excluding local crafts, eco and food)… not a member yet? Sign up for membership on the night for an exclusive £8 (normally £12) and use your 10% member discount straight away!

Pairing Guides

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Wine http://www.divinechocolate.com/uk/sites/default/files/img/_1566.pdf

Tea http://www.divinechocolate.com/uk/sites/default/files/img/_1565.pdf

£4 or donation

 

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Green Room Café
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Green Room Café

The Green Room Café returns -

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Visit the Green Room POP-UP Café  3rd Sat of the month.

Delicious Fairtrade food available, SATURDAY, November 18th 11am – 4pm. James Street, Porthcawl…

Our community-run café serves lush homemade bread, soups, cakes and savouries all at reasonable prices. Our volunteer bakers aim to use mainly fairtrade and local ingredients offering both savoury and sweet dishes for morning coffee, lunch and tea.

So please join us, and sample our rich coffee, refreshing tea, luxurious hot chocolate, chilled cola, fun fruit spritzers and taste our tantalizing cakes, soups, sarnies and snacks.

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Supporters: SUSSED AGM
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Supporters: SUSSED AGM

INVITATION TO:

SUSSED ANNUAL MEETING  2016-17

THE GREEN ROOM WED. 13TH SEPT 2017 7. 30PM

GUEST SPEAKER COUNCILLOR ALEX HARRIS AND ‘BREXIT’ DISCUSSION

REFRESHMENTS

Dear SUSSED Supporters,

It is OUR pleasure to invite you to SUSSED Wales’ Annual Meeting 2016/17, 13th Sept 2017, 7:30pm followed by a discussion facilitated by Green Party Councillor Alex Harris and concluded with refreshments and buffet. To be held in the Green Room, above SUSSED.

The AGM, we expect, to be quite informal and short. It will update people about SUSSED’s trading, finances and activities and elect the SUSSED board of directors and volunteer roles and responsibilities.

If anyone would like to stand as a company Director please get in touch before-hand. Or maybe you would like to volunteer and help with shop sales, volunteer coordination, membership development, administration, finances, information research, communications or IT? We would be delighted to hear from you.

As a community cooperative our volunteers, supporters and membership are central to the organisation. We are a democratic and thus participatory organisation – we need not only your commitment to shop at SUSSED but also your ideas. 

Indeed, as community members you have a stake in the business as you are in fact the “owners”. Thus, we appreciate it when people attend the AGM and give us feedback.

Our guest speaker is Councillor Alex Harris who represents the Green Party in the Rest Bay ward, Porthcawl. The theme we have asked Alex to speak on and lead the discussion is:

What effect will Brexit have on the local community?  How can we respond?

Each community is different. There is a higher number of immigrants in Cardiff than in Porthcawl but there is a larger farming community here. What effect will the current negotiations have on us?

Infrastructure monies from the EU will dry up – when? Will the UK/Welsh Governments compensate for this? What effect will this have on us in Wales? If there is no money into the Valleys for instance, what impact will that have on Porthcawl?

It’s great to see that environmental policies from the EU are being incorporated into UK legislation. Are there any that are being omitted? 

Afterwards let’s celebrate the fact that our community actually has a shop like SUSSED.

We hope that you can attend what should be an enjoyable evening.  

Please RSVP, via email (mm@sustainablewales.org.uk ) or phone (01656783962) to ensure there is an appropriate amount of seating and refreshments available.

Best Wishes

Margaret Minhinnick on behalf of all the Directors SUSSED (Luke Evans, Martin Little, Robert Minhinnick, Peter Morgan, Melanie Johnson)

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Rhian Edwards book launch
Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

Rhian Edwards book launch

  • Friday, March 31, 2017
  • 8:00pm  10:00pm

A welcome return for Rhian Edwards to the Green Room. 

Brood is the new pamphlet from poet Rhian Edwards. Winner of all three categories of Wales Book of the Year in 2013 for her debut poetry collection, Clueless Dogs, Bridgend-born and based Edwards is known for her dazzling performance style and her vivid, often acutely personal poems.

The new pamphlet opens with ‘Birds of Rhiannon’ introducing us (via a nod to the famous medieval Mabinogion story where magic birds, said to bring people back from the dead, console the heartbroken Celtic princess Rhiannon) to a darkly resonant tone that echoes from the myth:

Before I was mortal, I was haloed

in feathers, my trinity of familiars;

whose birdsong was legend, serenading

the dead from their dreams,

lullabying the living to torpor…

The centre of this new pamphlet is a ten-part poem, ‘Pied Margot’ based on the mnemonic rhyme for groups of magpies ‘One for Sorrow, Two for Joy…’. This long poem charts the progression of a troubling relationship from infatuation to disillusionment, alongside the birth of a much-loved daughter.

There are unflinching descriptions of arduous pregnancy, as well as miscarriage, that remind us that this stage of a woman’s life can be as risky as a battlefield. Also, any parent will recognise the irritated joy of ‘Kiss’ where a child becomes an expert at ‘delaying the damnation of bedtime.’

Meanwhile, birds are at all times present: hovering, chattering, casting their shadows, they are both tricksters and familiars in these hypnotic, spell-like poems. Welsh artist Paul Edwards has provided some beautiful charcoal drawings of magpies inspired by this atmospheric sequence, which feature throughout the pamphlet.

Other poems feature Gulls, Red Kites and ‘The Universal Doodle’ of a murmuration cloud of starlings. This pamphlet Brood is an apt follow-up to Clueless Dogs and leaves us eager for the poet’s next full collection.

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Bridgend Fairtrade Festival & charity fair trade bake off
Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Bridgend Fairtrade Festival & charity fair trade bake off

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Bridgend County Fairtrade Partnership is holding a Fairtrade Festival including a ‘Bake-Off’ at Carnegie House, Wyndham Street, Bridgend on Saturday 18th March from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a family event and there will be Fairtrade stalls, coffee bar, stalls, story-telling music, films etc.

Find out more at the dedicated page on the Sustainable Wales website.

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Free Discussion: What is Sustainability? How can we make it part of our culture?
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Free Discussion: What is Sustainability? How can we make it part of our culture?

  • Friday, March 10, 2017
  • 8:00pm  10:00pm

The first of a new series of talks and debates at the Green Room above SUSSED  'What is Sustainability and how do we make it part of our culture?'. These are planned for the second Friday of the month (orange posters).

The sub questions will be along the lines of belonging and culture and how mainstream culture seems to be based on using consumerism as a way to belong, which in turn may make it a difficult thing to let go of.  So how do we link sustainability with belonging, on a local level as well as a global level?  And how do we appeal to people who may see becoming 'eco' as moving away from their traditional communities?

Hosted by Suzanne Williams.

BYOB, Free but donations are welcome. Some refreshments will be available from our fairtrade range of teas and coffees. Please share this on social media. More events planned for the Green Room this year so check our twitter, these event pages etc.

Tell your friends!

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One Time Alive evening gig
Mar
3
8:00 PM20:00

One Time Alive evening gig

One Time Alive, following the release of their albums Sugar Train and Five Star Vending Machine return to the Green Room for an evening gig with old and new material.

Listen to One Time Alive at www.onetimealive.com

Live music events are planned for the first Friday every across 2017 keep a look out for the blue posters...

The latest album is available at SUSSED.

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Mike Jenkins & Mike Church at Green Room literary event
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Mike Jenkins & Mike Church at Green Room literary event

GREEN ROOM WELCOMES RADICAL POET

8pm. Friday, February 24 sees the return of the charity, Sustainable Wales’s Green Room after a winter break.

First performance will be poet, MIKE JENKINS, a widely published writer who has won Wales ‘Book of the Year’ and edited the international quarterly, ‘Poetry Wales’.

Mike is celebrated for his radical political views, but his poetry is wide ranging and original. Often it reflects his life spent as a teacher in comprehensive schools in south Wales.

Well known also as an opponent of opencast mining, which he sees as a blight on his local landscape in Merthyr Tydfil, Mike Jenkins has also recently began to write in Welsh.

Joining Mike will be fellow poet MIKE CHURCH, and there will be opportunities for local writers to join in the Open Mic, always a popular Green Room feature.

The Green Room will diversify in 2017, with a series of music events and discussions.

Entrance £4. Everyone welcome. The charity does not have an alcohol license, thus the public are urged to bring their own.

More information: 01656 773627

The latest books by Mike Jenkins and Mike Church will be on sale on the night.

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GREEN ROOM RETURNS WITH LOCAL WRITING
Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

GREEN ROOM RETURNS WITH LOCAL WRITING

GREEN ROOM RETURNS WITH LOCAL WRITING

Charity, Sustainable Wales welcomes all local writers to its GREEN ROOM, 5, JAMES ST. PORTHCAWL CF36 3BG on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, at 8pm for a celebration of ‘new writing’.

Entirely devoted to the ‘open mic’, the event will feature Robert Minhinnick, Gerald Webber and a variety of other prose and poetry writers.

Entrance £4.

More information: Sustainable Wales 01656 773627

 

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Autumn Fairtrade Bake Off
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Autumn Fairtrade Bake Off

Sustainable Wales is holding a fairtrade bake off at the Green Room (above SUSSED). We're inviting bakers, schools and local groups to dust the fairtrade flour off their aprons and get to work baking for this flavoursome event.

So whether you're an enthusiastic baker or an even more enthusiastic cake connoisseur, make a date in your diary for the bake off... Saturday 12 November 10am-4pm (10am for entries -free, Café opens to the public who can judge the cakes and bakes at 11am, £3.50 inc. tea/coffee/cakes etc.).

Don't forget, delicious organic, gluten free and Fairtrade ingredients can be found at SUSSED including lots of flour and spices options.

Want to enter? Find out all the details on the bake off page! on the Sustainable Wales website.

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Green Room Film screenings: Late Love Poems
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

Green Room Film screenings: Late Love Poems

Film screenings: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 8pm. GREEN ROOM above SUSSED, 5, James St. PORTHCAWL CF36 3BG

Sustainable Wales’s ‘Green Room’ returns from its summer break with showings of ‘Late Love Poems’, a series of films by Eamon Bourke of Park6 Productions based round poems by Steve Griffiths. These will be followed by an Open Mic for local writers to perform their work, maybe with a ‘love poem’ theme. £4 entry.  Bring your own drinks. Everyone welcome. Further details – Sustainable Wales 01656 773627. 

About the Late Love Poems films.

 Steve Griffiths

Steve Griffiths

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