Christmas in the Park

We will be holding our annual Christmas in the Park event, on Friday 14th December, between 5.15pm and 7.00pm.

The event is free and organised by Friends of the Park for the local community. We would welcome anyone who is interested in joining the ‘Friends’ committee, to enquire using this link, via the web site.

The Programme is as follows:

5.15-5.30pm Formal welcome, mince pies and mulled wine

5.30-5.40pm Reading

5.40-6.00pm Salvation Army Band

6.00-6.10pm Reading

6.10-6.30pm 4D Choir

6.30-6.40pm Reading

6.40-7.00pm Salvation Army Band

Lighting will be provided at the Grove and Penlan Crescent entrances.

Unveiling of Dylan Thomas Memorial Stone

The Friends of Cwmdonkin Park are delighted that the initiative they took to renovate the stone has now happened and can be duly celebrated. We invite all who can to attend the ceremony.

Please see below for details of the event.

CWMDONKIN REMEMBERED by Gary Alan Motley

Welcome to this new section where we will publish submitted poems. A big thank you to Gary who has kindly provided the first poem.

The poem is written about Love essentially. About a meeting of minds and hearts without borders or language restrictions that can overcome people who walk through the park and feel the power of Nature all around them.

It mentions the trees that have seen and heard many a ‘secret’ over so many years. Yet they will always hold those secrets within the park.  Like muted whispers.

There is of course a nod to Dylan Thomas as the poet’s words and thoughts being born in the park.

Finally whether Love stays or goes it matters not to the eternity of the trees.  Concealing word and thought entwined around branches that echo silently forever with all that has ever been said within the park.

CWMDONKIN REMEMBERED

By Gary Alan Motley

No wonder in the feet of Man
To take his stride through Uplands doors

The hills they choke the air from all
Greet iron portals fenced in fours

Open but a pace away
To worlds anew and never seen

Closed they stand defiant dark
Cloaking all that lives in green

Leaves of whisper never heard
Drop like rain upon the stone

An autumn path lies golden brown
And knotted hedgerows overgrown

Through the gates of bordered tongue
Rising language falling tall

Hands are held beneath the yews
That form the mix of country wall

Revealing nothing and yet they know
They’ve seen and heard the poets song

Words and thoughts were born in here
This womb of Nature breathing strong

Far off at the compass point
Swinging downward only south

A breeze comes on and sends its chill
With winter’s vision shivered mouth

Glistened eyes set aglow
The mail of summer posted smart

The smoke of carbon burnt in pain
Hidden corners of the heart

Of ash it’s seen as not a sign
But souls they laugh and play their game

In trees of secrets eternal held
And spoken words repeat the same

Joyous in this park of Love
Too many walk and few return
But minds made up to work the same
Will only render hearts to yearn

To pledge of days of future words
Spoken that they hold no fears
True or ill the echo gone
Now only trees to face the years.

Cwmdonkin Park Virtual Tour

We are really pleased to be able to provide a link for a Virtual tour of the park.

http://www.vrvistas.com/virtualtours/parks/cwmdonkin/#

This was created by VR Vistas (vrvistas.com), who specialize in innovative, highly interactive and immersive virtual tours to support online marketing strategies. It also produces high quality aerial video and photography backed up by CAA Permission and RPQ-s Qualification. The company includes a Google Trusted Photographer and offers Google Maps Business View.

Coffee Morning

We are holding a fundraising Coffee Morning at the Lord Mayor’s Mansion House in Ffynone, on Thursday 11th October, 10.30am-12.00pm.

Tickets are £5 each and are available from the Park Kiosk.

Halloween Tales Event – 27th October

We are holding an exciting family Halloween Event on 27th October at 4.30PM.

As long as the weather holds up, we hope to see you there.

The timings are approximately as follows:

4.30PM Fancy Dress Parade

5.00PM Gower Fairy Tales Part 1

5.30PM Gower fairy Tales Part 2

5.45PM Bat Walk

6.15PM End