Over the last twelve months, Mumbles Community Council has hosted a number of social afternoons, some celebratory, such as HM the Queen’s 90th Birthday and others, afternoon tea parties with live music. The success of these social events has led to great competition for tickets. This now, unfortunately, has led to limiting the number of tickets that each individual can have. It seems we are a victim of our own success in identifying a very specific need within the community.
We aim to provide entertainment, tea, cakes, sing-a-longs and “gentle dancing.” We have quizzes, raffles, live music and much laughter along the way. It’s a great way to meet up with friends and have a chat over a cuppa and a cake.
Our Christmas Social Afternoon was a great success from the moment the choir of Oystermouth School stepped onto the stage and held the audience spell-bound with their delightful musical programme of Christmas songs, new and old. This was followed by traditional Christmas songs from the Starlight Groups where the audience was encouraged to join in. The rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas, with enthusiastic audience participation, should have been videoed! Everyone entered into the fun and the outcome was hilarious.
Crackers were pulled, mince pies and stollen enjoyed with copious cups of tea. Lucky raffle ticket holders had the pick of a table laden with raffle prizes. The Starlight Group, in fine form, soon had the audience “dancing in the aisles” and some very nifty dance moves were evident as more and more took to the floor.
All too soon, the event was over, but judging by the smiling faces leaving the Hall, a good time had been enjoyed by all.