History of The Gwynfe Community Hall

In line with our mission statement to 'provide social, recreational and leisure activities in the Hall', we aim to provide Gwynfe community with an opportunity to have a good ‘night out’ by hosting a professional Show, every two or three months. Since June 2002, we have forged a partnership with The Arts Council of Wales 'Night Out' Scheme and Carmarthenshire County Council, to bring performing arts to our community.
With financial help from Community Fund and Lottery money, we were able to purchase a stage, lighting & lanterns and curtains, all of which have helped in providing the atmosphere to promote shows.

In 1998 the Gwynfe Community Association was constituted and became instrumental in successfully securing funding from Cynnal - the Millennium Commission, Carmarthenshire County Council's Rural Grant Programme, the then Welsh Office and BBNPA, for replacing it's old Hall with a new 21st century Hall for Gwynfe; we recognise the help given by Antur Cwm Taf/Twyi to source these grants.
The intention of our Association was to foster Community involvement and social inclusion by ensuring all age groups and abilities in the community were able to participate locally in social, educational, recreational and leisure activities.

The Builders, Doel & Rowlands handed over the keys in May 2001 and the Hall was officially opened, by Carwyn Jones AM, Minister for Rural affairs, in November 2001.

The Three Red Kites sculpture

Gwynfe Community Association appealed to Llangadog Community Council for funds to replace the previous Kites sculpture, and the Council kindly donated £1,600 toward this purpose.


The Three Red Kites is a carving created by Simon Hedger, well known and talented Sculptor of Capel Dewi, his carvings displayed all over Carmarthenshire; Secretary at the time June said, “Tourist and visitors to Gwynfe stop to admire the Kites – we have many real Kites flying over the village.  We use the Kites as the logo for our letterhead and the carving has become an established part Gwynfe’s history.


This carving is made with the heart of Oak, sourced in Gelli Aur and is expected to last for 40 years. It replaced a previous carving made of Ash that had become unsafe.

Creation and Presentation of the Red Kites Sculpture