Located in the picturesque village of Myddfai on the Western edge of the Brecon Beacons, the Myddfai Community Hall and Visitor Centre was newly built in 2011 with support from The Big Lottery Village SOS Fund and a host of other funders. It is established to act as a hub for the community and Centre for tourists and visitors to the area with the aim of supporting community cohesion and economic regeneration operating as part of the Myddfai Brand.
Recognised as a flagship building our award winning and fully equipped Centre set in a stunning rural landscape is run by staff and volunteers. Surplus raised by its activities and sales are donated to the community charity to support the immediate and local communities. Visited by thousands of people a year it is a place to come and discover the history and heritage of the famed “Physicians of Myddfai” who were renowned for hundreds of years as herbalists and doctors. Myddfai is also the Welsh home of HRH the Prince of Wales a friend and supporter of the Myddfai Scheme.
A place for people of all ages, walkers, cyclists and families will find something of interest and a peaceful tranquil setting with a warm local welcome. If it is a bigger event that is of interest the Centre is fully equipped to cater for weddings, conferences and business meetings with a large theatre style auditorium and a full range of AV support.
Myddfai Community Hall and Visitor Centre ‘s shop is a place where you will find a range of high quality craft and gift products produced by local maker’s, books, information on local and Welsh local foods, preserves and Myddfai Branded products.
Enjoy a refreshing coffee or lunch in the comfortable cafe, where the staff and volunteers will be delighted to serve you. They source as much as possible locally. The cafe has interesting interpretation displays on the history of Myddfai and the surrounding area, making a stop off for refreshments a way of feeding body and mind.
A great place to browse, there is something for everyone and every sale helps support our community aims.
Address: Myddfai, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, SA20 0JD
Tel: 01550 720449
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July 2017 Update
Sunday 9th July saw the official unveiling by HRH Prince Charles of a six month project at Myddfai Community Hall & Visitor Centre.
The community project, funded by Brecon Beacons Sustainable Development fund invited members of the community to learn stained glass skills at Myddfai Community Hall & Visitor Centre and help in the creation of a Welsh Legends themed window for the Hall.
The project was led by Lesley Griffith of Myddfai and Bernice Benton, Llanwrtyd, and ran from 4th January until end June. In total, thirty individuals took part in the project from design to completion and, alongside creating this amazing window, they made individual items of their own.
Bernice Benton said “HRH Prince Charles seemed genuinely interested and impressed by the groups’ achievements. He spent a long time talking to everyone about their individual work and it was a real honour to have him do the unveiling for us”
The following Friday (14th) there was a second unveiling with an afternoon tea so that all the project participants could share their achievement with family and friends.
Lesley told us, “It was an emotional day for all of us, we have such pride in our collective achievement. The class has been more than a learning opportunity. Through it friendships have developed, skills have been learned, confidences have been built and a new community has been formed. The participants have decided to continue meeting every Wednesday for crafting , coffee and cake; and new members are welcome to join them”.
Really the best description of the project experience should be left to the participants and the testimonials they wrote said it all. This one from Annie ;
“I love that we have built our own legend – of friendship, community and support, of love of glass and of our place and our stories, of relearning old skills and gaining new ones. We will continue to learn and laugh and grow together under our beautiful window which is for all to share and enjoy”
The Myddfai Centre with gift shop and café is open during the summer 10:30-5pm, winter 11am-4pm excluding Mondays if you want to visit. Website www.myddfai.org
The project was such a success that Les and Berni are planning to run four, one day sessions for all abilities between October and December (14th Oct, 4th & 25th Nov & 9th Dec).
If you would like more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 07879 119223 or visit the website www.myddfai.org