Previous Events

Saturday 28 February 2015

Charity Concert in Bangor  Cathedral to raise money for the Cathedral project – this gives vouchers for food to the people who sleep on the streets and helps to keep an emergency for fund to help homeless people in exceptional circumstances. (Last year, sadly, this money was needed to pay for the funeral of one of the men.)

The concert will start at 7pm . Some of the contributors include familiar names from last years concert – Y Moniars, Fiona and Gorwel, The Bitowski Trio (formely known as Jham) plus the Bangor Community Choir and others. Despite freezing weather and a small (but perfectly formed) audience last year’s concert was extremely well received and raised more than £500 for the Partnership  – the charity does not pay any wages and the volunteers and friends give their services free – therefore everything raised will go to the Cathedral for their work.

This year to avoid the (possibly) bitter cold we are recommending that members of the audience bring a blanket and a hot water bottle – we will fill the bottles and will also be selling warming snacks during the interval  – any profit from these will also go to the Cathedral’s work with the homeless.

The tickets are again by donation only  – on the door on the night-  or from the Beach Hut  – Promenade , Llanfairfechan . Open 10-4 pm Tuesday to Sunday every week. You can phone to reserve a ticket on 01248 681700 or 01248 681888, or call into the cafe.

You will also find these details on the OneHeart Facebook page. Please tell and share with your friends, neighbours, relatives etc. as this will be a unique evening of music from local talent in an awesome setting for an excellent and vital cause.

We look forward to seeing you on the 28th.
The OneHeart Team

Friday 28 February 2014 – Live Music at Bangor Cathedral

OneHeart Charity presents an evening of local live music in aid of homeless people in the Bangor area.
Starting at 7.30 in Bangor Cathedral on Friday 28th February.

Tickets in advance and on the door by donation.

Phone 01248 681888 to book or visit our Contact page with any enquiries.

Friday 30 August 2013. From 6.30pm – Moroccan Night.

Food from North Africa, company from North Wales!

Come and support the Bangor Cathedral Homeless Project and dine in style.

Tickets cost £13 for lots of North African food, drink and music, and are available from The Beach Hut Cafe on the Promenade, in advance only.

Wednesday 13 November 2013 – A winter concert in Bangor Cathedral.

Date, time and programme to be confirmed. Anyone interested in taking part please contact us.

Llanfairfechan Carol Singing, Saturday 15 & 22 December 2012.

OneHeart and friends will be singing Christmas Carols outside the Spar in Llanfairfechan between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm on Saturday 15th December 2012 and the same on Saturday 22nd December 2012. Please come to join us or just to fill the buckets that we will passing round to raise money for the Bangor Cathedral Partnership to support their Food Bank and their work with the homeless. We also have collecting boxes in John Williams butchers, The Spar and the Co-op. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbours as we would like to raise as much as possible to help people who are struggling to feed themselves and their children, and who are sleeping outside at this time of year. Thank you for your support.

2nd & 4th Fridays, from 27 October 2012. 7-9pm. Garth Road Community Centre. Bangor.

Crazy Choir or Silly Singing – it just depends how you look at it.

However you look at it – it can be silly but it’s not a choir.

2 hours of unstructured, improvised noise making and bits of moving about too. A few friends meet every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at the Garth Road Community centre to make a noise, sing songs- some we know, some we don’t, and move about a bit (sometimes) – oh yes, and have a cuppa and a biscuit and a chat half way through. Sound like your idea of a great Friday night out? Come and join us. Absolutely nothing necessary – except maybe absence of fear of being silly and inclination towards occasional donation to the cost of the room.

Contact us for more information, or just turn up.

18th May 2012 – more Crazy Choir – or Silly Singing at the Garth Road community centre every other Friday (or even alternate fridays ) from 7-9pm

At the moment there are a group of 5 or 6 of us who turn up and sing silly things and improvise on traditional songs, untraditional songs, various noises and themes and anything pretty much that springs to mind.

If you would like to join us you would be very welcome but please note we are not a choir and we do not have any particular structure, aim or intention beyond having a good time for 2 hours.

No need to book – just turn up. The sessions are free but if you are able, a donation to contribute to the cost of the room would be very welcome.

31st May 2012 – The OneHeart AGM!!

The AGM of the OneHeart Charity was held on Thursday 31st May, at 7.30pm. The venue for the meeting was 71 Gorwel, Llanfairfechan.

Friday 8th  June 2012 6pm onwards – Greek Evening at the Beach Hut

The Beach Hut and OneHeart  invite you to an evening of Greek food and music at the Beach Hut Cafe, The Promenade, Llanfairfechan.
Tel. 01248 681700

Tickets from The Beach Hut £12 – all proceeds above the costs will go to the Charity, to support the work of the Cathedral Partnership with people who do not have anywhere to live.

Places are limited so it will be first come first served for the tickets – we sold out last year for the Spanish night so please check with the cafe that there are tickets left before turning up. We do hate having to turn people away !

If anyone out there knows anyone who has/can play a Bazouki please could you contact us – thank you!!!

Saturday, 10 December 2011: from 6.30pm onwards
Carol singing evening in the Beach Hut Cafe in Llanfairfechan

Please come whenever you can and join in if you would like to. Tickets are £6 on the door and include a glass of mulled wine, a bowl of soup and a mince pie. All money raised will go to OneHeart. So far we have raised about £1500 for the Cathedral Partnership.

Friday evenings, starting Friday, 14 October 2011: 7pm – 9pm.

Voice course/ workshops at Garth Road Community Centre, Garth Road, Bangor.

Nine 2-hour sessions with Rosie, Evelyn and – you.

Come and sing your heart out!!

Come on a search for your true voice and let it out…
Join Rosie and Evelyn for a couple of hours of fun, exploration and celebration of the noise we can all make (and maybe didn’t know we could). No singing experience or expertise necessary.

Admission was free – No fee, donations only.

Saturday, 26 November and Saturday, 3 December 2011: 10am – 4pm.
Garth Road Community Centre, Bangor.
2 day workshops

Two Saturdays to explore further some of things we have been doing in the Friday evening sessions and to develop some material for a concert in Bangor Cathedral on 6 December 2011.

Llanfairfestival – Monday 29 August 2011
Llanfairfechan Promenade

Well – it didn’t rain until we got the last tent down ! They came down a lot quicker than they went up but with lots of help, muscle and imagination they were mostly standing by 1pm, when the OneHeart Llanfairfestival officially began.

The afternoon really kicked off with the first set by The World Famous Czeztikov Brothers and Gary the Psychic Dancing Goat Boy, which caused as much amazement as amusement. Rumour has it that the illustrious 3 travelled all the way from the darkest North of England to entertain us. The collecting buckets chinked to the sound of the amazement being turned into hard cash.

The Bouncy Castle had inflated, the face paints opened, big bubbles bubbled, portraits were drawn by an artist who came all the way from London and several women were to be heard making strange noises in the yellow tent called ‘singing’.Next came the jugglers – all the way from Prestatyn and other far flung places. A team of circus skills experts arrived to entertain and share their skills with anyone who wanted have a go. In the recycled crafts tent next door an intrepid team were showing a constant stream of young people how to make juggling balls and ‘poi’ to try out with the experts and take home to hone their new found skills. Meanwhile Tarot Cards were being read in the back room of the Beach Hut Cafe and innocent passers by were being accosted to buy tickets for the Grand Prize Draw that took place later in the afternoon.

As a result of all this activity on a cold and grey Bank Holiday afternoon, the good people on the Promenade helped to raise over £500 (again! – the Spanish Night in the Beach Hut bought in a similar amount). Once the expenses, licence fee and insurance have been deducted there will be a total of £750 for the Bangor Cathedral Partnership, which gives the people who live on the streets in Bangor vouchers to get meals in the local cafes.

It costs £300 per month to provide this service so you have helped to keep them going for another 2 and a half months . Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.

Special OneHeart thanks to The Czeztikovs, Caz, Oli, Sian Williams, Nischi, Frances, Beccy, Theresa, Rosie, Eileen, Penny, Ellie, Lyndon, Brian, Ed, Miriam, Graham, William, all the jugglers and Liam, Linz and Dave fron The Beach Hut.

Thanks also to the generous Prize Draw givers – Tim from the Pavillion, Sue and Pete from The Lodge at HMS Indefatigable, Andrea and Emma from The Greenwood Forest Park, Menai Wines, John Williams Butchers, Tracey at Illusions, The Co-op, The music Shop in Llanfairfechan, Cob Records in Banor, Tom Simone, Geraldine the artist and The Beach Hut.

Next up will be the Voice Workshops starting in October (details here). More exploration and improvisation with voice and movement than song learning but the final content will be informed by the wants and needs of the participants.

Followed by the Concert in Bangor Cathedral on December 6th.

Thank you again for your support. We look forward to seeing you soon.

The OneHeart Team

Saturday, 13 August 2011: 10am – 12 noon.
Singing Outside Llanfairfechan Town Hall / Community Centre

There was singing outside the Town Hall in Village Road, Llanfairfechan with a collection and information about the Bangor Cathedral Partnership and Llanfairfestival.

The aims were:

  • to raise money.
  • to raise awareness of the local homelessness situation.
  • to publicise Llanfairfestival to local residents.

Spanish Night – Friday 8 July 2011
Beach Hut Café

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came and supported the ‘Spanish night’ at the Beach Hut Café in Llanfairfechan on Friday July 8th. You raised over £500. Amazing !

The event was advertised for a 6.30pm start but people started to arrive from 6.20pm and carried on in singles, pairs and groups of 4 or 5 until we couldn’t fit anyone else in. We moved tables in from the garden to find enough seats for everyone and sadly had to turn away some people who hadn’t pre-bought tickets. Everyone soon found their way to the tables in the back room which were piled with traditional Spanish dishes and returned to their crowded tables to eat, talk, laugh and attempt to listen to the 2 very talented Spanish Guitarists who were playing a selection of Flamenco, classical and traditional Spanish tunes for our delight. OK, so only one of them was actually Spanish, but the Welsh one had learned to play in Spain and said the evening was really authentic because the Spanish always talk over the music so you can’t hear it too. Thanks to Sion Gwenallt and Lyndon for the brilliant guitar playing that may not have been heard in detail but provided just the right atmosphere for a lively and convivial night.

Although it was supposed to be ‘just a buffet’ Liam, Linz and Dave from the café had provided a huge spread which fed everybody twice (and some people 3 times – I have their names). A BIG thank you to them for a lot of hard work; scrumptious food and a lovely atmosphere to eat and chat in. Part of the £10 ticket money went towards buying the food but Liam, Linz and Dave refused to take any money for their wages so boosting the OneHeart coffers even further.

Randolph from the Bangor Cathedral Partnership was there with his wife, Susan and he was able to tell us, briefly, about the Partnership’s work in providing food vouchers for people in Bangor who live on the streets. He provided us with some information about the number of people in Bangor without homes and surprised a lot of us who had no idea that there were so many people in this position – and how much it cost per month (£300) to help keep the voucher project going.

After this Claire and Dave from Bryn Road handed out some sheets of handy Spanish phrases and engaged everyone they could in some Spanish conversation. Much of this seem to be helped by the scrumptious Sangria and wine that we had consumed with the meal. Thank you very much Claire and Dave. We hope to see you at our next event!

We have had a few suggestions for our next ‘theme’ night (not one person turned up in a sombrero or brought a donkey!) so keep looking in our Upcoming Events page to see what, when and where it will be.

Thank you,
The OneHeart Team.