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Some of Jonah Jones’s dalle de verre (concrete glass) windows at the recently closed Church of the Resurrection of Our Saviour at Morfa Nefyn on the Llŷn Peninsula. At present their future is uncertain.
New pétanque team rolls unsteadily into the future
On a grey, damp November Sunday afternoon TAM’s new pétanque group took its first baby steps on a rather bumpy terrain (pitch) at Southend Gardens. Coached very patiently by Jayne Dunne, who is a proper serious pétanque player, the group threw their boules (steel balls) underarm, overarm, sideways and sometimes forwards. They overshot, undershot, frequently missed by miles and occasionally managed to sidle up close to the little pink jack (known as a cochonet). After a while the standard went up, just a bit. Assuming a lot of practice between now and next June, the idea is to challenge our hosts in Hennebont when we next visit them. They will be challenged. We will probably be challenged, but in a different way. But we will all enjoy, because throwing steel balls is fun.
‘The Celtic Tradition in Art’: another popular TAM talk
The illustrated talk promoted by TAM on Welsh artist Jonah Jones’s life and works by his son and biographer Peter Jones, which took place on 11th November in Norton Village Hall, was another resounding success. Nearly 50 people attended and enjoyed Peter’s lively account of his father’s diverse and fascinating life. This was followed by a delicious hot supper for everyone cooked by Isabel Hopgood, Lyn Jones, Sarah Lever and Anne Winks, and then a very jolly raffle involving grey and “peach” tickets drawn by TAM President Prys Morgan.
The plaque at Swansea’s Taliesin Arts Centre, carved by Jonah Jones
Hm… way to go?