Due to the current Covid-19 lockdown situation, we have regrettably, but understandably, had to postpone many LARS events, over the months just gone and the months to come. We are still unclear when we will be able to resume our activities. We await guidance on that.
The Margam Orangery annual event is due to be held in September, but as of yet, we don’t know if that will go ahead. We will let you know about that event, and all our others, as soon as we know what we can do. In the meantime, stay safe and take care.
Every year in May / June, LARS makes bursaries available to members who meet the eligibility criteria.
The financial support for these bursaries comes from the continued goodwill from both the Friends of LARS and the wider community. Since LARS became a charity four years ago, over £10,000 has been allocated towards bursaries with 11 of its members benefitting so far for such things as vocal tuition, attending courses and support with travelling expenses to interviews and auditions.
LARS also facilitates music bursaries for St. Elli Masonic Lodge, Llanelli Grammar School Old Boys and Graig Former Pupils Association and Cronfa’r Utgorn. We are indebted to these organisations for the recognition they give to LARS by offering their own bursaries through us. We always welcome interest from others who wish to channel financial support through LARS to help young up and coming singers and musicians in South West Wales.
The recipients of this year’s bursaries will be announced soon!