A NEW community-run events project is to launch at a north Pembrokeshire venue near Cardigan.

Carningli Nights Out intend to bring high-quality performers to the heart of rural west Wales, looking to provide entertainment for the local community outside the usual tourist season.

Carningli Nights Out has been formed by a group of Cilgwyn residents, with the support of the Bluestone Brewing Company, whose venue they will use at its Tyriet Farm base.

Their events will make use of the Night Out Scheme, an Arts Council of Wales project which works in partnership with local authorities to help groups of volunteers across Wales to bring the arts to non-traditional venues.

The Cilgwyn valley comprises just 40 or so homes tucked away behind the town of Newport. Members of the group felt that, although there is a great variety of entertainment available through the summer months, there is still a need for quality entertainment for local residents during the colder, darker evenings and this led to the formation of Carningli Nights Out.

Many of the members are music enthusiasts and all plan to bring their own suggestions of acts they’d like to see perform in Cilgwyn.

Bluestone's reputation as a venue is growing year on year. Ambitious programming has brought a unique variety of world class acts to this corner of Wales during the summer season, including Kanda Bongo man and CC Smugglers.

Carningli Nights Out plans to work alongside Bluestone Brewing Company to increase the number and diversity of events offered each year.

It will launch on St David’s Day, with an intimate gig in the brewery taproom featuring the wonderful Bella Collins and Gareth Evans.

Bella has a unique vocal style, incorporating a crossover of blues, soul, rock and roll and jazz. Due to the size of the venue, tickets are likely to sell out fast. They are £10 from bluestonebrewing.co.uk