THE 13th annual Amnesty International benefit evening Making a Song and Dance of It is being held at Neuadd y Dderwen, Rhosygilwen.

It promises to be a night to remember with the usual eclectic mix of Welsh talent for a fabulous night of music, song and dance, guaranteed to get your feet tapping.

The event takes place at the Cilgerran venue on Saturday, November 16 (7.30pm–11.15pm). Doors open at 7pm and well-known local pianist, Steve, will be playing ambient music to get you in the mood as you arrive.

Introducing the evening will be Mererid Hopwood, the first woman to win the Bardic Chair at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

Then sing along with some of the cast of Rhosygilwen’s brilliant summer production West Side Story; be entertained by the MC singing and playing his celtic bouzouki; and back by popular demand to get your feet tapping and up onto the dance floor will be the amazing Hornettes, with their sequins, comedy and beehive wigs,.

They will take you back in time as they sing hit after hit from the Motown era, 60s girl groups and beyond.

Stay on your feet and finish the night dancing to Lundy, a new locally-based band playing original material and consisting of: Richard Turner, keyboards, vocals and songwriter; Will Cobbett, guitar, bass and vocals; Kev Griffiths, guitar, bass and vocals; Gurney Peterson, drums, sound and technical wizadry.

Although this is a new project the various members are well known on the West Wales music scene, more recently in bands such as Last Chance Saloon, The Wrens Songbook and the Nancy's, but also a whole host of popular other bands over the years.

This new project is a completely different and exciting direction to their past endeavours. They perform compelling and inventive original material, the lyrics are curious and evocative with familiar themes seen from fresh angles. Punchy, poetic and energetic!

The bar will be open through the evening with light refreshments, raffle, with lots of exciting prizes, and an opportunity to get creative and make cards and sign letters as usual in the foyer.

Tickets in advance from RhosyGilwen £12 from or 01559 370991 early booking advised (book now on line) or £15 on the door. There will also be a special prize for the winning ticket.