18.30 Drinks reception in the company of harpist, Manon Browing
19.15 Three Course Dinner
21.00 Guest Speaker Yanto Barker
21.30 Auction led by Arfon Haines Davies
The acclaimed Welsh television presenter, Arfon Haines Davies began his career as a continuity announcer for ITV Wales in the 1970s. He continued his successful career in television for over thirty years and was one of the main news presenters on HTV. In addition, the highly popular television broadcaster presented a variety of television shows in English and Welsh. Cinio Haf 2019 certainly won’t be the first charity auction at which Arfon has kindly given his services. We are certain that his charm will result in an entertaining and memorable auction!
Arfon is married to Angela and lives in Cardiff.
Born in 1980 in Machynlleth, Yanto Barker, Welsh former professional racing cyclist turned entrepreneur, started competitive road racing when he was 15. Having won the Junior British National Road Race Championships, he began competing in senior races aged 19 and was selected to represent Britain at under-23 level. Yanto represented Wales in the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Falling out of love with life as a professional road racer led Yanto to establish his cycling clothing business Le Col. Yanto’s cycling expertise and pursuit of perfection gives Le Col the leading edge and its apparel has been described by Sir Bradley Wiggins as “the best performance cycling kit on the market”.
Yanto is married and 2 children: a daughter who will be three in December and a son who was born at the start of May.
Manon graduated with a First Class Honours BMus.and gained a Distinction at MMus from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied with Imogen Barford and Charlotte Seale. Manon was awarded the Nansi Richards Scholarship in 2017, won second prize in the International Young Musician competition at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in 2018 and came third at the International Harp Festival in Caernarfon that same year. Manon is passionate about making classical music enjoyable and accessible to people, and she provides this experience with her ‘Mad Harpist’s Tea Party’, offering homemade cakes and snacks before an informal recital with interesting and entertaining comments about the pieces and composers.