Artist in Review: Textile Designer Carol Bartlett

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, Culture

You may have heard of Carol Bartlett, Penarth’s resident textiles tutor at Sew Lovely. Full disclosure: I also know her as my mum. But more recently, I’ve watched her become a fully-fledged artist alongside running our family business. Following great feedback from recent exhibitions at Waterloo Tea and the Swansea Festival of Stitch, it’s fair to say that her work … Read More

Merrily We Roll Along

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, Culture, Uncategorized

With a company of 32 members creating superb community theatre, Concept Player’s newest addition to their repertoire, Merry We Roll Along will be staged in Penarth’s Paget Rooms 27-29th September. We caught up with the Director, Ruairidh Macleod-Lyon and a member of the cast Tony Bevan to find out a little more about what audiences can expect. If you’re interested … Read More

Historic Women of Penarth

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, Culture, History

With Penarth history month in full swing, two of our contributors, Georgina Bartlett and Meg Holland, have discovered some of Penarth’s most influential women, sharing how they helped shape politics, journalism, sport as well as supporting troops during World War I. Words by Georgina Bartlett At just 16 years old, Edith followed Kathleen Thomas’ example and swam the Bristol Channel … Read More

Further awards for Penarth in Bloom

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity

‘Penarth in Bloom’ has been awarded a Silver Medal and 1st place in the City and Town Centre category in the 2018 Wales in Bloom competition. The partners in the ‘Penarth in Bloom’ project were delighted to achieve a Silver Medal in their first year in the competition. The judge’s report commended the results that local residents, the Penarth Gardening … Read More

Mercury Theatre Wales present 35 times…

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, Culture, Uncategorized

MERCURY THEATRE WALES PRESENT HARD HITTING PRODUCTION HIGHLIGHTING SUBJECT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE. Cardiff based theatre company Mercury Theatre Wales have created an immersive theatre experience designed to raise education and highlight the issues around domestic violence and abuse. Statistically 1 in 3 women experience domestic violence or abuse at some point during their lives and 35 Times puts … Read More

Autumn activities for the family

Party Fizz - Children's party and entertainmentColouring Corner, Community

Meet the Owls  From Smokey Joe the great grey owl to Carol the Kestrel, there are many friendly faces at Ebbw Vale’s Owl Sanctuary. Located in Festival Park, this safe haven is home to 60 beautiful birds, including owls, hawks, and falcons. Guests are welcome to handle them, with trained volunteers happy to help out. Visits are free (though donations … Read More

Marathon Des Cymru

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity

Trainee Penarth Lifeboat Station crew member Simon Marchant has embarked on an enormous challenge to raise money for the RNLI. He is currently running the circumference of Wales, approximately 1050 miles and hopes to achieve this in around 40 days (pretty much a marathon a day!) He will be running via the coastline and offa’s dyke. Simon started his challenge … Read More

Westbourne Prep’s guide to summer reading

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, Culture

Childhood is a time when the love of reading and literature has the chance to blossom and with the freedom and flexibility of the summer holidays there is no better time to get reading! So let’s get ready to ignite your child’s love of literature and really help them prepare for the busy winter term ahead, September will be here … Read More