Winter activities for the kids (and big kids too)

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

LEGO SANTA’S SLEIGH From Smokey Joe the great grey owl to CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON Walking in Penarth’s winter wonderland this year is one of our top picks. The high-street will be transformed on Sunday 18 November into a festive bonanza of fun with face painting, reindeers, and an appearance from Santa this year! WINTER THEATRE Going to the theatre can … Read More

Penarth Remembers, 1918 – 2018

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, History

To mark the centenary of Armistice Day, Penarth’s communities have come together to remember the sacrifices made during the Great War, the efforts of and effects on survivors, and the social changes that followed.   Over the past two years, local groups and individuals have met to share plans and develop projects together. 2018 has seen a number of important … Read More

Welsh Christmas Festival

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity

Local Welsh Textile Artist, Haf Weighton and BBC Broadcaster, Bethan Elfyn are both offering their skills to help create a unique Welsh Christmas Festival to raise funds for their children’s school, Ysgol Pen-y-Garth. The Festival will take place at The Paget Rooms on November 29th. It will feature a local makers market, live Welsh music and food stalls. Plus, there … Read More

Rock and Raise 2018 returns to Penarth to deliver night of entertainment

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity

The return of Penarth’s Rock and Raise fundraiser will take place Sat 27th October following the success of last year’s event. The event will be hosted by TV presenter Rhydian Bowen Phillips at the towns iconic Paget Rooms. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 7.30pm where a combination of new and returning bands and performers set to … Read More

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