Welsh language article- A very Welsh Christmas

John DaviesCulture

Lowri was worried that her son’s in-laws might be appalled by the huge size of her wine glasses this Christmas, but her fears were unfounded Sometime over the summer, while I wasn’t listening, it was decided that in Y Bwlch (casa ap Robert) Christmas should be held this year. Thanks, children. A lovely idea. For you. If it wasn’t for … 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

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

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

Schools out- kids activities for under £10

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, Culture

Schools out and it’s that time of the year to take a step back embrace your inner kid. Here in Penarth we are not short of activities to do in and around the area to keep the kids (and adults) entertained. We have compiled list of activities under £10 to make this a summer to remember! Put the name of … Read More

Review: Penarth Summer Festival

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, Culture

This weekend was another great weekend to be in Penarth! The Penarth Summer Festival was a big hit and a scorcher in more ways than one. The event which first started in 1965 has been always been a favourite for Penarth locals and is a firm fixture in the Penarth events calendar. This year it was even more spectacular thanks … Read More