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

Made By Hand Cardiff celebrates its fifth anniversary at City Hall in November

Rowley's of PenarthCreative

The organisers of Wales’ largest contemporary craft fair, Made by Hand, have announced details of this year’s event.     Made by Hand 2018 will take place from 2nd to 4th November returning to the historic and prestigious City Hall, Cardiff for the fifth year running. This truly special event brings together an exceptional, handpicked selection of 135 leading award-wining … 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

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

Making goals and smashing them

Heather Rowan-RobinsonSport

121 Motivation was born out of an idea to empower people to motivate themselves through exercise. Specialising in working with people from all walks of life, Ryan’s approach to personal training comes from each individual client. Not only does this work, it actually makes you feel motivated to do more than just exercise! Whilst we couldn’t recommend Ryan more, we … Read More