Local Welsh School excels in Sunday Times Schools Guide

Heather Rowan-RobinsonBusiness, Community

Westbourne School Penarth announces NEW league table success 2018 has proved a highly successful year for Westbourne School Penarth, the School is delighted to announce a host of national accolades including being named one of the National Schools of the Year in the Sunday Times School Guide published on November 25th.   Latest Success: International Baccalaureate School of the Year … Read More

Get the party started

Heather Rowan-RobinsonFashion

I do love Christmas—there seems to be magic in the air leading to the big day! I like to treat myself to a new Christmas Day outfit. And this year, I wanted to create looks on a spree budget vs a steal budget. As I love to support independent boutiques, I went straight to Kiti Cymru, in Pontcanna. Kiti is … Read More

Driving home for Christmas

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, Travel

On the road again this winter? Whether it’s seeing loved ones, grabbing that last Christmas bargain or the daily commute, Simon, Tom and the team at Victoria Garages have put together some handy tips to keep you safe and on track! VICTORIA GARAGE At Victoria Garage, we provide economical maintenance to the highest standards offering main dealer facilities at much … Read More

Destination Ski

Heather Rowan-RobinsonTravel

A ski holiday is something special, a week of freedom, fresh air and adventure where camaraderie and fun are par for the course. The thrill of mastering an exciting new skill combined with spectacular mountain scenery, roaring log fires and a cosy chalet to relax in sounds idyllic, and it is, in fact it’s addictive. If you fancy giving it … 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