Penarth Literary Festival Returns this Weekend

Katherine PeachCommunity, Culture, Events

Penarth Literary Festival, organised by Griffin Books, returns this weekend bringing some of the country’s best Welsh authors and writers to Penarth. From Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 June, Penarth’s award-winning independent bookshop will host a packed programme of literary events guaranteed to delight and entertain readers of all ages. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s festival: … Read More

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Katherine PeachBusiness, Community, Events

With Father’s day coming up soon, we know how hard it is to find the perfect gift, so we’ve come up with a list of some of the best products and experiences that some of our favourite local businesses have to offer. To Wear… Want to find out more…? Rowley’s Jewellers Dog & Rider Boutique To Eat & Drink… Want … Read More

The Turner House Announces Call-Out for Local Artists

Katherine PeachCommunity, Creative, Culture, Events

The Turner House gallery’s annual Open Exhibition call out has been announced. Artists of all ages and abilities can submit their creations to be exhibited in the gallery from the 4th August to the 11th of September. The exhibition is free to enter, and Locals are invited to submit up to two artworks of an medium and size. The gallery … Read More

Apothecary64 Celebrate Pride Month with a Limited Edition Candle

Katherine PeachBusiness, Community

Celebrate Pride Month with this limited edition candle from Apothecary64, with notes of green stems, mandarin and orange blossom with a base of vanilla and patchouli. 100% of the profits from this sale of this candle will be donated to Pride Cymru. Owner, founder and creator, Craig Parker is starting off Pride month with his brand new Pride Candle and … Read More

Bestselling Author Barbara Erskine Joins Griffin Books in Penarth

Katherine PeachCommunity, Creative, Events

Griffin Books, Penarth’s award-winning independent bookshop, will be holding an event next week with Sunday Times bestselling author Barbara Erskine. Barbara will be travelling to Penarth from her home in Hay-On-Wye on the evening of 7 June to celebrate her latest novel The Dream Weavers. “In Erskine’s magical novel The Dream Weavers, the Saxon halls of Mercia play host to … Read More

Help Raise Some Much-Needed Dough for Marie Curie Cymru

Katherine PeachCharity, Community, Food

The end-of-life charity Marie Curie is calling on people in Cardiff and the Vale to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party in June and July to help fund vital care and support for those living with a terminal illness, and their families. The charity’s fundraising appeal is a piece of cake – simply set a date to host a tea … Read More

Penarth School’s Charity Ball Raises over £10,500 for Welsh Heart Charity

Katherine PeachCharity, Community, Education, Kids

Penarth’s Westbourne School has raised £10,511.45 at its third annual Spring Ball, in aid of charity partner, Calon Heart Screening & Defribrillators. The spectacular black tie event, help at the historic Exchange Hotel in Cardiff, was attended by parents, friends of the school, teachers and well-known faces from the Cardiff and Vale community, who enjoyed a dinner, silent auction, raffle … Read More

Local Charity Looking for Volunteers to Jump Aboard

Katherine PeachCharity, Community

The local sail training charity, Challenge Wales, is on the hunt for volunteers to jump aboard its sailing vessels to help the charity continue to deliver its outdoor education programme at sea and to help change the lives of young people. The charity, which is based in Penarth, operates 72-foot Challenge Wales | Wales’ Tall Ship and 60-foot Adventure Wales … Read More

Penarth Town Council Elect New Town Mayor 2022

Katherine PeachCommunity

Cllr. Laura Rochefort has been elected as the new Town Mayor for Penarth 2022/23. Cllr. Rochefort represents Cornerswell ward and is a member of the Welsh Labour group. The Town Mayor is elected each year by members at the Council’s Annual General Meeting. As Mayor, Laura will become the ‘First Citizen’ of Penarth. This means performing ceremonial duties, acting as … Read More

What Happening in Penarth this Summer?

Katherine PeachCommunity, Events

We have some really exciting events coming up this summer! It’s great to see, now that Covid restrictions have eased, all our old-time favourite events and some new ones too! Penarth Literary Festival 18th June – 26th June The Penarth Literary Festival is back for 2022 and is jam-packed full of amazing bookish events that we can’t wait to involved … Read More