The Turner House Launches Call Out for Artists

Katherine PeachCommunity, Creative, Culture, Featured, Uncategorized

The Turner House gallery have announced their first major open-entry art exhibition showcasing the creative talent from those living in Penarth and surrounding areas. Artists of all ages and abilities can submit their creations to be exhibited in the gallery from the 30th September to the 31st October 2021. It is completely free to enter, and Locals are invited to … Read More

Griffin Books is taking part in this year’s Independent Bookshop Week- Events Calendar

Katherine PeachBusiness, Community, Creative, Events, Featured

Independent Bookshop Week is 19 – 26 June, and is a week run by The Bookseller & Books Are My Bag to celebrate all things Independent Bookshop! Shops around the country will be holding online & in-store events and activities, and it’s generally just a really great week for the Indie Bookshop Community. Griffin Books will be hosting exciting events … Read More

The Spring Bookshelf 2021

Katherine PeachCreative, Culture, Featured

Fiction The Fine Art of Invisible Detection by Robert Goddard With her husband recently murdered, Umiko Wada just wants to keep her head down. As a secretary to a private detective, her life is pleasingly uncomplicated. That is, until he takes on a new case. A case which gets him killed, and Umiko quickly realises that being a detective isn’t … Read More

Staying Creative in Lockdown- A Follow Up Interview

Katherine PeachCreative, Featured, To export

Last year, we spoke to three young creatives about working for the arts in a global pandemic. We caught up with Eleanor Webster, an actor, writer and recent graduate of the BA Drama programme at the University of Exeter. Last time we spoke to Eleanor, she discussed how opportunities, for her and other young creatives, fell through and the Government … Read More

Canton Road Crossing- Steffan Dafydd wins the public vote

Katherine PeachCommunity, Creative, To export

Chapter is delighted to announce that artist Steffan Dafydd’s design has been selected to be installed on a new Cardiff road crossing, located in Canton on Cowbridge Road East. Following an open call for submissions- that attracted more than 50 applications from artists, designers and illustrators- Steffan, MARCA Design (Marcus Smith) and Catrin Brierley were invited to develop their design … Read More

Staying Creative Through COVID-19

Katherine PeachCreative, Featured

No industry has been left untouched by Covid-19. But arguably the industry hit hardest is the arts. Who could have though that this time last year, such a diverse, vibrant, beloved industry would be in trouble. Here at Penarth View, we spoke to three young creatives, only just starting out in the industry, and they give us their view on … Read More

Spend an Evening in the Company of Crime Fiction Royalty

Katherine PeachCommunity, Creative

They have each sold millions of copies of their books worldwide and now Ann Cleeves and David Baldacci are joining Griffin Books for their latest must-see virtual event. International bestseller, Ann Cleeves, returns to the smash-hit Vera Stanhope series with her latest book, The Darkest Evening, a classic country house mystery with a contemporary twist. Daylight is the gripping follow … Read More

Chapter unveils a new artwork by artist-duo Malaphors

Katherine PeachCreative, Featured

Chapter is delighted to present ‘Y Canu Chalkydri’, a commission by collaborative duo Malaphors, artists Megan Broadmeadow and Abi Hubbard. Selected from nearly 150 applications from Welsh and Wales-based artists, Malaphors have created a new work for the front of the building that embraces the imminent re-opening of Chapter; a greeting and invitation for the people of Cardiff and Wales … Read More

The story behind Penarth Skytown Gateway, Penarth’s newest public sculpture.

John DaviesCreative, Featured

You may have already seen Penarth’s newest public sculpture taking shape at a new entrance to Dingle Park, Windor Road, one of the town’s gateways. Always interested to find out more, we’ve been talking to Ruth Spiller, Creative Designer at Bristol’s Cod Steaks, who won the public commission to design the sculpture, about the new addition. “This artwork celebrates the … Read More