Virtual Author visit with Louise Candlish

John DaviesCulture

Join Griffin Books and bestselling thriller writer Louise Candlish next Wednesday evening for a discussion of the author’s latest novel ‘The Other Passenger‘, newly published by Simon & Schuster.  Candlish is the author of thirteen novels, including ‘Our House’, winner of the British Book Awards 2019 Crime & Thriller Book of the Year and shortlisted for several other awards.  A bestseller … Read More

Crime Fiction Friday with Griffin Books

John DaviesCulture

Join Griffin Books and crime fiction writers Emma Kavanagh, Philip Gwynne Jones and Katherine Stansfield on Friday 26 June, for an evening exploring the darker side of human experience. Hosted in partnership with Crime Cymru, this online event forms part of Griffin Books’ wider Independent Bookshop Week celebrations. Delve into three new novels that each unearth painful secrets of the past, journeying to a small … Read More

Broadcaster James Naughtie Joins Griffin Books For Online Meet The Author Event

John DaviesCulture

Broadcaster and author, James Naughtie, will headline a week of online events organised by Penarth bookshop, Griffin Books. The event forms part of the shop’s wider Independent Bookshop Week celebrations, which will run from 20-27 June. As special correspondent for BBC News, James Naughtie, is one of the country’s best-known broadcasters. He has reported for the BBC from around the world for more … Read More

Laura Cumming, bestselling author of On Chapel Sands, joins Griffin Books for Meet the Author event

John DaviesCulture

The next author to step into Griffin Books’ virtual bookshop is prize-winning author and art critic, Laura Cumming. In her Sunday Times bestselling book, On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons, Laura Cumming takes a closer look at her family story as she uncovers the mystery of her mother’s disappearance as a child. She will be speaking to bookshop owner … Read More

Celebrate Wales Nature Week with Griffin Books and naturalist Stephen Moss

John DaviesCulture, Featured

To mark Wales Nature Week, Penarth’s independent bookshop Griffin Books is holding a special Meet the Author event with naturalist, broadcaster and author, Stephen Moss. Stephen will be talking to bookshop owner Mel Griffin about his new book, The Accidental Countryside, before taking questions from the virtual audience. This online event will take place on Wednesday 3 June (8.00 pm) via Zoom … Read More

Virtual comedy gig: Welsh stars Elis James, Kiri Pritchard-McLean & Jordan Brookes to raise funds for Chapter and other local charities

John DaviesCulture

On Friday 15 May at 7.30pm, a virtual comedy gig will take place to raise money for four local charities: Chapter, FareShare South Wales, Llamau and Dragon’s Heart Hospital. The line-up includes several Welsh comedians, including:  BBC Radio 5 Live’s Elis James BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack presenter Kiri Pritchard-McLean 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Jordan Brookes The event will … Read More

Keeping Faith writer, Matthew Hall, joins Griffin Books for online event

John DaviesCulture

Penarth’s independent bookshop, Griffin Books, is using online conferencing facilities to host a live weekly MEET THE AUTHOR event during lockdown. Events have already taken place with multi-talented writer Katherine Stansfield and Welsh poet, playwright and author Owen Sheers. This week (Wednesday 29 April) they will welcome BAFTA award-winning screenwriter and twice CWA Gold Dagger nominated novelist, MATTHEW HALL into their virtual bookshop. Matthew will … Read More

On the Spring Bookshelf

Katherine PeachCulture, Featured

Griffin Books have given us their top picks for your Spring Bookshelf. Whether you enjoy fiction, non-fiction or children’s books, they’ve got the best books for you this Spring. Fiction Saving Missy by Beth Morrey £12.99 *Signed edition- while in stock* Missy Carmichael’s life has become small. Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, Missy knows … Read More


Stifyn ParriCulture, Featured

Tra oeddwn yn cynhyrchu cyngerdd agoriadol Ryder Cup Wales, roedd hi’n anodd anghofio’r holl alwadau ffôn, y bribes a’r chwarae plant a gefais gan gymaint o berfformwyr o Gymru oedd isio cymryd rhan yn y digwyddiad yma yn Stadiwm y Mileniwm: rhai yn cael strops am na chawson nhw eu dewis, rhai yn bygwth peidio gweithio efo fi byth eto, … Read More

Beautiful- The Carole King Musical: Review

Katherine PeachCreative, Culture, Featured

-Words by Katherine Peach This toe-taping musical, currently running in the Wales Millenium Centre, follows the story of Carole King and her journey to becoming the infamous singer-songwriter, we all know and love today. We see young, 16 years old, Carole breaking into the music business, following her through her bumpy marriage to the lyricist Gerry Goffin, her soaring career … Read More