Rock & Raise 2018 rocks Penarth and raises £8K for charities.

Will SummersCharity, Community, Culture, Music

Charity concert Rock & Raise 2018, held at the Paget Rooms on Oct 27th 2018 was a huge success with the night raising an incredible £8000 for three worthy Welsh charities. Compared by TV presenter Rhydian Bowen Phillips the evening featured five live acts, including popular South Wales band The Woods, singer-songwriter Chris Kelly, local & international rockabilly legend John Lewis, … Read More

Welsh language article- A very Welsh Christmas

John DaviesCulture

Lowri was worried that her son’s in-laws might be appalled by the huge size of her wine glasses this Christmas, but her fears were unfounded Sometime over the summer, while I wasn’t listening, it was decided that in Y Bwlch (casa ap Robert) Christmas should be held this year. Thanks, children. A lovely idea. For you. If it wasn’t for … 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, Featured, 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

Mercury Theatre Wales present 35 times…

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, Culture, Uncategorized

MERCURY THEATRE WALES PRESENT HARD HITTING PRODUCTION HIGHLIGHTING SUBJECT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE. Cardiff based theatre company Mercury Theatre Wales have created an immersive theatre experience designed to raise education and highlight the issues around domestic violence and abuse. Statistically 1 in 3 women experience domestic violence or abuse at some point during their lives and 35 Times puts … Read More