Don’t All Lives Matter?

Will SummersCommunity, Culture, Featured

Okay, so before we go down a route where talking about equality for everyone means exactly that, we’d like you to think about these questions and possibly look into how white privilege plays a huge part in the disparity between all communities, regardless of skin colour and race. Have you ever had to think twice about being yourself in any … Read More

Penarth’s Bygone Heritage

John DaviesCulture, Featured

Penarth’s rich heritage notably began during the 1860s when the industrialisation of South Wales and its coal industry transformed the area, bringing work opportunities and a place to settle just outside of Cardiff. By the end of the 1860s, Penarth’s population reached over 3,000, and its newly completed dock yard made South Wales the worlds biggest coal mining exporter of … Read More

Y ‘Sws Of Life’ i Cool Cymru

Stifyn ParriCulture, Featured

Roeddwn yn digwydd cael swper efo Catherine Zeta Jones, as you do, ac mi ofynnais iddi, ar ôl gwydred neu dri o win, fydde hi’n barod i roi mwy o finlliw a chusanu darn o bapur gwyn i mi, er mwyn i ni gopïo ei gwefusau a’u defnyddio fel logo. Cytunodd hi. Cusanodd hi’r papur ac mi wnaethon ni gario … Read More

Understanding the Black Lives Matter Movement

Will SummersCommunity, Culture, Featured

Understanding why the BLM movement takes time, effort, and a willingness to listen to other points of view. The BAME community makes up 2.4% of the population in The Vale of Glamorgan, roughly 3,000 people. Whilst that may not seem like a large number, by talking, engaging, and learning from each other everyone can make a different. We spoke to Rubbi Ali and Phil Lewis about their experiences and thoughts on the BLM movement.

The Winter Bookshelf 2020

Katherine PeachCulture

Fiction The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor Up until now, 16-year-old Evie Epworth’s life has been nothing special: a patchwork of school, Guides, cows, lost mother and village fetes. She dreams of a life far away from rural east Yorkshire, but standing in her way is Christine, Evie’s soon-to-be stepmother, a manipulative and money-grubbing schemer. This is a … Read More

Turner House, Penarth to re-open its doors in January 2021

John DaviesCommunity, Culture, Featured

We are delighted to announce the reopening of the Turner House Gallery in January 2021, subject to Coronavirus regulations. The venue, now in the hands of Penarth Town Council, has been close to Penarth people’s hearts since its opening in 1888. With some fantastic upcoming exhibitions planned, The Turner House is likely to become one of the top cultural destinations … Read More

Carwyn Jones: The Man And The Minister

Katherine PeachCulture, Events, Featured

Former First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones MS, will be joining Griffin Book for a special online event on Thursday 10 September to talk about his candid and timely autobiography, Not Just Politics. From the prime ministers he worked with, to the state of the union in a post-Brexit world, Not Just Politics reflects on the highs and lows of … Read More

Limited Tickets Available For Online Event With Ruth Jones

John DaviesCulture, Featured

Join Griffin Books for the perfect Friday night in. Penarth’s independent bookshop will launch their autumn online events programme on Friday 4 September, with none other than actress, screenwriter and author, Ruth Jones. Ruth will be talking to actress and local Penarth resident Suzanne Packer about her latest novel, Us Three, before taking questions from the audience. Us Three, is a funny, moving and … Read More

Gavin & Stacey’s Ruth Jones Headlines Stellar Line-up Of Online Author Events

John DaviesCulture, Featured

Since the start of lockdown Penarth’s independent bookshop, Griffin Books, has hosted 18 online Meet the Author events, 35 live Storytime sessions, 12 virtual Book Clubs and much more besides. They have now revealed their impressive line-up for September, with more autumn events to be announced soon. Don’t miss RUTH JONES, former First Minister of Wales,CARWYN JONES, JOANNE HARRIS and ANDREW WILSON.  Ruth Jones will be stepping … Read More