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

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

Review: Waitress at Wales Millennium Centre

Katherine PeachCreative, Culture, Events

“Treat yourself to a slice of five-star musical pie” The musical Waitress has been gathering momentum over the past few years, soaring in popularity after it’s run in the West End and has now come to Cardiff! We were lucky enough to be invited to come and see Waitress at the Wales Millennium Centre on Tuesday 31st May. Waitress follows … Read More

Concept Players Return to The Paget Rooms with a Glittering Concert

Katherine PeachCreative, Culture, Events

After a hiatus of 3 years, the consistently surprising and entertaining Concept Players return to the Paget Rooms in Penarth on Saturday 11th June for a one night only concert, Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something New. Concept Players are regular visitors to the Paget Rooms and have been entertaining and intriguing audiences for over a quarter of a century. But … Read More

Review: School of Rock at Wales Millennium Centre

Katherine PeachCreative, Culture, Events

“Get ready to stick it to the man, Cardiff, because Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End and Broadway hit musical School of Rock is coming to rock out at Wales Millennium Centre!” We were lucky enough to be invited to watch School of Rock at the Millennium Centre on the 16th May, and as expected we were blown away. This show … Read More

Wales Millennium Centre’s ‘The Boy with Two Hearts’ Returns to Cardiff ahead of a six-week run at the National Theatre, London

Katherine PeachCulture, Events

Wales Millennium Centre’s acclaimed stage adaptation of The Boy with Two Hearts will return to Cardiff’s Dance House 12-17 September 2022, before transferring to the National Theatre in London for a six-week run at the Dorfman. This will mark Wales Millennium Centre’s debut on the National Theatre’s stage. Directed by Amit Sharma, The Boy with Two Hearts was adapted for … Read More

Introducing CATALYST 360º- An Immersive Programme of Installations and Virtual Exhibitions

Katherine PeachCreative, Culture, Events

Introducing CATALYST 360º- a new immersive programme of installations and virtual exhibitions from local, national and international artists. 3 new immersive residencies, 6 online exhibitions and a FREE Interactive Family Day of Discovery on Saturday 14th May, 12:30pm-8pm. CULTVR is the first immersive cross-disciplinary space in Europe and hosts the largest screen here in Wales enabling shared virtual reality experiences … Read More

Bychan Exhibition at TEN

Katherine PeachCulture, Events

TEN is pleased to present an exhibition of small-scale work by the gallery’s artists. The mixed exhibition will feature still-life paintings by Annie Morgan Suganami, a new collection of ceramic lollies by Sophie Southgate, sculpture by Jon Thomas and darned digital prints by Molly Rooke- all no larger than 30cm. Also on show are paintings by André Stitt and Catrin … Read More

Review: Six at Wales Millennium Centre

John DaviesCulture

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century sisterly sass-itude. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red. It’s time they told their story.

Review: Dreamgirls at Wales Millennium Centre

John DaviesCulture

Dreamgirls tells the story of The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. We see the three friends embark upon a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit. Dreamgirls … Read More