Wales Millennium Centre to produce Anthem, by Llinos Mai

John DaviesCulture

Wales Millennium Centre’s first production of 2022 will be Anthem, an original comedy musical that follows the nation’s largest television singing competition.  A top creative team has assembled to create this brand new production – Llinos Mai is the author, who has co-composed the songs and music with Dan Lawrence; Alice Eklund is directing and Roger Williams as a dramatist. Join us in the studio for the live final of … Read More

Christmas Traditions Around the World

Katherine PeachChristmas, Culture, Travel

Our traditions is what makes Christmas special. Some traditions are small and unique to our families, some are more common traditions shared which most people who celebrate Christmas do. But there are so many interesting traditions around the world that you might not have heard of. Yule Goat in Sweden With it’s routes in Paganism, the Yule Goat, or Gävle … Read More

Review: XXXmas Carol at Wales Millennium Centre

John DaviesChristmas, Culture

We all know and love the classic pantomime. The gags, the tropes, the costumes. This is altogether different – a bizarre retelling of Charles Dickens’ yuletide nightmare, which is perfect if you like things a little more naughty than nice for your festive season. It’s dubbed an anti-panto, telling the same story as the classics, but using an adult-only delivery … Read More

Review: Cinderella, the Pantomime by Penarth Operatic & Dramatic Society

John DaviesChristmas, Culture, Events

It’s hard to believe that two years have passed since audiences cheered and booed along to Penarth Operatic & Dramatic Society’s last pantomime – Aladdin. And we at Penarth View having been following their journey from concept to opening night with our range of interviews and features, available here and here. And as pantomime is such a live experience, so … Read More

Heathers The Musical: A Review

Katherine PeachCulture, Events

Greeting and Salutations! On Tuesday 30th November, we were invited to watch the UK tour of Heathers The Musical at the Wales Millennium Centre and what a show it was. I have always been a fan of the 1988 Heathers movie and after discovering the musical I quickly became a fan of that too.

Access to Global Careers

Katherine PeachCreative, Culture, Featured, Kids

Westbourne School has long been known for its outstanding academic credentials and commitment to providing a first-class education for all students. For generations, pupils have progressed to study at the world’s most outstanding universities- from Oxford and Cambridge, to the Ivy League. Now, the school’s latest innovation promises to give students more choice and support in refining their future pathways, … Read More

Growing Flowers Down the Docks: A Turner House Exhibition

Katherine PeachCreative, Culture, Featured

On the 23rd and 24th of September, the Turner House houses a very special pop up exhibition. ‘Growing Flowers Down the Docks’ is a collection of art created by children from Cogan Primary School and Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg. This exhibition was inspired by the story fo Royston Smith, a local man who discovered unusual flowers growing down the docks … Read More

Turner’s House New Exhibition: Stand On All Fours

Katherine PeachCreative, Culture, Featured

Turner House is currently home to the ‘Stand On All Fours’ exhibition. Multidisciplinary artists Elinor Stanley, Verity Coward and Mark Corfield-Moore came together to create a collection of art inspired by Welsh myths, memory and crafts. Here at Penarth View, we went to visit the exhibition on opening day and we were lucky enough to chat with the artists and … Read More

‘Troeon : Turnings’ – a conversation between Welsh and English

John DaviesCulture, Featured, Penarth View Bookshelf

Troeon : Turnings is the fruit of a creative collaboration between Penarth resident Philip Gross and Welsh-language poet Cyril Jones. The work is further enlivened with cover and text designs by fine artist Valerie Coffin Price from Llandough. The poems feature watery themes and are primarily inspired by a myriad of rivers ‘…on their separate ways to articulation: north south east/ … Read More