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

TAMAID O ALLAN Â FO!

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

Mel Brimfield: From This World, To That Which Is To Come

Katherine PeachCreative, Culture

Chapter Arts Centre presents a multi-media exhibition by artist Mel Brimfield that shines a spotlight on the powerful role that mental health plays in our everyday lives.  Taking its title from The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, From This World, To That Which Is To Come adopts the parable’s infamous fictional pilgrimage as an allegory for the collapse of mental … Read More

Cardiff Animation Festival returns to Chapter for its Second Year

Katherine PeachCreative, Culture

Festival highlights include: 118 diverse animated short films from around the world Masterclasses and Q&A’s with Moominvalley, Fox’s Bob’s Burgers (by Welsh animator Simon Chong), His Dark Materials (produced in Cardiff) and more A range of exclusive industry events Behind the scenes of new Paddington series by Blue Zoo Animation Screening of Oscar-nominated feature film ‘I Lost My Body’ Chapter … Read More