Griffin Books is taking part in this year’s Independent Bookshop Week- Events Calendar

Katherine PeachBusiness, Community, Creative, Events, Featured

Independent Bookshop Week is 19 – 26 June, and is a week run by The Bookseller & Books Are My Bag to celebrate all things Independent Bookshop! Shops around the country will be holding online & in-store events and activities, and it’s generally just a really great week for the Indie Bookshop Community. Griffin Books will be hosting exciting events … Read More

The New Griffin Books Event Calendar

Katherine PeachCommunity, Events

We’ve had a tough time keeping our latest events under wraps, but we are finally able to announce three very special and very different virtual events which will be taking place over the next few weeks. There really is something for everyone! Read on to find out more and to book your tickets. New Events! Celebrate Earth Day with Chris … Read More

National Garden Scheme: We’re reopening!

Katherine PeachCommunity, Events, To export

National Garden Scheme is delighted to finally say that you can now pre-book tickets to the majority of our gardens online, including the open garden in Llandough Castle near Cowbridge. Llandough Castle garden will be opening their gates once again on the 7th, 8th and 9th May. Set within castle grounds and with a backdrop of an ancient monument, the … Read More

Spend an Evening in the Company of Rugby Legend Gareth Thomas

John DaviesEvents, Featured

If you’re still in need of a rugby fix after Wales’ thrilling Six Nations Championship win, then join Griffin Books for their special online event with sporting icon Gareth Thomas. Gareth will be speaking to broadcaster Carolyn Hitt via Zoom on Thursday 8 April about his deeply personal new memoir, Stronger. A legend on and off the pitch, Gareth Thomas has played rugby union for … Read More

New Food Vale Festival Will Shine A Light On Local Businesses

Katherine PeachCommunity, Events, Featured

New Food Vale Festival will shine a light on local businesses and highlight opportunities to improve local food systems Creative Rural Communities are proud to be supporting this new and exciting digital festival and to be part of the Food Vale partnership. Individuals and businesses across the Vale of Glamorgan are being encouraged to get involved with a new virtual … Read More

Peter May Joins Griffin Books For Virtual Event

Katherine PeachEvents, Featured

Bestselling Crime Fiction Writer Peter May Joins Griffin Books for Virtual Event Join Griffin Books for an evening in the company of one of the greatest contemporary writers of crime fiction. No.1 bestseller Peter May has sold over 12 million copies of his books worldwide and has been translated into 32 languages. He will be talking to Griffin Books owner … Read More

Gwyl Fach Y Fro To Go Digital

Katherine PeachEvents, Featured, To export

GWYL FACH Y FRO I FYND YN DDIGIDOL Bydd Gŵyl Fach y Fro, dathliad blynyddol o gelfyddydau a diwylliant Cymreig ym Mro Morgannwg yn cael ei chynnal yn ddigidol yn 2021. Bydd rhaglen o ddigwyddiadau yn cael ei ffrydio ar blatfform AM Ddydd Sadwrn, Ebrill 17eg, gan gynnig cyfuniad cyffrous o gerddoriaeth, trafodaethau a gweithgareddau i blant. Dywedodd Manon Rees … Read More

Gŵyl Dewi 2021

Katherine PeachEvents, Featured

“This is Wales. We’re doing good things- for each other, for our country, for the world. Come and join us.” In Wales, these past months have reset our priorities, reminding us of what is truly important in our lives. Rediscovering that sense of community. But now is the time to move away from the past and drive towards a better … Read More

A Socially Distanced Pantomime

Katherine PeachCommunity, Events, Featured

This Christmas, Red Herring Theatre, in conjunction with Penarth Sounds, are recording a very special, socially distanced pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk, that will be aired each Sunday before Christmas and on Boxing Day. Bringing some very much needed Christmas spirit to the people of Penarth. Here at Penarth View, we spoke to Alex Wilson, who runs Red Herring … Read More

That’s a Wrap!

Katherine PeachEvents, Featured

Penarth’s independent bookshop, Griffin Books, brought its 2020 events programme to a fitting close last week with the online launch party for local author Sam Hurcom’s latest novel, Letters from the Dead. It’s safe to say that 2020 has brought its challenges and things have certainly been a little different for the shop this year. Bookshop owner, Mel Griffin, said … Read More