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

Shop Local This Christmas with Penarth’s Independent Businesses

Katherine PeachCommunity, Featured

Shop local this Christmas! Struggling to find a gift for your loved ones this festive season? Keep supporting your local businesses, all while staying COVID-safe by buying a gift voucher from any of these local businesses. Jewellery and Gifts Buy Online Purchase Online/Contact Directly Rowley’s of Penarth https://rowleysgifts.com/product-category/gift-vouchers/ Apothecary64 https://www.apothecary64.com/products/e-gift-card Umpa Lumpa Sweet Shop www.umpalumpasweetshop.co.uk/products/umpa-lumpa-gift-voucher-min-5 ener-chi https://www.ener-chi.co.uk/gift-vouchers-1 Gifts @ No.9 … Read More

Don’t Burn Out

Katherine PeachFeatured, Wellbeing

What does it mean to be productive? Is it a hectic day at work or maybe it’s charging around town doing errands? What makes you go to bed at the end of the day feeling like you’ve been productive? I bet none of those things included self-care. Checking in with yourself, making sure you’ve drank enough water, or making the … 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

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

Being Anti-Racist in 2020

Katherine PeachCommunity, Featured

By Maxine Pwele with Demi Olutunmogun and Emily Pemberton. As 3 young, mixed-race women, race has, and continues to be, something we cannot ignore in our day-to-day lives.

Staying Creative Through COVID-19

Katherine PeachCreative, Featured

No industry has been left untouched by Covid-19. But arguably the industry hit hardest is the arts. Who could have though that this time last year, such a diverse, vibrant, beloved industry would be in trouble. Here at Penarth View, we spoke to three young creatives, only just starting out in the industry, and they give us their view on … 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

The Iconic Dogs of Wales

Dave DeaneFeatured, Pets

Given this is the heritage issue of Penarth View, we thought we’d take a look at the strong heritage of Welsh dog breeds. Most Welsh breeds have strong working drives, being bred by the Welsh gentry for hunting, herding and guarding purposes, and so tend to be energetic. As such, they’re best suited to homes that enjoy leading an active … Read More