The Turner House Launches Call Out for Artists

Katherine PeachCommunity, Creative, Culture, Featured, Uncategorized

The Turner House gallery have announced their first major open-entry art exhibition showcasing the creative talent from those living in Penarth and surrounding areas. Artists of all ages and abilities can submit their creations to be exhibited in the gallery from the 30th September to the 31st October 2021. It is completely free to enter, and Locals are invited to … Read More

Festival of Flowers to run across Vale town centres

John DaviesBusiness, Business Articles, Featured

Vale of Glamorgan town centres will look blooming lovely this August as the Vale of Glamorgan Council hosts its inaugural Festival of Flowers. With the aim of helping its high streets ‘bloom’ back to life following the COVID19 pandemic, the Council is hosting the event in a bid to drive footfall into the town centres of Barry, Cowbridge, Llantwit Major … Read More

Tŷ Hafan leading the way in pre-loved bridal fashion

Katherine PeachBusiness Articles, Charity, Fashion, Featured

Brides-to-be can now shop for that perfect dress for their big day not only in style, but also without breaking the bank, and, while helping the planet. A new specialist pre-loved bridal boutique has just opened in the Tŷ Hafan Emporium store on 55 Frogmore Street in Abergavenny. There brides-to-be can shop for cut-price designer dresses, some pre-loved and many new with tags on, and all priced between £50 and £200, as well as enjoy … Read More

George Rolls Into Town

John DaviesBusiness, Business Articles, Featured

George, a very handsome converted Renault Estafette van has already been seen turning heads around the streets of Penarth, and he has now found his new home at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park. Always looking for ways to bring the Willmore’s 1938 magic to more people, Matt and Charlotte are now serving coffee, cakes and light bites from a new concession … Read More

Apothecary64 Becomes Skin Care Award Bronze Winner

Pippa-Marie SheppardBusiness, Business Articles, Featured

Opening a business at any point in life is hard-work, let alone during a world-wide pandemic. But that didn’t stop one local man from achieving his dreams. And now, Craig Parker-Trott is the proud recipient of the Bronze Award in the 2021 Free From Skincare Awards. Judges chose Craig’s lavender and rosemary hand sanitiser in the Hand, Foot and Nail … Read More

Cosmeston Lakes Gets a New Playground

Katherine PeachCommunity, Featured, Kids

Cosmeston Lakes has always been a beloved part of Penarth. A tranquil part of our town to escape from our busy high streets, where you get take a long tree-lined walk around it’s majestic lake. From feeding the ducks, a picnic with family and friends, or having an ice-lolly in the sun. As someone who grew up in Penarth, I … Read More

Grounds for Good Introduce Their New Gin!

Katherine PeachBusiness, Featured

We may have missed #WorldGinDay but that didn’t stop us from celebrating Grounds for Good’s delicious new creation, London Dry Gin! This coffee based, yet caffeine-free gin is their latest product that you just have to try! Amy and Rosie, the co-founders of Grounds for Good, are both successful beauty entrepreneurs and highly qualified professionals in their fields. They both … Read More

Town Mayor Backs Fiver Fest

Katherine PeachBusiness, Community, Featured

Penarth’s Town Mayor, Councillor Ian Buckley was delighted to lend his support to Fiver Fest today. The latest Totally Locally Fiver Fest runs from 12th to 26th June, with an array of special £5 offers in Penarth’s independent shops, cafes and businesses. The Mayor said: “I’m proud to be supporting the fabulous idea of Fiver Fest. I visited both Snell’s … Read More

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

New Research Reveals Mental Health Toll of Plastic Pollution in Wales

Katherine PeachCommunity, Featured

On World Refill Day (16th June 2021), a new poll commissioned by City to Sea, in partnership with Friends of the Earth, finds that 61% of adults in Wales felt that the Covid-19 pandemic made them realise that spending time outdoors/ in nature is important to their sense of mental wellbeing. But the research also found that these crucial mental … Read More