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

‘The 121 Effect’ Book Launch

Katherine PeachEvents, Featured, Fitness

Here at Penarth View, we were lucky enough to be invited to the book launch event for Ryan Evan’s book, The 121 Effect. Having read this book before the launch, I was so excited for others to finally get the chance. As I mentioned in my review (which you can read in full here), with self-help books we often feel … 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

Looking After Nature So it Can Look After Us

Katherine PeachBusiness, Community, Featured

Now more than ever, people are dropping this “throw-away” culture and venturing into a new, sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle. There are many environmental issues that need to be dealt with, one of which being the bee colony collapse. Here at Penarth View, we spoke to Tamzin Ford, founder of Blossom & Nectar. An independent retailer focused on nature, sustainability and supporting … Read More

The Big Beach Build at Barry Island

Katherine PeachCommunity, Creative, Featured, Kids

On Monday 23rd August, Pippa and Katherine headed down to Barry Island beach to see the first ever sandcastle competition. This free to enter competition had over 78 competitors taking part, creating some jaw-dropping sandcastles. We saw moats, fantasy land creations and shell-covered masterpieces. Starting at 11am until 3pm, family and friends gathered on the island to take part. Having … Read More

Penarth Personal Trainer Turned Author Ryan Evans Launches New Memoirs and Writes on his Trauma to Triumph Story

John DaviesCommunity, Featured, Penarth View Bookshelf

The 121 Effect is not your typical ‘Get Fit Quick’ book, neither does it simply tell you how to live your life. It is more like having a conversation with a friend, simply listening to their crazy stories. Throughout this memoir, Ryan tells the story of his life; some sad and a little scary, other times inspiring and heart-warming. And through … Read More

Crafty Devil’s Cellar: New Chef. New Menu. Your New Place To Eat!

Pippa-Marie SheppardBusiness, Featured, Food

Here at Penarth View, we were lucky enough to be invited down to Crafty Devil’s, situated in Penarth’s Town Centre, to meet their new chef and have a taster of their new menu. 26-year-old Chris Sweetman, who has only been working at the burger bar for two months, has introduced a brand new menu, which has already proven popular with … Read More

Arcot Street Triangle-“Our Own Oasis”

Katherine PeachCommunity, Featured

The Inspiration for the Project Arcot Triangle park, for so long, was quite an isolated area. There wasn’t much to look at and despite the bench, no one would ever take the time to enjoy the space. But after a grant was given by the council as part of the Penarth Heights restoration, the community came together to create something … Read More

Penarth’s Hottest New Restaurant & Bar Comes to Town

John DaviesBusiness, Featured

Local entrepreneurs Jayne Haywood & Jemma Evans will launch their first restaurant and bar, Barons Court, in Penarth.  The owners are currently breathing new life into the much-loved historical gem before its launch on Saturday 7th August. The Barons Court is the oldest standing building in the Penarth area, and they are restoring it in the authentic, vintage-charm style that the Grade … Read More