Arts

Opera star’s stirring musical tribute to brave care home Covid warriors

One of the world’s greatest ever tenors has sent a musical tribute to the life-saving “Covid warriors” at a care organisation in North Wales. Maltese star Joseph Calleja recorded a video of himself singing a stirring rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone for the residents and staff at Pendine Park which has homes in Wrexham […]

Musical love letters sent to locked down care home residents

A renowned cellist and a leading violinist are sending “musical love letters” to residents of a care organisation in Wrexham. https://mixcord.co/acapella/p/XqcYHP5XOGLZW1T_XR1CSg/ Pendine Park went into partnership with the world famous Hallé orchestra more than a decade ago to create a pioneering enrichment programme that sees musicians visit their care homes to work with residents on […]

Talented mum and daughter create musical magic for locked down care home residents

A talented mother and daughter have recorded a “magical” video version of a classic Elvis Presley number to comfort locked down care home residents during the coronavirus lockdown. Musician in residence Nia Davies Williams, who works for the Pendine Park care organisation which has eight care homes in Wrexham and Caernarfon, performed the duet with […]

Locked down care home residents get creative 

Locked down care home residents are getting creative to keep their spirits up during the coronavirus crisis. The team at the Pendine Park  care organisation are using everything from music and art to videos and social media technology to counter the emotional and practical impacts of dealing with daily life in the national emergency situation. […]

Pioneering artist Sarah still drawn to care after 25 years

Wales’ first ever care home artist in residence is celebrating a quarter of a century in the ground-breaking role. Talented Sarah Edwards was engaged as a consultant by the Pendine Park care organisation by arts loving owners Mario and Gill Kreft in 1995. Since then Sarah’s has supported the development of award-winning enrichment programmes at […]

Eisteddfod fundraiser will be a knockout

A knockout evening of chocolate and wine is being organised to raise money for the National Urdd Eisteddfod in Denbigh. There will also be auction during the event at the Brookhouse Mill at 7pm on Thursday, March 26 – and one of the lots will be a boxing glove signed by the legendary boxer, Sir […]

International stars of harp inspire next generation at top festival

Two of Wales’ brightest and internationally-acclaimed harpists will take centre stage a major festival celebrating the nation’s best-loved musical instrument. Talented young harpists Gwenllian Llŷr and Ben Creighton-Griffiths will be inspiring a new legion of harpists when they appear in concert at Galeri Caernarfon at 7.30pm on Thursday, April 9, for the 42nd annual Wales […]

Top composer who performed with Queen legend thanks Wrexham copy firm for concert backing

A TOP composer who has performed with Queen legend Brian May and worked on prime-time TV programmes such as Coronation Street and Cold Feet is leading the band at a series of concerts involving 4,000 schoolchildren supported by a Wrexham copy firm. Youngsters from AmaSing, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2017, are performing at venues […]