Arts

Final Call for Pendine International Voice of the Future competition

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is seeking talented young soloists to enter before the March 2nd deadline so they can vie for the prestigious title A “sensational” soprano who won one of the main prizes at an international festival is urging young soloists from around the world to enter this year’s competition to launch their […]

90th birthday tribute to harp legend Osian Ellis

The life and work of a globally-renowned harpist who started playing again as he approached his 90th birthday will be celebrated at an international festival. The fourth Wales International Harp Festival in Caernarfon will be honouring the legendary Dr Osian Ellis CBE who collaborated with leading British composer Benjamin Britten and played on the madcap […]

Missing masterpiece at Soughton Hall – It’s a real Rubens after all

THE mystery of a missing masterpiece at a Downton Abbey-style historic hall has been solved…and turns out it’s a real Rubens potentially worth millions of pounds. The giant oil painting by the 17th century Flemish master that’s entitled Triumph of Divine Love once adorned an entire wall in one of the grand first floor rooms […]

Musical space odyssey at festival

A top festival is promising an “out of this world” experience – with music created by the Large Hadron Collider and the premiere of a poem in the Star Trek language of Klingon. The two-day Bangor Music Festival gets under way at the city’s Pontio centre on Friday (February 2) and organisers say it’s shaping […]

Shakespeare’s tale of love to be screened live at Odeon Wrexham on Valentine’s Night 

Shakespeare’s timeless tale of unrequited love will be retold for romantic Wrexham cinema-goers on Valentine’s Night. As part of its acclaimed Event Cinema programme the Odeon at Eagles Meadow is to screen a live version of the Bard’s Twelfth Night direct from the headquarters of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon on the evening of […]

Gold award for caring music star Nia

A leading authority on the use of music in the care of people with dementia has pledged to tell the world about the joy it brings after winning a prestigious award. Nia Davies-Williams is 25,000 words into her book Sketches of Broken Minds which will give a fascinating insight into the impact her music has […]

Top soprano returns to Wrexham for Viennese-style celebration

One of Britain’s most exciting young sopranos is returning to North Wales to head up a spectacular celebration with the region’s flagship NEW Sinfonia orchestra. It features two back to back Viennese themed New Year concerts St Asaph Cathedral on January 5 and at St Giles’ Church in Wrexham the day after. The return of […]

“Out of this world” premiere of Klingon poem at music festival

An IT expert who speaks fluent Klingon is “incredibly proud” that a poem he’s written in the intergalactic language from Star Trek will be performed to music at a festival. According to proud Welshman Alex Greene, the “out of this world” premiere at Bangor Music Festival will mean as much to him as winning the […]

Particle smashing by Large Hadron Collider creates music at festival

A new piece of music created by using data from the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator will be performed at festival in North Wales. The performers at Bangor Music Festival will be using laptops to alter the sounds from the particle smashing done by the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for […]

Patagonia tapestries created by care home residents go on show

Beautiful tapestries depicting life in Wales and Patagonia are going on permanent display at a Wrexham care home. Residents of Pendine Park’s care homes in Wrexham and Caernarfon produced the wall hangings after working on a project about Patagonia with Ruthin-based textile artist Cefyn Burgess. The exhibition at the Bryn Bella care home in Wrexham […]