Arts

Youngsters make memories with care home residents

Artistic schoolchildren worked with care home residents to make sure their memories aren’t forgotten. Pupils from Ysgol Bodhyfryd have spent time chatting with residents of Pendine Park’s Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham to find about what they liked and enjoyed doing when they were younger. The youngsters then researched their findings and found appropriate […]

Blur legend choir to sing in aid of sex abuse survivors

A male voice choir that recorded a song with Blur legend Damon Albarn will take centre stage at a concert in aid of survivors of sexual abuse. Côr y Penrhyn will perform at the concert hosted by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones at Bangor Cathedral on Friday, March 8. All the proceeds […]

New search launched for singing stars of future

A “supremely talented soprano” has launched a search to find the world’s most talented young singers. According to Charlotte Hoather, 25, winning the prestigious Pendine International Voice of the Future competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod last year catapulted her career to a new level on the global stage. Organisers say entries are already […]

Chance for greatest dancers to be on top of the world

A brand new festival is to offer Wales’s dancing hopefuls a unique route into one of the world’s greatest cultural events – and the chance to compete for a share of £3,500. In a ground-breaking partnership the inaugural Festival of Discovery on Anglesey in May will give 12 troupes of folk dancers the chance to […]

Audience will lap up music from wacky Xbox orchestra

A wacky orchestra that uses computers and Xbox game controllers to make music will be taking centre stage at a top festival. The Swansea Laptop Orchestra are promising an “exciting and stimulating” evening at the Bangor Music Festival which gets under way at the city’s Pontio centre on Friday, February 8. According to the festival’s […]

Chainsaw sculptor creates a magnificent menagerie

A former art student who discovered a talent for chainsaw sculpture has created a magnificent menagerie of woodland creatures The collection of giant squirrels, owls and hawks carved by Paul Morris now adorn the grounds of the Pendine Park Care Organisation in the leafy suburbs of Wrexham. Paul, 55, who is a skilled member of […]

Top festival comes of age with boomwhackers and 21 world premieres

A remarkable 21 world premieres will be taking place at top musical festival in North Wales. The new works will be among the highlights of the critically-acclaimed Bangor Music Festival which gets under way at the city’s Pontio centre on Friday, February 8. According to the festival’s artistic director, Dr Guto Pryderi Puw, a senior […]

Gwern and Lowri earn pop star status as Deian a Loli mania sweeps Wales

Two child actors who play mischievous twins with secret super powers in a hit TV show are getting used to “pop star status” with their legion of fans across Wales. Gwern Jones,11, from Llanrug, near Caernarfon and Lowri Jarman,10, from Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, have taken on the title roles in the new series of Deian […]

Crocodiles and dragons star in spooky Christmas story

A group of talented care home residents have worked with members of a symphony orchestra to come up with a spooky Christmas tale with an added musical twist. The people living at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham teamed up with professional storyteller Jacqui Bloor for a creative writing workshop. The story which featured […]

Rising star Elgan joins forces with flagship orchestra

A rising star of opera is to join forces with the flagship orchestra of North Wales to welcome in 2019 in rousing musical style at Wrexham and St Asaph. Up and coming Llandudno-born tenor Elgan Llŷr Thomas, 28, is thrilled to at last be taking centre stage as a soloist with the NEW Sinfonia Orchestra […]