Arts

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 […]

Rising piano star Laura inspires new generation of talent

A talented pianist is hoping to inspire more young musicians to follow in her footsteps after enjoying a meteoric rise to success since competing in a top Wales piano festival. Lauren Zhang, who was crowned BBC Young Musician in 2018, is returning as one of the headline acts at this year’s International Piano Festival at […]

Paul’s gorilla masterpiece will join magnificent menagerie

Talented chainsaw sculptor Paul Morris is busy carving his latest masterpiece – a five foot tall gorilla. The giant ape will take pride of place among a magnificent menagerie of wooden wild creatures at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham where Paul works as part of the gardening and maintenance team. The leafy 11-acre grounds […]

Global opera star Elin returns to her North Wales roots in new production of Carmen

An international singing star from Rhyl who has played some of opera’s greatest soprano roles is returning to North Wales to play a leading part in a new production of Carmen. Welsh soprano Elin Pritchard, who was born in St Asaph and grew up in Rhyl, will make her Welsh National Opera (WNO) debut when […]

Lovingly restored street organ promises ‘barrel’ of fun at top music festival

A rare street organ that’s been lovingly restored to its former glory will be a star attraction at a top music festival. New life has been breathed into the Dutch organ called Astrid by owner Francis Stapleton, from Bala, and it will be out and about on the streets of Bangor during the city’s two-day […]