Arts

Recycled doves take flight to spread message of hope at care home

A spectacular art installation featuring hundreds of doves made from plastic milk bottles is sending out a message of hope from a care home. They have been crafted by the art class members at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham who also wanted to highlight the importance of recycling. The delightful arc of doves […]

Wood you believe it? Giant gorilla takes pride of place in care home garden

Talented chainsaw sculptor Paul Morris has carved a new latest masterpiece – a five foot tall gorilla. The giant ape has taken 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 […]

Talented young artists brighten the lives of care home residents

The work of a group of talented young artists will help brighten the lives of care home residents. The Wrexham-based Pendine Park care organisation staged an art competition for children related to residents, their families or staff – and the results were stunning. So much so, that artist-in-residence Sarah Edwards is putting on a virtual […]

Show goes on for top vocal group poised for music festival return

A world-famous a cappella group that has helped bring music to the homes of choral fans across the globe during Covid-19 is poised for a ‘virtual’ return to a top Welsh music festival. Revered British ensemble VOCES8 is among a packed line-up of musicians headlining at the North Wales International Music Festival this month. Their […]

Unique chair designed to combat loneliness in running for award

A unique chair that’s been designed to combat loneliness by encouraging people to sit down and talk to each other has put a housing association in the running for a top award. The Cadair Sgwrs (Chatting Chair) project launched by Cartrefi Conwy has been shortlisted for one of the top honours at the prestigious Arts […]

Young virtuosos given chance to shine at top music festival

Talented young musicians from North Wales are being given the chance to shine at a top international music festival. They will have the opportunity to perform with acclaimed orchestra NEW Sinfonia at the North Wales International Music Festival that’s going virtual for the first time in its 49-year history. Instead of being held at St […]

Tears of joy as top musicians make emotional return visit to care home

Two top musicians made an emotional surprise visit to a care organisation and staged an uplifting concert in the garden. After months of having to stay away because of the coronavirus restrictions, cellist David Petri and violinist Caroline Abbott were finally able to make a return to Pendine Park in Wrexham. In normal times the […]

Royal composer launches major campaign to save Land of Song

Royal composer Paul Mealor has launched a passionate campaign to save Wales’ reputation as the Land of Song. Professor Mealor spoke out as Patron of the North Wales Music Co-operative amid fears music lessons will be axed as a result of deep financial cuts in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. The group includes two […]

Arts-loving  care organisation in running for top award

A leading care organisation is in the running for an award  for spearheading a major campaign to help an opera company reach out to communities across North Wales. Pendine Park, which has care homes in Wrexham and Caernarfon, has been shortlisted in the Arts and Business Cymru Awards after signing up to be Welsh National […]

Musical group that’s providing lockdown lifeline hope new video will go viral

A musical group that’s providing a lockdown lifeline for people in Gwynedd with and without learning disabilities has launched a new video with the help of some star names. Performing with the members, tutors and volunteers involved in the Canfod y Gân (Discovering Music) project were Geraint Lovgreen, from Caernarfon, Dewi Pws who lives in […]