Arts

Colourful carnival finale to summer activities for Wrexham charity centre

YOUNG shoppers were transported to the plains of Africa in a colourful finale to summer holiday activities raising money for a Wrexham centre which supports disabled children and their families. Youngsters visiting Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham made the most of an animal mask-making workshop with a choice of fantastic creatures such as elephants, big […]

Old and new guard of the Welsh folk scene take centre stage at festival

Two leading lights from the Welsh folk scene will be taking centre stage at the North Wales International Music Festival’s first dedicated folk night for over 10 years. World-renowned trio Awen Celtica will be joined by chamber-folk band VRï for what promises to be an exciting and eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary Welsh folk […]

Artistic youngsters join forces with care home residents to brighten up safety centre

Schoolchildren and care home residents are working hand in hand to produce a major new artwork at an award winning centre designed to keep children and young people safe. It is being created for the DangerPoint life skills activity centre by pupils of Gwersyllt Primary School who have built a strong bond with residents at […]

Will there be murder in the cathedral?

An internationally renowned vocal group named after a 16th century Italian aristocrat who brutally murdered his wife and her lover will be taking centre stage at a top music festival. The Gesualdo Six will be among the star attractions at the North Wales International Music Festival when they perform at a concert at St Asaph […]

Archdruid’s poetic tribute to unique chair designed to combat loneliness

Wales’s most important bard has paid a poetic tribute to a unique chair that’s been designed to combat loneliness by encouraging people to sit down and talk to each other. Archdruid Myrddin ap Dafydd has written a special englyn – a four-line strict metre verse – in praise of the Cadair Sgwrs (Conversation Chair) unveiled […]

Young opera star Erin inspires next generation with meteoric rise to success

ASPIRING young singers from across North Wales are being encouraged to follow their dreams and join a new youth opera group to open the doors to success. Welsh National Opera (WNO) is hoping to inspire the next generation of budding opera stars by launching a youth group for talented singers aged 14-18 who are interested […]

Young piano virtuoso Luke stars at top music festival

An internationally acclaimed young piano virtuoso from Wrexham will raise the curtain at a top music festival. Luke Jones, 23, will star alongside the Only Boys Aloud choir at the opening concert of the North Wales International Music Festival on Saturday, September 14. The festival at St Asaph Cathedral runs until Saturday, September 28, and […]

Top honour for music festival boss Ann

The artistic director of an international music festival who also led the “world’s oldest boy band” to global fame has been awarded one of Wales’s top honours. Ann Atkinson was presented with the Sir Geraint Evans Award for her “significant contribution to Welsh music” by the Welsh Music Guild’s president, Captain Sir Norman Edwards, at […]