Arts

Talented conductor who conquered childhood deafness scales musical heights on global stage

One of the UK’s most talented young orchestra conductors who conquered childhood deafness is scaling new musical heights on a global stage. Robert Guy, 29, from Wrexham, was thrilled to learn he had been chosen from 300 candidates to take part in the prestigious 2017 Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition in Catalonia in Spain. The […]

Nutcracker ballet comes to Odeon

THE Royal Ballet’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is coming to a Wrexham cinema as part of a season of live screened events dedicated to the arts. The festive ballet classic on December 5 which tells the story of a young girl named Clara being whisked off for a magical adventure after creeping downstairs on […]

New play shines a light on dementia through the eyes of a grandson

A heart-warming new play about dementia inspired by the residents of a Gwynedd care home is set to go on a nationwide tour of Wales. Ŵy, Chips a Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma) will shine a light on the effects of the cruel condition as seen through the eyes of a young grandson. It’s been […]

War hero Bill, 93, unveils spectacular weeping wall of poppies at care home

A 93-year old World War Two hero unveiled a weeping wall of poppies created by care home residents to honour the fallen. The 1,500 poppies have gone on display at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham ahead of Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. The work of art now hangs from an upper window of […]

Historic memorabilia of two Anglesey air aces is handed over to museum

Historic memorabilia from the home of a pioneer aviator has been donated to the island of Anglesey where he took off from on his most famous flight and where he lived for over 30 years. And detective work by the Isle of Anglesey Council’s Archives Department has revealed that while some of the material belonged […]

Art attack on homelessness in Flintshire  

A housing association helped raise money for a charity which protects thousands of people at risk of losing their homes. Cartrefi Conwy sponsored a major networking event in Flintshire at which business leaders from across North Wales had the chance to bid at an auction where work by some of the country’s most distinguished artists went […]

Talented care home residents write “amazing” plot for new musical show

Care home residents have created the imaginative plot for a new musical show to be performed by a symphony orchestra. . Professional story teller and French horn player Jacqui Blore, who led the workshop at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham, said it was ‘amazing’ with the level of enthusiasm far exceeding her expectations. […]

Boys’ choir prepares for moving tribute to iconic poet Hedd Wyn

A boys’ choir will be performing at a moving ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of iconic Welsh poet Hedd Wyn – with the help of cash seized from criminals. Among the members of Only Boys Aloud, which is run by the Aloud charity are singing at the Menin Gate in Ypres in […]