Entertainment

Join in the laughter with Colwyn Bay’s ‘Stand-up @ the Seaside’

Award-winning comic Dave Rothnie has got them rolling in the aisles in Colwyn Bay after setting up a regular comedy night at a venue dedicated to Monty Python star Terry Jones. Dave, who has performed alongside Peter Kay and the late Caroline Aherne, established Stand-Up @ The Seaside to attract top comedians to the North […]

Godfather of Merseysound to play major new North Wales outdoor festival

The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie, the godfather of the Liverpool music scene, will bring his own vibrant Mersey sound to make waves at Wales’s newest major sport and music festival this summer. Broudie is best known as the man behind Three Lions, the football anthem that so nearly swept England to European Championship glory 21 […]

Pupils make music with world-class orchestra and care home residents

Schoolchildren joined forces with a world-renowned orchestra and a care organisation to work on a pioneering project about the Welsh colony in Patagonia. Pupils from Ysgol Bodhyfryd in Wrexham spent the afternoon making music with the Hallé orchestra and the residents of the Hillbury care home which is part of the Pendine Park care organisation. […]

Hello Dolly! Shoppers given sneak preview of hit musical

Shoppers were given a sneak preview of a blockbuster musical in Llangollen. The music of country legend Dolly Parton had customers dancing and tapping their feet at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham. They were entertained by member of the cast of the hit show, 9 to 5, which will be performed by Llangollen Operatic […]

Colwyn Bay set to get into the swing with Forties Festival 

Two iconic planes from World War II will take centre stage in Colwyn Bay this weekend, as the town gets into the swing with its popular Forties Festival. The family-focused event on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21 celebrates the town’s strategic war-time role in keeping Britain fed, when the Ministry of Food set […]

Glamophones help North Wales Forties Festival go with a swing

Retro girl band The Glamophones will help nostalgia lovers get ‘in the mood’ at a North Wales Forties Festival later this month. The Glamophones, who perform songs from the 1940s, right through to modern day hits with a vintage twist, will ensure the festival in Colwyn Bay, on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21, goes with […]

Dancing queen heads from West End to North Wales with Abba smash hits show

A singer who honed her musical skills singing Abba tunes as a youngster will be bringing the Swedish band’s top tunes from the West End to North Wales. Vikki Holland-Bowyer will be taking to the stage at Theatr Colwyn as Abba’s brunette curly-haired singer Frida Lyngstad in a tribute to the band that has shaped […]

Drumming sessions are a big hit

Care home residents are drumming up their energy levels with a new high intensity exercise class. Using drum sticks to knock out rhythms on rubber exercise balls while they enjoy some snappy tunes is proving a bit hit with the people who live at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham. Elaine Lee, an enrichment […]

Film fans singing in the aisles at Theatr Colwyn’s dementia friendly screening

A theatre is breaking new ground as the first venue in Wales to join a UK-wide project with dementia-friendly screenings of musical movies. The sessions at Theatr Colwyn in Colwyn Bay are already proving a massive hit, with older film fans singing and dancing in the aisles. The screenings are part of the UK-wide A […]

Strongman Oli and Lois to lift radio show

Strapping radio presenter Oli Kemp is preparing for a double challenge – fronting a new breakfast show and attempting to become the world’s strongest man. Oli is moving to  the breakfast show on Heart FM so  the 6ft 5ins tall presenter, will have to change his super tough training regime which includes lifting cars and […]