Entertainment

TV adventurer confronts “Armageddon” in treacherous mountain challenge

A perilous bid by Welsh adventurer Huw Jack Brassington to conquer one of the world’s toughest mountain challenges while caught in the eye of a ferocious storm has been filmed for a new TV series. Camera crews followed the former GB triathlete in treacherous conditions as he took on the gruelling Paddy Buckley Round, otherwise […]

Combat in Corwen as armoured knights do battle at medieval spectacular

It was trial by combat as 50 heavily-armoured knights wielded swords, axes and spears as they battled for supremacy at a spectacular new festival in Corwen. Gwyl Y Fflam – Festival of Flame – which celebrates the town’s links with Welsh hero Owain Glyndwr, has been praised by Battle Heritage for its triumphant hosting of […]

Life’s a beach for creative care home residents

Care home residents enjoyed a beach party without leaving landlocked Wrexham. The Pendine Park care organisation even brought in real sand for the seaside extravaganza to celebrate the final session of a year-long creative writing project. To mark the occasion the residents and staff wore colourful clothes, ate ice cream and ice lollies, and played […]

Epic chef will champion Welsh beef and lamb at Llangollen Food Festival

A larger than life TV chef will be championing Welsh beef and lamb with an outdoor cookery demonstration at a top food festival. Chris “Foodgasm” Roberts, who has his own television series on S4C, will also have a starring role at the popular Llangollen Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. He […]

Opera star reunites with former music teacher in honour of Welsh ladies’ choir

A former music teacher who taught international opera singer Sion Goronwy as a child is to be reunited on stage with the singing star in a celebratory concert in Bala marking 40 years of the Welsh ladies’ choir she founded. Manon Easter Lewis and her 40-strong choir, Côr Merched Edeyrnion, will perform with a star-studded […]

Combat in Corwen as armoured knights do battle at medieval spectacular

It was trial by combat as 50 heavily-armoured knights wielded swords, axes and spears as they battled for supremacy at a spectacular new festival in Corwen. Gwyl Y Fflam – Festival of Flame – which celebrates the town’s links with Welsh hero Owain Glyndwr, has been praised by Battle Heritage for its triumphant hosting of […]

Birthday performance by pioneering young choir

A pioneering boys’ choir will celebrate their fifth anniversary with a headline performance at an international music festival. The North Wales Only Boys Aloud choir will be taking centre stage at the North Wales International Music Festival’s opening concert at 7pm at St Asaph Cathedral on Saturday, September 14. And for around 15 members, who […]

Who lives in a house like this – wander round the home of a Welsh legend

The doors of the home of one of Wales’s greatest heroes will be thrown open to the public as Owain Glyndwr gets the Through The Keyhole treatment in Corwen this month. The miracle of modern technology will give visitors to the inaugural two-day Gwyl y Fflam – Festival of Flame – the chance to tour […]

Care organisation wins top award for moving play about dementia

An arts-loving care organisation from North Wales has been honoured with a top award for their partnership with a theatre company in producing a moving play about dementia. More than 5,000 people saw the drama, Ŵy, Chips a Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma), which was inspired by residents of Pendine Park. At the glittering Arts […]

Chance of lifetime for budding young musicians to play with top orchestra

Young musicians from across North Wales are being offered the opportunity of a lifetime to perform with a full orchestra at an international music festival. They will be taking to the stage with the resident orchestra, NEW Sinfonia, at the prestigious North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph Cathedral. And it doesn’t matter what […]