TV firm clinches deal to sell hit children’s show to Brittany

A television production company from Gwynedd has clocked up its first international sales for a hit children’s show about a pair of mischievous twins with magical powers. Caernarfon-based Cwmni Da has sold the first series of the award-winning Deian a Loli to four channels in Brittany after the original version proved hugely popular on S4C. […]

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 […]

“Camp fire” cuisine inspires new generation of Bear Grylls explorers

A nature-loving duo will be inspiring families to embrace their “inner wildness” and help beat stress with “camp fire” cooking at a top food festival. Forest school and bushcraft experts James and Lea Kendall will be hosting interactive cooking workshops throughout this year’s Llangollen Food Festival to reconnect parents and children with nature to boost […]

Welsh Elvis was in the building to sing happy birthday to Ivan

A care home resident who has a degenerative brain condition was All Shook Up when an Elvis impersonator who’s also a hospital chaplain popped in to sing Happy Birthday. Rocking reverend Wynne Roberts, known as the Welsh Elvis, was the star attraction at Ivan Chambers’ 50th birthday party at the Bryn Seiont Newydd care home […]

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 […]

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 […]