Care home residents mesmerised by stunning performance of top Russian harpist Valeria

One of the world’s greatest harpists took time out from an international festival to perform for residents of a care home in Caernarfon. Russian Valeria Voshchennikova  was one of the stars of the opening concert at  the Wales International Harp Festival in Caernarfon. Valeria is a soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and is the […]

Battle group plan massive splash at Colwyn Bay’s Forties Festival

A World War Two battle re-enactment group is set to make a massive splash at Colwyn Bay’s 1940s festival next month. The supercharged display will be put on by North West Military Collectors group (NWMIL), whose pyrotechnic experts strive to make the action as authentic as possible. As part of their explosive exhibition they plan […]

Play about dementia is emotional experience for youngsters

Youngsters from a Flintshire primary school have given a thumbs-up to a heart-warming play about the impact of dementia seen through the eyes of a young boy. Pupils of Ysgol Gwenffrwd, Holywell, attended a performance of Ŵy, Chips A Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma in Welsh) at Theatr Clwyd in Mold. The play tells the […]

Top harpist dedicates performance to Catrin Finch who’s battling cancer

One of the world’s top harpists has come to the rescue of an international festival after Catrin Finch was forced to pull out because she is battling breast cancer. According to Isabelle Moretti, she will dedicate her performance at the fourth Wales International Harp Festival in Caernarfon to the former royal harpist who recently announced […]

Waiter Robert serves up out of this world Star Wars costumes

A waiter has served up the perfect way to celebrate his love of film and deal with his crippling dyslexia at the same time – making out-of-this-world Star Wars costumes. Robert Williams-Day, 30, who works at Pizza Express at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham, is a massive fan of the blockbuster move franchise that’s […]

Hospice aims to strike jackpot

A hospice is aiming to strike the jackpot with a special tournament at a bowling alley. Teams of four people to go head to head in to raise money for Nightingale House in Wrexham at Tenpin at the town’s Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre. According to Eleni Morandi, there will be bags of prizes up for […]

Bakery man John makes replica Game of Thrones sword for top American TV star

DURING the day John Beech earns his living by selling sandwiches and sausage rolls but by night he’s busy making wooden replica Games of Thrones style weapons for family and friends, including a famous American TV actor. Now the 31-year-old, who works at Greggs in the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham, is aiming to turn […]

Sponsor a String appeal will be prelude to success for talented harpists of the future

An acclaimed teaching centre is hoping to tug at the heart strings of music lovers by offering them the chance to support the studies of talented young harpists. Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias in Caernarfon, which is currently providing tuition for over 400 aspiring musicians, has launched its Sponsor a String appeal which aims to raise […]

Emotional concert to remember controversial drowning of village

A top harpist revealed the Welsh premiere of a new piece of music to remember the controversial drowning of a village will be a highly emotional occasion for her. Sioned Williams’ grandfather Huw T Edwards led the campaign against the submerging of Capel Celyn in the Tryweryn valley above Bala in 1965 to create a […]