Entertainment

They’re dancing in the aisles at dementia-friendly screenings

A dementia-friendly screening of hit film The Greatest Showman was made extra special when Welsh National Opera singers enticed the cinema audience to its feet and a local school choir delivered stunning renditions of the movie’s biggest numbers. “It was fantastic, I had the best time ever,” declared lifelong film and music fan Lorraine Williams […]

X-Factor star will wow audience at school graduation

An X Factor contestant who has written songs for Atomic Kitten and backed legendary US rock royalty Steely Dan will be entertaining the audience at a Llandudno school’s graduation day this month. Steve McElroy is the IT Director at Ysgol John Bright but the gifted pianist from Prestatyn is also a talented musician who has […]

Model fishermen net four times what they can earn by catching fish

A television documentary crew from North Wales uncovered a fishy tale about Chinese fishermen netting four times as much money by posing as models for tourists instead of catching fish. The otherworldly landscape of the 40 square kilometres of the mudflats on the vast Xiapu delta in south-east China has provided a living for its […]

Surfing the Severn Bore is the greatest ride on earth

The Severn Bore is the greatest ride on earth, says the surfer who has ridden tidal waves from the mighty Amazon to the crocodile-infested Kampar River in Indonesia. The otherworldly experience of surfing one of the world’s great tidal bores includes gliding past grazing cows, according to the record-holder who has ridden the Severn more […]

Bells toll for climate change

A network of 12 bells including ones on the coastline of Anglesey and Gwynedd are tolling a warning about rising sea levels. The Time and Tide bells have been installed to warn of high tides which cause cause them to ring more and more often these days. In Wales the bells are already in place […]

Rising star Rhodri makes his debut at international festival

One of the most talented young tenors in the UK will have a starring role at a concert to launch a top music festival. Welsh National Opera singer Rhodri Prys Jones will be performing at St Asaph Cathedral on Tuesday, June 25, at the curtain raiser for the acclaimed North Wales International Music Festival. The […]

TV series captures duo’s epic challenge to swim across treacherous Bardsey Sound

An epic attempt by two swimmers to be the first to cross the treacherous waters of Bardsey Sound off the coast of North Wales without wetsuits will be shown on television next month. Teacher Wyn Rowlands and artist Natasha Brookes spent nine months preparing for the challenging two-mile swim through the churning currents of the […]

Starring role for young piano virtuoso Ellis at music festival

A supremely gifted teenager from Llandudno who’s aiming to become a top concert pianist is to be one of the stars at a music festival later this month (May). It will be the third year in a row that 18-year-old Ysgol John Bright pupil Ellis Thomas has appeared at Beaumaris Music Festival and follows his […]

Are you brave enough to touch a deadly meat-eating plant?

A “deadly” meat-eating plant that can devour a whole rat alive will take pride of place at a new event on Anglesey. The natural habitat of the carnivorous Pitcher Plant is the tropical rainforests of South America or Asia. – but around 40 varieties are being grown at Bangor University’s Treborth Botanical Gardens in Bangor. […]