Entertainment

Amazing Gracie will “melt hearts” at concert in aid of safety centre

A North Wales schoolgirl who moved doctors and nurses to tears when she wrote a song to say thank you for looking after her is to star at a concert in aid of a child safety centre. Gracie Mellalieu, 12, who has an extremely rare condition called Morquio syndrome which affects only 3,000 people worldwide, […]

Rising opera star Erin takes centre stage in magical celebration

One of the UK’s finest young opera singers will be taking centre stage with North Wales’ flagship orchestra for a magical new year celebration. Talented young soprano Erin Rossington will be headlining at two concerts organised by the Wrexham-based NEW Sinfonia orchestra in St Asaph Cathedral at 7pm on Friday, January 3, and at 3pm […]

TV farmer says online abuse over chef’s grey squirrel pasties is nuts

High-profile farmer Gareth Wyn Jones has leapt to the defence of a TV chef who’s been abused by online trolls over his plans to cook grey squirrels as part of a Christmas feast on his show. Larger than life Chris Roberts, from Caernarfon, was subjected to a “bonkers backlash” after appealing for help to find […]

Is it nuts to cook squirrels instead of turkey for Christmas?

A popular TV chef from Caernarfon has launched an urgent appeal to find 40 grey squirrels to create a Christmas feast with a difference. Chris Roberts needs the furry rodents to make squirrel empanadas – fire baked turnovers consisting of pastry and filling – as part of an alternative Yule Tide spread. The culinary extravaganza […]

Daredevil radio star Meg takes “leap of faith” from 10,000ft  

A daredevil radio presenter and actress who starred in the hit TV drama Hidden is taking a “leap of faith” in aid of a children’s charity. Megan Llŷn, who co-presents the Heart North & Mid Wales drive time show with Oli Kemp from their studio in Gwersyllt, near Wrexham, every afternoon, will be doing a […]

Community chorus led by top opera pros stage final performance for 2019 winter parade event

A NORTH Wales community choir coached by top opera professionals will stage their final performance of the year at a winter parade event in Llandudno. Amateur singers of all levels and ages are part of Welsh National Opera (WNO)’s Community Chorus North, which is brought together for specific performances and gives members the opportunity to […]

Music teachers hit the high notes in festival fundraiser

Music tutors from a highly acclaimed music centre in Wales will see the tables turned next month when they perform in front of an audience packed with students as part of a festival fundraiser. International concert pianist Iwan Llewelyn-Jones will be joined by a galaxy of talented Welsh musicians from the Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias […]

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 […]