Roll up! Roll up! Circus magic comes to care home

Musicians from a world famous orchestra brought the roar of the crowd and the smell of the grease paint to a care home as part of a “magical” circus workshop. Two members of Manchester’s acclaimed Hallé orchestra brought the joyous sounds of the Big Top to Pendine Park in Wrexham, engaging residents in a magical melee […]

Rising star Elgan joins forces with flagship orchestra

A rising star of opera is to join forces with the flagship orchestra of North Wales to welcome in 2019 in rousing musical style at Wrexham and St Asaph. Up and coming Llandudno-born tenor Elgan Llŷr Thomas, 28, is thrilled to at last be taking centre stage as a soloist with the NEW Sinfonia Orchestra […]

Starring role for opera sensation Rachel

One the world’s finest young opera singers will be performing alongside an international cast on her home ground in Wrexham. Soprano Rachel Marsh will be starring in two one-act operas at St Giles’ Church on Saturday, December 22, in a spectacular showcase for pupils of the North Wales Opera Studio. She will be taking the […]

Downton Abbey-style historic hall in Flintshire is top place to get married in Wales

A DOWNTON Abbey-style historic hall has scooped a prestigious award naming it as the top venue in Wales to get married. Soughton Hall in Northop, Flintshire, swept the board at The Welsh National Wedding Awards, claiming not only the title for the best venue in North Wales but clinching the top spot as the best […]

Panto star Stuart to help Colwyn Bay get switched on for Christmas – oh yes he will!

A panto star who’s worked with the likes of Peter Kay, Joe Pasquale and the Chuckle Brothers will help Colwyn Bay get switched on to Christmas. Stuart Loughland and fellow cast members from the production of Dick Whittington at Theatr Colwyn will be the guests of honour for the Christmas extravaganza complete with all the […]

Care home kazoo choir prepares for debut in aid of Poppy Appeal

Musical residents at a care home who set up a choir of kazoos are planning to make their public debut at a charity concert to raise money for the Poppy Appeal. The Singing for Fitness programme at Pendine Park in Wrexham has been a big hit and were originally organised to help residents’ breathing and […]

Food lovers have a ball

The delicacies on offer at a top food festival included sheep’s’ testicles and a host of creepy crawlies. One of the most popular sessions at the Llangollen Food Festival was a cookery demonstration by chef Jack Hatley who cooked up a storm making the lamb fries and dishes using insects such as grasshoppers and meal worms. […]

TV boss creates mini-John Lewis and hands company over to staff

The head of one of Wales’ most successful independent TV companies is creating a “mini-John Lewis” and handing it all over to the staff. Dylan Huws, managing director of Caernarfon-based production company Cwmni Da, is turning the £5 million a year firm into an Employee Owned Trust. The move is believed to be a first […]

School project pays respects to the fallen of the Great War

Pupils from seven Denbighshire schools dressed-up as Tommies and made colourful forget-me-nots as part of a project commemorating the First World War. The project was organised by the North Wales International Music Festival who chose Reflections as the theme for this year’s event to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. The festival is held […]

Plea to halt rise of anti-semitism by top cellist whose mother survived Auschwitz

A world renowned cellist whose mother is one of the last known survivors of the women’s orchestra at a Nazi concentration camp is heading for St Asaph. London-born Raphael Wallfisch will be one of the stars at the prestigious North Wales International Music Festival at the city’s cathedral for a concert on Saturday, September 29. […]