Young people

Festival-goers get a taste of Welsh and international language of coffee

Thousands of food lovers got a taste of the Welsh language at a popular festival – as well as the international language of coffee Organisers of the Llangollen Food Festival were thrilled with the turn-out over two bustling days at the popular event which has been hailed as one of the highlights in the UK’s […]

Pioneering charity honoured for helping vulnerable young people back into school

A pioneering charity which is helping vulnerable young people back into school after finding that some were at risk of slipping through the net in Gwynedd and Anglesey has been honoured with a top award. The Rhwyd Arall (Another Net) project was set up last year by a social enterprise called Sylfaen Cymunedol in response to […]

TV trainee Siwan swaps Isle of Dogs for Caernarfon

A television production company in Gwynedd has recruited a trio of high-flying trainees including one who has already worked on several Hollywood blockbuster movies. All three said that the recent decision to turn Cwmni Da, based in Caernarfon, into a staff-owned company had attracted them to the award-winning firm which prides itself on “nurturing talented […]

Care home residents raise cash for children’s charity

Care home residents had a great time at a fun day to raise money for a children’s charity. The event at Pendine Park’s Summerhill Road site in Wrexham was attended by fire officers from Wrexham Fire Station who even brought along a fire engine. It raised more than £500 for the children’s charity though raffles […]

Pioneering boys’ choir given standing ovation after emotional performance

A pioneering boys choir celebrated their fifth birthday in style with a rousing performance at an international music festival. The North Wales Only Boys Aloud choir took centre stage at the North Wales International Music Festival’s opening concert at St Asaph Cathedral. For around 15 members, who have been with the Aloud Charity choir since […]

Birthday performance by pioneering young choir

A pioneering boys’ choir will celebrate their fifth anniversary with a headline performance at an international music festival. The North Wales Only Boys Aloud choir will be taking centre stage at the North Wales International Music Festival’s opening concert at 7pm at St Asaph Cathedral on Saturday, September 14. And for around 15 members, who […]

Inspirational Gethin weaves his magic with new studio opening

An “inspirational” young textile designer and printmaker is gearing up for his first solo exhibition. Gethin Ceidiog Hughes, from Denbigh, has been awarded a £5,000 training and development grant from the Arts Council of Wales to create a new body of work. As a result, Gethin is moving into a residency studio at Ruthin Craft […]

Bradley puts Downing Street on hold after bumper GCSE crop at John Bright

Year 11 head boy at Ysgol John Bright Bradley Hughes was voted the most likely to be prime minister by his fellow students but he’s putting that on hold after 14 Grade A and A stars at GCSE. He was among a bumper crop of results for the school which saw a ten per cent […]

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 […]