Young people

Major boost for talented tenor Elgan

The career of a talented tenor from Llandudno has been given a major boost after a “sensational” performance at an international festival. Elgan Llyr Thomas is £2,000 better off after reaching the final of the International Voice of the Future competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. He and soprano Catrin Woodruff lost out to […]

Sensational soprano Sian crowned International Voice of the Future

A “sensational” young soprano won one of the main prizes at an international festival. Sian Dicker, 26, was crowned as the International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. She was presented with the brand new Pendine Trophy and a cheque for £6,000 by Mario Kreft MBE, proprietor of the arts loving sponsor, […]

Guide Dogs charity bowled over by fund-raiser

A Wrexham bowling alley is striking out in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. The charity will be taking over a batch of lanes for a fund-raising challenge at Tenpin at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre on Monday, July 24. The money will go towards providing people like partially-sighted Heather Worofka, of Penycae near […]

Peace champion Terry Waite gives his backing to care home’s pioneering Eisteddfod music sessions

Legendary peace campaigner Terry Waite has given his seal of approval to a special event which saw care home residents harmonising with schoolchildren at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. The festival’s iconic president dropped by as people from Pendine Park care homes in Wrexham were enjoying a sing-along with youngsters from primary schools in the area […]

Brave girls raise £3K for children’s charity

Two brave little girls have raised over £3,000 for a charity that arranges dream trips to Disneyland Paris for disabled and sick children. Heidi Rogerson, nine, and Evie Davies, seven, who are both wheelchair-bound, took part in a five and a half mile sponsored walk in aid of Miles of Smiles which provides the magical […]

Tenpin bowling puts Wrexham charity for autistic youngsters in the frame

A Wrexham bowling alley is striking out to help a charity which supports children with autism. As part of its rolling programme to boost good causes, Tenpin at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre helping local charity Your Space to raise funds. The charity provides social opportunities, activities and clubs for 200 children and young people […]

Shiver me timbers! Young pirates help raise booty for charity

A chest full of pirate treasure is on its way to a charity that supports school projects in coffee-producing countries. Staff at the Costa café at the Odeon cinema at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham organised a swashbuckling fun event for children. They dressed up as characters from latest Pirates of the Caribbean film, […]

Piano prodigy to perform just hours after his A-level maths exam

A “breath-takingly talented” young pianist will have a starring role at the launch concert of an international music festival – just after sitting an A level exam. Julian Gonzalez, 17, a pupil of Ysgol Dinas Bran, in Llangollen, will be enchanting the audience at St Asaph Cathedral at 7.30pm on Wednesday, June 28. The concert […]

Inspirational young singer Joseph chosen to star with Sir Bryn Terfel

An “inspirational” young singer who overcame a rare kidney condition has landed a dream role to perform with opera superstar Sir Bryn Terfel. Joseph Elwy Jones, 11, will take to the stage at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod as the Shepherd Boy in a star-studded production of Puccini’s classic opera, Tosca. The concert on Tuesday, […]

Brave Harvey, 6, unveils new Wrexham kit

A brave little boy battling leukaemia was “chuffed to bits” to be chosen to unveil the new Wrexham AFC kit. Six year old Harvey Jones is the grandson of lifelong Wrexham fan Llion Jones who works for Ifor Williams Trailers who are sponsoring the club for the second year in succession. The duo were presented […]