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18/12/2018

A school girl from Cardiff has raised money for a charity that funds research into a life-limiting condition. Rowan Bailey-Lear, aged 10 from Morganstown has raised £130 for Harrison’s Fund which is based in Surrey. To raise money Rowan held a brunch at her house for her friends, selling tea, coffee, fruit juice, smoothies, and lots of food including banana bread, Mexican scrambled egg, bagels with cream cheese and salmon, apple muffins, croissants with homemade jam, strawberries, and melon and…

18/12/2018

St. Edward’s Music & Arts Centre presents an Evening Concert on Tuesday, February 19. Come listen to the energetic and youthful sounds of The St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy Senior Youth Choir from Geneva, NY, USA. A retiring collection will be taken up to benefit Save the Children. St. Edward’s Music & Arts Centre presents an Evening Concert on Tuesday, February 19. Come listen to the energetic and youthful sounds of The St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy Senior Youth Choir…

18/12/2018

·         Lidl is donating Christmas dinners to 131 local charities and community causes tackling loneliness and isolation across the country ·         The supermarket will donate 282 turkeys, 4,716 pigs in blankets and 65kg of Brussels sprouts, providing up to 3,000 Christmas dinners ·         The festive food items will enable the charities to bring people together and host a Christmas dinner over the festive period ·         The products will supplement the food surplus that the supermarket already donates from its stores…

16/12/2018

Directed by James Wan. The cast includes Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, and Nicole Kidman.   Perhaps not the most well-known or (superhero) fan favourite, Aquaman is from the DC Comics Expanded Universe which has brought the likes of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad to the big screen. Some might have thought that by making a superhero film about a half man/half fish man may have been a step too far,…

16/12/2018

  Image courtesy of Sherman Theatre   The classical story of Alice in Wonderland has been retold in so many weird and wonderful ways, we jumped at the chance to take the children to see the latest adaptation at the Sherman Theatre. Sherman Theatre became the first in Wales to win the Regional Theatre of the Year title at The Stage Awards, recognising the Sherman as the most exciting theatre in the UK, outside of London. As we entered the theatre…

14/12/2018

The annual visit to watch the pantomime at the New Theatre is now a well-established tradition in our family. This year, we were all eagerly looking forward to watching Beauty and the Beast, and I am very pleased to say, it certainly lived up to all our expectations. Starring actors/actresses Lisa Riley, Ben Richards, Danny Bayne, Mike Doyle, Edward Rowe and Stephanie Webber, plus ex Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas, it is a perfect Christmas treat for all the family,…

06/12/2018

WARNING! Turn away if you are hungry! Tim Wynne tucking into a delicious cake and his partner tucking into a burger!   I’m late to most things. A never ending reminder of how out of touch and easily excitable I am. I’ll be the first to admit to that. Just this year I’ve discovered the brussels sprout, as if by voyage to unchartered lands I’ve discovered something previously unimaginable. I am, easily, that one friend in the group desperate to…

06/12/2018

Flowing mulled vine, delicious bratwurst sausages and Nutella crêpes, December is here and Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland is back for 2018! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to visit Winter Wonderland? You have until 6 January 2019 to head down to Winter Wonderland for ice skating, fun fair attractions, food, drink and lots of Christmas cheer! With some exciting new developments, Winter Wonderland is bigger and better than ever before, with lots of fun for all the…

06/12/2018

nextbike, Cardiff’s bike share scheme, will support three local charities throughout December after they won a public vote to be part of its festive cash giveaway in the city. The chosen organisations are bereavement charity 2 Wish Upon a Star, animal rescue centre ARC and cancer support charity Maggie’s Cardiff. nextbike is offering a half-price annual subscription to anyone who signs up to the scheme in the month of December, meaning a year’s cycling will cost just £30 instead of…

06/12/2018

School children across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan have been holding sessions for older people in the local community to raise awareness of and reduce the risk of falling. Staying Steady Schools was launched by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board with the help of Cardiff University students who hosted a number of sessions in local primary schools where children teach older people about the risk of falls and how to reduce them. Following a successful pilot earlier this…