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20/08/2019

Photo Credit: National Lottery Good Causes.    Gemma Price was in an abusive relationship and when she finally left, she struggled to control her emotions. “It [the relationship] finished quite abruptly and feelings that I’d kept inside for ages started to come to the surface,” she says. “I was massively controlled and I started to become controlling of everything around me. I couldn’t stand in a supermarket queue because if someone looked at me all the anger and emotion would…

20/08/2019

  The extraordinary and sensational story of how Charles and Diana Ingram attempted an ‘audacious heist’ on the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is to be told in a three-part drama, Quiz announced ITV and AMC today. Major Ingram, his wife Diana and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, who was sitting in the audience, were accused of cheating their way to a million pounds on what was, the most popular game show on earth in 2001.   The…

19/08/2019

  The musical, Club Tropicana, has now finished its run with the final week having just ended at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.   Everyone enjoys a wedding and the show ends with two couples getting hitched. The younger couple, ‘Olly’ (played by Cellen Chugg Jones) and ‘Lorraine’ (played by Karina Hind) have been impressing audiences with their acting chemistry and astonishing vocal ability.  Casting Directors should take note of these two actors for ‘young couple’ roles in future.  (Dare I…

17/08/2019

    English Youth Ballet opened Swan Lake at New Theatre, Cardiff with a stunning performance directed by Janet Lewis MBE. Everything about the show was impressive which was reflected by the vast and delighted crowd present at the show on it’s opening night. This production of Swan Lake is set in Russia at the time when the Marinsky Ballet was popular with the Tsar, Swan Lakes sees Baron Von Rothbart played brilliantly by Steven Wheeler plot to secure Royal…

16/08/2019

  A lawyer gave it some stick when he took part in an internationally recognized charity ice hockey tournament and helped raise over £100,000 for good causes.   Orlando Beckett, a chartered legal executive at Clarke Willmott, represented Prostate Cancer UK at the annual UK Forum All Star tournament in Cardiff Bay at the Ice Arena Wales.   The charity is very special to Orlando as both his father and grandfather have been treated for prostate cancer and, as a…

16/08/2019

PAUL SMITH  Following St David’s Hall Friday 10 January 2020, 8pm SECOND TOUR-DATE ADDED DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND!   DUE to overwhelming demand, hilarious Scouse comic Paul Smith has added a second Following tour-date at St David’s Hall on Friday 10 January 2020!   His first Cardiff show on Saturday 14 September now has only single seats remaining, but please check with our Box Office on 029 2087 8444 and keep a close eye on our website and social media…

16/08/2019

Documentary on Paralympic icon Chris Hallam who in the late 1980’s challenged preconceptions of disability sport and helped transform it into something that would become watched by billions across the world. He would also become a mentor and icon to the next generation of Paralympian’s like Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson and David Weir.   A motorcycle accident at the age of 17 resulted in accomplished able-bodied swimmer, Chris Hallam, becoming a wheelchair user. Despite the life-changing accident Chris continued with…

16/08/2019

Italian rice specialists Riso Gallo has launched its Young Risotto Chef of the Year competition, aimed at budding chefs aged 18 -23 years old. This year eight regional finalists will be invited to attend the Welsh & Midlands heat on 18th November 2019 at Loughborough College. Judging the Midlands heat will be; celebrity chef and TV presenter, Joe Hurd; James Peck, Head Chef and founder of Burnt Lemon Catering; Adam Lestrelle, Head Chef at the prestigious members club Roehampton Club;…

16/08/2019

 Wales’ largest celebration of diversity and equality is bringing some extra love to its Big Weekend this summer, as Pride Cymru teams up with Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity.   Visitors to Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend have been invited to bring along their pooches on Saturday, August 24th, to enter the Welsh LGBT+ charity’s first-ever dog show hosted by Dogs Trust.   Categories range from Waggiest Tail to Golden Oldie to Cutest Pup, celebrating diversity among pet…

16/08/2019

  Stroke patients at University Hospital Llandough received a surprise visit from Welsh actor Owen Teale who treated them to readings of his favourite poems, short stories and authors.   The actor, famed for his role’s in Game of Thrones and Stella attended the Stroke Rehabilitation Centre (SRC) at University Hospital Llandough as part of the work UK charity InterAct Stroke Support are doing at the SRC.   InterAct Stroke Support is a charity dedicated to supporting stroke recovery by…