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12/02/2019

Learn to Play Day – a free national event to encourage everyone in the UK to start making music – is coming to Wales this March. Supported by Jools Holland OBE, and run by charity Music for All, the 2019 Learn to Play Day will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March, and will see music shops, teachers, venues and schools throughout the country partner with leading musical instrument brands to offer thousands of FREE music lessons.  So…

12/02/2019

The Isle of Brimsker is the latest bold and exciting production devised specifically for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) from Frozen Light theatre company. Premiering in 2018, The Isle of Brimsker now embarks on a much extended tour, seeking to engage with new audiences and enable more people with PMLD the chance to experience the theatre. Exploring friendship, isolation and how we react to change, The Isle of Brimsker immerses audiences with PMLD in a multi-sensory story…

12/02/2019

In 2018 Rhiwbina RFC and Cancer Research Wales undertook a joint annual raffle, which was drawn at Rhiwbina Recreation Club just before Christmas. It was the culmination of months of ticket selling by all sections of Rhiwbina RFC and by Cancer Research Wales, with all prizes kindly donated by local North Cardiff businesses. This was a first for both organisations and raised the magnificent total sum of £8,305. A large crowd gathered at Rhiwbina Recreation Club on Sunday 27th January…

12/02/2019

The Barry Hospital will soon be celebrating its 25th Anniversary. The hospital was opened in 1995 as a ‘community hospital’ with a range of facilities for staff, visitors, third sector and community groups to use. The hospital has its origins from an accident ward established by the local Nursing Association in a property in Kingsland Crescent in March 1895. A purpose built hospital was opened in Wyndham Street, Barry in December 1908.  This hospital joined the National Health Service in 1948 and…

11/02/2019

    Eight-year-olds sexually exploited online, says Barnardo’s as it launches urgent appeal to fund services Children as young as eight are being sexually exploited, Barnardo’s warns as it launches an urgent appeal to fund its child sexual exploitation services. The popularity of live streaming services like Tik Tok and Live.ly is contributing to younger and younger children needing to access specialist help after being exploited online, the UK’s leading children’s charity says. In previous years Barnardo’s youngest child sexual…

11/02/2019

London, UK – February 11 2019: Today marks the launch of ‘Breaking into News’, a nationwide initiative run by Media Trust in partnership with ITV News, to discover the next up and coming ITV broadcast journalist and promote diversity in broadcast journalism. Now in its eighth year, ‘Breaking into News’ will once again be fronted by ITV’s award-winning news broadcaster Charlene White along with Rob Osborne for ITV Wales. The competition is open to everyone of all ages and backgrounds…

11/02/2019

Libraries across South Wales are working with the charity Goldies Cymru to brighten the lives of older people through regular daytime boisterous FUN singalong sessions. Goldies Cymru started in Cardiff six years ago with just six daytime fun Sing&Smile sessions. With the support of The Big Lottery Fund in Wales and Cardiff-based Moondance Foundation, by the end of 2019 there will be over 80 regular sessions taken by 15 freelance leaders. The introduction of groups meeting in libraries has developed…

11/02/2019

Pupils from Radnor Primary School were joined on Friday 25 January by the Older People’s Commissioner Heléna Herklots and Children’s Commissioner Sally Holland as they visited local care home Pontcanna House. During this special visit the commissioners got stuck into a game of skittles with the children and residents as well as enjoying crafts and a sing-a-long. Every Friday the year 5 and 6 pupils visit residents at Pontcanna House, a dementia specialist care home in Radnor. The project is…

11/02/2019

Following successful tours in the last two years, Moya Brennan, with her band, makes a Spring return to the UK bringing the distinctive wild Atlantic atmosphere of Northwest Ireland to her unique voice and sound. In her concerts Moya draws audiences into her world of rhythm, atmosphere and vibrant harmony.. A journey where spells of rousing Irish tunes give way to moments of exquisite, fragile stillness. Over the years with Clannad and also in her solo shows, Moya has delivered…

11/02/2019

(Pictured Patrick Jones, Photo courtesy of Glenn Dene) Renowned poet, author and playwright Patrick Jones is embarking on a highly anticipated project which will highlight the experiences of those living with Dementia across Wales. The project #ThisIsMyTruthTellMeYours, part of his artistic residency at the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales, sees Jones deliver a series of creative writing workshops with groups of people living with dementia. The workshops, in tandem with a campaign that looks to gather artistic contributions from…