Dibley comes to Penarth

Penarth Times: VICAR OF DIBLEY CAST: David (Graham Perkins), Jim (Pete Owen), Geraldine (Fiona Porter), Mrs Cropley (Judith Cunningham), Hugo (Darren Edwards) and Owen (Nick Pratt) at the recent Penarth Summer Festival Carnival Parade

9:12pm Thursday 21st August 2014

DIBLEY is coming to Penarth this August all in aid of Walk With Alfie. Life in the sleepy village of Dibley is thrown upside-down when ancient Vicar Pottle (Don Shirley) dies and the diocese send a new-fangled female vicar, Geraldine Grainger (Fiona Porter-Smith) as his replacement.

Hilarious comedy about love and sex

Penarth Times: SMASH HIT: Don’ t miss the incredibly funny Wendy Hoose this September. Photo by Eoin Carey

8:42pm Thursday 21st August 2014

COMEDY drama Wendy Hoose is coming to Cardiff this September with it frank and hilarious views on sex. Following on from their sell out tour in Scotland earlier this year, Birds of Paradise and Random Accomplice will be bringing their acclaimed comedy smash hit to the Sherman Theatre from Wednesday, September 10 until Saturday, September 13.

Bank holiday fun at Dyffryn Gardens

8:35pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BACK by popular demand, Dyffryn Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan is putting on extra 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities this bank holiday.

Sully U3 meeting

3:16pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SULLY U3A's August Open Meeting was very successful with a good attendance of members and non-members.

The Pilot in Penarth hosts Bank Holiday American Beer Festival

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8:33pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE Pilot in Penarth has announced an American Beer Festival in collaboration with Hang Fire Smokehouse to be held over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Hawaiian beach party set to raise money for charity

5:40pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FUNDRAISING Hawaiian beach party in aid of the Spinal and Stroke Unit Wives will be held at the Ex-Servicemen’s Club on Windsor Road in Penarth from 2pm until late on Saturday, August 23.

Artist Frank Roper remembered in centenary exhibition

Penarth Times: ART: The magnificent reredos screen at Llandaff Cathedral, one of Frank Roper’s masterpieces

8:49pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THERE is a special exhibition open now to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Frank Roper. From his cliff-top workshop, overlooking Penarth Pier, artist Frank Roper spent over fifty years producing his unique sculptures and stained glass windows for churches throughout England and Wales.

Family service at All Saints Church, Penarth

5:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

All Saints Church in Victoria Square, Penarth, is holding a family service on Sunday, August 24 at 10am.

Hamptons' Father Christmas Diary Opens

11:44am Thursday 14th August 2014

WITH just 19 weeks to go until Christmas Day a Penarth cafe is already taking bookings for when Santa comes to town.

Police set to hold bike marking scheme in Penarth town centre

3:48pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

PENARTH Neighbourhood Policing Team and the British Transport Police are set to hold a bike marking scheme in the town centre as part of a crackdown on cycle theft in the area.

Penarth Sea Cadets meeting

10:50am Wednesday 13th August 2014

ON Tuesday, September 23 2014 Penarth Sea Cadets will be holding their annual General Meeting. The meeting is at The Sea Cadet Unit, Stanwell Crescent, Penarth and will start at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

Dinas Powis Probus Club

12:15pm Monday 11th August 2014

ON AUGUST 5, Peter Simon gave a talk to the Club on “Gems of the Vale”. Peter first of all drew the members’ attention to a book published in 1938 entitled “Glamorgan History and Topography” which describes the Vale as being of mainly agricultural land but with many un-discovered villages and hamlets.

Enjoy a big lunch for NSPCC

7:12pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THE NSPCC is calling on people in the Vale of Glamorgan to get together to create a fabulous, creative or unusual lunch on Wednesday, September 17, as part of its UK-wide Big Packed Lunch campaign, and to donate the money they would otherwise have spent on a "same old, same old" lunch to help fund its ChildLine Schools Service.

Penarth Ageing Well Club AGM

4:36pm Thursday 7th August 2014

PENARTH Ageing Well Club (PAWC) will be holding their AGM on Wednesday, August 13 at 11:30.

Celebrate St Lawrence's Day

12:13pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE Little church of St Lawrence, Fort Road, Lavernock, will celebrate St Lawrence's Day on Sunday, August 10 at 3pm.

Coming of the Vikings

1:28pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE next meeting of Archaeology Cymru at Asda Leckwith, Cardiff, on August 7, at 7.30pm will examine the Vikings. The meetings are open to anyone. For further details contact archaeologycymru@live.co.uk or call 07751 255725.

National Youth Orchestra of Wales

1:06pm Friday 1st August 2014

Guest conductor, Jac van Steen from Holland, leads some of Wales’ finest young musicians in an epic programme of popular classics and a new commission from Welsh Composer, Christopher Painter in two performances this weekend.

Murchfield Community Cinema showings

11:39am Friday 1st August 2014

MURCHFIELD Community Cinema summer programme concludes a great weekend of film and film activities.

Helena Attlee to lead creative writing workshop at Dyffryn Gardens

10:58am Friday 1st August 2014

BESTSELLING author Helena Attlee will lead a creative writing workshop inspired by Dyffryn Gardens on Saturday, August 9.

Show stoppers at Hamptons

10:58am Friday 1st August 2014

JOIN in the fun at Hamptons during their birthday month on Friday, August 15, with this fabulous tribute to the some of the world’s most iconic female artists.

Homemade craft and vintage fair in Sully this weekend

2:01pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A HANDMADE craft and vintage fair will be held at the Old School in Sully this weekend.

Cancer fundraisers come out fighting

1:53pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A VALE-BASED charity is urging people to gather ringside in a concerted effort to deal cancer a knock-out punch.

Coffee morning in aid of HIV/AIDS project in Zimbabwe

1:13pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE annual coffee morning in aid of the HIV/AIDS project in Zimbabwe will be held at All Saints Church Hall on Saturday, August 9, from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Celebrating young dance talent - Dawns Haf at the New Theatre

11:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE New Theatre proudly presents a medley of some of the best youth contemporary dance happening in Cardiff.

Penarth Aviation Society meeting

2:01pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

IT IS question and answer time at Penarth Aviation Society’s next meeting on Friday, August 1.

Discover more on the heritage coast this summer

2:32pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A RANGE of new experiences from foraging sessions to photography lessons will be available to visitors to the Glamorgan Heritage Coast this summer following the launch of six pilot activities created to increase the area’s appeal as a tourist destination.

Citizens Advice

11:15am Monday 28th July 2014

CITIZENS Advice drop-in sessions take place at Penarth at West House Cottage, Stanwell Road, on Thursdays, 9.30am-11.30am, and noon-1pm.

Evening of swing music with the Keith Little Band

4:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE full six-piece Keith Little Band are back at Hamptons, Penarth, for an evening of style and superb cuisine and of course the swing music of the band on Saturday, August 2. For tickets further details telephone 02920 705391. Visit www.keithlittleband.com for further information about the band.

Summer fun at the Senior's Holiday Club

11:31am Friday 25th July 2014

ELFED Avenue United Church is hosting a Senior's Holiday Club on Monday to Thursday, August 4 to 7, from 10.30am to 3pm each day.

Vale Council launches summer holiday activity programme

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Family Information Service (FIS) has compiled a programme of activities for children, young people, and their families during the school summer holidays.

Charity dance party set to rock the Millennium Stadium

Penarth Times: GET your dancing shoes on and join in the charity dance party of the year this August - at Cardiff's iconic Millennium Stadium. (8322093)

9:57am Thursday 24th July 2014

GET your dancing shoes on and join in the charity dance party of the year this August - at Cardiff's iconic Millennium Stadium.

Art Central Gallery hosts American exchange

Penarth Times: THE Vale of Glamorgan’s International Gallery Art Central was delighted to be the only UK destination to host to the Unique Exchange Exhibition between The Welsh Group and The International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) (8232788)

11:47am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE Vale of Glamorgan’s International Gallery Art Central was delighted to be the only UK destination to host to the Unique Exchange Exhibition between The Welsh Group and The International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA).

Hornby 0-Gauge model railway exhibition at Barry Tourist Railway

Penarth Times: Hornby 0-Gauge model railway

9:46am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIS weekend (Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, 11am-4pm) Barry Tourist Railway is hosting a Hornby model railway exhibition at Barry Island Station, in connection with the operation of their full sized vintage railcar train.

Store hosts strawberry tea party

5:42pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE Place for Homes, your local furniture and flooring store, will host a strawberry tea party at the store in Llandow, Cowbridge on July 30, for Breast Cancer Care – the only UK-wide specialist support charity.

Art exhibition at the Norwegian Church

3:35pm Monday 21st July 2014

THERE will be an Abstract Animal Art Exhibition, 'Wild Things', at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay, from Monday, July 28, until August 3. Entrance is free and there will be competitions for children.

Free summer events

11:04am Saturday 19th July 2014

JOIN us at Glamorgan Archives this summer for a series of FREE events celebrating the seaside.

NGS open gardens

Penarth Times: FIVE gardens in the friendly village of  Dinas Powys will open for the National Gardens Scheme on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27 (8223275)

11:08am Friday 18th July 2014

FIVE gardens in the friendly village of Dinas Powys will open for the National Gardens Scheme on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27.

Cantref - Brecon's Biggest Adventure

11:04am Friday 18th July 2014

THIS year is Cantref – Brecon’s Biggest Adventure’s 10th birthday and they have some exciting events in store in order to celebrate.

Barry Tourist Railway – steam loco and vintage fair this weekend

12:03pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE holidays get off to a great start at the Barry Tourist Railway this coming weekend……the trains will be operated by a steam locomotive on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, and there is a vintage and shabby chic fair in the Station Buildings at Barry Island Station on the Sunday.

BillBoard Juniors take five at Glammies

Penarth Times: TOP AWARDS: Ceri Goodwin (juniors director), Jonathan Coombs (company principal) and members of BillBoard Juniors

11:24am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE cast of BillBoard Juniors had an amazing night at 'The Glammies 2013-14' organised by the Glamorgan Drama League which spans South and West Wales amateur dramatics companies, where they took home five top awards for their colourful production of Seussical the Musical Jr.

Local choir on threshold of debut performance at 'Romantic Prom'

11:03am Thursday 17th July 2014

AFTER nearly a year of performing solo, vocal harmony group The Spectrum Singers are thrilled to announce the appointment of talented young conductor David Hutchings as its new musical director.

Open Gardens Trail in Penarth

10:57am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE 18th annual Open Gardens Trail takes place in Penarth on Saturday, July 26, 10am-6pm and Sunday, July 27, 11am-5pm.

One of the world’s longest running musicals Cats visits Wales Millennium Centre

Penarth Times: LEADING ROLE: Clare Rickard returns to Wales in the current UK tour of Cats

10:13am Thursday 17th July 2014

AHEAD of its return to the West End, one of the world’s longest running musicals Cats visits Wales Millennium Centre this month with Welsh actor Clare Rickard playing a leading role.

Fabulous Dawn French is on tour

Penarth Times: Dawn French

9:04am Thursday 17th July 2014

Dawn French ‘Thirty Million Minutes’ tour

Soul sensation returns to Hamptons

Penarth Times: SOUL SENSATION: Nat Augustin returns to Hamptons.  (7969052)

5:16pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

NAT Augustin returns to Hamptons to celebrate some of the best Soul and Motown music ever written in Soul Sensation on Saturday, July 19.

Afternoon tea at All Saints Church

3:57pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

AS part of Penarth Summer Festival, All Saints Church in Victoria Square, Penarth, will be offering cream teas on Saturday, July 19, from 3pm-5pm in the church. The cost is £4 for adults and £3 for children. Come along and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of the recently refurbished church, with musical accompaniment, and help raise funds for the ongoing church building project. For more information about activities at All Saints visit allsaintspenarth.org.uk.

Vegetarian food and craft fair set to be held in Cosmeston

1:58pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A VEGETARIAN food and craft fair is set to be held at Cosmeston Country Park this weekend.

Music of the Night charity concert

10:21am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE Performing Arts Academy Wales in conjunction with Tenovus Cancer Charity are holding a ‘Music of the Night Charity Concert’ on Sunday, July 20, at the Paget Rooms, Penarth, at 6pm. Entertainment includes Performing Arts Academy Wales singers and dancers and Tenovus Sing with Us Merthyr Tydfil Choir.

Quiz of the week

4:01pm Monday 14th July 2014

QUIZ fans are urged to swot up on their general knowledge ready to take part in a fun quiz organised by the Barry Arts Centre.

Quilters' summer exhibition

10:25am Monday 14th July 2014

PENARTH and District Quilters (PDQ) will be holding their summer exhibition at the Paget Rooms in Victoria Road, Penarth, on Thursday, July 17, when some 40 quilts will be on display, together with smaller wall-hangings, cushions, and other sewing-related projects.



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