The Cardiff-based star of TV show Dirty Sanchez, Matt Pritchard, has just launched his own vegan cookery show, Dirty Vegan, on BBC Wales.

Griffin Books in Windsor Road is delighted to be welcoming Matt to Penarth to talk about the show and the book that accompanies it, and answer audience questions. This event is taking place on Thursday, January 31. This 'Veganuary' event is proving so popular that it's been moved to a larger venue, the Glamorganshire Golf Club, with doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

"Veganism and vegan cookery is increasingly popular, especially at this time of the year with many people observing Veganuary", said Mel Griffin, owner of the bookshop. "This will be a very entertaining evening, but will also show that enjoying vegan food doesn't have to stop at the end of January!"

Entry is £10, which includes a drink on arrival, a selection of vegan snacks and a discount on the book, which Matt will be happy to sign on the evening.

The following week, the Crime and Cream Tea event returns with debut author Laura Shepherd-Robinson, daughter of Tony Robinson, star of TV's 'Time Team' and 'Blackadder'. It seems that history is in Laura's genes, as she'll be chatting about her new historical crime novel, Blood & Sugar, on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 5 at All Saints Church.

Tickets for both events are available at or can be booked by calling the shop on 02920 706455.