THE Mayoress of Penarth will soon be putting on an evening of rock and metal - with a twist.

Rock the Kasbah has been created by Emma Ross, consort to mayor Cllr Angela Thomas.

The event is a bellydance inspired evening of dance .

performances, to a soundtrack of rock and metal, starting off with folk rock and then getting heavier as the evening draws on.

The event will be held in Penarth’s Paget Rooms on Friday, November 8, kicking off at 8pm and running into the night.

The night will have professional dancers from the local area including the multi-styled Ceinwen, Joanne Spearman, Sophie Louise of Sarita Bellydance and Laura Brosnan-James of Maya Fusion Dance.

There will also be performances from local performing groups Seren Arabi, The Mavericks and Metal Maidens - the latter of whom have appeared in a number of music videos for up-and-coming South Wales bands.

As well as dancing, a raffle will be held, along with a bar and an ‘Everything Egyptian bazaar’.

Ms Ross said: “I’m really excited about the Rock the Kasbah event.

“It’s an opportunity for people to have an enjoyable evening out and be entertained by talented local performers from the surrounding areas, while raising money for a great cause that helps people in our local community.”

Mayor Cllr Angela Thomas said: “Rock the Kasbah is sure to be a great night of energetic contemporary performance dancers.

“All of the dancers and performers will be giving their time to support an amazing charity.

“Everyone in Penarth is very welcome and we hope to see you there.”

Tickets are £8 in advance, or £10 on the door.

All proceeds from the event will go to the mayor’s chosen charity, the local branch of the National Autistic Society, Cardiff and the Vale NAS Branch.

Tickets can be purchased at Foxys Deli, Hi-Plan Copyprint, Penarth’s West House and via a direct PayPal to

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