Symphony to a Timelord

Barry And District News: EXTERMIN-DATE: The Daleks are set to invade at spectacular show

10:55am Saturday 30th August 2014

FANS of Doctor Who can note a date in the diary for a hugely popular Symphonic Spectacular in May next year.

Tim Key’s hilarious new show comes to Cardiff

Barry And District News: NEW SHOW: Tim Key brings his new show to audiences around the UK

10:56am Friday 29th August 2014

TIM Key will be touring the UK this autumn and will be making a stop in Cardiff for two evening shows. Both shows will take place on Friday, October 10, with performances at 7pm and then 9pm. Following two sold-out London runs, a sold-out, award-nominated trip to the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and a third London stint in the West End – comedian, relentless innovator, author, and poet, Tim Key will be touring with his newest show and stopping at Chapter Arts Centre.

Happy to be a Saturdays girl - Mollie King Interview

10:22am Friday 29th August 2014

Andy Howells chats to Mollie King of The Saturdays

Ruby Wax delves into your mind

10:52am Thursday 28th August 2014

RUBY Wax is coming to Cardiff with her tour ‘Sane New World’ which is based on her number one bestselling book which has enjoyed worldwide success since it was published in 2013.

The Who 50th anniversary tour this autumn

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8:53am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE WHO 50th anniversary tour will land at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on December 15, 2014.

Wales Millennium Centre announces upcoming shows

10:52am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THERE are plenty of great shows taking place this year at Wales Millennium Centre with musicals, drama performances and dance and circus shows.

Local meetings in Barry

2:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

MEET your local beat officers at Morrisons Supermarket on Thursday, August 28, 2014, between 2pm and 4pm.

Imaginative take on Ken Casey’s cult novel

Barry And District News: CUCKOO’S NEST: Masks are just one of the quirky elements to Footsbarn’s performance

10:01am Saturday 23rd August 2014

FOOTSBARN will perform their unique stage adaption of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to Cardiff this September.

Film choices to suit everyone

8:59am Saturday 23rd August 2014

PLENTY of films have been lined up at The Memo where there will be something for everyone. On Monday, September 8, Cine-Memo will be screening ‘The Love Punch’ (12). It stars Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson as they team up for the first time as unlikely jewel thieves in this breezy heist comedy.

Sully U3 meeting

3:59pm Friday 22nd August 2014

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

Olivier Award winner Lea Salonga to accompany II Divo

1:26pm Friday 22nd August 2014

COMING to Cardiff this October will be the Olivier Award ‘Miss Saigon’ Winner Lea Salonga who will be accompanying the multi-platinum group Il Divo. They will be performing at the Motorpoint Arena on October 19 with their spectacular range of Broadway songs and romantic classics.

Flowers provide free gardens entry

8:18am Friday 22nd August 2014

VISITORS to a Vale tourist attraction can get free entry by saying it with flowers this September.

EofE announced as support for The Vamps

7:49am Friday 22nd August 2014

BLACK Country Band E of E has been announced as support for The Vamps who will be on tour later this year.

See the best in live stand-up

Barry And District News: FUNNY: The incredibly funny James Acaster will be performing at the Glee Club

7:44am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE Glee Club, Cardiff, has announced a variety of line-ups for their Best In Live Stand-up Comedy shows. Throughout September you’ll be able to watch some of the best comedians around.

Take part in charity memory walk

1:16pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THERE is still time to enter the Cardiff Memory Walk taking place on Saturday, September 13. So put on your walking shoes and come along and raise money for people affected by dementia and their carers and head on down to Cooper’s Field in Bute Park.

Queen Tribute ready to rock

1:14pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Queen Extravaganza has announced they will be coming to Cardiff this September for a show at St. David’s Hall.

Racy comedy set for Cardiff

Barry And District News: SMASH HIT: Don’ t miss the incredibly funny Wendy Hoose this September. Photo by Eoin Carey

8:08am Thursday 21st August 2014

COMEDY drama Wendy Hoose is coming to Cardiff this September with its 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.

Big Country celebrate 30 years of great music

Barry And District News: ANNIVERSARY TOUR: Big Country will make their first appearance at The Globe, Cardiff for their 30th anniversary

7:58am Thursday 21st August 2014

BIG Country will be celebrating 30 years on the road with their show ‘Steeltown: 30th Anniversary Tour’. They will be performing at The Globe, Cardiff on Saturday, November 1 and will be playing songs from their multi-million selling album Steeltown.

Pop along to pop up

9:54pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A VINTAGE pop up fair will make an appearance at Barry Island train station on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, 31.

Bank holiday fun at Dyffryn Gardens

9:51pm Tuesday 19th 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.

Hudson Taylor release new single

8:42am Tuesday 12th August 2014

HUDSON Taylor will be releasing their new single ‘Chasing Rubies’ and performing at The Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, on Sunday, October 5 as support to Jake Bugg. ‘Chasing Rubies’ is the latest in a string of stirring folk-pop songs released by brothers Harry and Alfie. The young duo who hail from the outskirts of Dublin have come to the attention of fans and critics alike with a series of rapturously-received EPs and singles. Hudson Taylor has amassed a huge underground following and are on the verge of a big breakthrough with the rousing anthem of ‘Chasing Rubies’.

Advice Session being held

4:47pm Monday 11th August 2014

DO YOU own your own home? Are you interested in Equity Release and want to know more? Age Connect Cardiff and Vale are holding an advice session at The Senior Health Shop 38 Holton Road, Barry on Tuesday, August 19 from 10am to 12noon, where you can chat to an Adviser about this. Contact 01446 732385 for details.

PACT Meeting

4:47pm Friday 8th August 2014

GIBBONSDOWN PACT Public meeting which will be held at Barry Rugby Club, Merthyr Dyfan Road, Barry on Monday, September 1 at 7pm.

Library works like an Egyptian

6:16pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

BARRY library staff are inviting you to tut and come in to celebrate all things Egypt.

Discover dinosaur footprints

Barry And District News: Explore: Don’t forget that the Dinosaur footprints walk will be repeated on Friday, August 8 with Archaeology Cymru. The group will meet outside Sully Church at 2pm. On the walk you will be heading along the coast to view Dinosaur footprints and lot

2:51pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

DON’T forget that the Dinosaur footprints walk will be repeated on Friday, August 8 with Archaeology Cymru. The group will meet outside Sully Church at 2pm. On the walk you will be heading along the coast to view Dinosaur footprints and lots more on the way.

PACT meetings

5:30pm Monday 4th August 2014

The Gibbonsdown PACT public meeting will be held at The Residents Board Office, Coychurch Rise on Tuesday, August 12 at 10.30am.

Byrds McGuinn To Play Cardiff Glee Club

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3:27pm Friday 1st August 2014

Legendary former Byrds frontman and founding member, Roger McGuinn will returns for a string of UK dates this September including an appearance at Cardiff Glee Club on November 4.

The South To Play Castle Roc

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3:25pm Friday 1st August 2014

The South will play this years Castell Roc festival on Thursday August 21.

Laura On Song with New EP

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3:25pm Friday 1st August 2014

Earlier this year, 23-year-old mezzo soprano Laura Wright - one of the biggest selling classical artists in the UK this decade – stopped halfway round her London Marathon run to sing Jerusalem on Tower Bridge.

Sixties Gold, St David's Hall

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3:22pm Friday 1st August 2014

Sixties Gold

Doctor Who Live Music Will Be A Universal Experience

3:20pm Friday 1st August 2014

Vision Nine and BBC Worldwide will present the UK and European premiere of the hugely popular Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at six major city venues in May 2015 taking in Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on May 25, 2015.

Rob Reed Talks about New Album Sanctuary

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3:20pm Friday 1st August 2014

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Rob Reed releases a unique new album, Sanctuary, next week through Tigermoth Records. Sanctuary is produced, mixed and engineered by Rob Reed, who is joined by legendary Tubular Bells producers Tom Newman (as co-producer) and Simon Heyworth, who mastered the album.

Alison Balsom Brings Something For Everyone

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3:18pm Friday 1st August 2014

Andy Howells chats to musician Alison Balsom ahead of her show in St David’s Hall this October.

National Youth Orchestra of Wales

1:08pm 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.

Toy and train fair

5:47pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BARRY Tourist Railway are holding a toy and train fair at Barry Island Station on Sunday, August 3, between 10.30am and 3.30pm. There will be a wide range of vintage toys on offer from 60 stallholders. A full sized heritage diesel railcar set will also be offering rides and shed visits to visitors on the Barry Tourist Railway. Something for all the family come rail or shine.

Toy and train fair

3:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BARRY Tourist Railway are holding a toy and train fair at Barry Island Station on Sunday, August 3, between 10.30am and 3.30pm. There will be a wide range of vintage toys on offer from 60 stallholders. A full sized heritage diesel railcar set will also be offering rides and shed visits to visitors on the Barry Tourist Railway. Something for all the family come rail or shine.

Charity car wash

3:23pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE Royal Air Forces Association will be holding a charity car wash on Saturday, August 2, at A G Adams & Son Funeral Home, Gladstone Road, Barry, from 10am-2pm. All proceeds in aid of the Guy Gibson VC , 70th anniversary service of the Dambusters Raid, Standard Bearers Fund, Steenburgen, Netherlands, September 2014. (Use of facilities and materials kindly donated by A G Adams & Son).

Charity book sale

3:54pm Monday 28th July 2014

A BOOK sale will be held daily until August 3, in the rear garden of 115 Pontypridd Road (access is via the rear drive off Ffordd Cwm Cidi) from 10am till 3pm. All proceeds will go to Tenovus Cancer Charity and The Motor Neurone Association. All the books are either new or in very good second hand condition.

Fundraising coffee morning

12:39pm Friday 25th July 2014

DEPUTY playgroup leader at KiddieWinkles Childcare, Karen Jones, is busy organising a fundraising coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Karen recently lost her father to cancer and felt this would be a marvellous opportunity to involve the staff, children and parents at KiddieWinkles in raising awareness and money for the charity. Anyone is welcome to pop along to Crossway Methodist Church Hall, Crossway Street (next to Holton Road Primary School) on Friday, September 26, between 9.30am-12.30pm, for a cuppa and a cake. If you would like further information about the event email Karen at or ring the playgroup on 07855 369601.

Tabletop sale

6:02pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AGE Connect Cardiff and Vale are holding a tabletop sale at The Senior Health Shop, Holton Road, Barry on Saturday, July 26, from10am-noon. There will be a sale of new/nearly new clothes with many bargains and prices very reasonable, a cake stall and a raffle. Admission is free. All proceeds of the event will be used for the benefit of Senior Health Shop in Barry. Donations of good quality clothes welcome. For further information telephone 01446 732385.

Store to host strawberry tea party

5:18pm Thursday 24th 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.

Locals urged to vote Dyffryn House and Gardens as one of Wales’ most special place

Barry And District News: SPECIAL PLACE: Dyffryn Gardens. Courtesy National Trust images John Millar (Dyffryn)

4:03pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DYFFRYN House and Gardens has been voted one of Wales’ top 10 Special Places in a major campaign by National Trust Wales to get the country talking about what makes the places in Wales so special – and now the race is on to get it crowned as the top spot.

Exhibits bring war to life

9:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

A LIFE sized voluntary aid detachment nurse is just one of the exhibits a Barry history group has unveiled to commemorate the Great War outbreak.

Celebrate nature and friendship at festival

Barry And District News: FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS: Barry's community urged to attend friendly event

8:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

A FESTIVAL that continues to grow will spring up for a 5th year in a Barry park this Sunday, July 27.

Bust some moves with ska band

7:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

VALE-BASED seven piece ska/two tone cover band, Too Toned are tuning up to play a Cardiff gig next month.

Charity dance party set to rock the Millennium Stadium

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

9:30am Tuesday 22nd 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.

Hornby 0-Gauge model railway exhibition at Barry Tourist Railway

Barry And District News: Hornby 0-Gauge model railway

5:24pm Monday 21st 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.

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.

Cats visits Wales Millennium Centre

Barry And District News: LEADING ROLE: Clare Rickard returns to Wales in the current UK tour of Cats

10:22am Saturday 19th 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.

Fancy being "Frozen" for three days in the summer?

10:17am Saturday 19th July 2014

T4K are holding a three day theatre workshop on Friday to Sunday, August 1 to 3, from 10am to 4pm at Barry Island Community Centre.

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