Wales Millennium Centre delivers a programme of free activity for all the family during the Easter Holidays

Barry And District News: EASTER FUN: Wales Millennium Centre

11:27am Thursday 17th April 2014

KEEPING the kids entertained over Easter need not be problem this year, as Wales Millennium Centre have programmed a wide range of free participatory events and activities for all the family to discover, explore and engage with the arts.

Easter Weekend at Dyffryn Gardens

11:19am Thursday 17th April 2014

CELEBRATE the magic of Easter with your family this April 20 and 21, with a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Dyffryn Gardens from10am-5pm.

Has Vale got Jazz?

4:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BARRY councillor is seeking help in trying to organise a Jazz Festival for the town which he hopes will take place in mid June 2015.

Free computer and iPad courses for beginners

6:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

COMPUTER-PHOBIC people living in Communities First areas of Barry are being encouraged to fight their fear of computers and iPads through a range of free IT courses.

Third annual Barry Arts Festival

Barry And District News: THE third annual Barry Arts Festival has been announced. 
The Barry Arts Festival 2014 runs from Saturday, July 26, to Saturday, August  2 (4540133)

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE third annual Barry Arts Festival has been announced.

West End Club visit from Dubl Handi

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BRILLIANT banjo player Hilary Hawke brings her band Dubl Handi to The West End Club on Friday, April 11.

Fleetwood Bac are back

11:54am Thursday 10th April 2014

FLEETWOOD BAC, the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac tribute band will be live at The Paget Rooms, Penarth on Saturday, April 19.

Travelling play opens across Barry

Barry And District News: SHOW: Day to Go's redcoats

12:23pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A BRIDE chasing a bus, synchronised swimmers in the middle of the Knapp and dancing redcoats in a field.

Only Fools and Boycie review

11:54am Wednesday 9th April 2014

ON Friday, March 28, my partner and I went to the Tithe Barn at St Donats the home of the St Donats Arts Centre.

76 per cent of Welsh locals are self-confessed hoarders, hiding away almost 95 million unwanted items worth a staggering £1.4 billion

2:23pm Monday 7th April 2014

SEVENTY-six per cent of people in Wales are self-confessed hoarders, stashing away on average 31 unwanted household items worth a whopping £482, reveals new market research1 by British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops who are urging Welsh people to clear out this spring and donate using their free collection service. All donations will help the BHF continue its life-saving research in the fight against heart disease.

Home welcomes talent

Barry And District News: HARPIST: Bethan Semmens

3:32pm Sunday 6th April 2014

RESIDENTS at a Barry care home will be treated to a feast of musical talent on Thursday, April 10.

Fancy a cut of Broadway action?

Barry And District News: STARS OF STAGE: Could you become one of the crew?

5:54pm Friday 4th April 2014

TALENTED individuals with a yearning for a ‘60s stage setting are invited to sign up for a performing academy’s master class sessions.

Dinosaur Zoo - experience prehistoric creatures up close and personal

Barry And District News: COMING live to St David’s Hall on Wednesday and Thursday, April 23 and 24, the hall will come to life with dinosaurs like you could never experience anywhere in the world (4592308)

2:52pm Friday 4th April 2014

COMING live to St David’s Hall on Wednesday and Thursday, April 23 and 24, the hall will come to life with dinosaurs like you could never experience anywhere in the world.

You shall go to the ball

Barry And District News: FAIRYTALE: Northern Ballet dancer Dreda Blow as Cinderella in David Nixon’s Cinderella. Photo Bill Cooper

12:42pm Friday 4th April 2014

NORTHERN Ballet will bring the ultimate rags to riches fairy-tale to Cardiff this April with a magical production of Cinderella at the New Theatre from Tuesday-Saturday, April 8-12.

Local landscape artist's new exhibition

9:36am Friday 4th April 2014

MARTYN Kaye, head teacher of Croesty Primary School, Bridgend, is also an artist.

Enfys craft fair

4:32pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

ENFYS Craft Fairs will be celebrating its first birthday on Saturday, April 5, and invites you to join with it in its celebrations at St Ffransis Millennium Hall, Park Road, Barry, from 10am to 4pm.

Learn how to send emails

1:30pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE Vale Council-led Barry Communities First in partnership with Vale Adult and Community Learning are running a free email course for those who live in a Barry Communities First area or who are claiming Job Seekers Allowance.

Drum roll as arts group gets set for musical event

10:26am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A BARRY art group is drumming up for a park-based musical event this Saturday.

Spend charity coffee time with MP

12:33pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

VALE MP Alun Cairns will continue his marathon charity effort on Thursday by hosting a coffee morning.

Get on board for advice and support

1:27pm Monday 31st March 2014

MACMILLAN Cancer Support’s mobile service will park up in King Square, Barry, on Monday, April 7.

Female singer/songwriters take to the stage at Blackwood Miners Institute

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11:04am Friday 28th March 2014

Blackwood Miners Institute plays host to two very special music acts on March 28 as seventeen year old Kizzy Crawford , a Welsh Speaker with Bajan Heritage and support singer/songwriter Sera take to the venues stage with an evening of original and inspiring material.

Female singer/songwriters take to the stage at Blackwood Miners Institute

Barry And District News: (4743318)

11:02am Friday 28th March 2014

Blackwood Miners Institute plays host to two very special music acts on March 28 as seventeen year old Kizzy Crawford , a Welsh Speaker with Bajan Heritage and support singer/songwriter Sera take to the venues stage with an evening of original and inspiring material.

Jo Harman set to play first ever Welsh gig

Barry And District News: 31 October 2013 - Jo Harman + Qeaux Qeaux Joans (W2, Den Bosch) (4742876)

10:02am Friday 28th March 2014

On Saturday 12th April, much vaunted blues star Jo Harman and her world class band 'The Company', come to The Beaufort Ballroom in Gwent for their own first ever show in Wales (a couple of Festival appearances notwithstanding). Last month was described in the Daily Mirror, as part of a half page interview, as 'the finest female soul blues singer in the UK' and her debut album has received consistent international acclaim as well as dozens of 'best of ' awards, internationally. Jo recently signed toV2 (stable mates include Adele, Mumford and Sons, Queens of the Stone Age etc) in Europe and her debut album 'Dirt On My Tongue' recently entered the Netherlands album charts proper. Recently, Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin' Criminals) said on his BBC Radio 2 show 'Sometimes you hear a singer who leaves you speechless - I am'.

Going the full Monty

9:05am Friday 28th March 2014

LOVE, sex, regret, betrayal - they're all there in musical form in a concert to be given at St Donat's Arts Centre in the Vale of Glamorgan on Friday, April 4.

Wales Millennium Centre to present brand new photography exhibition

3:47pm Thursday 27th March 2014

CELEBRATING the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, Wales Millennium Centre will be the first venue to display a brand new touring exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum, ‘Shooting Shakespeare; 150 Years of Stage Photography’.

Back to the 1960s as The Searchers gear up for Newport show

Barry And District News: CLASSIC TRACKS: The Searchers.

3:02pm Thursday 27th March 2014

After fifty years of non stop touring exciting things are still happening for The Searchers. 2013 saw them inducted into the Goldmine Hall Of Fame, a fitting tribute from the influential rock magazine in affirmation of their contribution to the world of popular music and in recognition of their influence on so many major artistes.

Madassa Soul Band live at The Paget Rooms

Barry And District News: MUSICIANS WITH SOUL: Madassa Soul Band will perform their lively set of classic sixties soul covers

10:20am Thursday 27th March 2014

CARDIFF-based Madassa Soul Band are performing their lively set of classic sixties soul covers at The Paget Rooms, Victoria Road, Penarth, on Saturday, March 29.

The Elvis Years Musical is coming to the Memo

Barry And District News: ENTERTAINMENT: THE Elvis Years Musical is coming to the Memo Theatre in Barry on Friday, March 28, at 7.30pm (4616112)

10:18am Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE Elvis Years Musical is coming to the Memo Theatre in Barry on Friday, March 28, at 7.30pm.

Tax help

11:33am Tuesday 25th March 2014

THE next 'Tax Help for older people' Income Tax surgery - offering free professional help and advice to those with Income Tax queries and problems - will be held at the Age Cymru offices, Holton Road, Barry, on Monday, March 31, from 9.30am-noon. No appointment necessary. A telephone helpline is available. In order to use this or to obtain further details regarding surgeries (home visits to the housebound can be arranged if necessary) telephone 0845 601 3321.

Scout jumble sale

4:24pm Monday 24th March 2014

1ST Dinas Powys Scout Group jumble sale will be on Saturday, March 29, at 1.30pm at the Scout Hall, Highwalls Road, Dinas Powys. Admission 50p.

Charity concert for Haiti

3:29pm Monday 24th March 2014

BARRY Male voice choir will be hosting another charity concert for the Haiti Hospital appeal.

Get ready to rock 'n' roll

Barry And District News: INCREDIBLE: Mario Kombou with his band.  (4683014)

5:37pm Friday 21st March 2014

JOIN the Memo Arts Centre for The Elvis Years, an outstanding concert production of the West End musical Jailhouse Rock featuring original West End star and ‘Images of the King World Champion’ Mario Kombou, with his incredible band.

Special trio to perform in Barry

Barry And District News: SPECIAL GUEST: Local singer Miriam Isaac (4673572)

5:46pm Thursday 20th March 2014

LOCAL singer Miriam Isaac will perform with some very special musical guests in St Ffrancis Millennium Hall on Saturday, March 22.

Wetherspoon International beer festival

5:38pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A BARRY pub will be serving ten beers from around the world alongside beers from the UK during a 17-day festival.

Classic Ghosts at the New Theatre

Barry And District News: GHOSTLY TALE: Jack Shepherd (Wycliffe) stars in The Signalman by Charles Dickens

1:47pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

CLASSIC Ghosts, a brand new double presentation of spine-tingling stories visits the New Theatre, Cardiff from Tuesday-Saturday, March 25-29.

"A real Muso's Gig!" - Amy Wadge Interview

7:39pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Andy Howells chats to singer/songwriter Amy Wadge ahead of her appearance at St David’s Hall next week with Pete Riley.

Enjoy a night of revelation

5:47pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

‘I AM Drug’ will present a night of abstract sonic revelation at the West End Club, Barry on Friday, March 21.

Citizens Advice

3:44pm Monday 17th March 2014

CITIZENS Advice drop-in at Barry, 119 Broad Street, Barry, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am-4.30pm and Wednesday 9.30am-6pm with a Debt and Welfare Benefit Clinic from 4pm-6pm and drop-in discrimination clinic every Thursday 9.30am-11.30am.

Safer Vale

2:43pm Monday 17th March 2014

PACT meetings (Partnerships And Communities Together)

Coffee morning

9:53am Tuesday 11th March 2014

ALL Saints’ Barry Mothers' Union will be holding a coffee morning in the church hall, Park Road on Saturday, March 15, at 10.30am. Stalls include bric-a-brac, spring stall, cake stall and raffle. Admission is 50p to include tea/coffee and a biscuit. All proceeds to Mothers’ Union charities.

Safer Vale

1:15pm Monday 10th March 2014

PACT meetings (Partnerships And Communities Together)

Citizens Advice

12:09pm Monday 10th March 2014

CITIZENS Advice drop-in at Barry, 119 Broad Street, Barry, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am-4.30pm and Wednesday 9.30am-6pm with a Debt and Welfare Benefit Clinic from 4pm-6pm and drop-in discrimination clinic every Thursday 9.30am-11.30am.

Annelies on song for 6 Nations fixture

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12:22pm Sunday 9th March 2014

Welsh singer Annelies has released her debut 4-track EP, ‘Glorious’ this month and is also fulfilling her lifetime dream by singing the Welsh National Anthem at the England v Wales 6 Nations fixture this Sunday.

Roots Unearthed: Martyn Joseph, St David's Hall

5:36pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Roots Unearthed: Martyn Joseph

Dinas Powys Players' hilarious spring production

12:01pm Thursday 6th March 2014

THE Dinas Powys Players are rehearsing Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall’s 1960s tale of northern life, for their three-act play ‘Billy Liar’ presentation at the Parish Hall, Britway Road, Dinas Powys on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 10, 11 and 12.

Local veteran to give illustrated talk on hunting Second World War ‘Scud’ missiles

10:02am Thursday 6th March 2014

AS WE approach the 70th commemoration of the Normandy D-Day landings, Sully author and Second World War veteran Eileen Younghusband will be giving an illustrated talk on the hunt for Hitler’s V2 rockets during the last year of the war in Barry Library on Monday evening, March 10.

Model attraction at Barry Island

4:30pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

AN event promoting modelling as a hobby will take place at Barry Island this Saturday, March 9.

Music career is more than a fairytale for Cara Dillon

4:29pm Monday 3rd March 2014

AHEAD of her Roots Unearthed gig at St David’s hall next week, Irish singer/songwriter Cara Dillon chats to Andy Howells.

Get quizzical with ValePlus

12:02pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

A CHARITY providing lifelong learning and leisure opportunities for people with a learning disability, will be holding a fundraising quiz night on Friday, March 7.

School hosts fair fashion show

10:28am Saturday 1st March 2014

BRYN Hafren Comprehensive school will be hosting its first ever Wear Fair fashion show on Thursday, March 6, from 6pm-8pm (doors open 5.30pm) celebrating Fairtrade fortnight, International Women's Day and multiculturalism.







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