The Drifters perform in Barry this October

Barry And District News: GREATEST HITS: The Drifters will perform all their classics and new songs

4:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TAKING place at the Memo Arts Centre, Barry they will welcome The Drifters.

Celebrate Black History Month

4:24pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WALES Millennium Centre celebrates Black History Month with a special tribute to Nelson Mandela. The celebrations will be held in partnership with Black History Association Wales and African Community Centre, with Wales Millennium Centre hosting two events throughout the month.

Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru hosts first ever Gala Event

4:24pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A GLAMOROUS event will be held at the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff on Friday, October 24 hosted by the Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity. Guests can come along to the event and raise much appreciated funds for the charity.

Trimsaran’s favourite family are back and this time they are off to Vegas

Barry And District News: VEGAS: The Williams family have left Wales behind to experience the bright lights of the city of sin

3:13pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AFTER the huge success of 2013’s hilarious ‘I’ll Be There Now in a Minute’, the Williams family are back for a brand new show called ‘The Good, the Bad and the Welsh’. Performances will run from Wednesday, September 24 until Saturday 27.

Sully U3A

4:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE guest speaker at Sully U3A's September meeting was Dean Powell. He is a guest speaker, journalist, author, broadcaster and vocalist. His prolific workload varies from presenting high-profile engagements in some of the world's largest concert halls to lecturing on the life of Welsh radical, Dr William Price, of whom he is considered the leading expert. Dean gave an enthralling account of William Price's life from his birth in 1800 to his death at the age of 92. William Price trained as a doctor studying at the London Hospital and becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons at the age of 21. He supported Welsh nationalism, wanted to build a Museum of Welsh Life, supported Chartism and was involved with the Druid religion. His achievements were many and various including creating Wales's first co-operative and performing a successful Caesarean operation on Francis Crawshay's wife.

Adopt your local beach campaign

Barry And District News: Keep Wales Tidy volunteers ‘adopt’ a stretch of their local coastline this autumn

4:36pm Sunday 14th September 2014

WITH autumn on its way, people are being urged to ‘adopt’ stretches of their local coastline in a bid to help keep our nation’s beaches clean and beautiful.

First UK Tour for Jess Glynne

Barry And District News: UK TOUR: Jess Glynne will perform at The Globe

4:23pm Sunday 14th September 2014

JESS Glynne will be performing at The Globe, Cardiff on Wednesday, October 22 for her first ever UK tour.

Ramblers take a walk with a dog called Patch

3:57pm Sunday 14th September 2014

SEVEN walkers joined Geraint and his sheepdog Patch for the journey to Machen where they were greeted by light rain and had to don coats but almost as soon as they set off the rain cleared and the sunshine returned. They joined the Rhymney River Circular Walk which is denoted by waymarkers containing a pretty dragonfly and walked downstream passing through a field of mixed livestock with ponies, calves and donkeys, deviating at one point where the path was overgrown on their journey to the pretty village of Draethen.

Film festival displays Welsh talent

2:14pm Sunday 14th September 2014

THIS October It’s My Shout Production will host its first ever four day film festival called Film Fest Cymru. The festival will celebrate new talent in film, television and the arts in Wales. From October 11 to 14, both in and around Cardiff Bay, the festival will showcase a wide range of groups and individuals that It’s My Shout has worked with over the year.

Legends UB40 bring their epic tour to Cardiff

Barry And District News: REGGAE: UB40 will play all the classics plus new tracks from their forthcoming album

10:14am Sunday 14th September 2014

UB40, with Ali, Astro and Mickey, are back together and ready to perform their legendary hits plus new tracks from their forthcoming album. They will be performing at St David’s Hall on April 15 2015.

Exciting shopping event comes to Cardiff

10:12am Sunday 14th September 2014

MADE by Hand: The Contemporary Craft Fair is coming to Cardiff this October and has announced the details of 135 diverse talented exhibitors that will attend the event. Running from October 31 until November 2, the event held at City Hall, is the largest craft fair held in Wales and will bring together exceptional craftwork from leading award-winning makers, which have all been handpicked by a panel of industry experts.

Kids enjoy summer exploration

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4:03pm Saturday 13th September 2014

THE new holiday programme, ‘Go Wild’, gave young people and their parents an opportunity to take part in new and exciting Wildlife and Conservation activities at Porthkerry.

Free green fun at Dyffryn Gardens

10:24am Friday 12th September 2014

VISITORS to Dyffryn Gardens can come in for free on Saturday, September 13 and even be in with the chance to win a year’s free electricity. The day will be filled with green fun and there will be activities suitable for all ages, including a behind-the-scenes tour, an explorer trail and of course the chance to win a year’s free supply of electricity.

Two Crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun

10:15am Friday 12th September 2014

‘WHAT The Ladybird Heard’ is coming to the New Theatre, Cardiff from Thursday, September 18 until Saturday, September 20. Based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks this glittering new stage show which is perfect for children aged 3 and up, is packed with live music, sing-a-longs, puppetry and audience participation.

Asking Alexandria For Cardiff Show

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8:54am Friday 12th September 2014

UK sensation, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, have announced the release of their new single, 'Moving On', to be released on October 20th in support of the band's headline run of the UK during October and November.

Example To Play Newport Centre

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8:52am Friday 12th September 2014

Singer, songwriter, producer, occasional rapper and all round king of the club banger Example, has announced an appearance in Newport Centre on October 29 as part of his latest tour.

Texas announce Welsh Show for 2015

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8:48am Friday 12th September 2014

In 2015 Sharleen Spiteri and Texas will visit Cardiff's St David's Hall as part of a tour to commemorate making 25 years of hit records. Sharleen will lead an intimate performance of the very best of the Texas songbook, performing a stunning selection of greatest hits from their multi-million selling catalogue including "I Don't Want A Lover", "Say What You Want", "Summer Son", "Inner Smile" and many more, taking us right up to the present day.

Saturdays bring live show to Cardiff

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8:48am Friday 12th September 2014

Few bands reach the pinnacle of having a Greatest Hits album while still planning a future together but in the case of The Saturdays they are taking the opportunity to tour with their Greatest Hits.The band visits Cardiff on September 18 and singer Mollie King is sure the fans will love every moment. “It’s going to be an absolutely massive night out,” she says, “a really good party and a celebration of all of our singles. You won’t really need to have bought the album because you'll know all the words to the songs, there’s going to be loads of glitz and glamour costume changes. Its going to be a full on party show!”

Preston Reed To play The Riverfront

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8:48am Friday 12th September 2014

Percussive finger style guitar master Preston Reed, is back at The Riverfront with a mind blowing new show on Saturday 20 September at 7.45pm.

The Curious World of Rachel K Collier - Interview

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8:46am Friday 12th September 2014

Curious’, the new single from Ray Foxx ft. Rachel K Collier, is the latest collaboration from the duo, following on from last summer’s infectious Top 20 hit ‘Boom Boom (Heartbeat)’.

Look behind the scenes at Glamorgan Archives

Barry And District News: DISCOVER: Glamorgan Archives will host an Open Doors event

2:23pm Thursday 11th September 2014

GLAMORGAN Archives will be opening its doors as part of the CADW ‘Open Doors’ event. On Saturday, September 13 come along and discover what the archive building does and how it works.

Round up of upcoming events and activities

10:17am Thursday 11th September 2014

EVERY week Archaeology Cymru meets at Asda Leckwith, Cardiff to examine the legends. These are open to anyone and they meet at 7.30pm and include refreshments.

Ceri Dupree celebrates 30 years on stage

Barry And District News: AT the New Theatre, Cardiff, Ceri Dupree will pay homage to all his favourite ladies in his sensational new show. Ceri Dupree will celebrate an amazing 30 years on stage with an evening of side-splitting comedy, rapid fire stand-up and a visual feast of s

6:52pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AT the New Theatre, Cardiff, Ceri Dupree will pay homage to all his favourite ladies in his sensational new show. Ceri Dupree will celebrate an amazing 30 years on stage with an evening of side-splitting comedy, rapid fire stand-up and a visual feast of spectacular and jaw dropping costumes.

Viking women

12:13am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE role of women in Viking society will be explored at an Archaelogy Cymru meeting on Thursday, September 11.

Life drawing

5:21pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

AN AUTUMN programme of Life Drawing will get underway at Barry town train station this week.

Line-up for free foyer show complete

5:53pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE line-up has been completed for this year’s Sherman Theatre’s Free Foyer Session which takes place on Saturday, September 6. HMS Morris, Totem Terrors and Cardiff’s Joy Collective round out the selection of quality bands and DJ’s for the event.

Cadw open their doors this September

12:55pm Friday 5th September 2014

CADW are set to run an incredible event to give you an insight into Wales’s best-loved buildings during their 30th anniversary year. Open Doors will allow people to visit Welsh museums, historic attractions and hidden gems and are hoping to welcome thousands of visitors during the month of September. There will be a variety of events held across Cardiff for the Open Doors event.

Win tickets to see Cuckoo’s Nest

5:52pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE Wales Millennium Centre is offering two pairs of tickets to see Footsbarn’s unique performance of ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ which we featured in ‘What’s On’ August 21. The show is based on the novel ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ by Ken Kesey and is an incredibly inventive production taking place in the Oval Basin outside of Wales Millennium Centre.

Katherine Ryan on her second UK tour

Barry And District News: GLEE CLUB: Katherine Ryan will perform her new show ‘Glam Role Model’ this December

10:56am Thursday 4th September 2014

THE incredibly funny Katherine Ryan will be returning to The Glee Club, Cardiff for her new show ‘Glam Role Model’. She will be performing on Wednesday, December 3 at 7pm.

Plenty of party fun this September

5:54pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THERE is plenty of entertainment taking place at Clwb Ifor Bach this September, with a huge line up of party nights and bands. Taking place on September 5, 12, 19 and 26 will be Zerox the Party Jukebox featuring soul, funk, hip hop, indie, disco and dance. The dance nights will run rom 10.30pm until 4am and costs £4 or £3 with a NUS (18+).

UK tour for Manchester Orchestra

Barry And District News: COPE: The band will play tracks from their fourth album

4:29pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

MANCHESTER Orchestra will perform this October as they head to Cardiff University, Solus.

80’s hip hop legends the Jungle Brothers

Barry And District News: HIP HOP: The Jungle Brothers are making only one appearance in Wales on their tour

12:09pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

DON’T miss the only Welsh appearance by Jungle Brothers as they perform at The Globe, Cardiff. Joining them will be DJ Jaffa and Mansfield Green when they play on Friday, September 26.

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.

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