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Pendine Park Proprietor Mario Kreft.

A leading care organisation has revealed £15 million plans to build a dementia centre of excellence in Wrexham and redevelop another site in the town, creating 150 new jobs.

Pendine Park say they are responding to the huge need for more specialist care because of the soaring number of people aged 85 and over which is due to double over the next two decades.

According to proprietor Mario Kreft MBE, the inward investment will also provide a major boost to the local economy.

The design of dementia centre at Pendine Park’s site in Summerhill Road will be based on their award winning Bryn Seiont Newydd home in Caernarfon which was named as the best new care home of its kind in the UK after it opened in 2016.

In parallel they are aiming to redevelop their Hillbury care home across town in Hightown.

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 Focus Wales Film Festival will take place on Saturday 18th May 2019 at Grove Park Theatre, Wrexham – supported by Ffilm Cymru and 73 Degree Films.

The festival will offer an array of film screenings and events alongside the usual music showcase and conference programme.

As part of this day filmmakers across Wales are being urged to submit their work for the first ever Focus Wales Short Film Award. This will offer opportunities for filmmakers, both from Wales and internationally, to submit their work or screenings and awards in a high quality showcase environment.

Focus Wales wristband holders will be able to attend the film festival at no additional cost and film festival-only tickets are also available.

For submissions, tickets and information please visit

In this inaugural year of the festival, awards will be offered in 2 categories; Best Welsh Short Film and Best International Short Film. All scripted and non-scripted films under 15 minutes in length will be considered, including documentaries. Student discounts are available and anyone whose work is selected for screening will receive their film festival pass completely free. Applications close at midnight on March 24th 2019.

Information about special screenings and esteemed judging panel are coming soon via the Focus Wales website.

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Pendine Arts and Community Trust sponsor the vocal finalists at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. Pictured: Winner Charlotte Hoather from Winsford in Cheshire is presented with the Pendine award from Pendine’s Mario Kreft

A “supremely talented soprano” has launched a search to find the world’s most talented young singers.

According to Charlotte Hoather, 25, winning the prestigious Pendine International Voice of the Future competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod last year catapulted her career to a new level on the global stage.

Organisers say entries are already flooding in for the prestigious competition this year which has a first prize of £5,000, along with a £2,000 cheque for the runner up.

Every year the picturesque town of Llangollen in the Dee Valley welcomes around 4,000 international performers and around 50,000 visitors to the week-long festival of music and dance.

Among the highlights of the week is the prestigious Pendine International Voice of the Future competition, which showcases young talent alongside other gifted global performers.

Once again this year the arts-loving care organisation, Pendine Park, is contributing £5,000 to the prize fund and a beautiful silver salver via the Pendine Arts and Community Trust, with the balance coming from Sir Bryn’s Terfel’s foundation and Llangollen Eisteddfod.

Following her “life-changing” experience last year, Charlotte, from Winsford, in Cheshire, is urging other young soloists not to miss the deadline for entries on March 1.

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Welsh Language Music Day (Dydd Miwsig Cymru) celebrates all forms of Welsh Language music. Whether you’re into indie, rock, punk, funk, folk, electronica, hip-hop or anything else, there’s incredible music being made in the Welsh language for you to discover.

And in Wrexham has a full day of activities and music in Tŷ Pawb to celebrate!

FREE evening music gig! 

A fantastic line up, including local band Seazoo, promises for a great night of music.

The line-up: 

  • HMS Morris
  • Seazoo
  • Ani Glass
  • Blind Wilkie McEnroe

The first band starts at 6.45pm.

*  Article from Wrexham Council News *

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On Friday 22nd February,  Techniquest Glyndwr will be hosting workshops for students with a visual impairment.  Schools are invited to bring along students in either the morning slot (10-12pm) or the afternoon slot (12;45-2;45).

On Saturday 23rdFebruary, a workshop between 10-12pm will be open to members of the public with a visual impairment.

The workshops are FREE, but places are limited so booking for all sessions is essential.

Please call us on 01978 294 400to reverse your slot.

Interested?  Here’s more information…

Curious as to what particle accelerators can tell us about the universe?

Tactile Collider is a project which makes the science behind the Large Hadron Collider and particle physics accessible to all. A fully immersive experience, which guides participants through the particle content of the universe and the form and function of a particle accelerator.

Join us to experience the sights, sounds and feeling of particle accelerator physics, meet real life researchers and immerse yourself in cutting edge science.

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7.30am - Early Breakfast

10pm - Tom Cutler

12pm - Indie Author Show

3pm - The Eclectic Hour

5pm - Health Inspector

6pm - Calon Talks Books

8pm - Alex Teece Gaming Show

9pm - Into The Darkness

10pm - The Experimental Music Hour

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