Penarth Pavilion, a cultural gem in the town, has become a hub of artistic and musical excellence. With a diverse range of events and activities lined up, it’s no surprise that this year’s residency of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama at the Pavilion is thriving. And this season the Pavilion promises another winter filled with joy, creativity and culture.
Mini Music sessions for young children
One of the standout highlights of the Pavilion’s calendar is the weekly Wednesday morning Mini Music sessions tailored for children under 5. These sessions have been a hit among families, offering a delightful introduction to the world of music. It’s heartwarming to see the youngest members of the community engaging with the magic of sound and rhythm.
Quartet Draig and RWCMD Big Band Concerts
For music enthusiasts, there are exciting concerts featuring the talents of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Quartet Draig, a string quartet composed of recent graduates from RWCMD, is set to perform, showcasing the college’s remarkable talent in classical music. In November, the Pavilion is thrilled to welcome RWCMD Big Band, led by the band’s musical director, Ceri Rees, promising a night of big band classics.
Exploring art history with Stella Grace Lyons
Stella Grace Lyons continues to captivate art lovers with her regular art history talks. This season, Stella will unravel the secret language of jewellery in art, offering unique insights into the symbolism of ornaments and adornments. In December, she returns with a seasonal talk exploring the depiction of the Christmas story in art, adding a touch of magic to the holiday season.
Festive wreath-making workshops
As the festive season approaches, the Pavilion is delighted to host a series of festive wreath-making workshops led by Toni Horne of the award-winning Lily Pad Florist. These workshops are an excellent opportunity to unleash your creative spirit and craft your own festive wreaths, adding a personal touch to your holiday decorations.
Clare Teal’s Festive Fiesta
Clare Teal, the award-winning jazz singer, returns to the Pavilion after a sold-out concert in April. Accompanied by pianist Jason Rebello, Clare Teal’s Festive Fiesta promises an evening of enchanting jazz and soulful tunes, making it must-see performance for music enthusiasts.
Annual Carol Singing Morning
The Pavilion embraces the spirit of giving with the annual carol singing morning, led by the Penarth Salvation Army Band and local musician Richard Parry. After the heart-warming carol singing, attendeed are treated to complementary coffee and mince pies inside the Pavilion, making it a perfect way to kick off the holiday season. (Attendance is free, but registration is requested for this event.)
Miracle on 34th Street by Red Herring Theatre
The festive season culminates with a spectacular performance by Red Herring Theatre. Building on the success of their previous sell-out show, It’s A Wonderful Life, the theatre group presents a live radio play version of the beloved classic, Miracle on 34th Street. Set in a 1940s New York Live broadcasting studio, the play features eight talented actors, live sound effects, and a resident studio pianist. This promises to be unique experience that brings the magic of this heart-warming tale to life.
Penarth Pavilion is, without a doubt, the place to be this winter. With its rich cultural offerings and festive celebrations, it has something to offer for everyone. So, mark your calendars and be part of the magical moments that the Pavilion has in store for the holiday season. Don’t forget! The Pavilion can also be booked for any special events, celebrations or weddings you might be planning?