Connect with us
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

Fishguard: Musical Theatre Society ready to wow with Oliver

Published

on

FISHGUARD MUSICAL THEATRE SOCIETY is getting in great voice for its latest production, Oliver, which will be staged at Ysgol Bro Gwaun on April 12, 13 and 14.

The society was set up in 2016 by director Clare Malone Hallet. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, putting on sell-out performances of Whistle Down the Wind, Magic of the Musicals and Brassed Off and raising around £10,000 for Fishguard’s Theatr Gwaun.

Now boasting more than 80 members the group has outgrown its original venue and is using the bigger stage and venue of Ysgol Bro Gwaun to put on Lionel Bart’s musical classic, Oliver.

Megan Tye, as Nancy: With the girls

Talented young choreographer Caitlin Howe is working on some stunning routines with the 64-strong cast, ranging in age from four to 74, while seasoned musician Non Harries is helping them produce some glorious vocals. Expect a guest appearance by the award-winning Goodwick Brass Band too.

“I am thrilled with how hard everyone has worked toward this our next musical,” said Clare.

“Our new choreographer Caitlin has impressed me no end. It’s also been great to have Non, our musical director, and very exciting to be using a band for the show.

Choreographer Caitlin Howe: Puts Fagin, aka Allan Cresswell, through his paces

“There is a wonderfully strong production team in place now and they are amazing.

“The group has transitioned seamlessly to our new rehearsal space at the Phoenix Centre and we look forward to moving in to the host venue, Ysgol Bro Gwaun.

“This is set to be a great musical. We ask you continue to support us, following the success of our other shows. Oliver will amaze you.”

The society is currently looking for support through sponsorship as well as ticket sales. It is not for profit group and run on a purely voluntary basis, with members paying a nominal £2 a session to cover venue hire and insurance costs.

Full cast: Ready to impress

Anyone who is able to help with sponsorship for venue, set hire and other costs can contact Clare on 07932963633 or e-mail fishguardmusicalsociety@gmail.com. Sponsorship will be acknowledged in the programme and through publicity.

Any profit made from Oliver will go towards the group’s next production, with a percentage of it invested into community projects voted on by the members.

Tickets for this brilliant production are available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/228585 or from Creswell’s Cafe, Fishguard.

Continue Reading

News

Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet endorses STEP Fusion application

Published

on

PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’S Cabinet have today endorsed proposals from Cllr Paul Miller (Cabinet Member for Economic Development) to further progress the nomination of a Pembrokeshire site to host a Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) fusion power station in the county.

Working with the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), the proposed site is adjacent to the existing energy facilities on the South Shore of the Haven waterway.

If approved, the facility will initially host research with the ultimate aim of developing this technology which could offer a virtually limitless source of clean electricity by copying the processes that power the sun.

Cllr Paul Miller, Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “I am pleased my Cabinet colleagues endorsed this important programme of work. The Haven Waterway has provided livelihoods, underpinned by fossil fuels, for thousands of Pembrokeshire families, mine included, for more than 50 years. It’s my job to help ensure the waterway continues to provide high skilled, engineering, science and technology jobs for the next generation of this county – and so linked to our focus on climate change (and in addition to our existing multi-million pound commitments to supporting wind, wave and tidal clean power generation) my team have been exploring whether we can also support the development of clean, green fusion technology.

“It’s very early days in the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s site selection process but we’ll provide regular updates as things progress.”

•       STEP is an ambitious programme to design and build a prototype fusion power plant;
•       It is a UKAEA programme, currently with £222m funding from the UK Government to produce a concept design by 2024: https://step.ukaea.uk/

Continue Reading

News

Re-opening of indoor hospitality and attractions at Milford Waterfront

Published

on

RESTAURANTS and indoor visitor attractions in Milford Waterfront are welcoming the return of indoor services from today.

The re-opening of indoor dining allows all restaurants at Milford Waterfront to seat customers indoors. As well as all restaurants on the Waterfront now being able to offer this service, the brand-new Foam Domes overlooking the Milford Haven Waterway are able to open, with bookings being taken from the 19th May.

Indoor visitor attractions are also allowed to re-open. This includes the Waterfront Gallery, which is open today and Phoenix Bowl & Pirate Pete’s Adventure Play which is making preparations to open from Wednesday 19th May. Also, Milford Museum, which has had a new rendered exterior finish, is preparing to open for the end of May.

Lucy Wonnacott, Marketing Manager for Milford Waterfront commented: “We are delighted to see the re-opening of indoor hospitality and visitor attractions here at Milford Waterfront. Each business has their own safety and social distancing measures in place and we kindly ask that you respect and adhere to these for your own safety, and that of others. We hope you enjoy your visit to Milford Waterfront and stay safe!”

Continue Reading

News

Newly elected Member of the Senedd completes first week in the role

Published

on

FOLLOWING on from the Welsh Parliamentary elections, the newly elected member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Samuel Kurtz MS, has reflected on his first week in his new role.

The election saw Samuel receive 11,240 votes from across the constituency, the largest number of votes for any Welsh Conservative candidate in the constituency for a Senedd election. It was a closely fought campaign which was conducted respecting Covid-19 restrictions.

Commenting after a busy first week, Sam said:

“It has certainly been a whirlwind. From the moment that the results were announced last Friday my feet haven’t touched the ground.

“After speaking with a number of local and national media outlets, I managed to spend some time with loved ones before heading up to the Senedd early on Monday morning to be sworn in.

“As a Welsh speaker, I was delighted to swear my oath bilingually and will ensure that I continue to do so when speaking in the chamber.

“I’m in the process of recruiting my staff and getting both my Senedd and Constituency office set up to ensure that I can continue the good work of my predecessor, Angela Burns, in standing up for the interest of all my constituents whether they voted for me or not.

“On Wednesday, we elected the Llywydd and Deputy Llywydd as well as confirming Mark Drakeford as the First Minister. As one of 19 new members across the chamber and nine Welsh Conservatives, the coming weeks will be spent learning the ropes and procedures in Cardiff Bay. Over the course of the campaign, I have picked up a several issues and pieces of  casework from across the constituency and will be ensuring that the constituency work is always my priority.

“As we emerge from the Covid restrictions and society begins to open back up I am looking forward to getting to every corner of the constituency, meeting more businesses and individuals.

“I am planning in making use of both modern and traditional methods of connecting with constituents, from email newsletters, social media platforms and virtual surgeries to doorstep surgeries and face to face meetings, to ensure I provide a strong voice in Cardiff Bay for this beautiful part of the country.”

Samuel is contactable via email on Samuel.kurtz@senedd.wales

Continue Reading
News2 hours ago

Fatality confirmed in school bus collision, say police

A FATALITY has been confirmed in a collision involving a school bus and a car this morning (May 17). The...

News5 hours ago

13 hurt in serious school bus collision

THE A478 in Pembrokeshire has been closed this morning following a serious collision involving a school bus and another vehicle.The...

News2 days ago

Plan to rescue rare butterfly from extinction in Pembrokeshire

THE PEMBROKESHIRE Coast National Park Authority is stepping up efforts to save the marsh fritillary butterfly, which was once widespread...

News2 days ago

Santander turns away customers due to nationwide computer glitch

CUSTOMERS of Santander in Haverfordwest were being turned away this morning by branch staff saying that they were unable to...

News3 days ago

Cllr Mike James is new Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council

PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL has a new Chairman. Cllr Mike James became Chairman at the virtual Annual Meeting of Council today...

News3 days ago

New international travel rules for Wales confirmed by First Minister

International travel will restart for people in Wales from Monday 17 May, the Welsh Government has confirmed today. As part...

News4 days ago

Permit applications open for Tenby pedestrianisation scheme

PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL is now accepting applications for vehicle access during this year’s Pedestrianisation of Tenby. The scheme, which is...

News6 days ago

Public engagement exercise over new hospital between St Clears and Narberth

HYWEL DDA is asking the people of Pembrokeshire to help it further shape and deliver future services by taking part...

News6 days ago

Police looking for a couple with a dog after teenage girl bitten in Haverfordwest

POLICE hunting for the owners of a ‘pitbull’ type dog which bit a teenage girl in Haverfordwest last month. Dyfed-Powys...

Business7 days ago

An experimental nuclear fusion reactor could be built in Pembrokeshire

PEMBROKESHIRE could be the location of an experimental nuclear fusion reactor, which could produce abundent clean energy, if the council...

Popular This Week