Seasons Greetings, Nadolig Llawen, Merry Christmas

It is that time of year when traditionally we extend seasons greetings and Christmas wishes to everybody. This year we are spoilt for choice with events locally to attend.

With us facilitating so many community groups and being engaged with so many other different organisations it is impossible to attend every Christmas dinner or event.

We did pop in and see Mens Shed at The North Wales bowling centre after their meal on Tuesday.  Frank’s funeral is on Monday, we hope his family get through the festive season . Naturally we will be raising a glass to him on Monday.

Prestatyn Mens Shed Christmas 2018

On Saturday afternoon 15th Aimee has arranged the Friday art group dinner at Torello Lounge.  As somebody who has helped run sessions this year Steve will be attending with the rest of the art group members.

After we have held the penultimate junior artisans session of 2018 in the morning of course!

Christmas 2018 with Aimees Friday art group

Whilst our own community groups are enjoying themselves it will be great to see the rest of our town enjoying the traditional Christmas in Prestatyn event at the lovely vicarage gardens just off the fantastic high st.

Organised by Rachael from Prestatyn Town Council it will be another great great. We have been involved in some great ones over the past 6 or 7 years including the recent fantastic Halloween event.

Visitors will also have the chance to hear another of our friends Jess perform as half of Jass and Kat a fantastic vocal duo.

jess and kat Christmas 2018

You’ll find them singing on and off all day (11am-5pm) in the Vicarage Gardens.

Christmas would not be the same without a panto!

Christmas panto 2018

Wednesday 12th December 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019 at Rhyl Pavilion 

Box office: 01745 33 00 00

Fasten your seat belts for a magical ride of mystery, sparkling romance and dazzling adventure. This year’s lavish production of Aladdin lets you escape to a world of magic, where adventure beckons.

The wicked Abanazer is seeking the magic lamp that contains the all-powerful Genie, so that he can rule the world. Will he succeed?

Throw in a magic carpet, a mystical Spirit of the Ring, the Emperor of China, a beautiful princess and a couple of inept policemen and you have all the ingredients for a fantastic tale.

Great entertainment, packed with songs, slapstick, silliness and audience participation for the whole family. All the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime!

The cast is headed up by Jonathan Wrather best known as Emmerdale’s Pierce Harris who will play the role of Abanazar.

He will be joined by David Perkins (Aladdin), Gemma Naylor from Nick Jnr’s Go! Go! Go! (Princess Jasmine).

Loula Geater (Slave of the Ring), and back by very popular demand local/ Denbigh born, actor Sean Jones playing the role of Wishee Washee. Sean has played the award winning lead role of Mickey in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers for 16 years.

Completing the line-up is Director Simon Jessop who will also be appearing in the glamorous role of Widow Twankey.

There is a full supporting cast which includes two local talented dance schools, The Gay Harris Dancers and The North Wales School of Dance.

Source: It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Panto time!

A Dementia Friendly Christmas

Dementia Friendly Christmas

Dementia can cause a lot of changes in your life – including how you celebrate Christmas. We wanted to hear from people with dementia to find out how they experienced the festive season.

The members of Ashford Dementia Support Group got together to talk about the very real difficulties that they can face at Christmastime: from the noise and confusion of parties, to feelings of exclusion during the festive preparations.

Using their words, the  Alzheimer’s Society created a short animated poem to get that vital message across.

Mental Health Awareness and ‘ICAN’ – Pete Harrison

I am proud that in 2019 Artisans Collective will be part of The ICAN campaign. To improve the support available to people living with mental health problems

Source: Mental Health Awareness and ‘ICAN’ – Pete Harrison

Rhyl Miniature Railway

Don’t forget that a week tomorrow is the first weekend of Santa trains.

Rhyl miniature railway will be in steam on Sunday to test everything is ready for you to come and visit us next weekend.

Visit the website to book tickets (and have a good look around as its had a major overhaul) www.rhylminiaturerailway.co.uk

Tickets cost £12 per child and this also lets an adult travel free. If you do have more adults than children in your party extra adults are still just £3.

Delighting visitors for over 100 years!

Source: Rhyl Miniature Railway

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