Arts, Crafts & Leisure group

The Arts, Crafts & Leisure group discuss topics ranging from history, genealogy, literature and popular culture, holidays, gardening and music. All welcome.

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The Arts, Crafts & Leisure Group was set up in January 2000 with an aim to Influence decision making on strategy planning, policy making & service delivery in the Vale of Glamorgan and wider community.​


The Arts, Crafts & Leisure group hold meetings in the Phil John Room at Barry County Library between 14:30 and 16:30 in January, March, May, July, September and November. All welcome.

Northampton teenage sisters highlighting diversity in children’s books

Two teenage sisters who aim to highlight diversity in children’s books say it is “such a pleasure” seeing the impact they have had on younger children. Kirsten, 14 and Aiyven, 13, from Northampton, have published a novel each and say they want to create characters from all over the world so “children can see themselves in books”. The sisters also promote literacy for children and review books on their own YouTube channel. “We just love it [the impact] so much,” said Aiyven. Find BBC News: East of England on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you have a story suggestion email […]

Angelina Jolie accuses Brad Pitt of abuse on private plane

Ms Jolie says Mr Pitt grabbed her by the head and attacked two of their children. He denies the claim. Source link

House of the Dragon: HBO defends Game of Thrones spin-off's dark scenes

Some viewers complain that they had difficulty seeing the most recent episode due to poor lighting. Source link

Lowry's Going to the Match: Mayor wants export ban put on £8m work

Salford’s mayor says an international collector could take Lowry’s Going to the Match overseas. Source link

Alex Scott on the abuse she says she endured at the hands of her father

Former footballer turned football pundit Alex Scott has spoken to the BBC about the abuse she says she, her brother and her mother faced when she was a child, at the hands of her father. Ms Scott spoke to Woman’s Hour host, Emma Barnett just one day after her father appeared in the Daily Mail, denying that he had ever abused his daughter or other family members. In the emotional interview Ms Scott said that she wished she had used her voice earlier, to help her mother and other women in abusive relationships. Her parents split up when she was […]

BBC presenter Alex Scott: I won’t let my abusive dad win any more

WATCH: Alex Scott on the abuse she says she endured at the hands of her father BBC broadcaster Alex Scott says the domestic abuse she experienced during her childhood is “still so raw” but she wishes she had spoken about it sooner. Scott has released her memoir in which she describes her father’s violent behaviour towards her and her mother. Her father, Tony, denied her claims on Monday in a Daily Mail interview.external-link Responding on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Scott said: “I almost feel angry at myself that I’m allowing him to hurt me again by those claims of […]

Diana Panorama interview: BBC settles with Earl Spencer aide

“Following the publication of the Dyson Report last year, the BBC and Alan Waller, a former employee of the brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, today announce that a settlement has been reached between them,” the corporation said in a statement published last Thursday. Source link

Sickle cell: Birmingham woman raises awareness with books

Jenica Leah, who has the condition, has written a series of children’s books to aid understanding. Source link

Owain Wyn Evans: Wales first for new BBC Radio 2 show

The new programme from Cardiff will be the first Radio 2 weekday show to move out of London. Source link

Wagatha Christie: Rebekah Vardy to pay 90% of Coleen Rooney's legal costs

Rebekah Vardy is ordered to pay 90% of Coleen Rooney’s legal costs after the Wagatha Christie case. Source link