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North Wales International Music Festival 2017

Plans are well in hand for this year’s exciting North Wales International Music Festival at St. Asaph Cathedral.
On Wednesday 28th June, 7.30pm, St Asaph Cathedral - Festival Launch Concert with Welsh National Opera soloist, NEW Sinfonia quartet and special guests.
The 2017 Festival will take place from Saturday 16th September to Saturday 30th September. There will be concerts on Saturday 16th, Thursday 21st through to Sunday 24th and Thursday 28th through to Saturday 30th.
Artists will include Welsh National Opera, VOCES8, NEW Sinfonia, Red Priest, Robat Arwyn, Rhys Meirion, Aquarelle Guitar Quartet and Federico Colli.
We are also very pleased to announce the formation of a new Festival Chorus, in partnership with Welsh National Opera. There are no auditions and all are welcome to join rehearsals at Venue Cymru from Sunday 14th May. The concert will take place on Sunday 24th September at St Asaph Cathedral.
Full details and a registration form can be found at

Beware of fake council tax calls

Residents Denbighshire are being urged to be on their guard against bogus telephone calls claiming to be phoning regarding council tax.
A resident received a call advising her that her council tax band had been reduced for 13 years and there was a credit due on their account. The caller then requested bank details, to arrange for the refund to be credited to the account. resident rightly refused to give her details and ended the call before contacting Denbighshire’s Council Tax team to inform them of the call. The call came from the Dundee area of Scotland.
The Council would like to emphasise that it would never instruct an external company to contact residents directly and people should never give out personal details in response to unexpected calls of this nature.

Rhyl Waterpark Images

A set of images of the proposed Rhyl Waterpark and leisure attraction has been released, providing a unique insight into how this major attraction will look.
of Denbighshire County Council formally supported the Waterpark proposal earlier this year – with detailed plans now being prepared before they are submitted to the Council’s Planning department in April.
Town Council is also providing financial support for the development.
have a chance to learn more about the proposal at a drop in session being arranged by the County Council’s leisure partners, Alliance Leisure, at the Vue Cinema, Rhyl on Wednesday, 22 March between 11am and 7pm. People can also get involved by viewing the proposals online at: proposal is for a 1200 metre square water space, with indoor and outdoor flume rides, children’s water play frame and slides, double height children’s play activity zone, climbing facilities, party rooms, reception, sales areas, outside Splash Pool – two wet splash pads, sun lounger areas and café terraces to provide wet play entertainment.
will also be beach changing huts and WC facilities, as well as a bar and terrace to cater for evening trade.
development will create 60 new jobs and attract 350,000 additional visitors to the town every year. Subject to planning permission, work will begin in September 2017 with the new facilities open in early 2019.
proposals, drawn up in partnership with Alliance Leisure, will also mean that the town’s skatepark will be relocated.