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Events

The Society holds events throughout the year which are usually open to both Members and Non-Members. With monthly presentation talks, guided local walks and more on offer,  and topics covering history, heritage, modern times and even the future, these events are usually Penarth focused, but sometimes we have guest speakers who just have an interesting story of their own to tell, or a local project or initiative they would like to promote.

 

Our Sub-Groups' & Cross-Community Collaboration Events

Our sub-groups also occasionally hold events, and sometimes we team up with other local groups and organisations to host or participate in events and activities with them.

We will also list these here.

You can also check out www.friendsofvictoriasquare.org/events for a full list of their events

 

SEE BELOW for our current programme.

Don't forget to also check our Facebook Page for event updates (also available to view on our homepage No Facebook account needed.).

For past events, click here

2024 Events in Brief

Full details of each event and tickets will be added below.

JANUARY

 

FEBRUARY

 

MARCH

APRIL

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS RENEWED & NEW MEMBERSHIPS TAKEN (Apr-Mar) (See JOIN US)

  • Apr - Oct - Bat Watch Season - Bat Watch Walks - Timetable soon via FoVS Website / Facebook Page.

  • Apr - Oct - FoSJP Work Sessions - Join group to participate

  • Apr - Oct - FoAT Work Sessions - Join group to participate

  • Wed 03rd [TBC] - FOVS: Bat Watch Walk - Victoria Square

  • Wed 10th [TBC] - FOVS: Bat Watch Walk - Victoria Square

  • Wed 17th [TBC] - FOVS: Bat Watch Walk - Victoria Square (International Bat Appreciation Day)

  • Thu 18th - AGM & History Talk: Exploring our own Archives (Dan Brown - PCS Vice Chair)​

  • Wed 24th [TBC] - FOVS Bat Watch Walk - Victoria Square

 

MAY

LOCAL & COMMUNITY HISTORY MONTH - Events TBC

JUNE

 

JULY

 

AUGUST

NO EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

Half Year (Sep-Mar) Memberships Available (See JOIN US​)

OCTOBER

 

NOVEMBER

 

DECEMBER

  • [Date TBC] Carols in The Square (FoVS & PCS) @ Victoria Square

  • [Dates TBC] Lanterns in The Square (FoVS & Victoria Primary PTA) @ Victoria Square

To Be Confirmed

  • Penarth Living Streets Collaborative Events

  • PCS & GPG* Collaborative Events

  • Other Events may also appear. This list last updated 30th Dec 2023

Events Quick List

Attendance Fees:

RESERVE ONLINE & PAY ON THE DOOR 

Tickets available for reservation via each event listing below &/ on the door where available

(excluding Special and 3rd Party events which must be booked in advance).

Cash & Card/NFC Accepted. £Donations also welcome

MEMBERS

(All Types)

Regular: Free

Special: Event Fee Only

Open: Free (£Donations welcome)

3rd Party: 3rd Party Fee [+ Ticket Processing Fee]

Sub Groups: Variable

NON-MEMBERS

Age: 26+ / 18-25 / Under 18

Regular: £3 / £2 / Free

Special: Event Fee + Regular Fee

Open: Free (£Donations welcome)

3rd Party: 3rd Party Fee [+ Ticket Processing Fee]

Sub Groups: Variable

Attendance Fees

Upcoming Events

  • FOVS Saturday Sessions @ The Square
    FOVS Saturday Sessions @ The Square
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 24 Feb
    Victoria Square
    24 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Victoria Square, Victoria Square, Penarth CF64, UK
    24 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Victoria Square, Victoria Square, Penarth CF64, UK
    Friends of Victoria Square is one of our sub-groups. They hold regular work party sessions at Victoria Square throughout the year. New members welcome.
  • Trees of Penarth - VoGC Tree Strategy Discussion - PTF, GPG, PCS
    Trees of Penarth - VoGC Tree Strategy Discussion - PTF, GPG, PCS
    Thu, 14 Mar
    St Augustine's Parish Hall
    14 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    St Augustine's Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64, UK
    14 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    St Augustine's Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64, UK
    Join ourselves and Gwyrddio Penarth Greening as we discuss the Vale of Glamorgan's Tree Strategy.
  • Palaeontology Talk: Dinosaurs and Deserts of Wales
    Palaeontology Talk: Dinosaurs and Deserts of Wales
    Thu, 21 Mar
    St Augustine's Parish Hall
    21 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    St Augustine's Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64, UK
    21 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    St Augustine's Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64, UK
    Join Cindy Howells from the National Museum of Wales (Amgueddfa Cymru) as she takes us through several million years of ancient local history (Suitable for children)
  • FOAT Tuesday Sessions @ The Triangle
    FOAT Tuesday Sessions @ The Triangle
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 02 Apr
    Victoria Square
    02 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Victoria Square, Victoria Square, Penarth CF64, UK
    02 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Victoria Square, Victoria Square, Penarth CF64, UK
    Friends of Arcot Triangle are one of our sub-groups. They hold regular work parties to tend to The Triangle on the 1st Tuesday of the Month. New members welcome.
  • AGM & History Talk: An 'Archaeological Dig' through the PCS's own Archives - Dan Brown
    AGM & History Talk: An 'Archaeological Dig' through the PCS's own Archives - Dan Brown
    Thu, 18 Apr
    St Augustine's Parish Hall
    18 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    St Augustine's Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64, UK
    18 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    St Augustine's Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64, UK
    Join Us for our AGM and an exploration of our very own archives, led by our Vice Chair, Annual Membership renewals and new memberships taken.. OPEN EVENT. Year of Local History.
  • FOVS Plant & Cake Sale - Spring
    FOVS Plant & Cake Sale - Spring
    Sat, 04 May
    Victoria Square
    04 May 2024, 10:00
    Victoria Square, Victoria Square, Penarth CF64, UK
    04 May 2024, 10:00
    Victoria Square, Victoria Square, Penarth CF64, UK
    Plants and Homemade cakes sold as fundraising for FoVS
  • FOVS AGM
    FOVS AGM
    Wed, 15 May
    Victoria Square
    15 May 2024, 18:30
    Victoria Square, Victoria Square, Penarth CF64, UK
    15 May 2024, 18:30
    Victoria Square, Victoria Square, Penarth CF64, UK
    Join Friends of Victoria Square for their AGM in The Square.
  • Heritage Talk: 10 Buildings that Deserve a Plaque - Chris Riley
    Heritage Talk: 10 Buildings that Deserve a Plaque - Chris Riley
    Thu, 16 May
    St Augustine's Parish Hall
    16 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    St Augustine's Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64, UK
    16 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    St Augustine's Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64, UK
    Join local historian, Chris Riley as he talks about 10 buildings of Penarth that deserve a plaque. LOCAL & COMMUNITY HISTORY MONTH & PENARTH TOWN HERITAGE TRAIL.
  • FOVS Big Picnic Lunch 2024
    FOVS Big Picnic Lunch 2024
    Sat, 01 Jun
    Victoria Square
    01 Jun 2024, 11:00
    Victoria Square, Victoria Square, Penarth CF64, UK
    01 Jun 2024, 11:00
    Victoria Square, Victoria Square, Penarth CF64, UK
    Full details TBC Via FoVS Website
  • Educational Talk: Penarth Tree Forum - Annual Update
    Educational Talk: Penarth Tree Forum - Annual Update
    Thu, 20 Jun
    St Augustine's Parish Hall
    20 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    St Augustine's Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64, UK
    20 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    St Augustine's Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64, UK
    Our Sub-Group The Penarth Tree Forum's annual update on their work and projects across the town.
  • Guided History Tour: History of Cogan - Alan Thorne
    Guided History Tour: History of Cogan - Alan Thorne
    Sun, 14 Jul
    Outside Cogan Primary School
    14 Jul 2024, 14:00 – 15 Jul 2024, 16:00
    Outside Cogan Primary School, Pill St, Penarth CF64 2JS, UK
    14 Jul 2024, 14:00 – 15 Jul 2024, 16:00
    Outside Cogan Primary School, Pill St, Penarth CF64 2JS, UK
    Join local historian Alan Thorne for an afternoon guided walk & talk around Cogan. FULL DETAILS TBC
  • Guided Educational Tour: Penarth's Trees - Penarth Tree Forum
    Guided Educational Tour: Penarth's Trees - Penarth Tree Forum
    Sun, 28 Jul
    Location is TBD
    28 Jul 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Location is TBD
    28 Jul 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Location is TBD
    Join the Penarth Tree Forum for their annual guided tour, showcasing Penarth's arboreal culture. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW
  • Penarth Civic Society Exhibition Showcase
    Penarth Civic Society Exhibition Showcase
    Thu, 19 Sept
    Outside Cogan Primary School
    19 Sept 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    Outside Cogan Primary School, Pill St, Penarth CF64 2JS, UK
    19 Sept 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    Outside Cogan Primary School, Pill St, Penarth CF64 2JS, UK
    A walkthrough Exhibition. A Chance to view the archive materials, and find out more about us and our sub-groups. Also our projects (such as the Heritage Trail) TBC Open Event
  • FOVS Plant & Cake Sale - Autumn
    FOVS Plant & Cake Sale - Autumn
    Sat, 05 Oct
    Victoria Square
    05 Oct 2024, 01:00
    Victoria Square, Victoria Square, Penarth CF64, UK
    05 Oct 2024, 01:00
    Victoria Square, Victoria Square, Penarth CF64, UK
    Plants and Homemade cakes sold as fundraising for FoVS
  • Special Event - Annual Cheese & Wine and History Talk
    Special Event - Annual Cheese & Wine and History Talk
    Thu, 17 Oct
    St Augustine's Parish Hall
    17 Oct 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    St Augustine's Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64, UK
    17 Oct 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    St Augustine's Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64, UK
    Join us for our annual social evening, with our regular guest speaker Alan Thorne (Topic TBC). Special Event - ADVANCED BOOKING REQUIRED.
  • History Talk - Captain Richard Wain, VC of Penarth - Jonathan Hicks
    History Talk - Captain Richard Wain, VC of Penarth - Jonathan Hicks
    Thu, 21 Nov
    St Augustine's Parish Hall
    21 Nov 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    St Augustine's Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64, UK
    21 Nov 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    St Augustine's Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64, UK
    Join historian Jonathan Hicks as he speaks about this local notable individual.
Upcoming Events
Useful Infomation

USEFUL INFORMATION

EVENT TYPES

Events are categorised into the following types. Each has specific criteria. Please ensure you read and understand this before booking.

REGULAR

An ordinary event held on one of our usual 3rd Thursdays of the Month, or repeated annually (contents will change however). Examples include our evening talks and local area guided walks.

Event Fees

Members - Free

Non-members - Entry Fee (see below)

ADVANCE BOOKING REQUESTED

Tickets should be booked in advance to ensure your entry. Tickets may be available on the door, subject to venue capacity.

SPECIAL

These are any events that include a special attendance fee for all (e.g. our Annual Cheese & Wine).

Event Fees:

Members - Event Fee Only

Non Members - Event Fee + Regular Entry fee

ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED

Tickets must be booked in advance.

Walk-ins may not be possible.

Payment may also be required in advance

OPEN

An open event is usually one that is free and open to all. £Donations however are welcome.

Event Fees:

Free for all

ADVANCE BOOKING OPTIONAL

Online ticket reservation will still be available as this will help us to know in advance how many attendees are likely to be there.

THIRD PARTY

These are events hosted on our behalf by a 3rd party host &/ location. They may charge a fee which we will have to charge to all attendees, including members. A ticket processing fee may be added, depending on payment method.

Event Fees

3rd Party Prices

ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED

Tickets must be booked in advance.

Walk-ins will not be possible.

Payment may also be required in advance

SUB GROUPS

Attendance fees and pre-booking for their events will vary. PCS Membership discounts do not apply. See individual listings for details.

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Please note details of events may change prior to promotional period. Events where we ask you to register your attendance, registration will open at least one month prior to allow this. Registration is not always mandatory, except where we are charging a fee for all attendees or using an external provider where we have to book numbers and pay them a fee.

Event Locations

St Augustine's Church Hall,

  • Albert Rd (7pm-8:30pm)

  • Indoor Location

  • This location is wheelchair accessible, ground floor hall with a capacity of 80.

  • Toilets (inc. disabled).

  • Basic refreshments of hot beverages served by us. Check with server for allergy options.​

Guided Walks

  • Outdoor Locations

  • Routes vary around Penarth and surrounds.

  • Walks are designed to not be taxing.

  • Wheelchair accessibility on most routes, with possible alternatives sought where applicable.

  • No toilets but nearest will be indicated.

  • Bring own refreshments and please dress appropriately for the weather.

  • See event listing for starting location.

  • Nearby parking is on the streets with limited disabled parking close by.

Penarth Library

[Friends of] Victoria Square

  • Outdoor Location

  • Flat parkland with paths throughout. Some events may take place on the grassed areas which can be difficult for wheelchairs if muddy.

  • Please wear sensible footwear for terrain and dress

  • Toilets may be available if church is open for access, otherwise no on-site facilities

  • Refreshments will only be served at certain events.

  • For night events please bring a torch

  • No on-site parking but may be possible in surrounding streets.

[Friends of] St Joseph's Park

  • Outdoor Location

  • Sloped parkland but with gentle winding path.

  • Please wear sensible footwear for terrain and dress

  • No onsite toilets.

  • For night events please bring a torch

  • No onsite parking or parking along lower road. parking may be restricted in upper streets.

[Friends of] Arcot Triangle

  • Outdoor Location

  • Small parkland with paths. Suitable for wheelchairs to pass through but some stepped access into planting areas.

  • No onsite toilets

  • No on-site parking but parking may be available in surrounding streets.

Railbway Path [Project]

  • Outdoor Location

  • Flat, pathed area

  • Wheelchair accessible though some grassed and planted areas may be muddy.

  • For night time events please bring a torch.

  • No onsite toilets.

  • Nearby parking in surrounding streets.

Penarth Tree Forum Locations

  • Outdoor Locations

  • Variable. See Event Listing or speak to event leaders for details. Wheelchair accessible where possible.

[Friends of] The Italian Gardens

  • Info coming soon.

Even Locations
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