Posts Tagged ‘events’

One of our Account Executives, Phoebe, recently went to see The Revlon Girl at The Riverfront Theatre in Newport. Here she shares her thoughts on the play…

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Though based on the events surrounding the Aberfan disaster, The Revlon Girl is a play that focuses on much more than the tragedy itself. It bravely and triumphantly shines a light on our fragile human condition and innate ability to push through hardship at the toughest of times.

The performance began with sound effects of the tip tumbling down and the slush caving in on the former coal mining village of Aberfan. Immediately drawn to the impact the fall had upon the community, I prepared myself for what I thought was about to be a pretty upsetting play. And it was, at times, but under the guidance of Neil Docking’s script and Maxine Evans’s direction, all four of the superb actresses did a magnificent job at flickering between emotions and transforming the atmosphere of the room from sadness to happiness and tears into laughter. Despite the incredibly tough subject matter, The Revlon Girl must be commended for its success in informing the audience whilst remaining light-hearted and enjoyable.

Whilst sitting in the audience I felt as though I was a part of something, a community, a tight-knit friendship group. The bare and stripped-back stage drew your attention to the actresses themselves which, along with the dim flicker of light, made you feel as though you were a fly on the wall listening to the women inside the confines of their small room. Although it was an intense watch, over the short space of an hour and a half you went on a journey with the characters and felt completely and utterly immersed in their emotions.

I went along to the showing with my grandma, auntie and two of her friends all of whom remember the Aberfan disaster “as if it was yesterday!”. Though we varied in age from 21 to 84, we were all mesmerised from start to finish and thought the play was a fantastic way to commemorate the disaster’s 50th anniversary. The Revlon Girl is a play that entwines together the past and the present, and reminds a modern day audience why we should always reflect upon historical events to unravel and understand different communities.

The Revlon Girl stops touring around Wales on the 22nd October 2016. To find out more information about the play, please go to www.octobersixtysix.com 

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Cardiff Breakfast Club –Tuesday 13th December 2011

Special Guest Speaker: Dame Gillian Morgan, Permanent Secretary,

    Welsh Government

Presentation Topic: “Delivering more for less: How the public sector in Wales is responding to the challenges of today”

Dame Gillian Morgan has been the Permanent Secretary at the Welsh Government since 2008. Born in Llwynypia, Gill worked as a doctor in hospitals, general practice and public health before moving into management as Chief Executive of a Health Authority, and latterly, the NHS Confederation between 2002 and her move to Wales.

Following the referendum on the extension of powers these are interesting times for Government in and of Wales and we look forward to hearing from the person who is at the very centre of this activity.

The next Club Meeting will be held on Tuesday 13th December 2011 at The St. David’s Hotel & Spa, Cardiff Bay.  As usual, we will commence at 7.45am and finish by 9.15am.  Breakfast will be served promptly at 8.00am.

We would be delighted if you were able to join us.  If you wish to attend, please return contact Becci Gould on bec@petersensone.com or 02920549597.

We hope you can find time to join us and look forward to seeing you.

Yours sincerely,

Morgan Cole. Cardiff & Co. Western Mail.

CardiffBreakfast Club –Thursday 28th April 2011

Special Guest Speaker: Dame Gillian Morgan, Permanent Secretary,  Welsh Assembly Government

As Permanent Secretary, Dame Gillian Morgan has been the senior civil servant and chief executive of the Welsh Assembly Government since 2008. Hailing from Llwynypia, Dame Gillian worked as a doctor in hospitals, general practice and public health before moving into management as Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation between 2002 and her move to Wales.

Following the referendum on the extension of powers these are interesting times for Government in and of Wales and we look forward to hearing from the person who is at the very centre of this activity.

The next Club Meeting will be held on Thursday 28th April 2011 at The St. David’s Hotel & Spa, Cardiff Bay. 

We would be delighted if you were able to join us.  If you wish to attend, please contact Becci Gould on bec@petersensone.com or 02920 549597

We hope you can find time to join us and look forward to seeing you.

Yours Sincerely,

Morgan Cole.  Lloyds TSB Commercial .  Western Mail .  Marsh

Cardiff Breakfast Club Networking Event 17th March 2011

Sponsored by Morgan Cole, Lloyds TSB, Marsh, Western Mail

Special Guest Speaker: David Anderson, Director General of National Museum Wales.

 David Anderson was appointed Director General of National Museum Wales only last year, having moved from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London where he was Director of Learning. He is a recognised authority on cultural strategy and arts education, the author of best selling children’s books and a UK Government advisor on a wide range of initiatives within the arts and culture sector.

These are exciting times for the Museum with ongoing developments at St Fagans and the creation of national museums of art and natural history in Cardiff. We will look forward to hearing from David Anderson as to how the Museum can continue to play a vital role in all aspects of life in Wales.

 The next Club Meeting will be held on Thursday 17th March 2011.  As usual, we will commence at 7.45am and finish by 9.15am.  Breakfast will be served promptly at 8.00am.

We would be delighted if you were able to join us.  If you wish to attend, please contact Becci Gould on bec@petersensone.com or 02920549597

Yours sincerely,

Morgan Cole LLP  – Lloyds TSB – Western Mail – Marsh

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By Rob Petersen, Managing Director

On Friday night the Mercure Holland House, Cardiff was the setting for a memorable evening of fine food, great company and amateur boxing. All profits from the evening will go towards Prince’s Trust Cymru helping young people throughout Wales.

Sponsored by Bute Property Services, over 200 diners and friends of the fighters enjoyed 11 well fought contests with prizes handed out some well known Cardiff celebrities including Bob Noster, ex British Lion and Wales rugby star, Nicky Piper ex British Heavyweight Champion and Lisa Rogers of BBC fame who was later auctioned off to the highest bidder for an evening meal at Basslegs Farmers’ Daughter restaurant, whose owner John Newbery kindly donated the meal and undertook the auction. Lisa quickly became quite a star amongst the male audience who enjoyed her banter and comments immensely!!!

Star of the evening was Nathan Cleverly, unbeaten Gwent Boxing champion, who turned up after a gruelling training

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session in the gym. Fortunately, my son, Luke, and I managed to get a photo with Nathan to complete our evening! We wish him well in his forthcoming world championship title fight with German Juergen Braehmer for the WBO light heavy-weight crown of Wembley Arena on 2nd April 2011. He is in great shape and The Prince’s Trust was extremely appreciative of his presence.

The evening was compered by ex Cardiff/ Wales international, Rhys Williams who did a grand job, introducing events and keeping the audience calm especially when one of the supporters felt that a judge’s decision was incorrect and proceeded to take it out on supporters of the winning boxer. Nevertheless, it brought some added excitement to an action packed evening!!

Dave Sexton and his team at St. Joseph’s Boxing Club, Newport, were responsible for setting up the ring, arranging referees and officials and did a fine job. Dave also undertook the match making which resulted in some very close majority decisions!!!

Organised by Jessica and Tracy of the Prince’s Trust and supported by volunteers Brian Guy and Rob Davies, this event is the first run by the Prince’s Trust Cymru Development Group of which I am proud to be a member. We plan on hosting further events throughout the year so watch this space for news…

Special Guest Speaker: Tony Bagnall, Head of Capability at Cassidian Ltd (an EADS company).

Presentation topic: Inspiration, Innovation, Perspiration

Tony Bagnall will address the meeting and will explain how Cassidian has developed in Wales over the last two decades in our knowledge economy.  Cassidian UK has a growing reputation in defence and homeland security and is a UK leading supplier of secure end-to-end communication to the MoD. Cassidian was involved in providing security for last year’s Ryder Cup.

Tony lives in Cardiff and represents EADS on the CBI Council for Wales and serves on the Board of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) in Wales. His contribution to Cassidian can be described by the three word mantra: Concept, Capability, Exploitation.

We would be delighted if you were able to join us.  If you wish to attend, please contact Becci Gould at bec@petersensone.com.

We hope you can find time to join us and look forward to seeing you.

Yours sincerely,

Morgan Cole.  Marsh.  Lloyds Commercial.  Western Mail.

Event: Amateur Boxing Evening

Posted: January 7, 2011 in Events
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A Development Committee event to support The Prince’s Trust Cymru

Friday 18th February 2011

Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff

Compered by former Cardiff Blues captain, Rhys Williams, and joined by a number of celebrities from the sporting world. Boxers from St Joseph’s Boxing Club in Newport as well as a professional Exhibition

The evening will include:

Drinks Reception at 6.45pm

Three course dinner and wine

Boxing commences at 8.30pm

Charity Auction

There are a few tables left at £750 for a table of 10, or £75 per person. Cheques should be made payable to “Friends of The Prince’s Trust” Please contact Brian Guy on 07581 426 929 or call Petersens on 02920549597 for more information.

Click here to see Event Poster

An Evening to Remember…

Posted: November 19, 2010 in Events
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by Rob Petersen, Managing Director

 

 

I attended the annual Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success awards in the Coal Exchange in Cardiff last night.

What a humbling and yet inspiring experience to hear the stories of so many young people in Wales who have achieved so much against all the odds!  The atmosphere was amazing and you could feel the warmth and support for these young heroes throughout the whole evening.

 

One particular story that caught my attention was that of Mark Marsham, a young gentleman with a background in alcohol abuse and assault who finally found solace in a martial arts group which had previously received a Community Cash award from the Prince’s Trust. Obviously this group was just what young Mark needed, something to throw his body and soul into – something to distract him from the traumas of a disadvantaged background. And it seems that’s exactly what Mark did, never returning to that dark place and instead celebrating his success by winning medals and supporting the club. With new found fitness and an eagerness to succeed, he soon got a full time job and has now followed his brothers footsteps in begin accepted to join the 3rd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment.  I was lucky enough to meet Mark’s proud father who couldn’t have been more grateful to the Prince’s Trust for turning his son’s life around.

Mark was just one of the inspirational young people who has been helped by the Prince’s Trust, and received great recognition for his achievements at last night’s event. It was great to see the support for the Trust in Wales with personalities such as Xavier Rush and Lucy and Rhodri Owen presenting the awards to the deserving winners (I think I even saw new England cap Joy Bothroyd in the audience!).

Even with celebrity spotting aside, I would definitely recommend that anyone who is given the chance to attend next year’s event would do so! As a member of the development Committee of the Trust in Wales it really was super to meet some of the young people, hear their stories and how much they appreciate the help and support given by the Trust. I look forward to next year’s event and hope that the Prince’s Trust, and the young people it supports, will keep up all their hard work in 2011.

 

If anyone wishes to support the Trust in Wales please visit their website or contact me.

 

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