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September (99 posts)

  1. John McGrath to give annual Richard Burton lecture

    Friday 30 September 2011, 15:54

    Polly March Polly March

    Next Tuesday, 4 October, sees this year's annual Richard Burton lecture at the Princess Royal Theatre in Port Talbot, near where the Hollywood screen legend grew up.

    The lecture is being taken by John McGrath, artistic director of National Theatre Wales, who was key in bringing this year's much-lauded...

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  2. New Critics Day

    Friday 30 September 2011, 15:12

    Polly March Polly March

    Leading arts commentators from across the UK are descending on Cardiff tomorrow (Saturday) for an event to celebrate the end of a pioneering scheme to boost arts criticism in Wales.

    The New Critics Programme was launched in 2010 and offered budding critics encouragement via a mentoring project, which...

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  3. Plas Newydd hosts Josie Russell exhibition

    Friday 30 September 2011, 13:46

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Earlier this week I had the pleasure of strolling around the neo-Gothic mansion Plas Newydd on Anglesey, which is run by The National Trust.

    The brilliant weather we've been having in Wales this week added to beauty of this gorgeous building and its gardens that sits on the Menai Straits. Yet only two...

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  4. Bridgend walking festival

    Friday 30 September 2011, 11:00

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Discover the best of Bridgend county on foot! This year's walking festival kicks off on Saturday and runs from 1 - 9 October, 2011.

    The festival offers a range technical walks for the experienced plus an eclectic mix of experiences for dabblers, families and novice walkers.

    Visitors can try Nordic...

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  5. Keir Hardie, socialist pioneer

    Thursday 29 September 2011, 14:46

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    On 2 October 1900 James Keir Hardie became the socialist MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare.

    At that time the Labour Party did not exist, but earlier in the year Hardie had been instrumental in forming the Labour Representation Committee. It was as a member of this group, the forerunner of the Labour...

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  6. Recording Doctor Who soundtracks

    Thursday 29 September 2011, 10:00

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    I come from a family of Doctor Who fans. If he were on Mastermind, Doctor Who would probably be my cousin Nick's specialist subject. When I got my job, I think one of Nick's first questions was when would my first Doctor Who session be.

    Recording a soundtrack for a show as celebrated as Doctor Who may...

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  7. BBQ weather coming up

    Wednesday 28 September 2011, 16:04

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    It may be autumn and the nights are drawing in but we haven't seen the last of the summer yet.

    It's going to get much warmer over the next few days. Southerly winds from the southern Europe and the Mediterranean will be bringing blue skies and lots of sunshine to Wales with temperatures rising into...

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  8. Cardiff wins international bid to host WOMEX World Music Expo in 2013

    Wednesday 28 September 2011, 13:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Cardiff has been selected as the city to host WOMEX, the world music expo, in 2013. The announcement, made today at the Wales Millennium Centre, comes at the end of a year-long campaign to bring the event to the Welsh capital.

    Described by UNESCO as the most important international professional market...

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  9. Do something drastic, stop using plastic

    Tuesday 27 September 2011, 17:30

    Rachael Garside Rachael Garside

    I've been out and about in Haverfordwest today, a town which started a campaign three years ago to become 'plastic bag free'.

    A local campaigning group created a cotton bag, designed by schoolchildren, complete with the slogan 'Do Something Drastic, Stop Using Plastic'.

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  10. Heritage Lottery Fund to revitalise Pontmorlais in Merthyr Tydfil

    Tuesday 27 September 2011, 12:00

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Fifteen historic buildings in Merthyr Tydfil, some dating back more than 200 years, are to be restored thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

    The HLF has give the final go-ahead for £1.58m towards the restoration of buildings in the Pontmorlais area of the town.

    Marlies Pires, owner of the Imperial...

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