Wednesday 14 October 2009, 17:27
Just a quicky to let you know that radio presenter - Roy Noble will be chatting to orchid experts - Pat O'Reilly and Sue Parker on Thursday, 15 October between 2.30 - 3.15pm on Radio Wales.
Here's a common spotted orchid, I photographed on Anglesey earlier this year:
The husband and wife team have...
Read more about Noble on nature: wild orchids
Wednesday 14 October 2009, 16:08
I will be resurrecting the gig guide for my show starting this coming Sunday night. If as a venue or promoter you're interested in having your gigs plugged, please send details of your events for the forthcoming week to:
firstname.lastname@example.org - please make the first words in your email's subject...
Read more about The return of the gig guide
Wednesday 14 October 2009, 12:37
I've been busy walking again this week for my new Weatherman Walking series - this time around the delightful seaside town of Barmouth.
I've never stopped here before and have always by-passed it on my way to other walking destinations but it's well worth a visit and has some great walking routes, especially...
Read more about Barmouth and the Panorama route
Wednesday 14 October 2009, 12:21
In my hands today, fell a lovely pink copy of the latest issue by Kruger magazine. A few years ago, I spent two backbreaking years running the Welsh-langugage magazine Tacsi, so I've a lot of respect for anyone running a website, blog or published magazine. It's a creative and rewarding work, but also...
Read more about Stop the press: best Welsh blogs and websites
Wednesday 14 October 2009, 11:02
I'm packing a range of artistic experiences into a trip to Swansea this week. There's a concert at the Brangwyn Hall which is part of this year's Swansea Festival - BBC National Orchestra of Wales with a programme of Beethoven's Emperor Piano concerto and the Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz.
Read more about Sights and sounds in Swansea
Tuesday 13 October 2009, 17:49
I went to drool over some paintings I can't afford last week. It's an exhibition of recent work by Gwilym Prichard at Martin Tinney's gallery in Cardiff.
Displayed over two floors are about 70 landscapes in oil that capture either Gwilym's native north Wales or the south west where he and his painter...
Read more about Gwilym Prichard at the Martin Tinney Gallery
Tuesday 13 October 2009, 17:24
The first time I saw Cate Le Bon she was fronting school band Alcatraz at the National Eisteddfod in Llandeilo in 1996, the year the Super Furry Animals brought their tank onto the field. I was something to do with the dreaded Battle of the Bands competition, or maybe recording something from there....
Read more about Out this week: Me Oh My, Cate Le Bon
Tuesday 13 October 2009, 17:13
The fifth birthday celebration season at Wales Millennium Centre started with a concert that brought together two classical music giants for the very first time in the UK.
Bryn Terfel is a passionate supporter of WMC and very at home on its main stage. He was joined by the Russian conductor Valery Gergiev...
Read more about Bryn Terfel and Valery Gergiev
Tuesday 13 October 2009, 16:38
Last week I went to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. How grand! No, I wasn't in the huge red plush and gilt auditorium where tickets cost hundreds of pounds. I was in the smaller Linbury Studio Theatre where Music Theatre Wales were premièring their latest commissioned work, Letters of a Love Betrayed...
Read more about In London with Music Theatre Wales
Tuesday 13 October 2009, 16:18
I'm increasingly of the opinion that we're very much in the midst of an unprecedented, restrictive, musical conservatism - at least with regards to the bands that receive support in the mainstream media and achieve commercial success.
Read more about Klaus Kinksi - single review - Happiness Happiness / Caesar, Ankstmusik