Wednesday 18 November 2009, 14:08
This week's show features an exclusive session from Wales' finest exponents of what some might call 'power pop', except in the skilled hands of Swansea's The Owls power pop melds the urgent, effulgent melodies of Todd Rundgren, Jellyfish and Big Star with a spiritual sensibility traceable back to The...
Read more about Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 15 November 2009
Tuesday 17 November 2009, 15:12
Some of you may have spotted the TV adverts currently going out on BBC One Wales to promote our new Green Season this month, which will be looking at how Wales is dealing with global warming and environmental issues.
There are a number of programmes both on Radio Wales and TV as well as a new dedicated...
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Tuesday 17 November 2009, 13:06
While Scotland football fans were feeling disappointed after losing to Wales on Saturday, I was up in bonnie Scotland enjoying a weekend break in Edinburgh.
Fortunately, I managed to miss the worst of the stormy weather, but despite a little wee sunshine there was a definite chill in the air, so it...
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Tuesday 17 November 2009, 11:11
An exhibition to try and catch opens at the University of Glamorgan's gallery on December 9th. It's a retrospective of the work of Cardiff's Joan Baker. That may not be an instantly recognisable name unless you studied at Cardiff College of Art between 1945 and 1983.
Read more about Joan Baker: a life in painting
Tuesday 17 November 2009, 10:32
BBC Wales Music recently spoke to Lostprophets' Stuart Richardson and Mike Lewis about recording their new album The Betrayed (due in January 2010), the early recording sessions for it that were eventually shelved, and how making a 'more honest' record brought the band closer together.
Watch the four...
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Tuesday 17 November 2009, 09:36
The challenge is to:
Write a 1000 word article on a subject of topical environmental or wildlife interest in Wales which inspires you.
The winner will receive a prize of £500 donated by WWF Cymru and the first four runners up will receive a subscription to Natur Cymru magazine.
Closing date is 31 March...
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Monday 16 November 2009, 15:32
Two of the operatic stars of tomorrow will be joining me on this week's Radio Wales Arts Show. They're both studying at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice, set up at the University by one of the world's favourite tenors, Dennis O'Neill.
The course is designed to give young professional singers...
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Friday 13 November 2009, 12:15
This week's show was an across the board delight with a beautiful instrumental session from the terrific Tim and Sam's Tim and The Sam Band With Tim and Sam (or Tim and Sam for short).
The Drums turned in an amazing acoustic performance and dished the dirt on
their tour-van soundtracks as our first ever...
Read more about Bethan Elfyn playlist and show info: Thursday 12 November 2009
Friday 13 November 2009, 10:05
Its Friday 13th and we're going to be very unlucky with the weather this year.
It looks like we'll need to batten down the hatches over the next 36 hours...
The satellite picture shows a mass of cloud pumping in from the Atlantic into Southern Britain and it's heading our way. It's all tied to a deepening...
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Friday 13 November 2009, 09:30
I hauled my heavy ass up Moel Famau this morning. A freakish morning devoid of rain must have addled my big head.
I eschewed the silence and birdsong in favour of some choice Welsh demos on the iPod. I think I heard the first two. The rest of the country's nascent musical efforts were obliterated by...
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