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November (84 posts)

  1. Lucie Jones suffers Jedward X Factor snub

    Monday 9 November 2009, 08:44

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Lucie Jones has been the surprise evictee of X Factor, after losing in a sing-off against cartoonish Dublin twins John and Edward. But, in the long run, is it such a bad thing for the 18-year-old from Pentyrch near Cardiff?

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  2. Anhrefn's Rhys Mwyn: memories of the Berlin Wall

    Friday 6 November 2009, 15:39

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    In the 1980s and 1990s, Rhys Mwyn was lead singer of influential Welsh punks Anhrefn, one of the very first Western bands to play East Berlin. He spoke to Radio Wales about his recollections of playing in the city as the wall came down.

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  3. Weekend weather

    Friday 6 November 2009, 14:36

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    If you've got any plans for the weekend, maybe a walk on the coast or in the mountains, the waterproofs will come in handy. Showers or longer spells of rain are in the forecast but I can promise a little sunshine as well, especially on Sunday.

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  4. Verdict from the National Theatre Wales launch

    Thursday 5 November 2009, 16:46

    Nicola Heywood Thomas Nicola Heywood Thomas

    I've just got back from the launch of National Theatre Wales' first year of programming and I'm really excited.

    The fact that the new company would be staging 12 shows around Wales was common knowledge and that it aimed to bring a fresh and innovative approach to English language drama but all I can say...

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  5. Arthur Giardelli

    Thursday 5 November 2009, 16:38

    Nicola Heywood Thomas Nicola Heywood Thomas

    I was really saddened to hear that the artist Arthur Giardelli had died. He was 98 and had been one of the major figures in Welsh art for over half a century.

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  6. John Lawrence - Rainy Night

    Thursday 5 November 2009, 16:19

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    I'm sitting on a train to Manchester, over-priced, magma-hot coffee on the shaky table, flush with the familiar disappointment of having left Something Important at home.

    I'm on the way to Manchester to meet Martin Carr for breakfast (ooh, hark at me!). I'm a day and a half late. I was supposed to make...

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  7. National Theatre's map of Wales

    Thursday 5 November 2009, 15:19

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    National Theatre Wales today unveiled its much anticipated first programme of events, and what a spectacle it promises to be.

    Established in late 2007 by the Welsh Assembly Government and the Arts Council of Wales, at the helm of the company is creative director John McGrath, who outlined the 13 exciting...

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  8. Guy Fawkes night weather

    Thursday 5 November 2009, 12:44

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    If you're planning a bonfire party or firework display this evening then wrap-up warmly and take an umbrella if you're heading out.

    It's not going to the best of weather for being outdoors although some parts of Wales will fair better than others.

    Low pressure is moving south across Britain today...

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  9. Bonfire night

    Thursday 5 November 2009, 11:09

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    I'm looking up and I can see blue skies and a yellow orb...could it be the sun?!

    At this rate we might even be in for a dry, clear evening but I'm sure Derek will have something to say about that!


    As far as the animals are concerned - bonfire night is not on their social calendar. For alot of people it...

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  10. Rhydian's X Factor follow-up

    Thursday 5 November 2009, 10:09

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Following up his best-selling debut, Rhydian Roberts has announced details of his second album, O Fortuna.

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