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November (84 posts)

  1. Tribute to Cardiff Singer founder J Mervyn Williams

    Wednesday 4 November 2009, 17:33

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    J Mervyn Williams, who founded the Cardiff Singer of the World competition n 1983, has died aged 74.

    'Merv', as he was universally known, was BBC Wales' Head of Music in the first half of the 1980s, he was responsible for a huge amount of music broadcasting from Wales, during which the BBC Welsh Symphony...

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  2. BBC Cymru Wales seeks artist for special "Grav" commission

    Wednesday 4 November 2009, 17:10

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    BBC Cymru Wales is searching for an artist to create a permanent tribute to the late broadcaster Ray Gravell.

    The commission is to create a portrait sculpture in memory of the accomplished rugby player from Mynydd-y-Garreg who became a familiar and much-loved presenter on BBC Wales services.

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  3. Female Director for RSPB Cymru

    Wednesday 4 November 2009, 16:51

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Katie-jo Luxton has been appointed Director for Wales at RSPB Cymru - the first female country Director in over 20 years to be appointed at such a senior level in the RSPB.

    She said: "I'm delighted to have been appointed Director and to be leading RSPB Cymru at such an exciting and important time for...

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  4. Cut On The Bias: clothes worth a read

    Wednesday 4 November 2009, 15:59

    Nicola Heywood Thomas Nicola Heywood Thomas

    I've been lucky to have been sent a proof copy of a new collection of short stories to be published by Honno in January. Edited by Stephanie Tillotson, Cut On The Bias explores the intensely personal relationship women can have with their clothes.

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  5. Rembrandt painting on show at National Museum

    Wednesday 4 November 2009, 14:53

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    A portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet by Rembrandt, which has hung in Penrhyn Castle near Bangor for 150 years, has gone on display at Cardiff's National Museum and Gallery of Wales.

    Rembrandt, one of the world's most celebrated artists, was commissioned in 1657 to paint the portrait of the weathy lady from...

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  6. Rain, drains and waterfalls

    Wednesday 4 November 2009, 11:09

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    We've had plenty of rain recently which is not unusual at this time of year. In fact November is the third wettest month of the year in Wales with an average of 156.8mm.

    But on 3 Nov 1931 it was very wet in Trecastle in the Brecon Beacons. Over 180mm (7 inches) of rain fell in 24 hours with flooding...

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  7. Lucie Jones on the X Factor 'bubble'

    Wednesday 4 November 2009, 09:09

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Lucie Jones, the X Factor contestant from Pentyrch in Cardiff, joined Radio Wales' Mel Doel to discuss her time on the show.

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  8. National Theatre Wales: launching with a bang

    Tuesday 3 November 2009, 16:01

    Nicola Heywood Thomas Nicola Heywood Thomas

    This Thursday - Bonfire Night - is when National Theatre Wales officially launches its first year programme. The English-language company has ambitions plans to provide drama for the whole of the country and new productions month by month.

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  9. Catching up with Spencer McGarry

    Tuesday 3 November 2009, 14:34

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Spencer McGarry, the band, the man, and the music, is a puzzle, a musical puzzle that you have to embrace for all its eccentricities and flamboyance.

    The pomp, energy and enthusiasm of songs like A Title Sparks Would Have Used and Leader Of The Chain Gang from album no 1, aka Episode 1, may now be making...

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  10. Waxcap weekend fungi walk

    Tuesday 3 November 2009, 14:29

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    They may look like something out of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory but these stunning and rare waxcap fungi are a fairly regular sight at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

    Image courtesy of the National Botanic Garden of Wales:
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    On Saturday 7 November, staff have organised a guided walk through...

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