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October (132 posts)

  1. Autumn leaf crunchers

    Wednesday 27 October 2010, 11:15

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Take advantage of this break in the weather to stretch your legs and if you've got kids - wear them out! ;)

    Nice selection of walks over on the visit wales blog today and there are plenty to choose from in our things to do - walking section.

    Choose your region and try out one of the walks Derek Brockway...

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  2. Sŵn and Dirty Protest

    Wednesday 27 October 2010, 11:07

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Sŵn = Noise. Sŵn = Music. Sŵn = Cardiff. Sŵn = three days of everything. Sŵn = exhausting. Sŵn = fun. Sŵn = friends. Sŵn = no sleep. Sŵn = excellent festival.

    Whatever it means to you, Sŵn festival curated by Huw Stephens and John Rostron is an adventurous journey into what can happen with...

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  3. Charlotte joins The Klaxons

    Wednesday 27 October 2010, 09:40

    James McLaren James McLaren

    In the history of unexpected collaborations, this was up there with Axl'n'Elton at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert; David Bowie and Bing Crosby and The KLF with Tammy Wynette.

    Yesterday, popstrel Charlotte Church joined The Klaxons in an impromptu version of the band's new single Twin Flames. Both...

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  4. Literary twist to the 2010 Dylan Thomas Festival

    Tuesday 26 October 2010, 16:38

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    This year's Dylan Thomas Festival takes on a twist as it aims to celebrate not just one Welsh writer with the surname Thomas but a whole host of worthy literary and broadcasting greats who share the name.

    The annual festival runs from 27 October, the date of the poet's birth, until the date marking Dylan...

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  5. Sŵn Festival day two

    Tuesday 26 October 2010, 15:34

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Sŵn Day Two. I wake up and regret it immediately. Too much fun the preceding night, most of it very blurred. It's a busy day today and I should have taken that into account. But who amongst you - who? - would tiptoe back to their hotel for an early night when there are pubs brimful of people who you...

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  6. Wildlife writing competition

    Tuesday 26 October 2010, 14:46

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    The recent BBC One adaptation of Sherlock Holmes was a huge success but Conan Doyle also inspired the winning article in the 2010 Natur Cymru nature writing competition.

    The storyline was a familiar one, about reading the signs of nature, but told in a novel and engaging way.

    Accompanied by Dr Watson...

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  7. Moby Dick in Fishguard

    Tuesday 26 October 2010, 13:57

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    The biggest ever whale sculpted from Welsh sand took form yesterday at Goodwick Parrog in Fishguard Harbour.

    The first day of the half term holiday saw over 50 Sea Trust volunteers turn out to create the 25 metre long replica of Moby Dick in just under five hours. The whale building exercise was the...

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  8. National Poet's tour diary: Betws-y-Coed, Builth Wells

    Tuesday 26 October 2010, 13:14

    Gillian Clarke Gillian Clarke

    A poet's life is never dull. Tuesday 19th October and I'll be in Betws-y-Coed with Ifor ap Glyn. He is a good poet, and very entertaining - but will anybody come to the gig?

    The drive north from Ceredigion is glorious. Vast rain-clouds peel off the Irish Sea, sweeping east and leaving a clear blue sky...

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  9. Because you're gorgeous

    Tuesday 26 October 2010, 12:01

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Exploring Wales' wooded gorges and ravines is increasing in popularity amongst walkers, canoeists and extreme sport enthusiasts.

    Now, there is a short film on the CCW YouTube Channel that highlights the natural wonders of gorges to help people learn about our celtic rainforests before they arrive.


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  10. Mike Peters records track for Vinyl

    Tuesday 26 October 2010, 11:55

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Mike Peters, singer with The Alarm, has recorded a song as the theme song for the forthcoming film Vinyl.

    As we've previously blogged, Vinyl is the story of the stunt in 2004 in which The Alarm recorded a song and released it under a pseudonym, got a fake band to front it, and released it to great acclaim...

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