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October (132 posts)

  1. Terry Morris becomes Carmarthenshire arts ambassador

    Monday 18 October 2010, 16:10

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh photographer Terry Morris is best known for his celebrity portraiture work and especially his 2006 collection Cool Cymru, which starred the likes of Ioan Gruffudd, Charlotte Church, Bryn Terfel, Rhys Ifans, Dame Shirley Bassey and many more Welsh stars.

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  2. Snowdonia 1890 - behind the scenes

    Monday 18 October 2010, 15:44

    Ceri Rowlands Ceri Rowlands

    As series producer of Snowdonia 1890, the last 12 months have been busy. I started the job in September 2009, with a simple but sweeping directive to send two brave families on an epic journey back in time, to live the tough everyday lives of Snowdonian smallholders.

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  3. I Am Austin/Mother Of Six/We Shiver - Telfords Warehouse, Chester

    Monday 18 October 2010, 14:48

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    The Manics are playing in Manchester tonight. I haven't seen them since Reading in 1997. And although I've rarely been moved by their music (since queuing to buy Generation Terrorists from Probe in Liverpool back before you were born, possibly) I feel a real urge to reacquaint myself with them.

    What...

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  4. Hain says Barrage decision a 'disaster'

    Monday 18 October 2010, 11:13

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Shadow Welsh Secretary Peter Hain has reacted angrily to the news that the coalition government is planning to ditch plans for a £30 billion barrage across the Severn estuary.

    Written by James McLaren

    Energy Secretary Chris Huhne is expected to kick the scheme for renewable energy into the long grass...

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  5. Dame Joan Sutherland

    Friday 15 October 2010, 18:20

    Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer

    It is with great sadness that the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition learns of the death of its patron, dramatic coloratura soprano Dame Joan Sutherland, OM, AC, DBE, on 10 October 2010, at the age of 83.

    Dame Joan had a long friendship with...

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  6. Visual treats and renowned artists at Mostyn

    Friday 15 October 2010, 15:30

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Mostyn is set to bring work by renowned artists Alex Katz and Anselm Kiefer to the Llandudno gallery over the next 18 months.

    The works on display will be taken from Artists Rooms, a new collection of modern and contemporary art held by Tate and National Galleries of Scotland for the nation. These exhibitions...

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  7. Weekend weather

    Friday 15 October 2010, 15:17

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    The weather's been quiet and settled in our part of the world this week with a mixture of sunshine, cloud and very little rain.

    You may catch a light shower today but the weekend looks promising as a ridge of high pressure will bring us plenty of dry weather and some sunshine.

    It will however be turning...

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  8. Memorial to broadcaster Wynford Vaughan-Thomas restored

    Friday 15 October 2010, 15:02

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A memorial to Swansea-born radio and television broadcaster and writer Wynford Vaughan-Thomas has been restored following an appeal by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW).

    The Welsh...

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  9. Feeling a bit ropey

    Friday 15 October 2010, 12:46

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Good news for the reds on Anglesey as specially designed rope bridges are being proposed to help prevent the squirrels from becoming road kill.

    A red squirrel by Alan Burfitt:

    The technique has already been used successfully elsewhere and it's hoped that this will allow the squirrels to move safely...

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  10. Elizabeth Fritsch collection at the National Museum

    Friday 15 October 2010, 11:45

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh-born Elizabeth Fritsch has been one of the leading ceramicists in Britain since the 1970s.

    This year she celebrates her 70th birthday, and to mark the occasion the National Museum in Cardiff is hosting...

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