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November (137 posts)

  1. Roald Dahl: the man behind the magic

    Monday 22 November 2010, 14:20

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Tuesday 23 November 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest children's writers to have heralded from Wales - Roald Dahl.

    Dahl was born on 13 September 1916 in Llandaff, Cardiff to Norwegian parents Harald and Sofie Magdalene. His acquaintance with Wales may have been brief...

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  2. WNO's Max Project brings arts to North Wales

    Monday 22 November 2010, 11:35

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Welsh National Opera (WNO) is unveiling a three year, £120,000 arts project for north Wales.

    The Max Project is "the first time WNO has offered up such a focused plan of activity in North Wales," according to Rhian Hutchings, director of the project, who was speaking to the North Wales Daily Post.

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  3. Manics knock split rumours on the head

    Monday 22 November 2010, 10:42

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Manic Street Preachers have scotched rumours of an impending, indefinite hiatus an interview with the NME.

    Nicky Wire has revealed that the trio are working on their 11th studio album, tentatively entitled 70 Songs Of Hatred And Failure.

    "The next album will be pure indulgence," he said. "There's only...

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  4. Pembrokeshire wildlife event

    Monday 22 November 2010, 09:57

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Pembrokeshire wildlife will be showcased at a special event in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire next week at the Merlin Theatre, Pembrokeshire College on Wednesday 24 November at 7pm.

    The Wildlife Sightings event aims to bring wildlife on our doorsteps closer than ever through a series of talks, slideshows...

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  5. Welsh pirates

    Monday 22 November 2010, 09:57

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Our image or impression of pirates has, in the main, been shaped by our reading or film watching. Say "pirate" and you immediately think of Long John Silver from Treasure Island or one of Errol Flynn's dramatic film creations.

    Reality, however, is far removed from these idealized versions...

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  6. Weekend weather

    Friday 19 November 2010, 16:31

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    After all the rain the weather has been much drier and calmer today with a few fog patches and some sunshine. Ideal for all the fundraising events taking place for Children in Need.

    Over the weekend it's going to turn colder with an east to north-easterly breeze picking-up. Tomorrow rain in the south...

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  7. New exhibitions open at Mostyn, Llandudno

    Friday 19 November 2010, 15:10

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    It's all go at the Mostyn art gallery in Llandudno, with no less than three new exhibitions opening this weekend, plus a new video installation as part of their ongoing Love Film video series.

    Alex Katz
    The work of renowned American artist Alex Katz will go on show at Mostyn this Saturday as part of ARTIST...

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  8. At the Edge: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

    Friday 19 November 2010, 12:20

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A new exhibition featuring works by celebrated British artists such as Henry Moore, Frank Auerbach, Lucien Freud and Jacob Epstein has opened at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

    At the Edge explores British art from the second half of the 20th Century, drawing on sculpture, painting...

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  9. RWCMD appeal gets stars' support

    Friday 19 November 2010, 11:32

    James McLaren James McLaren

    A £1 million fundraising drive by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) has kicked off and has been given a boost by a couple of Welsh stars.

    Sir Tom Jones and Sir Anthony Hopkins have apparently donated to RWCMD's fund, which is raising money to complete the £22.5 million improvements...

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  10. Tickets released for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011

    Friday 19 November 2010, 11:27

    Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer

    Postal application forms are now available for the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

    This is the first opportunity for opera lovers across the globe to secure their season tickets for one of the most prestigious singing competitions in the world. Booking forms should be returned to St...

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