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December (84 posts)

  1. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

    Tuesday 7 December 2010, 16:13

    Roy Noble Roy Noble

    Our immediate world is under snow. Well, large tracts of the the Heads of the Valleys are anyway and, walking with Dylan one morning this week. I found the snow to be the noisiest I've ever known.

    The temperature was very low - minus 8 according to one pundit I met in the closed off corrie that is Cwmdare...

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  2. Festive fun with Snow Child / Plentyn yr Eira

    Tuesday 7 December 2010, 15:00

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    If you're looking for something to entertain your little ones this month, how about a trip to the theatre that won't involve bellowing 'It's behind you' or 'Oh no, it isn't'?

    For their latest production, Sherman Cymru have teamed up with the Cardiff-based company Theatr Iolo to bring to life a wintry...

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  3. Euros Childs does a Radiohead

    Tuesday 7 December 2010, 11:22

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Like Radiohead did a couple of years ago, Euros Childs, the former singer of Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, is releasing his new solo album as a free download, inviting donations as well as the option to buy a physical copy.

    Face Dripping was released this week and is available...

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  4. Winter eased its grip

    Monday 6 December 2010, 16:32

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Last weekend, winter eased its grip with a slow thaw.

    Daytime temperatures rose as high as 6 or 7 Celsius on the coast but with rain falling onto frozen ground, some roads and pavements turned into ice rinks.

    Last night it turned colder again and with clear skies, temperatures fell as low as -9 Celsius...

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  5. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 5 December 2010

    Monday 6 December 2010, 15:00

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show features a four-song session from one of my favourite bands of all time, Soft Hearted Scientists. Over the course of the last 8 years they've bewitched thousands with glittering wonders from the folkish grottos of their minds. This session is a darker Grimm affair than previous recordings...

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  6. Opportunities for young artists

    Monday 6 December 2010, 14:45

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is currently welcoming applications for their 2011/2012 company, from acting stars of the future to behind-the-scenes technical talent.

    Alongside acting, applications are invited for costume, lighting and sound, scenery and prop making, and stage management...

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  7. Review: Midasuno - Millennium Music Hall, Cardiff, 4 December 2010

    Monday 6 December 2010, 14:23

    James McLaren James McLaren

    This is perfect. Throughout the history of Midasuno, their career has been a litany of near-disaster, scraps, implosions, injury, insult, chaos, threat, lunacy and drunkenness. It's entirely appropriate that this very last ever, one-off reunion show, three years after their split, encapsulates their...

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  8. Grant Nicholas' personal playlist

    Monday 6 December 2010, 13:29

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Feeder's frontman Grant Nicholas joined Bethan Elfyn on her Radio Wales show last weekend.

    In a wide-ranging interview, the Newport veteran of the UK rock scene talked about his band's career and the five songs from his personal playlist. They were:

    • The Beatles - Strawberry...

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  9. A feast of Manic Street Preachers

    Monday 6 December 2010, 11:57

    James McLaren James McLaren

    It's been a treat of a weekend for fans of Manic Street Preachers as they blitzkrieged mainstream television in an effort to publicise their single Some Kind Of Nothingness, released today.

    As blogged about last week, the whole band appeared on Strictly Come Dancing. You can see the programme for the...

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  10. A gull's eye view

    Monday 6 December 2010, 11:21

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    It's very icy again today which seems to sum up the weekend weather quite well really.

    I was surprised at how heavy a frost we had on the coast during Saturday and Sunday but at least it was dry with blue sky and sunshine - in SE Wales anyway.

    My windscreen wiper fluid is supposed to be good for minus...

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