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December (84 posts)

  1. Clwyd Theatr Cymru present A Child's Christmas In Wales

    Monday 6 December 2010, 11:20

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Clwyd Theatr Cymru is set to present one of Dylan Thomas' most loved works later this week as the festive season draws ever closer.

    A Child's Christmas In Wales was published in 1955, and is an anecdotal sketch of the festive season that...

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  2. Archive sessions: Texas Radio Band

    Monday 6 December 2010, 11:06

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    The beauty of the BBC Radio 1 show, since the start, has been its natural support of brand new music. It might not be famous, it might not be on a major label, but even at its rawest, if it sounds good, and there's a gem of a song there, then we'd play it - which is exactly what happened with Texas Radio...

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  3. Your 2010 albums: one week to go

    Monday 6 December 2010, 10:51

    James McLaren James McLaren

    There's just one week to go to tell us about your favourite Welsh album of 2010. We're asking for your suggestions until midnight next Monday (13 December).

    We've had hundreds of emails, tweets and comments so far. You can let us know your thoughts as a comment below, email wales.music@bbc.co.uk or...

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  4. Archive sessions: Zabrinski

    Monday 6 December 2010, 10:05

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    As 2010 comes to a close, and the end of another decade it seems a good time to re-visit some of my favourite sessions from bands who made quite a mark on the show back in the day. So many have sadly come and gone in the time that I've been broadcasting, but these pieces of music seem timeless, and just...

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  5. Archive sessions: Mclusky

    Monday 6 December 2010, 09:45

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    As I prepare for a big move away from the Radio One Wales show, I'm taking the opportunity to dig out some archive sessions from the last decade of welsh music and give them another spin.

    Its been amazing looking back at photos and listening to these recordings again - they've reminded me of how much...

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  6. Looking back at the Welsh high street

    Monday 6 December 2010, 09:09

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    As part of the current BBC Hands on History campaign, Radio Wales has been examining the state of the high street in Wales.

    You can view details on Radio Wales' programmes in a previous Wales History blog.

    In 1999, broadcaster and journalist, Jaci Stephen visited three very different high streets in...

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  7. Sarah Waters' Fingersmith part of World Book Night

    Friday 3 December 2010, 14:28

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A novel by Pembrokeshire-born author Sarah Waters is one of 25 titles that will be handed out free of charge in a massive book giveaway as part of World Book Night 2011.

    World Book Night will take place on Saturday 5 March 2011, two days after the annual nationwide reading campaign World Book Day.

    Key...

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  8. Operation Mincemeat

    Friday 3 December 2010, 14:22

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    BBC News has a fascinating article on how the body of a dead Welsh tramp was shipped to southern Spain as part of an audacious British plot to fool the Nazis during World War Two.

    The plot, known as Operation Mincemeat was the brainchild of James Bond creator Ian Flemming.

    Welshman Glyndwr Michael was...

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  9. My favourite tracks of 2010: 1 January - 31 May (A - M)

    Friday 3 December 2010, 13:39

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    I imagined a concise list of 10 songs to cover the whole of 2010. Who was I kidding? Even reducing the first half of the year to 40 songs involved choices that will have me screaming in my sleep. So, the only reason this is so long is because 2010 was a very good year. In fact, coupled with the experiences...

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  10. Myspace on the brink?

    Friday 3 December 2010, 10:26

    James McLaren James McLaren

    A few years back, I was advising each band or artist I spoke to to have a Myspace presence.

    It was a one-stop shop - a depository - for biography, pictures, tour dates and, most importantly, streamed mp3s. It was an A&R man's dream: not having to root through mounds of badly-written letters and CDRs...

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