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February (92 posts)

  1. Julien Macdonald unveils autumn/winter 2010 collection

    Monday 22 February 2010, 12:24

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    Merthyr-born fashion designer Julien Macdonald has unveiled his latest collection at London Fashion Week.

    Macdonald revealed his autumn/winter 2010 collection last night at the London Banqueting House in Whitehall. It features chunky knitwear, intricate spiderweb-like detailing on dresses and a nod...

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  2. Mamma Mia! set for Cardiff debut

    Monday 22 February 2010, 12:20

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    The Wales Millennium Centre will play host to the internationally-acclaimed musical Mamma Mia! this winter.

    The musical is set to run for 10 weeks at the iconic arts venue in Cardiff Bay, from 16 November to 23 January 2011.

    Judy Craymer, the musical's creator and producer commented; "It's so exciting...

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  3. A mixed bag for the weekend

    Friday 19 February 2010, 16:47

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    I think we can expect a bit of everything this weekend!

    Some sunshine, frost and ice. Some rain, a few showers, hail and more snow in places too. It's what we call a wintry mix.

    This picture of a snow shower was taken by Rhian Pole this morning, looking North West from Crwbin, Carmarthen over the Gwedraeth...

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  4. Welsh stars doodle for charity

    Friday 19 February 2010, 12:27

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    Welsh stars have been doodling away ahead of National Doodle Day next month to raise money for two UK neurological charities, Epilepsy Action and The Neurofibromatosis Association.

    Michael Sheen's doodle of a gramophone for National Doodle Day

    (Doodle of a gramophone by Michael Sheen. Images courtesy of Epilepsy Action.)

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  5. Free tickets announced for National Eisteddfod

    Friday 19 February 2010, 11:43

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    Tickets for one day of this year's National Eisteddfod in Ebbw Vale will be free, it has been announced.

    From 1 March residents of Blaenau Gwent can apply for a free ticket to enter the maes on Sunday 1 August 2010. People elsewhere in Wales can apply for the remainder of the 10,000 free tickets from...

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  6. Charlotte Church to be judge on Lloyd Webber talent show

    Thursday 18 February 2010, 17:13

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    Charlotte Church has been announced as one of three judges on Andrew Lloyd Webber's forthcoming BBC TV talent show Over The Rainbow.

    The panel of judges, which also includes John Partridge and Sheila Hancock, will help decide who'll play Dorothy in a new stage production of The Wizard Of Oz.

    "I'm so looking...

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  7. Charlotte Church to be Lloyd Webber talent show judge

    Thursday 18 February 2010, 16:33

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Charlotte Church has been announced as one of the judges on Andrew Lloyd Webber's forthcoming BBC TV talent show Over The Rainbow.

    The panel of judges, which also includes John Partridge and Sheila Hancock, will help decide who'll play Dorothy in a new stage production of The Wizard Of Oz.

    "I'm so looking...

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  8. Welsh label releases album of Haitian music in aid of earthquake victims

    Thursday 18 February 2010, 15:05

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Welsh record label Red Eye Music is rush-releasing a compilation of music recorded in Port-au-Prince in aid of the victims of the recent earthquake.

    Haiti Vodou: The Drums Of Haiti will be released on 1 March with 100% of profits going to relief efforts in Haiti.

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  9. Paper Aeroplanes, Georgia Ruth at The Boardwalk, Sheffield

    Thursday 18 February 2010, 14:57

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    The Boardwalk in Sheffield is one of the many unpretentious music venues dotted around the less celebrated parts of the country that manages to be the first and last, beer-sticky rung on the ladder for many of our music-making folk.

    A handwritten history on a scrap of paper on the dressing room wall details...

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  10. Track by track guide: Marina And The Diamonds - The Family Jewels

    Thursday 18 February 2010, 13:58

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Ahead of the release of her debut album this Monday, we've been listening to the record that looks like it's going to propel the half-Welsh half-Greek Marina And The Diamonds into the bigtime. Here's our track-by-track guide to the sound of The Family Jewels.

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