April (116 posts)
Tuesday 27 April 2010, 09:27
The new Doctor Who and his companion are set to host two concerts in July as part of the BBC Proms.
Actors Matt Smith (the Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) will introduce the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' performances with the London Philharmonic Choir on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July. The orchestra...
Monday 26 April 2010, 16:20
Over the years Wales has been a real "melting pot" of warfare and strife, so much so that when the English kings tried to conquer the land, they could only achieve it by building gigantic stone castles. Indeed, it has been said that, in Wales, there are more castles per square mile than in any other...
Monday 26 April 2010, 14:28
I hope you had a good weekend. I went to the Gwaun Valley in North Pembrokeshire to launch the 3rd Preseli Walking Festival on Saturday afternoon.
Around 50 people turned up for a short circular walk led by writer and geologist Dr. Brian John.
Brian shared his knowledge of the area and explained the...
Monday 26 April 2010, 12:58
The line-up for this year's Radio 1 Big Weekend has been announced, with a Welsh contingent reflecting its Bangor location.
Friday 23 April 2010, 17:01
Friday 23 April 2010, 16:36
North East Wales reports on a high street clock in Wrexham that has been restored and is about to go back into public service. For a while, the two-face clock displayed different times on either face. Read the BBC NE Wales article.
North West Wales links to some unseen footage from the recent history...
Friday 23 April 2010, 16:24
Despite plenty of sunshine this week, it hasn't been all that warm and you may have had the heating on as the nights have been particularly cold with some frost.
At Capel Curig in Snowdonia the temperature dropped to -5 Celsius, on the morning of 22 April.
The good news is that I think we've seen the...
Friday 23 April 2010, 16:14
BBC Radio Wales recently made a trip to Stuart Cable's rock star retreat, deep in the Welsh hills, for a chat.
Friday 23 April 2010, 14:14
This weekend sees the Sunday Times wallow in its annual celebration of mammon, as it publishes its Rich List. Topping the list of musical millionnaires under 30 are two Welsh stars, Charlotte Church and Katherine Jenkins, each with a personal fortune estimated at £11m.
The paper makes estimates based...
Friday 23 April 2010, 11:33
It's no secret that male voice choirs, the musical tradition of many towns across Wales, are suffering as their members age and the younger generation become less likely to join.
But now a scheme designed to encourage young boys and men between the ages of 14 and 19 to become involved with the genre...