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May (111 posts)

  1. Half term fun in Wales

    Saturday 29 May 2010, 13:00

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    There's plenty going on throughout Wales this half term. Here are a few of the more nature & outdoor orientated activities you might like to try:

    Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran

    Spider Workshop: Saturday 29 May, 2pm.
    Join Mike Bailey from Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) for a walk around the variety...

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  2. Bank Holiday weekend weather for Wales

    Friday 28 May 2010, 16:38

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Well another bank holiday weekend is upon us and, as is often the case, there is some rain in the forecast!

    Of course, we do need the rain given it's been a dry spring, but I can promise some dry weather and some sunshine as well, although if you're planning a trip to the beach it's not going to be...

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  3. Tornado for Pembrokeshire?

    Friday 28 May 2010, 16:30

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    A few people have been in touch to say that a tornado struck Neyland in Pembrokeshire last night, Thursday 27 May.

    At around 9.40pm a loud roar was heard and a rush of wind in the Wood Lane/Honeyborough Grove areas of the town.

    Mrs Dawn Delahaye says "the sky went very dark. There was heavy rain,...

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  4. Memories of the Hay Festival

    Friday 28 May 2010, 15:49

    Nicola Heywood Thomas Nicola Heywood Thomas

    I can hardly believe that it's Hay Festival time again. The annual bash is now in its 23rd year and I'm proud to say that I haven't missed one so far! The Arts Show will come live from the festival site on Thursday 3 June, and on Sunday 6 June I'll be talking to Radio Wales' very own national treasure...

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  5. Welsh Ryder cup players

    Friday 28 May 2010, 15:40

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    As many people know, this autumn the Ryder Cup - the bi-annual golf competition between Europe and the USA - comes to Wales for the first time when the matches, in what is now the third most watched sporting event in the world, are due to take place at The Celtic Manor in Newport.

    The competition owes...

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  6. Writers' Day at Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea

    Friday 28 May 2010, 15:25

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A writers' day is being held next month at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea in which students and the wider community can engage in workshops, discussions and readings, and meet with key figures in the publishing industry.

    The event is being organised by Swansea Metropolitan University and Trinity...

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  7. Eurovision's Cypriot entry appeals for Welsh support

    Friday 28 May 2010, 15:24

    James McLaren James McLaren

    It's good luck to Jon Lilygreen And The Islanders this weekend as the Newport singer and his band of Welsh and international musos represent Cyprus in the Eurovision song contest.

    Watch Life Looks Better In Spring by the band:

    The band are asking Welsh as well as Cypriot people to support them as...

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  8. Rhys Meirion: travelling tenor

    Friday 28 May 2010, 15:21

    Nicola Heywood Thomas Nicola Heywood Thomas

    Tenor Rhys Meirion told me on this week's Radio Wales Arts Show about the tight schedule he's got for himself on the last weekend in June.

    Rhys is the artistic director of Gwyl Gobaith - a three-day festival of music at Deeside College in Northop from 25-27 June. He's singing in the final concert along...

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  9. Watership Down author pens short story for charity book

    Friday 28 May 2010, 14:40

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The author of Watership Down has teamed up with two north Wales based writers to raise money for a wildlife conservation charity.

    Richard Adams, now in his late 80s, was inspired by Debz Hobbs-Wyatt to write a short story for the collection Gentle Footprints. Debz is the marketing manager for publishers...

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  10. Bangor University unveils £35m arts centre plan

    Friday 28 May 2010, 12:51

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Bangor University has recently unveiled plans for a new £35m Arts and Innovation Centre that will include a theatre, cinema space and an outdoor amphitheatre, plus social facilities such as bars, dining and family friendly park areas.

    An artist's impression of the Pontio project at Bangor University.

    An artist's impression of the Pontio project at Bangor University...

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