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May (111 posts)

  1. Hay Festival 2010: 27 May - 6 June

    Tuesday 25 May 2010, 15:10

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The beautiful 'book town' of Hay-on-Wye plays host to one of the world's largest festivals of literature and arts, with events beginning on Thursday.

    The Hay Festival of Literature and Arts was described by former US President Bill Clinton as 'the Woodstock of the mind' when he attended in 2001. This...

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  2. Water voles get Llangorse boost

    Tuesday 25 May 2010, 12:02

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    One of the UK's most endangered mammals is getting a conservation boost this summer when 100 water voles are released into a specially-designed habitat in Powys.

    Llangorse lake will be the new home for the young voles, as part of an ongoing scheme by the Environment Agency to arrest the species' decline...

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  3. Stunt rider backs beauty spot campaign

    Tuesday 25 May 2010, 11:45

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    A police campaign to protect prime natural habitats in north east Wales has had backing this week from an unlikely source. Stunt motorcycle rider Jason Rennie has pledged his support for North Wales Police's Heather And Hillforts campaign.

    The campaign aims to combat damage to the Denbighshire countryside...

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  4. Dylan Thomas painting to exhibit in Wales and America

    Tuesday 25 May 2010, 11:43

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A painting featuring Dylan Thomas is to go on display in Wales before leaving for America, more than half a century after the Welsh poet died in the United States.

    The painting, by Welsh artist Jeff Williams, is based on a photograph that features Thomas alongside other Kardomah Boys during a broadcast...

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  5. Guided walks on Gower

    Tuesday 25 May 2010, 10:59

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Anyone with even a passing knowledge of South Wales will be aware of one of the jewels in the coast's crown: Gower.

    With a range of different habitats, it can be thought of as distilling all Wales into just a few square miles. From moorland and woodland to ancient dunes and sandy beaches, Gower has...

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  6. Beaumaris Arts Festival celebrates 25 years

    Monday 24 May 2010, 12:15

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    This year marks the 25th Beaumaris Arts Festival and a wide range of events have been scheduled to celebrate the quarter century event, including poetry recitals, guest speakers, comedy acts, musical recitals and an orchestral concert.

    Comedian Jo Caulfield, Ysgol Glanaethwy - the runners-up from...

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  7. BBC Cymru Wales success at Bafta Cymru Awards

    Monday 24 May 2010, 10:48

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    BBC Cymru Wales collected 11 trophies at the Bafta Cymru Awards 2010 in a ceremony held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff last night.

    Successes include programmes from a range of genres including drama, factual, news and current affairs, sport and interactive.

    Torchwood stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd.

    Torchwood stars John Barrowman,...

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  8. History highlights on BBC Local websites for Wales

    Friday 21 May 2010, 15:56

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    North West Wales has a article on Llanrwst Almshouses, a 400-year-old building that is now a museum, and at the very centre of celebrations to mark the town's history. On Friday 28 May, there will be performing arts and music events at the museum, and the following day, Saturday 29 May, Llanrwst town...

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  9. Rob Brydon to receive Bafta Cymru honour

    Friday 21 May 2010, 15:30

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh comedian Rob Brydon will be honoured at Sunday evening's Bafta Cymru Film, Television and Interactive Media Awards ceremony with the Siân Phillips award.

    Rob Brydon

    The prestigious prize, named in honour of Welsh actor Siân Phillips, is awarded for outstanding achievements in network television and film...

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  10. Eisteddfod? What's that?

    Friday 21 May 2010, 12:36

    Dan Williams Dan Williams

    The Eisteddfod is a festival of music, performance, arts and literature. Traditionally this was a time to bring together great poets and musicians from around Wales. And that is still true today, even if it has evolved to have a large pink tent being the focal point of the Eisteddfod where all the events...

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