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June (129 posts)

  1. Steven Jones exhibition at Oriel Ynys Môn

    Wednesday 23 June 2010, 15:08

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A new exhibition featuring paintings of the beautiful views from the Anglesey coastal path is to open next month at Oriel Ynys Môn in Llangefni.

    Artist Steven Jones spent most of his early childhood in Llysfaen in north Wales and it was here that inspired him to sketch and paint the panoramic views...

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  2. Archaeological dig reveals Norman structures at Nevern Castle

    Wednesday 23 June 2010, 14:15

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    The remains of two towers and three hall-like buildings thought to date from the 12th century have been unearthed at the site around Nevern Castle in Pembrokeshire. Until this discovery little of the castle could be seen.

    The Norman castle was built in 1108, and according to Dr Chris Caple of Durham...

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  3. Whose a pretty boy then?

    Wednesday 23 June 2010, 12:02

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    A trip to Flint Castle to photograph burnett moths turned into something a little more unusual for Jeff Cohen.

    Walking back to his car, Jeff was amazed to see what he believes to be a colourful, red rumped parakeet perched up in the trees - not your average species for North Wales.

    parakeet_head_jeff_cohen.jpg
    These birds originate...

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  4. Mr Nice and Rhys Ifans at Edinburgh Film Festival

    Wednesday 23 June 2010, 11:30

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The European premiere of Mr Nice, which tells the life story of former drugs baron Howards Marks and stars Rhys Ifans in the title role, took place at the Edinburgh Film Festival yesterday.

    Rhys Ifans

    The film is adapted from Marks' autobiography that was written following his release from Indiana's Terre Haute...

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  5. Animal madness

    Wednesday 23 June 2010, 11:13

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    All this sunny weather is beginning to affect our wildlife. Not only are our reservoirs, rivers and wetland areas drying out - the animals are also starting to go a little bit crazy.

    Keith O'Brien in North Wales snapped this rabbit attempting to go head to head with a large sheep. As expected the rabbit...

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  6. Cardiff Comedy Festival: 16-26 July 2010

    Tuesday 22 June 2010, 17:34

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The 2010 Cardiff Comedy Festival promises to be a rib tickling affair, with the likes of Rhod Gilbert, Chris Corcoran, Jo Caulfield, Sadie Hasler, Gary Delaney, Phil Nichol and Lucy Porter all set to appear.

    Rhod Gilbert

    The Cardiff Comedy Festival, in association with St David's Hall, is part of the annual Cardiff...

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  7. Ben Borthwick appointed Artes Mundi chief

    Tuesday 22 June 2010, 12:35

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Newly appointed Artes Mundi chief executive officer Ben Borthwick

    Curator and writer Ben Borthwick has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Artes Mundi, the UK's biggest contemporary art prize that exhibits biennially in Wales.

    Borthwick has spent seven years at Tate Modern as Assistant Curator. In 2008 he co-founded non-profit arts organisation Butcher...

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  8. Welsh Singers Competition 2010

    Tuesday 22 June 2010, 11:16

    Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer

    The first stage of the quest for the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World takes place on 28 June 2010.

    Four singers take to the stage at St David's Hall, Cardiff on Monday 28 June, each hoping to be standing there again next June, representing their country in the 2011 competition.

    Each finalist in...

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  9. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 20 June 2010

    Monday 21 June 2010, 18:07

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's scouring of the Welsh musical constellations brings you the first part of my conversation with David Wrench about his new album Spades & Hoes & Plows - an album rooted in old folk songs of 'insurrection, defiance and rebellion', reanimated in such a blackly iconoclastic manner that the album...

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  10. Ghostly sculpture unveiled at Point of Ayr lighthouse

    Monday 21 June 2010, 17:05

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A seven foot metal sculpture has taken up its new position at the Point of Ayr lighthouse and will preside over Talacre beach in north east Wales.

    The Keeper sculpture on Talacre beach with Point of Ayr lighthouse in the background. Images courtesy Phil Thomas.

    The Keeper on Talacre beach with Point of Ayr lighthouse in the background. Images courtesy Phil Thomas.

    Following the many eerie stories of a ghostly apparition...

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