July (133 posts)
Monday 26 July 2010, 12:19
Writer, presenter and history blogger Phil Carradice will appear on the Roy Noble Show this afternoon (Monday 26 July) to talk about a walk around Pembroke that he has written as part of the BBC's Norman Season which highlights the effect the Normans have had on our civilisation.
Pembroke was the most...
Monday 26 July 2010, 11:57
Sir Tom Jones releases his album Praise and Blame today. We've had a scan around the web for a flavour of what reviewers are saying. Largely positive, critics are praising Tom's use of his voice with stripped-down instrumentation. Have a read and make your own comment below.
Monday 26 July 2010, 11:14
As previously reported on this blog, Stuart Cable's former bandmates are releasing their tribute single to the late sticksman today.
Friday 23 July 2010, 17:02Gower are being warned to watch their step after a man was bitten on the ankle by an adder at a caravan park in Port Eynon recently.
Friday 23 July 2010, 16:02
This morning I spent a nerve-wracking 15 minutes pre-recording some waffle about The Sex Pistols' famous 1976 gig in Caerphilly. It was for Bethan Elfyn's Radio Wales show, which you can listen to from 6pm tomorrow, 24 July.
Once the Sex Pistols...
Friday 23 July 2010, 12:55
A new film about the life and career of legendary Welsh boxer Howard Winstone is set to have its world première in Cardiff as part of a three-day boxing festival.
Risen is directed by and written by Neil Jones. He co-wrote the film with Stuart Brennan, who stars as boxer Winstone in the film.
Friday 23 July 2010, 11:35
Welsh star of stage and screen Daniel Evans will act as this year's Honorary President at the Blaenau Gwent and Heads of the Valleys National Eisteddfod.
Evans trained at London's Guildhall School of Music and has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company and British National Theatre. He has won two prestigious...
Friday 23 July 2010, 11:25
Welsh Hollywood icon Catherine Zeta Jones and her husband Michael Douglas will today visit the Children's Hospital for Wales to boost its fundraising campaign.
Zeta Jones, who is a patron of the Noah's Ark Appeal, set up to raise funds for the hospital, officially opened the children's hospital in 2006...
Friday 23 July 2010, 11:17
Growing up in Ton Pentre in the Rhondda Valley, Dewi remembers how family life centred around war reports on the wireless and how, as a young lad he knew the distinctive sounds of the enemy aircraft. Here he recounts...
Thursday 22 July 2010, 17:45
The 16 young writers longlisted for the £30,000 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize were announced yesterday.
For the first time in the prize's history a playwright has been included on the longlist, with the writers hailing from Canada, New Zealand, the USA, South Africa and Somalia, along with...