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August (152 posts)

  1. Little Voices film tackles the isolation of deafness

    Monday 2 August 2010, 17:00

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A script written by Screen Academy Wales students, on tackling the isolation of deafness, is to be made into a film starring Wrexham-born deaf actor David Bower, most recognisable for his role in British hit film Four Weddings And A Funeral.

    Little Voices, written by Chris McFall and to be produced...

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  2. Welsh animation firm Calon to go into liquidation

    Monday 2 August 2010, 16:40

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Cardiff-based animation firm Calon has announced plans to go into voluntary liquidation.

    The company, which specialises in children's animation and has its current series Igam Ogam broadcasting on S4C and Five's Milkshake children's segment, has said the move was necessary after a hoped-for investment...

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  3. People's Collection Wales website

    Monday 2 August 2010, 15:10

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    People's Collection Wales, a major new bilingual website for the people of Wales, has been launched today at the 2010 National Eisteddfod of Wales by Heritage Minister Alun Ffred Jones.

    This groundbreaking project enables users to research, explore and share the cultural history of Wales.

    Welsh actor...

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  4. Gold Medals for Fine Art and Craft and Design awarded

    Monday 2 August 2010, 13:35

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Simon Fenoulhet and Natalia Dias have been awarded the Gold Medals for Fine Art and Craft and Design respectively at the 2010 National Eisteddfod of Wales.

    Artist Simon Fenoulhet from Cardiff scooped the medal plus £3,000 for his light installations Vivid Seam and Line Upon Line, having not previously...

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  5. Monday at the Eisteddfod: the Crown

    Monday 2 August 2010, 12:14

    Dan Williams Dan Williams

    Sunday boasted high attendance figures at the Eisteddfod, largely due to the free ticket scheme financed by the Welsh Assembly. Just over 25,000 people walked through the gates of the old steel works, 10,000 more than last year at Bala.

    The Eisteddfod Crown

    Monday sees the start of the ceremonies at the Pavilion beginning...

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  6. Sir Tom Jones waits for chart record

    Monday 2 August 2010, 11:58

    James McLaren James McLaren

    So after much anticipation and speculation, Sir Tom Jones has failed in his bid to become the oldest male ever to have a UK Number One album.

    His album Praise And Blame was beaten to the top spot yesterday by Eminem, who'll be a mere 38 this year, with Recovery. Unless Praise And Blame can rise up the...

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  7. Missing the Maes

    Monday 2 August 2010, 11:34

    Jason Mohammad Jason Mohammad

    I made the mistake of leaving a book catalogue in the bag when I gave the children their new book from the Maes when I arrived back home in Cardiff. Now, I have a shopping list as long as my arm!

    Never mind, I really enjoy buying them books. They're all actually coming to the Eisteddfod later this...

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  8. Feeder, The Blackout, Los Campesinos!, Pete Lawrie - Cardiff Big Weekend 2010

    Monday 2 August 2010, 10:33

    James McLaren James McLaren

    It's the Friday of Cardiff Big Weekend. It must be raining.

    The omens were, paradoxically, good. This time last year, as the rain streamed down, Kids in Glass Houses played a stormer in the gathering gloom of a Cardiff summer evening. The Blackout had nothing to worry about. The drizzle, now incessant...

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  9. People's Collection Wales

    Monday 2 August 2010, 10:30

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Do you have a story about life in Wales that you want to share with the world?

    A new bilingual website, People's Collection Wales launches today and promises new ways to explore, share and engage with Welsh history and culture.

    This is an exciting online project that is truly groundbreaking, both...

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  10. Charity shop's LS Lowry windfall

    Monday 2 August 2010, 10:20

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    If you haven't seen it already, there's a great story on the BBC Wales News website about a hidden gem in a mid Wales charity shop that seasoned bargain hunters could only dream of.

    An employee at the Red Cross shop in Aberaeron, Ceredigion discovered a limited edition print signed by artist LS Lowry...

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