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September (116 posts)

  1. Lapland comes to Kenfig

    Monday 27 September 2010, 11:58

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Forget Santa - it's far too early to be talking about **** and I've promised myself I won't mention that particular word until at least December.

    So what else comes from Lapland I hear you cry?

    Well... the answer is - the Lapland bunting of course!

    This little chap was recently been spotted at Kenfig...

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  2. Sole searching

    Friday 24 September 2010, 17:17

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    The National Trust is asking the public to help them solve a mystery.

    Almost 100 single shoes have been discovered by workers who are restoring Gelli Iago, a ruined cottage in Nant Gwynant, Snowdonia.

    The 300-year-old ruined cottage was acquired...

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  3. Porthcawl Elvis Festival

    Friday 24 September 2010, 16:44

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Stuck for something to do this weekend?

    Well, if you happen to be wandering around Porthcawl this weekend - don't be alarmed if you bump into 1000's of Elvis fans sporting wigs, side burns and outrageous costumes.

    The Porthcawl Elvis Festival begins tonight and runs until 26 September.

    The official shows...

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  4. Final weekend for Open Doors

    Friday 24 September 2010, 16:14

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    This weekend is the final weekend of Open Doors, the largest annual free celebration of architecture and heritage to be held in Wales.

    Around 50,000 visitors have already enjoyed free access to over 300 sites across Wales so far this month.

    Here are just a couple of highlights for this coming weekend...

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  5. Radio 1 United Nations in Wales

    Friday 24 September 2010, 16:09

    James McLaren James McLaren

    West Wales duo Vanguard are to headline a free Radio 1 United Nations gig, hosted by Bethan Elfyn from BBC Introducing in Wales.

    She said: "Introducing is a wonderful, massive BBC family; it's all about sharing some of the most exciting new acts in the UK every week. Every now and again we...

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  6. Sara Kempe 'Flying' for Ryder Cup

    Friday 24 September 2010, 12:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Sara Kempe, a 20 year old singer from Abergavenny, is celebrating the Ryder Cup next week with the release of her theme tune for the event, Let Me Fly.

    The single is out on Monday through Virgin/EMI and has thus far been used in promotional material and adverts for the enormous golf event...

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  7. Nature news

    Friday 24 September 2010, 11:24

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    A quick round up of some of the other nature & outdoor stories in Wales this week:

    Wind power finally arrives on Ramsey Island meaning the wardens and volunteers will no longer have to rely on the old generator for power.

    The Millennium Stadium has set itself a target of becoming the UK's first green...

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  8. Women dominate 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist

    Thursday 23 September 2010, 13:10

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Five of the six shortlisted authors up for the prestigious 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize are women, it has been announced.

    A six-strong shortlist for the £30,000 prize, which is now awarded annually, has been revealed from a longlist of 16 - with the young authors hailing from five continents. Of the six...

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  9. Carolyn Merrifield at Washington Gallery, Penarth

    Thursday 23 September 2010, 11:30

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A new exhibition featuring some of the most recognisable Welsh faces from the worlds of arts, sport, business, politics and science will begin next month at the Washington Gallery in Penarth.

    Artist Carolyn Merrifield has teamed up with photographer Jocelyn Allen for her latest collection, of portraits...

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  10. Vinyl's dirty glamour

    Thursday 23 September 2010, 10:42

    James McLaren James McLaren

    The Vinyl Factory in Middlesex used to manufacture one million slices of shiny black vinyl a week, and had factory visits from The Beatles, Pink Floyd and other major stars in its time as the EMI plant.

    These days it produces 25,000 records a week, catering for a tiny proportion of the UK music industry...

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