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September (116 posts)

  1. Glyndŵr sites preserved

    Friday 17 September 2010, 13:06

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    The site where Owain Glyndŵr was proclaimed Prince of Wales is to be rescued as part of a £2 million project to improve conservation and access for a number of medieval monuments across Wales.

    The man-made, tree-covered mound at Glyndyfrdwy near Corwen, which is at risk of collapse, is considered to...

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  2. Manic Street Preachers - Postcards from the media

    Friday 17 September 2010, 11:29

    James McLaren James McLaren

    I reviewed Manic Street Preachers' Postcards From A Young Man last week, and with the record about to be released this coming Monday, more reviews are coming out every day

    Here we round up those we've found so far. The consensus is that it's a very good record - eights and nines out of 10 are common...

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  3. Welsh Music Foundation is 10 - Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

    Thursday 16 September 2010, 15:36

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Future of the Left/We Are Animal/Exit International, Friday 10 September 2010

    The Wales Millennium Centre is bigger than the village I grew up in. Future space alien archaeologists will muse and theorise about the strange shapes carved into the front (but probably not as much as I did, on account of...

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  4. The oldest golf clubs in Wales

    Thursday 16 September 2010, 14:08

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    As most of us know, this October sees the European golf team take on America as the Ryder Cup comes to the Celtic Manor outside Newport, Wales.

    Hopefully lots of visitors from "over the pond" will be coming to the country, possibly for the first time, and as well as watching golf they might also like...

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  5. Appearance of Dylan's old haunt disappoints tourists

    Thursday 16 September 2010, 13:30

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Fans of legendary Welsh poet Dylan Thomas have noted their disappointment in the condition of one of his famous drinking haunts following a delay in its planned revamp.

    Dylan admirers on the well-trod tourist trail in Laugharne have been left disappointed by the poor state...

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  6. Live and Deadly

    Thursday 16 September 2010, 10:00

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    No, it's not the latest Bond film, it's a new children's wildlife and adventure series from Steve Backshall - naturalist, writer, adventurer and TV presenter.

    Some of you will already know Steve from BBC programmes such as Lost Land of the Volcano, Lost Land of the Jaguar, Expedition Borneo and Deadly...

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  7. An autumnal feeling

    Wednesday 15 September 2010, 18:45

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    It definitely feels like autumn has arrived today with a strong and blustery wind making it feel cool.

    There have been gales on the hills and mountains with a gust of 68 mph recorded at Capel Curig in Snowdonia.

    The wind will ease tonight and tomorrow will be less windy but cool with a mixture of sunshine...

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  8. Russell Grant's vision of Under Milk Wood

    Wednesday 15 September 2010, 17:50

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Russell Grant is searching for stars, but not of the astrological kind - he's on the look out for amateur actors for his planned production of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood.

    Grant, a trained actor, plans to take on the role of the First Voice - the role once occupied...

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  9. Pope John Paul II's visit to Wales in 1982

    Wednesday 15 September 2010, 16:57

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    On 2 June 1982, crowds gathered in Cardiff to see Pope John Paul II become the first reigning Pope to visit Wales.

    The pontiff's message in Welsh of "Bendith Duw arnoch" - "the blessing of God be on you" - was received with enthusiastic applause from the crowds gathered in Pontcanna Fields.

    This news...

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  10. Academi launches Writers' Plaques website

    Wednesday 15 September 2010, 15:15

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh literature promotion agency Academi has launched a great new website that celebrates the literary talents of the nation.

    The Writers' Plaques website details the memorials dedicated to Welsh writers throughout the country on a map of Wales. So far Academi has profiled 58 plaques, commemorating...

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