January (91 posts)
Tuesday 25 January 2011, 13:55
Christian Bale has been nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor in The Fighter.
The actor, who was born in Haverfordwest, plays Dicky Eklund in the film, the former boxer and drug addict turned trainer to younger half brother Micky Ward, played by Mark Wahlberg.
Tuesday 25 January 2011, 09:22
The Warwick Hall Of Sound studio in Cardiff, home of FF Vinyl and Probation Management in the last decade, is being revamped and relaunched by two long-standing local music personalities.
When it became clear that the facility could no longer be kept afloat by its former management, photographer Jon...
Tuesday 25 January 2011, 08:47
The Blackout's latest single, Ambition Is Critical, was given its premiere last night on Daniel P Carter's Radio 1 Rock Show and was immediately made available as a free download on the Merthyr band's website.
The anthemic tune is the first single to be taken from Hope, The Blackout's...
Monday 24 January 2011, 15:14
A few months ago I was at a gig in London and picked up free mag, Loud And Quiet. While reading it I nearly fell off my chair when a familiar face was beaming back at me. Anika, a friend from Cardiff, was looking fabulous and mysterious, and had made the jump from promoter to singer. I thought I'd find...
Monday 24 January 2011, 14:55
Going to the cinema to watch a Shakespearian theatre production may seem like an odd concept, but that's just what National Theatre Live has planned for February.
The Donmar Warehouse's production of King Lear, with Sir Derek Jacobi at the helm in the eponymous role, will visit Llandudno as part of a...
Monday 24 January 2011, 14:11
Next month sees the long-awaited live return to London of one the UK indie scene's best-kept secrets. Eighteen years after they last played in the capital, The Pooh Sticks will play the Bush Hall on the opening night of London Popfest 2011.
Singer Hue Pooh told us: "Thinking about it now...
Monday 24 January 2011, 12:25
Wales has produced many great boxers over the years but none was more respected and loved than Peerless Jim Driscoll, the Cardiff featherweight who once gave up the chance of winning the world title because he had made a promise to take part in a charity show for his local orphanage.
Jim Driscoll died...
Monday 24 January 2011, 12:15
It's the last episode of the current series of Weatherman Walking on iplayer currently so I hope you find time to watch it and try out the walks for yourselves - the maps are available online to print off.
For the first trek, we visited Blaencwm at the very top of the Rhondda Valley for a walk up through...
Sunday 23 January 2011, 08:24
As north Wales' superb indie trio The Joy Formidable release their début album, The Big Roar, here's a round-up of what the BBC has to offer.
Firstly, BBC Wales Music journeyed to the BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios in London to interview Ritzy and Rhydian. They were in the...
Friday 21 January 2011, 17:13
The cream of the crop of Welsh acting talent star in a new drama from BBC Cymru Wales this Sunday - just the stuff to banish those Sunday night back to school/work blues.