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November (103 posts)

  1. 'My Failings and Imperfections' - the diary of a promiscuous Welsh Victorian landowner

    Wednesday 30 November 2011, 15:51

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A confessional diary detailing the promiscuous life of a Victorian gentleman living in rural Wales 150 years ago has been published.

    Journalist Steve Dubé, the former farming editor of the Western Mail, came across the diary of by chance in the Pembrokeshire Record Office in Haverfordwest several years...

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  2. December exhibitions at Mostyn, Llandudno

    Wednesday 30 November 2011, 15:44

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Mostyn in Llandudno will open three new exhibitions on Saturday, in addition to the two current exhibitions already running at the gallery.

    The work of Anselm Kiefer, one of Germany's most significant post-war artists, will go on show at Mostyn from Saturday 3 December. The exhibition is part of ARTIST...

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  3. Neil Kinnock on Coming Home: "I came from hard workers and fighters"

    Wednesday 30 November 2011, 12:20

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock once famously declared he was the first in his family for "a thousand generations" to attend university and is proud of his modest beginnings.

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  4. Bethlehem Village Band's traditional Christmas

    Wednesday 30 November 2011, 10:21

    James McLaren James McLaren

    In the run-up to Christmas many festive albums will be released, but one from Wales contains a more unusual set of songs than most.

    The Bethlehem Village Band, based in the west Wales village that shares its name of with Jesus' birthplace, have released a new album entitled Bethlehem...

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  5. 'Oh, go on.... just do The Hiss...'

    Tuesday 29 November 2011, 16:04

    Phil Rickman Phil Rickman

    The only known vampire in Wales - arguably the oldest recorded in Britain - came from the border area around the end of the 12th century.

    Little is known about this case, but it did appear to leave an entire community seriously anaemic before it ended with the full works, including the traditional exhumation...

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  6. Free tickets for Elis James' new BBC Radio Wales show

    Tuesday 29 November 2011, 14:53

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Rising Welsh comedian Elis James is currently recording a new comedy series for BBC Radio Wales, and there are free tickets on offer for those who'd like to be part of the audience.

    The new Radio Wales series is called Elis James' Pantheon Of Heroes. The rather bizarre premise is that Elis...

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  7. Jeweller Anne Morgan to design 2012 Eisteddfod crown

    Tuesday 29 November 2011, 14:44

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Anne Morgan has been selected from a shortlist of Welsh artists to design one of the iconic prizes of the 2012 National Eisteddfod.

    The Penarth-based jeweller will design the crown for next year's National Eisteddfod, which will be held in Llandow in the Vale of Glamorgan. The 2012 crown will be sponsored...

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  8. A history of Welsh protest

    Tuesday 29 November 2011, 14:15

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The strike by public sector workers planned for Wednesday 30 November 2011 threatens to be the largest organised withdrawal of labour for many years. Without going into the rights and wrongs of the matter, it demonstrates, if nothing else, the deep feelings of unease and unrest felt by most, if not all...

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  9. Genealogist Cat Whiteaway's tips to kick start your family history research

    Tuesday 29 November 2011, 11:00

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    The return of Coming Home this week reminds me of my first job in television. I could never have imagined that one day I would be meeting Donny Osmond in a posh London hotel with a film crew in tow to tell him about his Welsh ancestors. It was even stranger when you think that as a Mormon he has a religious...

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  10. A Christmas Carol - as told by Jacob Marley (Deceased)

    Tuesday 29 November 2011, 10:33

    Polly March Polly March

    James Hyland's unique stage adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol sees the experiences of miser Ebenezer Scrooge told through the eyes of his former business partner Jacob Marley.

    The acclaimed one-man show is touring the UK and will be making pitstops at the Lyric Theatre...

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