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November (103 posts)

  1. Winter visitors

    Monday 21 November 2011, 10:50

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    The more exotic looking winter birds are beginning to arrive in Wales now and as usual, our Flickr group members have been first on the scene. Here's a taster of what we've received recently.

    These shots of an Isabelline wheatear on North Gower have caused quite a stir amongst 'twitchers' as these birds...

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  2. Death Of A Polaroid signing at Waterstones, Cardiff

    Monday 21 November 2011, 10:01

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire was at Cardiff's Waterstones last week to sign copies of Death Of A Polaroid, the band's paean to a passing art form. I asked Jarrad Owens, editor of AmpedWales, armed with his own specially-bought Polaroid, to report on the occasion. You can also read this post...

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  3. Marc Evans at Taliesin Arts Centre

    Friday 18 November 2011, 16:46

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh director Marc Evans will discuss film making in Wales and internationally at the Taliesin Arts Centre at Swansea University next week.

    Evans has worked on international productions such as Trauma (2004) with Colin Firth and Mena Suvari, and Snow Cake...

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  4. Countryside news

    Friday 18 November 2011, 16:02

    Rachael Garside Rachael Garside

    A couple of countryside stories have caught my eye this week.

    The first was a report from conservationists calling for urgent action to restore vast areas of peatland - including the Welsh uplands, in order to control levels of CO2 emissions.

    The International Union for the Conservation of Nature...

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  5. Weekend weather update

    Friday 18 November 2011, 12:58

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Temperatures have been up and down this week. A chilly 5 Celsius in Tredegar on Wednesday but it's now turned milder again, up to 15 in Llandudno yesterday afternoon.

    Overall the first half of November has been mild according to the Met Office.

    Temperatures have generally been well above normal and...

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  6. Dylan Thomas Centre staff to be redeployed

    Friday 18 November 2011, 12:26

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Staff at the Dylan Thomas Centre have been told by Swansea City Council that they will be redeployed should planned changes for the venue go ahead.

    The city council has said it is close to finalising a deal to lease the building to the...

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  7. Beethoven rocks

    Friday 18 November 2011, 10:33

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Some of you may already been hooked on the BBC 4 series Symphony. I don't think there is enough content like this on our screens and I've found the series so far very interesting and really quite inspiring, in particular the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment playing Beethoven and Schubert under the...

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  8. Newport's TJ's venue goes back to auction

    Friday 18 November 2011, 10:15

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Newport's TJ's will go under the hammer for the second time next month, following the withdrawal of previous buyers who had planned to turn the historic music venue into a restaurant.

    Paul Fosh auctions will hold the sale at the Park Inn...

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  9. Theatr Colwyn: a century of cinema

    Friday 18 November 2011, 09:30

    Martha Owen Martha Owen

    On 15 October 2011, a famous face made an appearance in Colwyn Bay.

    Terry Jones, acclaimed director, writer, documentary maker and Python, was in his hometown to reopen a small theatre, nestled just shy of the north Wales coast, following a refurbishment which has restored the venue to its former glory...

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  10. Wakestock 2012 stays in Wales

    Thursday 17 November 2011, 11:06

    James McLaren James McLaren

    After some reports that the Wakestock festival would leave Wales for the south west of England, organisers have announced that the music and wakeboarding festival will be returning to its Abersoch site in 2012.

    A press release for the festival says:


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