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December (77 posts)

  1. Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival

    Friday 2 December 2011, 10:37

    Polly March Polly March

    Storytellers from across the globe are descending on Aberystwyth this weekend for the town's first ever such festival, which is being run by the arts centre, The Magic Illuminarium and the Crick Crack Club.

    The long-established art form and its power to unite communities and span generations will be...

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  2. Kelly Jones' musical tribute to Gary Speed

    Friday 2 December 2011, 10:27

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Stereophonics' Kelly Jones has recorded a special acoustic version of a Welsh football terrace classic for tonight's Sport Wales (10pm, BBC Two Wales), in tribute to the late Wales international manager Gary Speed.

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    Can't Take My Eyes Off You, originally a top five hit for Andy Williams in 1968, became...

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  3. First day of winter

    Thursday 1 December 2011, 16:13

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Today is the first day of winter from a meteorological point of view and after a very mild autumn, one of the warmest on record since 1910, the next few days are looking colder and more seasonal.

    In fact some frost is expected tonight with temperatures falling close to freezing or just below, so you...

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  4. Tinkinswood burial site uncovered

    Thursday 1 December 2011, 15:30

    Rachael Garside Rachael Garside

    Excavation work is drawing to a close at an archaeological dig with a difference in the Vale of Glamorgan this week.

    I've been to visit the Neolithic sites at Tinkinswood and St. Lythan's near the village of St. Nicholas to hear about a new project which is involving the local community in digging...

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  5. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 27 November 2011

    Thursday 1 December 2011, 13:03

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show is now available via the iPlayer. Apologies for the embarrassing lateness of this information. The early part of the week was swallowed up by a lot of last minute research I had to do for a Science Café recording at Bangor University. Then, the millisecond that was over my body treated...

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  6. Portrait of Lord Wigley to be unveiled at National Library

    Thursday 1 December 2011, 11:52

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A new portrait of Dafydd Wigley by Welsh artist David Griffiths will be unveiled tomorrow at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, as Lord Wigley steps down from his role as the president of the organisation.

    The portrait...

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  7. Jolivet who?

    Thursday 1 December 2011, 11:28

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    After a manic few weeks, I feel that the beginning of this week brought a little respite for me. Something that almost never happens, happened. Yes, we played a programme that comprised of music I had already played!

    For the last in our Symphony series we performed one of Shostakovich's shortest symphonies...

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