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March (83 posts)

  1. Kaite O'Reilly lands Ted Hughes Award

    Thursday 31 March 2011, 16:51

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh author Kaite O'Reilly has won the 2010 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry.

    Now in its second year, the prize is awarded annually to recognise excellence in poetry.

    O'Reilly scooped the accolade for her new version of Aeschylus' tragedy The Persians for National Theatre Wales, which was staged...

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  2. Strong winds hit Wales

    Thursday 31 March 2011, 16:22

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    March came in like lamb this year but it's going out like a lion with strong to gale force winds buffeting Wales. Here are a selection of wind gusts from around the country:

    Lake Vyrnwy 65mph, Aberdaron 61mph, Capel Curig 53mph, Aberporth 55mph, Hawarden 53mph, Tirabad 43mph, Mumbles Head 40mph.


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  3. Healthy benefits of bird song

    Thursday 31 March 2011, 15:53

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    On Sunday 17 April the Shared Earth Trust at Denmark Farm near Lampeter is holding a Dawn Chorus Walk.

    This April weekend also marks the start of the summer season for the Eco Campsite at Denmark Farm. Visitors are invited to put up their tents, immerse themselves in nature and join the guided bird...

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  4. Art Fund Prize judges pay a visit to Mostyn

    Thursday 31 March 2011, 13:33

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Judges from the Art Fund Prize paid a visit to the Mostyn gallery in Llandudno earlier this week, one of the 10 musuems and galleries that have been longlisted for the coveted £100,000 award.

    The newly redeveloped art gallery is the only Welsh institution included on the prize's longlist.

    Chair of the...

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  5. Feeder's Side By Side raises money for Japan

    Thursday 31 March 2011, 12:35

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    We've all been shaken and affected by the events in Japan of late, and the situation is still grave for so many who have either lost their homes in the tsunami, or still evacuated from the Fukushima area.

    Having visited the country on a couple of occasions and had nothing but the warmest welcome from...

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  6. Wind and rain ahead

    Wednesday 30 March 2011, 17:49

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    As expected we've had a drop of rain today, the first for a while but welcomed by gardeners and allotment owners.

    No doubt the farmers are pleased too, given it's been such a dry month. Rainfall totals today between 1 and 5mm so not a huge amount but enough to freshen things up.

    There's more rain...

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  7. Sexy signals spell death

    Wednesday 30 March 2011, 12:35

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Scientists at Cardiff University have recently discovered that insects using vibration to attract mates risk being eaten alive by spiders.

    According to Dr Meta Virant-Doberlet and Professor William Symondson - "Vibrational signalling is a widespread form of sexual communication between animals."


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  8. James James, composer of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

    Wednesday 30 March 2011, 11:33

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Every year thousands of Welsh sports fans stand with tears in their eyes as the band plays and the national team prepares to take on the might of England, Ireland, the All Blacks or whoever.

    They will bawl out the words - most of them only half remembered - and happily sing...

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  9. Exhibition highlights the art of theatre design

    Tuesday 29 March 2011, 16:55

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Artwork by some of the UK's most talented theatre designers has gone on show at an exhibition in Cardiff.

    The Transformation and Revelation exhibition, presented by the Society of British Theatre Designers, is taking place at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

    It includes drawings, paintings...

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  10. Cerys Matthews pens début children's book

    Tuesday 29 March 2011, 12:21

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh songstress Cerys Matthews has added another string to her creative bow as she has penned a new children's book.

    Tales From The Deep retells two ancient Welsh legends, Cantre'r Gwaelod and The Maid of Llyn y Fan, in a picture book format and will be published by Pont Books, a branch of Gomer Press...

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