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March (83 posts)

  1. International Women's Day

    Monday 7 March 2011, 09:09

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Tomorrow (Tuesday 8 March) is International Women's Day and we're celebrating on BBC Wales Music with a dip into the history of inspirational women from Welsh music.

    Here are some videos of our picks, and suggestions from our followers on Twitter. As ever, feel free to comment, criticise, praise and...

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  2. Christopher Williams: local boy makes good

    Friday 4 March 2011, 10:22

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Take a trip to the Town Hall in Maesteg. Quite apart from the wonders of the building and the intricate clock mechanism high above the Hall, here you will find six startling paintings by one of Wales' greatest artists, the Maesteg-born Christopher Williams.

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  3. The ghosts of Cardiff

    Thursday 3 March 2011, 17:46

    Kim Howells Kim Howells

    Very spooky feeling. Wandering, alone, around the beautifully refurbished art galleries of the National Museum of Wales. In one of the huge rooms, our director, Steve Freer and the crew are setting up to film paintings by Ceri Richards and Graham Sutherland for the second programme in our series on the...

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  4. Alfred Janes centenary exhibition

    Thursday 3 March 2011, 15:15

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    An exhibition to mark the centenary of the birth of Swansea-born artist Alfred Janes will open later this month at the Oriel Kooywood Gallery in Cardiff.

    Janes was one of the group of many talented Welsh artists who attended the Swansea School of Art in the 20th century, and was one of the Kardomah Boys...

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  5. Competitors for Cardiff Singer 2011 announced

    Thursday 3 March 2011, 15:07

    Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer

    Today sees the long-awaited details of which of the 600 singers who auditioned in 45 cities in 36 countries across five continents will be coming to Cardiff in June for the 2011 Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

    The singers

    The Cardiff 20 come from Armenia, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile...

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  6. Urdd reveals 2012 Eisteddfod location

    Thursday 3 March 2011, 10:08

    Dan Williams Dan Williams

    The Urdd organisation has announced that the Urdd National Eisteddfod Eryri 2012 will be held on the grounds of Coleg Meirion Dwyfor on the Glynllifon Estate near Caernarfon.

    This isn't the first time that the Eisteddfod has been held there; the Urdd Eisteddfod took place on the site in 1990. That was...

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  7. Spring forward

    Wednesday 2 March 2011, 16:27

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    From a meteorological point of view, it is now spring but looking back, the winter was a memorable one.

    It started in late November with lots of snow before Christmas, and December was the coldest for at least 100 years.

    January was chilly with lots of sunshine but February was mild and wet with some...

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  8. Marc Evans' Patagonia sees Duffy film début

    Wednesday 2 March 2011, 15:11

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The latest film by Welsh director Marc Evans goes on general release this week, and sees the acting début of Welsh songstress Duffy.

    Patagonia, a road movie that tells the stories of two different women in Wales and Argentina, will have its Welsh premiere at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff on Thursday...

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  9. David Jones and the essence of Welshness

    Wednesday 2 March 2011, 14:55

    Kim Howells Kim Howells

    I may not be the greatest admirer of his work, but we couldn't leave the artist David Jones out of our second film. He was the kind of semi-detached Welshman, born in England, partly of Welsh parentage, who becomes a disciple of what he imagines to be the essence of Welshness.

    So, in his enthusiasm...

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  10. Georgia Ruth on Radio Wales Music Day

    Wednesday 2 March 2011, 10:19

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Yesterday Georgia Ruth joined Roy Noble to chat to him and Bethan Elfyn about Radio Wales Music Day 2011 and to play a new song.

    Listen to the interview and the song, Seville, here:

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