March (83 posts)
Monday 7 March 2011, 09:09
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...
Friday 4 March 2011, 10:22
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.
Thursday 3 March 2011, 17:46
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...
Thursday 3 March 2011, 15:15
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...
Thursday 3 March 2011, 15:07
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 Cardiff 20 come from Armenia, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile...
Thursday 3 March 2011, 10:08
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...
Wednesday 2 March 2011, 16:27
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...
Wednesday 2 March 2011, 15:11
Wednesday 2 March 2011, 14:55
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...
Wednesday 2 March 2011, 10:19
Listen to the interview and the song, Seville, here: