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April (82 posts)

  1. The Gentle Good's anti-royal wedding song

    Thursday 28 April 2011, 18:22

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    A musician from Cardiff has gone against the grain of Royal Wedding fever by recording a song in opposition to the event.

    Singer-songwriter Gareth Bonello, who performs as The Gentle Good, wrote The 29th Of April for the recent Laugharne Festival where he was performing with Richard James, co-founder...

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  2. Welsh composer's music to be used in royal wedding

    Thursday 28 April 2011, 18:16

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    A Welsh composer has been chosen by Prince William and Kate Middleton to provide some of the music to be heard during tomorrow's royal wedding at Westminster Abbey in London.

    The original work, Ubi caritas, written by 35-year-old composer Paul Mealor, was premièred last October at St Andrew's University...

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  3. Bank holiday weather prospects

    Thursday 28 April 2011, 16:54

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Well first of all thanks for all your comments on my previous blog post. It's good to know that a lot of people are passionate about nature and the weather, and also what's happening across the country.

    Last night, as expected, turned quite cold with some ground frost and even some air frost. In Tirabad...

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  4. Doctor Who Script to Screen writing competition launches

    Thursday 28 April 2011, 16:28

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    If you've ever wanted to write for Doctor Who and you're aged 9-11 years old, then the BBC's new initiative Script to Screen is definitely for you.

    Script to Screen is an exciting competition that will give one lucky team of primary school children the chance to write their own Doctor Who mini-adventure...

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  5. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 24 April 2011

    Thursday 28 April 2011, 16:16

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show is now available via the iPlayer. Please visit the site any time between now and the start of the next programme.

    Sorry for the lateness of this information. I got swallowed up in a tide of sickly milk chocolate, an 18th birthday party, and a Science Café trip to the National Botanic...

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  6. Two-day Victorian experience at Nant Gwrtheyrn

    Thursday 28 April 2011, 14:43

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    If you're looking for a history inspired activity to do this holiday weekend, the former quarrying village of Nant Gwrtheyrn on the Llyn Peninsula is holding its first ever Victorian Festival on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 May.

    Having undergone an extensive refurbishment programme, including...

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  7. In pictures: Emlyn Williams blue plaque

    Thursday 28 April 2011, 12:17

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Yesterday I wrote about the planned unveiling of a new commemorative plaque to remember the Welsh actor and playwright Emlyn Williams.

    The plaque was organised by the Marchmont Association, a community group in Bloomsbury, London as part of their independent commemorative plaques scheme.

    Chair of the...

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  8. The ash and the oak

    Wednesday 27 April 2011, 18:07

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    The bluebells are out early in Wales this spring and so too are the ash trees. They have burst into leaf early this year beating the oak, which is unusual. The last time this happened was in 1953 according to the Woodland Trust.

    Normally the oak comes into leaf first and does much better in drier conditions...

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  9. Blue plaque honours Welsh icon Emlyn Williams

    Wednesday 27 April 2011, 17:04

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A blue plaque is to be unveiled by a small London community group that will honour one of the brightest stars of Welsh film and stage, Emlyn Williams.

    Williams was a talented actor, playwright and director, famed for being the first to give then fledging actor and fellow Welshman Richard Burton his theatre...

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  10. Gwanwyn arts festival celebrates fifth year

    Wednesday 27 April 2011, 13:18

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A Wales-wide arts festival for the over 50s is set to celebrate its fifth birthday next month.

    The Gwanwyn festival, held across Wales throughout May, is run by the charity Age Cymru. The month-long festival offers a range of artistic and creative activities for over 50s to try their hand at - from painting...

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