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May (78 posts)

  1. The opening of Crumlin Viaduct

    Tuesday 31 May 2011, 15:51

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    One of the most notable pieces of industrial architecture in Wales was, for many years, the famous Crumlin Viaduct. From the day that work began until the moment it was finally demolished in the 1960s, people flocked to Crumlin to see this wonder of the modern industrial age, the highest railway viaduct...

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  2. Primavera Festival 2011

    Tuesday 31 May 2011, 11:54

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Warning: This review can cause severe jealousy! Ah Barcelona. What a city! We touch down in the golden glow of setting sun, and hit the sticky tarmac; embracing that warmth that bounces off walls and fills you with smiles. I was back for more Primavera Festival fun, which I've decided is most definitely...

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  3. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 29 May 2011

    Tuesday 31 May 2011, 09:40

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show is now available via the iPlayer.

    I'll keep it brief this week, because even z-List radio 'personalities' have rubbishy DIY tasks to fulfil on a Bank Holiday Monday, like a low-rent, really-let-himself-go, B&Q Hercules (for the record: I need to complete the Odyssey of the Front-Door...

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  4. Filming Great Lives with Molly Parkin

    Friday 27 May 2011, 16:30

    Kim Howells Kim Howells

    Being part of the crew filming Molly Parkin for Great Lives on BBC Wales has shredded my nerves. She may be in her 80th year but being close to her when she's recounting details of her turbulent life or expounding upon her philosophy is like trying to live with a machine-gun emplacement in the heat of...

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  5. The death of Lloyd George

    Friday 27 May 2011, 11:02

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    David Lloyd George was the only Welshman to have become Prime Minister of Great Britain. By the time of his death on 26 March 1945, his glory days were long past and although still a member of Parliament during most of the war years, he rarely attended the House of Commons during that time and took no...

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  6. Springwatch Wales

    Friday 27 May 2011, 10:00

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    I'm out walking again for Weatherman Walking currently so just wanted to remind everyone that Springwatch starts on Bank Holiday Monday at 8pm on BBC One.

    I've added a few key species that I've heard from the team will be featured this year so have a look if you have time.

    The fantastic 700 hectare...

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  7. FILMCLUB initiative launches in Wales

    Thursday 26 May 2011, 17:43

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    An initiative to get Welsh children interested in film has launched today in Wales, with backing from home-grown actor Michael Sheen.

    Education charity FILMCLUB helps schools to set up and run after-school film clubs, enabling young people to watch, discuss and review a diverse range of films from around...

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  8. Literary, comedy and musical treats at Hay Festival

    Wednesday 25 May 2011, 15:40

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The Hay Festival begins tomorrow, bringing a whole host of literary, creative, musical and comedic personalities to the small Welsh book town of Hay-on-Wye.

    You probably know all about it already of course, and will have no doubt heard the oft-quoted former...

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  9. All hail the incompetent!

    Wednesday 25 May 2011, 11:00

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    When I call Alan Holmes the 'Godfather of the Welsh underground' I'm doing more than mythologising someone who appears regularly on my show, so that I can indulge in some much-needed reflection bathing. Alan deserves the epithet, although I suspect he'd prefer to shrug it off. He's a founder member of...

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  10. Matthew Rhys to receive Siân Phillips Award

    Tuesday 24 May 2011, 12:54

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Bafta in Wales has announced that actor Matthew Rhys will receive the 2011 Siân Phillips Award at the 20th annual British Academy Cymru Awards ceremony later this month.

    Cardiff-born Rhys, who is now based in America, has enjoyed recent success on both sides of the...

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