May (78 posts)
Wednesday 18 May 2011, 17:16
Arguably, children - more than any other section of society - should have been aware of the nation's preparations for war during the 1930s.
They watched the newsreel features, usually pushed in between the first and second features at the cinema, and read comics...
Wednesday 18 May 2011, 15:02
Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff is one of five venues in the UK hosting the inaugural UK Green Film Festival, showcasing environmentally themed films and similarly-minded film makers.
The festival, which is also launching in Leeds, Leicester, London and Glasgow, starts this Friday, 20 May, and runs across...
Wednesday 18 May 2011, 10:39
On my return this week from a holiday and a sojourn into the world of documentaries (it's always important to remember Americans are in bed when we're in the office) I've found that Wales is a-buzz with festival news.
Some of the main festivals are on our Festivals and Events pages on the website, but...
Tuesday 17 May 2011, 15:39
Tuesday 17 May 2011, 12:06
This is part three of my series of blogs that offer advice to music-minded people who are considering sending their masterworks to my show (an act for which I am incredibly grateful). Please don't let this long list of demands - like Lady Gaga's kitten rider (one pink, one blue, one gold, all in Kittie...
Tuesday 17 May 2011, 11:32
The Norwegian Church Arts Centre in Cardiff reopens today after undergoing a revamp costing almost £500,000.
The refurbishments include a redesigned interior plus new features such as a pinewood terrace, an extension to the coffee shop, a lifting platform and new toilet facilities.
The reopening is...
Monday 16 May 2011, 17:25
You may have read that there's a heat wave on the way. It looks like the continent will be getting hot this weekend and into next week but here in Wales, a heat wave is very unlikely. The signs are however that it will get a little warmer over the weekend.
For the next few days, 'changeable' sums it...
Monday 16 May 2011, 17:13
I hate pre-recording programmes.
Doing it live is what it's all about, to me. When you record something, instinct and intuition evaporate like Blue Stratos on a griddle pan (I'm going to walk Masterchef, I tell you).
But I did record this week's show because I had been invited to DJ at a sold-out Frank...
Monday 16 May 2011, 12:55
An innovative BBC project that aimed to document everyday life has been revitalised.
The BBC Domesday Project was created in 1986 to create a picture of life in Britain 900 years after William the Conqueror's original Domesday Book was completed.
At the time the project used the cutting edge technology...
Monday 16 May 2011, 12:46
To take part in a world record attempt at Rhossili Beach, Gower.
Wannabe record breakers (over 18's only) are being invited to take the plunge and strip off for charity as well as breaking the world skinny dipping record on a National Trust beach.
The midsummer skinny dip will take place at 7am on...