June (67 posts)
Thursday 30 June 2011, 15:12
Thursday 30 June 2011, 13:00
This afternoon on BBC Radio Wales, Lisa Bancroft, Development Manager at Llanelly House in Carmarthenshire, joins Roy Noble to chat about the incredible restoration work that this 18th century, Grade I listed Georgian house has undergone.
Thursday 30 June 2011, 11:55
A few pics from our Flickr group that have caught my eye this week....
First up this dreamy landscape shot by Ian Dyer taken at Blaen y Glyn Falls in the Brecon Beacons. Blaen-y-Glyn has a popular walking trail which also takes in Caerfanell Falls, Nant Bwrefwr and Torpantau Falls.
Wednesday 29 June 2011, 16:15
These days we regularly see helicopters flashing over head and think nothing more about it but in the immediate post-war days, helicopters were a rare sight in the skies above Britain.
So, it comes as something of a surprise to find that the world's first scheduled passenger helicopter service took...
Wednesday 29 June 2011, 14:36
We are delighted to welcome one of our favourite bands of the moment, The Joy Formidable, to the BBC Wales Music fold. They'll be blogging their way round the European festival summer for us; this week they kick off with their Solidays and Glasto weekend. On to Ritzy, Rhydian and Matt:
Wednesday 29 June 2011, 14:14
This week's show is now available via the iPlayer.Ten thousand apologies for the lateness of this information. I've spent the last three days in bed wrestling my tonsils. I have no idea what day it is.
I'm having the kind of dreams that would have given Coleridge inspiration for his fantastical poetry...
Wednesday 29 June 2011, 13:05
Polish artist Josef Herman will forever be associated with the Welsh mining town of Ystradgynlais and his paintings of industrial Wales and the mining community.
To mark his importance on the visual arts world in Wales, the School of Art Gallery at Aberystwyth University is currently holding a centenary...
Wednesday 29 June 2011, 11:12
Gŵyl Gobaith line-up has begun to be announced, with some of Wales' top classical/crossover stars in the frame.
Part of the philosophy of the festival is...
Tuesday 28 June 2011, 16:23
Someone on Twitter asked me earlier "what is the dew point temperature?"
Well, the dew point is the temperature at which air can no longer hold all of its water vapour and some of the water vapour must condense into liquid water.
The dew point is always lower than or equal to the air temperature...
Tuesday 28 June 2011, 11:58
In the early summer of 1831, many of the the towns and villages of industrial Wales were marked by political and social unrest.
Terrible working conditions in the mines and iron works of the country were made even worse by wage cuts and, in some cases, by the laying off of men as demand for iron and...