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June (67 posts)

  1. Sŵn Festival brings Welsh acts to Big Weekend

    Thursday 30 June 2011, 15:12

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Details of the Cardiff Big Weekend have been announced, and we can exclusively reveal the line-up for the Friday night (5 August) of the festival, curated by the city's Sŵn Festival.

    Funeral For A Friend are headliners, on the back of their critically-lauded album Welcome Home...

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  2. Catch up with developments at Llanelly House on the Roy Noble show

    Thursday 30 June 2011, 13:00

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    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.

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  3. Wildlife snapshot

    Thursday 30 June 2011, 11:55

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    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.

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  4. Wales and the world's first passenger helicopter service

    Wednesday 29 June 2011, 16:15

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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...

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  5. Kicking off our summer festival blog

    Wednesday 29 June 2011, 14:36

    The Joy Formidable The Joy Formidable

    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:

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  6. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 26 June 2011

    Wednesday 29 June 2011, 14:14

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    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...

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  7. Josef Herman centenary exhibition

    Wednesday 29 June 2011, 13:05

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    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...

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  8. Rhydian and Only Men Aloud! for Gŵyl Gobaith

    Wednesday 29 June 2011, 11:12

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Gŵyl Gobaith line-up has begun to be announced, with some of Wales' top classical/crossover stars in the frame.

    Rhydian Roberts will join The Three Welsh Tenors and Only Men Aloud! at the Deeside festival which takes place 26-28 August.

    Part of the philosophy of the festival is...

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  9. Dew point temperature

    Tuesday 28 June 2011, 16:23

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    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...

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  10. Dic Penderyn, the Welsh Martyr

    Tuesday 28 June 2011, 11:58

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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...

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