June (67 posts)
Monday 20 June 2011, 18:10
Laura Sinnerton, a viola player in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, has been keeping a diary during the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.
Saturday 18 June
What a week!...
Monday 20 June 2011, 14:44
This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme.
If there is one indubitable fact about compiling a radio show, it is this: no matter how much you try to be get everything tied down a few days in advance, someone's...
Monday 20 June 2011, 11:40
Almost 400 people took part in the Midsummer Skinny Dip at Rhossili beach this weekend, raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and the National Trust.
Watch the National Trust video of the event on You Tube.
The news has subsequently gone global, reaching as far as Australia and has been all over...
Monday 20 June 2011, 09:00
On 17 June 1880, the tiny north Wales town and port of Holyhead was suddenly filled, almost overwhelmed, by thousands of visitors and dignitaries. They had come to watch and applaud as the Prince of Wales formally opened the port's new harbour and hotel.
The occasion was a dramatic and important one...
Sunday 19 June 2011, 21:28
In a fantastic final of the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition at St David's Hall, soprano Meeta Raval from England, mezzo-soprano Olesysa Petrova from Russia, soprano Hye Jung Lee from South Korea, baritone Andrei Bondarenko from Ukraine and soprano Valentina Naforniţă from Moldova...
Saturday 18 June 2011, 14:29
The audience at St David's Hall was treated to a thrilling Song Prize Final last night. Coverage is on BBC Four tonight at 7.30pm and BBC Radio 3 at 8pm.
If you don't want to know who won, DON'T click on this link.
Tomorrow is the grand final...
Friday 17 June 2011, 16:19
I think April is the new June and June is the new October.
The jet stream is currently to the south of the UK with no sign of summer on the horizon.
The whole of Wales will eventually see rain this afternoon and I'm afraid the cricket at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff looks likely to be rained off this...
Friday 17 June 2011, 15:00
Thursday night of Cardiff Singer week is always particularly exciting, not just because of the prospect of hearing the singers not taking part in the Song Prize for the first time but also because of the announcement of the line-up for the Final.
If you are saving yourself for the BBC Four programme...
Friday 17 June 2011, 14:24
Head of WWF Cymru, Anne Meikle looks back at the charity's achievements and explains why in 2011, its work needs your support more than ever:
"Amid fears that hunting and habitat destruction would lead to the extinction of much of Africa's wildlife, WWF was formed in 1961. Now active in more than 100...
Friday 17 June 2011, 13:14
Laura Sinnerton, a viola player in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, has been keeping a diary during the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Following on from her opening instalment, here's her second update.
Tuesday 14 June
It is 9.30am and I have already had three cups of coffee...