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July (105 posts)

  1. Welsh art at y 'Lle Celf'

    Sunday 31 July 2011, 12:36

    Dan Williams Dan Williams

    It's a tough act to follow the fantastic architectural spectacle that greeted visitors to the Ebbw Vale National Eisteddfod's 'Lle Celf' (Art Space) in 2010. But the Lle Celf at Wrexham, which opened offically last night, rises to the challenge, even if its home on the maes this year is a more modest...

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  2. The wicked squire of the west

    Friday 29 July 2011, 16:12

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Sir Herbert Lloyd of Maesyfelin and Peterwell just outside Lampeter can arguably be acknowledged as one of the wickedest men Wales ever produced.

    In many ways he was the archetypal evil squires so beloved by romantic writers and early film makers. If he had been born and lived a hundred years later...

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  3. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 24 July 2011

    Friday 29 July 2011, 13:15

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show is now available via the iPlayer. Please visit the link below any time between now and the start of the next programme.

    This week we're baking under superb sunshine in the beautiful, expansive grounds of the Faenol Estate in Bangor, at the 5th Gwyl Gardd Goll festival. BBC Radio (us...

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  4. Gŵyl Gardd Goll, Y Faenol Estate, Sunday 24 July 2011

    Thursday 28 July 2011, 16:04

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    I wake up on the Sunday morning existentially adrift. This can feel like the loneliest job. You get to flit around countless, remarkable folk, drawn to their talents, banging your dusty antenna against their luminosity, but you never get in. You're a different species. And that's how it should be, I...

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  5. Wild encounters at home

    Thursday 28 July 2011, 11:31

    Rachael Garside Rachael Garside

    The dust has finally settled after a hectic week at the Royal Welsh Show. The washing machine has been going flat out, boots have been cleaned and I'm still finding bits of straw about my person, but It was a great show.

    I've now come back down to earth with a bump and an infestation of slow worms...

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  6. Snap happy? Photomarathon exhibition opens this weekend

    Wednesday 27 July 2011, 18:26

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Having recently got married, I now have a mound of photographs 'arranged' in haphazard piles on my kitchen table. I can't quite bring myself to painstakingly, er I mean, lovingly arrange them all in the assorted albums and frames that have formed a Tetris-style stack in the living room. Patience is sadly...

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  7. Gnashional Trust: Dennis the Menace and Gnasher conquer Powis Castle

    Wednesday 27 July 2011, 13:57

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    This summer the National Trust has opened its doors to some of the nation's best-loved cartoon characters and allowed The Beano's mischief-makers to run riot across the country.

    Dennis the Menace and Gnasher kick off the summertime chaos as they conquer medieval Powis Castle in Welshpool.

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  8. Following the Flame ignites in Holyhead

    Wednesday 27 July 2011, 11:28

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    With today, Wednesday 27 July, marking one year to go until the grand opening of the 2012 London Olympics, anticipation surrounding the event is building.

    We have a small slice of the sporting action in Wales as the extravaganza literally kicks off with the women's football at the Millennium Stadium...

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  9. Rheola Festival interview

    Wednesday 27 July 2011, 10:38

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    This year we've seen a spectacular crop of music festivals pop up around Wales, such as Gŵyl Gardd Goll, Laugharne, Mach Comedy Fest, Gŵyl Arall and many others.

    Each week I'm sent new links and hear of the fantastic work being done in sometimes the most remote locations of Wales. Wales has long been...

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  10. Unveiling of the 2011 Eisteddfod Chair

    Tuesday 26 July 2011, 17:05

    Dan Williams Dan Williams

    Today the Wrexham and District National Eisteddfod chair has been unveiled to the Eisteddfod executive committee on the Maes.

    Made from four different types of wood, cedar, sycamore, the African Wenge and the Welsh oak, the chair was created by Dilwyn...

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