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July (105 posts)

  1. Fancy a cwtsh at the National Library of Wales?

    Wednesday 6 July 2011, 15:45

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth has come up with a unique way of commemorating the 100th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the iconic building.

    On Friday 15 July 2011, staff will attempt to form the world's biggest cwtsh around the iconic neo classical building, and they...

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  2. Theatr Colwyn revamp delayed

    Wednesday 6 July 2011, 15:11

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The £750,000 revamp of Theatr Colwyn has been delayed by a few months due to unforeseen structural problems.

    The Colwyn Bay venue, originally scheduled to re-open in the spring, will now open this autumn. Building work is due for completion in August and the theatre is already taking bookings for September...

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  3. A Month of Sundays with Michael Sheen

    Wednesday 6 July 2011, 12:25

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh actor Michael Sheen took over BBC 6 Music for an hour on Sunday, in which he played some of his favourite music tracks.

    Sheen was the first celeb host of A Month of Sundays, which runs throughout July and August on BBC 6 Music. All the guests who will take over the station for an hour over the...

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  4. Adelina Patti's castle up for sale

    Wednesday 6 July 2011, 09:20

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Craig-Y-Nos, the mid Wales castle which was once home to Adelina Patti, the greatest soprano of her day, is up for sale to anyone with a spare £1.5 million.

    Patti, who died in 1919 after a stellar singing career and high-flying social life, bought the castle, which...

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  5. This week on the BBC Radio Wales Arts Show

    Tuesday 5 July 2011, 16:56

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    This week's BBC Radio Wales Arts Show is a mixed bag with Welsh visual arts, literature and music news all crammed in to the 30 minute programme.

    Wales' National Museum of Art opens to the public on Saturday...

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  6. Rare screening of William Haggar's silent movies

    Tuesday 5 July 2011, 12:20

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    If you're in or near Milford Haven this evening, you could enjoy a rare screening of some of the earliest silent movies to be made in Wales by one of the pioneers of British cinema.

    This evening, the Torch Theatre in Milford Haven will be showing a rare screening of silent movies by William Haggar as...

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  7. Sarah Siddons, 18th century acting star

    Tuesday 5 July 2011, 11:05

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    BBC Wales History blogger Phil Carradice has written a great piece about one of the most successful actors of the 18th century, Sarah Siddons.

    Siddons was born in Brecon on this day in 1755. Phil explains:

    "Sarah Siddons was the most renowned actress of 18th century Britain. Her performances at Drury...

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  8. Sarah Siddons, tragic actress

    Monday 4 July 2011, 16:52

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Sarah Siddons was the most renowned actress of 18th century Britain. Her performances at Drury Lane and Covent Garden - particularly her portrayal of Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth - were so powerful that audiences swooned and often had to be helped out of the theatre in various stages of distress. In the...

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  9. Kids In Glass Houses curate Merthyr Rocks second stage

    Monday 4 July 2011, 14:06

    James McLaren James McLaren

    More details have been announced for Merthyr Rocks (4 September, Cyfarthfa Park), with Kids In Glass Houses being brought in as curators of the festival's second stage.

    Future Of The Left, Jettblack, Exit_International, Save Your Breath, The Social Club, Spycatcher, Dead Beggars...

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  10. Sir Kyffin Williams artworks set to fetch £50,000 at auction

    Monday 4 July 2011, 13:13

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A number of paintings by one of Wales' defining artists of the 20th century will go under the hammer this week.

    Oil paintings, watercolours and prints by the late Sir Kyffin Williams are included in The Chester Sale at Bonhams, which runs this week across 5-7 July with the sale of the paintings scheduled...

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