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July (105 posts)

  1. Weekend weather and events

    Friday 8 July 2011, 16:17

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    It doesn't feel much like summer at the moment ! With low pressure bringing heavy rain, showers and strong winds but at least it's looking better for the weekend but not exactly the weather we'd expect in July!

    I think it's fair to say that the weekend will be much drier and brighter than today, still...

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  2. National Museum of Art opens its doors

    Friday 8 July 2011, 16:10

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The best of Wales' contemporary visual art now has a new, fresh and modern home at the National Museum of Art in Cardiff.

    The new National Museum of Art occupies the entire first floor of the National Museum Cardiff in Cathays Park. Us press types were allowed a sneaky peek round yesterday morning before...

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  3. John Harrison and Ned Thomas crowned Wales Book Of The Year authors

    Friday 8 July 2011, 13:04

    Joe Goodden Joe Goodden Senior web producer, BBC Wales

    John Harrison's Cloud Road, an account of his five-month journey through through the Andes, has been named as the English-language 2011 Wales Book of the Year.

    The winner of the Welsh-language award was Ned Thomas for his autobiography Bydoedd. Read more about the...

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  4. New Director for Wales

    Friday 8 July 2011, 11:43

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    The National Trust has recently appointed Justin Albert as its new Director for Wales.

    Justin has had a long and distinguished career in broadcasting and documentary film production in America and since returning to Wales, has worked with Horse and Country TV, become a founder of the Hay Castle Trust...

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  5. Completing the Eisteddfod rig out

    Thursday 7 July 2011, 13:00

    Dan Williams Dan Williams

    Today the crown for the 2011 Wrexham and District National Eisteddfod was presented to the local executive committee. Designed and produced by John Price from Machynlleth, he is creating his fourth crown for the National Eisteddfod. Each part of the crown represents a different element of the areas around...

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  6. Valleys Kids launch The Factory

    Thursday 7 July 2011, 12:16

    James McLaren James McLaren

    One of Wales' iconic buildings, the old Welsh Hills Works site in Porth, has been taken over by a charity who will be launching it as The Factory later this month.

    "The aim of the project will be to develop the building as a creative hub for enterprising young people who are involved, or would like...

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  7. All the views without the queues

    Thursday 7 July 2011, 10:18

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    I'm just back from a two day walking adventure with Derek Brockway and the Weatherman Walking team. This particular walk took us from the small coastal village of Trefin near St David's along the coast to Pwll Deri hostel, taking in the beautiful old Felin Tregwynt Mill along the way.

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  8. Houdini Dax, Telfords Warehouse, Chester - Saturday 18th June 2011

    Wednesday 6 July 2011, 18:20

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    I really should have eaten something. Damn my weak constitution, bad time management and insatiable thirst for a well-poured stout! I got a little tipsy and pink-eyed at this gig. I mention this, not out of gormless braggadocio, but because moderate inebriation has made some of the details elusive. The...

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  9. Mackerel skies

    Wednesday 6 July 2011, 18:10

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    I'm back today from a couple of days filming Weatherman Walking on the north Pembrokeshire coast from Trefin to Pwllderi.

    During filming on Monday I noticed a pattern in the clouds called a Mackerel Sky which resembles the scales of a fish. There is an old rhyme: "Mackerel sky, mackerel sky. Never long...

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

    Wednesday 6 July 2011, 18:07

    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.

    The show, live from Bangor, is a little like the beginning of one of those sprawling shows on American cable TV. It's the 'Previously on Adam Walton' bit right at the...

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