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January (99 posts)

  1. New season at Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw

    Thursday 26 January 2012, 13:25

    Polly March Polly March

    A riot of colourful local scenes will dominate in a new exhibition at the Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw in Llanbedrog, Pwllheli.

    For its first display of 2012, the gallery is showcasing regular Anne Aspinall alongside the work of Caernarfon-based artist Stephen John Owen, plus new offerings by five arts students...

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  2. Big Garden Birdwatch

    Thursday 26 January 2012, 10:09

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Over half a million people will be taking part in the world's biggest wildlife survey this weekend - the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch.

    Simply spend one hour over the weekend of 28-29 January, counting the birds in your garden or local park, and record the highest number of each bird species seen at any...

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  3. Line up for Artes Mundi prize announced

    Thursday 26 January 2012, 10:00

    Polly March Polly March

    The organisation behind Artes Mundi, the UK's biggest contemporary art prize has announced its shortlist.

    Selectors have whittled down the choice of talent from 576 different artists to just seven, who will now vie for the prestigious £40,000 prize.

    The seven artists are: Miriam Bäckström (Sweden...

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  4. The great bow hunt (stress) is on...

    Thursday 26 January 2012, 09:40

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    There is a little detail that is seldom revealed when you start learning to play an instrument. Yes, it is very lovely to be able to play Happy Birthday for your grandmother, and to play Silent Night in the school nativity (though I always wanted to be Mary and I never, ever got to be). And yes, when...

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  5. Introducing a new band: Violas

    Thursday 26 January 2012, 08:30

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Violas started the year with a handmade limited edition EP release on the wonderful Owlet label, run by the Trwbador duo, and I've been playing it lots on my Saturday night show on BBC Radio Wales. They'll be playing live on the BBC Radio Wales show on 20 February, and here's an interview with the band...

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  6. St. Dwynwen's Day

    Wednesday 25 January 2012, 16:10

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Today is a special day - St. Dwynwen's Day.

    Dwynwen for those of you who don't know, is the patron saint of Welsh lovers.

    The weather today hasn't been great for a romantic stroll. Some places have been dry with a little sunshine on north coast and mild with temperatures in Flintshire up to 12 Celsius...

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  7. Welsh rugby stars are the faces of World Book Day in Wales

    Wednesday 25 January 2012, 15:28

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Wales rugby internationals George North and Rhys Priestland have been chosen as the faces of World Book Day 2012 in Wales.

    The players, who both play for west Wales regional team the Scarlets, are currently undergoing a rigorous training camp in Poland in the run up to the Six Nations tournament.

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  8. Artist Owen Griffiths talks about Vetch Veg project

    Tuesday 24 January 2012, 15:55

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Artist Owen Griffiths will give a talk this Friday lunchtime about his involvement in turning the disused Vetch Field into a socially engaged artwork, which forms part of the Cultural Olympiad in Wales.

    Once the home ground of Swansea City Football Club, the Vetch in the Sandfields area of the city became...

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  9. Cat Whiteaway on the Jamie and Louise Show

    Tuesday 24 January 2012, 15:47

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Genealogist Cat Whiteaway joins Jamie and Louise on Wednesday 25 January to help Radio Wales listeners with their family history problems and queries.

    Cat will help Angharad Matthews from Gilwern who wants to know where her great grandmother's name came from. Her great grandmother was born in Abergavenny...

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  10. 'Bright and beautiful' house up for sale

    Tuesday 24 January 2012, 14:17

    James McLaren James McLaren

    The Welsh house that inspired one of the best-known Anglican hymns, All Things Bright And Beautiful, is up for sale; a snip at £2.25 million.

    Llanwenarth House near Abergavenny was the residence of Cecil Frances Alexander when she penned the...

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