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January (99 posts)

  1. Islet interview: "Doing It Together"

    Monday 23 January 2012, 08:27

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    To celebrate the release of Illuminated People, the fantastic new album by Islet, I sent the band a bunch of questions to find out a bit more about what's gone on with the new record.

    Hi Islet. Your début album is ready to go - you must be excited?

    "Yes way! We're very...

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  2. Craig Roberts scoops award for Submarine role

    Friday 20 January 2012, 15:38

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh actor Craig Roberts picked up the young British performer of the year accolade at yesterday's London Critics' Circle Film Awards for his role in Swansea-shot Submarine.

    Roberts, who hails from Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly, beat the likes of War Horse star Jeremy Irvine, Saoirse Ronan, John Boyega...

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  3. Mady Gerrard: holocaust survivor

    Friday 20 January 2012, 15:20

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    As National Holocaust Memorial Day approaches on Friday 27 January 2012, BBC Wales continues One Of Hitler's Mistakes, its compelling two-part documentary on the incredible life of Mady Gerrard.

    An award-winning fashion designer to the rich and famous, including stars such as Shirley Bassey and Susan...

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  4. Cheltenham Town Hall has wireless!

    Friday 20 January 2012, 12:46

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    I am writing to you from the ladies' changing room of Cheltenham Town Hall (which I have discovered has wireless - always good to know these things). We have just finished rehearsals for tonight's concert with soloist, Stephen Hough, and conductor, Jurjen Hempel, and I am having a little sit down with...

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  5. Artist Tim Davies joins Artes Mundi team

    Friday 20 January 2012, 11:15

    Polly March Polly March

    Artes Mundi, the team behind the UK's largest international visual art prize, have welcomed Welsh artist Tim Davies onto their board.

    Davies, who is head of fine art at Swansea Metropolitan University, was the only European artist shortlisted for the prestigious award in its first-ever year in 2004...

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  6. Charles Dickens and the limited Welsh connection

    Friday 20 January 2012, 10:00

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Charles Dickens is probably the most famous and best-loved British novelist ever to have lived. In a relatively short life - he was born on 7 February 1812 and died on 9 June 1870 - he produced a series of novels and stories that have remained popular to this day. And while many of them are rooted in...

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  7. Stage adaptation of Rachel Trezise's Fresh Apples to go on tour

    Thursday 19 January 2012, 17:09

    Polly March Polly March

    Teenagehood in all its transience and emotional intensity will be brought to life on stage during a new touring production by Cwmni Theatr Frân Wen.

    The company is producing Fala' Surion, a Welsh-language adaptation of Rachel Trezise's acclaimed Fresh Apples.

    The collection of observational short...

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  8. Rhys to the Rescue: Series 2

    Thursday 19 January 2012, 16:55

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    When Welsh wildlife is in trouble, it's often humans who are to blame although nature and the weather can also take their toll.

    Dr Rhys Jones is back with a brand new series of Rhys to the Rescue on BBC One Wales, Wednesdays at 7:30pm.

    In episode...

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  9. Newport's Ffresh film festival announces full line-up

    Thursday 19 January 2012, 16:29

    Polly March Polly March

    Following the news that top British film director Mike Leigh will be hosting a masterclass at this year's Ffresh film festival, organisers have revealed the full and final line-up, including appearances from Jonathan Caouette and Asif Kapadia.

    Ffresh - the Student Moving Image Festival of Wales - takes...

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  10. Wyn the Warden and Dinefwr Park

    Thursday 19 January 2012, 14:31

    Rachael Garside Rachael Garside

    Looking out for hazardous trees, feeding fallow deer and pregnancy-testing a native breed of rare cattle - all in a day's work for countryside warden Wyn Davies.

    Wyn has worked as the Area Warden for the National Trust in Carmarthenshire for the past ten years and even though it's winter, there's plenty...

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