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January (99 posts)

  1. BBC Cymru Wales invites you to try some hands-on history

    Friday 13 January 2012, 10:44

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    BBC Cymru Wales is launching one of its most ambitious series ever - The Story of Wales - in the new year, and you can be part of a special preview showing.

    The Story of Wales, which is presented by one of the BBC's most prominent broadcasters Huw Edwards, will be tracing the history of the Welsh nation...

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  2. Waste not, want not

    Friday 13 January 2012, 10:42

    Rachael Garside Rachael Garside

    How does this sound for a really simple idea? - take the surplus produce from the food industry and instead of burying it in landfill sites across Wales, redistribute it to people in the community who really need it.

    That's the vision behind the charity Fareshare Cymru and I've been out with them...

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  3. Circus performers double up as waiters for new theatre act

    Friday 13 January 2012, 10:40

    Polly March Polly March

    This weekend the Riverfront Arts Centre in Newport is hosting a live circus-theatre performance which will see audiences eating a meal served by the very artists they have come to watch.

    Super Pseudo is co-produced by the centre and the Crashmat Collective and marks a foray into...

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  4. We're back in Swansea... and I want another ice cream

    Friday 13 January 2012, 10:23

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    I get rather excited around this time every year. The January sales are always pregnant with the possibility of finding the perfect concert dress: stylish without being overly trendy, yet comfortable and demure without looking like something from a nun's wardrobe.

    Orchestral dress is one of those seemingly...

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  5. Hen Galan day - happy old New Year!

    Friday 13 January 2012, 10:16

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    People living in the Gwaun Valley near Fishguard in Pembrokeshire will spend today welcoming in the new year.

    They are not late celebrating the arrival of the new year, instead they are celebrating Han Galan, or old new year, according to the Julian calendar, which was followed by everyone in the UK...

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  6. Elis James' Pantheon of Heroes on BBC Radio Wales

    Thursday 12 January 2012, 16:44

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh comedian Elis James hosts a brand new comedy show on BBC Radio Wales that examines some of Wales' forgotten historic heroes.

    The premise of Elis James' Pantheon of Heroes, which starts tomorrow evening, is that Elis has been given a dubious grant - and a very hypothetical one at that - to populate...

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  7. Focus Festival - New Bands Showcase

    Thursday 12 January 2012, 11:15

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    There's a lot of talk at this time of year of big international showcases where bands try to ply their wares to booking agents, press agencies, promoters, managers, record labels, and other international layers of the music industry.

    Festivals such as Eurosonic in Groningen, and SXSW in...

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  8. Bassey! - How Goldfinger made Dame Shirley an international star

    Thursday 12 January 2012, 10:32

    James McLaren James McLaren

    This week Shirley Bassey is the subject of a fascinating two-part Radio 2 programme Bassey!, in which the Tiger Bay singer tells her life story to Paul Sexton.

    In this clip from episode one, Dame Shirley remembers her classic vocal performance on Goldfinger (along with the late John Barry, Don Black...

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  9. Turning colder from today

    Thursday 12 January 2012, 09:38

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Last Autumn was the second warmest in the UK for over 100 years and this winter has been generally mild so far as well.

    We haven't had much snow and frost so it's no wonder some flowers are blooming much earlier than usual.

    A study in Cardiff has revealed that 63 species of wild flowers are in bloom...

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  10. Buffalo Bill in Wales

    Thursday 12 January 2012, 09:14

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Imagine the scene. It's 1903 and the streets of Ebbw Vale or Aberdare or Bangor are filled, not with steel workers, coal miners or farmers wives out to do their weekly shopping, but with whooping cowboys and shrieking Indians, gaily but terrifyingly daubed in their war paint.

    There is a smell of gunsmoke...

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