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February (79 posts)

  1. Free entry to Cadw sites on 1 March

    Wednesday 29 February 2012, 16:00

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    The Story of Wales features a number of historic sites in the care of Cadw, the Welsh Government's historic environment service.

    As part of the celebrations to mark the transmission of the series, all Cadw directly managed sites will be included in the free entry programme on St David's Day, March...

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  2. Telling the history of Wales

    Wednesday 29 February 2012, 10:30

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The people of Wales have always been proud of their history. Long ago that history would have been recorded and passed down - normally in an oral and poetic manner - by the bards and storytellers of the nation. In more modern times it has been the duty of professional historians to write and tell the...

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  3. Radio 4's Poetry Workshop from Swansea's Dylan Thomas Centre

    Tuesday 28 February 2012, 12:48

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    This Sunday's episode of BBC Radio 4's Poetry Workshop was recorded at Swansea's Dylan Thomas Centre, and features a number of local Welsh poets.

    The radio series Poetry Workshop explores the pleasures of both writing and reading poems. In each episode poet Ruth Padel leads a workshop with a group of...

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  4. St David's Day Celebration, now with Extra Triple Crown Shine

    Tuesday 28 February 2012, 11:35

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    As you will all know, Thursday 1 March is St David's Day, and we shall be celebrating with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' annual St David's Day Concert at St David's Hall. There were a lot of saints in that sentence.

    Both my bachelors and masters papers were on the work of the composer and violist...

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  5. National Botanic science takes centre stage in China

    Tuesday 28 February 2012, 11:07

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    The science and art of the National Botanic Garden of Wales are taking centre stage in China at the Wales Week celebrations.

    An exhibition at Nanshan Botanic Garden in Chongqing - entitled 'Barcode Wales: Beyond the Visible' features images and artwork illustrating the project to DNA barcode the flowering...

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  6. Escape Into The Park takes break in 2012

    Tuesday 28 February 2012, 09:54

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Escape Into The Park, Wales' biggest dance festival and one of the biggest in the UK, won't take place in 2012, it has been announced.

    Organisers of Escape, which is held annually in Swansea's Singleton Park, have said that their reasoning has been dictated by other...

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  7. Natur Cymru's nature writing competition

    Tuesday 28 February 2012, 09:49

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Whatever the weather any time between now and 31 March will be good for sowing the seeds of inspiration in Natur Cymru's nature writing competition.

    Up for grabs this year are over £1,000 of prizes including a place on the nature writing course at Tŷ Newydd (Lloyd George's old home) and £500 donated...

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  8. A mild end to February

    Monday 27 February 2012, 15:28

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    We were blessed with some lovely weather over the weekend with plenty of sunshine and spring-like temperatures. Yesterday St. Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan recorded nearly 9 hours of sunshine!

    While in Hawarden, Flintshire the temperature exceeded 13 Celsius, which is more like April than February...

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  9. Huw Edwards on retelling the story of Wales

    Monday 27 February 2012, 12:26

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Huw Edwards spoke to BBC Wales History about why he wanted to be involved in the new history series, The Story of Wales, which starts tonight at 9pm on BBC One Wales.

    When BBC Wales suggested my name for this series, it really was a dream come true. No self-respecting Welsh broadcaster would turn down...

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  10. Barafundle: The price of tourism

    Monday 27 February 2012, 11:52

    Rachael Garside Rachael Garside

    It used to be the best kept secret beach in Wales, but after visiting Barafundle at the weekend, it seems that the secret is out.

    Some years ago, the Welsh Tourist Board used a picture of Barafundle with its deserted golden sands, sweeping coastline and sparkling blue sea as part of its campaign to...

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