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June (48 posts)

  1. Flaming June: weekend weather 7 June 2012

    Thursday 7 June 2012, 16:18

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    So much for flaming June; flaming awful more like! If you think today is bad enough, there is worse to come. Wales is in the firing line for some stormy weather in the next 24 to 36 hours with a deep area of low pressure moving across the UK bringing heavy rain and strong to severe gale force winds,...

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  2. New BBC Cymru Wales arts series The Exhibitionists

    Thursday 7 June 2012, 11:00

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    What happens when a national museum opens its stores of treasures to members of the public and challenges them to curate their own art exhibition for the very first time?

    A new BBC Cymru Wales programme reveals exactly what as it collaborates with Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales in a ground...

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  3. What do you mean name me a viola soloist? I'll name you several!

    Wednesday 6 June 2012, 16:23

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    In a recent radio interview, I was asked why there are so many mean jokes about violists. In all fairness, the viola often gets pretty bad press. Back in the day (or so I was told in A-level music class), owning a viola meant you stood a good chance of getting a plum position in a tasty band with a prominent...

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  4. Llantwit Major: seat of learning

    Wednesday 6 June 2012, 14:50

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    These days visitors to the tiny community of Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr in Welsh) will know it as a sleepy little town, the third largest in the Vale of Glamorgan - smaller than Barry and Penarth, but larger than nearby Cowbridge.

    Yet this small...

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  5. Weather this week 6 June 2012

    Wednesday 6 June 2012, 14:01

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    This is my first blog for a while. I've been away on holiday in Corsica. Actually, it was hotter in Wales while I was there. Porthmadog in Gwynedd was the hottest place in the UK on Sunday 27 May with a top temperature of 28 Celsius, 82 Fahrenheit.>

    So after a very disappointing start, May turned out...

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  6. Talent show top five

    Tuesday 5 June 2012, 09:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Five years ago this weekend, on 17 June 2007, Welsh singer Paul Potts won the first series of Britain's Got Talent (BGT). His performance of Nessun Dorma had gained him a standing ovation in the studio, agog responses from the judges, and almost 100 million views on YouTube.

    Here we take a look at his...

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  7. Tracking Alfred Cottam

    Friday 1 June 2012, 18:25

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    A couple of weeks ago my blog was devoted to two images I found on my computer while spring cleaning.

    By way of an update, I have good news and bad news.

    The bad news is that I haven't even managed to narrow down the Lil Wilson who lived at 10 Mountjoy Street in Newport in 1918. However, I have a...

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  8. We are heading west!

    Friday 1 June 2012, 14:10

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    This week we have been preparing to take part in the 2012 St David's Cathedral Festival with conductor Siân Edwards and mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany. Our concert will be on Friday evening and we have our fingers crossed for good weather because who doesn't love a picnic on the green outside the cathedral...

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