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July (64 posts)

  1. Interview: Steve Balsamo on Balsamo And Deighton

    Wednesday 25 July 2012, 11:12

    James McLaren James McLaren

    You might know Steve Balsamo from The Storys, or from his solo work, or you might know him from his turn as the titular character of Jesus Christ Superstar in the 1990s, but the Swansea man has turned his hand to another interesting role.

    This time, he's been writing with sometime Storys member and...

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  2. Wales Millennium Centre embarks on first national tour

    Tuesday 24 July 2012, 17:36

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The Wales Millennium Centre is one week away from the start of its début tour of Wales with its first full production, the Welsh-language Ma Bili'n Bwrw'r Bronco.

    Produced in collaboration with Theatr na n'Óg, Ma Bili'n Bwrw'r Bronco (Bili does a Bronco) is the Centre's adaptation of Douglas Maxwell...

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  3. The latest from Llanelwedd

    Tuesday 24 July 2012, 17:20

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    It's a glorious day at the Royal Welsh Show with hardly a cloud in the sky and unbroken sunshine.

    Temperatures this afternoon soared to 26 Celsius, 79 Fahrenheit in the shade, making it the hottest day at the show since July 2008 - and the hottest day of the summer so far!

    The sun is very strong so people...

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  4. Chinese tour diary, part four

    Tuesday 24 July 2012, 09:55

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Shenzhen would be our final base of the tour with one concert in Shenzhen itself, and one in Guangzhou, China's third largest city.

    Stepping out of the airport in Shenzhen, it felt as though both the heat and humidity had upped a notch. However, the sky seemed much clearer than it had done in Beijing...

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  5. Royal Welsh Show: Weather for the week ahead

    Monday 23 July 2012, 14:05

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    I'm at the Royal Welsh Show for the next couple of days and after all the wet weather and floods, summer has finally arrived. The sun is shining today and there is more sunshine to come. Tomorrow is likely to be the sunniest and warmest day of the week in Llanelwedd with temperatures in the shade rising...

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  6. Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts 2012

    Monday 23 July 2012, 10:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Details of the 2012 Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts have announced details of its programme of events.

    Held throughout the city from 4-20 October, the annual celebration of arts culture brings a range of genres and themes.

    At Brangwyn Hall there are three high-profile events:

    On 6 October you...

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  7. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 21 July 2012

    Monday 23 July 2012, 09:47

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show is now available via the iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme.

    Soft-Hearted Scientists' music has been an enduring source of wonder for my ears over the last eight years. They've eschewed every bandwagon that has passed through town...

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  8. Making Tracks: The story of Rockfield

    Monday 23 July 2012, 09:11

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Tomorrow writer and broadcaster Paul Morley takes us on a journey to Monmouthshire's famed Rockfield Studios. Making Tracks (BBC Radio 4, 11.30am) examines the history and legacy of Wales' best-known recording facility.

    Beginning a series on recording studios, Morley starts at a farm that gave...

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  9. Strata Florida Abbey

    Monday 23 July 2012, 09:00

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The ruins of Strata Florida Abbey lie close to the Ceredigion town of Tregaron, deep in rural solemnity and with almost no hint of the importance the place once held.

    Little remains of what was once a huge and...

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  10. The Sunday school movement

    Sunday 22 July 2012, 09:13

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    For many people living in Wales, childhood was marked by two special events - the children's matinée at the town picture house each Saturday and, a day later, attendance at Sunday school in the local church or chapel.

    Sunday school was not a Welsh invention but it certainly gained a hold in many, if...

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