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October (46 posts)

  1. The greatest of great

    Monday 28 October 2013, 13:09

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    My first BBC Radio Wales broadcast was on 15 October 1993. It's astonishing to me that it has been that long.

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  2. Looking forward to the big match - Cardiff City v Swansea City

    Monday 28 October 2013, 09:40

    Simon Davies Simon Davies

    For many, this weekend's game between Cardiff City and Swansea City is more than a football match. Seasoned football observers won't need telling that the south Wales derby is one of, if not the most fierce match in British football.

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  3. Do Not Go Gentle Festival aims to keep spirit of Dylan Thomas alive

    Friday 25 October 2013, 14:47

    Polly March Polly March

    As the world gears up to celebrate the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth in 2014, closer to home a smaller series of events that would have been just his cup of tea/pint of beer is taking place. After the runaway success of last year's event, the Do Not Go Gentle Festival is back again and will be taking...

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  4. Grace Williams, Welsh composer

    Friday 25 October 2013, 11:36

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Grace Williams was an accomplished, highly skilled musician and composer who managed to catch the heart and soul of Wales in her many compositions. To many students of music she is "the" Welsh composer, particularly in her vocal and later orchestral pieces.

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  5. Performers given 48 hours to create live pieces in response to artwork

    Friday 25 October 2013, 11:16

    Polly March Polly March

    A new project is being run in Aberystwyth that sees performers from a range of disciplines charged with creating a new piece of work in response to exhibitions at the Gas Gallery.

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  6. Having fun at the fair

    Thursday 24 October 2013, 10:39

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    I was recently invited to the fair. Not the sort of fair that has candy floss and dodgems but one packed full of people all enjoying themselves and sharing their common interest in family history.

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  7. Sŵn Festival, Cardiff - Day One

    Thursday 24 October 2013, 10:22

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Eight days of living more life than I do in eight months; tens of bands, some of whom have got my heart beating dangerously fast for a man of such precipitous years; seeing countless friends who fill my heart with happiness and a rare sense of belonging and a whole new team of skilful friends I didn...

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  8. An intro to WOMEX with one of the Seven Samurai

    Wednesday 23 October 2013, 13:10

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    WOMEX, the world music expo, takes place in Cardiff this week. It's the first time the prestigious event has been held in Wales but if you're unfamiliar with it, WOMEX is one of the industry's biggest events in the promotion of world music, which includes Welsh music ranging from traditional and folk...

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  9. Dark and disturbing poem to be performed in English for very first time

    Monday 21 October 2013, 12:25

    Polly March Polly March

    This year marked 100 years since the birth of the acclaimed Welsh poet RS Thomas, while 2014 will see hundreds of events taking place worldwide to celebrate the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth.

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  10. A second helping of Americana

    Friday 18 October 2013, 10:24

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    This week sees the second instalment of our Americana series, in which we are exploring lesser-known works by often neglected composers from the United States.

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