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February (49 posts)

  1. My grandfather and me

    Friday 28 February 2014, 11:58

    Hannah Ellis Hannah Ellis

    Hannah Ellis, granddaughter of Dylan Thomas talks about his work at the BBC.

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  2. Sixteen spiritual steps to Saint David

    Friday 28 February 2014, 11:58

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    It’s around fourteen hundred years since the death of St David or Dewi Sant as he’s known in Wales but other than wearing a daffodil or leek on St David's Day, what do we really know about our patron saint?

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  3. Future of Welsh film at heart of St David’s Day celebrations

    Friday 28 February 2014, 11:12

    Polly March Polly March

    New Welsh sci-fi action thriller The Machine has been creating a buzz at film festivals on both sides of the Atlantic and now Cardiff audiences will have their chance to see it at an exclusive screening this weekend to mark St David’s Day.

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  4. 'E.T. galw adref': Elliott speaks Welsh

    Friday 28 February 2014, 09:56

    Owen Williams Owen Williams

    "Mae Elliott yn siarad Cymraeg?!" (Elliot speaks Welsh?)

    "Well, yes... well, no... Not Elliott - the actor who played him - Henry J. Thomas Jr."

    "Really?"

    "Yes... well, I think so... hang on, I'll find out."

    That was essentially the gist of a conversation I had in August 2012 with a colleague of mine at...

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  5. Mongolian band Hanggai visit Bangor

    Thursday 27 February 2014, 12:54

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Didn’t they have a lovely time… when Mongolian band Hanggai arrived in Bangor!

    A few years ago I presented a series on World Music for BBC Radio Cymru, called 'Beth yn y Byd!' (a play on words meaning What in the World!). During this amazing sonic journey I made friends with a wonderful contributor...

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  6. Some sunshine for St David’s Day

    Wednesday 26 February 2014, 16:36

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    This winter has been very wet and mild - in fact Hawarden in Flintshire was the warmest place in the UK last Sunday with a top temperature of 13.6°C, several degrees above the average which is nearer 7°C.

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  7. How Green Was My Valley takes the Oscar

    Wednesday 26 February 2014, 11:57

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    On the evening of 26 February 1942 the cream of Hollywood society – all the actors and directors, the technicians and movie moguls of the film industry, as well as many members of the press and general public - turned up at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles to witness and take part in that year's Academy...

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  8. The British Home Children of Wales

    Wednesday 26 February 2014, 10:52

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    If you have never heard of the British Home Children (BHC) then prepare to be amazed by their story - a story that is soon to be told through the artwork of Nerea Martinez de Lecea and Michele Woodey.

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  9. The red dragon

    Tuesday 25 February 2014, 14:58

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Think of Wales and you invariably think of the dragon, the red dragon. Yet Wales is not alone in this. Many other cultures or people have also taken and embraced the dragon symbol, an emblem that has featured quite prominently in numerous ancient mythologies and folklores.

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  10. Not couponing - extreme couponing!

    Monday 24 February 2014, 13:40

    Lucy Owen Lucy Owen

    Now, you know we love saving a bit of cash on X-Ray, and we pride ourselves on knowing how to do it pretty well. In fact, it’s not often we’re surprised by money-saving tips. But the results of extreme couponing - and we are talking extreme here - have been the talk of the office.

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