Wales

Blog posts by year and month October 2009

Posts (81)

  1. While plenty of exciting new Welsh acts come to our attention, very few actually combine talent with the genuine potential to break into the national consciousness. Marina And The Diamonds - one of the subjects of Beth's latest blog - begs to be brought into the mainstream, but on her own terms.

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  2. Cardiff city never felt so exciting as it did last weekend for Swn festival, testament to how a few people working together with very little resources and lots of determination can pull off something special. More power to the DIY collective.

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  3. Sometimes you see some strange cloud formations in the sky, like this photo taken by Mrs Ali Collins. It was taken over Crofty on Gower. I think the hole is in Altocumulus clouds looking up towards Cirrus clouds above. After a little help from colleagues at the Met Office, we concluded tha...

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  4. Anglesey's Johnny R is about as close as music in North Wales has to an out-and-out iconoclast.

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  5. Sorry, that should have read woman 'grows' bananas on Anglesey but I wanted to grab your attention. ;) But yes it's true... Kathryn Selfe and her husband have been successfully growing a wide range of exotic fruits including mangos, limes and of course, bananas. Their secret? Polytunnels... ...

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  6. Some of you may have been wondering where I'd disappeared to recently? Well, I was on holiday in Germany last week, visiting Berlin, Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria. Great food but the beer didn't agree with me! The weather there was unseasonably cold so I was glad I packed my s...

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  7. So, Swn 2009 is over. The hangover still lingers, as do the memories of so many great bands, so many friendly faces and good people. Swn was so good it could transform the most charismatic conversationalist into a pub bore, banging on and on (and... on) about who they saw over the weekend while ...

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  8. Next Thursday (5 November 2009), National Theatre Wales will unveil the long-awaited details of their first programme of events. The company is set to launch one different show for each month of the year - plus an additional finale.

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  9. Last Friday I asked you all to get out there and film some fungi. It was a quiet weekend so what the heck?! ;) They may not be the most exciting things in the world to film but at least they don't move! If you've seen one moving, please stop reading this and go straight to your local GP. It also makes a nice change to see them in their natural habitat (which you don't always get from a photo), especially if it's a macro shot. As I suspected, Gale 'queen of fungi' from our BBC Wales Flickr group has pipped everyone to the post and submitted our very first clip: Clip 2: I think this is bleeding tooth fungus. Can anyone confirm? Keep sending them in to Flickr. Thanks Gull

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  10. Young actors and film makers were out in force at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl last weekend for the It's My Shout Awards. The awards recognise the budding talent that's nurtured through It's My Shout in all aspects of film and TV work - acting, writing, technical and production. The scheme was...

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