Blog posts by year and month February 2010

Posts (91)

  1. Fancy watching a play written in 415 BC? If so, the Riverfront in Newport is the place to go between 10 and 13 February. The play is The Trojan Women written by the great Greek tragedian, Euripides but the production by Theatr Pena is a translation and version by the poet Brendan Kennelly. As t...

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  2. Anglesey-born actor Julian Lewis Jones stars in new Hollywood blockbuster Invictus - directed by Clint Eastwood - which is released in UK cinemas today. (Photograph: Craig Sugden)

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  3. Determination is a wonderful thing, and you'll find no less a determined bunch than the band Race Horses, made up of members Meilyr Jones, Alun Gaffey, Dylan Hughes and Gwion Llewelyn. Despite line up changes, years and years of performing, and travelling from the four corners of Wales to vario...

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  4. Congratulations to Philip Gross on winning the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry. It's seen as the prize most poets want to win and the Professor of Creative Writing at Glamorgan University is delighted that his book, The Water Table earned him the £15,000 first prize. The TS Eliot prize is in its 15th year now and is awarded to the author of the best new collection of poetry published in the UK and Ireland each year.

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  5. Last month was the coldest January in Wales since 1987, while December and January combined were the coldest since the winter of 1981/1982. In a temperature series that goes back to 1914, January was the ninth coldest in Wales with a mean temperature of +1.0 Celsius, the average is 3.9 Celsiu...

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  6. A Welsh artist has been granted permission to recreate images from one of Beatrix Potter's most famous works, so that blind children will get to appreciate some of her characters that were created over 100 years ago. Colin Antwis, from Mold in Flintshire, makes illustrations using swell paper,...

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  7. Just came across this page on BBC Wales NE Wales so thought I'd share it with you. It's a nice little interactive map following the route of the canal and aqueduct marking out points of interest along the way as well as articles, photos and videos: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal -...

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  8. Rolf Harris is set to open a new exhibition of Sir Kyffin Williams' portrait work at the Oriel Ynys Môn in Llangefni, Anglesey later today.

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  9. I'm sure many of you are sat at home reading this and thinking who on earth was Twm Sion Cati? I have to confess I knew little of him until I began work on the new Weatherman Walking website. In episode 2, Derek walked part of the Twm Trail - a 22 mile trail opened in 2009 near Tregaron. Loc...

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  10. The nominees for the 2010 Academy Awards have been unveiled this afternoon, ahead of the glittering red carpeted, prize-giving night in March.

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