Blog posts by year and month April 2010

Posts (115)

  1. The bank holiday weekend is upon us and I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that there is more rain and heavy showers on the way! We've enjoyed some very pleasant and warm weather this month but May is going to get off to a cool and unsettled start with low pressure over us and chilly win...

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  2. North East Wales reports on the 120th anniversary of the visit of Queen Elizabeth of Roumania to Llandudno. She described Llandudno as "as a beautiful haven of peace" and several streets in the town are already named in her honour. Read the story. North West Wales has pulled together its coll...

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  3. A few years ago, while working at Welsh Music Foundation, two young bucks came in to talk to me and my boss, Elliot Reuben, a music scene stalwart with an anecdote for every occasion.

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  4. This year one of my favourite record labels, Wichita Recordings, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. From Simian Mobile Disco through to Euros Childs, First Aid Kit, The Cribs, Conor Oberst and many many more, I've had countless amazing nights out thanks to the label, and many an evening i...

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  5. The weather forecast is predictably grim for the long weekend but never fear - I'm sure it will be hot and sunny again once we're all back in work next week... Make the most of your time in between the showers though. Here are a few ideas from around Wales that you might like to try: North Wes...

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  6. It won't matter where I end up in life, Mold will always feel like home. I did all my most important growing up there. You know, learning how to drink and smoke; perfecting the art of bohemian shirking, and spending as much time as humanely possible in caf├ęs and pubs talking about music. I we...

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  7. Common Scoter sea ducks came in their droves to Carmarthen Bay this winter, smashing previously recorded numbers. There are usually around 20,000 birds in the Bay but this winter it was an astonishing 43,000! The numbers, revealed by the Countryside Council for Wales, were recorded as part of ...

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  8. Most of Wales enjoyed its warmest day of the year so far yesterday thanks to southerly winds from Spain. Rhyl in Denbighshire was the hot spot with a high of 21 Celsius, 70 Fahrenheit - On a par with Palermo in Sicily and well above the April average! Unfortunately, though, the warm spell i...

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  9. Following the announcement of the longlist of the Wales Book of the Year 2010, we've got a brand new photo gallery of images taken on the night of the event in Bangor. Kindly provided by Academi, the Welsh literature agency that administers the annual prize with funding from the Arts Counci...

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  10. The winning photographs from this year's National Photographic Portrait Commission are now on show at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. Striking portraits of one of Britian's leading scientists Steve Jones, by Tom Pope, and Welsh band Super Furry Animals, by Sophie Keyworth, will be on d...

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