Wales

Blog posts by year and month October 2010

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  1. Proposals are in place to extend the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to roughly twice its current size, as the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) look to protect parts of the area at risk. In partnership with the Wrexham and Denbighshire local authorities, CCW plans ...

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  2. Penrhyn Castle near Bangor will open its doors later this month for school groups and the general public to Meet a Masterpiece and learn about the art of portraiture. The event at the castle has been organised as part of the Big Draw, an international campaign that aims to use drawing to conne...

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  3. This autumn sees the start of a new landmark series called Snowdonia 1890 on BBC Cymru Wales. You can watch a trailer about the programme below: Filmed mainly in Rhosgadfan in Gwynedd, Snowdonia 1890 sees two specially selected families embark on an epic journey, as the men, women an...

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  4. In a move to cause unsuitable excitement to all indie fans, former Gorky's Zygotic Mynci singer Euros Childs has joined forces with Teenage Fanclub frontman Norman Blake in a new outfit called Jonny. Jonny Although both bands had their heyday in the 1990s (check out Bandwagonesque or 1...

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  5. If you were thinking of competing for the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize or the Prose Medal at next year's National Eisteddfod in Wrexham, you have until 1 December to enter. The Daniel Owen Memorial Prize is awarded for an unpublished novel of no fewer than 50,000 words, while the Prose Medal is given for a piece of creative prose titled Rebellion. Jerry Hunter This year's Prose Medal winner at Ebbw Vale was Jerry Hunter from Penygroes in Gwynedd. Not only was he the first American to win a major prize at the festival, but he was also the first foreigner to scoop a major prize. Watch his ceremony at our Eisteddfod site. The 2010 Daniel Owen Memorial Prize went to Grace Jones of Felinheli, Gwynedd. She was a Prose Medal winner in 1988 as well as being triumphant in the National Eisteddfod's short story competition three times. See her prize giving ceremony. Competition listings for the 2011 National Eisteddfod in Wrexham can be purchased from the official Eisteddfod website. If you missed any of the action from this year's Eisteddfod from Ebbw Vale you can watch ceremony highlights, results, guides and pictures from throughout the whole week on our Eisteddfod website.

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  6. Sir Tom Jones has revealed that he was once considered for the role of James Bond. Tom Jones Read the BBC News story here. In an interview with Smooth Radio to be broadcast today, the Treforest Voice (who contributed the theme song to Thunderball) says that he was one of the names c...

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  7. As the Ryder Cup grinds to its soggy conclusion today, complete with some of the worst clothing ever donned by sober people, it falls to Goldie Lookin' Chain's P Xain to report for us what happened at their alternative golfing extravaganza, The Goldie Lookin' Celebrity Golf Extravaganza. So, o...

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  8. Wednesday night saw the glittering and glamorous Welcome To Wales concert for the Ryder Cup celebration at the Millennium Stadium. This was a concert/TV show, so it was slightly unusual in many ways. There was lots of talking, lots of clapping, lots of speeches, lots of golf celebrities (ahem...

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  9. If you've been living in a small dark cave of late this may be news to you to - but the 2010 Ryder Cup began in Newport today, albeit with a suspension in play due to heavy rain. But what to do if you've made it to south Wales - or you're lucky enough to live there in the first place - and you...

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  10. The Arts Council of Wales has been urged by arts groups to spend £1m of unspent funding that it is considering using as a safety net against future Welsh Assembly Government cuts. The organisation has said it will decide how to spend the money, which stems from leftover funds from an arts sche...

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