Blog posts by year and month February 2011

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  1. There were a few showers over the weekend, even a little snow on the mountains, but the emphasis this week is on dry and settled weather thanks to high pressure. Cloud amounts will vary from day to day with some bright or sunny spells and it will be cold enough at night for some frost. I wouldn't rule out the odd mist or fog patch as well. Tomorrow, of course, is 1 March and St. David's Day and if you're planning an outdoor event it will be generally dry with some bright skies and sunshine too but not everywhere. The south east will be cloudier and this cloud will become more widespread during the afternoon. The best of the sunshine tomorrow in the north and north west and around Cardigan Bay with top temperatures of 6 to 9 Celsius with light winds from the east or north east. If you're voting on Thursday, the good news is that the weather will be dry with highs of 8 to 11 Celsius with a breeze from the north east. At the moment, it looks like we can look forward to a dry weekend with high pressure over us. Derek

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  2. This week's show is now available via the iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme. Contained therein are multifold sonic wonders from all over Wales... with a tiny sprinkle of stuff from elsewhere. There are debut plays for Revoker (ferocious...

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  3. Okay, so it hasn't quite got the same ring to it as the classic Beach Boys track 'Good Vibrations' but it's just as spectacular to watch and listen to! As thousands of starlings take to the skies each night prior to roosting. Nobody knows why they do it, which makes it all the more fascinatin...

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  4. Haverfordwest-born actor Christian Bale has scooped the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Fighter at the 83rd Academy Awards. Christian Bale as Dicky Eklund in The Fighter © Momentum Pictures Read more on the 2011 awards, browse a photo gallery of pictures from last nig...

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  5. The first of March is arguably the most famous and important day in Welsh history and culture. Flag of St David It is, of course, St David's Day and all over the country celebrations - usually in the shape of eisteddfodau or arts festivals - take place. They are held in schools, in co...

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  6. The rock hard sands at Pendine stretch for over seven miles along the shore of Carmarthen Bay, running between Laugharne Sands in the east and the village of Pendine itself in the west. Babs © Carmarthenshire Museums Service These days they are an ideal tourist location where sand cas...

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  7. With the National Eisteddfod celebrating its 150th year this year, a week-long event is being planned in Wrexham from 29 July Stars from in and around Wales are coming together to celebrate the event and to kick-start the Eisteddfod festivities. Welsh operatic tenor Wynne Evans The event...

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  8. We've seen a big contrast in the weather across Wales today. The south and west were cloudy and grey but on Anglesey the weather was fit for a king at Trearddur Bay, if a little windy! There has also been plenty of sunshine on the north coast, Wrexham, and in parts of Powys and Monmouthshire....

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  9. With a very special pair of programmes this week (Max Boyce: The Road To Treorchy, Monday 28 February, 8.30pm and Live At Treorchy.... Again, Tuesday 1 March, 9pm, both on BBC One Wales), producer Carolyn Hitt looks back at the man and the classic album. Max Boyce When Live At Treorch...

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  10. Sir Anthony Hopkins will showcase some of his work as a classical composer at an exclusive concert this summer in Cardiff's St David's Hall. Read the BBC Wales News story. He will present several of his original scores, including music from his own movies August and Slipstream, plus a brand new piece written for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). The orchestra, conducted by Michael Seal, will also play music from some of the actor's best-known movies, including Shadowlands, Remains Of The Day and Silence Of The Lambs. Sir Anthony said: "I am immensely happy to be working with the CBSO to bring my compositions to the UK for the first time. "There are themes and passages in these pieces that have been several decades in the making and to bring them all vividly to life with one of the great symphony orchestras of the world is absolutely thrilling."

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