Blog posts by year and month March 2011

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  1. Welsh author Kaite O'Reilly has won the 2010 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Now in its second year, the prize is awarded annually to recognise excellence in poetry. O'Reilly scooped the accolade for her new version of Aeschylus' tragedy The Persians for National Theatre Wales, whic...

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  2. March came in like lamb this year but it's going out like a lion with strong to gale force winds buffeting Wales. Here are a selection of wind gusts from around the country: Lake Vyrnwy 65mph, Aberdaron 61mph, Capel Curig 53mph, Aberporth 55mph, Hawarden 53mph, Tirabad 43mph, Mumbles Head 40m...

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  3. On Sunday 17 April the Shared Earth Trust at Denmark Farm near Lampeter is holding a Dawn Chorus Walk. This April weekend also marks the start of the summer season for the Eco Campsite at Denmark Farm. Visitors are invited to put up their tents, immerse themselves in nature and join the gui...

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  4. Judges from the Art Fund Prize paid a visit to the Mostyn gallery in Llandudno earlier this week, one of the 10 musuems and galleries that have been longlisted for the coveted £100,000 award. The newly redeveloped art gallery is the only Welsh institution included on the prize's longlist. Ch...

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  5. We've all been shaken and affected by the events in Japan of late, and the situation is still grave for so many who have either lost their homes in the tsunami, or still evacuated from the Fukushima area. Having visited the country on a couple of occasions and had nothing but the warmest welc...

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  6. As expected we've had a drop of rain today, the first for a while but welcomed by gardeners and allotment owners. No doubt the farmers are pleased too, given it's been such a dry month. Rainfall totals today between 1 and 5mm so not a huge amount but enough to freshen things up. There's m...

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  7. Scientists at Cardiff University have recently discovered that insects using vibration to attract mates risk being eaten alive by spiders. According to Dr Meta Virant-Doberlet and Professor William Symondson - "Vibrational signalling is a widespread form of sexual communication between animal...

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  8. Every year thousands of Welsh sports fans stand with tears in their eyes as the band plays and the national team prepares to take on the might of England, Ireland, the All Blacks or whoever. Welsh Anthem songsheet They will bawl out the words - most of them only half remembered - and ...

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  9. Artwork by some of the UK's most talented theatre designers has gone on show at an exhibition in Cardiff. The Transformation and Revelation exhibition, presented by the Society of British Theatre Designers, is taking place at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. It includes drawings, ...

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  10. Welsh songstress Cerys Matthews has added another string to her creative bow as she has penned a new children's book. Tales From The Deep retells two ancient Welsh legends, Cantre'r Gwaelod and The Maid of Llyn y Fan, in a picture book format and will be published by Pont Books, a branch of Go...

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