Blog posts by year and month March 2011

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  1. There's plenty of nature activities happening over the next few months in Wales. I hope you've all managed to sort out your body clocks now BST is finally here. The rookery near my house has definitely livened up lately and I keep meaning to try and film the daily aerial acrobatics, as hundr...

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  2. I've only been to see a few big pop tours in my time. As you can imagine, my speciality is the beer-stained, dark venues that are usually appropriately named part of the 'toilet circuit'. However, now and again it's nice to lift yourself in life, and a walloping great big pop show is definite...

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  3. The reign of Henry VIII was significant for many reasons, not least the break from Rome. This abandoning of Catholicism and the creation of the Anglican Church - fuelled by nothing more than Henry's need to sire a son - ushered in a period of religious and social discord that, ultimately, lasted...

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  4. Libraries, museums and archives across Wales are set to benefit from a £2.8 million Welsh Assembly Government grants package, which was announced today by Minister for Heritage Alun Ffred Jones. Nine public libraries will share £1,470,172 in capital grants for modernisation work, while a further £858,075 in revenue funding has been allocated to develop the work of libraries in Wales, including grants to 17 library projects ranging from developing literacy, information skills, partnership working, online services and encouraging more people to visit libraries. Museums in north Wales which will receive grants include Buckley Library - set to receive a grant of £300,00 towards modernisation - while Wrexham County Library service will benefit from £165,000 to lead on an all-Wales programme to promote and increase usage of libraries. Read more about the north Wales grants on the Daily Post website, and for more information on the funding announcement, see the Welsh Assembly Government website.

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  5. This week we celebrate some of the highlights from our Radio Wales Music Day gig at Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Mold. You can hear a song each from Colorama (magical), Masters in France (pumping), Houdini Dax (exuberant) and Courteous Thief (rollicking). It was quite a night. You can live the whole ev...

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  6. Claire Jones, the royal harpist, came into Radio Wales last Friday to speak to Roy Noble and Bethan Elfyn for Radio Wales Music Day. She spoke about performing at Buckingham Palace on the occasion of the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. You can listen again to the interview here:

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  7. I'm feeling a little tired today after completing two walks over the weekend. On Saturday I went to the Brecon Beacons and conquered Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn. The weather was good - very hazy but fine and warm with just a gentle breeze. On the way up to Corn Du. On Sunday, I...

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  8. Fans of BBC One's Countryfile series will have recently seen the sad demise of Wales' tallest and joint tallest tree in Britain. Unfortunately it had to be felled due to safety concerns. Don't despair though, as it's neighbour has recently taken the new title! The new tallest tree at Lake Vyr...

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  9. Penarth's singer-songwriter Pete Lawrie's début album, A Little Brighter, is out on Island records on 2 May. In the past year he's had singles playlisted on national radio stations, performed at Cardiff's Big Weekend, and generally come to the fore in Welsh music. Pete Lawrie's A Little Bri...

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  10. Manic Street Preachers frontman James dean Bradfield came into Radio Wales this afternoon to speak to Roy Noble and Bethan Elfyn for Radio Wales Music Day. James Dean Bradfield Listen again to James talking about his love of John Cale and why the band covered the ex-Velvet Underground man's The Endless Plain of Fortune Feel free to comment! If you want to have your say, on this or any other BBC blog, you will need to sign in to your BBC iD account. If you don't have a BBC iD account, you can register here - it'll allow you to contribute to a range of BBC sites and services using a single login. Need some assistance? Read about BBC iD, or get some help with registering.

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