Blog posts by year and month March 2011

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  1. This week's show is now available via the iPlayer. Please visit the link below any time between now and the start of the next programme. The show features more information about the imminent Radio Wales Music Day. "What's that?" I hear you splutter into a variety of caffeinated drinks (it'...

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  2. The fourth and final film in the Framing Wales series has been the most problematic. Who to put in and who to leave out? It's impossible to decide in terms of worth or quality or reputation. There are so many fine artists working the length and breadth of Wales. When I bump into friends in th...

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  3. Modern visitors, people from places like the USA and the Far East, men and women who know little or nothing about Welsh history, heritage and culture, might be excused for thinking that many, if not most, of our valleys were never industrialised at all. Welsh miners at Tylorstown Pit, Rhond...

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  4. My heart was not filled with joy as I drove with the film crew to Llandudno. The very name of that exquisite Edwardian resort is associated in my mind with its role as the venue for the annual conferences of political parties and trade-unions. I was always a notoriously bad attender; I'd rath...

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  5. An exciting new boardwalk is helping to open up the great outdoors to visitors at Dinefwr Park in Llandeilo. The 600 metre-long wooded walkway, which gives visitors easy access to special areas of the park, was opened by Iolo Williams earlier this month and is officially open to the public fr...

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  6. Ten north Wales relics that are currently in storage or on display in museums from Chester to Cardiff have been brought back to life with the help of digital lasers. The exhibition at Llandudno Museum The relics have been created as holograms and are now a touring exhibition. The holograms were produced in collaboration with OpTIC in St Asaph (part of Glyndr University) in Denbighshire and View Holographics in Colwyn Bay. Artefacts from the Burton Hoard, found near Wrexham, on the exposure table at OpTIC for the creating of the hologram. The artefacts on show are: An owl shaped Tudor cup and ring a lead drove found at Vallecrucis Abbey in Llangollen A Bronze Age axe head found at Dinas Bran, Llangollen A 14,000 year old decorated horse jaw bone from Kendrick's Cae, Llandudno Roman brooches found in Rhyl The Bardsey Crows Roman beads found in Bangor Stone relief tablet depicting the Roman god Mars from the Roman Segontium fort near Caerarfon A decorated bronze plaque reputedly thrown into the waters of Llun Carreg Bach, Anglesey during the Dark Ages The Holograms Exhibition runs at Llandudno Museum until Friday 8 April (excluding Mondays). Call 01492 876517 for details. You can find out more about the technology used to create the Virtual Artefacts Touring Exhibition on the Llangollen Museum website. It also has a tour timetable. You can read more about the exhibition in this Daily Post article.

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  7. Henry Widdicombe, the founder of the Machynlleth Comedy Festival, spoke to BBC Radio Wales' Jamie Owen yesterday about the upcoming event. This year's festival makes use of the extra bank holiday, due to the Royal Wedding, and runs from Friday 29 April until Sunday 1 May. Listen to the inter...

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  8. Yesterday, Roy Noble was joined on his Radio Wales show by Bethan Elfyn and a few of the stars of the upcoming Radio Wales Music Day. Gareth Bonello - aka The Gentle Good - talked to Roy and Beth, as did Jonathan Powell and Emma Lou Kay of Emmy's Unicorn. Listen to a clip from the programme:

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  9. This week's show is dedicated to the memory of the late, great John Sicolo who died a year ago this week. John co-founded The Legendary TJ's in Newport, Gwent - a venue that had a profound and positive impact on Welsh music. When I started doing my first 'proper' radio show in October 1993, th...

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  10. Everywhere we look now, we're seeing signs that winter is giving up it's grip (apologies if you've had snow up north recently) and that spring is taking hold. The plants and wildlife on the ground are feeling it too, as adders come out of hibernation to bask in the sun, tadpoles are wriggling...

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