Blog posts by year and month March 2013

Posts (44)

  1. Born in Swansea on 21 March 1933, Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine grew up at 1 Uplands Crescent (now number five) and was a keen angler in Brynmill Park.

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  2. Tomorrow the Vernal or Spring Equinox will occur at 11:02am in the UK but remember the clocks don't go forward until the weekend after next on Sunday, 31 March.

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  3. One of the most popular poems in the Victorian Age - for recitation and for private reading - was undoubtedly Casabianca or, as it is invariably known, "The boy stood on the burning deck."

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  4. The artist Graham Sutherland is seen by many as one of the visionaries of 20th century art. A new exhibition at the Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St David's, Pembrokeshire, reveals how deeply Sutherland was influenced by the area's breathtaking scenery.

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  5. Next week sees Cardiff hosting some of the younger generation's favourite authors and characters as the city's first-ever literature festival specifically for children gets underway.

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  6. It might be something of a generalization but, from the early days of the princes, the Welsh have always enjoyed poetry and revered their bards.

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  7. After a bitterly cold start to the week, it has now turned less cold although still chilly with some frost.

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  8. A new play produced by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru tells the fascinating story of Eileen and Trefor Beasley’s eight-year protest in the 1950s to receive their tax bill in Welsh, a struggle that left them with almost nothing.

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  9. "Sorry I didn't get in until five, Mum. Faith No More's tour bus broke down in Mold and they were teaching us jazz chords."

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  10. The son of a miner, Ivor Emmanuel was orphaned during World War Two when a stray German bomb killed his father, mother, grandfather and sister.

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