Blog posts by year and month April 2013

Posts (41)

  1. There have been dozens of Welsh winners of the Victoria Cross but none of them is more memorable or noteworthy than Sam Pearce.

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  2. 21 April may not seem of major significance to most people. Yet on that day in 1509 Henry Tudor, King Henry VII of England, died at Windsor.

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  3. My day of reckoning came the afternoon I had to hand in a wind quintet arrangement of Tuileries from Mussorgsky's piano masterwork, Pictures at an Exhibition.

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  4. How did this distinctly urban - and urbane - individual come to the rural tranquillity of Llanddewi Brefi?

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  5. Attic gallery in Cardiff has played host to several interesting exhibitions exploring the various perspectives surrounding mental illness.

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  6. Forget spring, it was more like autumn last night with Wales buffeted by strong to severe gale force winds!

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  7. The fortifications of Milford Haven are, largely, still there. They are grey and stately, solid and dependable, typical 19th century military buildings.

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  8. This year marks a century since the birth of the celebrated Welsh poet and priest RS Thomas. Famed for his uncompromising and often stark representations of religion and the Welsh landscape, Thomas was also passionate about the Welsh nationalist cause and a fan of the visual arts.

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  9. For those of you who missed some of the best productions to come out of Wales over the past year or so, this month and next there is a chance to revisit several of them as part of Clwyd Theatre Cymru's Celtic Festival.

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  10. It's 15 years today since Welsh singing legend Dorothy Squires died aged 83.

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