Blog posts by year and month May 2013

Posts (51)

  1. For art historian Peter Lord, pictures and the stories behind them hold far more fascination than a linear recollection of his own life and times.

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  2. On 31 May 1865 a group of 153 Welsh men, women and children set sail from Liverpool on the converted tea clipper Mimosa. Their destination: the Chubut Valley in Argentina.

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  3.   According to figures from the Met Office this spring in Wales is the coldest since 1962!

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  4. In the 1930s and 40s, right up to her death in 1966, Megan Lloyd George was one of the most inspirational speakers and broadcasters.

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  5. Built at the turn of the last century, the Blaengwynfi Hall was once the cultural epicentre of the upper Afan valley. Now, more than 50 years since the last showing, film is to delight local audiences once more via a mobile cinema programme which aims to put it at the heart of community regene...

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  6. The name of Anton Webern for many is synonymous with music that is not altogether easy listening.

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  7. The show felt like the first 'proper' one I'd done for weeks and weeks.

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  8. Everest's links to Wales go back even further than the days of Hillary and Tenzing. The mountain itself was named after Colonel Sir George Everest, who was born in Crickhowell, Powys in 1790.

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  9. Some of the stories of the men who fought in the Great War are memorable, some are harrowing, some downright distressing. But all are fascinating, and none more so than that of Private Thomas Henry Thomas.

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  10. Rhodri and I record the introductions to the reports and the responses following them. They're the glue that helps the programme flow from one item to the next.

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