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353 posts about Events on this blog

  1. Gwyneth Lewis and Joe Dunthorne pick their desert island discs

    Wednesday 24 August 2011, 12:01

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh DJ and BBC Wales Music blogger Bethan Elfyn will host a Desert Island Discs event with authors Gwyneth Lewis and Joe Dunthorne next month.

    Organised by Literature Wales, Bethan will chat to both writers about which tracks they'd like to take to a desert island and why. In between the discussion...

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  2. Beyoncé to play Michael Forever via satellite

    Tuesday 23 August 2011, 10:09

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Ex-Destiny's Child star, and solo behemoth Beyoncé has been announced as a performer for the Michael Forever tribute concert.

    The singer won't, however, be playing in person, but will perform one of her favourite Jackson 5 songs via satellite. On the event's Facebook page organisers have...

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  3. PENfro book festival in Rhosygilwen

    Monday 22 August 2011, 15:16

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A group of west Walian writers, artists and publishers have joined forces to establish a new book festival that will take place next month.

    The PENfro book festival will be held in Rhosygilwen, Rhoshill in Pembrokeshire and organisers hope that it will bring together a mix of writers, readers, book...

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  4. Time to celebrate Green Man

    Friday 19 August 2011, 11:22

    James McLaren James McLaren

    While most people's thoughts are with the victims of the Pukkelpop disaster this weekend, there is space to celebrate an event that is much closer to home: Green Man.

    The 15,000-capacity festival has sold out for the third year running and kicks off today at its home at the Glanusk Estate near Crickhowell...

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  5. Welsh bands affected by Pukkelpop disaster

    Friday 19 August 2011, 09:22

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Two Welsh bands have fallen victim to the cancellation of Belgium's Pukkelpop festival in the wake of yesterday's disaster which saw five people killed in a stage collapse caused by a sudden, violent storm.

    Kids In Glass Houses were meant to be playing today while The Joy Formidable were due to play...

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  6. Festival celebrates Gladstone's Library

    Thursday 18 August 2011, 15:35

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A weekend long festival will be held at Gladstone's Library in Hawarden, Flintshire to celebrate the Victorian prime minister and the ongoing work of the library.

    Gladstone was a life-long scholar and an eager reader and collector of books. His personal collection of over 32,000...

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  7. More turmoil for Michael Forever

    Wednesday 17 August 2011, 09:38

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, hitherto restricted to top-class sport and occasional concerts, has unwittingly become a battleground in the continuing farrago surrounding Michael Forever, the Michael Jackson tribute concert due to take place on 8 October.

    As we reported yesterday Kiss were added to the...

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  8. Sŵn puts on Advancing 101 for performers

    Tuesday 16 August 2011, 11:09

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Sŵn festival and Welsh Music Foundation, in conjunction with Music Wales and UK Trade and Investment, are putting on two workshops aimed at helping everyone involved in music take their performance into the professional world.

    Taking place at Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre on 7 September (2.30-4.30pm...

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  9. Crazy Crazy Nights for Michael Jackson tribute concert

    Tuesday 16 August 2011, 10:38

    James McLaren James McLaren

    The line-up for the Michael Forever tribute concert took a strange turn yesterday with the announcement that American stadium rock giants Kiss will be performing.

    The announcement has caused some furore amongst Michael Jackson fans groups as Kiss frontman Gene Simmons, in the weeks following the singer...

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  10. Christina Aguilera, JLS, Leona Lewis, Smokey Robinson and Cee Lo Green for Michael Forever

    Friday 12 August 2011, 08:04

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Michael Forever, the Michael Jackson tribute concert due to take place at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, has announced its first tranche of acts, possibly offsetting some of the negative press which has beset so event this far.

    Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, JLS, Smokey Robinson and Cee Lo Green have...

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  11. Aberjazz 2011

    Thursday 11 August 2011, 11:48

    James McLaren James McLaren

    There are lots of small festivals in Wales, many great little events existing because of people's love of the genres they're working with, but most don't achieve the recognition of something like Green Man or Wakestock.

    I took a call last week from Richard James of the Aberjazz jazz and blues festival...

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  12. Cee Lo for Michael Forever, Kanye and Xtina say maybe, but Bieber says no

    Wednesday 10 August 2011, 10:11

    James McLaren James McLaren

    As previously announced, Michael Forever, a tribute concert for Michael Jackson, is due to be taking place in Cardiff on 8 October and has apparently booked its first big name act.

    Celebrity-chasing tabloid website TMZ has reported that Jackson's mother, Katherine, has been personally inviting music...

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  13. Cardiff Big Weekend 2011

    Monday 8 August 2011, 14:25

    James McLaren James McLaren

    This Friday I went down, as every year for the last three years, to the Cardiff Big Weekend's site outside City Hall. I picked my way past the burly security fellows (who checked I wasn't smuggling moonshine in my camera bag) and through the wonderful sea of kohl-smothered humanity to the backstage area...

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  14. Free acrobatic performances mark Wales-Chongqing Cultural Week

    Friday 5 August 2011, 17:22

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The Wales-Chongqing Cultural Week is underway and there are free events in Cardiff to get involved with to mark the celebration.

    The Chongqing Municipality in China has a sort of twinning arrangement with Wales, called a Memorandum of Understanding. There's more info on the Welsh Assembly Government...

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  15. Gŵyl Gardd Goll, Y Faenol Estate, Sunday 24 July 2011

    Thursday 28 July 2011, 16:04

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    I wake up on the Sunday morning existentially adrift. This can feel like the loneliest job. You get to flit around countless, remarkable folk, drawn to their talents, banging your dusty antenna against their luminosity, but you never get in. You're a different species. And that's how it should be, I...

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  16. Rheola Festival interview

    Wednesday 27 July 2011, 10:38

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    This year we've seen a spectacular crop of music festivals pop up around Wales, such as Gŵyl Gardd Goll, Laugharne, Mach Comedy Fest, Gŵyl Arall and many others.

    Each week I'm sent new links and hear of the fantastic work being done in sometimes the most remote locations of Wales. Wales has long been...

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  17. Gŵyl Gardd Goll, Y Faenol Estate, Saturday 23 July 2011

    Tuesday 26 July 2011, 16:04

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Gŵyl Gardd Goll has grown an awful lot bigger this year. Bumping into it as I arrive breathlessly late on the Saturday evening is like bumping into a sweet niece or nephew who suddenly got teenage-itis. "My, how you've grown" gets the scowl of derision it deserves. I'm not sure whether the extra lumps...

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  18. Millennium Stadium rises to the occasion for Jackson tribute

    Tuesday 26 July 2011, 10:41

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Yesterday it was announced that Cardiff's Millennium Stadium would be hosting a one-off, major Michael Jackson tribute concert on 8 October.

    Promoted by Global Live Events, who have a solid track record in large events, Michael Forever promises to feature "the world's greatest performing artists" in...

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  19. Laura Ford talk at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

    Friday 15 July 2011, 11:50

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh contemporary artist and sculptor Laura Ford will talk about her intriguing work at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea at 1pm this afternoon.

    The Glynn Vivian is currently showing an exhibition of three major pieces by Cardiff-born artist Ford, entitled Beast and Other Works.

    Following the...

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  20. Aged 15-19? Fancy a free comedy workshop?

    Thursday 14 July 2011, 15:58

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Shortly after I'd published my last blog post about the Cardiff Comedy Festival, news of some free stand-up workshops for teenagers came our way at BBC Wales Arts towers.

    Cardiff Central Library...

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