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  1. Two productions by National Theatre Wales have made it onto the shortlist for the 2013 James Tait Black Prize. Five plays in total were whittled down from a selection of more than 180 for the award's first ever prize for drama, worth £10,000.

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  2. Later this month, a ceremony marking the achievements of the great and good from last year's theatrical offerings in Wales is to take place.

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  3. Artist and presenter Rolf Harris was awarded a prestigious Bafta Fellowship at last night's awards ceremony for his "outstanding and exceptional contribution to television". Harris, whose grandparents hailed from Merthyr Tydfil, told BBC News: "It's unbelievable for a start, it's very humblin...

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  4. Welsh children's author Jenny Sullivan has scooped the 2012 Tir na n-Og English language award for her novel Full Moon. Jenny Sullivan with her novel Full Moon The author, who was born in Cardiff and lived in Raglan in Monmouthshire for many years, moved to Brittany in 2004. She often returns to Wales and did so last Friday to pick up the award, which was presented at Cardiff Central Library. It's not the first time that the author has won the Tir na n-Og award, as she gained the accolade in 2006 for her historical novel Tirion's Secret Journal. Sullivan said: "I am absolutely delighted and honoured to have won this major award for the second time. I must admit to being a compulsive writer and I'm currently working on a sequel to Full Moon." In Full Moon average teenager Nia - "she likes make-up and boys, but she's not so keen on homework" - encounters a strange creature in her Aunty Gwen's cellar that only emerges during a full moon, and it changes her average life for ever. The Tir na n-Og English Award recognises the exceptional quality of books with a Welsh background for children and young people. The Welsh language winner will be announced in a ceremony at the 2012 National Urdd Eisteddfod in June. Related links Welsh Books Council website BBC Cymru: Eisteddfod yr Urdd 2012

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  5. Twenty years ago Anthony Hopkins scooped one of the most prestigious accolades that Hollywood has to bestow, the Academy Award for best actor. Hopkins won the gong on 30 March 1992 for his role as the brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic murderer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs...

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  6. A new collaboration between BBC Writersroom, BBC Cymru Wales' TV drama department and National Theatre Wales has been launched to find the writing stars of the future. The Wales Drama Award is a new biennial prize open to any writer residing in Wales. To enter, writers must submit a full length script in any medium, with a minimum length of 30 minutes, to BBC Writersroom by 16 July 2012, that is unperformed or unproduced and in the English language. Wales Drama Award 2012 image The winner of the Wales Drama Award will receive £10,000 while two runners-up will receive £1000 each. All award winners will be given an opportunity to develop their script and/or ideas with either BBC Cymru Wales' TV drama department or National Theatre Wales. Six shortlisted writers will be invited to a meeting with the judges to discuss their script and an idea they want to develop in September, with the winner due to be announced in late 2012. BBC Writersroom have just announced two free workshops for budding writers to get involved with in Bangor and Wrexham in April. The sessions will take place on Thursday 26 April at Bangor University, Arts Centre, 6.30-7.45pm, and on Monday 30 April at Wrexham University, CIB Foyer, 5.30-6.45pm. For information on how to reserve a place on either session visit the BBC writersroom website. Other forthcoming sessions in Aberystwyth and Swansea are to be confirmed. The judging panel for the Wales Drama Award 2012 will be led by Kate Rowland, BBC creative director of new writing. The other judges are award-winning writers Russell T Davies and Abi Morgan, BBC Cymru Wales' head of drama Faith Penhale, and John McGrath, artistic director of National Theatre Wales.

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  7. Welsh singer, songwriter and children's book author Cerys Matthews has been announced as one of three new judges for the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize. Matthews joins Guardian literary journalist Nicholas Wroe and Media Wales columnist Carolyn Hitt as the new faces on the judging panel,which also co...

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  8. The organisation behind Artes Mundi, the UK's biggest contemporary art prize has announced its shortlist. Selectors have whittled down the choice of talent from 576 different artists to just seven, who will now vie for the prestigious £40,000 prize. The seven artists are: Miriam Bäckström (S...

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  9. Welsh actor Craig Roberts picked up the young British performer of the year accolade at yesterday's London Critics' Circle Film Awards for his role in Swansea-shot Submarine. Roberts, who hails from Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly, beat the likes of War Horse star Jeremy Irvine, Saoirse Ronan, John Boyega and his Submarine co-star Yasmin Paige to the award. Craig Roberts as Oliver and Yasmin Paige as Jordana in Submarine. Photo © www.image.net Submarine was adapted from the novel by Welsh author Joe Dunthorne, and directed by Richard Ayoade. Ayoade was beaten to the breakthrough British film-maker gong at last night's awards by Andrew Haigh for Weekend, which starred Cardiff actor Tom Cullen. Cullen in turn missed out on the best British actor award to Michael Fassbender. Read more about the award winners on the BBC News website.

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  10. Rising Welsh star Alexandra Roach has been named on the Bafta longlist in the category of best supporting actress for her role in The Iron Lady, which goes on general release in UK cinemas today. The longlist is the result of round one voting of films by BAFTA members for entry in the 2012 Or...

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