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Laura Chamberlain

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  1. An intro to WOMEX with one of the Seven Samurai

    WOMEX, the world music expo, takes place in Cardiff this week. It's the first time the prestigious event has been held in Wales but if you're unfamiliar with it, WOMEX is one of the industry's biggest events in the promotion of world music, which includes Welsh music ranging from traditional and...

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  2. Welsh Mountain Zoo celebrates its 50th birthday

    Humboldt penguins, emperor tamarins and Bactrian camels may not be indigenous to north Wales, but if you know where to look you can find them all, and more, in a small pocket of a Welsh coastal town.

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  3. Follow the story: Under Milk Wood takes to Twitter

    A new production of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood will reach a very different audience this week as characters including Dai Bread, Cherry Owen and Captain Cat take to Twitter for a performance.

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  4. Philanthropists' gift on show at National Museum Cardiff

    Twelve important contemporary artworks that were gifted to National Museum Cardiff by art collectors Eric and Jean Cass will go on show this weekend.

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  5. Golden palm trees take root in Swansea's High Street

    An eye-catching mural is bringing a little colourful cheer to the heart of Swansea city centre through the gloomy winter months.

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  6. Driving Home for Christmas, a new drama for BBC Radio Wales

    Driving Home for Christmas, a new week-long festive drama has started on BBC Radio Wales this week, which has at its heart something familiar to many at this time of year – the journey home for Christmas.

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  7. New book showcases Cardiff Before Cardiff photography

    A new book tells the story of an intriguing discovery of photography of Cardiff from the late 1970s and early 1980s, which has ultimately led to the reuniting of a father and daughter.

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  8. Daniel Jones; composer, codebreaker and friend of Dylan Thomas

    This week marks the centenary of the birth of one of Wales’ most distinguished classical composers of the 20th century, Daniel Jenkyn Jones.

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  9. Wales and the refugee children of the Basque country

    In 1937 almost 4,000 Basque children fled from their homes, and a country that was in the middle of a bitter civil war, to the safety of the UK. Now, 75 years on, a new BBC programme examines Wales’ role in bringing the evacuees to safety, and the stories of children who escaped the war.

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  10. Jerry the Tyke to SuperTed: Welsh animation celebrated in new exhibition

    From Jerry the Tyke, who predates Mickey Mouse, to the instantly recognisable SuperTed, Wales has a pretty firm friendship with the animation industry.

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  11. Do Not Go Gentle festival designed with Dylan Thomas in mind

    Organisers of the inaugural Do Not Go Gentle festival, which takes place in Swansea this weekend, have designed it with the aim of pleasing one of the city's most famous sons, Dylan Thomas.

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  12. Women's writing celebrated at the xx minifest

    Writing by and for women will be celebrated this weekend as the xx minifest of women’s writing 2012 takes place at Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre.

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  13. Artists throw open their studio doors in Cardiff

    This weekend Cardiff-based artists will be opening their studio doors across the capital city to give members of the public an insight into their creative workspaces.

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  14. Lumen Prize 2012 celebrates digital art

    The winners of the inaugural Lumen Prize, the first international award to celebrate digitally-created fine art, were announced today at Cardiff’s City Hall.

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  15. Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution examines weaving in Wales

    Daytime television programme Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution is celebrating the arts and crafts tradition in the UK and in Thursday's episode, Paul meets a Welsh master weaver.

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  16. Championing art in the community: Made in Roath 2012

    Cardiff arts festival Made in Roath returns today for the fourth time, celebrating one of the most artistic communities in the capital city.

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  17. Artes Mundi 5 at the National Museum of Art, Cardiff

    Artes Mundi 5, one of the UK's most significant exhibitions of contemporary art, has opened at the National Museum Wales, Cardiff.

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  18. Hashtag Dylan Thomas: Under Milk Wood in 28 tweets

    This Thursday, 4 October, marks National Poetry in the UK. To celebrate the occasion one of the most well-known works by Dylan Thomas will be published in a new, very abridged version - thanks to the medium of Twitter.

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  19. Art Across The City invades Swansea

    If you're out and about in Swansea this weekend and you happen to see Bonnie Tyler's head in the Castle Gardens, fear not. It forms part of one of five new temporary public art works in Art Across The City.

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  20. Ospreys Schools Programme launches in Wales

    The Welsh rugby region Ospreys have today launched a new educational programme for schools that will involve more than 3,000 children from Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea over the current academic year.

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