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Jools Holland swinging into Swansea
18/2/2010 - Music maestro Jools Holland is playing a gig in Swansea in the summer. The pianist is heading to the city's Singleton Park on Sunday August 8 with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra for a night of boogie-woogie. It will...

Windows 7 available in Welsh today
18/2/2010 - Free of charge, and fully paid for by Microsoft, a Language Interface Pack (LIP) for all versions of Microsoft Windows 7 has today been made available for download, thanks to collaboration between Microsoft and the Welsh ...

New 500-seat theatre for Llanelli
11/2/2010 - A £14.6m cultural and creative centre to include a new 500-seat theatre is to be developed in Carmarthenshire, creating 35 jobs. The Works in Llanelli town centre will provide entertainment, arts, culture, employment ...

London out to wreck Wales-Patagonia link says Plaid
9/2/2010 - Plaid Cymru spokesperson for home affairs, Elfyn Llwyd MP, has criticised the Labour Government in London for their 'English first' attitude towards student immigration, arguing that they are deliberately discriminating a...

US scholars flock to Dylan Thomas
3/2/2010 - A group of top American academics was given a treat at Swansea's Dylan Thomas Centre during a visit to the UK. All 40 Fulbright scholars currently studying in Britain visited the attraction to listen to an overview of ...

Wales appoints first science overlord
3/2/2010 - Wales has appointed a Welsh born and internationally recognised scientist, Professor John Harries, as the country's first Chief Scientific Adviser. Professor Harries said: "Wales is a small country, but is capable of...

Blue plaque for Tonypandy's Donald Houston
28/1/2010 - A blue placque has beeen erected at the birthplace of Tonypandy-born actor and film star Donald Houston. Almost 20 years fafter his death at the age of 67, tributes were paid to the star in a special ceremony. Histo...

Top Welsh stars for St David's Week
28/1/2010 - Top Welsh stars have been lined up to help celebrate the St David's Week Festival in Swansea. The Automatic and X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts are among acts that will perform in the city from February 22 to March 1...

Colwyn Bay claims oldest cinema in UK
28/1/2010 - A cinema in Colwyn Bay is claiming the title of the oldest working picture house in the UK. It was only this week that staff at Theatr Colwyn in the town discovered the venue was granted its first cinema licence exact...

Bel-Air butler comes to Swansea
28/1/2010 - Joseph Marcell, who played the sniffy butler in The Prince of Bel- Air TV hit show, comes to Swansea next month for rehearsals of a new musical. "Funkette!", written by Swansea-based Binda Singh and Lorraine King, wi...

Welsh art wows USA
27/1/2010 - Art from Wales forming what is said to be the best collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art outside France has gone in show in the USA this week. The exhibition was launched by Heritage Minister Alun Ffre...

Glamorgan poet wins £15,000 prize
26/1/2010 - ‘The Water Table’, a collection of poems by Glamorgan Professor Philip Gross, has scooped the UK’s foremost prize for poetry, the prestigious TS Eliot prize. The University’s Professor of Creative Writing foll...

New York date for Cardiff youth band
25/1/2010 - Young musicians from Cardiff are raising funds to ‘be a part of it’ in New York, New York. Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Music Service’s Youth Wind Band are holding a special fundraising gala concert next ...

Wales "Tardis" given £10,000
23/1/2010 - An extremely rare “Tardis” in Newport is among the 12 historic Welsh buildings to receive a share of more than £400,000 of Assembly Government conservation grants. The historical blue police telephone box in Somer...

Facelift for Llangollen Royal Pavilion
21/1/2010 - A major facelift of the Royal International Pavilion in Llangollen is expected to begin this month. The project includes the replacement of the canvass roof, extension to the arena and internal improvements to the hall...

Rhondda bands battle it out
20/1/2010 - Up-and coming bands will take to the stage and battle it out in a talent competition in Pontypridd later this month. 'The Gathering' 2010 Battle of the Bands is a regional competition, co-ordinated by the South Wales ...

Wales chance for lottery jackpot
14/1/2010 - TV favourite Sally Lindsay is calling on the people of Wales to nominate their favourite Lottery-funded project in The National Lottery Awards 2010. In the last year alone over £62 million of Lottery funding has gone ...

Poet's clock comes home to Newport
12/1/2010 - A grandmother clock presented to Newport-born poet W.H. Davies in 1930 was due to return to the city today. Davies is best known for the lines: What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and sta...

Wales writer found dead in sea
11/1/2010 - South Wales police are investigating the death of the Welsh writer and former S4C editor Angharad Jones after her body was recovered from the sea close to Penarth Pier in the Vale of Glamorgan. After information to the...

How Wales colonised Patagonia
11/1/2010 - How the Wesh colonised Patagonia in Argentina is the subject of a talk at the National Archives in Kew, London, on Thursday this week. In 1865 a group of Welsh emigrants left Liverpool on the tea clipper Mimosa bound f...

Speaking two languages could keep you young
11/1/2010 - People of all ages are taking part in what may well be the most extensive project ever to assess the benefits of being bilingual. Over 700 people aged between 2 and 80 are being recruited by Bangor University to explo...

Millions to promote Welsh language
7/1/2010 - Heritage Minister Alun Ffred Jones has announced more than £2.3 million funding for three organisations which play a key role in promoting the use of the Welsh language in the financial year 2010-11. The three organis...

Rolf Harris to unveil new Kyffin exhibition
7/1/2010 - TV artist and singer Rolf Harris will open an exhibition of portraits by Kyffin Williams at the Oriel Ynys Môn gallery in Llangefni on February 5. The exhibition comprises works within the Oriel's own collection as we...

Eisteddfod expert dies
5/1/2010 - Swansea University has been saddened by the death last night of the historian and author Professor Hywel Teifi Edwards at the age of 75. Hywel Teifi Edwards was formerly Professor of Welsh and Head of the Department of...

Spectacular Llanbradach sculpture unveiled today
14/12/2009 - Visitors to Llanbradach, near Caerphilly, will have a feast for the eye when they see the spectacular sculpture which is being unveiled in the village today. Working with the local community, artist Kay Aplin has creat...

A Story to Call My Own, a play on memories
11/12/2009 - Actress and Director, Karin Diamond, has used her father's life story as an inspiration for Re-Live Theatre's latest production, A Story to Call My Own, which is being performed this weekend at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardif...

Festive fun at Swansea'a Glynn Vivian Gallery
10/12/2009 - Festive workshops, live music and fascinating discussions are being launched at Swansea's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery as part of the attraction's winter activities programme. This season's events at the Alexandra Road gal...

Family says thank-you with pictures
9/12/2009 - A family’s thanks to hospital staff has seen the walls of Gellinudd Hospital given some bright new colours. Eighteen new paintings now hang around the hospital, the latest project to be completed as part of ABM’s Arts...

ABM stage winter photography competition
7/12/2009 - As the frosty mornings and chilly winter weather begins to bite, it’s an obvious time to get the coat out…as well as the camera. ABM are asking staff, and the public, to share their 2009 winter and join the growing l...

Welsh language goes to Parliament
3/12/2009 - Secretary of State for Wales Peter Hain today welcomed the announcement that the Welsh Language Order will be debated on the floor of the House of Commons on Tuesday 15 December. Following the announcement by the Lead...

Deeside dancers are champs
2/12/2009 - Ice dancing duo Josh Whidborne and Charlotte Aiken who train at Flintshire County Council’s Deeside Leisure Centre Ice Rink, have become the British Junior Ice Dance Champions. They won the title at Sheffield Ice Are...

Peter Pan flies into Newport
26/11/2009 - This Christmas, The Riverfront in Newport brings you the magical tale of Peter Pan, the boy that never grew up, from Tuesday 1 December 2009 to Sunday 3 January 2010. There's also extra festive fun with the new Peter Pan...

Ruthin Craft Centre shortlisted for top award
25/11/2009 - Denbighshire County Council is delighted that the flagship Ruthin Craft Centre has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Ruthin Craft Centre is one of seven organisations or individuals on the shortlist for the De...

Crime novelist to speak at Newport Library
25/11/2009 - Top crime novelist Peter James will be speaking at Newport Central Library 2.30pm on 2 December, to celebrate the publication of the paperback version of his latest novel, Dead Tomorrow. Peter has sold over 4.5 million...


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