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10/09/2021

Welsh athletics legend Colin Jackson and former Wales football captain Ashley Williams will be among the guest stars when BBC A Question of Sport’s biggest ever live tour hits Cardiff next week. Colin and Ashley join Winter Olympic gold medal winner Amy Williams and the world’s most-capped rugby referee Nigel Owens on the teams at Cardiff Arena on Saturday September 18. Starring long-time host Sue Barker and popular team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell, A Question of Sport Live…

07/09/2021

Amgueddfa Cymru’s second Digital Food Festival will return on 6-12 September 2021. The digital event, taking place across the Museum’s website and social media channels, replaces the food festival usually held at St Fagans National Museum of History and will feature a host of exciting courses, talks, music events and cookery demos. Want to improve your skills in the kitchen? There will be a wide range of culinary courses to suit all ages including a patisserie course with Thibault Courtoisier,…

20/08/2021

Emmeline’s parents, Clare and Mike, first realised something wasn’t right with their daughter in July last year. They noticed a small dip in her lower back and though they didn’t think anything of it at first, the area began to swell and they decided to get it checked.  At the local hospital, Clare and Mike were told that their daughter probably had a cyst but were given a referral to the surgical department at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital just…

30/07/2021

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is introducing walking tours in Cardiff to help people discover the World War heritage on their doorstep. The free guided tours will take place every two weeks from July- September at Cardiff Cathays Cemetery and will give people in Cardiff the chance to discover the stories of the men and women who are buried in their community. Opened in 1859, the cemetery is the final resting place of over 700 Commonwealth and allied servicemen…

29/07/2021

CARDIFF’s Bute Park will be transformed into a Jurassic Park from 21 August until 5 September, as DINOSAURS roam free in the Welsh capital Cardiff will play host to prehistoric playgrounds, featuring more than 50 animatronic dinosaur scenes, including a fearsome, 18m tall T-Rex that breathes and sways its tail as it hunts for prey; an Iguanodon’s furious battle against a Deinonychus; Pterosaurs that screech as they soar through the trees; a 15m tall Brachiosaurus, guarding her eggs and a…

29/07/2021

Cardiff based film and TV producer, Berwyn Rowlands, who founded the biggest international LGBT+ short film prize in the world, is in line for recognition after being nominated for a 2021 National Lottery Award. Berwyn, originally from Anglesey but who lives in Cardiff,  has been shortlisted in the Arts category of this year’ National Lottery Awards for his outstanding work over 15 years as the Founder and Festival Director of the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. Berwyn is flying the…

29/07/2021

Aberayron County School hockey team, 1904 – Casglu’r Tlysau   A strategic framework to ensure the ongoing support, protection, and engagement of the sporting heritage of Wales has opened for consultation. The Framework has been funded by the Welsh Government and was developed by a Specialist Panel for the Sporting Heritage of Wales. The panel launched in April 2020 and includes a range of sporting heritage specialists. The panel conducted targeted audience research and engagement activities across the sport, education,…

29/07/2021

Applications are now open for a new music industry project, Honey Sessions, which launches this summer to educate, mentor and inspire young songwriters, artists and producers aged 16-26 who create Hip Hop, Rap, Grime, R’n’B and Pop Music in Wales.  The ‘Honey Sessions’ will take place throughout August 2021, and will provide a unique opportunity for five young artists and five producers to work together to make brand new music, further their knowledge of the industry and enhance their creative…

29/07/2021

A Newport-based sustainable clothing company is encouraging businesses of all sizes to consider apprenticeships to help create a future pipeline of talent and build a new generation of industry leaders. The Welsh Government is offering funding of up to £4,000 for each apprentice an employer recruits in a bid to support businesses and workers in recovering from the impacts of coronavirus. Loopster Ltd is a digital platform which sells high street and designer second-hand clothing for a fraction of the…

29/07/2021

A host of Team GB athletes including James Jones from Swansea are urging the nation to come together again for the next big sporting event, by taking part in Game On – Team GB and the British Red Cross’ Olympic fundraising challenge during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  Game On asks the public to set themselves a challenge to complete during  the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, whether that’s sprinting lengths of your local park, taking on a heptathlon in your back garden or completing a one-minute plank for every medal won by Team…