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18/06/2019

  New Theatre, Cardiff welcomed us to Avenue Q this evening and what a show it was! Every now and then a show comes along that is so much fun, filled with high energy performances, catchy musical numbers, and lovable characters that it’ll hold a place in your memory forever – Avenue Q was all this and more. The show is a combination of Broadway Musical meets The Muppets with key elements that secure its place in your heart. At…

18/06/2019

Elliot Maitland, a design student from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, has been selected from a long list of British-based applicants to compete live at the annual Super yacht UK Young Designer Competition, sponsored by Marine Resources 2019. To secure the iconic title of ‘Super yacht UK Young Designer 2019’, Elliot will need to design a super yacht concept to be featured in the next James Bond film. Currently studying for a BA Transport Design at the University…

17/06/2019

  Coinciding with the National Clean Air Day on 20th June, Cardiff Extinction Rebellion again takes to the streets of Cardiff with a critical mass bike ride, demanding radical action by Cardiff Council to reduce emissions in the city. The cycle gathering is designed to raise awareness of the issue. Cyclists will meet at 5.30pm at the Aneurin Bevan statue in town centre before riding safely in numbers, at a slow pace for on hour.  All ages and abilities are…

17/06/2019

Interview with CPO Conductor Michael Bell MBE     Neil Collins chats to CPO Conductor, Michael Bell MBE about this powerful programme… The 2018/19 season has certainly been a varied one for CPO from Composers of the First World War to the glamour of nights at the movies and Proms, and now to the sheer power of Beethoven & Shostakovich. How has it been for yourselves? The orchestra relishes the chance to perform many different genres, and this season has…

17/06/2019

  Cinema Classics Live on the Dancefloor   Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag, the nation’s favourite ballroom couple announce a brand new show for 2020 as they ‘Dance Those Magical Movies’ on a major tour of UK and Ireland.   The sensational production, filled with Hollywood glamour, is set to the music that made it big on the silver screen, including classics from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, ‘Singin’ In The Rain’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ through to songs from blockbusters…

17/06/2019

  Amid ageing population and growing demand for carers, flexible training may be a game-changer Health and Social Care is among the most popular subjects for adult home learners seeking a career change, reports one of the UK’s largest distance learning providers. As Carers Week 2019 begins, Open Study College figures reveal that the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care places in the top three most subscribed courses every month, ahead of some 600 other courses available….

14/06/2019

  Cardiff & Vale Health Charity is very pleased to announce they have agreed to fund the Park and Ride service at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW), helping to improve patient experience by making parking easier for patients, visitors and staff.   In June 2018, the Park and Ride service from Pentwyn to UHW was made free of charge. Since then, it has proved incredibly popular, with an average of 300 to 350 people per day using the service,…

14/06/2019

Providing habitat, food and protection – known as the three-legged stool approach – could help our ground-nesting birds thrive in Wales, according to leading research organisation the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). Sue Evans, Wales director for the GWCT made the comments at the NFU Sustainable Agriculture: Food, Farming and the Environment conference, near Brecon, last week (June 7th). “With the right levers and incentives farmers can restore numbers of our declining bird species,” she said. “By creating the…

14/06/2019

Twelve charities based in Wales have received donations of £1,000 each as part of the Movement for Good awards. The awards, set up by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical, will see a total of £1million given to charities across the UK this summer. Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 awards of £1,000 available for donation.  Hospice of the Valleys, 2 Wish Upon a Star, Follow Your Dreams Limited and West Wales Poundies Dog…

14/06/2019

  Rose McDonald recently responded to a call out for artists from the Arts for Health and Well-being Team, and the team felt that she sounded like the perfect person to paint a mural in the new Paediatric Phlebotomy area in Barry Hospital.   Rose is a recent Fine Art Graduate from Cardiff Metropolitan University, and now plans to undertake a Masters in Art Psychotherapy at the University of South Wales. Rose works with acrylic paints, exploring the movement and scale of landscapes, particularly…