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15/10/2015

Joy Ballard of Willows High School in Wales is off to London to attend the prestigious UK grand final of the Pearson National Teaching Awards hosted by TV historian Dan Snow. Back in June of this year, Joy was recognised for her exceptional contribution to the teaching profession as one of just 64 Silver Teaching Award winners in the UK, winning her award in the category The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School. On Sunday 18th October,…

15/10/2015

A brand new pop up art gallery is opening in Cardiff Bay thanks to a partnership between Arts & Business (A&B) Cymru and Mermaid Quay. A shop unit in Mermaid Quay, in the heart of the Bay, will be transformed into Oriel A&B for a seven week period to display a range of visual art from around Wales. It will also house free daily arts workshops for children during half term, coinciding with Mermaid Quay’s Drawing Water Arts festival. A&B…

15/10/2015

Broadway to the Bay, an exclusive production showcasing the best in musical theatre, will bring Wales Millennium Centre’s tenth anniversary celebrations to a close with three nights of showbiz glitz and glamour (23-25 October). Famed for attracting the big Broadway and West End musicals to Wales, the Centre will present a hand-picked selection of favourite moments from the musical blockbusters it has welcomed over the last ten years. Headline artists include John Owen-Jones (Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables), Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Les Misérables), Ruthie Henshall (Chicago, Cats), Sophie Evans (Wizard…

15/10/2015

Local charity Welsh Hearts Calonnau Cymru celebrates its 2nd birthday this week. Welsh Hearts was founded in 2013 by Sharon Owen and has been focusing on placing Defibrillators in communities and schools through-out Wales and holding free CPR training sessions to the public!  Welsh Hearts have trained over 7736 people in CPR and have placed 215 defibrillators across communities in Wales. The aim of this is to drastically improve the chances of those that have cardiac arrests outside of hospital…

15/10/2015

Land of Our Fathers, a funny and deeply moving Welsh mining drama, is set to embark on its first national tour starting at Wales Millennium Centre next week (20-28 October).  3 May 1979, South Wales. Thatcher is counting her votes, Sid Vicious is spinning in his grave and six Welsh miners are trapped down a coal mine.As the men await their rescue, secrets emerge and accusations fly. Within two weeks, everything they believe in and everything they know will have…

15/10/2015

This October half-term, Halfords is helping kids get bike savvy by hosting entry-level bike workshops for children, worth £10 per head, at most of its stores in Wales on Wednesday 28th  October. Over 62,000 children and parents have benefitted from this free-of-charge workshop that teaches 7-11 year-olds the basics of things to check on their bike. The session is ideal for kids who have little to no experience of bike maintenance and repair. Halfords’ Community and CSR Manager, Emma Thomas, said:…

15/10/2015

New research released today indicates that nearly a third of UK adults would have aesthetic treatment for a change in job or career, underlining that youthfulness still equates to success in work for many people.1  Survey results also highlighted that 1 in 5 women in the UK have dermal fillers to turn the clock back and retain their beauty while surprisingly, almost 40% of respondents, aged 25-44, said they would have aesthetic treatment if their partner wanted them to.1 This…

15/10/2015

 Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra starts its spectacular new 2015/16 season in style with a powerful programme of Dvořák and Rossini this Friday (16 October) at St David’s Hall. This compelling concert features two of the most popular and instantly recognisable classics ever written in Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Dvořák’s Symphony No.9 From the New World. There’s also a performance of legendary Welsh composer Sir Karl Jenkins’ Concerto for Euphonium & Orchestra — expertly played by very special guest soloist, David…

15/10/2015

ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK – St David’s Hall is set to be transformed into a real-life Jurassic Park as Dinosaur Zoo stampedes into town next month! After its roaring success at the West End, the family favourite is returning to the National Concert Hall of Wales for three fun-filled shows on Sunday 8 November (12noon & 2.30pm) and Monday 9 November (11am). From cute baby dinos to teeth gnashing predators, the zookeepers have got their work cut out containing…

09/10/2015

Wallace and Gromit’s BIG Bake, sponsored by Homepride Flour, returns to raise some dough for sick children in hospitals and hospices across the UK. From the 7th-13th December 2015, schools, colleagues, families and friends across the UK will whip out their whisks to help fundraise for Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, which raises funds to improve the lives of sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.  DATE:            7-13th December 2015  VENUE:         Across the UK (homes, schools,…