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03/10/2015

“Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believ’d” Daniel Defoe, The Political History Of The Devil, 1726 In the same way that death and taxes can be firmly believed, so can the fact that we are all getting older. Exercise and proper nutrition are not the panacea to stop the ageing process – nor are they the recipe for the fountain of youth.  However, exercise and proper nutrition are a brilliant ‘prevention strategy’ to help delay…

02/10/2015

Employees working in leisure, culture and sport roles take more sick days than any other industry, a new study revealed. Nationally those employed in this field scored highest (3.8) with workers in telecoms, marketing and education also featuring high in the sickliest professions. Teachers take above the national average at 3.17 days per year, while those working in the manufacturing industry or industrial labour take the fewest days off sick a year (1.59). In comparison the average Welsh employee takes just…

02/10/2015

Llanelli’s famous Hywel Girls’ Choir & Hywel Boy Singers will appear with a host of Welsh stars for the filming of the a new series of S4C’s flagship programme Noson Lawen.  The young Hywel choristers, under the direction of their founder, John Hywel Williams, will enjoy a return appearance on the popular S4C show to be filmed from Llanelli on Sunday 25th October. For the current Hywel choristers who are aged 8 – 16 years, this will be their 25th television and…

02/10/2015

TAKE It Easy and let The Ultimate Eagles drift you away on a journey through the incredible career of one of the world’s greatest ever bands. Featuring BAFTA award-winning producers and Grammy-nominated musicians, The Ultimate Eagles return to St David’s Hall next Thursday (8 October). Watch with awe as the band delivers all the masterpieces with absolute accuracy including Hotel California, Wasted Time, The Last Resort and Desperado amongst many others. The Ultimate Eagles are more than just a tribute…

02/10/2015

Cardiff’s first ever ‘curry musical’, Half ‘n’ Half, will premiere at Wales Millennium Centre this month (October 12-18), celebrating the Great British Curry and the people who make it. Written by Cardiff-based writer and composer Tim Riley, Half ‘n’ Half is set in the Taj Mahal, a fictional restaurant on Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, in 1987.  Ali, the boss, is ready to retire to his native Bangladesh, but he faces a dilemma – who should take over the business? His nephew Khan, from Sylhet,…

02/10/2015

 The cold, dark nights may be setting in but there’s a bumper programme of diverse entertainment to keep up your spirits throughout October at St David’s Hall! A sensational month of music starts in style with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Saturday 3 October) performing Elgar, Stravinsky and Rachmaninov. Talking of legendary names in the music world, they don’t come much bigger than Elvis Presley and The Shawn Klush Elvis World Tour (Monday 5 October) is the closest you’ll…

02/10/2015

The prestigious Dresden Philharmonic start the new International Concert Series 2015/16 in style at St David’s Hall on Wednesday 7 October. Steeped in German classics, the Dresden Philharmonic portray fascinating new interpretations of Rachmaninov, Wagner and Brahms. Impeccably performed by one of Europe’s leading young pianists, Andreï Korobeinikov brings romantic warmth to Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 1. Equally the powerfully autumnal world of The Fourth Symphony is Brahms at his most passionate and poetic, whilst few can match the grandeur…

02/10/2015

Top cycling bodies met with Welsh Assembly Members to voice their support for CTC, the national cycling charity, and Open MTB’s campaign Trails for Wales, on 23rd September 2015 at Roald Dahl Plass just outside the Senedd in Cardiff. Trails for Wales is the rallying cry for the UK’s leading cycle bodies as they respond to the Welsh Government’s consultation “Improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation”, which runs until 2 October, and call for open access to…

02/10/2015

A traditional German beer festival comes back to Cardiff for our 3rd Year 8-11 October 2015 Cardiff’s German Beer Fest is a unique event that creates the perfect “Oktoberfest” entertainment. Over four nights at the wonderful Cardiff Bay venue we provide a great party atmosphere for up to 800 people who will be able to join in, tasting a variety of German beers and foods, but you don’t have to be a beer connoisseur to have a good time with…

02/10/2015

A Pontypool woman has been chosen as a finalist in the search for Britain’s Top Real Role Model (BTRRM) – an initiative run by leading direct selling business, Amway UK Ltd.  Grace Quantock, from Pontypool could win £5,000 to invest into her business and benefit from the prestigious accolade of Britain’s Top Real Role Model 2015.  Budding entrepreneurs who set up a business inspired by a hobby or a passion of theirs were invited to enter the competition, which launched…