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29/07/2015

80% of British workers want to be a Passionpreneur 45 is the age we lose the love for our job (56%) A new hobby inspires a fifth of us to become a passionpreneur (26.4%) Owning a business linked to Food & Drink is the ultimate dream (21%) Top 5 Passionpreneur role models: Richard Branson, JK Rowling, Lord Sugar, Jamie Oliver and David Beckham  80% of British workers would give up their day job to start a new business linked to…

29/07/2015

Former Squadron Leader Pete Thompson, of St Arvans, will tackle the 240-mile challenge on a Brompton bike to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. He is among more than 50 cyclists who have signed up to take part in the Battle of Britain Paris to London Brompton Bike Ride this September. Pete, a former airman who now works at the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: “I have seen first hand, from both my serving career and working with the Fund…

29/07/2015

Housed within the Old Library building, Cardiff Story Museum has been telling the story of the city since 2011. On the first Friday of every month the museum opens its doors late for a chance to explore the galleries after hours. We’re offering more than just an open door event, we’re building on our mission to be the voice of Cardiff by inviting people to curate the night. We’re offering a platform for local talent and welcoming suggestions for the…

29/07/2015

  One in five business owners haven’t had more than a week off in over three years Business owners spend a day a week on finance and admin paperwork Research from Worldpay has revealed that 70% of UK small business owners do not have an adequate work-life balance with 40% working 6/7 days a week just to stay afloat. With the great summer holiday getaway just around the corner, millions of Brits are currently deciding whether to head to the…

29/07/2015

Brass & Voices  St David’s Hall Wednesday 22 July 7.30pm   THERE’S no sound that evokes the passion of the Welsh spirit more than a male voice choir. Hence, choral fans are in for a real treat as three of the finest share the stage for an inspiring night of Brass & Voices tomorrow (Wednesday 22 July) at the Welsh Proms. The Pendyrus and Dunvant Male Choirs are joined by Côr Meibion Taf and the Cory Band for a compelling…

29/07/2015

A leading Welsh conductor and choral master has poignantly dedicated his Lifetime Recognition Award to his wife and lifetime musical partner recently killed in a car accident on leaving a concert performance together. Llanelli-born John Hywel Williams received the award for his life-long dedication to the music, culture and youth of Wales at a recent glittering black-tie award ceremony, hosted by Carmarthenshire Radio and in the presence of County and Civic Dignitaries and heroes from across the region. The prestigious…

29/07/2015

New study from Tesco reveals the top five well-known meals Brits can cook from scratch without the aid of a recipe, with quick and easy weekday favourite the stir fry coming out on top and spaghetti Bolognese a close second nationally Study also reveals more than half (55%) of Cardiff adults only know how to cook just five or fewer dishes without resorting to looking up a recipe Almost a third (31%) of locals admit they cook a new recipe…

29/07/2015

  Made by Hand 2015:  A welcome return for the largest Contemporary craft fair in Wales      After a highly successful Made by Hand in 2014, the event’s organisers are pleased to announce that they will be bringing Wales’ largest contemporary craft festival back to Cardiff for a second year, from October 30th to November 1st 2015. Spread across three days in the heart of the city, at the historic and prestigious City Hall, Made by Hand brings together an…

29/07/2015

National Youth Orchestra of Wales St David’s Hall Saturday 1 August 1pm & 7.30pm SUPPORT the classical stars of the future with two fantastic concerts from the National Youth Orchestra of Wales at St David’s Hall this weekend! Firstly, there’s a Lunchtime Concert in the Lefel 3 Lounge at 1pm this Saturday (1 August) featuring some of Wales’ most exciting and creative prospects. Young composers are the latest addition to the National Youth Arts Wales family and this performance showcases…

29/07/2015

  The Wales tennis team has been named for the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa. Boys: Matthew Story, age 17, Cardiff Metropolitan University XL Academy, and Bath University; Ricky Hernandez Tong, age 18, Cardiff Metropolitan University XL Academy. Girls: Joely Lomas, age 17, Swansea Tennis Centre; and Cardiff Metropolitan University XL Academy; Rebekah O’Loughlin, age 16, Cardiff Metropolitan University XL Academy. Captain Ellinore Lightbody, performance manager at Tennis Wales, said: “This is a strong team, and we have a real…