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18/06/2015

Clogau walked away with two gongs at last night’s UK Jewellery Awards, held at the Pavilion at the Tower of London. The Welsh jewellery brand, which was also headline sponsor of this year’s event, scooped the coveted Jewellery Brand of the Year accolade as well as walking away with the Bridal Collection of the Year award for its Clogau Compose range of engagement and wedding rings. Other winners included Hugh Rice Jewellers which took home the Independent Retailer of the Year…

18/06/2015

St David’s Hall Wednesday 1 July 7.30pm     LITTLE more than a century ago, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring inspired a revolution in classical music – and left the audience rioting!   Hopefully the same won’t happen again when the legendary Russian composer’s masterpiece is performed again by the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Symphony Orchestra at St David’s Hall on Wednesday 1 July!   However, you can still expect the musical voltage to be just as…

18/06/2015

Wales has become home to one of the biggest cycling events in the UK after hosting its first ever Velothon with £500,000 raised for charity. Velothon Wales has become the most popular Velothon in the world in terms of the number of riders who registered in the event’s first year. Over 13,000 signed up to take part with places selling out in less than six weeks. Looking ahead to next year, Velothon Wales has already had a staggering 20,000 pre-registrations…

18/06/2015

Kent has been named the number one spot for a family holiday in 2015, in Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe 2015. Kent was singled out thanks to the host of opportunities it offers curious young minds, including the chance to indulge in retro-fun on sandy Broadstairs Beach, mind-blowing views of the English Channel as you walk along the White Cliffs of Dover, plus nostalgic thrills with this month’s reopening of Margate’s Dreamland amusement park, which boasts a revamped wooden rollercoaster…

18/06/2015

New figures show people generally spend more on Mother’s Day than they do for Father’s Day More than 40% of people will spend no more than a fiver on their dad this year Only 21% of people spend between £21 and £50 on their dad for Father’s Day, compared to 24.2% on Mother’s Day Daughters are more likely to push the boat out on their Father’s Day gift   With less than a week to go until Father’s Day, new…

18/06/2015

MUSIC TOURISM’S £3.1 BILLION CONTRIBUTION TO THE UK ECONOMY IN 2014 REVEALED   London, UK 16/06/15: Today UK Music publishes Wish You Were Here 2015 – An economic study that reveals the vast contribution of music tourism to the UK economy. Music tourism numbers in the UK increased by 34% between 2011 and 2014, with 9.5 million people travelling to music events in 2014. These music tourists, attending live concerts and festivals in the UK, helped generate £3.1 billion pounds…

18/06/2015

St David’s Hall Friday 3 July 8pm       GET ready for your dreams to become reality – the ultimate girls’ night out is coming to town!   The Dreamboys are back, and this time they’re bringing Geordie Shore’s Gaz Beadle with them!   Introducing the best way to kick-start a girly evening on the tiles, The Dreamboys will be jiving through St David’s Hall for a stunning show on Friday 3 July.   For two hours the boys…

18/06/2015

An annual festival which has brought a community together for over 30 years is this year being sponsored by Cardiff University.   Grangetown Festival, which takes place on Saturday June 20th, attracts all ages for a giant party featuring music, a pop-up cinema, a parade, children’s activites and much else.   The popular event is being sponsored by the University’s Community Gateway project, which is supporting people in Grangetown to make their neighbourhood an even better place to live. The…

16/06/2015

With the British summer grass court now upon us, BNP Paribas, the world’s leading tennis partner, is excited to launch the “We Are Tennis Fan Academy”, captained by tennis legend John McEnroe. The Fan Academy is the world’s first dedicated school for tennis fans.  It aims to recruit and train tennis “super supporters” who will bring their passion to the various tournaments and competitions hosted by BNP Paribas.  The Fan Academy’s first rendezvous will be the Quarter Final of the Davis…

16/06/2015

St David’s Hall will be transformed into a Mexican dance hall on Wednesday 8 July as the Ballet Folklórico de México visits the UK for the first time in 20 years. It’s also a time for celebration too as it’s the Year of Mexico, and the group specifically asked if they could come to the Welsh capital! Plus, a Family Ticket for four people costs just £20!* The folkloric ballet ensemble based in Mexico City was first established in 1952, and…