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04/04/2015

Plumbers, civil engineers, landlords, architects, water engineers, environmental managers, ecologists and site managers are among those being invited to special events providing a taste of free training in the latest sustainability practices. The free taster sessions take place in Llantrisant, Llanelli, and Llandudno in April and May, and are for anyone in the built environment sector, who lives or works in one of Wales’ Convergence areas. Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) is offering free, flexible training to develop knowledge and…

04/04/2015

this Thursday, 26th March, from 6-9pm Pip Barrett  & Taylor Zepeda Chemical Wedding Two very different artists, Taylor Zepeda and Pip Barrett’s work is shown side by side, distinctly but commonly seeking to understand or reconcile a their personal position within contemporary culture. Californian Zepeda mashes up throwaway tat, the non-biodegradable with nature and the mystical, to create objects which present a false or futile attempt at transcendence. Instantly attention grabbbing; Barrett’s painted works are humourous and naive, masking a more complex dialogue with…

04/04/2015

Tennis Wales welcomes new strategy to get more players across Britain! A new strategy from the governing body of tennis in Britain could further help boost the games in Wales. That’s the view of Tennis Wales chief executive Peter Drew after the launch of a four-year plan by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). The strategy for 2015-18 aims to deliver on the mission of getting “more people playing tennis more often” to address a decline in participation across Britain in…

04/04/2015

Check out www.homebuildingshow.co.uk/welshoak in order to see if you can get free tickets for the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at Birmingham’s NEC from 26th to 29th March! Happy Shopping!

04/04/2015

Rug: £49.95 (1.8×1.2m) or £89.95 (2.4×1.5m) and Pouffe: £109 www.cuckooland.com / 01305 231231 A simple and easy way to update an outdoor space is with colour in the form of an outdoor rug. As with indoor rooms, a rug outside will encourage guests into a space, draw furniture together and offer feet an alternative to bare ground. NEW for 2015: Istanbul Design  Whether you live in a spacious house or a tiny apartment, Fab Habitat rugs and pouffes available at cuckooland.com are a simple way to…

04/04/2015

CHRIS DAVIS FOR NORWELL LAPLEY PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS WINNER – Best Newcomer to Variety – 1996 WINNER – Encore Magazine’s “Entertainer of the Year” – 199 FINALIST– So You Think You’re Funny – 1997                               WINNER – BBC TV series Funny Business – 2008    Introducing award-winning Welsh comedian Rod Woodward, who became an overnight success in December when he was invited to perform at the 2014…

04/04/2015

S.A Brain & Co Ltd has announced its latest results which show operating profit acceleration and sales growth for Wales’ leading independent brewer and hospitality operator. For the year ending 30th September 2014, Brains unveiled that operating profit grew by 113% to £5.4m following the implementation of a management restructure.  Turnover grew to £123m, up £0.8m on the prior year and EBITDA accelerated to £13.0m, a year-on-year increase of +10%. In spite of a difficult trading landscape, growth was driven…

30/03/2015

Cardiff Schools Get Behind George Thomas Hospice’s Onesie Walk   Schools from all over Cardiff have pledged their support for George Thomas Hospice’s (GTHC) Onesie Walk through the City Centre on the 25th of April.   Pupils and staff from Cardiff High, Rhydypenau Primary, St Cyres, St David’s College, St John’s College and Whitchurch High have all signed up to the event which starts at 11am at the City Hall in Cardiff.   Meanwhile Fitzalan High, Willows High, Kings Monkton,…

27/03/2015

Dear Reader… From April 10th 2015 Wales Arts Review will no long be a fortnightly on-line magazine. Our new vision, the one our team has been working on tirelessly for the last 3 months, has been entirely focussed on delivering a modern and vital publication, one in tune with the needs and expectations of a contemporary global audience. And so, the new Wales Arts Review will be a constant rolling website, regularly updated with content, as and when that content…

26/03/2015

Local home improvement company, MPN Windows has once again been named ‘Best in Wales’ for customer satisfaction, meaning the family-run company has now collected this award an impressive four times! MPN Windows is a family business that recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary in business and this isn’t the only award they’ve won! MPN’s trophy comes from the independent window installers’ organisation Network VEKA, a unique, sectoral standards organisation that only accepts the very best, most professional window and door companies,…