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10/11/2015

Hailing from across the Midlands and Southern Counties, The Occasional Orchestra’s new album Clever Bones is fast becoming one of the favourites in my CD collection. The six-piece band of men and women produce some of the finest Indie Folk music in the UK, and Clever Bones is no exception. Permeated with the band’s usual energy and passion, I’ve had the charmingly distinct album on repeat since first playing it. You may well have heard of The Occasional Orchestra before:…

06/11/2015

87% admit decorating their home has caused arguments Financial implications of decorating are the biggest cause of disagreements REFURBISHING or decorating the home can be a stressful task, and new research has found that doing so causes arguments among many families.  A study of 1,000 UK adults by interiors etailer Furniture123.co.uk, revealed that 87% of people have had disagreements with family members over decorating their home.  The research quizzed Brits on the family feuds that take place and found that the financial…

06/11/2015

Thornhill Primary School in Cardiff is the first Welsh school to win an Ashden Sustainable School Award for being an exemplar in energy efficiency. The Ashden Sustainable School Awards are the UK’s leading green energy prize for schools and colleges and recognise educational institutions for their achievements in ‘going green’ and galvanising young people to embrace the energy-saving challenge. Thornhill Primary was named as one of four winners and received a prize of £3000 at the ceremony held at LSO…

04/11/2015

Steve Backshall is on tour! The wildlife expert, travel adventurer, TV presenter and author will be appearing on stage in Cardiff at St David’s Hall on the 15 th November, with a fascinating show about his expeditions to the world’s wildest places with the most bizarre beasts on earth.   The tour will have something for everyone; interested youngsters will be transfixed by footage of Steve dangling beneath a helicopter into a crocodile’s nest, freediving with great white sharks and…

04/11/2015

Whitley, UK, 1st November 2015: Rugby World Cup 2015 has seen the highest attendance at any Rugby World Cup with over 2.4 million fans pitch side over 48 games, watched by over 4 billion viewers worldwide. To celebrate the conclusion of the tournament Land Rover has created a film focusing on the defining moments of Rugby World Cup 2015 and the fans that made this tournament so great. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPoQKQBt9sQ Land Rover began its journey as a Worldwide Partner in…

04/11/2015

November is always full of fireworks, so it’s very fitting that we’ve got an explosive schedule lined up at St David’s Hall! The month starts with a bang as The Proclaimers (Monday 2 November) perform all their pop gems such as (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles. But if you prefer your music with a bit more of a bite, you won’t want to miss Vampires Rock: Ghost Train (Saturday 7 November) as Baron Von Rockula reels off fang-tastic riffs like We…

04/11/2015

Choosing your Christmas party dress this festive season is under control thanks to  beautiful evening wear from Dynasty London.                                                                                                                 Mira, £519    Browse their exciting collection…

04/11/2015

DRENGE, RAT BOY AND BUGZY MALONE TO TAKE TO THE STAGE  NATIONWIDE TOUR TO TAKE IN 11 VENUES FROM 29 JANUARY – 12 FEBRUARY  TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE ON WEDNESDAY AT WWW.NME.COM/TICKETS The NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin, Texas is gearing up to hit the road with a thrilling line-up headlined by Bloc Party. Joining the bill are Drenge, Rat Boy and Bugzy Malone who will tour the UK to take in 11 cities, kicking off on 29 January atCardiff Great Hall and coming to a close on…

04/11/2015

Libraries are not the usual place that you would expect to go for a fun sing-along, but that is now definitely not the case after a new lunchtime sing-along session was launched yesterday Tuesday November 3 at the Cardiff Central Library Hub.  The Goldies CYMRU Charity is spreading across Wales with its daytime singing and activity sessions for older vulnerable people. The partnership with Cardiff Libraries is a new development for Goldies CYMRU. Cllr Judith Woodman is a member of the…

03/11/2015

Waterloo Winter Fest is a community event to celebrate everything festive and Christmas whilst raising money for two wonderful charities, Ty Hafan and Wish Upon a Star (who support the family bereavement room at the Heath Hospital). There will be arts and crafts stalls and a selection of stalls from local businesses. Entertainment from the City of Cardiff Community Brass Band, Only Menopausal Aloud and Red Jam. Mulled wine will be available from the bar, luxury hot chocolate, mince pies,…