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09/10/2019

  Dozens of volunteers to perform to Singin’ in the Rain in Cardiff Umbrella Flash Mob   Led by Cardiff/Barry based Gemma Hillberg of Turnd Up Fitness and dancers from across the city, Cardiff’s Singin’ in the Rain Umbrella Flash Mob will be taking place at Chapter as part of the BFI’s UK-wide season BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen.   On Saturday 19 October at 2pm, dozens of Cardiff volunteers will gather at Chapter to perform a dance…

08/10/2019

The Breast Centre at University Hospital Llandough will soon be offering swim and exercise sessions free of charge for those who have been through surgery for breast cancer at Splash Central, Cardiff.   Victoria Collins, Senior Physiotherapist had the idea to provide a private swim session for patients who had had a mastectomy, giving them the confidence to get back in the water, without having to do this in a public area.   Victoria approached Sue Dickson-Davies, Senior Fundraiser at…

08/10/2019

The EFL and Mind encourage people to have the conversations that matter by bringing Cardiff City’s iconic moment to life   The English Football League (EFL) and their charity partner, Mind, have launched an awareness campaign for World Mental Health Day 2019, Goals Worth Talking About.   Cardiff City are one of a number of EFL clubs across the country whose fans have voted for their side’s most iconic EFL moment; each of which is being immortalised as street art…

07/10/2019

Your new album Lexicon reminds me so much of your album Echoes which featured your standout track Jealousy, it feels like a natural successor to that album, even though you had an album out between these two called 85% Proof, in 2015? I made that song Jealousy with Richard X, and the same writing partners Jim and Mima Eliot. And when we did that album Echoes, we always said pretty much that when we finished it that we wanted to…

04/10/2019

CARDIFF PLAYERS PRESENTS: DROWNING ON DRY LAND AT MIKE BARLOW THEATRE Cardiff Players make a triumph return with their latest production Drowning on Dry Land written by Alan Ayckbourn, the production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd and Concord Theatricals. All aspects of the performance were outstanding and a full credit to all involved. There was pre-show music playing in the theatre as it filled from the performance, in the form of an X-Factor playlist featuring Alexandra…

03/10/2019

The Professional Teaching Awards Cymru returns with a new and exciting category putting pupils in charge On 2nd October, Education Minister Kirsty Williams announced the launch of the fourth annual Professional Teaching Awards Cymru, which celebrates the inspirational education professionals across Wales. The Education Minister met with last year’s Headteacher of the Year winner Rhian Morgan Ellis at her school, Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda in Porth, to launch the 2020 awards. The Professional Teaching Awards Cymru received over 100 nominations…

03/10/2019

Techniquest – Wales’ most popular science centre – has today reopened its doors after a brief closure during September and is showing off a very exciting new feature. The ‘Living Wall’ has landed at Techniquest, and its unique style is a perfect teaser for the changes that visitors can expect in 2020. Techniquest last year announced plans for its ‘Science Capital’; due to open next year with an exciting 50 new exhibits to showcase, 60% additional floor space, and completely…

30/09/2019

A pioneering new service which helps families overcome domestic abuse is about to start working with its 100th family, less than six months after it was launched.   Children’s charity Barnardo’s Cymru was awarded £950,000 of Home Office funding to help families across Gwent through the Opening Closed Doors project. It is the only project of its type in Wales.   A whole-family approach allows  both parent and child victims to receive support while the perpetrators of domestic abuse take…

30/09/2019

The popular attraction brings science goodies to Mermaid Quay   Cardiff Bay’s iconic Techniquest will be opening a pop-up shop in Mermaid Quay on September 24th as the hugely anticipated ‘Science Capital’ build continues. Techniquest announced plans to build its new ‘Science Capital’ extension last year, expanding its exhibition space by over 60% and introducing over 50 new exhibits to Wales’ much-loved science landmark. In order for the Science Capital construction to progress, vital work is needed inside the building,…

26/09/2019

  Rising Welsh operatic star Angharad Lyddon returns to Cardiff to sing in Mendelssohn’s great oratorio Elijah. It follows her success in reaching the Song Prize final in this year’s BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, when she represented Wales.   She joins an impressive line-up of performers. Berlin’s visiting Sinfonie Orchester Schöneberg is conducted by Raphael Haeger. A choir of over 150 singers brings together three leading Welsh choirs – Cardiff Ardwyn Singers, Cardiff Polyphonic Choir, and Llandaff…