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06/03/2015

ST DAVID’S HALL is set to be transformed into Renaissance Italy this weekend as Verdi’s breathtaking opera Rigoletto comes to Cardiff this Saturday night (7 March). Stunningly presented by the award-winning EllenKent Productions, this masterpiece is renowned for its sumptuous sets and colourful costumes. Upon its premier in 1850, censors tried to ban it due to its lurid portrayal of decadence in Renaissance Italy and scenes of nudity. Yet, it’s now rightly regarded as a classic amongst opera fans. Based…

06/03/2015

EXPERIENCE the tragic tale that gripped Paris this weekend as Verdi’s spectacular opera La Traviata comes to St David’s Hall this Sunday 8th March 7:30pm. La Traviata tells the tale of consumptive courtesan Violetta and her doomed love for the aristocratic Alfredo. This semi-autobiographical story is based upon Alexandre Dumas’ novel which was partly inspired by his affair with Marie Duplessis, who died of tuberculosis. Much of Verdi’s finest work appears in this lavish production too. The Brindisi remains the…

06/03/2015

Overview The tour will celebrate the world’s longest running science fiction TV series, presented by Fifth Doctor- Peter Davison, showcasing the evocative and thrilling music written by Murray Gold for the series since 2005 and featuring over 100 performers including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and members of the BBC National Chorus of Wales. The show features a host of the Doctor’s famous adversaries including the iconic Daleks and Cybermen, the spine-chilling Silence and many more fan favourites.  …

06/03/2015

“Through the valley of the shadow of death.”             “Between August 1939 and September 1941, over 70,000 mentally and physically disabled inmates of sanatoria and asylums in Germany and Austria were murdered after doctors certified them as ‘life unworthy of life’. The victims were transported to one of six clinics equipped with gas chambers where they were poisoned with carbon monoxide gas piped through false shower heads in mock bathrooms.1” The programme was suspended once relatives and others protested and…

06/03/2015

Billions and Billions of photos are taken every day and uploaded to Social Media Website capturing an incredible variety of events, emotions, accessories, journeys, general updates and many more everyday occurrences. But when does it start becoming a mental disorder to constantly update the world about your life? It’s time for a confession. Everybody who’s “anybody” is on one form of social media. It’s a fantastic method of staying in touch with people and it’s made the planet revolve that…

06/03/2015

Introbiz is Wales’ leading business network – with over 250 members in the network, there’s always something new and exciting going on! We host weekly networking events in various 4 and 5 star venues dotted around Wales and London. These range from power group tables, to breakfasts, socials, business clubs and new for 2015, international events which is really exciting for us. These events attract between 60-100 companies every week, so there’s always someone new to meet. Some of these…

27/02/2015

Tomorrow’s Generation is a registered charity that provides a range of dyslexia support services for children and young people in South Wales.  The Charity was founded by Anders Hedlund of International Greetings and Chaired by Dr John Elfed Jones CBE DL who has been at the forefront of many cultural changes within Wales over the last thirty years. Mr Hedlund who has dyslexia himself wished to create a small provision in Wales using specialist staff , technology and curriculum to…

27/02/2015

Tom Jones: The Life by Sean Smith Published by HarperCollins on 12th March in hardback at £18.99 and eBook at £9.49   From bestselling biographer Sean Smith comes the fascinating and tumultuous true story behind Sir Tom Jones, the nation’s treasure, sage of The Voice and living music legend. Now approaching his 75th birthday, Tom Jones’ life has been an unforgettable rollercoaster ride. From starting out in a little Welsh mining town where he suffered from TB and married his…

27/02/2015

I Never Knew That About Wales Written by Christopher Winn Published by Ebury Press on Thursday 26th February 2015, £8.99, paperback Packed full of legends, firsts, birthplaces, inventions and adventures, I Never Knew That About Wales visits the thirteen traditional Welsh counties and unearths the hidden gems that they each hold. A glittering pantheon of writers and artists, thinkers and inventors, heroes and villains have lived and toiled in this small country. This book seeks out their heritage, their monuments,…

27/02/2015

 Responding to news from the Family and Childcare Trust that nursery costs in Wales have risen 40% since 2010, Julian Foster, Managing Director of Computershare Voucher Services, said: “Childcare costs are a major barrier to work for far too many parents. “Employers could do more to help parents by making flexible working opportunities a reality for employees at all levels. “There is still time for employers to set up their own childcare voucher scheme to help parents with childcare costs…