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11/05/2015

The Wales women’s over-35s team defeated England, Scotland and Ireland to win the Four Nations title at the Bolton Arena. The team comprised Ellen Jones, of the XL Academy/ Cardiff Metropolitan University; Linda Jones, who is a coach at David Lloyd, Finchley; and Carys Rees, a coach at Abergavenny. The women won all three matches in each of the three rubbers against the other home nations, ending with a maximum six points from the tournament. The men’s over-50s also did…

11/05/2015

NatWest has created a new fund for charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland, to enable them to support disadvantaged communities, helping people to learn new skills, get into the world of work or set up their own business. The Skills & Opportunities fund launches on Monday 11 May. Representatives of qualifying organisations can apply for funding of up to £35,000 for their projects via a new website http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com. £2.5m of funding is…

11/05/2015

Why your readers should Wear It Wild WWF Cymru is calling on people of all ages to make a stand for nature, and ‘Wear It Wild’ on Friday 5 June. We’re challenging the nation to dress as wild as they dare – whether sporting animal-print socks at work, leopard leotards on the school run, or go all out in a wild onesie: we want to see your wild side!  As well as raising awareness about threatened species, any money raised…

08/05/2015

Performing Her Hits & Songs That Have Influenced Her Life St David’s Hall Monday 18 May 7.30pm Limited Tickets Still Available! POP legend Lulu will belt out the hits on a night that’s guaranteed to give you something to shout about next Monday (18 May) at St David’s Hall. And if that wasn’t enough she will also be performing the songs that first inspired her, as well as selection of carefully chosen personal favourites. Lulu first exploded onto the scene…

08/05/2015

St David’s Hall Thursday 14 May 8pm Limited Tickets Still Available! FORGET Indiana Jones…it’s all about his namesake Milton Jones next week as St David’s Hall gets transformed into The Temple of Daft for one night only! The master of the one-liners brings his dazed deadpan delivery, witty word-play and perfect puns to the National Concert Hall of Wales on Thursday 10 May. With his loud shirts and messy hair, Milton is an instantly familiar face on popular shows such…

08/05/2015

Courses offer latest sustainability training for built environment professionals A major new training programme for professionals in the built environment sector in Wales has launched its full list of courses. Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) is offering flexible, fully subsidised training to develop knowledge and skills in the latest sustainability practices – particularly in construction, energy, waste, and water. The programme is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government and offers fully subsidised courses to people who live or…

08/05/2015

The Opera Platform is launched – free, live and on demand www.theoperaplatform.eu The Royal Opera and Welsh National Opera are delighted to announce their involvement in a new online platform dedicated to opera. From Friday 8 May, The Opera Platform will offer both those who already love opera and those curious to try it for the first time the opportunity to watch performances and access backstage content via a new online platform. This new website is supported by the European…

08/05/2015

The Year of the Cat Live St David’s Hall Sunday 10 May 8pm FOLK legend Al Stewart will perform his Platinum album The Year of the Cat in its entirety at St David’s Hall next Sunday (10 May). The Scottish singer-songwriter first rose to prominence as part of the British folk revival in the late 1960s with his delicately woven tales of characters and events from history. Now into a staggering sixth decade as a performer, Stewart has a stunning…

08/05/2015

St David’s Hall Tuesday 12 May 8pm ONE of Scotland’s most sublime and endearing voices is coming to St David’s Hall much to the delight of folk fans. The award-winning Emily Smith will play in the intimate setting of the venue’s L3 Lounge on Tuesday 12 May in support of her fifth solo album Echoes This latest collection of delicate songs is unmistakably influenced by her homeland, but Emily manages to unearth a personal connection in all her traditional music…

08/05/2015

The Last Call St David’s Hall Friday 15 May 7.30pm Mary Black’s Final Farewell Tour! IRELAND’S national treasure Mary Black will bid an emotional farewell to her Welsh fans at St David’s Hall next Friday (15 May). After more than 25 years in the spotlight, the much-loved Dubliner has made the difficult decision to hang up her touring boots. But she believes behind a staggering legacy of 11 acclaimed albums, which have all reached Platinum status and spawned countless hits….