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10/06/2019

  Author, philanthropist and burns survivor Katie Piper officially launches the country’s first ever Burns Rehabilitation Centre in June 2019. Katie Piper, through her charity The Katie Piper Foundation has been working for years behind the scenes to make this facility a reality for those with burns and scars in the UK. Based at Fairfield Independent Hospital in, St Helens  Merseyside, the Centre aims to treat twenty patients in the first 12 months of opening. Offering patients access to  adapted…

10/06/2019

  Mencap Cymru has found that people with a learning disability are less likely to be in any kind of relationship than people without a disability. The findings from its National Lottery funded project, ‘Our Social Networks’ will be revealed at a ‘pop-up museum’ in the Chapter Arts Centre during Learning Disability Week which runs from 17th – 23rd June. The Mencap Cymru team conducted almost thirty oral histories with people discussing their friendships and romantic relationships.. The stories detail…

10/06/2019

  Venues across the UK will be swinging to the very best of big band sounds as the Glenn Miller Orchestra announces UK dates for the autumn.   The Glenn Miller Orchestra roll back the years with much loved hits such as ‘Moonlight Serenade’, ‘American Patrol’, ‘Tuxedo Junction’, ‘Little Brown Jug’, ‘Pennsylvania 6-5000’, ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ and ‘In The Mood’, all of which helped establish Glenn Miller as the most celebrated big band leader of the twentieth century.   Veteran…

10/06/2019

  A nine year old from Pontyclun Primary School has been named a regional finalist in the Explore Learning Writers’ Awards! Emilie Williams’ story was a tale based on this year’s theme of “a chance to change the world”.  She was crowned the regional finalist for Wales!   The competition, which has been running for the past three months, invited children from across the UK to write a 500-word story. The competition organised by tuition provider, Explore Learning is now…

10/06/2019

The Welsh National Opera got its summer season ‘FREEDOM’ off to an explosive start at Wales Millennium Centre with its production of Dead Man Walking. With music by Jake Heggie, the opera follows the work of nun: Sister Helen Prejean as she works with death row prisoner Joseph De Rocher who has been convicted of the rape and murder of a teenage couple. Set in Louisiana in 1980’s, there are many themes raised in the opera, through emotional and sometimes…

07/06/2019

Cub Scouts in Wales are being encouraged to go eco as part of a newly revised badge to teach children the importance of getting involved in environmental conservation in their daily lives. The Environmental Conservation Activity badge is now sponsored by The Salvation Army’s Recycle with Michael initiative – which works with children to divert thousands of tonnes of unwanted clothing and shoes away from landfill.   The revised badge was launched earlier this month when over 50 Cub Scouts…

07/06/2019

  Nine out of ten 16-21 year olds say they want more help with finances One in five young adults would save more money if families talked about money more often Four out of ten young people say their mum gives them the best money advice People are more likely to trust David Attenborough for money advice than Philip Hammond   London, 5 June 2019: This week is the start of My Money Week – a national activity week for…

07/06/2019

  Bouygues UK, the construction company building Cardiff University’s cutting-edge Innovation Campus, has welcomed its first higher education Ambassadors on site.   Five student volunteers from diverse backgrounds and areas of academic study at Cardiff University have been recruited to write, blog and share social media posts about their exclusive insights into the build on the city centre site.   Bouygues UK has worked with student Ambassadors in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) on projects at schools…

07/06/2019

A Review by Melissa Compton. Atomic Clock presented Elephants to a small intimate audience in Cardiff this evening. Written by Niall Farman, Elephants is the representation of ‘Squirrel’ A young man with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder explaining and recounting his short life and the traumatic event that led him to where he is now. The performance is an immersive experience from start to finish. The Canton born Deborah Rigg gave an outstanding emotional performance, with power and intensive expression at…

07/06/2019

Extensive coverage across BBC TV, radio and online: 15-22 June 2019. Backstage at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World © Brian Tarr.JPG The BBC brings all the drama and excitement of this year’s BBC Cardiff Singer of the World through extensive broadcasting on TV, radio and online, including more live TV coverage of the prestigious competition than ever before. The biennial competition, which has helped launch the careers of such stars as Jamie Barton, Elīna Garanča, Bryn Terfel and Dmitri…