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30/07/2021

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is introducing walking tours in Cardiff to help people discover the World War heritage on their doorstep. The free guided tours will take place every two weeks from July- September at Cardiff Cathays Cemetery and will give people in Cardiff the chance to discover the stories of the men and women who are buried in their community. Opened in 1859, the cemetery is the final resting place of over 700 Commonwealth and allied servicemen…

29/07/2021

CARDIFF’s Bute Park will be transformed into a Jurassic Park from 21 August until 5 September, as DINOSAURS roam free in the Welsh capital Cardiff will play host to prehistoric playgrounds, featuring more than 50 animatronic dinosaur scenes, including a fearsome, 18m tall T-Rex that breathes and sways its tail as it hunts for prey; an Iguanodon’s furious battle against a Deinonychus; Pterosaurs that screech as they soar through the trees; a 15m tall Brachiosaurus, guarding her eggs and a…

29/07/2021

Cardiff based film and TV producer, Berwyn Rowlands, who founded the biggest international LGBT+ short film prize in the world, is in line for recognition after being nominated for a 2021 National Lottery Award. Berwyn, originally from Anglesey but who lives in Cardiff,  has been shortlisted in the Arts category of this year’ National Lottery Awards for his outstanding work over 15 years as the Founder and Festival Director of the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. Berwyn is flying the…

29/07/2021

Aberayron County School hockey team, 1904 – Casglu’r Tlysau   A strategic framework to ensure the ongoing support, protection, and engagement of the sporting heritage of Wales has opened for consultation. The Framework has been funded by the Welsh Government and was developed by a Specialist Panel for the Sporting Heritage of Wales. The panel launched in April 2020 and includes a range of sporting heritage specialists. The panel conducted targeted audience research and engagement activities across the sport, education,…

29/07/2021

Applications are now open for a new music industry project, Honey Sessions, which launches this summer to educate, mentor and inspire young songwriters, artists and producers aged 16-26 who create Hip Hop, Rap, Grime, R’n’B and Pop Music in Wales.  The ‘Honey Sessions’ will take place throughout August 2021, and will provide a unique opportunity for five young artists and five producers to work together to make brand new music, further their knowledge of the industry and enhance their creative…

29/07/2021

A Newport-based sustainable clothing company is encouraging businesses of all sizes to consider apprenticeships to help create a future pipeline of talent and build a new generation of industry leaders. The Welsh Government is offering funding of up to £4,000 for each apprentice an employer recruits in a bid to support businesses and workers in recovering from the impacts of coronavirus. Loopster Ltd is a digital platform which sells high street and designer second-hand clothing for a fraction of the…

29/07/2021

A host of Team GB athletes including James Jones from Swansea are urging the nation to come together again for the next big sporting event, by taking part in Game On – Team GB and the British Red Cross’ Olympic fundraising challenge during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  Game On asks the public to set themselves a challenge to complete during  the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, whether that’s sprinting lengths of your local park, taking on a heptathlon in your back garden or completing a one-minute plank for every medal won by Team…

29/07/2021

Seven nurses from the Philippines who have been members of the care team at Tŷ Hafan, the children’s hospice for Wales, for over twenty years have been honored by the hospice for their exemplary service and dedication. Senior Management paid tribute to the dedication, personal sacrifice and hard work of Livet Eyao, Emee Miller, Mai Mai Mallari, Myra Belonio, Gigi Ricaforte, Leila Gariando and Anne Alog, all children’s palliative care nurses, who were gathered together in the grounds of the hospice in Sully, near Cardiff. Speaking in front of socially-distanced…

29/07/2021

Dogs Trust Cardiff  is offering families the chance to take part in free classes to help children learn how to stay safe around dogs. The interactive 90-minute sessions, which will include games, quizzes and role play, will focus on helping children understand how to behave around dogs both at home and when out and about, and how to be kind to their four-legged friends. They will also learn about how dogs communicate with their human friends. Education Officer, Hayley Rees, says:  “Dogs are wonderful companions but,…

29/07/2021

A striking display of expertly crafted flowers within the grounds of Cardiff Castle opened to the public on Saturday (July 24). Launched by Cardiff charity City Hospice earlier this year, the Forever Flowers campaign celebrates the lives of loved ones in a special way with unique and lasting tributes. Supporters were invited to pre-order the limited-edition flowers to remember cherished family members, friends and loved ones. The campaign received an incredible response and over a thousand Forever Flowers feature in…