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18/06/2020

It is now more crucial than ever for changes to be made in our society, and 2020 marks the beginning of a decade of action on the United Nations (UN) sustainable development goals. This is what the Global Social Leaders Festival @ Home aims to do, inspire young people all over the world to unite, be leaders and build towards a brighter more sustainable future for all. Future Foundations, an award-winning organisation that inspires young people across the world is…

18/06/2020

I was having a look around our garage the other day and came across our suitcases under a dust-sheet.  I felt it was only fair to break the news to them that there would be no holiday this year.  I wish I hadn’t because now I have to deal with emotional baggage. They say that everyone’s got a book in them.  Painful, I would have thought.   According to the Daily Mail, Cadbury has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds…

16/06/2020

Plants can certainly brighten up your living space, but did you know that they can help improve your health too? There are a multitude of different ways that indoor plants can benefit you, both physically and mentally. Indoor plants can improve the air quality in your home by breaking down compounds from man-made fibres and absorbing nasty chemicals from the air, essentially acting like a natural air filter. They are also highly effective at balancing humidity levels in the home…

16/06/2020

Channel 4’s new 6-part online series, Letters in Lockdown tells six incredible stories from across the UK, as four young people and two well-known faces are inspired to hand-write a letter of love, pride or re-connection to someone who means a lot to them. How will the recipients respond to this old-fashioned and unexpected gesture? Episode 2 features Mathew from Cardiff –  Dear Harvey Matthew is writing a letter to his best friend Harvey, who he has never met. Despite…

16/06/2020

Calzaghe Mini Dragon Founders below : L-R Rob Oyston, Alex Lock, Joe Calzaghe MBE, CBE, Connor Calzaghe, Joseph Calzaghe Joe Calzaghe MBE, CBE has created an online non- contact boxing programme called Calzaghe Mini Dragons designed for all children between the ages of 4 and 14 years old. Joe Calzaghe and his two sons Joseph and Connor have joined forces with two physical activity experts Rob Oyston and Alex Lock of Sports Xtra. Together they have created a unique fun…

16/06/2020

British sustainable period brand, DAME has used the current global crisis to not only rethink their business model but taken the opportunity to do even more good in the world. When the team realised that the limits in place during lockdown exposed a fragile supply chain, they needed to think fast and come up with an alternative. Unable to source the travel wallets from its usual women’s empowerment charity in India due to strict COVID-19 restrictions or its zips from…

16/06/2020

Wales & West Utilities gas engineer Neil Parnell at the launch of the fund   Wales & West Utilities has launched a £50,000 community fund and is encouraging south east Wales charities and bodies affected by the coronavirus pandemic to apply for support. The Safe and Warm Fund has been established in response to the crisis and will help communities affected by the outbreak with essential funding. The gas emergency and pipeline service has been working hard throughout the pandemic…

15/06/2020

At this time of the year BH Events would normally be at the busiest, organising major sporting events.  Due to the coronavirus this has meant their usual events have not been possible. Over the past five weeks, they have been running events via Zoom with rugby stars such as Dan Biggar, Richard Hibbard, Ken Owens and Francois Louw. The events have been free to attend but they have been asking for donations to Noah’s Ark Charity. https://www.gofundme.com/f/raising-funds-for-noah039s-ark?teamInvite=6f13dl1Bzs2aCfs281a1YCmwsdDg6x5WvWMTWITrz7wL5hNaE8dyQNiG45xMFQCm So far they…

12/06/2020

Wales Millennium Centre has announced that the venue will remain closed until at least January 2021, due to the devastating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the theatre industry. Productions that have been cancelled or postponed include The Lion King, Welsh National Opera’s autumn season, The Book of Mormon and The Phantom of the Opera, which were all due to take place in the Centre’s 1,850 seat Donald  Gordon Theatre. Wales Millennium Centre’s annual international festival, Festival of Voice, will…

11/06/2020

Organisers of the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival have announced that the 14th edition of the Cardiff based festival will go online this October, and will be available for free. They also confirmed that the £30,000 Iris Prize, supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation, will be presented to a filmmaker to produce another short film on Saturday 10th October. The festival will open on Tuesday 6th October and close on Sunday 11th October, with all screenings, talks and events available…