11/07/2019

  THE Family Prom is back at St David’s Hall on Sunday 21 July at 3pm, and this time we are celebrating the wonders of weather! Come rain or shine, Conductor Michael Bell MBE and Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra are forecast to be on cloud nine as they take this year’s event by storm. And who better to present a concert all about the weather than BBC Wales duo Derek Brockway and Behnaz Akhgar. Joining them are a vibrant cast of…

04/04/2019

BBC Cymru Wales and Arts Council of Wales are today announcing that the search for Horizons artists to join its 2019 project is now underway. Celebrating its 5th year this year, Horizons has given a platform to over 48 emerging artists from Wales giving them opportunities to reach new audiences in Wales, the UK and beyond. And now they’re looking for 12 new artists. The application process is now open. The 12 successful acts will be supported in various ways…

05/03/2019

Two staff members at Transport for Wales are set to star in a new BBC Wales series exploring the hidden world of night shift workers. Lynne Bartlett and Andrew French, both from Cardiff, are members of Transport for Wales’ Train Presentation team and spend hours every night preparing the carriages for the 12,000 commuters who use the network every day. The grime fighting duo, who between them have spent more than 30 years working the night shift, will now star…

01/03/2019

  Seeing as it’s St David’s Day, then why not spend an hour of it tonight watching Wales’s rugby legend Sam Warburton’s documentary, which airs tonight at 9 pm on BBC One Wales. Often referred to as one of the nicest people ever to grace the rugby field, Sam Warburton retired from the game that he loved, and still does, at the age of 29. This documentary allows us access to what made Sam make that decision. By watching this…

31/12/2018

Geraint Thomas – chats to Carl Marsh just before the announcement of the BBC Wales and BBC GB Sports Personality of the Year 2018 Awards was announced. He won both! Cycling is probably one of the cleanest sports at the moment, and negatives from before have been turned into a lot of positives now, does this mean that the future of cycling is just going to get better and better? Yes, I think so, obviously, in any walk of life…

06/11/2018

Arts Council of Wales and BBC Wales are calling for talented Welsh artists and bands to apply for the Launchpad fund. Launchpad will offer grants of up to £2,000 to help artists or bands to fulfil their potential and reach the next level. Aimed at emerging musicians that already demonstrate promise, Launchpad is part of the Horizons Gorwelion scheme to develop new and independent contemporary music in Wales. Launchpad was started in 2014 and has supported over 135 artists, from…

11/10/2018

    As a creator and co-star of Dirty Sanchez, MTV’s notorious noughties prank show, Matt Pritchard’s job description was essentially being filmed doing stupid stuff whilst being drunk and high. The show made him a global star but it came at a price. Matt has spent the last decade kicking drugs, alcohol and re-inventing himself as a clean, ultra athlete using diet and fitness to fight his demons. In “Wild Man to Iron Man” a BBC Wales documentary made…

11/05/2018

Al Dupres, 54, a stroke survivor from Cardiff is set to take part in the Step Out for Stroke fundraising walk in aid of the Stroke Association at Roath Lake Park at 2pm on 10 June.   Al, BBC Wales’ continuity announcer, was on holiday in Texas last year when he suddenly couldn’t speak coherently.   Al said:   “I couldn’t speak properly for 24 hours which was very worrying as I speak for a living. But I ended up…

03/05/2018

BBC Wales and Arts Council of Wales have announced that the search for Horizons artists to join its 2018 project is now underway   The applications process is now open and the 12 successful acts will be supported and promoted in various ways by Horizons over the next 12 months. Horizons is a unique showcase of new, independent contemporary music in Wales.  Now in its fourth-year, Horizons is a collaboration between BBC Wales and Arts Council of Wales. Since its inception in 2014, Horizons has given a platform to…

06/03/2018

New BBC schemes to improve opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds to get sought after apprenticeships in the BBC and creative sector Two new initiatives are being launched to help young people from low income families compete for future apprenticeships at the BBC. The first programme, based in London and Salford, is a training course designed to level the playing field for 50 school students from socially diverse backgrounds. The programme, being developed with advice from social mobility charity The Sutton…