25/06/2015

CHART-TOPPING folk artist and Ed Sheeran collaborator Amy Wadge will perform an intimate, acoustic concert at St David’s Hall this Friday (26 June) – and limited tickets are still available!   This special gig in the Level 3 Lounge marks the last of Amy’s current tour and she’ll be sharing the stage with sensational songwriting partner Pete Riley. Now widely regarded as one of the country’s most successful female singer-songwriters, Amy co-wrote the No.1 hit Thinking Out Loud with Ed…

25/06/2015

  By Peter Drew CEO – Tennis Wales   With Wimbledon on the horizon once again it always brings out the discussion about tennis being an overly elitist and expensive sport in Wales and in Britain, and the governing bodies of tennis not doing enough to challenge this situation to make tennis a more open and accessible sport across the community.  This has probably been fair enough in the past, but in recent times things have been changing dramatically.  Tennis…

25/06/2015

On Monday evening (29th June), Channel 4’s new series, Superfoods, kicks off with a look at the Finnish wonder ingredient xylitol. Presenter Kate Quilton travels to Finland where gum and mints made of xylitol are a staple part of the Finnish diet and even 90% of kindergartens give xylitol sweets to kids on a daily basis. She explores the science behind how xylitol works to reduce plaque and keep teeth healthy. Yet despite its proven benefits and widespread popularity in…

25/06/2015

EYE OPENER – BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT SEMI FINALIST URGES LOCALS TO PRACTISE SAFE SUN THIS SUMMER Welsh seven times over the safe UV limit for eyes during summer months   Nathan Wyburn posed with giant eye mascots The Protectors in Cardiff today (30 June), as a new survey reveals people in Wales expose their unprotected eyes to dangerous levels of UV light during the summer months.   The Think About Your Eyes campaign found that Welsh people are exposing themselves…

24/06/2015

The theme of today’s Wales Vision Strategy conference was “The World Outside”, and focused on what it is like to navigate the world if you have sight loss and what needs to be done ensure people are not cut off from the world.   Key partners and stakeholders had an opportunity to engage with policy influencers and experts from across Wales about the important legislative developments in planning, transport and equality. Information was shared about the cutting edge developments and…

24/06/2015

  Vocal Harmony was set up in 2012 by local musician Bobby Cole. Wanting to create a fun and exciting choir format, Bobby started the first choir in 2012 opening it up to anyone and everyone. There are Vocal Harmony groups that meet in Swansea and Llanelli, with two brand new groups opening up in Cardiff and Bristol. The choir has a policy of no auditions, no need to read music, and at no point will you have to sing…

11/05/2015

Get Creative at a Children’s Art Week Event This Summer   This June Children’s Art Week (Sat 13th – Sun 21st June 2015) will be back bigger and better than ever! Don’t miss the chance to get creative with your kids at one of the hundreds of events being held in venues around the UK. With everything from; ‘Weird & Wonderful Weaving’ to ‘Mosaic Making’ there’s bound to be something on near you to engage children of all ages. Find…

07/05/2015

We’re over the ‘Bay’ for Tenovus Cancer Care The St. David’s Hotel & Spa challenged daredevils of Cardiff to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime zip wire challenge today in Cardiff Bay in aid of the hotel’s charity of the year, Tenovus Cancer Care, Wales’ leading cancer charity. More than 70 people from the ages of 12 up to 92, took part in today’s zip wire challenge and, tomorrow a second round of adrenalin junkies will take to the skies with over…

07/05/2015

St David’s Hall Tuesday 15 September 7.30pm Tickets on Sale on Friday 1 May at 9am LEGENDARY British songwriter Richard Thompson OBE is coming to St David’s Hall on Tuesday 15 September. Thompson is renowned as being one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time, and tickets for his spectacular live show go on sale tomorrow (Friday 1 May) from 9am. Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60s, Thompson and his bandmates virtually…

04/04/2015

Plumbers, civil engineers, landlords, architects, water engineers, environmental managers, ecologists and site managers are among those being invited to special events providing a taste of free training in the latest sustainability practices. The free taster sessions take place in Llantrisant, Llanelli, and Llandudno in April and May, and are for anyone in the built environment sector, who lives or works in one of Wales’ Convergence areas. Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) is offering free, flexible training to develop knowledge and…