08/03/2022

  BAFTA in Wales has published the rules, eligibility and timeline for the BAFTA Cymru Awards in 2022. Entries are open with changes to the eligibility criteria for The Breakthrough Cymru Award, which is open to Welsh individuals only; the addition of a new category ‘News, Current Affairs & Topical’ and a change to the former ‘Editing’ category, which will be split into ‘Fiction’ and ‘Factual’. Angharad Mair, BAFTA Cymru Chair and Executive Director of Tinopolis, said: “As the creative…

08/03/2022

Public libraries in Wales are celebrating the Winter of Wellbeing campaign with three days of online national events this March (15-17). Schools and colleges across the country are being invited to tune in to join a fantastic line-up of authors and ambassadors who’ll be shining a light on the power of reading to help us cope in tough times and to connect us to others, through music, poetry, chat and debate. The Winter of Wellbeing is the Welsh Government’s cross-sector…

26/10/2021

Wales’ gold medal Olympic boxing champion, Lauren Price, has today added yet another accolade to her name after being crowned Olympian of the Year in the 2021 National Lottery Awards. Following Tokyo, Lauren Price, returned to Pontypool Amateur Boxing Club where her amazing trajectory towards Olympic stardom began. She was presented with the inaugural Olympian of the Year National Lottery Award by her grandmother, Linda Price – who Lauren hails (along with her late grandfather Derek Price) as one of…

26/10/2021

Compass Cymru, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, has announced a three-year partnership with Welsh homelessness charity, Llamau. Llamau is one of Wales’ leading homelessness charities, supporting young people and women, and providing holistic support for those most at risk of homelessness, including care leavers, people who have experienced domestic abuse and people who have had disadvantaged lifestyles. Over the next three years, Compass Cymru has pledged to support Llamau with…

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…

16/06/2021

A Historical Perspective It was a notion that for hundreds of years was not only marginal and obscure, but often incomprehensible, yet throughout the pandemic the call for Welsh Independence has been getting louder and its sentiment has gained a greater political zest. But why now? After all, apart from accents and Welsh cakes, what really makes Wales and England so different? If we are to answer these questions seriously then we must take a historical perspective. ‘Historical perspective refers…

01/03/2021

Cyclists of all ages and all abilities across Wales are invited to get on their bikes and take part in an exciting new virtual Ride to The Rugby for Tŷ Hafan, the hospice for children in Wales.   This March, a group of 50 riders were due to embark on an epic challenge, cycling from Cardiff to Paris over four days to Ride to the Rugby ready to watch Wales take on France in the Six Nations on 20 March.   However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and current travel restrictions…

30/10/2020

People told to self-isolate for up to 14 days will be eligible for financial support from the Welsh Government as two new schemes are unveiled today. People on low incomes can apply to receive a £500 payment if they have tested positive for coronavirus or they are asked to self-isolate by the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect service because they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. And a new top-up payment is being…

26/10/2019

A Cardiff-based sports radio show has been shortlisted for a prestigious UK radio award for the third year in a row. The Terrace Radio Show, presented and produced by Chris O’Brien on Radio Cardiff 98.7FM, is in contention for the Sports Show of the Year accolade at the UK Community Radio Awards – to be presented on Saturday evening (October 26). O’Brien’s show hit the airwaves in July 2016 – then known as OB’s Saturday Sport Show. It has since…

14/06/2019

Providing habitat, food and protection – known as the three-legged stool approach – could help our ground-nesting birds thrive in Wales, according to leading research organisation the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). Sue Evans, Wales director for the GWCT made the comments at the NFU Sustainable Agriculture: Food, Farming and the Environment conference, near Brecon, last week (June 7th). “With the right levers and incentives farmers can restore numbers of our declining bird species,” she said. “By creating the…