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Blog Profile / Wales Arts


URL :http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/walesarts/
Filed Under:Arts
Posts on Regator:532
Posts / Week:3.1
Archived Since:July 7, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Wildlife Patrol: It's like Batman and Robin, but without the cool car

7 months agoArts : Wales Arts

Ian Durham, series producer and editor for Rhys Jones’s Wildlife Patrol describes what it’s like filming a responsive series and working with Dr Rhys Jones.

The role of the 'Welsh Mam' through history

7 months agoArts : Wales Arts

Mother's Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent and, these days, is a combination of an old religious festival and the newer, perhaps more commercial, American celebration which began in 1908. It is, as it has always been, a day to acknowledge the concept of motherhood. In Wales the role and position...

The coldest night of the year so far

7 months agoArts : Wales Arts

As expected there was a chill in the air over the weekend with a few showers.

From bobby on the beat to Chief Constable

7 months agoArts : Wales Arts

Police 24/7 producer Jeanette Ward writes about her time with South Wales Police Chief Constable Peter Vaughan.

Almost into spring but Winter will bite back

7 months agoArts : Wales Arts

The weather this March has been much kinder to us compared to last year which was bitterly cold with frost, ice and snow.

The 400 musicians behind Calon Lân

8 months agoArts : Wales Arts

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales recently recorded Calon Lân as part of BBC Cymru Wales’s Six Nations marketing campaign. Osian Rowlands,  Chorus Manager, BBC National Chorus of Wales, goes behind-the-scenes of how nearly 400 musicians came together to make the trail.

Warmer than some resorts in the Mediterranean!

8 months agoArts : Wales Arts

Yesterday was the warmest day of the year so far for most of Wales, with temperatures more typical of May and warmer than some resorts in the Mediterranean and plenty more dry and settled weather to come.

Exploding e-cigarettes

8 months agoArts : Wales Arts

X-Ray investigates the dangers of electrionic cigarettes exploding.

Filming The Country Midwives

8 months agoArts : Wales Arts

Amanda Harries was the series producer for The Country Midwives, a new series that follows community midwives on the road in Carmarthenshire.

Future of Welsh film at heart of St David’s Day celebrations

8 months agoArts : Wales Arts

New Welsh sci-fi action thriller The Machine has been creating a buzz at film festivals on both sides of the Atlantic and now Cardiff audiences will have their chance to see it at an exclusive screening this weekend to mark St David’s Day.

Some sunshine for St David’s Day

8 months agoArts : Wales Arts

This winter has been very wet and mild - in fact Hawarden in Flintshire was the warmest place in the UK last Sunday with a top emperature of 13.6°C, several degrees above the average which is nearer 7°C.

Not couponing - extreme couponing!

8 months agoArts : Wales Arts

Now, you know we love saving a bit of cash on X-Ray, and we pride ourselves on knowing how to do it pretty well. In fact, it’s not often we’re surprised by money-saving tips. But the results of extreme couponing - and we are talking extreme here - have been the talk of the office.

Bafta success for Kelly + Victor director

8 months agoArts : Wales Arts

Welsh director Kieran Evans is basking in success after winning a Bafta award for his first feature-length film. He scooped best outstanding debut by a British writer, director and producer for he raw and compelling Kelly + Victor, which is set in Toxteth, Liverpool.

This week’s musical feast

8 months agoArts : Wales Arts

This week’s show is very, very spiky with brilliant new music of Welsh origin. So many thrilling new artists who hadn’t been baptised on my radio show before: The Featherz, Sea Lion, Luvv, Mandy, Past Grievances, Bur Hoff Bau, Saron, Pine Canopies, The Caspiens, Ruby Parfitt, Sam, Not My Finest Hour...

Artists in residence open studios to the public

8 months agoArts : Wales Arts

In 2009 the Aberystwyth Arts Centre opened an award-winning complex of 18 creative studios with hree set aside as space for a rolling programme of artists in residence.

X-Ray tackles cold callers

8 months agoArts : Wales Arts

It's our job on X-Ray to expose people who are only too willing to rip you off. But there was something particularly nasty and upsetting about the way unscrupulous people at corrupt call centres in Swansea argeted elderly and vulnerable people.

Red warning of wind

9 months agoArts : Wales Arts

There's plenty of severe weather across Wales today with heavy rain and strong winds. We've already had gusts of 78mph at Pembrey and 75mph at Aberdaron and Milford Haven. The winds will strengthen to the north and west this afternoon where we could see gusts nearer 100mph along Cardigan Bay and...

Getting 50 years of BBC Wales television on-air

9 months agoArts : Wales Arts

Matt Rosser, Daily Operations Manager for BBC Cymru Wales looks back on the changing face of TV presentation as part of the BBC Cymru Wales 50 anniversary.

Wales Millennium Centre to bring award-winning Cape Town Opera to UK

9 months agoArts : Wales Arts

Ever since Cape Town Opera’s founding patron Sir Donald Gordon generously contributed to the Wales Millennium Centre’s build, the two venues have enjoyed a strong creative partnership.

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