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Not so long ago in history a heavily pregnant woman was a rare sight, as she was usually ordered into her "confinement" some weeks before the bump became enormous. Now a new dance piece is aiming to challenge conventional images of pregnancy by featuring two women dancers as they near the final months...
It's fierce. This storm has claws. And fangs.
In June, the biennial Cardiff Singer of the World Competition will take place. This prestigious, international contest will see some of the finest voices, on the brink of global careers, converge upon Cardiff to compete for the title of Cardiff Singer of the World 2013.
Humboldt penguins, emperor tamarins and Bactrian camels may not be indigenous to north Wales, but if you know where to look you can find hem all, and more, in a small pocket of a Welsh coastal town.
Despite the weather having become a standing joke in the X-Ray office, we'll be out across Wales for the next six weeks, come rain or shine.
I gladly gathered up the gauntlet and went in search of extra details regarding the mysterious William Yolen Williams.
The show is about the music packed around my biscuit crumbs - and this week's spread features some corkers.
This year marks a century since the Park and Dare Theatre in Treorchy, Rhondda, opened thanks to funding from local miners who wanted a centre for the arts at the heart of their community.
2013 was the fourth year of Radio Wales Music Day, and I'm so thrilled o say the idea, the concept and the event keeps on growing.
Monty the male osprey at the Dyfi Osprey Project has recently returned to his his old nest site following a winter spent on the west coast of Africa.
21 April may not seem of major significance to most people. Yet on that day in 1509 Henry Tudor, King Henry VII of England, died at Windsor.
This year marks a century since the birth of the celebrated Welsh poet and priest RS Thomas. Famed for his uncompromising and often stark representations of religion and the Welsh landscape, Thomas was also passionate about the Welsh nationalist cause and a fan of the visual arts.
For those of you who missed some of the best productions to come out of Wales over the past year or so, this month and next there is a chance to revisit several of them as part of Clwyd Theatre Cymru's Celtic Festival.
It's 15 years today since Welsh singing legend Dorothy Squires died aged 83.
John Elsworthy might be regarded as the best Welsh footballer never to gain an international cap for his country.
I'm vibrating with excitement at the prospect of seeing them play sold out halls in New York, Washington and Baltimore. Thousands of Stateside music-lovers celebrating a music forged in the hills where I grew up.
When Martin Daws was a schoolboy he, like so many other young people, had little interest in the poetry he was taught in school. But, as a lover of musical lyrics and inspired early on by artists like Bowie and Dylan, as well as hip hop and rap, he soon learned that the scope of poetic verse reached...
Technically, it is exceptionally demanding. The viola part is incredibly tiring; the seemingly endless repeated rhythms that underpin the entire texture of the music require a great level of articulation
It's official, March 2013 was the coldest in Wales since 1962 and the 2nd coldest since records began in 1910
When Albert Camus wrote his absurd play-within-a-play Caligula, he hoped o show the chaos caused by the Roman emperor's obsession with the impossible. A new production sees a supporting cast of 65-80-year-olds from Cardiff acting as the Senate who decide Caligula's fate.