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'Tis once again the season to be jolly, and arts venues across Wales will be serving up an array of Christmas crackers this festive period to entice you in from the cold.
Last Sunday marked the 40th birthday of the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff and people have been sharing their favourite memories of the venue through an interactive installation.
This week we feature debut plays for DJ Spleenbaby, N.A.N.C.Y., Sleep Beggar and Paul Denley.
Last autumn, theatre company Theatr Bara Caws staged a hit production of Llanast!, a Welsh translation of the award-winning play God of Carnage which sold out completely at both runs in Cardiff and Caernarfon.
Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony was the first full symphonic work I ever played. A baptism by fire, undoubtedly, but what a way to start! It is still one of my favourite works today, both to listen to and play.
What changed most of all in Wales in the 1960s? That was the big question we asked ourselves and the men and women who lived through that momentous decade when we began our research. In what ways did the social and sexual revolution of those years touch Wales and transform people's lives?
For many, this weekend's game between Cardiff City and Swansea City is more than a football match. Seasoned football observers won't need telling that the south Wales derby is one of, if not the most fierce match in British football...
As the world gears up to celebrate the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth in 2014, closer to home a smaller series of events that would have been just his cup of tea/pint of beer is taking place. After the runaway success of last year's event, the Do Not Go Gentle Festival is back again and will be taking...
I was recently invited to the fair. Not the sort of fair that has candy floss and dodgems but one packed full of people all enjoying themselves and sharing their common interest in family history.
Eight days of living more life than I do in eight months; tens of bands, some of whom have got my heart beating dangerously fast for a man of such precipitous years; seeing countless friends who fill my heart with happiness and a rare sense of belonging and a whole new team of skilful friends I didn...
A host of exciting new writers will be at the Park and Dare theatre in Treorchy this Friday for an event to celebrate emerging Welsh talent.
It feels like the entire brass playing population of Britain and further afield has descended upon Cardiff.
Anyone who has been within earshot of me during the last week will know that I have been having a bit of a rough time. I've not necessarily borne my sufferings in silence.
We have now performed quite a bit of Shostakovich with our principal conductor, Thomas Sondergard, and it has been great to learn this symphony with him over this week.
A much drier weekend in prospect.
When I started making a program about obesity in Wales, I came with a plateful of preconceptions – served with a side-order of scepticism.
The tiny village sits close to Treharris in the Merthyr Vale, more or less on the spot where the Taff and the smaller Taff Bargoed rivers meet.
There is still a yellow Met Office heavy rain warning in force covering mid Wales and the south which is valid until 8am tomorrow.
Torrential downpours expected later
The Curacoa was launched from the Royal Naval dockyard at Pembroke Dock on 5 May 1917.