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This spring is on track to be the coldest since 1979. And it certainly felt chilly yesterday with Arctic winds bringing a drop in temperature and showers as well.
I was away from the weather desk last week braving the elements and filming for a new series of Weatherman Walking. We went to Cyfarthfa Castle in Merthyr Tydfil and then headed west to Carreg Cennen Castle in Carmarthenshire.
It was during Radio 3's recent celebration of the piano that I had my first experience of playing Graham Fitkin's music.
I'm in The City. That's 'The City' - definitive article, capital letters - and I'm here to see the finest band in Christendom.
Her bold and chaotic paintings have made her one of the most remarkable and successful artists of her generation, and as the eminent Welsh painter Shani Rhys James turns 60, she admits there is no sign of her slowing down.
The steelworks at East Moors in Cardiff - "Dowlais by the Sea" as it was invariably known - began its working life in the late 19th century
For an orchestral musician in the United Kingdom, especially one in a BBC orchestra, summer can only mean one thing - Proms!
Filmmakers Chris Rushton and Tracy Harris followed the desperate plight of Swansea's homeless a year ago. Now they have returned to find out if things have changed.
Filmmaker Tracy Harris, who herself hails from Swansea, followed the desperate plight of Swansea's homeless a year ago along with Chris Rushton.
I spent the bank holiday weekend in Ceredigion and did a few lovely walks; one on the coast from Llangrannog to New Quay, another in the Hafod Estate in Cwmystwth.
It was a gig I'll be trying to remember the flavour of for as long as tiny electrical pulses are prepared to dance across my cerebral cortex.
Looking back, April this year was colder than average in Wales with a mean temperature of 6.4 Celsius. This is slightly colder than April 2012 (6.5 Celsius) and the coldest April since 1989.
When playwright Tim Price found out he would be collaborating with one of his idols, Gruff Rhys, for a new National Theatre Wales production, he could hardly take it in.
After the chorale-like opening, the listener is whisked headlong into swirling contrapuntal textures, declamatory rhythmic figures, and constant development of the opening motifs.
Twelve important contemporary artworks that were gifted to National Museum Cardiff by art collectors Eric and Jean Cass will go on show this weekend.
Now in its fourth year, the Machynlleth Comedy Festival is the little success story which has well and truly put mid-Wales on the comedy circuit.
Say "Laugharne" and most people immediately think of Dylan Thomas and his home at the Boat House. But Thomas was not the only writer to live in the west Wales village.
For those of you who still imagine the circus as a seated experience in a big top with bearded ladies and seals bouncing balls on their snouts, you'd be surprised at just how far removed from that vision the work of he NoFit State company is.
Forget spring, it was more like autumn last night with Wales buffeted by strong to severe gale force winds!
If ever there was a man who promised much but failed to live up to his massive potential it was former Pembrokeshire MP Desmond Donnelly.