A fascinating exhibition of recent work by the Montgomeryshire-based artist Stephen West is set to open at Oriel Mwldan in Cardigan. Draw Breath features a fresh selection of Stephen's particular unique blend of drawings created in his studio in Llangadfan.
A new exhibition at Oriel y Parc in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park aims to celebrate Wales’ status as the 'land of castles' during what was the golden age of landscape painting in Britain. The wide sweep of images included depicts castles from all over Wales, including Carew, Cilgerran, Pembroke...
The next few days will be much drier and more settled with high pressure nearby over Ireland bringing variable cloud, sunny spells and overnight frost.
Eternal Flame Falls (photo taken in autumn, flame lower right) By: Pat Coate I had heard good things about the Eternal Flame Falls hike at Chestnut Hill Park in Orchard Park, NY. So while in the area with a little extra time I decided to check it out. Here is a description of the eternal […]
Today is a much-awaited day on the bunny calendar, more popular even, than Easter. It's Hay Day; the day when a fresh shipment of hay arrives via Sweet Meadow Farms all the way in Massachusetts. Peeper's a happy bunny!
So, the other day at St. Marks NWR, I took the not-awful photo of a rail you see above.Do you think I know what kind of rail it is?Do you? Considering that I'm sitting here surrounded by every single field guide I own, don't you think...Show More Summary
Gwyn Alf Williams was – and probably still is – one of the most renowned, admired, even loved, historians of the last 100 years. It is unusual for academics to gain popular public appeal but that was something Gwyn Alf certainly did. He attracted a following of academics and lay people alike...
I don't have a very strong stomach. Even the mere thought of curdled milk can leave me feeling queasy. So during the interview with Alastair Low of Cardiff Scientific Services, I could immediately feel my tummy starting to churn. Insects.
Ask anyone to name a famous Welsh artist and the chances are they would respond with Augustus John. The wild, bohemian painter cut a swathe hrough British art and social circles in the 1920s and 30s and was widely regarded as the country's premier living artist.
Sandwich Terns – Adult with juvenile By: Pat Coate Don’t see too many terns in my part of Western NY, so I enjoyed seeing a couple species while in Myrtle Beach. Both were life birds for me. Sandwich Terns – Adult with juvenile The adult sandwich tern has a distinctive black bill with a yellow […]
Tonight sees us back in St David's Hall where we will be joined by violinist Tasmin Little in a performance of Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No 2.
I awoke to snow on Tuesday morning and I was (to borrow a phrase from Karen Eckstrom) irrationally happy. I come alive in winter. The air is fresh and crisp – not heavy and humid. I sweat only from exertion, not from merely sitting. There are no bugs pestering my ears and neck. And the […]
The early signs are that it will turn colder by Tuesday, 19 November with Arctic winds bringing a real drop in temperatures.
Chirk Castle sits south of the River Dee, not far from Wrexham, in a quiet and secluded part of north Wales. It was not always so, as this was the area where the Romans made their first incursions into Wales. The castle itself was one of the massive fortresses created by Edward I for his conquest...
Anatomy may on the face of it seem like something best left to doctors, particularly as the grisly process of carving up cadavers is a rite of passage in their training.
the weather remains in a very changeable mood. A cold front will move south east later tomorrow bringing a little rain followed by colder north-westerly winds and showers.
When the Mostyn in Llandudno opened in 1901, it heralded a landmark in the history of female art. Spearheaded by Lady Augusta Mostyn, it was the first venue in the world specifically designed to exhibit the work of female artists, who were at that time excluded from the wider art scene.
We had just about everything thrown at us last weekend. Rain, showers, hail, frost, fog, sunshine and even a dusting of snow on the mountains
The ancient myths of the Mabinogion are firmly rooted in the Welsh national identity, offering a mystical glimpse of the medieval Celtic myth cycle and how life in this land may once have been for our ancestors.