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10 October 2014

BlogEuro 2016 Qualification double-header

This evening (Friday 10 October 2014) Wales face Bosnia–Herzegovina for the latest Euro 2016 Group B qualifying match at Cardiff City Stadium. Despite their two previous encounters this will be the first time that Wales have hosted Bosnia and Herzego…
08 October 2014

BlogPaul Robeson and Wales

Paul Robeson is a name that is very familiar in Wales, especially in the former mining communities of the South Wales Valleys. Paul Robeson was an American singer, Actor and civil rights activist. In 1928 while performing in ‘Show Boat' in Lon…
07 October 2014

BlogGwlad Gwlad – learn the Welsh National Anthem

Have you ever wanted to be able to sing the National Anthem of Wales but wouldn't know where to begin? A new App by the National Library of Wales and Eto Music Practice Apps is now available that will help. You can learn how to pronounce and sing …
03 October 2014

NewsFilm Festivals in Wales

There are film festivals throughout the year in Wales, with autumn being a time for many. We look forward to a variety of screenings over the coming months, including the Iris Prize Festival, LGBT festival, Abertoir horror festival and Watch–Africa…
02 October 2014

BlogSnowman Triathlon and Cardiff Half Marathon

This Sunday (5 October 2014), runners will hit the streets of Wales' capital city as they take part in the popular Cardiff Half Marathon. While in north Wales the Snowman Triathlon takes place. Cardiff Half Marathon The Cardiff Half Marathon takes …
01 October 2014

NewsWelsh Museums Festival

Many of the activities this year commemorate the centenary of the birth of Wales' great writers Dylan Thomas, so you'll find activities which celebrate him and his work too, but there's so much more to find in Wales' museums, big and small. Her…
30 September 2014

NewsYoung scientists honoured at prestigious international conference

Two young Swansea University's College of Medicine scientists have won prizes at a prestigious US conference in recognition of their research into DNA damage. At the annual conference held by the Environmental Mutagen and Genomics Society (EMGS) in …
26 September 2014

BlogWorld Alternative Games creator awarded

Gordon Green, the man who created the World Alternative Games has received a Point of Light Award for setting up the World Alternative Games in Llanwrtyd. The World Alternative Games in Llanwrtyd take place each year, with a variety of unusual …
25 September 2014

News Welsh language script writers team up with international hotshots

Lisa Albert, the award–winning writer and producer of hit American TV drama Mad Men, and Jeppe Gjervig Gram, writer and co–creator of the Danish political drama series Borgen, are just two of the names contributing to an innovative Welsh scriptwritin…
25 September 2014

BlogArtes Mundi 6 - Exhibition and Prize Dates Announced

Artes Mundi 6 Exhibition opens 24 October 2014 Prize Announcement 22 January 2015 The USA has two artists shortlisted for Artes Mundi 6 prize. They compete alongside artists from Portugal, Israel, Croatia, Iceland, Brazil, the Netherlands and the U…
25 September 2014

BlogTwo new Michelin star restaurants in Wales

Ynyshir Hall in Machynlleth and the Crown at Whitebrook have both been awarded Michelin stars, taking the total number of Michelin–starred restaurants in Wales to five. Ynyshir Hall The hall itself was once owned by Queen Victoria. Today Gareth War…
23 September 2014

NewsDylan's Great Poem

Young people from across the world will join forces to create an epic 100–line bilingual poem this National Poetry Day (Thursday 2 October 2014). On 2 October, anyone aged 7 to 25 from anywhere in the world can go to the Developing Dylan 100 website…
19 September 2014

BlogStart of a new university year - welcome to Wales

For those who are starting university, with many coming to Wales often for the first time, we hope you will have a successful and enjoyable time here. Every year many international students choose to study in Wales, with around 13.7% coming from out…
17 September 2014

BlogQuality of living - Cardiff comes out on top

Cardiff beat 11 major UK cities in a quality of living index. The Welsh capital had one of the lowest unemployment rates and the second–highest growth in disposable income. MoneySuperMarket ranked the UK's 12 largest cities, with Cardiff beating Lon…
10 September 2014

BlogRoald Dahl Day – 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Every year Cardiff born author Roald Dahl is celebrated on 13 September, the anniversary of his birth. He's best remembered for his children's novels including James and the Giant Peach, the BFG and Matilda, which are loved by children across the wor…
10 September 2014

BlogBryn Terfel headlines Proms in the Park

A stunning setting for an evening of wonderful music awaits people this Saturday (13 September 2014). Grammy Award–winning Welsh bass–baritone Bryn Terfel headlines this year's event in Singleton Park, Swansea. The evening also features singer songw…
09 September 2014

BlogNATO in Wales: a look back

Last week was quite an extraordinary week, with President Barack Obama being the first serving President to come to Wales. The president praised Wales for its extraordinary beauty, wonderful people and great hospitality and said everyone should come …
03 September 2014

NewsNATO Summit in Wales

The eyes of the world are on Wales this week when world leaders meet for NATO Wales 2014. Delegates are starting to arrive in Wales ahead of the Summit tomorrow and Friday (4/5 September). Welsh stars have also recorded a video to welcome President…
29 August 2014

BlogAutumn in Wales

Continuing our series of seasons in Wales, we take a look at Autumn in Wales. The temperature starts to dip in autumn, although we still often have warm days in September and sometimes October too. The colours of autumn are something to enjoy …
27 August 2014

BlogSporting events in Wales

20 August 2014

BlogA new series of Doctor Who

Following the popularity of the Doctor Who World Tour, we're looking forward to watching the eighth series of Doctor Who this weekend. The popular sci–fi drama that's filmed in Wales returns to screens in the UK and USA this Saturday (23 August 2014)…
18 August 2014

BlogSt David Awards – nominations

Nominations are open for Wales's annual St David Awards. Don't forget to get your nominations in for the International Award. The St David Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements of people in Wales. They acknowledge people who ar…
12 August 2014

BlogUEFA Supercup & a variety of events in Wales this week

There's plenty going on in Wales this week, including the UEFA Supercup in Cardiff tonight (12 August 2014). In north Wales there's the Anglesey County Show (12 – 13 August) and in south west Wales the  Dart 18 Euro Championships, tak…
06 August 2014

BlogSwansea #6ofthebest

Jason, a fine artist studying for an MA at UWTSD, Swansea @jason_uwtsd, asked us on Twitter “what are the #6ofthebest reasons to come to Swansea?” We took a while to think because there are far more than just six. We came up with the …
04 August 2014

BlogBrecon Jazz

Brecon Jazz celebrates its 30th anniversary this week (7–10 August 2014) and joining the party are Burt Bacharach, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Loose Tubes and many more. Early August sees the small market town of Brecon in mid Wales buzzing …
04 August 2014

BlogCommonwealth Games: Record breaking medal haul

What a fantastic end to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow yesterday, with a nailbiting finish as Geraint Thomas waited for a new tyre to be fitted due to a puncture just 6km from the finish. Geraint raced on to win the gold medal in the men's road …
01 August 2014

BlogNational Eisteddfod in Llanelli

The town lies on the Loughor estuary in south west Wales. Known for its history in the production of tinplate and for its passion for rugby, the two come together at the home of the town's rugby club. For many years the team known as the Scarlets pla…
30 July 2014

BlogNational Park Week: Snowdonia National Park

This week is National Park week. Yesterday we took a look at Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.  Today we focus on Snowdonia National Park. We asked the Snowdonia National Park Authority to tell us about the national park. Snowdonia Natio…
29 July 2014

BlogNational Parks Week 2014: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

We produce a visitor newspaper, Coast to Coast, to help you enjoy all the Park has to offer and you can browse it online or download it as a free app. As well as discovering some of our favourite beaches (there are more than 40 to choose from!), bes…
29 July 2014

BlogCommonwealth Games – 22 medals won by Team Wales so far

Today is day 6 of the Commonwealth Games. So far Team Wales have won 22 medals, beating the 19 won in Delhi in 2010. Medal wins so far include Gold for Natalie Powell in Judo, swimmer Jazz Carlin's gold in the 800m Freestyle and Frankie Jones winnin…
28 July 2014

BlogGet active in Wales!

If you love getting active, Wales is the place for you! Our diverse landscape means we've got mountains for you to climb, plenty of Watersports to try and 870 miles of coast path to walk. Try coasteering, a sport invented in Wales that is a…
25 July 2014

BlogBoats and water events in Wales

We're surrounded on three sides by water, with many beaches and a unique coast path plus we've many rivers and lakes too, so naturally there are lots of events taking place in and beside the water. …
24 July 2014

BlogThe summer is in full swing

The temperature rises during the summer season, and we've had some gloriously sunny days this summer so far, making it an idea time to visit one of our many beaches or explore part of the 870 miles of the Wales Coast Path. Summer is our mai…
23 July 2014

BlogSenior Open Golf Championship

Last week saw Rory McIlroy triumph at the British Open at Hoylake. From tomorrow some of the great names of golf will be playing on the south Wales coast. The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex will be held at Royal Porthcawl, one of …
23 July 2014

NewsLonglist announced for International Dylan Thomas Prize 2014

A longlist of 15 books has today been announced for the prestigious International Dylan Thomas Prize, sponsored by Swansea University. The list includes works by Welsh poet, author and scriptwriter Owen Sheers, five American authors, an Indian novel…
22 July 2014

BlogThe Big Cheese

We're looking forward to the Big Cheese in Caerphilly this weekend. Taking place from Friday 25 – Sunday 27 July. The Big Cheese takes place each year in Caerphilly, in the shadows of one of Europe's largest castles. There's plenty going on at this …
11 July 2014

NewsPink Mist by Owen Sheers is Wales Book of the Year 2014

Last night (Thursday 10 July 2014) Literature Wales announced that Pink Mist by Owen Sheers has been named Wales Book of the Year 2014. Pink Mist topped the Poetry category which is titled the Roland Mathias Poetry Award.   …
09 July 2014

BlogWakestock

Some of the world's best wakeboarders will compete in north Wales this weekend. Last year Australian Mitch Langfield was the Wakeboard Champion. Wakestock is Europe's largest wakeboard music festival. Wakestock takes place in the Llŷn Peninsula…
09 July 2014

BlogA busy weekend in our capital city

There's always something to do, but this weekend is a busy one, with the British FIM Speedway Grand Prix, one of the biggest events on the British motorsport calendar taking place in the Millennium Stadium in the city centre this Saturday. Also on …