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30 January 2015

NewsFirst Minister of Wales and British Council Wales Launch Patagonia 150

Last night [Thursday 29 January 2015] First Minister Carwyn Jones and Director of British Council Wales Jenny Scott hosted a reception to launch a programme of celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the Welsh settlement ‘Y Wladfa' in Pat…
23 January 2015

NewsTheaster Gates wins Artes Mundi 6

Chicago–based, contemporary–artist Theaster Gates has been chosen from a shortlist of 10 of the world's leading artists to win the UK's leading prize for international contemporary art, Artes Mundi 6. Last night the Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones, First Mini…
19 January 2015

BlogThings to look forward to in Wales during 2015

Today is often called Blue Monday, but we're feeling far from blue, as the sun is shining and we're looking forward to plenty to do in the year ahead. Here's just some of what's going on in Wales in 2015: Artes Mundi 6 Prize On 22 January we'll fi…
07 January 2015

BlogY Senedd

As the home of the National Assembly for Wales, the Senedd building in Cardiff Bay was designed to be as open and accessible to the public as possible – a building for the people. With its glass front and views out over the Bay, it invites and encour…
01 January 2015

BlogHappy New Year / Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

A big ‘Happy New Year' or ‘Blwyddyn Newydd Dda' from everyone at Wales.com! We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2015. To celebrate, we thought we'd share some of Wales' New Year's traditions with you – Calennig Many people i…
31 December 2014

BlogNominations for the 2015 Welsh Asian Women Achievement Awards

The Welsh Asian Women Achievement Awards takes place on 25 April and there's still time to nominate someone for an award. The WAWAA recognises Asian women who have made a significant contribution to Wales and to Welsh life or have made effective use…
30 December 2014

BlogNew Year's Resolutions

Here are some ideas and tips for reaching your goals for 2015 here in Wales. 1. Get fit Working out needn't be confined to the gym; with beautiful routes through our mountains and hills. There are plenty of physical activities that don'…
23 December 2014

BlogNadolig Llawen

22 December 2014

BlogDoctor Who Christmas Special - "Last Christmas"

After a day with family and opening presents, it's lovely to curl up in front of the TV and watch the Doctor Who Christmas special. Doctor Who is one of the many TV programmes filmed in Wales. Fans in the UK and the USA will tune in on Christmas Day…
22 December 2014

NewsUS Tour for Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales landscape exhibition

David Anderson, Director General of Amgueddfa Cymru, said, “We are delighted to be able to present this important exhibition on British landscape painting to four venues in the US, offering visitors the chance to see these magnificent works of…
18 December 2014

NewsWorld leading research drives Cardiff to 5th in rankings of UK universities

The quality and impact of Cardiff's research has led to a meteoric rise in league tables, pushing it into the UK's top 5 universities. Cardiff University has broken into the “Golden Triangle” of Oxford, Cambridge and London, and confirme…
12 December 2014

BlogA look back at 2014 – Wales takes Centre Stage

As the New Year approaches, we're taking a look back at what an exciting 12 months it's been for Wales. Here are 15 events and successes that really stood out for us – 1. NATO In September the world's focus was on Wales as it hosted the NATO summ…
11 December 2014

NewsDylan Day

As part of an event to mark the conclusion of the successful year–long Dylan Thomas 100 Festival, Dylan Thomas' granddaughter Hannah Ellis announced the creation of Dylan Day, a new annual day of celebration in the name of Wales' most famous literary…
09 December 2014

BlogWelsh Christmas and New Year Traditions

Although computer games and electronic gadgets are high on Santa's list, many traditional events are still taking place here in Wales over Christmas and New Year. …
04 December 2014

BlogWelsh winter warming recipes

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27 November 2014

BlogWales Millennium Centre Celebrates 10th Birthday

Happy birthday to our amazing Wales Millennium Centre. The WMC or “the Armadillo” as many locals call it due to its unique, iconic shape is 10 years old this week. Since opening, this international venue has sought to bring the best of t…
27 November 2014

BlogWinter in Wales

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26 November 2014

BlogWelsh cake recipe for Cake Day!

Alternatively enjoy making Bara Brith, a traditional fruit loaf that can be enjoyed with afternoon tea. Or indulge with chocolate Truffle, made with Welsh Whisky liqueur and vanilla sea salt.         …
24 November 2014

BlogThe colours of autumn in Wales

14 November 2014

BlogDove Men Series – Wales Welcomes the Fijian Rugby Team

Wales welcomes the Fijian national rugby team and rugby fans from across the globe to Cardiff's impressive Millennium Stadium on Saturday for the second of four Wales games in the Dove Men Series. Saturday's fixture will be the 50th anniversary of t…
13 November 2014

BlogWales Rally GB Roars into North Wales for Final Showdown

The Wales Rally GB (13 – 16 November 2014) hosts the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Drivers from around the world will come together and battle it out to be crowned the world's greatest driver. Wales Rally GB is an annual event in …
07 November 2014

NewsAmerican Joshua Ferris wins Dylan Thomas Prize 2014

The 2014 Dylan Thomas Prize for young writers, which is sponsored by Swansea University, has been won by Joshua Ferris with To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (Viking). Now in its ninth year this is open to any published author in the English language a…
25 October 2014

NewsClocks go back

Anglesey Standing outside Holyhead Railway Station on Holy Island, Anglesey, is the Iron clock or the Whitchurch Clock, a white iron clock with black detailing. It was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales on 17 June 1880. Machynlleth Go to Machynllet…
23 October 2014

NewsWales Celebrates Diwali

Last night (22 October 2014) the First Minister of Wales, The Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM and the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths AM hosted a Diwali reception at the SWALEC Stadium Cardiff. Diwali (the festival of lights)…
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…