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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

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…
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 …