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29 May 2015

BlogSummer in Wales

Have a look at our summer section and find out about the climate, some of the key dates and what festivals we're looking forward to. We've also included suggestions of some of the things to do and some of the wildlife you might s…
20 May 2015

BlogWales hosts International Artists for a Summer of Sound

This spring and summer Wales welcomes an array of international artists who will perform at a number of events all across Wales. They include the Gregynog Festival and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World in June and the Gower Festival and Llangollen Inte…
13 May 2015

BlogDylan Day international celebrations

Tomorrow (14 May 2015) is the very first Dylan Day, when people in the UK and across the world will be celebrating the magic of Dylan Thomas' poetry in many ways. …
07 May 2015

BlogDylan Day

It's just a week to go until the very first Dylan Day, a new international day to celebrate the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Every year on 14 May, one of Wales' most famous literacy figures will be celebrated, on the date Under Milk Woo…
01 May 2015

BlogNational Walking Month

If you are looking for organised walks, there are many local Ramblers groups. The Llangollen Walking Festival features a variety of walks including a steam train ride, wilderness walks and History walks. The festival takes place in the Clwydian…
30 April 2015

NewsMajor milestone for new £44m brain imaging centre at Cardiff University

A new £44m Cardiff University brain research imaging centre (CUBRIC) that will lead Europe in helping scientists understand the causes of brain conditions has reached a major milestone in its construction. A ceremony held today (Thursday 30 Ap…
27 April 2015

NewsCelebrating the contribution of Asian women in Wales

The achievements of Asian women in Wales were celebrated at the Welsh Asian Women Achievement Awards ceremony on 25 April 2015, supported by Cardiff University. In total, 29 Asian women were nominated for recognition in eight categories, the winners…
17 April 2015

BlogJazz Appreciation Month

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. It made us think about the summer when the Brecon Jazz takes place. It's great to hear the line–up will includes international musicians– it's the most International Line–Up ever for the festival. The acts for the 20…
16 April 2015

BlogGet active in Wales!

Spring is here – what a great time to get outdoors and enjoy Wales! Many people enjoy a walk in our beautiful landscapes. There are 870 miles of coast path to explore. If you're looking to get active, there are plenty of things to do whether you…
14 April 2015

BlogNational Gardening Week - international plants in Welsh gardens

This week (13– 19 April) is National Gardening Week. The RHS Show takes place in Cardiff this week. We thought we'd have a look at some of our international plants that you can see in Welsh gardens. National Botanic Garden of Wales In the Nationa…
01 April 2015

BlogEaster in Wales

This weekend, many people will be gathering with their friends and family to relax and celebrate Easter. With 2 bank holidays either side of the weekend (the first bank holidays since New Year's Day), it will be a welcome break for many and a chance …
27 March 2015

BlogSpring into spring - Clocks go forward

St Davids Cathedral Last year the clock at St Davids Cathedral underwent restoration. The cathedral is situated in the smallest city in the UK in Pembrokeshire. Did you know that why there are four faces, there are no dials on the north facing side?…
25 March 2015

BlogWales Summer 2015 Festivals

Wales is famed for being a ‘land of song', best known for its choirs and Eisteddfodau, but did you know that many festivals showcasing new and emerging musical talent take place here every year, too? Here's a roundup of some exciting, unusual …
24 March 2015

BlogLights, camera, action – Wales

A year on from when the opening of Pinewood Studios Wales was announced, last week came the news that the studio will film a remake of the cult movie The Crow. The original movie in 1994, starring the late Brandon Lee, is based on a comic book story…
20 March 2015

BlogSt David’s Day Roundup: 2015

We had a great St David's Day here in Wales; events such as the St David's Day parade in Cardiff ensured that our national day was celebrated. But many celebrations took place elsewhere in the world too. Here's a roundup of some of the activities whi…
13 March 2015

NewsSt David Awards 2015

This year's winners of the prestigious St David Awards were announced at a glittering event at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay last night, 12 March. The awards acknowledge the extraordinary achievements of people in Wales and were created to recogn…
12 March 2015

NewsTwo Million trees planted in Uganda thanks to Welsh Government funding

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones AM, has welcomed the news that two million trees have been planted in Uganda thanks to funding from the Welsh Government through the environmental project Size of Wales. The initial target to plant one mil…
11 March 2015

NewsNewport School Teaching Mandarin Chinese Wins Award

11.03.2015 A primary school in Newport, South Wales has won an award for its international work in the classroom. Millbrook Primary won the CILT Cymru Award for its links with schools in China, France, USA, and Brunei and its work with the M…
08 March 2015

BlogInternational Women’s Day - Make It Happen!

Today (Sunday 8 March) is International Women's Day. Make It Happen is the theme for 2015 – encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women. We proudly watched our sportswomen including Jade Jones, Tanni Grey Thompson, Nicole Cooke …
05 March 2015

BlogWorld Book Day: UK & Ireland – 5 March 2015

World Book Day: UK & Ireland – 5 March 2015
For those living in the UK & Ireland, today is World Book Day, the biggest international annual celebration of books and reading. The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing …
27 February 2015

BlogSpring in Wales

We love the spring – March to May – so we wanted to tell you about what Wales is like during the season. Have a look at our spring section and discover some of the things to do during the season, what climate you can expect and some of our…
25 February 2015

NewsChinese New Year Reception 2015 – Year of the Sheep

Last night, the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales hosted a Chinese New Year reception at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, to celebrate the Year of the Sheep. The reception was attended by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Lond…
24 February 2015

NewsUS Welcomes Welsh landscape exhibition

A new exhibition from Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales exploring the art of the British landscape over four centuries is to tour the United States from December 2014 – April 2016.  ‘Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The Britis…
23 February 2015

NewsThe laws of Hywel Dda at the Global Law Summit in London

The three day Global Law Summit in London opens today (Monday February 23) to mark 800 years of Magna Carta. The Global Law Summit (Feb 23–25) will bring together over 2,000 leaders in law, business, government and academia from around the world. At …
23 February 2015

BlogFair Trade Fortnight

Today (23 February 2015) is the start of Fair Trade Fortnight, an annual celebration at this time of year. In Wales 75% of people to buy a fairtrade product every year. Did you know that Wales became the world's first fair trade nation on 6 June 2008…
20 February 2015

NewsHowdy Swansea! Texas students touch down in Wales for “chance of a lifetime” trip

18 February 2015

BlogHappy New Year – Year of the Sheep

Happy New Year to our readers who are celebrating in China, in Wales and around the world. 2015 is the year of the sheep. The sheep is an animal we're very familiar with in Wales. Sheep in the Elan Valley Did you know we have around 8.9 mi…
13 February 2015

NewsPatagonia sees Welsh language flourish

A new report shows the Welsh language is going from strength to strength in Patagonia with a 19% increase since last year in the number of people taking Welsh language courses and an increase of 54% in the number of adult learners. The 2014 Annual M…
13 February 2015

BlogWorld class snooker in Wales

The world's best professional snooker players will be in Wales this month to compete at the BetVictor Welsh Open. Players include China's Ding Junhui, world number 1 Mark Selby, John Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Neil Robertson, Shaun Murphy, Jimmy Whi…
04 February 2015

BlogRBS Six Nations Championship 2015

We're looking forward to kick–off this weekend with some rugby as Wales take on England for the first match of The Royal Bank of Scotland's Six Nations Championship. Both teams will go head–to–head at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on 6 February 201…
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