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Dippy the Diplodocus is to visit the Senedd

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Dippy the Diplodocus sets off on a time-shifting tour of the UK in early 2018, bringing a flavour of the Jurassic to eight carefully selected venues across the UK including the National Assembly of Wales.

The 70ft plaster-cast sauropod replica has dominated the Natural History Museum's Hintze hall since 1979.

Then a decision was taken to retire Dippy from 2017 and replace him with the real skeleton of a blue whale.

The move went viral on social media with the launch of a Twitter campaign under the hashtag SaveDippy. More than 32,000 people signed a petition calling on the museum to change its mind.

The installation will attract thousands of people to the Senedd, the home of Welsh democracy. Working with our partners, we will provide unique learning experiences, linked to sustainability and science, for people of all ages.

We will also provide further opportunities for visitors to discuss Wales’s past and present and have a say about our nation’s future.

– Elin Jones AM, Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales



Models march to launch Cardiff Fashion Week

Models marched through the streets of Cardiff today to officially launch this years' Cardiff Fashion Week.

The models wore clothes created by Welsh designer and artist Scarlet Etoile.
The models marched to the Capitol Centre in Cardiff.

Cardiff Fashion Week is a platform to celebrate all that is great about Welsh fashion and design. The model march will be a very eye-catching curtain raiser to the week and will give people a taste of what's in store.

– Paula Abbandonato, Organiser, Cardiff Fashion Week

The environmental impact of unwanted clothes was a key message of today's events, with the models visiting a one tonne pile of clothes to demonstrate how many items are thrown away every 90 seconds across the UK.

A tonne of unwanted clothes encouraged people to think of the environmental impact of discarded items.

Cardiff Fashion Week runs from the 22nd October until the 29th, with a variety of events taking place at various locations across the city.

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