Siarad cymraeg McBusted? Well you will be by April! Pop band get a lesson in Welsh ahead of their Cardiff gigRead the full story ›
Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin performed there, but the theatre is now one of the most endangered Victorian buildings in the UK.Read the full story ›
Singer James Blunt has accused Rhondda MP Chris Bryant of being a “classist gimp” after the politician singled the rock star out as a performer from a privileged background dominating the arts according to the Guardian newspaper.
The Brit award-winner wrote back arguing that his private education and background worked against his success in the British music industry, where he was thought to be “too posh”.
You classist gimp... No one helped me at boarding school to get into the music business
In the forthright message to Bryant, who is the shadow culture minister , Blunt accused him of being a “prejudiced wazzock” teaching the politics of jealousy, rather than celebrating success like in America, where the singer got his first big break, reported the newspaper.
He argues that it is Bryant’s “populist, envy-based, vote-hunting ideas which make our country crap."
It's 1978 and where else are you going to go for your holidays but a hotel in Wales specialising in UFO sightings.
The Gwesty Sir Benfro hotel near Milford Haven was offering an 'UFO package holiday', and yes, people checked in and enjoyed the view. The area was famous for many UFO sightings - and became known as 'The Welsh Triangle'.
But perhaps the real reason by the alien themed mini-break was that the Spielberg UFO film 'Close Encounters of The Third kind' had just been released.
The African Children's Choir is in Wales as part of their world tour. We caught up with them at a rehearsal in CardiffRead the full story ›
Newport's reference library, home to the only collection of the cult horror writer's books and papers, is facing closure.Read the full story ›
The Djangocon organisers said the concerts, to be held on June 5 and 6, meant hotels in the city were nearly fully-booked.Read the full story ›
The film Pride, which tells the story of gay and lesbian activists who raised money for Welsh miners during the 1984-85 Miners' Strike, has been nominated for three Baftas.
The film is nominated in the following categories:
- Outstanding British Film
- Best Supporting Actress - Imelda Staunton
- Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director of Producer - Stephen Beresford and David Livingstone
A film about the true story of gay and lesbian activists' support for the Welsh miners in the 1980s has had references to homosexuality removed from the American DVD release.
The film, about a group of gay and lesbian activists who rallied in support of striking miners in the 1980s, was released in the UK to acclaim last year.
However, according to The Pink News the US DVD cover makes a number of changes, removing all reference to sexuality. A picture on the back cover has been digitally altered – removing a sign stating ‘Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners’.
Pride has been nominated for a Golden Globe award. It stars Bill Nighy and Paddy Considine - and is one of five films competing for Best Motion Picture. The cast and crew worked closely with families involved in the strikes during filming - much of which took place in the South Wales valleys.
CBS Films said, “We’re looking into this now and our page for the film remains the same as it has for months: http://cbsfilms.com/pride/”
Popstar Jimmy Osmond has posted a video of himself being breathalysed in Llandudno after he was stopped at a check-point.Read the full story ›