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Millennium Stadium makeover

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The Millennium Stadium has been given a makeover ahead of events during the Summer.

Welsh rugby's hallowed turf has been covered with almost 9000 tiles providing a protective cover for the hybrid pitch.

Pop band One Direction will be the first to put the new flooring to the test when they bring their stage rig and over 100,000 fans to Cardiff in June.

Queen books Katherine Jenkins for 90th birthday

The party is a whole year away - but plans have been unveiled for a major celebration to mark the Queen's 90th birthday. Singer Katherine Jenkins will be among those performing at the event which will take place over four nights next May.

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The pregnant star posed in front of the regal backdrop of Windsor Castle after the Queen's birthday party plans were announced.

The theatrical spectacular will feature 550 horses and 1,200 participants including musicians, dancers, choirs, and famous actors, actresses and artists.

Members of the royal family will attend the show each night and the Queen will go to the last performance which will be broadcast live on television.

The team behind the event said it was already well funded with private donations, and organisations and British business backing the event.

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Young musicians celebrate history of Welsh folk music

Some of Wales' most popular contemporary folk artists will explore and celebrate the shared history and culture of Wales and England.

Artists taking part in the project include: Elan Rhys and Georgia Ruth Williams. Credit: English Folk Dance and Song Society

The musicians will dig into national archives to unearth traditional songs and tunes that have transcended the border and create new material.

The group will develop a new show using the material, songs and information that marks the similarities and embraces the differences of the material uncovered while going through the archives.

The artists will then perform in concerts across the country including Aberystwyth Arts Centre, the Wales Millennium Centre, and at the Cecil Sharp House in London.

The artists will then perform in concerts across the country. Credit: English Folk Dance and Song Society

The Beyond The Marches /Dros y Ffin project has been commissioned by Trac Cymru and the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

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