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Singer calls on fans to help with music video

Singer Charlotte Church is calling on her fans to be in her new music video. The star is filming her latest music video on the Hayes in Cardiff this afternoon. She's urged fans to be there at 3pm.

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Don't forget, I'm filming the #CCLittleMovements music video in CARDIFF today & we want YOU in it! We'll be on... http://t.co/SDIqEUT8ng

Charlotte church to film music video in Cardiff

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Yo! People of Caaaaaaardiff! I'm filming a music video this Saturday for my new single 'Little Movements'. I want as many of you beauts...

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in it as possible! I'll be in the city centre from about 2-10pm. Feel free to bring your best dance moves. More info to follow. Loves you!!!

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Welsh MP praises Charlotte Church's attack on music industry

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Just heard @charlottechurch speech on treatment of women in music industry. Brilliant, clever and witty. Spot on.

The MP for Rhondda took to twitter to call her speech "spot on". Elsewhere there was mixed reaction

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Charlotte Church as impressive as ever as @bbcr4today reports her lecture on sexualisation of young women in the music industry.

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Charlotte Church. Adele to name but one is in this "sexist" industry, if she was pressured held out and still successful. Freedom of choice?

Charlotte Church hits out at 'pop sexism'

The classical singer found fame at eleven years old Credit: Dave Jones/PA Images

Cardiff singer Charlotte Church has attacked the 'juvenile' music industry for having a 'culture of demeaning women'.

Speaking during the BBC 6 Music's annual John Peel lecture, Church, 27, said women were being "coerced" into sexual roles to cling on to their careers.

In the keynote lecture, she backed calls for an age-ratings system for near-the-knuckle music videos and said radio executives needed to shoulder more responsibility.

Church, who found success in her early teens, said how she faced considerable pressure to promote her music in revealing outfits and warned younger stars who succumb to the pressure to sell their sexuality:

"Now I find it difficult to promote my music in the places where it would be best suited because of my 'history'. But at the time it was the option presented to me."

Charlotte Church in Cardiff for Christmas visit

Charlotte Church pictured at the hospital in 2009 Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Singer Charlotte Church is in Cardiff today to visit young patients at the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales.

She will meet some of the children being treated at the hospital and help to give sacks of presents to the play specialists.

This year's wish list from the hospital includes toys, games and equipment to benefit children on the wards, in the therapy rooms and in the playrooms.

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