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South African celebrations ensure next generation 'will never forget'

Welsh chorus Only Kids Aloud will rehearse for the final time today before heading out to Cape Town in South Africa.

It's part of the country's year-long celebrations to commemorate 20 years of democracy in the country.

Sir Emyr Jones Parry, Chairman of the Wales Millennium Centre, says Wales' involvement in the celebrations will ensure the next generation will never forget.

Wales was prominent in the campaign against apartheid and it is only fitting that Wales' national centre for the performing arts should participate in the year-long cultural celebration '20 Years of Freedom - South Africa 1994-2014.'

By involving our children's chorus in these celebrations we are also ensuring that the next generation will never forget the immense sacrifices that were made for democratic freedom in South Africa.

– Sir Emyr Jones Parry, Chairman, Wales Millennium Centre

BAFTA Cymru awards

The ceremony will be held at the Wales Millennium Centre Credit: PA

The 22nd annual Bafta Cymru awards will be celebrating the best of Welsh television in Cardiff tonight.

The winners will be announced at a star-studded ceremony in the Wales Millennium Centre, hosted by Sian Lloyd and ITV's Matt Johnson.

ITV Cymru Wales is among the nominees for this year's awards.

We've been shortlisted for best news programme.

Welsh language programme, 'Y byd ar bedwar' has three nominations in the current affairs category.

The full show will be screened live on the Bafta Cymru website from 7:00pm.


Heineken Cup 'coming home' in 2014

Toulon celebrating with the trophy after the 2013 Heineken Cup Final match at Dublin. Credit: PA

The Heineken Cup will be returning to its 'spiritual home' when the final is staged in Cardiff next year.

The European Rugby Cup finals are set to go ahead in the capital with the Amlin Challenge Cup final played at the Cardiff Arms Park on the 23rd May 2014 and the 19th Heineken Cup showpiece event staged the following day at the Millennium Stadium.

The Welsh Rugby Union, with the support of the Welsh Assembly Government and local partners, was awarded the finals following a bid process.

The two finals were last staged in Cardiff in 2011 when it's estimated they generated £24 million for the city.

Millennium Centre prepares to receive 10 millionth visitor

One of Wales' best new landmarks of recent years has got a fresh reason to celebrate.

The Wales Millennium Centre will welcome its 10 millionth visitor this month - helping to re-enforce its reputation as a home for musical entertainment from around the world.

The Centre was opened by The Queen just eight years ago. Getting the finances right proved difficult at first. But now the Centre seems financially secure.

Jane Solomons has been backstage.

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