Eisteddfod 2019: Programme 2

Carole Green, Owain Phillips and Sian Thomas present highlights from this year's National Eisteddfod, held in Llanrwst. In the second of two programmes they report on how the Eisteddfod is a setting for national and political debate, the visitors that travel from all over to attend and climate change and the festival's commitment to being plastic free.

Eisteddfod 2019: Programme 1

Carole Green, Owain Phillips and Sian Thomas present highlights from this year's National Eisteddfod, held in Llanrwst. In the first of two programmes they report on a Welsh learner's choir preparing to impress the judges and we join the circus ahead of the festival's opening ceremony.

Newsweek Wales - Sunday 18th August

On Newsweek Wales, we look at how rail fares are set to increase again - and passengers aren't pleased. Plus, how one woman says stepping into the boxing ring helped to turn her life around. And, find out where in Wales has been named as one of the best places to visit in the UK.

Newsweek Wales - Sunday 11th August

Alexandra Hartley is joined by Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, who slept rough as a teenager in Newport but is now one of the most senior firefighters in the UK.

And Rob Osborne visits a Rhondda primary school which uncovered something rather unusual under its floorboards during a recent renovation.

Fishlock's Choice: Episode 6

One of the architects of modern secondary education was born in humble surroundings in a small village in Conwy.

The son of a shoemaker, Henry Jones became a university lecturer and philosophy, and was knighted for his work to secure education for those between 11 and university age.

In Jones’ home village of Llangernyw, Trevor Fishlock meets the dedicated group of volunteers who are keeping his memory alive. They have turned the house in which he grew up into a museum which captures Welsh life towards the end of the 19th Century.

Trevor also walks the Conwy Valley to learn about a colony of artists which set itself up in Betws y Coed and to hear the story of the man who set up his own eisteddfod after rejecting the National Eisteddfod for being too English.