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Sian Williams opens up on her Welsh background, interviewing the nation’s greats and her major career change

As Sian Williams juggles filming a new series with studying for a psychology degree and caring for five children, she dreams of holidays in Wales. The 49-year-old presenter, who left BBC Breakfast in 2012 after 11 years on the red sofa, has put broadcasting on the back burner since announcing plans for a career change. But even though she has …

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Review: Steffan Rhodri’s one-man show (along with two pigs) in London

Steffan Rhodri has achieved fame and fortune as Dave Coaches in Gavin Stacey and Reg Cattermole in Harry Potter. At the same time, he has pursued a career in the theatre, memorably starring in high profile productions of Clybourne Park and Abigail’s Party. Goya, as one might affectionately refer to his latest play in order to leave some space for …

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Author’s notes: Elizabeth Morgan

It all started when a girl from Patagonia arrived at my grammar school in Rhyl when I was a first year. Speaking only Welsh and Spanish she instantly became rather exotic especially when she took all her O-levels in Welsh. Even so no-one mentioned the emigration, not even in sixth form Welsh History, and this omission was apparently not confined …

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Sherlock: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman ‘too busy’ for hit show

Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss has said the hit show is unlikely to return until 2016 because stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are so busy. Gatiss said: “Everyone wants to carry on doing Sherlock. It’s a simple matter of schedules – particularly Benedict and Martin. “They’ve become superstars, which is brilliant, but we all want to carry on as long …

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Review: Rebecca Evans shines in towering production of Handel’s Rodelinda

Wales’ operatic leading lady Rebecca Evans has always had drama in her blood and in this towering production she gives a performance of consummate singing and acting. The feistiness of her Rodelinda is matched by the pathos and beauty of her singing as she delivers aria after demanding aria that run the gamut of emotions. Believing her husband, the rightful …

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Movie review: Escape From Planet Earth

One only has to think of Battlefield Earth and After Earth to realise that putting the name of our planet into a movie title isn’t always a good idea. Happily, Escape From Planet Earth is a reasonable exception, and one that will entertain children while putting half a smile on adult faces, too. Directed by Cal Brunker (a storyboard artist …

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Movie review: 300: Rise Of An Empire 2D / 3D / IMAX (15)

Thisvisceral thriller should sport the kind of warning sign normally to be found in old buildings: ‘Mind Your Head!’ Especially when you see Casino Royale’s Bond girl Eva Green on the warpath as the sword-wielding naval commander, Artemisia. Driven by vengeance, she swiftly removes one chap’s body – and then gives him a mid-air smacker on the lips for his …

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Mods rock in as Brynmawr cinema hosts world premiere of Svengali

Mods and rockers came together at Wales’ oldest cinema tonight for the premiere of a new film set in the world of rock ‘n’ roll. Around 70 scooters and motorbikes pulled up outside The Market Hall Cinema in Brynmawr, which almost closed one year ago, for the world premiere of Svengali. Among the riders, on the back of a mod …

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Oscars 2014: Best pictures from the red carpet

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie led the all-star parade on the red carpet at the Oscars last night. Lady Gaga and Leonardo DiCaprio were also among the biggest names, while stars like Cate Blanchett and Naomi Watts dazzled in their gowns. Click through the pictures below and see all the pictures from inside and the winners here View gallery “ …

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Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre

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Ground breaking dance that incorporates classic Stravinsky  Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre – The Rite of Spring & Petrushka At Sherman Theatre, Cardiff 8 & 9 April As part of the UK Tour, the ground breaking and exciting Olivier Award-nominated Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre will be bringing Michael Keegan-Dolan’s double-bill of Stravinsky’s most famous ballets: The Rite of Spring & Petrushka …

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