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Bright Light Bright Light set for big city tour with Elton John

He’s the Welshman from the small village of Crynant who has been taken under the wing of one of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll. This week Bright Light Bright Light – aka Welsh musician Rod Thomas – was named as the support act for Sir Elton John’s forthcoming UK and European tour, which means he will be playing …

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Soap spoilers! What’s happening next week on the Street, the Square, the Dales and Cwmderi

If it’s happening in soapland, you can hear about it here first. But look away now if you don’t want to find out what’s going on and who’d doing what. EastEnders It’s already shaping up to be a bad day for Ian as Denise prepares to tell him it’s over, and he ends up having another row with Peter. But …

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Join Fragon for an afternoon of storytelling and fun

Follow Fragon and enjoy a stroy telling session this Easter to keep the little ones entertained. Steve Gladwin, storyteller and the co-writer of the Fragon Tales, whose first children’s book The Seven, has recently been short listed for the Welsh Book Council Tir nan_Og prize 2014, will tell a selection of Fragon Tales at Linda Vista Gardens, Abergavenny on Saturday, …

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TV: 4 top treats to cwtch up for tonight

The Great British Sewing Bee, BBC Two, 8pm The three finalists enter the sewing room for the very last time time in the battle to be crowned Britain’s best amateur home sewer. After Welsh contestant   Lynda Lewis   left last week, it is left to either Tamara, Chinel or Heather to be crowned the winner. Tonight, they enter the …

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Lleucu Siencyn: Why writing can free prisoners’ minds

Writing has always been associated with freedom. The development and mass production of the printing press in the 16th century helped form popular movements for democracy and radicalism. The ability to share ideas widely, quickly, often anonymously and without censorship – through pamphlets and mass publications – was at the heart of these movements. It’s possible to draw parallels with …

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Soap spoilers! Plots and pictures from next week’s soaps

EastEnders Ronnie is behaving even more erratically than usual as she plays Cupid for Roxy and Aleks, only to then fear she’s losing control of her sister. Lola is also feeling confused when her supposedly romantic trip to The Shard with Peter ends in a row and a charged moment between her and Jay. The two mixed-up Mitchell blondes then …

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Svengali star Jonny Owen lands E4 drama from This Is England writer

Svengali creator Jonny Owen will star in a new eight-part edgy youth drama, Glue for E4. The Merthryr-born actor, who said it was a “great part”, will appear opposite Rizzle Kicks’ Jordan Stephens, Submarine’s Yasmin Paige and Line of Duty’s Charlotte Spencer. Also signed up are Shallow Grave’s Kerry Fox and former EastEnders actress Kierston Waring. Glue looks at the …

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Review: Schubert’s ‘Unfinished Symphony’

Schubert famously enjoyed a glass of wine or two as a way of helping him compose his masterworks, while Sibelius ranks among one of the greatest drinkers of all time among composers. Perhaps Schubert was too busy drinking with friends to find the time to complete his Symphony No 8 (the “Unfinished”). Sibelius admitted to drinking copious amounts of whisky …

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Griff Rhys Jones is coming to Cardiff to sign his new book

Griff Rhys Jones will be in the Wellfield Bookshop, Roath, Cardiff, on Saturday, April 5, at 11am to talk about his journey and to sign copies of his new book Insufficiently Welsh. Griff has been searching for that Welsh part of himself that he has felt ever since being forced to sing in the choir in church and pack down …

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Mother’s Day: Looking for last minute presents for Mothering Sunday? We’ve got it sussed

We’ve been reminding you about Mother’s Day for weeks now. We even wrote a handy guide reminding you what day Mothering Sunday falls on this year. And we brought you a load of gift ideas. But here we are. Empty handed on Mother’s Day. Fear not! Here’s our handy guide on last minute shopping for Mother’s Day. She’ll never know …

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