Archive | August, 2012

Cardiff Half Marathon

Sunday 14th October is the date for the 2012 Cardiff Half Marathon. This year taking a totally new route which does actually run the full 13.1 miles (unlike 2010’s route which was a bit short!) This year beginning outside Cardiff Castle, down around Cardiff Bay then back up via the City Centre then a loop […]

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Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Whilst the last Olympic events were taking place in London – a crowd of over 500,000 descended on Bristol’s Ashton Court for the 34th annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. The four day event began on Thursday 9th August and continued throughout the weekend to a grand finale on the Sunday. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta […]

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XFACTOR – Pink tribute act from Caerphilly goes a bit crazy!

ITV 1’s flagship talent show The X Factor returned for the latest series on Saturday 19th August, 2012 and with it a whole host of entertaining singers. (There didn’t seem to be as many freaks and poor singers as previous series – but they now get to show these on ITV2 instead!) The one audition […]

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MASHUP – One Direction vs LMFAO

Trying to give the One Direction kids some credibility and extra cheese factor by mixing it up with LMFAO’s Champagne Showers! Couldn’t really decide on a decent catchy name for this one so have opted for:- One Direction vs LMFAO-What Makes You Shower(DJ Leekee Mix) ENJOY? PS more dodgy cheese-fests lined up soon! Press play […]

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GRAFFITI – Tributes to Whitney Houston

Back in February 2012 Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, submerged in a bathtub. The cause of death was not immediately known but was later ruled by the coroner to have been an “accidental drowning” The news that the talented singer Whitney Houston had been […]

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OLYMPICS – Team GB vs South Korea

People were unsure whether a football team made up of players from across Great Britain would ever work or succeed but this was put to test as they made it into the Quarter Finals of the Men’s Olympic Football being held at Cardiff’s Millennium stadium on Saturday 4th August, 2012. Prior to kick-off the ever […]

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OLYMPIC ART – Adain Avion airplane art installation

Adain Avion is a mobile art space created from the fuselage of a DC-9 airplane, discovered and transformed by Spanish sculptor and designer Eduardo Cajal. His idea was to recycle the fuselage, creating a vehicle for cultural and artistic exchange, re-inventing the object as a space for contemporary creative action and communication. As part of […]

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LANDSLIP at Cardiff Central Station

There was major disruption on railway lines in and out of Cardiff Central Station following a landslip near Wales’ busiest station on Friday 10th August, 2012. The ‘small’ landslip occurred at 21:20 the previous night with a local train driver, David Avery, getting the first shot of a train upon the affected area. You can […]

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OLYMPICS – Postbox painted GOLD for Geraint Thomas

The Royal Mail has decided to issue a set of stamps commemorating each Gold medal winner at the London 2012 Olympic games this year but more interestingly they have also decided to paint a Royal Mail postbox gold in the hometown of each winner. As Geraint Thomas was part of the winning Cycling Pursuit team […]

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OLYMPICS – Gold stamp issue for Geraint Thomas

To help celebrate and commemorate each gold medal Team GB win at the London 2012 Olympic Games – The Royal Mail are releasing special edition stamps for each momentus win. The British Men’s Cycling team shattered their own world record as they defended the men’s Olympic team pursuit title to win a gold medal for […]

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GRAFFITI – Roxejam 2012

Now in it’s sixth year the ‘RoxeJam’ was originally set up in 2007 by Lou Lockwood as a memorial to her son Bill (aka local street artist Roxer), who had died in a road accident. After a wash-out Summer this was luckily the one week when it was dry and extremely sunny with pure blue […]

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