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Photomarathon 2014 – The trail of thoughts!

After 9 years of watching everyone else take part in this Cardiff-based photography competition it was with great trepidation that I decided to put myself forward and enter it as it celebrates it’s tenth anniversary. From humble beginnings this photography contest has grown and now attracts hundreds of entrants from across the whole of the […]

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Giant models of famous Welsh people

As Wales celebrated St David’s Day with daffodils, dragons, leeks and Welsh cakes – here in Cardiff they decided to celebrate by bringing out 5 large fibreglass models of some rather famous Welsh faces. These models took part in the annual St David’s Day parade which was the highlight for the many thousands of people […]

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RUGBY – Welsh rugby player challenges One Direction member

There was no love lost between Mike Phillips and some of the Irish players given their scuffle at the end of the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales. But now the Welsh Rugby star has picked a so-called ‘battle’ with a boy band member! Here is how the spat played out between Mike Phillips […]

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STREET ART – Shady looking chickens

What the cluck? Sinisterly lurking amongst a busy City Road in Cardiff are an army of chickens. Lovingly splashed across some wooden boards where they are definately upto no good. Six almost monochrome chickens protect this vacant site whilst students pass by with their Kentucky Fried Chicken from the numerous outlets around the area. Just […]

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CHRISTMAS – That’s not a reindeer!

The annual trip to the market town of Abergavenny to sample some Christmas cheer from The Salvation Army playing festive songs on the high street to shoppers bustling for bargains in the vintage market. Abergavenny Market only opens on Tuesdays (why?) with the indoor and outdoor market having around 200 stands selling a huge range […]

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MUSIC – The Barry Horns perform ‘Only You’

Wales’ number 1 brass-driven group The Barry Horns here bring you their own version of the 1983 No 1 Christmas hit previously by The Flying Pickets. This charity single is released in December to help raise money for Prostate Cymru. Visit http://www.prostatecymru.com/ for more details on prostate cancer. The Flying Pickets were founded by and […]

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BLOGGED – Wales in England?

Blogger Stacey Cavanagh asked one thousand Americans to name a British city other than London – and it brought up some totally surprising results. She used the (new) Google Consumer Surveys to carry out the test. Liverpool topped the chart, followed by Manchester. Wales and Paris were also highly given as an ‘English City’ Cardiff […]

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Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff

Taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend in August – the World Extreme Series paid a visit to Cardiff as part of the worldwide tour.

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PHOTOS – Squatters take over Canton Police Station

I can never make my mind up whether things of this nature are news-worthy due to the act of perpetuating the people who carry out these actions. (I suppose graffiti has been of a similar vein over the years but without any major axe to grind – but perceptions can change!) For the last few […]

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STREET ART – Peaceful Progress ‘The Last Dance’

Gracing a long wall in the depths of an old industrial estate on the edge of Cardiff’s city centre and providing a focal point for an otherwise rundown area sandwiched between garages and ageing warehouses – it’s the latest work by Peaceful Progress. This fantastic piece by local artist Peaceful Progress demands your attention as […]

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LIONS – That George North lift!

It was a disappointing result for the British and Irish Lions when they slipped to an agonising 16-15 defeat in the second test against Australia – but there was only one major talking point after the game – THAT epic lift from George North!!! An extraordinary moment of play between Australia and The Lions when […]

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TV – Kellys Records

Back in January 2013, ITV unveiled it’s latest identity with a batch of new idents conveying scenes of day-to-day life of the British public. The set were updated in April and now include a whole range of locations including one set in a record shop in Cardiff. Filmed in Kelly Records on the balconied first […]

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STREET ART – Colour Doomed at the Boiler House

From the very talented Colour Doomed and a collaboration at The BoilerHouse in Llandaf North, Cardiff. Fantastic work m8!

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VIDEO – Murmuration in Cardiff City Centre

Having seen two local people post videos of murmurations around Cardiff over previous weeks I thought I’d keep my eyes on the skies and attempt to see my own murmuration in real life! A few days down Cardiff Bay and no sighting of any birds at all but alas a wander back up the River […]

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VIDEO – Wales win the Six Nations in Lego!

Ashley Weaver has risen to the challenge of making a video covering the full Six Nations rugby tournament in 2013 – but totally from the famous building blocks of Lego! Using stop frame animation Ashley has painstakingly re-created all the pinnacle and important moments from the Six Nations tournament including Ireland beating Wales in the […]

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