Welsh election 2016

I’ve had a week to absorb the outcome of the fifth Welsh election – but my pain, outrage and anger is not really easing. Our tentative, fragile, infant democracy is …

Your Big Race Guide

23.oo Butetown WELSH ASSEMBLY STAKES (Class 5) (For unraced foals, broken geldings and ex-carthorses put out to grass) Winner: £15 billion annual budget   Runners: 6   Distance: 5 years  Going: Muddy   …

Geiriau yn eich clust

Llongyfarchiadau i Ifor ap Glyn, sydd wedi cael ei benodi fel Bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru gan yr Academi Gymreig – y pedwerydd Bardd Cenedlaethol ar ôl Gwyneth Lewis (2005-06), Gwyn Thomas …

Dance in Wales

A new Cardiff event is being launched this November: the Cardiff Dance Festival. Funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Cardiff Council, it is the brainchild of Chris Ricketts …

On Newport Wetlands

Much has been said and written over the years about Cardiff’s various relationships with other cities, especially Swansea, Bristol and London. But Cardiff’s relationship with Newport, its nearest neighbour and …

Holidays at home

In 2013 the Welsh government published a ‘Strategy for Tourism’ which, when stripped of corporate-speak jargon, aspirational drivel, happy-clappy wishful thinking, self-boosting puffery and general gobbledegook, boiled down to “We must …

The Welsh Play

The 10th anniversary of the opening of the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) in Cardiff Bay gives me a reason to tackle a topic I’ve not yet properly covered on this …

Wylfa Newydd

The UK government wants to build a new nuclear power station on Anglesey: Wylfa Newydd. Sky splits, brighter than a thousand suns, Metal melts, X-ray lovers char in thermal pulse. …

Wales and film

After more than a century in the maternity ward, a tangible Welsh film industry is yet to be born. Plenty of individual Welsh people have been important in film history, …

Our Bay buildings

Nearly a decade has passed since the construction of the Senedd and the Wales Millennium Centre next door to each other in Cardiff Bay; enough years for the novelty and …