Articles in Category : Lifestyle & Leisure

August 2022

Calligraphy

With Judith Porch

Did you know that the word “calligraphy” literally means “beautiful writing” thought to be from the Greek words for “beauty” (kallos) and “to write” (graphein)? This Summer and Autumn there is a veritable feast of calligraphy where you can over-indulge

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August 2022

Under the midday sun

Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

The country has been enjoying some glorious weather of late with week upon week of sunshine and settled weather. The beaches have been packed with people swimming and paddle boarding. Unfortunately though for surfers, the great weather usually means calm

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August 2022

Lost

Hinds' sights with Liz Hinds

Liz Hinds’ method of map reading resonates with many of us; surely following a route in the direction you are travelling makes perfect sense. But as she so rightly points out, you don’t necessarily have to be going on a

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August 2022

Tru-d by Kazavon

Editor's Choice with Lesley Williams

Last year I met Laura Sanford who had set up a business selling end of lines and sample goods that were destined for landfill. Ridiculously, it is cheaper for big brands to dump these goods instead of paying for storage.

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August 2022

The book department

Bay books with Dr Alyson Hitch

This month we head to the Alps with photographer Thomas Crauwels, discover the role Wales’s legendary Rockfield studios played in the annals of music, uncover the history of Welsh food, and learn about why artificial intelligence is going to make

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July 2022

Platinum Jubilee

Family History with Charles Wilson-Watkins

Following on from last month’s Jubilee celebrations I thought I would look back at other monarchs in history who also celebrated jubilees. First off, where does the word jubilee originate? It comes from the Hebrew word yobhel meaning a trumpet,

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July 2022

The Art Scene

With Mark Rees

Swansea Grand Theatre’s 125th Birthday Gala Saturday, July 23, 7.30pm There’s a plaque (top right) to the side of the stage in Swansea Grand Theatre that proudly declares that “this stone was laid by Madame Adelina Patti-Nicolini on June 26,

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July 2022

The Book Department

with Dr Alyson Hitch

This month we uncover some of the rare specimens at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, find out that when it came to flowers Shakespeare really knew his onions, meet the writer who lost her sense of smell during the pandemic,

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