Month: January 2014

Portrayal of Muslims on TV and myths of Muslims in prison to be explored in Cardiff talks.

The portrayal of Muslims on television, the realities of Muslim family life in Britain, and the myths about Muslims in prison are among the topics to be explored in a series of talks in Cardiff. The public lecture series, organised and hosted by the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, takes place at Cardiff University, throughout February and March. “Islam is the second largest religion in the world, and indeed in the UK,” said Professor Sophie Gilliat-Ray, director of the centre. “There is a huge amount of interest in the place of Islam in the UK,...

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Bluestone chief will share business insights.

The entrepreneur who created Oakwood theme park and the award-winning Bluestone National Park Resort will share his business insights at a special event in Pembrokeshire. William McNamara OBE, chief executive of Bluestone, will talk on ‘Building the future from within’ at the resort on Thursday, January 30, at an event organised by Leadership and Management Wales (LMW), the Welsh Government’s centre for excellence for private sector leadership and management development. Mr McNamara will provide an insight into the challenges and opportunities of leading the growth and development of this highly acclaimed five star short break destination, and explain how the leadership team are planning for the future of Bluestone. Born and bred in Pembrokeshire into a dairy farming family, Mr McNamara originally turned his ambitions and entrepreneurial skills to create Oakwood theme park, and then had the vision to create a world-class, all-year, all-weather short-break destination in West Wales. After leaving the then family owned Oakwood business, and10 years in the planning, Bluestone was opened in 2008, creating a luxury resort with a strong ethos on sustainability and the environment. The event is part of LMW’s series, The Challenge – an interactive leadership masterclass for current and aspiring leaders and managers in private sector businesses in Wales. “This event provides a great opportunity to hear from one of Wales’ most inspirational business leaders,” said LMW director, Dr Barrie Kennard....

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The Globe by arrangement with MJR Live and Midnight Mango presents…

Neville Staple & The Dub Pistols @ The Globe, Cardiff Saturday 8th March // 7.30pm £16.50 adv.stbf // Standing // 14+ Online Tickets: fatsoma // seetickets // gigantic // ents24 // ticketline Paper Tickets: Spillers // Mojo King // Diverse Music // Bristol Ticket Shop We are very excited to announce an extra special concert at The Globe – this co-headline event with legends Neville Staple and The Dub Pistols as part of their joint UK tour!! These exclusive UK dates champion the release of Neville Staple’s forthcoming album Past and Present and the recent release of The Dub...

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Awards honour those who have given most to tennis in South Wales

The annual Tennis Wales awards have recognised the South Wales people and organisations that have contributed most to the sport during the past year. The winners include players, volunteers, coaches, clubs and centres, as well as local authorities. The awards were presented by Michael Downey, the new chief executive officer of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), and Sarah Powell, the new chief executive of Sport Wales, in a ceremony hosted by TV presenter Arfon Haines Davies, at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, on Saturday night (January 18). “The awards recognise our most talented people, and...

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The Globe by arrangement with MJR Live and Crucial Talent presents…

Anti-Nowhere League + Support @ The Globe, Cardiff Friday 28th February // 7.30pm £12 adv.stbf // Standing // 14+ Online Tickets: fatsoma // seetickets // gigantic English hardcore punk collective Anti-Nowhere League announce a concert at The Globe! Initially banned from every TV channel, radio station and newspaper in the country, the anarchic yet ambitious Anti-Nowhere League cultivated associations with heavyweights from the beginning, gaining support slots with the likes of The Damned. They also saw Metallica cover their soon-to-become anthem So What? Their debut single – the cover of Ralph McTell’s Streets of London – spent 5 weeks in the UK Chart, followed closely by their debut album We are…The League, which reached no.24 and stayed in the charts for 11 weeks. After numerous disbandments and subsequent regroups, they continue to perform their loud, obnoxious, anti-authoritarian material to loving crowds the world over. In recent years, they have appeared at Shepherds Bush Empire, Leeds & Reading Festival, Download Festival, playing alongside the likes of Rancid, Sham 69, and Motorhead. Still loyal to the idea of independent music, Anti-Nowhere League’s resolve to work through their own label is stronger than ever, and so is their desire to keep what they do away from the public eye. One of the UK’s remaining classic punk bands, they are now more than ever true to that original underground mentality. Make sure you...

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