Month: February 2015

Llantrisant is first in Wales to receive new LTA club award.

Llantrisant Tennis Club has become the first club in Wales to gain the new LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) TennisMark + Award. TennisMark + installs a framework for maintaining standards and practices for clubs across Britain. It replaces the ClubMark award, which Llantrisant gained in 2010. Llantrisant Tennis Club, which is based in Southgate Park, Llantrisant, has an extensive coaching programme and classes across all age groups. The courts are owned by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and the tennis club is currently working with a core group of volunteers to develop young talent. The club is making use of professional...

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Leading litigation lawyer and entrepreneur reveals secrets of success.

Leadership and Management Wales’ first event of 2015 offers the chance to hear from Chris Nott, leading commercial litigation lawyer and managing partner at Capital Law LLP, gaining insight into his success across different sectors. ‘A Conversation with Chris Nott’ will take place at Capital Building, Tyndall Street, Cardiff, on Tuesday 10th March. Capital Building is home to Capital Law and its sister training and consultancy business, Consult Capital. Entitled Spotting Opportunities – Entrepreneurial leadership across sectors, this event provides the opportunity to gain insight into how Chris has developed his leadership style and combined his work at Capital Law with other commitments, including founding and chairing the pub and restaurant group, Knife and Fork Food Ltd. Chris has been a non-executive director of Cardiff Blues since the rugby region was formed 10 years ago, and sits on several boards, as well as being a sought-after adviser to private and public sector organisations. “This promises to be a really fascinating event,” said LMW chief executive, Dr Barrie Kennard. “Chris is a fantastic example of entrepreneurship across various sectors. Not content with being a hugely successful leader in the legal profession, Chris has branched out into hospitality and more. “I’m sure he will have valuable insights and experiences to share for anyone involved in, or interested in, leadership and management.” The event on March 10th starts at 5.30pm for 6pm...

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Strange days by Rob Jones​

Visage brought together a lot of talented people including members of Magazine, Ultravox, The Rich Kids and of course Steve Strange. Welsh born Strange (born Steven John Harrington, 28 May 1959 – 12 February 2015) was at the fore of the band and his sad passing away concludes a life that had many twists and turns. Strange was at the forefront of the New Romantic movement and the development of the night club scene in the 80’s. His career took on many shapes and it was not without its downs as regards drug addiction and health issues. However, his...

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Ferry to Cardiff by Rob Jones.

 Bryan Ferry came to the fore as the leader of Roxy Music and from those golden glam roots his band became an important and influential act! The Roxy sound morphed in to a sophisticated soul sound aligned to rhythmic rock roots-and, Ferry took this template in to his solo career. The Ferry phenomenon can call upon star turns to bolster his recordings and the recent Avonmore album success features Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers, Flea, Ronnie Spector and Mark Knopfler amongst others. A 2014 Glastonbury set proved that Ferry is still a national treasure and his live band has quantity...

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THE FALL ON THE RISE.

By Rob Jones The Fall return with the Live Uurop V111-V11 Places in sun and winter, Son on Cherry Red Records. This set is a no holds barred, warts and all collection of concert clips circa 2008-2012. This recording offers a plethora of performances that comes as close to the real thing as is possible! The Fall fans will thrive on a bootleg buoyancy that offers the raw stage power of our nation’s saving grace! There is jus the one dip in to The Fall archives as the bells vault us in to the wondrous Wings. From there we...

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