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  1. Singers wow UK crowd

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The choir of Diocesan Girls' Junior School won the top prize in an international music competition in July. The 60 budding singers, comprising Primary Four and Five students, came out on top in the Junior Children's Choir section of t ...

  2. News - World - LANGUAGE

    Welsh traditionalists fear their language is losing its appeal

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Even where language is widely spoken, youth prefer using English on web and social media Fewer young people regularly speak Welsh There was a time when Welsh was the only ... not to use Welsh. It makes us older ones sad. We're proud of our culture and our language and more needs to be done to protect it." The older people still always speak Welsh but lots ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Welsh director Gareth Evans' second 'Raid' movie is an all-action expansion of the first Indonesia-filmed hit

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by Helen Barlow

    ... Gareth Edwards, who is also Welsh, Evans could have gone to Hollywood. Instead, he prefers to hone his skills in Jakarta, where he lives with his wife, Indonesian-Japanese film collaborator ... with English-language movies, he also saw the works of Akira Kurosawa and "tonnes and tonnes of martial arts movies over and over as a child- my dad loved Jackie Chan". I had about six shots in one ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Irvine Welsh is still examining the ways we seek comfort in the face of our own mortality

    Posted May 25th 2014, 02:09pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Icon of youth culture Irvine Welsh examines the ways we seek solace in the face of mortality in his well-received new novel Addicted to life "I try to avoid reviews, ... It's not coming from the normal social milieu that literature comes from. I really feel that I write about things that divide people more than they unite them." Irvine Welsh is, ...

  5. Resistance

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... other's heels. After Peter Ho Davies' The Welsh Girl comes Resistance by poet and first-time novelist Owen Sheers. Although the two books are markedly different (in Sheers' story, D-Day fails and Germany invades Britain), they have much in common: both revolve around a relationship between a Welsh woman and a German soldier; both combine lyrical prose-poetry with a compelling ...


    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis What's going on around the globe Most people don't know much about Wales. I do, even though I'm English. My girlfriend is Welsh, and seems to hold me ... been suffering ever since. The Romans described the Welsh as great fighters, but hundreds of years of English rule seems to have depressed them. Wales is now generally overshadowed by its more ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Welsh rugby in crisis as talks break down

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:10pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cardiff National team captain Sam Warburton left isolated after signing WRU contract Welsh rugby was plunged into crisis on Friday after acrimonious talks between Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) over the future direction of the sport. The four regions which form RRW – the Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and the Scarlets – have been ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    All Blacks’ star scrum-half Piri Weepu signs for London Welsh

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:58pm by AFP

    ... for English Premiership side London Welsh on Friday in a move destined to end his international career. Capped 71 times by New Zealand in an international career spanning 2004-2013, the 30-year-old ... of Piri’s experience and ability London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell However, his decision to sign for the Oxford-based club will signal an end to his international career as the All Blacks have ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    For the unmentionables that are obscene and not heard

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... and linguistic history, with the other sort of swearing: vows and oaths. Consider for a moment the origins of almost any word we have for bad language- "profanity", "curses", ... to sketch the background, too. How do we know what was obscene in a dead language? By literary genre, essentially: if it was written on the toilet wall but didn't appear in satire, ...

  10. Participate in amusing musical

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui Audiences at an entertaining musical play for children will have the chance to interact with the actors. The Legend of King Arthur, an English language production by Cheeky Monkey Theatre, will be performed on June 19 and 20 at Grappa's Country Restaurant in Jardine House, Central. King Arthur was one of the greatest rulers of England. The play is about his ...




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