Posted by: rowenawilcox | September 29, 2010

Gone fishing…back soon!

Hello everyone,

As you’ve probably already noticed, the site hasn’t been updated for a while (sorry).

I can assure you Tweet Cardiff is still living, although it has had to take a bit of a back seat at the moment while I step up the job hunting.

I will update as often as I can.

In the meantime, if anyone has a media job to offer a recent journalism grad (with a first class honours) then please send it my way.

Thank you.

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Posted by: rowenawilcox | September 6, 2010

#Music_Monday: KUTOSIS

Magical lyrics, catchy chorus’ and an unbelievably addictive sound; welcome KUTOSIS.

With the distinctive sound and energy these three punk trailblazers deliver, it’s no wonder their EP has been critically acclaimed so they just had to be featured for this week’s #Music_Monday Q&A. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | September 2, 2010

RIP Cardiff Barfly – let the music play on

Sticky floor, stale booze smell and an overly, over enthusiastic mosher right at the front (there’s always one) – the three memories of Cardiff Barfly I’ll keep with me after the prime live music venue unexpectedly shut its doors this week. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 31, 2010

TV gold as Corrie wedding comes a Cropper

There’s nothing like a wedding to get people talking and Soap Land is no exception.

Roy and Hayley’s big day came a Cropper when the steam train supposedly getting them to the church on time, was uncoupled by mean Mary and left the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids, Becky and Fizz, stranded in the middle of nowhere…although in true soap fashion, the wedding party took longer to find out than the time it would take to run all of the programme’s ad breaks back to back.

Tensions rose on board as allegations of abuse from a gloating Sally led Claire to out Sophie and Sian’s affair that had been running for months, but just had to come to a head in front of everyone…well naturally.

Keeping their end of the bargain, quick thinking Becky and Fizz got the blushing bride to the church packed with the whole of Weatherfield, on a hand-powered cart, in scenes reminiscent of a black and white carry on spoof.

As in real life, the show had to go on and Hayley walked down the aisle to ‘Lean On Me’ to stand beside king of the bacon butty, Roy, and exchanged ‘I do’s.

Congratulations Corrie on your wedding day.

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 30, 2010

Newport Festival reaches new heights

A Daring Frenchman has scaled new heights and topped the record books by completing the UK’s highest wire walk. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 30, 2010

#Music_Monday: Samoans

It’s that time of the week again, so ignore the Boomtown Rats, start liking Mondays and embrace the most musical day of the week – #Music_Monday. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 25, 2010

Another Big Brother bites the dust

Big Brother: The show that made household names of Brian Dowling, the late Jade Goody and even the hostess herself, Davina McCall, has outlived its glory days (by about eight years) and will be added to the bulging-in-the-middle shelf of axed ex-favourite TV shows.  Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 24, 2010

Drunk monk voted Big Brother 11 runner up

Dave Vaughan, housemate, Big Brother 11

The glory days are over for Welsh contestant, Dave Vaughan, as he’s placed second in this year’s Big Brother.

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Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 24, 2010

Thank you for the music

Cardiff and the surrounding areas are bursting with fantastic musical talent at the moment and I will be creating a #Tweet_Music page to showcase the best there is. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 24, 2010

Reaper In Sicily: Small town boys to big city rockers

It’s been a tough few months for Reaper In Sicily (RIS) since I last caught up with them as their guitarist, Matthew Jenkins, was diagnosed with leukaemia in March and many critics saw this as the end of the band. Read More…
Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 19, 2010

The One Time Only Show

Brucie and Tess, the Hairy Bikers and, er, Sam and Mark – just a few of the BBC double acts staking their place in TV history (or not if your names are Sam and Mark).   

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 19, 2010

Cardiff beats Welsh average for A Level results

A*mazing A Level results have been awarded to Cardiff students with the capital securing one of the highest pass rates. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 18, 2010

TV addicts unite

Tweet Cardiff has been up and running for a few months now and I’ve decided to add a few new things to the site for experiment’s sake (or genius if it all goes to plan- ha). Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 18, 2010

Blame it on the weatherman

BBC weatherman, Tomasz Schafernaker, is the subject of many Tweets this morning for making a rude gesture on live TV. Read More…

 

On the 100th day of the Con-Lib alliance government, both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have decreased poll ratings. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 12, 2010

Google celebrates Wizard of Oz birthday with a Doodle

Web giant Google has pulled out all the stops to commemorate one of the world’s most iconic films, The Wizard of Oz, in the only way it knows how…a Doodle. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 11, 2010

Arcade Fire: Flaming rockers and chart toppers

CHART-TOPPERS: Indie seven-piece Arcade Fire

Indie rockers, Arcade Fire, are heating up the nation by dominating both Twitter and the charts after revealing plans to tour the UK. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 10, 2010

Spoof Newport video taken down after copyright claim by EMI

Instant web hit, Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind), has been taken down by video sharing site You Tube following a copyright claim by one of the music industry’s leading labels, EMI. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 4, 2010

Aint Seen Ruthin until you’ve seen this

Nothing screams 21st Century like a good ol’ You Tube battle and in response to the ‘Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind)’ spoof that had us all gripped a few weeks ago, actor David Garland Jones has done his bit to add Ruthin to the social media map. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 3, 2010

Wales named most confused nation in Britain

Wales is the most confused nation in the UK, according to boffins at the University of Bristol. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | August 2, 2010

Father shocked by letter asking for his brain

colin rodgerson

SHOCKED: Retired maths teacher, Colin Rodgerson. Pic ©Wales Online

Most of us get bills or junk mail on the doormat, but one man from Penarth was stunned to find a letter asking for his brain. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | July 22, 2010

Ashton Kutcher’s Miio update

Miio, the new social media website on the cyber block, is still growing with more and more organisations signing up. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | July 20, 2010

Is Miio Tweet competition?

Twitter, the micro-blogging site has quickly been embraced by us all as a source of news, information and interesting comments.
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Posted by: rowenawilcox | July 20, 2010

Scientology trends following Councillor’s “stupid” Tweet

Scientology is the topic du jour on Twitter this morning following Cllr John Dixon’s Tweets brandishing the religion “stupid”. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | July 15, 2010

St Swithins forecast dampens Summer

As old folklore has it; rain on St Swithin’s Day is a sign there will be rain for the next 40 days.

St Swithin’s Day is today and for those of you who have not noticed, it has rained (make that poured) all day.

Great!

Team umbrellas with your Summer atire and you’ll be ready for the season’s wettest look.

Happy August all…The future’s damp.

Posted by: rowenawilcox | July 14, 2010

Language: Lush aint it?

Ohmigod, it is, like, so lush that #lush is trending pretty much everywhere right now and it has, like, totally got me thinking about the localised extensions (or additions) to the English language. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | July 13, 2010

@stephenfry’s arrival in Cardiff tops Twitter trends

Quite Interesting funnyman, Steven Fry’s Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff University has sent the Twitter-verse into overdrive. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | July 6, 2010

Back to the Future fans duped in Total Film hoax

Back to the Future hashtags are still trending in the city following a Tweet blunder by movie mag, Total Film Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | July 5, 2010

Tom Jones’ album branded ‘sick joke’

Voice from the Valleys, Tom Jones, is the subject of controversy following a leaked email rant from record bosses rubbishing his latest album. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | July 1, 2010

Tighter parking restrictions to operate in Cardiff

Tougher parking restrictions are to be put in place throughout the city now the council is taking over responsibility for enforcing them. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | July 1, 2010

Book a place at the Ryder Cup by joining your local library

Win a pair of tickets to the Ryder Cup by joining your local library – thanks to the Welsh Assembly’s latest competition. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | June 30, 2010

Schoolboy earns first class maths degree

Tough sums and equations are no problem for Alex Thorne as he has earned a first-class honours degree in mathematics – aged just 15. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | June 29, 2010

Doctor Who monster squad revealed

Team Monster: The eleven players hoping to tackle the Timelord

Football fever is sweeping planet Earth and as Team England return to British soil, Doctor Who Live’s 11 monster line-up has been revealed. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | June 7, 2010

#Music_Monday: I Am Hope

Take one member (Alex ‘Pedro’ Carr) from the pop-rock-tastic I Am Hope and ask a few of the music questions we ask everyone. Throw in a handful of nostalgia, memories and band secrets and season to taste with the revelation the band demand cheese backstage and house a chorizo addict. Take a few minutes to read our #Music_Monday interview and the recipe is complete. Enjoy! Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | June 1, 2010

Become a Real Radio Bride on the Run

If you’re a bride-to-be struggling to organise your big day, become a Bride on the Run and you could be taking your vows on the set of Mamma Mia! Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 31, 2010

#Music_Monday: Re-Tweet

It’s that time of the week where music related Tweets become obligatory so here’s a round-up of of the best 140-character-posts on this bank holiday. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 25, 2010

Cardiff Central Library scoops two prestigious design awards

Cardiff Central Library has been given two overdue titles this week – a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) award for design and a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) award for sustainability. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 24, 2010

#Music_Monday: Cuba Cuba

          (Teaser video for Cuba Cuba’s first single – ‘Home is the Fire’)

Ahead of their debut single release next Monday, Morgan Isaac, one fifth of Cuba Cuba, talks to us about the launch, ambitions to tour Europe and inviting Dave Grohl to dinner. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 21, 2010

There’s NO place like home

 The paved yellow-brick journey nightmares are made of:

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Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 19, 2010

Big screen in the Bay for Bluebirds’ big day

Financial woes have been forgotten with the Bluebird’s Premiership chance this weekend. Read More…

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