Brilliant Britain - Brilliant Wales: Episode 1
17 March 2014, 01:20
Amy Mills and Tristan Llyr Lloyd host the first episode of Brilliant Wales. Join them and their co-reporters as they showcase some of the most brilliant projects Wales has to offer!
St David's Day Parade
We start the show with a celebration of everything Welsh, as we join Mitch from Aberystwyth to give us a tour of the town during the St David's Day parade.
A national day of celebration, St David's Day commemorates the patron saint of Wales and is celebrated with parades, wearing Welsh emblems and taking part in local eisteddfodau – festivals of poetry and music.
Amy and Blain head to FareShare Cymru to see how food banks are helping to fight food poverty and wastage at the same time!
By taking edible food treated as waste by food manufacturers/retailers and distributing it to disadvantaged people across Wales, FareShare is realising its vision of a Wales where no good food goes to waste.
If you're interested in learning more about the projects featured you can visit http://faresharecymru.org.uk.s88367.gridserver.com and http://www.huggard.org.uk
Cowbridge Food Festival
Amy and Blain travel to Cowbridge, a vibrant market town situated at the centre of the Vale of Glamorgan to visit the annual food festival.
From artisan cakes to speciality cheeses, the festival has something to suit the tastes of every kind of food lover!
If you're interested in attending the next festival, visit http://cowbridgefoodanddrink.org
Mitch Rushworth is back in Aberystwyth to explore the university's Botany Gardens. Used by the university for research purposes since 1956, the gardens are home to over 200,000 species of plant!
If you want to find out more about the Botany Gardens visit http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/facilities/botany-gardens
Fresh talent: Yr Ods
Up and coming North Wales band share their video for 'Pob un Gair yn Bos' with us as this week's 'Fresh Talent'. Check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yrods and on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/yr-ods
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