Tag Archive for Wales

Tapestry of Britain’s smallest city shows inclusive Welsh identity

One artist’s plan to paint every inhabitant of St Davids, Britain’s smallest city, will act as a valuable social history of an integrated Welsh community. Grahame Hurd-Wood, 55, has already spent 14 years producing pictures of people in the city, ranging from councillors and bishops to children and students, and plans to spend the next few years painting the remainder, writes Jemimah Steinfeld.

Year of the dragon boosts Welsh spirit

Football in the Welsh capital has always come second fiddle to the much-loved national rugby team, and with Cardiff City's glory days being in the 1920s, it's no surprise. But the pride the Welsh show for rugby exhibits itself in the football stand as well. The rise of Cardiff City to the Premiership will boost pride in the Welsh sporting legacy further, argues Dan J Lloyd.

VIDEO: Jonathan Collis, Wales and Britain

Jonathan Collis, 21, has not let any of the negative stereotypes some English people hold about the Welsh stop his sense of pride. "My Welsh identity was quite a large thing while at university as I was the only Welsh person in my group of friends," said Collis, who has lived in Wales since he was nine months old, with the exception of university.

Tackling the question of Welsh pride in rugby

There are many things people think of when they hear the name Wales. Mountains, singing, sheep, leeks, harps and, of course, rugby. I myself am from Wales and I definitely see rugby as somehow particularly Welsh. But is this merely a stereotypical view of this little country or are there some intrinsic elements of national pride and identity locked inside the sport? writes Bryn Lewis.

Welsh country life: what’s there for young people?

Living in pretty north Wales might be idyllic appearance for some. But for the youth of the area there are many issues lying beneath the wondrous setting, writes Bryn Llywelyn Lewis.

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“Jade Jones: Welsh national hero”

Celebrating her victory with the Welsh flag and the Union Jack, Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones's success brought British patriotism and Welsh pride together, writes Daniel Lloyd.

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Fans at Olympics say good chance for “everyone to come together”

Young football fans Rana and Hannah from Birmingham said the Olympics were a good chance for everyone to come

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Taxi drivers, Welsh rarebit and being chosen to be Welsh

Journalist Daniel Lloyd considers his Welsh identity and why the infectious, inclusive nature of Wales can prove irresistible for many.

A question of direction

Novelist Christie Watson talks about identifying with Wales and the inclination people have to ask her partner, rather than her, where he is from. "My partner is black and Muslim and English, and wherever we go he gets asked, 'where are you from?' And I want to shout, 'I'm from Wales!'....but they're directing that at him, which I find quite odd."

VIDEO: Christie, Wales

Novelist Christie Watson talks about identifying with Wales and the inclination people have to asking her partner, rather than her, where he is from.

British Future research finds Welsh are most excited about Queen’s Jubilee

Ipsos Mori research for British Future has found that the Welsh are more enthusiastic about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee than the English and the Scottish. 70% of Welshpeople expect the jubilee will lift the mood of the British public compared to 69% of English people asked, and only 55% of people from Scotland. But, when asked about the Olympics, English respondents were the most positive with 66% believing it would be good for the mood of the British public, compared to 57% of Scots.

VIDEO: Mary, Britain

Mary has spent considerable time in both India and England, and now lives in Wales.

“When I’m in India I feel Indian, when I’m in England I feel British.”

Mary has spent considerable time in both India and England, and now lives in Wales. “When I’m in India I feel Indian, when I’m in England I feel British.”

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National Conversation: Wales

Playwright Tim Price was born in the South Wales valleys, and has a strong sense of being Welsh as well as being a big fan of London, he tells Rachael Jolley.