Galina with her husband Carwyn

Social worker Galina Shires is learning Welsh after moving to Cardiff from Moldova

Social worker Galina Granici was working for a charity in Moldova when she met Welsh doctor Carwyn Shires, who was there as a volunteer. Fast-forward several years and they are now married, living in Cardiff, with Galina learning Welsh while expecting their first child in the summer.

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita

Gŵyl 2021 preview – four festivals in one weekend

A celebration of comedy, conversation and music will take place this weekend as four festivals collaborate to create Gŵyl 2021. The free, online festival has been put together by the teams behind Aberystwyth Comedy Festival, the Festival of Voice, Other Voices Cardigan and FOCUS Wales.

Dydd Miwsig Cymru

Dydd Miwsig Cymru preview – a celebration of Welsh language music

Pounding speakers, dancing crowds, bright lights – as lockdown continues, it feels like a lifetime ago we were able to go out and enjoy live music. Although it’s impossible to recreate the atmosphere of a gig, Dydd Miwsig Cymru promises to bring some top performances into our homes this year.


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