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RTS Wales Centre AGM
For the attention of our members:  Our 2014 AGM will be held on the 15th of May at 6.30pm at the Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff.
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April Event
On the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike, we previewed 'Still the Enemy Within', an independent, crowdfunded film, which uncovers the hidden story of the people behind the longest national industrial dispute in history.  The producer and the director were there to explain how the film was financed and made.
That was at the Parc and Dare Hall, Treorchy, on the 17th April.

Pobl y Cwm, the Future of Television?
In an article for the Institute of Welsh Affairs, Tim Hartley suggests that the trend is for more programmes to be moved online, as S4C has done with the omnibus edition of its long-running soap.
Read More in the IWA site

55 Years of RTS Wales!
We were formed on the 10th April 1959 as RTS Cardiff and South Wales.  Our first Chairman was H.J. (Harry) Hockley, our Secretary D.M. (David) Thomas, and Treasurer P. (Peter) Fear.
Here's to the next 55 years!
(To tell the truth, we checked our archives too late to celebrate our 50th!)

RTS Wales Student Television Awards 2013
Animation Award 2013 winnerThis year our awards were presented on the 21st March, as part of the Zoom International Youth Film Festival.  The festival is Wales’s largest film event for young people, organised for and with children and young people.  It was held in five venues across the South Wales valleys from the 17th - 21st March 2014.
(Photo of the Animation Award winner.)

We are pleased to announce the winners, with citations, and links to two of the videos.

Update:  We have now added videos of clips from the nominated films.

Breaking into Media
Our second event of 2014 was held in association with the Media Academy Wales.  Students, graduates and tutors, and individuals outside of the Academy were invited to get a flavour of what it's like to work in documentary and factual media production.  This was at the ATRiuM on the 27th March.
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RTS Programme Awards 2013
Congratulations to all the Welsh nominees in the RTS Programme Awards 2013:-
The Call Centre.  BBC Documentaries, Cymru Wales for BBC Three.
How To Win The Grand National.  An OSF Wales Production for Channel 4, (Oxford Scientific Films).
Casualty.  BBC Drama Production Wales for BBC One.
The full list is here, with apologies to anyone we've missed above.

The Awards were presented by comedian Tim Vine at a ceremony on Tuesday 18th March at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

50 Years of BBC Wales TV
The current Director of BBC Wales, Rhodri Talfan Davies, reflected on their 50th anniversary on February 9th:
"The launch of BBC Wales at last gave a nation the ability to see itself and to speak to itself on its own terms, about its own affairs and to do so in both its languages."
"... my hunch is that the biggest challenge of all facing BBC Wales in the months and years ahead is to keep pace with a Wales that is changing perceptibly all around us."
Read More in WalesOnline

Books and videos about Television in Wales
We have added lists of relevant books and videos, including A Year in the Life of the RTS in Wales, to the site.
Let us know if you can recommend any others.
Book List
Video List

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