SUMMER SPECIALS

Every summer we leave the studio and record the 'Talking Magazine' on location. The idea behind these special editions is to bring back fond memories to our listeners, or 'take them', via the medium of sound, to places many can no longer visit. Others have told us that they've decided to visit the location themselves after hearing about it on the Magazine. Above all we want to entertain and inform our listeners, many of whom are housebound.
Our volunteers also enjoy a break from the studio!!!


The complete programme is dedicated to the place we visit. We chat to local people, visitors and experts to learn about it's history, background and attractions. We've now featured over 40 summer locations within South Wales and further afield. Among the towns we have visited are Aberystwyth, Carmarthen, Brecon, Swansea Marina, Gloucester, Bath and Cheddar Gorge. Other locations have included the Millennium Stadium (now known as the Principality Stadium) in Cardiff, Butlins in Barry and the Ebbw Vale Garden Festival. As the last two venues no longer exist our archive recordings have become treasured memories.

A short 2 minute video to show how we record a Summer Special on location.

PREVIOUS SUMMER PROGRAMMES:-

 

1976 BUTLINS BARRY

1977 QUEENS JUBILEE IN CARDIFF

1978 WESTON - S – MARE

1979 ABERYSTWYTH

1980 BRECON AND ABERGAVENNY CANAL

1981 MARGAM PARK

1982 PORTHCAWL

1983 St FAGANS

1984 BATH

1985 BARRY GWR125 CELEBRATIONS

1986 HERITAGE COAST (LLANTWIT MAJOR etc)

1987 BIG PIT MINING MUSEUM

1988 PENSCYNNOR PARK

1989 CALDY ISLAND

1990 WYE VALLEY

1991 CHEDDAR

1992 GARDEN FESTIVAL EBBW VALE

1993 SWANSEA MARINA

1994 HEREFORD

1995 GLOUCESTER

1996 BRECON BEACONS

1997 PONTYPRIDD

1998 CARDIFF BAY

1999 CAERLEON

2000 MILLENNIUM (PRINCIPALITY) STADIUM

2001 REVIEW OF THE PAST 25 SUMMER SPECIALS

2002 CARMARTHENSHIRE

2003 MERTHYR TYDFIL

2004 COWBRIDGE

2005 MUSEUM OF WELSH LIFE St FAGANS

2006 DYFFRYN GARDENS

2007 CHELTENHAM

2008 FOREST OF DEAN

2009 CAERPHILLY CASTLE

2010 CARDIFF CASTLE

2011 CYFARTHFA CASTLE

2012 TREDEGAR HOUSE NEWPORT

2013 BLAENAVON

2014 BRECON

2015  CARDIFF BAY & FLAT HOLM

2016  CELEBRATING ROALD DAHL 100

2017 St FAGANS UPDATE TO CELEBRATE THEIR NEW MAIN BUILDING

2018 BLAENAVON 2013 revised

2019 CARDIFF MARKET

2020 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

SOUTH WALES TALKING MAGAZINE

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