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Yn y rhaglen hon byddwn yn ymweld â Chaerdydd a'r cyffiniau. Nia Parry visits Cardiff and the surrounding area and speaks to interesting people along the way.


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-Hello! I'm Nia Parry.

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-Today, I'm in our beautiful

-capital city - Cardiff.

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-Some 200 years ago,

-Cardiff was a small town...

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-..with a population of 2,000.

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-Today, over 300,000 people

-live in this area.

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-Cardiff has only been the

-capital city of Wales since 1955.

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-Here's what's coming up

-on this programme.

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-The history of the castle

-and the town with Dr John Davies.

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-Julian Lewis Jones

-visits the Millennium Stadium.

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-The artist, Mike Murray

-talks about his work and his family.

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-We visit the home

-of the actress, Sian Rivers.

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-Welsh learner Tom Workman

-tells us about his experiences.

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-An interview

-with the singer, Heather Jones.

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-We take a look around

-a special property in Cardiff Bay.

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-Sian Jones talks about Cardiff

-and the Welsh language.

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-And we peek inside

-Geraint Pickard's wardrobe.

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-Where does Caerdydd, the Welsh name

-for Cardiff, come from?

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-Caer means fort.

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-Dydd comes from the ancient word Dyf

-which comes from Taf - Taff.

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-Caerdydd means

-fort on the banks of the river Taff.

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-Caerdydd then gave us

-the English word, Cardiff.

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-It's interesting, isn't it?

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-Dr John Davies is always

-full of interesting tales.

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-He visited Cardiff Castle

-with Aled Sam.

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-For help to understand the programme

-take a look at our website...

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-..or download the Dal Ati app.

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-In the year 75 AD,

-the Romans came to this area...

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-..and they built a fort

-on the banks of River Taff.

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-In 1081, the Normans came here...

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-..and they built a castle where

-the Roman fort had once stood.

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-In 1766, John Stuart

-came to Cardiff from Scotland.

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-During the ensuing 100 years,

-his family - the Bute family...

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-..constructed the docks,

-built a new castle...

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-..and transformed Cardiff

-into a modern city.

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-How much of a part

-in Cardiff's development...

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-..did this man play?

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-This is the 2nd Marquess of Bute

-who died in 1848.

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-I'd argue, and I wouldn't expect

-anyone to disagree with me...

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-..that he was

-the most significant figure...

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-..of 19th-century Welsh history.

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-He established

-Cardiff's first dock...

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-..making it the world's most

-important port for coal export.

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-He proved the Rhondda's steam coal

-lay at exploitable depths...

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-..thus beginning a significant

-chapter in Welsh history.

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-He also owned Dowlais ironworks, the

-largest of its kind in the world.

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-You'd struggle to find someone

-who could compete with him.

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-His history is chronicled

-in a volume entitled...

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-..Cardiff And The Marquesses

-Of Bute, which I wrote.

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-And who is this gentleman, John?

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-The 3rd Marquess of Bute,

-who was born in 1847.

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-He died in 1900.

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-Considering it was his father

-who made the fortune...

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-..it was he

-who set about spending it.

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-When he came of age in 1868...

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-..he was wealthy enough

-to start The Western Mail.

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-He lived like a king.

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-In actual fact, he was wealthier

-than the royal family at the time.

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-It says a lot

-about this family's wealth...

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-..that they could

-set aside enough money...

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-..to build a summer smoking room.

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-Indeed. Lower down this tower

-is a winter smoking room too.

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-Bear in mind

-that this tower was erected...

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-..while the 3rd Marquess of Bute

-was still single.

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-It was actually a bachelor pad.

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-His enthusiasm for ornateness

-knew no bounds!

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-No, but Burges and Bute

-undoubtedly egged each other on.

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-But the principal difference...

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-..was that Burges

-was very knowledgeable...

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-..about traditional

-medieval European architecture.

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-Part of its appeal is that it's

-at the top of the clock tower...

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-..so he could look out

-at the town...

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-..established, in part, by his

-father, developing around him.

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-I must emphasize that the town

-wouldn't have been founded...

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-..if it weren't for Rhondda coal, so

-Cardiff people should remember that!

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-Several handsome Portland stone

-buildings stand in Cathays Park.

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-This area is 100 years old...

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-..and it dates back to the time

-when Cardiff became a city.

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-The National Museum, City Hall,

-the Crown Court...

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-..and the Temple Of Peace

-also stand here.

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-Alexandra Gardens, with its

-National War Memorial, is also here.

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-This is statue

-of David Lloyd George...

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-..who was the prime minister

-of Britain from 1916 to 1922.

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-These are Friary Gardens

-and in them stands this statue...

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-..of John Patrick Crichton-Stuart,

-the 3rd Marquess of Bute.

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-He's the man who built

-the modern Cardiff Castle.

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-Cardiff's modern shopping centre

-is near Cathays Park.

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-There are countless

-shops and eateries here.

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-You can also enjoy

-concerts and shows here.

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-The modern, new library

-is in the city centre.

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-The old library building

-now houses The Story Museum.

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-Each year, the city centre

-attracts thousands of people...

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-..from Wales and beyond.

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-Over 346,000 people live in Cardiff,

-around 11% of whom speak Welsh.

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-According to one opinion poll...

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-..Cardiff is the best European city

-to live in.

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-Do local people agree?

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-I love living in Cardiff.

-Everything's so close together.

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-You can walk to town in no time.

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-It doesn't feel like a city.

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-It feels like a big village,

-where you know everyone...

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-..you go out and you see everyone...

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-..and you socialize with everyone.

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-Yet, it is a city and there are

-lots of different things to do here.

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-I think the Welshness of Cardiff

-is increasing year upon year.

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-You hear Welsh accents from

-all parts of Wales here, in Cardiff.

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-A lot of people

-move down here from North Wales.

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-They move here from West Wales too.

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-We all live together

-and we work together.

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-I'd say that Cardiff is an excellent

-city in which to raise children.

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-It's a city, but there's

-a real sense of community here.

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-It isn't too big.

-It feels very safe.

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-There are plenty of things to keep

-children of all ages occupied.

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-The Millennium Stadium is seen as

-Cardiff's most iconic attraction.

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-For the actor, Julian Lewis Jones,

-it's a theatre and an arena.

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-When you're here,

-your personality changes.

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-You might be a quiet person

-at home or at work...

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-..but when you arrive here,

-you're a warrior.

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-You want the boys to win. You want

-them to annihilate the other team.

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-After the game, if you're sitting

-next to an Englishman or a Scot...

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-..you shake hands

-and head off for a pint.

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-Rugby differs from any other sport.

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-The physical, competitive side

-stays on the pitch.

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-After the final whistle,

-"There we go. Well done."

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-There's something very special

-about rugby.

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-Walking down the tunnel...

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-..compares to Russell Crowe

-in the film Gladiator...

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-..walking into the coliseum

-with the huge crowd urging him on.

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-But there are no any lions

-or tigers here!

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-This is a theatre. It's the purest

-form of theatre you can find.

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-I would have loved

-to have played for Wales.

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-I feel I represent my country when

-I act, especially outside Wales.

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-The special thing

-about the Millennium Stadium...

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-..is its city centre location.

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-I've visited Twickenham and Wembley.

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-Both are outside the city centre.

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-You pass housing estates and hot dog

-sellers outside people's homes.

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-This is in the city centre.

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-You can have a pint, walk around

-the corner and you're here.

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-The first time I came here

-was during the 1991 World Cup...

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-..when we lost to Western Samoa.

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-Everyone said, "Thank goodness

-we didn't play the whole of Samoa."

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-I was fortunate to be here

-for both Grand Slams.

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-They were two very special days.

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-There was a vibe

-in the whole stadium.

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-People were in tears by the end.

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-This place

-is really close to my heart.

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-Julian Lewis Jones

-loves the Millennium Stadium...

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-..as do thousands of others.

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-Join me back in Cardiff

-after the break.

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-Welcome back.

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-Not far from the city centre,

-across the Taff, stands Canton.

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-Sian Rivers and her family

-live there in a Victorian house.

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-Aled Sam went over there

-to have a chat with her.

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-For help to follow the programme,

-go to the website...

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-..or download the Dal Ati app.

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-The walls of this house in

-Lower Llandaff, or Upper Canton...

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-..resound with the noise of children

-and youngsters.

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-This is the home of Sian Rivers,

-Sergio d'Alesio, her husband...

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-..and Holly, Jack, Cara, Ricky

-and little Jude.

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-I'm not fond of houses...

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-..which are so minimalist,

-there's nothing to see.

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-I'm not fond of houses which follow

-a certain style religiously, either.

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-You could do something

-mega-Victorian with this house...

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-..but we chose

-not to go down that path.

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-I like comfortable houses,

-which have that lived-in look.

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-I like to see things like trainers,

-books and biscuits in houses!

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-I like a comfortable house.

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-I was really keen to remove the

-Victorian features from the house...

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-..to create a blank canvas.

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-Everyone went crazy with me and said

-I wasn't to touch the fireplaces!

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-Rather than build my house

-around the original features...

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-..I've rebelled against

-the Victorian style.

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-By the time the whole family

-had moved their stuff in here...

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-..including all five children...

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-..the style had taken on

-a life of its own.

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-We used the things we already had

-in the house.

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-I went to Morocco recently.

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-I'm really keen

-on the Moroccan style.

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-I went to Marrakech

-and I bought colourful things...

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-..like ceramics and rugs.

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-I like colourful, bold objects.

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-I like humour too.

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-Was the house in good condition?

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-The former owners had done some work

-to the house...

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-..but it wasn't to my taste.

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-They liked the idea

-of separate rooms...

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-..but I wanted

-a more open-plan feel.

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-They chose some dark colours.

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-They had dark green carpets

-and a cheque pattern on the walls.

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-I wasn't overly keen on those.

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-The first thing we did

-was knock the rooms through.

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-This house was once a home

-for orphaned children.

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-It's quite nice that

-a lot of children now live here.

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-I think that's nice.

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-What inspired you

-to knock down the walls?

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-Many people like dark,

-atmospheric Victorian houses...

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-..but I like light houses,

-where you can see what you're doing.

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-I know what I like.

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-I like an eclectic mixture

-but I do insist on order, too.

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-This house is well organized.

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-There's a bit of a heart theme

-in this house.

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-I don't know why I like hearts.

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-I like bold shapes.

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-The heart shape is bold...

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-..and you can buy lots of

-decorative touches, on that theme.

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-Perhaps I followed that path,

-subconsciously.

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-We spend a lot of time

-around this table, as a family.

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-This room draws you in, somehow.

-It's really lovely.

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-Are you a keen cook?

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-Are you a keen cook?

-

-Me, personally?

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-I do enjoy cooking...

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-..but we do tend to eat a mixture of

-convenience food and home cooking.

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-I enjoy having Sunday lunches

-around this table.

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-It's lovely.

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-Did you always enjoy family meals...

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-..or is it something you've adopted,

-as you're part of an Italian family?

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-I think our family

-is like something off The Sopranos.

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-Sergio is the head of the family,

-wearing a vest and dark sunglasses!

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-No, we're not quite like that!

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-Is that a cliche, or is it accurate?

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-Is that a cliche, or is it accurate?

-

-It's completely accurate.

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-My in-laws can spend

-half a day eating a meal...

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-..which consists of many courses.

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-We can finish our Sunday lunch

-in 20 minutes!

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-I like to display

-the children's work on the walls.

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-I'm fond of colour.

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-The kitchen is the perfect place

-to put things on display.

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-I don't care if it's a bit

-higgledy-piggledy.

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-Is there any room for Sergio's taste

-in this design of yours?

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-Yes. There's a hint of Tuscany

-about the paint on the walls.

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-He's keen on cars and there are

-miniature motorbikes everywhere.

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-Have you seen them?

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-There are also lots of pictures of

-his other love - the car he built!

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-There are things like that

-in the house.

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-Who is the dominant force, when it

-comes to design - you or Sergio?

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-Gosh - me!

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-We cross from Canton to Cardiff Bay

-and I've found Sian Jones!

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-Sian, you've lived in Cardiff

-since you left college.

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-How has Cardiff changed

-over the years?

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-I think the biggest change

-which I've noticed...

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-..probably through my job

-as a Welsh tutor...

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-..is people's attitude towards

-the language and Welsh learners.

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-When I first came here,

-the language was quite fragile...

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-..and people

-who were learning Welsh...

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-..found it really difficult

-to mix with the Welsh speakers.

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-There was a huge divide

-between the two groups.

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-Over the years,

-people's attitudes have changed...

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-..and people are more patient

-with learners.

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-Quite rightly so.

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-Tell me about your work.

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-I'm a Welsh tutor in the Assembly

-and I help members use their Welsh.

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-It's about using the language,

-not learning it.

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-I enjoy working with them...

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-..and encouraging them

-to use the Welsh language.

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-I say, "Go on! Give it a try."

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-I teach them to take a chance

-and not to fear making mistakes.

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-How much opportunity is there for

-people to speak Welsh in Cardiff?

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-Menter Caerdydd

-plays a huge part in it.

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-Menter Caerdydd promotes and expands

-the use of Welsh in Cardiff...

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-..by creating opportunities

-for people to use the language...

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-..outside working hours

-and outside school.

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-Welsh-medium sports events

-are organized for children.

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-You can take training courses

-across Cardiff.

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-Things like the annual Tafwyl helps

-show people who don't speak Welsh...

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-..exactly what's happening

-in the Welsh language scene.

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-Is Tafwyl Festival held in Welsh?

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-Is Tafwyl Festival held in Welsh?

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-Yes.

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-There are also some bilingual events

-held as part of the festival...

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-..and people are there to translate

-and explain what's happening.

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-Some people whom I teach say

-they won't go to the Eisteddfod...

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-..because they won't fit in and they

-won't understand what's going on.

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-The Eisteddfod should adopt

-the same attitude as Tafwyl.

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-People should be made available

-to explain what's happening...

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-..be that in English

-or bilingually...

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-..so that Welsh learners and people

-who are there with their children...

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-..understand what's happening

-at an event.

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-Failing that, people will

-turn their backs on the language.

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-Sian Jones and Matt chatted to

-the singer, Heather Jones...

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-..in the Hwb studio.

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-Nice to meet you. Welcome to Hwb.

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-Nice to meet you. Welcome to Hwb.

-

-Thank you. This is lovely!

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-Heather Jones was born in Cardiff

-and she's learned Welsh.

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-She released her first EP

-in the 1960s...

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-..and she's a leading light

-in Welsh and English folk music.

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-She's been a member

-of several successful groups...

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-..and she's a talented composer.

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-You learned Welsh at school

-as a second language.

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-Yes. I had no Welsh at home.

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-My parents didn't speak Welsh.

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-What sort of experience was

-learning Welsh as a second language?

0:22:530:22:58

-I liked learning Welsh.

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-It felt natural to me.

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-Some people in the class

-didn't cope with the Welsh language.

0:23:020:23:08

-For some reason, I liked it.

0:23:110:23:13

-Do you have some tips for me?

0:23:140:23:16

-Heather's top tips for Matt!

0:23:170:23:19

-Listen to other people.

0:23:190:23:21

-Yes - listen to everybody.

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-Listen to the radio.

0:23:230:23:25

-Sometimes, they say something on the

-radio and I think, "What's that?"

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-I ask friends, like Sian.

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-I'm sure you learned

-by singing in Welsh too.

0:23:330:23:37

-Learning lyrics must help.

0:23:370:23:39

-When I started singing in Welsh, I

-didn't fully understand the lyrics.

0:23:390:23:44

-I didn't know

-what the songs were about.

0:23:440:23:47

-I'd ask my former husband and

-my friends to explain them to me.

0:23:470:23:52

-There were a few words

-I didn't understand.

0:23:530:23:56

-What sort of experience

-was singing in the 1960s?

0:23:560:24:01

-It was a long time ago!

0:24:010:24:03

-It was a long time ago!

-

-The 1960s were really glamorous.

0:24:030:24:05

-No, they weren't!

0:24:060:24:08

-The 1960s were certainly

-exciting times.

0:24:080:24:12

-Everyone sang in English, at first.

0:24:130:24:16

-We'd all go to folk clubs...

0:24:170:24:19

-..then people like Dafydd Iwan

-started to sing in Welsh.

0:24:200:24:24

-That's when the scene started.

0:24:250:24:27

-It was very exciting for me,

-as a Welsh learner.

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-I had to work on my Welsh.

0:24:310:24:32

-You're also busy teaching children

-to speak Welsh through song.

0:24:330:24:38

-Yes, and I've been to

-a school in Caerphilly many times!

0:24:400:24:44

-I go into schools to persuade them

-to keep singing traditional songs.

0:24:440:24:49

-Traddodiadol - I had to learn that.

0:24:500:24:52

-Traddodiadol - traditional.

0:24:530:24:55

-Practise in front of a mirror.

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-Traditional.

0:24:580:25:00

-Traditional.

-

-Traddodiadol. It's tough.

0:25:000:25:02

-See you after the break...

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-..when we discover

-how Cardiff Bay has changed.

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-Let's meet a young man

-who lives in this city.

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-Tom Workman was one of the ten

-Welsh learners on cariad@iaith 2013.

0:25:280:25:33

-Matt Johnson chatted to him

-before the series began.

0:25:330:25:37

-Hello there.

0:26:000:26:02

-Shwmae? Are you alright?

0:26:020:26:04

-Shwmae? Are you alright?

-

-Yes, thank you. How are you?

0:26:040:26:06

-Hey! You don't need

-any Welsh lessons.

0:26:060:26:09

-Thank you for inviting me

-to your house.

0:26:090:26:12

-What happened? Has it fallen down?

0:26:120:26:14

-Recently I was given this allotment.

0:26:180:26:20

-Recently I was given this allotment.

-

-Do you know the vegetables in Welsh?

0:26:200:26:23

-Carrots?

0:26:240:26:25

-Carrots?

-

-Moron.

0:26:250:26:26

-There are a lot of potatoes here.

0:26:260:26:28

-There are a lot of potatoes here.

-

-Tatws - potatoes.

0:26:280:26:30

-Tomato?

0:26:300:26:31

-Tomato?

-

-Tomato.

0:26:310:26:32

-Easy! You've got it sorted, mate!

0:26:320:26:35

-Why do you want to learn Welsh?

0:26:440:26:46

-My girlfriend is a fluent

-Welsh speaker, from North Wales.

0:26:470:26:51

-It would be nice to be able

-to talk to her for the first time.

0:26:510:26:56

-Is that a case that you'll learn

-more Northwalian than Southwalian?

0:26:560:27:01

-I will, yes.

0:27:010:27:02

-What do you know already?

0:27:030:27:04

-Llefrith instead of llaeth.

0:27:050:27:06

-Llefrith instead of llaeth.

-

-Milk.

0:27:060:27:07

-Rwan instead of nawr.

-They're very particular about that.

0:27:070:27:11

-Coming from Cardiff,

-I'm getting some stick for it.

0:27:120:27:15

-Why didn't you learn Welsh?

-Where are you from?

0:27:160:27:18

-Whitchurch. I went to a school

-that was English-speaking.

0:27:190:27:22

-It's embarrassing not to be able to

-speak the language of your country.

0:27:230:27:26

-What do you hope to get

-out of the cariad@iaith experience?

0:27:270:27:31

-I'd like to speak Welsh

-with my girlfriend and her friends.

0:27:320:27:37

-They have to go slower for me

-and turn to English for me.

0:27:390:27:42

-I'd like to be able to be fluent.

0:27:430:27:45

-What do you like to do

-in your spare time?

0:27:520:27:54

-I like riding my bike.

0:27:570:27:59

-I also like to travel

-and have holidays on the bike.

0:28:000:28:04

-No! I've never done a holiday

-on a bike.

0:28:050:28:08

-Don't you fancy it?

0:28:080:28:10

-Together?

-Are you offering me a holiday?

0:28:100:28:12

-Why not?

0:28:130:28:14

-Tom, are you looking forward

-to cariad@iaith?

0:28:390:28:43

-Yes.

0:28:430:28:44

-Yes.

-

-Why?

0:28:440:28:45

-Because it's a free holiday!

0:28:460:28:48

-A free holiday!

0:28:480:28:49

-Surely, learning Welsh too?

0:28:500:28:51

-Surely, learning Welsh too?

-

-Yes, a bit of learning too!

0:28:510:28:53

-Will you take your bike with you?

0:28:560:28:59

-You could cycle from Cardiff

-to West Wales!

0:28:590:29:02

-That's an idea. Yes.

0:29:020:29:04

-Is that a promise?

0:29:040:29:06

-Is that a promise?

-

-Yes. It's a promise.

0:29:060:29:07

-Look who's here,

-a year after cariad@iaith!

0:29:200:29:24

-Tom, has your Welsh improved

-since cariad@iaith?

0:29:240:29:28

-Yes, I think it has improved

-since I had help from cariad@iaith.

0:29:300:29:35

-Let's see what you reckon!

0:29:360:29:38

-How many opportunities are there

-to speak Welsh in Cardiff?

0:29:380:29:42

-There's a lot happening here.

0:29:430:29:45

-There are lots of opportunities to

-speak Welsh in sport-related events.

0:29:460:29:51

-I watch Glamorgan play cricket and

-many other supporters speak Welsh.

0:29:520:29:57

-It's a good opportunity

-for me to speak Welsh.

0:29:580:30:01

-Where in Cardiff were you raised?

-Did you learn Welsh at school?

0:30:020:30:07

-I had hardly any Welsh at my junior

-schools in Canton and Coryton.

0:30:070:30:11

-It was the same story later

-at Whitchurch High.

0:30:120:30:16

-I learned some Welsh

-with Mrs Slade and Mr Bowen...

0:30:160:30:20

-..whom I met

-at the Eisteddfod last year.

0:30:200:30:23

-We didn't have to do a GCSE in Welsh

-at that time, so I didn't.

0:30:230:30:28

-That was unfortunate.

0:30:280:30:29

-What do you like about Cardiff?

0:30:300:30:33

-So many things are available

-within this city.

0:30:340:30:39

-You can get to any part of the city

-within half an hour...

0:30:390:30:43

-..on your bike.

0:30:430:30:45

-How do you feel about cariad@iaith?

0:30:470:30:50

-I feel proud to have survived it!

0:30:500:30:53

-I enjoyed it too, of course.

0:30:550:30:58

-I like the fact survival

-came before enjoyment!

0:30:590:31:03

-Do you now go to formal lessons?

0:31:030:31:05

-No, I haven't been to

-a formal lesson since I left school.

0:31:060:31:10

-I try to keep the costs down!

0:31:130:31:15

-You've learned Welsh

-without spending a single penny.

0:31:160:31:20

-Yes, plus I've made

-a bit of money from it too!

0:31:200:31:23

-But that's not why I did it.

0:31:230:31:25

-Do you feel totally fluent now?

0:31:260:31:28

-Do you feel totally fluent now?

-

-Not quite but I'm nearly fluent.

0:31:280:31:30

-Coming to meet you today

-has been really uplifting.

0:31:310:31:35

-I can't believe

-how much your Welsh has improved.

0:31:350:31:38

-You're amazing! Congratulations.

0:31:390:31:41

-I feel fuzzy and warm.

0:31:420:31:43

-Mike Murray is someone else who has

-learned Welsh to a high standard.

0:31:440:31:49

-Mike works in Swansea

-as a lecturer...

0:31:490:31:52

-..and he also works as an artist

-here, in Cardiff.

0:31:520:31:55

-I'm Mike Murray and I'm an artist

-who works with objects.

0:31:580:32:02

-I'm a Fine Art lecturer

-at Gower College, Swansea.

0:32:060:32:10

-I teach art to BTEC students...

0:32:120:32:15

-..to A Level students and to

-art foundation course students.

0:32:160:32:22

-I teach drawing, painting,

-sculpture and printing.

0:32:220:32:26

-I use objects in my work.

0:32:320:32:34

-I get ideas from those objects.

0:32:350:32:38

-Sometimes, I experiment with

-the object when I need inspiration.

0:32:430:32:48

-At other times,

-I use feeling to create an artwork.

0:32:500:32:53

-I was once

-travelling home on a bus...

0:32:550:32:58

-..when I saw a banana skin

-behind my seat.

0:32:580:33:01

-I thought the way it sat there

-was interesting.

0:33:020:33:07

-That's why I sketched it in pencil.

0:33:080:33:11

-I usually work

-in my studio at home...

0:33:140:33:17

-..but sometimes, I use the

-facilities at The Printhaus.

0:33:170:33:21

-There are workshops and

-printing studios at The Printhaus.

0:33:320:33:36

-They rent out studios to artists...

0:33:410:33:44

-..and you can learn

-to screen print here.

0:33:450:33:49

-They have all the

-screen printing equipment you need.

0:33:500:33:53

-You need specialist equipment if you

-want to do some screen printing.

0:33:540:33:59

-You need UV lights, a spray bath...

0:33:590:34:03

-..a printing bench, squeegees...

0:34:040:34:06

-..and lots of other things.

0:34:070:34:09

-I have two children

-and Welsh is their first language.

0:34:110:34:15

-I've read Welsh to them

-all their lives...

0:34:170:34:20

-..and I've tried to learn Welsh

-along with them...

0:34:230:34:27

-..from day to day.

0:34:270:34:29

-The more you practise speaking Welsh

-the more you improve...

0:34:310:34:36

-..and the more relaxed you become.

0:34:370:34:40

-Once you relax,

-your confidence grows.

0:34:400:34:43

-I find that Welsh speakers

-are really fond of Welsh learners.

0:34:460:34:51

-The language is very important.

0:34:530:34:56

-I want to use Welsh

-in my professional work...

0:35:000:35:03

-..as an artist and as a lecturer.

0:35:030:35:06

-I started to teach people through

-the medium of Welsh last year...

0:35:080:35:13

-..and I'm keen to develop that.

0:35:150:35:18

-Mike, like many Cardiffians,

-has learned Welsh...

0:35:250:35:28

-..and he's sent his children

-to a Welsh-medium school.

0:35:290:35:32

-See you after the break

-to hear more about Cardiff.

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-Welcome back to Cardiff Bay.

0:35:510:35:53

-Around 20 years ago, this area

-saw huge changes taking place...

0:35:530:35:57

-..when Cardiff Bay Barrage was built

-across the bay...

0:35:580:36:01

-..creating this lake behind me.

0:36:010:36:04

-Cardiff Bay is now

-full of modern buildings...

0:36:040:36:08

-..like The Millennium Centre,

-the Senedd...

0:36:080:36:12

-..plus hotels, restaurants and bars.

0:36:130:36:16

-The Bay brought a taste

-of the continent to Cardiff.

0:36:160:36:21

-Many old buildings have gone...

0:36:240:36:26

-..but some, like

-The Pierhead Building still remain.

0:36:270:36:31

-Another building

-which is still standing...

0:36:310:36:35

-..is St Stephen's Church Hall.

0:36:350:36:37

-Designer, Dylan Griffith,

-converted it into a modern home...

0:36:370:36:41

-..as Aled Sam, Greg Stevenson

-and Minti discovered.

0:36:420:36:46

-For help to follow this item,

-take a look at the website...

0:36:470:36:51

-..or download the Dal Ati app.

0:36:540:36:56

-Before I bought it, I lived in a

-cramped, two bedroom terraced house.

0:37:210:37:26

-It was full of bikes

-and climbing gear.

0:37:260:37:29

-I wanted some space.

0:37:300:37:31

-I wanted somewhere where I could

-experiment, architecturally.

0:37:320:37:36

-Dylan Griffith's contemporary home

-is a temple of modern design...

0:37:400:37:46

-..in the middle of Cardiff Bay.

0:37:460:37:48

-Nothing in particular attracted me

-to it, other than its size...

0:37:490:37:54

-..and the potential it had,

-before I did something with it.

0:37:540:37:58

-There's nothing extraordinary

-about its exterior.

0:37:590:38:02

-You could walk past

-without noticing it.

0:38:030:38:06

-I kept it that way

-for a good reason.

0:38:060:38:09

-This building

-was one large, open space?

0:38:110:38:14

-Yes, more or less.

0:38:140:38:16

-There was a wall

-down the centre of the building.

0:38:180:38:21

-It divided the vestry and the room

-in which services were held.

0:38:210:38:26

-From what I hear,

-that's why the wall was built.

0:38:280:38:31

-Was it your aim to open it out

-and knock down the wall?

0:38:320:38:35

-I wanted to make sure

-the old building remained untouched.

0:38:360:38:41

-We built a house inside

-the outer shell of the building.

0:38:410:38:45

-Well! This is what I call a space.

0:38:470:38:49

-Yes. It feels like

-an industrial warehouse.

0:38:500:38:54

-There's a lot

-of galvanised steel here.

0:38:540:38:57

-Only the pine roof is original.

0:38:570:38:59

-Dylan has divided the house into

-a relaxation area, over there...

0:39:000:39:05

-..and this area, which includes

-the kitchen and the dining room.

0:39:050:39:10

-There's also a glass partition,

-leading to the garage.

0:39:100:39:14

-There's galvanised steel everywhere.

0:39:140:39:17

-It isn't a family home.

0:39:170:39:18

-It would be difficult for a family

-to live in a space such as this.

0:39:200:39:24

-You must keep it minimalist.

0:39:240:39:26

-It's a bachelor pad

-or a young couple's home.

0:39:270:39:30

-Was it difficult to isolate areas,

-within the larger space?

0:39:460:39:50

-Yes and no.

0:39:510:39:52

-This wall was the basis

-of the main wall, when I moved in...

0:39:520:39:56

-..and it separates the kitchen and

-dining area from the living space.

0:39:570:40:02

-The shelving unit is on castors,

-so it's mobile.

0:40:030:40:06

-It turns the study into a room.

0:40:080:40:10

-Those shelves a corridor of sorts.

0:40:120:40:14

-This is the lounge.

0:40:470:40:48

-We know it's a lounge

-because of the wooden floor!

0:40:490:40:52

-Yes, this is one of

-the house's original features.

0:40:520:40:56

-I'm impressed with the use of space

-in this room.

0:40:560:41:00

-The ceiling is here, as you can see.

0:41:000:41:02

-You usually see a mezzanine floor,

-to one side...

0:41:020:41:06

-..but this doesn't touch

-the external wall.

0:41:060:41:09

-A raised platform is a solution...

0:41:090:41:12

-..to the problem of what to do

-with floor-to-ceiling windows...

0:41:120:41:17

-..when you need two floors

-in that space.

0:41:170:41:20

-This ceiling

-helps define this space...

0:41:220:41:25

-..and it separates the lounge

-from the rest of the house.

0:41:250:41:29

-Yes. The furniture also helps,

-to that end.

0:41:300:41:33

-Dylan commissioned a sofa

-big enough to fit the space.

0:41:340:41:38

-The biggest advantage of having this

-is the wonderful bedroom above us.

0:41:380:41:44

-Let's go and see it.

0:41:440:41:45

-Come on, Minti.

0:41:450:41:47

-Would you tackle

-a similar project again?

0:42:080:42:12

-If you'd asked me two years ago

-I'd have said no way!

0:42:120:42:16

-But I've lived here for four years

-and I'm keen to do it all again.

0:42:160:42:21

-This is an oasis, away from

-the things that go on outside.

0:42:230:42:27

-You can create anything you like

-inside this building.

0:42:270:42:31

-In that respect,

-the surroundings are irrelevant.

0:42:320:42:36

-What a fine example of combining old

-and new to create something modern.

0:42:480:42:53

-Geraint Pickard

-is another Cardiff Bay boy.

0:42:530:42:56

-He's an actor and a member

-of a band called Clinigol.

0:42:570:43:00

-I talked to him a while ago

-about his style.

0:43:000:43:03

-I never shop in Cardiff.

-I shop in London and only London.

0:43:090:43:14

-Harvey Nichols is my favourite shop.

0:43:140:43:17

-How would someone who passes you

-on the street define your style?

0:43:280:43:33

-Possibly urban chic or shabby chic.

0:43:360:43:39

-Would you be happy

-with that description?

0:43:400:43:43

-Yes, as long as the word chic

-was mentioned, I'd be happy!

0:43:430:43:47

-I'm an actor

-and I'm in the band, Clinigol.

0:43:480:43:50

-You become confident enough...

0:43:510:43:52

-..to pick things up and wear them

-without thinking.

0:43:530:43:57

-What's the most money you've spent

-on one shopping trip?

0:43:570:44:01

-Go on - tell me!

0:44:010:44:03

-It's probably around 1,500.

0:44:040:44:07

-That's quite a lot but, as you say,

-you wear them for a whole season.

0:44:090:44:13

-Around four shop assistants

-packed for me.

0:44:140:44:17

-They were all wondering, "Who's he?"

0:44:170:44:21

-That's my main wardrobe.

0:44:260:44:27

-Ta-dah!

0:44:280:44:29

-Ta-dah!

-

-Wow! You're really tidy.

0:44:290:44:31

-Are there any items here

-which you bought on the high street?

0:44:320:44:36

-No, not really.

0:44:370:44:39

-I know if I buy designer clothes,

-no-one else will be wearing them.

0:44:400:44:45

-I like the idea

-that I'm wearing something unique.

0:44:450:44:49

-That cardigan's great.

0:44:510:44:53

-Yes. I bought it

-just before Christmas.

0:44:530:44:56

-I was with friends and they all

-told me not to buy a cardigan.

0:44:560:45:00

-But as soon as I put it on,

-everyone loved it.

0:45:000:45:03

-Sometimes, fashion isn't about

-wearing fashionable clothes.

0:45:040:45:09

-It's all about having the eye

-to wear it in the right way.

0:45:100:45:14

-As you see, I wear it on a skew

-with a T-shirt underneath.

0:45:140:45:18

-These are my favourite jeans.

0:45:190:45:21

-I think they represent my style

-to perfection.

0:45:210:45:24

-There's paint on them

-and they have a distressed look.

0:45:250:45:29

-It's the most expensive item

-I've bought.

0:45:300:45:33

-How much were they?

0:45:330:45:34

-How much were they?

-

-They were 300.

0:45:340:45:35

-I don't follow fashion...

0:45:380:45:39

-..but I think I pick things up

-subconsciously from TV.

0:45:400:45:43

-I remember seeing Justin Timberlake

-at the BRITs one year...

0:45:440:45:48

-..in a smart pair of trousers,

-a scruffy T-shirt...

0:45:480:45:52

-..and white trainers.

0:45:530:45:54

-I thought he looked cool

-at the time.

0:45:540:45:57

-A few days later, I found myself

-buying smart trousers.

0:45:570:46:02

-Before I turned 30, I was paranoid

-about being too old...

0:46:140:46:18

-..so I started to wear T-shirts

-which sent a message to the world...

0:46:180:46:23

-..that I wasn't bothered

-about turning 30.

0:46:230:46:26

-Youth By Itself Is Not Enough.

0:46:260:46:29

-Another T-shirt says...

0:46:300:46:31

-..Like You I Once Was

-Like Me You Will Be.

0:46:320:46:35

-It was just a little joke

-about turning 30.

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-My style is evolving,

-now that I'm getting older.

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-I wear things

-which are less crazy, I suppose.

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-I looked in my wardrobe

-for this programme...

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-..and I'm horrified that I bought

-and wore some of the items in there.

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-These jeans are the worst

-item of clothing I own.

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-These safety pins

-run all the way down the leg...

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-..front and back.

0:47:050:47:06

-Amazing!

0:47:070:47:08

-I look at them now and I'm disgusted

-I spent money on them.

0:47:100:47:14

-At the time, they were

-totally and utterly fashionable.

0:47:140:47:18

-I got lots of attention and comments

-when I wore them...

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-..but now, I can't believe I had

-the confidence to wear them in town!

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-I detest them! They're horrible.

0:47:280:47:30

-And yet, you kept them.

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-Yes, because

-I spent so much money on them.

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-They may come back into fashion.

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-That's all from the city of Cardiff.

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-Join me next time,

-when I'll be in Dolgellau.

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-Until then, goodbye.

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-S4C subtitles by Eirlys A Jones

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Yn y rhaglen hon byddwn yn ymweld â Chaerdydd a'r cyffiniau. Nia Parry visits Cardiff and the surrounding area and speaks to interesting people along the way.