Author Archives: Elton

The United Beauty of Plants and Paintings – Cedric Morris

Flowerbeds and feathery flowers were not just for the viewing pleasure of Cedric Morris; they were his life. The painter is known for being an avid plant lover and an extravagant painter who brought his love for plants and flowers onto the canvas.

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The Welsh Love of Leeks

When Wales is mention there are a few things that may first come to mind, rugby, red dragons, rolling fields or even sheep but for many the first thought will be that fragrant member of the onion family, the leek. Despite the daffodil being the national flower, it would seem that the leek still takes […]

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The Promising Future of Junior Players in Welsh Rugby

Rugby is a contact sport, reserved only for the athletic and the heavily built. Rugby is a sport loved by many and has the trickiest of moves and the most stressful moments. Every part of the game is a challenge. Many countries participate in this violent grade game, and the audiences love it. Almost a […]

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Misconceptions About Wales and The Welsh Lifestyle

Others often misinterpret cultures because of opinions formed by the media or through sources of history that highlight irrelevant pieces of data. The Welsh have been thought to carry a stigma based on historical facts and often because of a few media personnel. The English who are the closest neighbors to Wales, tend to have […]

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The Unique Cultural Significance of Welsh Funeral Traditions – Welsh Culture

Every culture has its significant history when it comes to honoring the dead. From ancient times, several countries have been known to have their ways of conducting funeral rites. The Welsh traditions are very different from the norm of how funerals are performed in the western world. While individual beliefs and family traditions may vary, […]

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Welsh Traditions That Make Christmas Simply Awesome

Christmas festivities are different in every culture. Several traditions are the same in every culture but unique in their rights like carol singing and midnight church services. The Welsh, however, is known for some unique traditions that you wish the rest of the world followed as well. They are a mixture of both weird and […]

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Fantastic Folklore and Superstitious Traditions

If there is one thing that the Welsh are proud of it’s their tradition and customs. Right from the 18th century, there have been several attempts to abolish the Celtic traditions of the Welsh, to no avail. None of the efforts to stomp out the myths and the traditional values of the Welsh have been […]

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Cerith Wyn Evans – Creating Welsh Art with Neon and Light

The manipulation of light to form beautiful art pieces that leave spectators in awe is possible by the one and only Cerith Wyn Evans. Hailing from Wales and born in 1958, the brilliant artist is known for his works in the hues of neon lighting. He currently resides in London but is world renowned for […]

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Unique Welsh Customs That Only the Natives Would Understand

When visiting Wales, visitors often refer to them as part of being British. However, the false assumption is among the many unique customs of the Welsh that visitors don’t understand. From the unique language to the slang used by the Welsh, they are a league of their own. Popular trivia about the uniqueness of Wales […]

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The Essence Behind Shani Rhys James’ Art

Many people who view her paintings always wonder who the person behind the brush is. The biggest art exhibitions in Wales showcase her art. The huge crowds of people who attend these festivals find that her blood red photos are simply a reflection of who the artist is. The face and head of the paintings […]

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