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Conwy Adventure Leisure (CAL) can today confirm that the official contract with Wavegarden has now been signed, and that a significant 7 figure first stage payment has been made.

The signing signifies an important stage in the Surf Snowdonia project, which will bring the UK’s first inland surfing destination to fruition by early summer 2015.

Wavegarden is the industry leader in the design and manufacture of wave generation systems, having built a full-scale demo centre in Northern Spain following seven years of research and development.

The demo facility has been designed by a group of Spanish hydrological, civil and mechanical engineers – who also happen to be passionate surfers. It has been…

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Parti Haf – Summer Party, Siop iard, Stryd y Plas, Caernarfon

5th July 2014

You are invited to ‘Siop iard’ on Saturday, 5th July, to create a brooch, listen to the band ‘Amser’ and have a glass of summer punch. “We hope to bring a summer party atmosphere to ‘Siop iard’ and Stryd y Plas, Caernarfon. It is an opportunity to listen to music, meet the artists and experience our courses,” says Ann Catrin Evans, sculptor and jeweller.

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Pontio Opening Season Events Tickets On Sale

17th June 2014

We are delighted to let you know that tickets for Pontio's Opening Season are on sale!

Chwalfa, a stage adaptation of T Rowland Hughes’ iconic novel, produced by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and directed by Arwel Gruffydd, will open on 17 September 2014. Chwalfa is a Welsh language show, but non-Welsh speakers will be able to enjoy the experience too through the innovative Sibrwd digital…

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North Wales nuclear waste burial plan

18th April 2014

The government proposal has sparked a storm of objections from people on Anglesey

Nuclear waste could stored on Anglesey

Nuclear waste from across the British Isles could potentially be shipped  and stored on Anglesey as part of new  plans unveiled by the Government.

But the resulting fallout from the proposals has already generated a storm of  objections on the island,…

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Colwyn Bay masterplan: Town revamp plans to go back to the drawing board

18th April 2014

The original masterplan was approved in 2010 but now needs rethinking as time has moved on

How plans looked for the revamp of Colwyn Bay back in 2010

Ambitious plans for a large scale redevelopment of Colwyn Bay town centre may have to go back to the drawing board.

The original masterplan was approved in…

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North Wales beaches: 45 score top rating in water quality tests

16th April 2014

Marine Conservation Society says the dry weather last year has helped to improve the water quality

Barmouth beach

Beaches across North Wales have  been given a major vote of confidence with many scoring excellent water quality standards in the  latest report.

 In total 45 of the region’s beaches  were given the top “Recommended” rating according to The Good  Beach Guide, launched by…

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Horizon Nuclear would have you believe that Wylfa B is a done deal. It is very, very far from that.

2nd March 2014

Please give up just half an hour or an hour of your time on Tuesday morning  11 March 2014 from 8am to about 9am to a protest based at the Ynys Môn end of the Menai Suspension Bridge. If you like bring white ‘radiation’ suits (cheap and disposable), placards, flags, banners. Do not block or impede traffic: we want the support not the frustration of…

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Want to work for Pontio?

21st February 2014

They will be recruiting a number of staff between now and September 2014 when the new building opens. All applications will be processed using the University’s recruitment system.

1. Articulture. Articulture has come together with the Wye Valley River Festival, the National Eisteddfod and the Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre to offer three exciting commission opportunitites to artists of any genre who want to create small-scale, innovative…

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