Hero of the Day
Hero of the Day
The scale of this event sent shockwaves around the world.

Four hundred and forty miners died at the Universal Pit, Senghenydd, in 1913 in the worst mining disaster to happen in Britain. A hundred years, on the Senghenydd Community Heritage Champions are committed to remembering these mining heroes.
Heroes and heroines of the arts, music, stage and screen

Did you know that Britain’s highest-paid living artist, Andrew Vicari, is a Valleys’ boy from Port Talbot? Or that Laura Ashley, that iconic designer of floral frocks and furnishings, was born in Merthyr Tydfil?  From Tom Jones and Katherine Jenkins to Richard Burton and Michael Sheen, there are so many distinctive Valleys’ voices who have stayed true to their roots. Through their success, and their pride in their birthplace, they have put the Valleys on the world map.

Here we celebrate these men and women whose artistic, literary, musical and dramatic talents have entertained and inspired people around the world.

Arts, Stage & Screen