What’s the story in the Rhondda?

The Centre for Community Journalism at Cardiff University is looking for a team of people passionate about the Rhondda to lead a new local news service. We think it’s exciting stuff so here’s a message from them with details on how to get involved. What’s the story in the Rhondda? Are you interested in local … Continue reading

A Miner’s Life at 5 and a half pence….

We are fast approaching the 100th anniversary of the tragic mining disaster at Universal Colliery in the Aber Valley which cost 440 men and boys their lives. The infamous fine issued to the mine owners valued the compensation at 5 and half pence for each life lost.   After hearing about the incredible effort by … Continue reading

Let’s take it to the boss

We get the feeling that MTV don’t much like our campaign and that they are trying to fob off our call for them to give 5% of the profits from ‘The Valleys’ to Valleys Kids. Take a look at their letter to us below and you’ll probably get a few clues as to why… But … Continue reading

An invitation to MTV Boss Kerry Taylor

  This week has seen MTV kick on with some wierd – and mostly embarrassing – PR stunts to help promote the next series of patronising swipes at the Valleys. We are not much interested in cheap gimmicks but our statement below now invites MTV’s boss, Kerry Taylor to talk to us. MTV’s media team yesterday released plans … Continue reading

A Message For MTV…. from New Zealand

Below is a message a campaign supporter sent on to us from the proud owners of the Welsh Dragon Bar – New Zealand’s only Welsh pub. Their message was addressed to Wales’s First Minister after Jo & Mike Howard felt so angered at the way MTV had depicted the Valleys and Wales as a whole. … Continue reading

The Real Valleys – Dirty Protest Theatre

Cardiff’s coolest hostel welcomed students and backpackers from across the world to its reception this Thursday (25/10) while wannabe valleys hit men, reality stars and MTV producers took over the packed out basement venue below. Through six original plays from Valleys play-writes, the Bunkhouse audience was treated to a mixture of heartfelt reflections of the … Continue reading

An Open Letter to MTV

We have today (18/10/12) sent the following open letter to MTV. Joint signatories include MPs from Wales and North East England, Welsh Assembly Members and leading Valleys Are Here campaigners. Here is a link to the petition referred to in the letter: https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/mtv-donate-5-of-profits-from-the-valleys-to-local-youth-charity ————————————————– Ms Kerry Taylor SVP Director of Television MTV Networks UK and … Continue reading