ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

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Post by Andrew Camp » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:20 am

I love going to the commentary room and listening to Andrew and Ravi. Both engage the audience well and it's always a joy when we get the move 'Bish Gee-Fye'. :)

Last year's commentary was really enhanced by Bogdan Lalic who regularly occupied a seat on the front row and chipped in with some great stuff.
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Post by Stewart Reuben » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:48 am

HINTERLAND

BBC4 Mondays at 9pm. A detective series - set in Aberystwyth

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Post by Jon Mahony » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:34 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:HINTERLAND

BBC4 Mondays at 9pm. A detective series - set in Aberystwyth
There’s been a murder, Boyo! :wink:
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Post by Stewart Reuben » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:04 am

Surely it would be news if there was no murder in such a series? In fact there were three in that episode.
In its genre, it was very good. I am undecided as to whether it is a good advertisement to play in the British.

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Post by Gordon Cadden » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:20 am

Malcolm Pryce wrote a series of crime detective books about Aberystwyth.

1. Don't Cry for me Aberystwyth
2. The Unbearable Lightness of being in Aberystwyth.
3. The Day Aberystwyth Stood Still
4. Last Tango in Aberystwyth.
5. Aberystwyth Mon Amour.

He does have a cult following. Useful reading if you get a Bye.

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Post by JustinHorton » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:44 pm

Is there still a cable car in Aberystwyth?

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Post by John Philpott » Thu May 01, 2014 11:12 am

Justin - do you by any chance mean the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway - see http://www.aberystwythcliffrailway.co.uk/. This was described on Trip Advisor as "A cable car with no pull".

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Post by JustinHorton » Thu May 01, 2014 2:43 pm

Maybe.

All it is, is that I have a childhood memory of having been on holiday in the area and for some reason or another I made us late for the cable car, which as a result we missed, much grieving and assignation of blame resulting. For all I know, I'm imagining it though.
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Post by Michele Clack » Sun May 04, 2014 6:45 pm

Does anyone know exactly where the tournaments will be held on campus? Is it very far from the university accommodation i.e. is it in walking distance?

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Post by Stewart Reuben » Mon May 05, 2014 11:41 pm

The cable car still exists. I hope there will be chess played on it, similar to the Big Wheel in Torquay last year.
If you know where there are giant sets available, contact Kevin Staveley.

I am sure you can find about the campus online. But I've never come across one so spread out that everything wasn't within walking distance.

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Post by Reg Clucas » Tue May 06, 2014 12:45 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:But I've never come across one so spread out that everything wasn't within walking distance.
That depends on who's doing the walking. For instance, someone who would grieve about missing a cable car might not agree with you. :wink:

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Post by Michele Clack » Tue May 06, 2014 3:51 pm

I've looked online but it doesn't say where exactly the chess is being held so hard to work it out. Also a member who went to Aberystwyth University seemed to think it was a fair step.

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Post by David Gilbert » Wed May 07, 2014 4:04 pm

Michele Clack wrote:I've looked online but it doesn't say where exactly the chess is being held so hard to work it out. Also a member who went to Aberystwyth University seemed to think it was a fair step.
I understand the main activity is planned for the "MedRus" Conference Centre marked as "Penbryn" on the map here:

http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/maps-travel/ma ... gs/penbryn#

Depending on the number of entrants, competitions and activities could expand into the Students Union and International Politics Building. They all seem to be within a few hundred yards of each other.

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Post by Lee Bullock » Thu May 08, 2014 6:26 pm

David Gilbert wrote:
Michele Clack wrote:I've looked online but it doesn't say where exactly the chess is being held so hard to work it out. Also a member who went to Aberystwyth University seemed to think it was a fair step.
I understand the main activity is planned for the "MedRus" Conference Centre marked as "Penbryn" on the map here:

http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/maps-travel/ma ... gs/penbryn#

Depending on the number of entrants, competitions and activities could expand into the Students Union and International Politics Building. They all seem to be within a few hundred yards of each other.

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Hi David,

Where is the entrants list? I have not seen one?
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