Gerard Opel travelled to Rome earlier this month for the final Welsh and Italian match of the Six Nations 2015. Taking place on 21st March at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, Wales went on to beat Italy 20-61. (Bad luck Italy, but a much needed big win for Wales)
Before the match Gerard did a spot of reporting for Rai News…
Welsh-Italian Michela Chiappa presents a two part documentary for BBC Wales. Follow Michela as she delves into the Welsh-Italian community and shares how we maintain our Italian roots while living in Wales. Keep your eye out for familiar places and faces!
Research / Television
A number of you have been in touch with the programme makers, Barn Media, which is great, but they’re still looking for more people to be involved. If you fit any of the following, or you know someone who does, get in touch!
To mark the 70th anniversary of the Arandora Star disaster and the unveiling of the Arandora Star Memorial in Wales at Cardiff’s Metropolitan Cathedral, BBC and ITV Wales News correspondents Nick Servini and Marie Claire Ceri Jones made personal reports on the tragedy and how it affected the Italian community in Wales.
Articles / Community
BBC Wales News online has featured an article about the Arandora Star and the lives lost when it sunk during WWII.
Read the article here: Innocents killed on sunken liner