On St.Patrick's Day I attended The New Music From Ireland concert in Chaprter Arts Centre in Cardiff which featured Emma Coulthard, Jenn Kirby and Benjamin Dwyer. You can check out the photos from the concert here.
Last week NAWR visited the Elysium Gallery in Swansea for a concert by Angharad Jenkins, Rhodri Davies & Jenn Kirby. The three performed responses to the current Hazel Cardew art exhibition on display in the gallery. You can check out more photos from the concert here.
Artist Hilary Powell and filmmaker Dan Edelstyn setup their own bank called Hoe Street Central Bank in Walthamstow when the local Co-op bank shut down. They obtained a licence from the Financial Conduct Authority and printed their own money with local heroes on the notes like the founders of the local foodbank, homeless kitchen and the headmistress of the local school.
Vogue Business has an interesting article about how traditional retailers are using AI to increase sales. Some are using AI to recommend custom store displays based on the profile and buying habits of their regular customers. Others are using AI to select first time customers to invite to special offer events in order to convert them to repeat customers.
RTÉ archives highlighted some footage this week from 1949 showing the Irish rugby team beat Wales and win the Triple Crown in St. Helen's in Swansea in 1949. The footage, shot by Norman Hodgson, starts with the Aer Lingus flight from Collinstown Airport in Dublin to LLandow airport and captures supporters arriving into Swansea by train and the crowds around St. Helens before the match.
The Verge got an exclusive look at the original iPhone prototype development board, codenamed M68. The board from 2006/2007 contains all the hardware components, and some testing interfaces, of the iPhone spread out on a development board.