Hero of the Day
Hero of the Day
'The most original thinker ever born in Wales'

This mathematical genius and free-thinking radical shaped the modern world and changed the course of international history. His political ideas influenced the American War of Independence and inspired one of the first campaigners for women's rights. His ideas have withstood the test of time and are just as relevant today as they were 250 years ago.
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