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The Week That Was #105... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word

From putting our client at the heart of a breaking employment law story, launching a literature festival for mini book lovers, to celebrating the best delicacies and beaches that the Welsh coast has to offer, here’s five peeks behind our week.


1. Talking discrimination on BBC Radio Cymru with Capital Law

Hitting national headlines this week was the shocking news that Cardiff mum Sarah Rees was made redundant while she was on maternity leave despite receiving no communication from her employers. On the back of the news, we secured an interview opportunity for Iestyn Morris, employment lawyer at Capital Law, on BBC Radio Cymru to talk about the legal implications of Sarah’s former employers and the rights people in her position have from an employment law point of view. You can listen back here and Iestyn’s interview begins 24 minutes in.


2. Wales meets India and good things happen

Renowned the world over, Welsh lamb is regarded by most foodies as the best there is. And celebrated and multi-award winning chef, Anand George, certainly agrees. You’ll find Anand most days at his pioneering nouvelle Indian cuisine restaurant, Purple Poppadom in Cardiff, but we managed to squeeze an afternoon from his hectic schedule to film this rather special little film on behalf of client Visit Wales. So if you love Welsh lamb, and you love Indian food, then hit play and enjoy…


3. Calling all little literature lovers

Books are our bag here at Working Word and we couldn’t be happier to help inspire the next generation of little bookworms by launching this year’s Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival. Taking place across two weekends in April, the festival is set to host more than 40 exciting events in English and Welsh for children age 3-11. From Harry Potter parties, to storytime with Paddington and Rebel Girl readings; this year’s festival is a date for any young reader’s diary.


4. Celebrating delicacies from the Welsh coast

Visit Wales’ Year of the Sea campaign stands to promote Wales to the world as a 21st-century coastal destination, but here in Wales it’s easy for to take the beauty and bounties provided by our coast from granted. So, we’ve teamed up with Trade and Invest Wales to showcase 10 Welsh food brands that embody the Year of the Sea.  

Click play on the video to see the delights our seas have to offer. We can’t accept responsibility for how hungry you’ll feel afterwards!


5. Putting a spring in our step with the UK’s sportiest beaches

If, like us, you’re over this winter weather now, you need to read this listicle from Coast magazine, featuring our client Visit Swansea Bay. Coast’s round up of the UK’s ten best sporty beaches, including Llangennith in Gower at number four, has made us seriously crave some summer sun. Who’s in for packing up the car and heading to the coast this weekend? *Disclaimer: thermals required.* Read Coast’s round-up here.

And while we’re on the matter of beaches, big congratulations go to Visit Swansea Bay this week, as two of its beaches were named in the top ten of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. Rhossili Bay was named the third best UK beach, its sixth consecutive year in the top ten, while Three Cliffs Bay featured for the first time at number eight. Hooray!

Photo credit: RhossiliBay©CCSpKB


In other news...

If you’re a Cardiff City fan, the top of the Championship table makes for pretty good reading right now.  Three wins in a week with no goals conceded has the Bluebirds sitting pretty in the automatic places for promotion back to the Premier League.  We worked with the club to promote their offer for families before the season started, co-ordinating blogger visits to big games.  Speaking of them, there’s one on this weekend as City take on local rivals Bristol City on Sunday.  Another win and clean sheet would do us.