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St John the Baptist Church, Porthcawl

St John the Baptist Church

St John the Baptist Church

Location within the Bridgend area

Coordinates: 51°29′03″N 3°40′37″W / 51.4842°N 3.6769°W / 51.4842; -3.6769

Church Street, Newton Porthcawl


Church in Wales


Heritage designation
Grade I

Architectural type


St John the Baptist Church, Porthcawl is a medieval church and Grade I-listed building in Church Street, Newton, Porthcawl, Wales. It was built in the late twelfth century and has been remodelled several times in the succeeding centuries.

The church was probably built in the 1180s as the first rector was installed in 1189. It was refurbished by Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford in 1485–95 and again in 1825–27 by the rector Rev. Robert Knight who added the vestry and altered the stone pulpit. The building was restored by John Prichard and John Pollard Seddon in 1860–61 and an organ chamber was added in 1885. More restoration work in 1903 and 1927 included reflooring the nave, reroofing the porch and installing oak stalls in the chancel. A meeting room and vestry wing were added in 1993.[1]
The plan of the building is a tower in the west, nave, south porch, chancel, north-eastern chapel and northern wing. The church is built of roughly coursed grey rubble with grey or yellow ashlar dressings and has a slate roof with stone apex finials. The large and defensive west tower has wide-angle buttresses at each corner and a saddleback roof with embattled and corbelled parapets only on the northern and southern sides. The stone-tiled coping is topped by a weathervane. The northern and southern faces of the tower have four storeys of small round or square openings, although one on the south face is trefoil headed. The eastern facade has large shouldered openings above a corbel table that probably supported a wooden platform. The western side of the tower has a face corbel, reputedly of Saint John the Baptist, above a louvred gable opening, a clock and a three-light window above the ornate western doorway.[1]

^ a b “Church of St John the Baptist – Porthcawl – Bridgend – Wales”. British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 

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The Stolen Children

The Stolen Children

Directed by
Gianni Amelio

Produced by
Angelo Rizzoli Jr

Written by
Gianni Amelio
Sandro Petraglia
Stefano Rulli
Giorgia Cecere


Enrico Lo Verso
Valentina Scalici
Giuseppe Ieracitano
Florence Darel
Marina Golovine

Music by
Franco Piersanti

Tonino Nardi
Renato Tafuri

Edited by
Simona Paggi

Distributed by
The Samuel Goldwyn Company in USA, 1993

Release date

10 April 1992 (1992-04-10)

Running time

114 minutes



The Stolen Children (Italian: Il ladro di bambini) is a 1992 Italian film directed by Gianni Amelio. The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 65th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1][2]


1 Plot
2 Cast
3 Awards
4 See also
5 References
6 External links

A policeman bonds with two children as he escorts them to an orphanage.

Enrico Lo Verso – Antonio
Valentina Scalici – Rosetta
Giuseppe Ieracitano – Luciano
Florence Darel – Martine
Marina Golovine – Nathalie
Fabio Alessandrini – Grignani
Agostino Zumbo – Priest
Vitalba Andrea – Antonio’s Sister
Massimo De Lorenzo – Papaleo
Celeste Brancato – Girl at Dinner
Vincenzo Peluso – Carabiniere
Santo Santonocito – Carabiniere
Renato Carpentieri – Chief of Police
Maria Pia Di Giovanni – Mother of Rosetta and Luciano
Lello Serao – Arrested Man


1992 Cannes Film Festival – Grand Prize of the Jury, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury[3]
European Film Awards – Best Film
6 David di Donatello – Best Film, Best Director, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Music, Special David for their child acting (Giuseppe Ieracitano & Valentina Scalici )
2 Nastro d’Argento – Best Director, Best Screenplay
The film was nominated for the prestigious Grand Prix of the Belgian Syndicate of Cinema Critics.

See also[edit]

List of submissions to the 65th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
List of Italian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film


^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
^ “Foreign Oscar entries submitted”. Variety. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
^ “Festival de Cannes: The Stolen Children”. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 

External links[edit]

Il Ladro di bambini at the Internet Movie Database


Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix


Accident (1967)

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Dafydd Nanconwy

Dafydd Nanconwy was a 17th century Welsh poet. It is thought his father was the poet Tomas Dafydd ap Ieuan ap Rhys ap Gronnw ap Meyrick ap Llewelyn ap Richard ap Dafydd of Pwll-y-Crochan in ‘Llechwedd Isaf’ (i.e. Arllechwedd Isaf), Caernarfonshire. His work includes a cywydd style poem written to Captain William Myddelton of Gwaenynog (who died in 1637).
Amongst his contemporaries were Harri Howel and Huw Machno. [1]

^ Williams, Griffith John. “Dafydd Nanconwy”. Dictionary of Welsh Biography. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 

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Mylius Aircraft

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The Mylius Family of Aircraft was derived from the barn-built MHK-101 design, which later was adopted by MBB and became the Boelkow Bo-209 Monsun project. The Bo-209[1] was a full metal, low wing basic trainer with standard aerobatic capabilities (+6/-3.5 g), 150 hp O-320 or 160 hp IO-320 engine. The front wheel was retractable (fixed as an option). Both wings were foldable, thus permitting to trailer the aircraft by a car on its own main wheels, nose wheel retracted and tail forward.
The program became very successful. The Bo-209, mainly through its docile and responsive flight characteristics, was very popular among flight instructors all over the world. There is a faithful fan community of Bo-209 owners all over Europe, and used aircraft prices are still comparatively high. The program was abruptly terminated in 1972 with 100 aircraft built and more than 200 still in the open order books. But at that time, MBB had very profitable military orders and had no interest in continuing to build light aircraft.
With the experiences of the MBB Bo-109, the chief designer Hermann Mylius developed at his home an aerobatic trainer, single seat, 200 hp AEIO 360 engine, Christen inverted flight oil supply +- 8g load. This aircraft was built in two versions, The previous one, built in 1973, is ready to fly, and the other one, built in 1984, had a shock loading and is waiting for repair.
With the same wing, empennage, engine and landing gear, he built a two-seat trainer in the late eighties. The difference between the Bo-209 and the first My-103 is mainly the dimensions, because the Monsun was not roomy enough to be comfortable for longer training sessions. This aircraft was finished by his son, Albert Mylius and some colleagues in the late nineties. Airborne in 1998, it was a proof of concept plane and could not be certified. The seats were located on top of the wing box. In order to let it meet the actual crash deceleration requirements, the buildup of the deformation zone under the seats would have gotten too high. Though it had a considerably wider elbow room than the Bo-209, more comfort was desired. So the cockpit area was redesigned, the seats moved in front of the wingbow, and it got another 2&

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Jean Scuderi

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Jean Scuderi

Jean Scuderi at Taipei Free Art Fair 2014

Jean Noël Robert Serge Scuderi
(1976-08-21) August 21, 1976 (age 40)
Lorraine,  France


Fine Arts School of Metz (École Supérieure d’Art de Lorraine)

Known for
Painting, photography, video art

Notable work
Masquerade – The Illusion of Oneself

Postmodernism, visual arts

Jean Scuderi (Jean Noël Scuderi, a.k.a. Scud; born on 21 August 1976) is a French visual artist known for body-painting, photography, video art, and painting.[1][2][3]
“Masquerade – The Illusion of Oneself” is his most representative art project, which has been created by a combination of human faces, painting as well as photography with symbolic meanings, and so far participated by hundreds of volunteer models from various countries and cultures around the world.[4]
Main exhibitions and performances[edit]

Paris (Taipei, Taiwan), NTNU photo exhibition (2008)
Soleil de Marseille (Taipei, Taiwan), NTNU photo exhibition (2009)[5]
URBAN HUMAN (Taipei, Taiwan), solo exhibition of photo and painting, Gallery Frog (2010)[6]
Macau Fringe 2011: THE MUSEUM (Macau, China), video projection performance (feat. Yao, Sun-Teck) (2011)
Asia Contemporary Art Show 2012 (Hong Kong, China), collective Expo of photo and painting (2012)
Masquerade (Taipei, Taiwan), solo photo exhibition, VG Café Gallery Taipei (2013)[7]
Le French Code (Seoul, Korea), photo exhibition & performance of light painting (2014)[8]
CHOMP (Bangkok, Thailand), photo exhibition & performances of body-painting (2014)
Taipei Free Art Fair 2014 (Taipei Taiwan), photo exhibition & performances of body-painting (2014)[9]
Mime Festival (Taipei, Taiwan), photo exhibition & performances of face-painting (2015)[10]


^ “希望工程 Project Hope” (in Chinese) by SNAPPP 照玩 (No. 2, April 2011) (5 April 2011), publisher: 照玩行動 (Taipei, Taiwan), p. 69.
^ “free arts Jean Scuderi” (in Italian). Free arts Italia. 
^ Saroux (12 November 2013). “Top 17 des peintures sur visage de Jean Scuderi, le maquillage artistique et militant” (in French). TOPITO. 
^ “面具攝影師:司強|存於化妝背後的真實” (in Chinese) by SNAPPP 照玩 (No. 15, October 2012) (15 September 2012), publisher: