Rock Lobster

What are the chances? A row of arcade reels, five dancing lobsters with a bell ringing a blinder above the music. A cartoon fisherman in his orange bib, emptying pots – Buddy, this won’t hurt, I promise ya! – swinging them about with his left hand until here it comes, the incredibly cov- eted golden lobster – My oh my, do ya see the size of that!


Wales Book of the Year Nomination for New Welsh Review Debut Book

Eluned Gramich\'s travel memoir set in Japan scoops Wales Book of the Year nomination, 2016

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 (c) Helen Grove-White, Power in the Land?
(c) Helen Grove-White, Power in the Land?


Power in the Land?

Philippa Holloway’s essay ‘Power in the Land’ is part of a group of writers' responses to the X-10: power in the land art collaboration that is examining the impact of the dismantlement of the Wylfa nuclear power station on the community of Anglesey.

There is a choice of two bridges to access Ynys Môn: Telford’s suspension bridge, which provided the first road access, or the later, starker structure of the Britannia Bridge, whose square for- tifications provide a quicker route over the Straits for cars and trains...



This must be the place I never wanted to leave…

Susie Wild blogs about the winner of the Beep Wales International Painting Prize 2016 and the shortlist exhibition 'This must be the place I never wanted to leave' on at the Swansea College of Art until 3 September and then on tour.


The Button Project, curated by Jo Dahn

Ellen Bell muses on the meanings of small, hand-held, hand-made things in this non-hierarchical exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre's Ceramics Gallery


Folk, Tuplet & A Mighty Wind

Katya Johnson enjoys 'contemporary dance at its very best' with National Dance Company Wales’ Folk, Tuplet & A Mighty Wind

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NEW ANIMATION! Daniel Leeman talks to debut novelist Crystal Jeans about The Vegetarian Tigers of Paradise. Plus watch our shortlist showcase for our New Welsh Writing Awards 2016 University of Wales Prize for Travel Writing comprising talks and readings by John Harrison, Nathan Llywelyn Munday and Mandy Sutter, as well as our animation of the prize's winner, 'Bush Meat: As My Mother Told Me' by Mandy Sutter


Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected

Roald Dahl spent the first nine years of his life in Llandaf, Cardiff. Despite this, Wales has been slow to identify the ‘Welsh Dahl’. This book rectifies that with a sparkling variety of inventive and productive approaches to the great author in his centenary year, including psychogeographical and psychoanalytical, writes Liz Jones more...




It‘s thirty years since we slouched in the back row of that Anglo-Saxon lecture – and the following day Beth warned me about the eclipse. That’s how I remember my first inkling of what was to come... more...


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