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01/04/2020

Hidden, Series 2

Lee Tisdale reviews the drama of family relationships, mystery and murder in TV series Craith/Hidden, season two, set in north Wales

21/03/2020

The Porthcawl Celtic Festival

Amy Aed revels in the festivities of the Porthcawl Celtic Festival, Cwlwm Celtaidd

21/03/2020

A Marxist in Heaven

Amy Aed reviews the captivating performance of a marxist in heaven

New Multimedia

We present an animated trailer of Peter Goulding's On Slate, a humorous and engaging nonfiction account of the oddball community of rock climbers on Dinorwic's slate quarries in Snowdonia in the 80s, winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards 2019 Rheidol Prize for Writing with a Welsh Theme or Setting. Also, a filmic trailer of a dystopian novella by JL George with big themes of propaganda, communication and cohersion with a touching teenage boys' friendship at its heart. Winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards 2019 Aberystwyth University Prize for a Dystopian Novella.

REVIEW

Geiriau Diflanedig

Dewi Huw Owen notes the different emphasis of Macfarlane’s original text and its Welsh adaptation, the former addressing lexical shifts, the latter the shift, indeed possible loss of a whole language more...

VINTAGE GEMS

CATHERINE FISHER

The Other Wales

In my own work it was particularly clear to me that the real location can travel through the writer’s imagination, be transformed and end up very differently on the page. Touring Tredegar House and knowing very well that a room or a turn of corridor were settings where I had imagined a fragment of story, or a certain scene, it was disconcerting to revisit and realise that not only were they not as I described them, but that I had imported, changed, even transmuted the whole place into a fictional other... more...





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