Never Never Land: Peter Goulding on Climbing the Slate Quarries of Snowdonia

Lee and I walk out of the campsite and down the hill, past small sheepfields towards the village, a row of terrace houses reaches up. The slope of the road is hard on our shins. My boots go clump-clump-clump; it sounds like a marching soldier. The rain taps on our hoods, but it’s not enough to trouble our alpine-grade waterproofs...



Kamil and Francis (presented by Theatr Cadair) by DJ Britton

Demi Roberts is grateful for small lapses of history, on watching this reimagining of an historical encounter between St Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malik al-Kamil


Borscht Without Tears

Jane MacNamee finds that beetroot returns her father to her


Wales Book of the Year 2019 at Aberystwyth

Erica Shepard reports on the English-language category winners at Wales Book of the Year held at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

New Multimedia

This summer 2019 season, 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.


Seahenge: A Journey

John Morgan admires poetry and photography offering an ecological snapshot that uncovers an historical and archaeological timeline in its focus on a Norfolk Bronze Age timber circle threatened by rising tides more...



My Bukowski

There’s this guy. He must be around fifty, maybe fifty-five. I don’t know if he’s homeless or what. He hangs out in the lanes behind Whitchurch Road, by the allotments. He’s always wearing a pair of jeans and a leather jacket. He has light red hair, turning grey; a beard. Old scars and pits on his face. Skin rough and red from sun exposure. Dirty more...


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