ESSAY TIM COOKE (PHOTOGRAPHY BY BEN ABSALOM)

Views of the Wildmill Estate

Photo essay about the Wildmill Estate in Bridgend by Ben Absalom with accompanying text by Tim Cooke.

Equipped only with a black iPhone, he enters the estate via a tunnel below a Victorian railway bridge. The road along which he is walking is called Cemetery Road, on account of the enormous graveyard hidden behind a thick tangle of bushes and trees currently looming over his right shoulder...


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Demi Roberts traces the career of a transatlantic classical composer from Aberdare, and the factors that helped and hindered her progression as a female professional artist

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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.

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Fathers and Sons

The Shorter Oxford Dictionary doesn't list political identity but tells us that personal identity is "the continuity of the personality" - a definition which it seems reasonable to extend from the individual to the racial or national psychology. From Yeats to Tom Paulin, Irish poets have been centrally concerned with opening and maintaining channels of communication with the past.
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