Kendal Mountain Festival: Levison Wood

Amy Aed, concluding her adventure series covering Kendal Mountain Festival 2020, is touched by Levison Wood's redemptive encounter with the Marsh Arabs

PUBLISHED ON: 16/12/20

CATEGORY: Adventure, Blog

Levison Wood, one of the most renowned speakers at this year’s Kendal Mountain Festival, shares stories about his incredible adventures and the people …

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From Love Bugs to Period Taboos: Kendal Mountain Festival 2

Amy Aed’s second report from the festival’s varied fare, from veteran married entomoligists on film, UK period poverty and Nepalise menstrual taboos, cooped-up British children and feminist adventurers

PUBLISHED ON: 08/12/20

CATEGORY: Adventure, Blog

The Kendal Mountain Festival showcases some of the most influential explorers, books, and films in the industry. One of the many documentary features …

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Tough Women: Kendal Mountain Festival

Amy And delights in an event and book which readdresses the toxic male image problem of travel, exploration and adventure writing

PUBLISHED ON: 25/11/20

CATEGORY: Blog, Travel

The Kendal Mountain Festival is on now and on demand until 31 December 2020. Tickets from £5.50, with some free events.  On Friday 20 November at the …

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How Do You Run a Virtual Retreat?

Dewi Heald reports from a virtual autumn retreat hosted by Literature Wales' Tŷ Newydd Writers Centre in October, with Cathryn Summerhayes, Helen Sedgwick and Christina Thatcher. He discovers that retreats are not necessarily all about beautiful views

PUBLISHED ON: 17/11/20

CATEGORY: Blog

How do you run a virtual retreat? When the premise of what you do is gathering writers together in beautiful Snowdonia to escape their day jobs and ea …

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Breabach: Taliesin Live, Swansea

Daniel Snipe enjoys cultural depth, intimacy and Celtic revival at a night with this Scottish folk quintet

PUBLISHED ON: 03/06/20

CATEGORY: Blog

On 27 February, I made the trip to the Taliesin Theatre to see the Scottish Folk group, Breabach. Breabach have performed together for fifteen years, …

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The Silver Field & This is About

Daniel Snipe was at a multi-disciplinary event showcasing music and performance at the Volcano-hosted Nawr night in Swansea, before the Covid crisis hit

PUBLISHED ON: 03/06/20

CATEGORY: Blog

On the 4 March, Volcano Theatre in Swansea hosted yet another NAWR night. NAWR, (now) is a series of multidisciplinary concerts staged by Volcano over …

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Mark Folds: Crises

Daniel Snipe attended a talk and exhibition at Swansea’s Elysium gallery on the domestic, class-inflected and global experiences of crisis

PUBLISHED ON: 03/06/20

CATEGORY: Blog

On a rainy evening in March, the Elysium bar and gallery in Swansea welcomed the artist Mark Folds to talk about his latest exhibition, with the fitti …

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FEED (Taliesin Live)

Daniel Snipe on a production from Theatre Témoin about fake news and the online inflamation of extremism

PUBLISHED ON: 03/06/20

CATEGORY: Blog

TRIGGER WARNING: Content discussing; self-harm, sexual harassment and violence.   Venturing alone to Taliesin Theatre at the end of February turn …

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Transgender Resistance: Socialism and the Fight for Trans Liberation

Daniel Snipe attended the launch of Transgender Resistance by Laura Miles in Swansea

PUBLISHED ON: 03/06/20

CATEGORY: Blog

In February, I had the pleasure of attending an evening focusing on the politics of transgenderism, with the main guest speaker and trans activist, La …

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Interview with Alis Hawkins

Issy Rixon interviews Welsh author Alis Hawkins on her inspiration for the third installment of her Teifi Valley Coroner series, Those Who Know

PUBLISHED ON: 19/04/20

CATEGORY: Blog

How do you feel about launching Those Who Know into the world? I’m actually feeling unsure about when it will be launched! The book was due to come ou …

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