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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Tazmamart: 18 Years in Morocco’s Secret Prison

Amy Aed explores the physical and mental struggle of Aziz BineBine during his 1972 imprisonment in a secret Moroccan prison, retold throughout the novel Tazmamart

PUBLISHED ON: 17/04/20

CATEGORY: Blog

The year was 1972 and Aziz BineBine was a young soldier caught up in the failed coup d’état against King Hassan II in Morocco. Days after following or …

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Graham Miller Interview

Issy Rixon interviews Welsh author Graham Miller on the release of the second instalment of his police procedural Angel and Haines series, The Wrong Victims

PUBLISHED ON: 13/04/20

CATEGORY: Blog

Graham Miller’s second book in his Angel and Haines series has just been released. He is based in south Wales, specialises in police procedural novels …

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A Marxist in Heaven

Amy Aed reviews the captivating performance of a marxist in heaven

PUBLISHED ON: 21/03/20

CATEGORY: Blog

Queueing in the line for the Arts Centre Studio on 6 March, we were surrounded by excitable energy, as theatre lovers from all over Aberystwyth turned …

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The Porthcawl Celtic Festival

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

PUBLISHED ON: 21/03/20

CATEGORY: Blog

The Porthcawl Celtic Festival (also known as Cwlwm Celtaidd ‘Celtic Knot’), is a small, community-run festival in south Wales that occurs once a year. …

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