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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War and Culture in the Olchon Valley

Nigel Jarrett on the natural and cinematic emblems of our countries and borderlands

PUBLISHED ON: 13/03/20

CATEGORY: Blog

When I first walked the Olchon Valley north of Abergavenny, Bruce Chatwin had just published On the Black Hill, his novel about two farming brothers i …

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Denis and Katya

Lee Tisdale reviews the theatrical opera, Denis and Katya (2019), characterised by media communications and inspired by a true story.

PUBLISHED ON: 09/03/20

CATEGORY: Blog

The Aberystwyth Arts Centre theatre was an alien place to me until I went there to see Denis + Katya (2019). Through the doors, into the spacious and …

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Patagonian Bones

Lee Tisdale explores the history of Welsh culture as he gives a sentimental review of the film Patagonian Bones (2015).

PUBLISHED ON: 06/03/20

CATEGORY: Blog

26th February, 7:20 PM. The information desk at Ceredigion Museum had no lights on, and the streets around it were almost empty. Standing in front of …

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Speaking Stones with Milly Jackdaw

Lee Tisdale heartily reflects on his experience listening to the cosy storytellings of Milly Jackdaw.

PUBLISHED ON: 02/03/20

CATEGORY: Blog

Ceredigion Museum: a great visual representation of times already passed, separated from modern society by a mere doorframe. Within, there was a story …

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Connecting the Dragons

Amy Aed admires the wonders of amphibian and reptilian creatures as she recounts her experience at the fascinating talk of Mark Barber, a member of a Welsh Conservationist Group.

PUBLISHED ON: 26/02/20

CATEGORY: Blog

I’ll let you in on something that I have scarcely told anyone before: a part of me secretly wants to become a zoologist. I’ve always loved the idea of …

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Literary Atlas: Plotting English Novels in Wales

Daniel Snipe finds himself reconnecting with the fiction and history of his own city through the Literary Atlas project

PUBLISHED ON: 21/02/20

CATEGORY: Blog

On 5 February, the zoology lecture rooms of Swansea University played host to a talk on literature by Dr Kieron Smith. He is a lecturer at Swansea Uni …

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