Issue 49,

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New Welsh Review 49, Summer 2000


Editorial:


A new deal for arts and culture? (Robin Reeves)
The report and recommendations of the National Assembly's inquiry into arts and culture policy in Wales will not be published until September. But it is already clear that the Post-16 Education Committee, after months of gathering verbal and written submissions from individual artists and representative organisations, intends calling for major restructuring. It looks like affecting, above all, the Arts Council of Wales.read more...

Features

Iappy & the Lamps of Heaven by Jim Perrin
Jim Perrin remembers Iorwerth ap Gruffydd Hughes - Iappy Hughes - and his importance to the climbing community.
Vernon Watkins: the music in the eyes by John Greening
An essay reaffirming the value of Vernon Watkin's poetry.
Lmentre Poems by Victor Golightly
A review of a collection of Vernon Watkin's light verse.
Poetic Pokemon in Paradise by Emyr Lewis
Welsh-language poets of the 20th century.
Portrait of an artist as a sucker fish by Linda Adams
A consideration o fthe paintings of Margaret Lindsay Williams.
Paintings of love, experience and observation by Ozi Rhys Osmond
A tribute to the artist Will Roberts.
Disability Arts...in Wales? by Maggie Hampton
'The culture of disabled people is a relatively new concept in Britain' but empowerment for both artists and audiences is on its way.
A manifold world by Richard Poole
A celebration of the centenary of the birth of novelist Richard Hughes.
'A Difficult Man, Your Coombes' by Barbara Prys-Williams
The man behind the image of miner-writer B.L.Coombes.
TIE and the Welsh lobsters by Eirwen Hopkins
A look back at Aberystwyth's International Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences and the light it throws on our Theatre in Education.
'Time flies past like an albatross' by Jeni Williams
Recent Welsh theatre.
Performing the Past by Lisa Lewis
A discussion on the growth in importance of Museum Theatre.
The Language of Wood by Tony Curtis
A look at two art exhibitions, David Nash's 'Wood Quarry' at Cardiff's Centre for Visual Arts and Ana Maria Pacheco's 'Dark Night of the Soul' at Swansea's Glyn Vivian Gallery.
Dirty Work and Danny Devito by Topher Mills
A round-up of TV and radio.

Fiction

An American in Powys, almost by J.L. Brooke
Dai Moses and the Hippo by Brian Smith
The Perfect Man by Ffion Wynne Jones
Locked Up by Mary Lowe

Poems

Poems by :
Rucht Bidgood
J Brookes
Joseph P Clancy
Janet Dubé
Sally Festing
Richard George
David Hart
Pat Hollingberry
Jeremy Hooker
Mike Jenkins
Sheila O'Hare
Sue Moules
William Oxley
Richard Poole
Steve Prescott
Jim Rowley
Tony Sims
Kenneth C Steven
Anna Wigley

Reviews


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British Industrial Fictions by H. Gustav Klaus and Stephen Knight Eds.
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Private Faces: The Autobiography by Siân Phillips
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Immigration and Integration: The Irish in Wales 1798-1922 by Paul O'Leary
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Affinity by Sarah Waters
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Status Zero by Roger Granelli
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Folk Music by Sheenagh Pugh
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Catwoman From Hell, Contemporary Short Stories by Women from Wales by Janet Thomas Ed.
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Mr Roopratna's Chocolte, The winning Stories from the Rhys Davies Competition by Various
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Almost by Oliver Reynlds
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Landscape with Portraits by John Freeman
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Shadows of War: British Women's Poetry of the Second World War by Ed. Anne Powell
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Letters from Wales by Ed. Joan Abse
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Letters from Wales by Ed. Joan Abse
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Sefyll yn y Bwlch: R.S. Thomas, Saunders Lewis, T.S.Eliot, a Simone Weil by Grahame Davies
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Collected Prose by Paul Celan trans. Rosemarie Waldrop
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The Wind Itself: Selected Poems by Werner Aspenstrom trans. Robin Young
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The Letters of Kingsley Amis by Ed. Zachary leader
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Letters

Theatre Review - Simon Harris

Call for stories on the unexplained - Mary Harrison

Call for information on Dave Williams - Robert Jarman

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