Never Never Land: Peter Goulding on Climbing the Slate Quarries of Snowdonia

Lee and I walk out of the campsite and down the hill, past small sheepfields towards the village, a row of terrace houses reaches up. The slope of the road is hard on our shins. My boots go clump-clump-clump; it sounds like a marching soldier. The rain taps on our hoods, but it’s not enough to trouble our alpine-grade waterproofs...



Borscht Without Tears

Jane MacNamee finds that beetroot returns her father to her


Wales Book of the Year 2019 at Aberystwyth

Erica Shepard reports on the English-language category winners at Wales Book of the Year held at Aberystwyth Arts Centre


On the Red Hill, Where Four Lives Fell into Place

An Interview with Mike Parker on the publication of his nature-place-writing-biographical memoir set in mid Wales

New Multimedia

This summer 2019 season, 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.


Seahenge: A Journey

John Morgan admires poetry and photography offering an ecological snapshot that uncovers an historical and archaeological timeline in its focus on a Norfolk Bronze Age timber circle threatened by rising tides more...



At the Inquiry

Tony Blair, progenitor of New Labour, saviour of the third way, hero of the largest Labour majority ever, winner of ‘the historic third term’, ‘a pretty straight guy’, begetter of wars, payer of ‘the blood price’, holder of the Congressional Medal of Honor, ex-Prime Minister. The arch-populist media manipulator was to be subjected to unscripted and televised questioning about the most divisive policy of his leadership, and there was a chance, a very small chance, he might say something we could learn from. more...


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