Four poems connected by the theme of memory. ‘At Tyddyn Bychan’ by Annabel Luery, ‘Swansea on the Rocks’ by Kitty Donnelly, ‘Line Up’ by Carolyn Jess-Cooke, and ‘Garden’ by Mark Blayney. Reading and acting by Lilly Connors. Directed and edited by Dante Lloyd. Produced by George Carr. Senior Producer: New Welsh Review. New Welsh […]
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Reclaiming Gay Rural Wales

Kaja Brown

PUBLISHED ON: 26/02/19


The Ceredigion Museum is transformed for the evening. The lights are dim, life is bustling, and there is that air of anticipation that comes before a …

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Love Welsh Poetry, A Journey Like No Other

Kaja Brown commends an innovative trail of love poems to celebrate the Welsh Valentines season at Ceredigion Museum in Aberystwyth

PUBLISHED ON: 13/02/19


A poetry trail involves printed-off poems being hidden around a place for you to discover. I hadn’t been on one before so wasn’t sure what to expect a …

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Hometown Tales: Wales

Suzy Ceulan Hughes is charmed by two single stories about home, displacement and identity confusion

PUBLISHED ON: 30/10/18


Hometown Tales, Wales is the latest in Weidenfeld & Nicolson’s ‘Original Tales by Regional [sic] Writers’ series, which pairs ‘exciting new voices …

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Swimming Women

Hannah Engelkamp looks at the philosophy and culture of women in the wet.

PUBLISHED ON: 24/10/18


Wild Swimming to Save Humankind! Wild swimming is the most free I can imagine being right now, for a brief time between chores, my phone left on the s …

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The Buddha and the Pear

Jane MacNamee

PUBLISHED ON: 24/10/18


Sometimes we pay too much attention, sometimes not enough. I’d taken the long route home again, back down Penglais hill from the library, not out of c …

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Beset by bedtime routines and the guilt of not doing them properly, Hannah Engelkamp realises that nursery’s six-week summer break might be the best thing to happen to both of them. Maybe. It’s still only week one….

PUBLISHED ON: 27/07/18


Photos by Rhys Thwaites-Jones and Hannah Engelkamp Six months ago, in bleakest midwinter, I wrote this essay. My two-year-old was communicating mostly …

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Citizen Thinker Ed

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/18

CATEGORY: Editorial

The New Welsh Writing Awards, established by ourselves to promote long-form creative prose forms in a programme of rotating categories, completed its …

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Three Tales by Cynan Jones: Book Launch and Review

Eleanor Howe

PUBLISHED ON: 18/04/18


I had no idea what to expect from Cynan Jones’ Three Tales, his new book for young readers. Since devouring Jones’ Cove in a single nail-biting sittin …

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Crossings: Adam Buick and the Legend of Tresaith at Ruthin Craft Centre

Ellen Bell

PUBLISHED ON: 05/12/17

CATEGORY: Blog, Reviews

I’d caught Adam Buick’s film Place of Seven on the hop earlier in the year, during the first leg of Crossings: Adam Buick and the Legend of Tresaith t …

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