A night class at the old school on top of Stow Hill in Trefforest would prove decisive. I had already experienced years of taking photographs, learning about cameras and darkrooms as a kid with my uncle Robert, later assisting professional photographers, then on to working part-time on social and industrial commissions. I realised there was […]
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Kidnapped by my Father: BBC One Wales

Chris Moss hails an honest, crafted and true documentary about an indomitable Cardiff woman, a first-hand account of why immigration happens, and the long stories behind every tearful airport reunion

PUBLISHED ON: 29/09/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Yemen is one of the world’s shadowlands. We only see it on the news, usually under a pall of smoke after mortars or aerial bombings. It’s a source of …

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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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Crouch Touch Pause Engage

Liza Penn-Thomas

PUBLISHED ON: 06/02/17

CATEGORY: Blog

Sherman Theatre (National Theatre Wales) 23 February 2015 ‘I fucking breathe the fact I’m from Bridgen,’ spits the rugby player ‘It’s what forged me… …

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American Interior in Welsh

Naomi Garnault

PUBLISHED ON: 20/01/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

On Sunday night, 14 September, S4C premiered the brilliant Welsh-language documentary I Grombil Cyfandir Pell: American Interior (Into the Bowels of a …

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Animal People

Nathan Llywelyn Munday

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/16

CATEGORY: Reviews

The last review I wrote was on Tony Bianchi’s novel, Dwy Farwolaeth Endaf Rowlands, which gave us a better insight into some of the effects of ASD (Au …

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NWR 100 Preview 13

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 22/05/13

CATEGORY: Blog

NWR’s landmark hundredth issue publishes this Saturday, 25 May. Teaser-taster no. 13; subscribe now to view the full photo-essay ‘The Manufactured Coa …

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Pippi Grows Up

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 28/05/12

CATEGORY: Blog

In Cerys Matthews’ R4 documentary on Pippi Longstocking, Swedes suggested that had the ill-disciplined Pippi grown up, she would have become Dragon Ta …

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Questions, Answers, Fools and Kings

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 20/02/12

CATEGORY: Blog

In 1954, author Caradog Prichard’s mother died in Denbigh ‘seilam’, having spent thirty years inside. Prichard felt complicit, and was crippled by it. …

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