‘This one,’ hisses Jonno, and I follow him through the gap in the hedge. Twigs tear at my clothing and it isn’t quite wide enough, so I have to drop my shoulder and push, but on the other side, hidden from the road, I stand and stretch gratefully. My back aches from stooping to hide. […]
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The Significance of Swans

Rhiannon Lewis

PUBLISHED ON: 22/10/19

CATEGORY: Fiction

I felt a new energy. My sore feet and back didn’t seem to matter now. I felt the happiest that I had felt, possibly ever. As I marched, I thought of a …

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Adrift

Rosey Brown

PUBLISHED ON: 22/10/19

CATEGORY: Fiction

Empty Houses The next week it is stormy; the week after, it snows, but the week after that, Clover is ready to show me the abandoned houses where we c …

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Water, Water, Nowhere

Heledd Williams

PUBLISHED ON: 22/10/19

CATEGORY: Fiction

Mattie tried to remain composed while she faced the IriScan, keeping her features relaxed so the pigment algorithm of her irises could be analysed. It …

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Mothering Song

Rebecca Parfitt

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

Since you’ve gone, the rosebuds have opened, the birds that ate from our feeder have raised their young, the ivy has stretched its arm further, hugs t …

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Hay Festival – Winter Weekend

Hayley Dolby

PUBLISHED ON: 17/05/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

Hay-on-Wye hosted its seventeenth Winter Weekend festival from 25 to 27 November. The Swan Hotel was visited by a variety of writers, historians, come …

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Katya Johnson

PUBLISHED ON: 26/04/17

CATEGORY: Blog

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PUBLISHED ON: 17/02/17

CATEGORY: Blog

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PUBLISHED ON: 15/02/17

CATEGORY: Blog

If Mum and I have learnt anything over the last few days, it was that we were overzealous when we booked tickets back in April. It was fortunate that …

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Alice Vernon

PUBLISHED ON: 14/02/17

CATEGORY: Blog

Hay Festival is one of the most important cultural events of the year. Turning Hay-on-Wye into a bustling celebration of art and science, the festival …

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