Breabach: Taliesin Live, Swansea

Daniel Snipe enjoys cultural depth, intimacy and Celtic revival at a night with this Scottish folk quintet

PUBLISHED ON: 03/06/20

CATEGORY: Blog

On 27 February, I made the trip to the Taliesin Theatre to see the Scottish Folk group, Breabach. Breabach have performed together for fifteen years, …

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The Silver Field & This is About

Daniel Snipe was at a multi-disciplinary event showcasing music and performance at the Volcano-hosted Nawr night in Swansea, before the Covid crisis hit

PUBLISHED ON: 03/06/20

CATEGORY: Blog

On the 4 March, Volcano Theatre in Swansea hosted yet another NAWR night. NAWR, (now) is a series of multidisciplinary concerts staged by Volcano over …

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Literary Atlas: Plotting English Novels in Wales

Daniel Snipe finds himself reconnecting with the fiction and history of his own city through the Literary Atlas project

PUBLISHED ON: 21/02/20

CATEGORY: Blog

On 5 February, the zoology lecture rooms of Swansea University played host to a talk on literature by Dr Kieron Smith. He is a lecturer at Swansea Uni …

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The Dead City Rollers by RT Stroud

Ffion Lindsay

PUBLISHED ON: 11/02/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Ffion Lindsay cannot imagine RT Stroud’s cinematic debut novel being set anywhere other than Swansea, a place where according to her personal experien …

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Swansea Automatic

Kieron Smith champions this poetry collection – part science-textbook pastiche, part local history, part guidebook – on a city that refuses to be pinned down

PUBLISHED ON: 29/01/20

CATEGORY: Opinion

how does a colour become a symbolic colour? how does a place become a symbolic place? Why is this book about SWANSEA and not ABERYSTWYTH or LONDON? In …

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Now I Become Myself: A Woman’s Voice in Music and Poetry, a Lecture by Rhian Samuel

Demi Roberts traces the career of a transatlantic classical composer from Aberdare, and the factors that helped and hindered her progression as a female professional artist

PUBLISHED ON: 10/12/19

CATEGORY: Opinion

This year’s annual Richard Burton lecture was delivered by Rhian Samuel in the Great Hall of Swansea University’s Bay Campus. Rhian, a widely successf …

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Dear Christine: A Tribute to Christine Keeler, at Swansea’s Elysium Gallery

Demi Roberts notes the compassion inspired by this exploration of hypocritical attitudes to female sexuality and media scapegoating

PUBLISHED ON: 20/11/19

CATEGORY: Opinion

The Elysium gallery is an unsuspected little gem at the top of Swansea’s high street. Neatly nestled between two shops with ‘For Sale’ signs in the wi …

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Abel Thomas and Sons Butter Merchants Ltd

Elizabeth Griffiths

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/19

CATEGORY: Fiction

‘The Abel family had business in its blood.’ So writes DJ Williams of my mother’s forbears in his deeply felt memoir of nineteenth-century Carmarthens …

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Two books on Edward Thomas

Alex Diggins

PUBLISHED ON: 26/06/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

Edward Thomas: Prose Writings: A Selected Edition: Volume III: Biographies, Richard Jefferies & George Borrow, is edited by Jem Poster and publish …

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Memories: A Poetry Showcase

Annabel Luery, Kitty Donnelly, Carolyn Jess-Cooke & Mark Blayney

PUBLISHED ON: 27/03/19

CATEGORY: Showcase video

  Four poems connected by the theme of memory. ‘At Tyddyn Bychan’ by Annabel Luery, ‘Swansea on the Rocks’ by Kitty Donnelly, ‘Line Up’ by Caroly …

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