Mai by Georgia Ruth

Georgia Ruth proves in her new folk album Mai that she is on a steady upward trajectory

PUBLISHED ON: 15/11/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Evocation of locales that hold a personal connection to artists is a common feature in the medium of music. Rich soundscapes will frequently echo plac …

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The Northern Question: A History of a Divided Country

Ted Parry concludes that this book on periphery and centre deserves a place on the bookshelves of any historian concerned with England, and that Tom Hazeldine’s reshaping of ‘the Northern Question’ will dominate how Wales comes to be governed

PUBLISHED ON: 03/11/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

The Northern Question is the opening shot of a campaign to place the North-South divide back at the centre of thinking about England. Belying its orig …

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We Could Be Anywhere by Now

Katherine Stansfield’s latest poetry collection is a perceptive, humorous exploration of identity, language, and the boons and pitfalls of relationships, Luanne Thornton writes

PUBLISHED ON: 20/08/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

The poems in Katherine Stanfield’s second collection bristle with curiosity and the desire to understand the world through personal experience. Embedd …

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Pondweed

This is a sparkling, funny novel, largely successful in honouring the complexities of late-flowering love, writes Mandy Sutter

PUBLISHED ON: 28/07/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

When pond salesman Selwyn comes home one afternoon towing his firm’s exhibition caravan and tells his ‘like-wife’ Ginny to get into the car, all she c …

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Under the Stars: A Journey into Light

What starts as a roam across Britain and between shade and night, soon becomes, Alex Diggins concludes, an impressive polemic on the need to preserve darkness and hold back the encroachment of artificial light

PUBLISHED ON: 30/06/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Years ago, somewhere between childhood and maturity, I took to night walking. We lived at that time in a village on the edge of the Somerset countrysi …

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Interview with Alis Hawkins

Issy Rixon interviews Welsh author Alis Hawkins on her inspiration for the third installment of her Teifi Valley Coroner series, Those Who Know

PUBLISHED ON: 19/04/20

CATEGORY: Blog

How do you feel about launching Those Who Know into the world? I’m actually feeling unsure about when it will be launched! The book was due to come ou …

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Graham Miller Interview

Issy Rixon interviews Welsh author Graham Miller on the release of the second instalment of his police procedural Angel and Haines series, The Wrong Victims

PUBLISHED ON: 13/04/20

CATEGORY: Blog

Graham Miller’s second book in his Angel and Haines series has just been released. He is based in south Wales, specialises in police procedural novels …

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Thinking Again

When a travel writer has been everwhere, writes Chris Moss, there is something radically enlightening – as well as saleable – in writing about home and stasis. Jan Morris demonstrates the arts of seeming intimate without ever being truly confessional, stoicism and the ability to find a quiet poetry in social isolation

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

A national treasure, Jan Morris can do no wrong. As she approaches her mid nineties, each new book is offered as the last. With more than sixty alread …

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National Dance Company Wales: KIN

Oliver Heath admires the contemporary and dynamic dances performed by National Dance Company Wales

PUBLISHED ON: 11/03/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Contemporary dance as an artistic medium may appear difficult from a spectator’s perspective. Its routines are frequently long, with a variety of intr …

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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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