To those who live in the windowless House of Theory, Wynn Thomas’ collected essays will seem irredeemably old-fashioned. Here, far from being dead, the author is very much alive, a thinking, feeling individual who creates not ‘texts’ but poems, novels, stories, emanating from experience in quite specific milieux that can be explored to throw light […]
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On Writing Pigeon

Alys Conran

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Essays

‘Look up pigeon in your good field guide, if you have one,’ says Simon Barnes in The Bad Birdwatcher’s Companion. ‘You will probably find that the pig …

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Words Without Music

Chris Moss

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Essays

Rock music has long attracted gifted writers, from Mort Shuman (Brel translator and songsmith for Elvis) to Morrissey (pop’s finest poet, prose’s odde …

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Desire Line

Gee Williams

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Blog

Ok. We need to start a long way from now. So Sara married a man called Josh and they had a daughter – named Eurwen, a Welsh name, a difficult name but …

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Dave Ball: Searching for the Welsh Landscape

Claire Pickard

PUBLISHED ON: 18/05/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

This exhibition runs at Aberystwyth Arts Centre until Saturday 21 January 2018 This exhibition explores the concept of ‘Welshness’ through a personal …

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Voice and Verse

Hayley Dolby

PUBLISHED ON: 12/05/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

Voice and Verse is a bi-monthly evening of poetry and live music hosted by Rhys Milsom and Rob Cullen. The event took place at Octavo’s Book Café and …

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The Cardiff Book Festival

Rachel Carney

PUBLISHED ON: 06/05/17

CATEGORY: Blog

The Cardiff Book Festival took place at venues across Cardiff from 28 to 30 October, and was host to a wide array of publishers, writers and literary …

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Imaginary Worlds, Oriel Davies Gallery

Ellen Bell

PUBLISHED ON: 05/05/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

Imaginary Worlds is an exhibition of multiple artists taking place at Gallery 1, Oriel Davies, Newton, from 22 October 2016 to 25 February 2017. Walki …

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Everything Must Go – Manic Street Preachers, Liberty Stadium

Philip Jones

PUBLISHED ON: 27/04/17

CATEGORY: Blog

Rain is a thinly veiled threat on a muggy, bank holiday Saturday in Swansea as over 20,000 people gather at the Liberty Stadium to see the Manic Stree …

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Dirty Aberystwyth

Alice Vernon

PUBLISHED ON: 07/02/17

CATEGORY: Blog

On Wednesday 18 March, Cardiff-based Dirty Protest came to Aberystwyth Arts Centre for their first ‘Dirty Aberystwyth’ show. As a theatre company, the …

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