‘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 pigeon does not exist.’ I felt that about many of the children I knew growing up. Their stories pecked around in the background, unheard. The child whose mother left […]
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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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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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Mary Lloyd Jones in Aberystwyth

Claire Pickard

PUBLISHED ON: 03/02/17

CATEGORY: Blog

The publication of No Mod Cons coincides with the opening of two exhibitions of Mary Lloyd Jones’ work in Aberystwyth – one at the Arts Centre and one …

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A Poet’s Year

Jonathan Edwards

PUBLISHED ON: 02/02/17

CATEGORY: Blog

You drive. You drive towards the night. You drive towards the darkness and the sea, and when you get there you open the car door to the sound of seagu …

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