Hosted by Dylan MooreDylan is a writer, teacher and Culture Editor of The Welsh Agenda, magazine of the Institute of Welsh Affairs; he is a prominent member of Wales PEN Cymru.11.30am John Lewis-Stempel – MeadowlandHerefordshire historian, author and borderland farmer John Lewis-Stempel discusses his latest book Meadowland: The Private Life of an English Field. Meadowland has just been awarded the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015‘….his immense, patient powers of observation mean he is able to…See More
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/274229Tickets £3.00 per session, £5.00 per half dayHosted by Adrian Masters, Political Editor ITV Cymru Wales11.00 – A Fiction Map of Wales. John Lavin, Fiction Editor of Wales Arts Review will explain the online arts journal’s project to ‘map Wales in fiction’. Writers Jon Gower, Francesca Rhydderch and Joao Morais will read from their work and discuss the importance of place in literature.12.15 – Beth Reekles The Newport author of romantic fiction for young…See More
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/271119Tickets £13.00 + £1.30 fee if booked onlineA new book of poems by Roger McGough is always an event and As Far As I Know is truly a cause for celebration. Hilarious and surreal, he is a poet of many voices. Menace and melancholy there may be, but with plenty of McGough’s characteristic wit and wordplay too.Newly elected President of the Poetry Society, Roger McGough has been honoured with a CBE for…See More
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/271386£10.00 + £1.00 fee if booked onlineA brand new one-man play written and performed by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams.Features music by Newport based Celtic fiddler Meg Cox.Set in Newport docks between 1905 and 1913. A young boy from Pill, grows from boy to man. He is obsessed with Houdini and Magic. Houdini visited Wales twice in the Edwardian period sparking huge controversy with his cunning self-promotion…See More
A talk by award winning playwright Julian Mitchell.Artist and antiquarian, Richard Colt Hoare of Stourhead accompanied Archdeacon William Coxe on his travels in Monmouthshire in 1798, the account of which was published in 1801. Colt Hoare made a large number of drawings of the places he visited with Coxe, and some of these were engraved and included in the book, though many were not and have hardly ever been seen. Julian Mitchell will be discussing and showing some of Colt Hoare’s published and…See More
This brand new production, with live rock ‘n’ roll music, tells the story of the early years of Tom Jones before he became an International megastar, growing up in the South Wales Valleys, touring the pubs and clubs, perfecting his craft as one of the world’s most celebrated entertainers.Written by Mike James and with the rock ‘n’ roll music of the 1950’s, this inspirational tale of incredible self-belief and determination is the story of an ordinary man - with an extraordinary talent. See More
Public Art is nowadays a prominent feature of the urban and rural landscape and it is becoming very rare when a new build or regeneration scheme is not adorned or embellished by the artist. As a sculptor who works predominantly in the public domain, Nigel Talbot considers the history and value of public art and wonders if sometimes the white wall is preferable. Nigel Talbot studied Fine Art in England, Wales and Scotland between 1970-76 and has had a studio/base in Wales since 1978. He has…See More
@NTWtweets#NTWstorm Went to STORM last night - utterly breathtaking, totally immersive. A sea of beautiful words integrated with the most powerful score by @JohnHardyMusic and @SLGBarnes - truly the best example of the astonishing ground breaking talent we have in Wales.