My Falling Down House

My father says I’m an idealist, and that this will be my downfall. I disagree. The house is abandoned and very dilapidated. It’s a place I fell into about a year ago following a heavy night’s drinking with co-workers...


Scenes from a Hokkaidan Life by Eluned Gramich scoops inaugural New Welsh Writing Awards

Eluned Gramich wins the WWF Cymru Prize for Writing on Nature & the Environment for memoir of Japanese life and landscape

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 (c) Jamie Hamley
(c) Jamie Hamley


An Elephant in Aberaeron

There was, apparently, an elephant buried somewhere in Aberaeron. And they were thinking quite seriously about excavating it (or was that exhuming it? I wasn’t sure what duration of time turned the one activity into the other.) Or so Mike Griffiths told me one afternoon in the corridor outside my office. How we had arrived at this topic in our conversation escapes me. I had no particular interest, personal or professional, in either elephants or Aberaeron...



This Last Tempest, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 17 February

Alice Vernon reviews This Last Tempest at Aberystwyth Arts Centre 17 February 2015


Crouch Touch Pause Engage

Liza Penn-Thomas admires the latest NTW production on rugby, sexual identity, mental health and Bridgend


Shani Rhys James in Aberystwyth

Ellen Bell enjoys two exhibitions in Aberystwyth of the work of Shani Rhys James, Wales' leading figurative artist.

NEW Multimedia Content

Video showcase of work by the shortlisted authors Elaine Ewart, Eluned Gramich and Philip Jones for the New Welsh Writing Awards, People, Place & Planet: WWF Cymru Prize for Writing on Nature and the Environment. Plus, a two-minute interpretation of the winning entry Scenes from a Hokkaidan Life by Eluned Gramich. The films are by Sam Christie and Ollie Bevington.


Local Therapy: Stories & Parables from Algeria and Ham & Jam and A Pearl

Phillip Clement surveys recent publications from Hafan Books, one of stories of Algerian human rights abuses, the other covering the terrains of Edward Lear, Becket and Barker more...



Boa Constrictor

Rachel Trezise, whose play Tonypandemonium is at the National Theatre of Wales in the autumn of 2013 writes a response to Dai Country by Alun Richards in NWR 100. more...

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