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...


Two vacancies for multimedia placements working for NWR at Aberystwyth University

Recruitment is open for two multimedia placements working in tandem this summer, producing audio and video features, reviews and creative pieces, application deadline midnight 7 April, start 9 June.

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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...



Dirty Aberystwyth

Alice Vernon attended the Aberystwyth incarnation of Dirty Protest, a speed-dating style showcase of short plays by new and established playwrights, and found it a treat to watch


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

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.


Second-Hand Rain

Éadaoín Lynch assesses Georgia Carys Williams’ debut short story collection, just longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, and finds it sincere and imaginative



White Food

When first they found him they weren’t sure if he was alive. Or even really human. Mother and daughter looked at the sprawled figure on the front path in the bleaching sunlight and Scarlet thought she’d never seen anything quite so dark in her whole, short life... more...

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