(c) Sue Flood
(c) Sue Flood

OPINION NADIA KAMIL

Honey Poo Poo and the Sad Songs of the Homesick

Depending on how you came across her, Judith Owen could strike you as several different people. Her range of work throughout her career is like a hall of mirrors, each genre reflecting a slightly differently shaped person. Once you spend any time in the Judith Owen hall of mirrors, you soon realise that the singing-songwriting persona appears to be the most accurate image of her, and the clearest distillation of her talent...


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17/11/2014

Port Talbot Tenor Paul Potts Comes Home in Style

Initially sceptical of ‘popera’, Amy McCauley is won over by an album, by Port Talbot tenor Paul Potts, encompassing George Harrison and Guns N’ Roses; it is, she writes, diverse, all-of-a-piece, flexible and devoid of gimmickery

10/11/2014

Dance performance Caitlin in Swansea

Liza Penn-Thomas went to see Eddie Ladd as Caitlin Thomas in Swansea last week, a compelling, inspired and consummately delivered performance, she concludes, in which Caitlin’s husband Dylan is mercifully rendered mute in an AA meeting room

03/11/2014

Bedazzled: A Welshman in New York

Despite a severe case of ‘DT’ fatigue, for Joâo Morais, this virtual (with live performance) recreation of Dylan’s Greenwich Village exploits offers new ways of thinking about his legacy and influence, and he feels rewarded for having seen it

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Ben Richmond talks to Heini Gruffudd about his most recent book, a family memoir, A Haven for Hitler. Exclusively for subscribers, Ben's interview for New Welsh Review with Wiliam Owen Roberts is available log in here to access. He also speaks to Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost, the author of Welsh Writing, Political Action & Incarceration, about Welsh-language prison literature. Plus: check out our late summer podcast plus editor Gwen Davies presents the highlights from the autumn issue highlights here.

REVIEW JONATHAN EDWARDS

He Wants

Brokeback Mountain comes to the Midlands. Newly announced Costa book award nominee Jonathan Edwards enjoys Booker Prize nominee Alison Moore’s witty and very moving second novel about masculine yearning
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TONY CONRAN

A special relationship

The Valleys, as Dai Smith reminds us, were more like America than they were like England. The immigration into Gwalia (to use Idris Davies's name for them) was only surpassed by that to the New World. The Great Valleys Dream - socialism, if you like - was no less potent than the Great American Dream more...






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