The TV, radio and newspapers weren't calling it genocide. It was as though they were keeping the word for more important things. The word was too strong. Too strong for Africa.
Shetlanders have had a thing for fire since the 1840s, when the burning of barrels marked the end of Yuletide. These days, Up Helly Aa is the largest fire festival in Europe and is celebrated in Lerwick on the last Tuesday in January.
Kittie Belltree reports from the Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival at the Arts Centre, 6-8 December 2013
Al Lewis’ single puts a Welsh spin on Sufjan Stevens’ Christmas songs
Rob Mimpriss heard former and current Archbishops Rowan Williams and Barry Morgan discuss RS Thomas’ faith with Prof M Wynn Thomas at Swansea last month
Our teenage reviewer recommends Young Adult title, All the Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry. This Colonial America set romance is the perfect Christmas present for the teen in your life. Get it locally! ...more>>>
Tony Blair, progenitor of New Labour, saviour of the third way, hero of the largest Labour majority ever, winner of ‘the historic third term’, ‘a pretty straight guy’, begetter of wars, payer of ‘the blood price’, holder of the Congressional Medal of Honor, ex-Prime Minister. The arch-populist media manipulator was to be subjected to unscripted and televised questioning about the most divisive policy of his leadership, and there was a chance, a very small chance, he might say something we could learn from. ...more>>>