(c) National Library of Wales, John Thomas photographic collection
(c) National Library of Wales, John Thomas photographic collection

ESSAY HUW LAWRENCE

Fury Never Leaves Us

We are one hundred years on from the publication of Caradoc Evans’ short story collection, My People, a book carrying the status of being the opening chapter in the tradition now known as Welsh Writing in English. It is time to look again, to reassess the controversy the book kindled in Wales, a controversy never resolved. Was it a good book, or an unforgiveable insult to the Welsh people? It definitively represents what subsequent contributors to the tradition saw themselves getting away from.


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09/07/2015

150, Patagonia

João Morais enjoys an epic-scale site-specific, bilingual and interactive NTW and Theatr Genedlaethol production celebrating 150 years since the establishment of Wales’ Patagonian colony, Y Wladfa

22/06/2015

Philip Eglin, Slipping the Trail & Responding to the Buckley Pottery in the Aberystwyth Collection

Ellen Bell devours a feast of work produced in response to non-hierarchical domestic-ware, where food, recipes and appetite are as important as vessels

19/06/2015

Dark Movements, exhibition by Clive Hicks-Jenkins, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Claire Pickard is impressed by the collaborative nature of this impressive exhibition chronicling the symbolic journey of the Welsh processional tradition of y Fari Lwyd in the artist’s father and himself

NEW Autumn Multimedia

Audio reviews: Ashley Wakefield reviews Boy Running by Paul Henry, Mary Jacob reviews Hallelujah for 50ft Women edited by the The Raving Beauties and Maddy McGlynn reviews Desire Line by Gee Williams. Plus watch an interview with Alix Nathan about her latest novel, The Flight of Sarah Battle and our Video Showcase: Four Poems of Fire and Water by Jack Freeman, Maggie Harris and Karen Izod.

REVIEW AMY MCCAULEY

Losing Israel

Amy McCauley admires a highly eloquent and thoughtful meditation on what it means to exist in history and as a product of history within a deeply political and strikingly personal and superior memoir more...

VINTAGE GEMS

GWYNETH LEWIS

The Poet I Might Have Been

My leaving America to come back to Britain in 1985 was touch and go, nearly didn’t happen. Had I not talked to my employer that afternoon, when he urged me to go back to the UK, saying that the
excitements of New York would always be there but that home isn’t an infinitely renewable option… more...




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