Thursday 4 February 2010, 12:57Congratulations to Philip Gross on winning the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry. It's seen as the prize most poets want to win and the Professor of Creative Writing at Glamorgan University is delighted that his book, The Water Table earned him the £15,000 first prize.
Friday 11 December 2009, 17:25It's become the tradition for soap stars to tread the boards at Christmas but I was a bit surprised to see that Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood is starring in Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs at Venue Cymru in Llandudno.
Friday 11 December 2009, 11:56Congratulations to Ruthin Craft Centre for winning the 2009 Dewi-Prys Thomas design prize. It's an award given to recognise the importance of good design to the quality of life, identity and regeneration of Wales and is named after the inspirational teacher and architect who was head of the Welsh School...
Tuesday 8 December 2009, 15:21It's a big event - the 25th anniversary tour of the mega hit musical Les Miserables starting in Wales and there's a strong Welsh presence in the cast.
Monday 7 December 2009, 11:37
Last week I was in Craft in the Bay, the Cardiff home of the Makers Guild in Wales. Based in a refurbished and listed maritime warehouse with a purpose built extension on the poetically named The Flourish in Cardiff Bay, the building is full of high quality crafts and the Christmas exhibition, Seren...
Tuesday 24 November 2009, 12:37This week four bands and four playwrights are living and working together to create four brand new pieces that'll be performed at Clwyd Theatr Cymru on Saturday.
Monday 23 November 2009, 17:02Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre is being officially re-launched this week. It's had a glossy new look and, more importantly, the former school has undergone major structural changes and improvements over the last 12 months or so.
Monday 23 November 2009, 11:24The mastermind of National Theatre Wales will be answering questions about the organisation's plans for its first year at a free talk at Wales Millennium Centre on Wednesday, 25th November.
Friday 20 November 2009, 18:06The multi-talented Mal Pope's new musical is at the Grand Theatre in Swansea next week. Cappuccino Girls is being billed as a mixture of Friends and Sex & the City though Mal says it's based on his wife and two of her mates who meet for coffee and putting the world to right chats.
Friday 20 November 2009, 10:44Today I'm chairing a discussion at Swansea's Taliesin Arts Centre about homelessness and the arts.
Thursday 19 November 2009, 10:50Three milestone birthdays were celebrated in style at Wales Millennium Centre on 14 November.
Wednesday 18 November 2009, 17:04Spare a thought for Welsh actor Owen Teale, who's rehearsing in Japan for a new play about the British Samurai, William Adams. Acting is hard enough when it's in your native language but poor Owen has lines to learn in both English and Japanese.
Tuesday 17 November 2009, 11:11An exhibition to try and catch opens at the University of Glamorgan's gallery on December 9th. It's a retrospective of the work of Cardiff's Joan Baker. That may not be an instantly recognisable name unless you studied at Cardiff College of Art between 1945 and 1983.
Monday 16 November 2009, 15:32Two of the operatic stars of tomorrow will be joining me on this week's Radio Wales Arts Show. They're both studying at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice, set up at the University by one of the world's favourite tenors, Dennis O'Neill.
Thursday 5 November 2009, 16:46I've just got back from the launch of National Theatre Wales' first year of programming and I'm really excited.
Thursday 5 November 2009, 16:38I was really saddened to hear that the artist Arthur Giardelli had died. He was 98 and had been one of the major figures in Welsh art for over half a century.
Wednesday 4 November 2009, 15:59I've been lucky to have been sent a proof copy of a new collection of short stories to be published by Honno in January. Edited by Stephanie Tillotson, Cut On The Bias explores the intensely personal relationship women can have with their clothes.
Tuesday 3 November 2009, 16:01This Thursday - Bonfire Night - is when National Theatre Wales officially launches its first year programme. The English-language company has ambitions plans to provide drama for the whole of the country and new productions month by month.
Monday 2 November 2009, 16:25On the Radio Wales Arts Show this Thursday I'm talking to Bryn Terfel about his latest venture - a CD and concert tour called Bad Boys.
Monday 26 October 2009, 17:25Young actors and film makers were out in force at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl last weekend for the It's My Shout Awards.
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