Blog posts by year and month December 2012

Posts (49)

  1. Since its inception in November 2009, National Theatre Wales has vowed to engage people from all walks of life and all corners of Wales in its performances. But alongside its main productions the theatre has also been running an inclusive assembly programme.

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  2. Fortunately I had remembered to imbibe enough antifreeze-like liquid to prevent this week's show from being hampered by the Arctic temperatures.

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  3. These days the young Welsh painter James Dickson Innes is something of a forgotten talent. Yet in the early 20th century he was regarded as one of the most promising and gifted artists of his generation.

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  4. Earlier this year we did a Phil the Shelf about how publishers were losing their iron grip on writers' careers because writers could publish their own work as ebooks. Publishers, though few will admit it, are still sweating but nothing is as it seems, and writers are far from confident.

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  5. This Friday comrades in verse, National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, return to the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea for an evening of poetry.

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  6. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales' autumn/winter North Wales Tour took place slightly later this year, taking us into the beginning of December.

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  7. The 19th and early 20th centuries were a time of exploration, of pushing back the restrictions of the known world and reaching for new heights, new lands.

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  8. In 1937 almost 4,000 Basque children fled from their homes, and a country that was in the middle of a bitter civil war, to the safety of the UK. Now, 75 years on, a new BBC programme examines Wales’ role in bringing the evacuees to safety, and the stories of children who escaped the war.

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  9. Seven years is a long time in anyone's book, but for poet Emily Hinshelwood it was the gestation period needed for her first collection, On Becoming A Fish.

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