Blog posts by year and month October 2013

Posts (44)

  1. As the world gears up to celebrate the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth in 2014, closer to home a smaller series of events that would have been just his cup of tea/pint of beer is taking place. After the runaway success of last year's event, the Do Not Go Gentle Festival is back again and will b...

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  2. Grace Williams was an accomplished, highly skilled musician and composer who managed to catch the heart and soul of Wales in her many compositions. To many students of music she is "the" Welsh composer, particularly in her vocal and later orchestral pieces.

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  3. A new project is being run in Aberystwyth that sees performers from a range of disciplines charged with creating a new piece of work in response to exhibitions at the Gas Gallery.

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  4. I was recently invited to the fair. Not the sort of fair that has candy floss and dodgems but one packed full of people all enjoying themselves and sharing their common interest in family history.

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  5. Eight days of living more life than I do in eight months; tens of bands, some of whom have got my heart beating dangerously fast for a man of such precipitous years; seeing countless friends who fill my heart with happiness and a rare sense of belonging and a whole new team of skilful friend...

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  6. WOMEX, the world music expo, takes place in Cardiff this week. It's the first time the prestigious event has been held in Wales but if you're unfamiliar with it, WOMEX is one of the industry's biggest events in the promotion of world music, which includes Welsh music ranging from traditional and...

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  7. This year marked 100 years since the birth of the acclaimed Welsh poet RS Thomas, while 2014 will see hundreds of events taking place worldwide to celebrate the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth.

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  8. This week sees the second instalment of our Americana series, in which we are exploring lesser-known works by often neglected composers from the United States.

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  9. Back in 2007 I was asked to produce and direct a documentary following Ray Gravell and his recovery from a leg amputation. We hit it off from the word go - it was hard not to with such a character.

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  10. A host of exciting new writers will be at the Park and Dare theatre in Treorchy this Friday for an event to celebrate emerging Welsh talent.

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