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344 posts about Arts and Culture on this blog

  1. From the National Gallery to a Welsh slate mine

    Monday 11 August 2014, 16:19

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    What would have happened to Britain's art treasures if the Nazis had invaded during World War Two? The threat from U-Boats meant that works of arts could not be shipped elsewhere. The solution was found in the disused slate mine of Manod just outside Blaenau Ffestiniog.

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  2. Bringing art to Wales: The story of the Davies sisters

    Friday 23 May 2014, 11:44

    Trevor Fishlock Trevor Fishlock

    In Bringing Art to Wales: The Davies Sisters we set out on a quest. The Davies sisters of Llandinam in mid Wales have always seemed enigmatic. So rich, so shy, so reticent. We wanted to know them better, to tell their intriguing story, to describe the influences that drove them.

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  3. The Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd

    Thursday 15 May 2014, 10:57

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    A brief history of the Muni Arts Centre building in Pontypridd

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  4. Bosom bread and dismembering Butcher Beynon: Staging Llareggub Revisited

    Friday 9 May 2014, 13:26

    Marc Rees Marc Rees

    Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited was a National Theatre Wales production in collaboration with BBC Cymru Wales, devised by myself and Jon Tregenna.

    The event took place in Laugharne over three days last weekend when 600 people experienced a sensorial treasure hunt throughout the towns described by Dylan...

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  5. In memorium Dylan Thomas

    Friday 2 May 2014, 14:40

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few months, you can't have failed to notice that there's a lot going on at the BBC and around Wales regarding Dylan Thomas. 2014 marks the centenary of Thomas' birth, and the year that I have finally got around to discovering his work.

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  6. All aboard for a Barry bus journey with a difference

    Monday 31 March 2014, 12:10

    Polly March Polly March

    The new theatre company Papertrail is launching its first-ever production next weekend and the action will take place on-board a bus as it journeys through Barry.

    Day To Go is a new site-specific show insired by the people of Barry and their favourite stories and is created and directed by Bridget Keehan...

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  7. Maudie’s Rooms: A magical family journey

    Thursday 27 March 2014, 12:30

    Polly March Polly March

    If you’re looking for something different to do with the family this Easter then a secret location in Bute Street (not normally open to the public) is being transformed into the setting for an intimate new production.

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  8. 'Eerie but beautiful' abandoned sites

    Thursday 27 March 2014, 09:31

    Leigh Amor Leigh Amor

    What is it about buildings that have been abandoned and taken over by the elements that fascinate us?

    Remains, a new exhibition at the National Slate Museum in Llanberis, explores our fascination with how nature has taken over the old slate quarries of north Wales.

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  9. Andrew Morris: What’s Left Behind

    Monday 24 March 2014, 13:02

    Polly March Polly March

    A poignant exhibition of photographs by the inaugural winner of the Wales International Young Artist Award has just gone on display at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff.

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  10. Pop-up event marks 100 years of Bollywood

    Sunday 16 March 2014, 15:00

    Polly March Polly March

    Last May marked 100 years since the first silent black and white feature film, Raja Harischandra, was released in India and all across the world throughout 2013-14 celebrations have been taking place to herald the milestone.

    Now a multi-million pound industry, the genre produces up to 1,500 films a year...

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  11. The Welsh Connection

    Wednesday 12 March 2014, 13:17

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Quite apart from Welsh-born writers, the list of authors who have Welsh connections is both long and distinguished.

    They range from Harriet Beecher Stowe, the doyen of emancipation and author of Uncle Tom's Cabin to the American humorist Ogden Nash and adventure writer Jack London who gave us The Call...

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  12. The Dali of Dunvant

    Friday 7 March 2014, 12:37

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Wales has produced many fine artists over the years but none are more significant or impressive than the Swansea born painter Ceri Giraldus Richards.

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  13. New exhibition features recently-acquired works by John Piper

    Tuesday 4 March 2014, 11:27

    Polly March Polly March

    When the American beat poet Allen Ginsberg wrote his poem Wales Visitation during a visit to the Black Mountains in 1967, he intended it as a neo-romantic response to Wordsworth’s infamous Tintern Abbey.

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  14. Weekend of events to mark Women of the World Festival

    Monday 3 March 2014, 12:57

    Polly March Polly March

    What will you be doing to mark this year’s International Women’s Day? If the answer is nothing then there is a new festival taking place at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre this weekend which promises a raft of thought-provoking and engaging discussions, workshops and performances.

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  15. Future of Welsh film at heart of St David’s Day celebrations

    Friday 28 February 2014, 11:12

    Polly March Polly March

    New Welsh sci-fi action thriller The Machine has been creating a buzz at film festivals on both sides of the Atlantic and now Cardiff audiences will have their chance to see it at an exclusive screening this weekend to mark St David’s Day.

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  16. Community theatre group recreates spy thriller as comedy

    Wednesday 19 February 2014, 15:39

    Polly March Polly March

    Hitchcock’s classic adaptation of John Buchan’s novel The 39 Steps is a favourite with many a film-buff.

    It was one of the original ‘man-on-the-run’ thrillers but in recent years a comic theatrical reworking of the film has proved popular in London’s West End and scooped several awards.

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  17. New exhibition inspired by dementia patients

    Wednesday 19 February 2014, 15:02

    Polly March Polly March

    Tears in Rain, an exhibition of artwork exploring the social, cultural and health issues that surround conditions such as dementia, is running at The Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay.

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  18. Bafta success for Kelly + Victor director

    Monday 17 February 2014, 16:06

    Polly March Polly March

    Welsh director Kieran Evans is basking in success after winning a Bafta award for his first feature-length film.

    He scooped best outstanding debut by a British writer, director and producer for the raw and compelling Kelly + Victor, which is set in Toxteth, Liverpool.

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  19. Artists in residence open studios to the public

    Monday 17 February 2014, 10:37

    Polly March Polly March

    In 2009 the Aberystwyth Arts Centre opened an award-winning complex of 18 creative studios with three set aside as space for a rolling programme of artists in residence.

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  20. Here and There – a new exhibition of work by Stephen J Owen

    Friday 14 February 2014, 12:18

    Polly March Polly March

    Groeslon-based artist Stephen John Owen has just launched a colourful exhibition of canvases at Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw in Llanbedrog near Pwllheli.

    The pieces veer from bold landscapes and striking sunsets to observational pictures which record and celebrate everyday activities and people going about...

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