343 posts about Arts and Culture on this blog
Friday 7 February 2014, 10:42
If you ask Meirion Ginsberg what drives him to create his unique brand of surreal portraits, he will tell you it is not the story or narrative in the picture but the intrigue generated by each face he captures.
Thursday 6 February 2014, 15:52
Utah Bride, the emotionally-wrought debut full-length play by Carmen Medway Stephens, proved a sell-out on its 2012 tour and has now been adapted into the Welsh language for a new tour of Wales which is currently under way.
Monday 3 February 2014, 11:22
A new exhibition at Mostyn in Llandudno promises a unique journey around the UK through different artists’ eyes.
It features 25 artworks inspired by the places in which the artists were born or raised.
Friday 31 January 2014, 12:45
A new show by the leading contemporary choreographer Lea Anderson MBE comes to Cardiff next week.
Thursday 30 January 2014, 14:05
Over the next two weekends two of the most picturesque spots in south Wales will be transformed into cinemas as part of a series of public film screening events.
Wednesday 29 January 2014, 12:19
Next month sees Wales’ first-ever comedy writing conference aimed at inspiring the next generation of creators to pen more hilarious hits like Peep Show, Miranda and Fresh Meat.
Tuesday 28 January 2014, 13:27
Cardiff-based theatre group Hijinx is about to tour two new one-act plays as part of their pop-up pods series.
The shows are aimed at challenging the audience’s perspective on the world and are each performed by one actor with learning disabilities and one without.
Monday 27 January 2014, 11:49
As the so-called ‘Land of Song’ Wales has a rich and varied vocal history spanning centuries where revivalist preachers, songstresses and poets have captivated their audiences.
Friday 24 January 2014, 10:10
Ask anyone for the most renowned or most significant piece of writing by a Welsh author and the chances are they will respond with Under Milk Wood. The famous play for voices by Dylan Thomas has inspired and captivated readers and audiences for over half a century and shows no sign of any falling off...
Friday 17 January 2014, 17:34
A group of young local artists in Caernarfon have teamed up for an exhibition which showcases urban art.
Happy Medium was originally formed locally in the Bangor and Caernarfon area, but recently branched out to include artists with similar ideas and interests from all over the world.
Friday 17 January 2014, 11:22
This weekend sees the launch of a new exhibition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Wales Millennium Centre, while showcasing the very best of the nation’s creative talent from over the past decade.
Thursday 16 January 2014, 13:35
Welsh National Opera is just about to embark on its spring season which will feature three touring operas exploring the theme of fallen women, led astray by the different paths they choose in life.
Tuesday 14 January 2014, 15:01
Last year marked the first ever Theatre Critics in Wales awards, now organisers are hoping to build on the inaugural event’s success this year and have just published the nominations for 2013.
Monday 13 January 2014, 14:27
In August 2012, Aberystwyth-based artist Aislinn Knight was given the devastating diagnosis that she had kidney cancer and would need life-threatening surgery to remove the tumour.
She sought solace in her surroundings and the result is a breathtaking collection of landscape paintings now on show in the...
Friday 10 January 2014, 09:43
A new book which simultaneously explores the relationship between water and the landscape in Wales and the dialogue between the written word and photographic image will be the focus of a bilingual performance at Aberystwyth Arts Centre next week.
Thursday 9 January 2014, 14:18
North Wales’ only free arts and literature festival for children gets underway this weekend at Venue Cymru in Llandudno. The take pART festival will feature a whole host of activities for youngsters who may be feeling a bit flat after Christmas.
Friday 27 December 2013, 11:00
Husband and wife Stanley and Min Lewis lived a fascinating life which saw them produce a vast body of creative work as well as befriend Dylan and Caitlin Thomas when they lived across the Taf estuary from them in Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire.
Friday 20 December 2013, 17:29
A new open exhibition aimed at highlighting local talent goes on show at the Gas Gallery/Oriel Nwy in Aberystwyth this weekend.
Organisers had to choose from more than 200 entries from 90 artists sent in from around Ceredigion.
Friday 20 December 2013, 11:17
If you like festive tear-jerkers but weren’t so keen on the John Lewis or Sainsbury’s Christmas ads this year then you should take some time to watch the video of North Walian singer songwriter Al Lewis’ new Christmas track.
Thursday 19 December 2013, 14:02
Dylan Thomas' superb radio broadcast A Child's Christmas in Wales – republished in book form many times – is such a powerful piece of writing that we sometimes forget other Welsh writers also celebrated Christmas in their work.
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