345 posts about arts and culture on this blog
Thursday 20 September 2012, 16:44
Next month the Afrovibes Festival comes to Wales, and will showcase contemporary South African performance in an exciting array of theatre, music, spoken word and dance.
Thursday 13 September 2012, 16:08
The Olion Youth Arts Festival, celebrating dance, drama, music and visual arts, will take place in Swansea on Sunday.
Thursday 13 September 2012, 12:12
Comedians Phill Jupitus, Arthur Smith, Marcus Brigstocke, Stephen K Amos and David Sedaris are just some of the acts taking part in a charity comedy festival in north Wales this weekend.
Thursday 13 September 2012, 11:33
The nihilistic love story Kelly + Victor was first captured in prose by Wales-based author Niall Griffiths. The book has now been adapted for the screen by the Welsh director Kieran Evans, and will première at London Film Festival.
Wednesday 12 September 2012, 16:26
National Dance Company Wales is about to launch a new programme of pieces showing this autumn, and one of the highlights will be Christopher Bruce's Dream, created for the company as part of the Cultural Olympiad performance - Dance GB.
Monday 10 September 2012, 17:06
It's been eight years since the actor and director Michael Kelligan began his On The Edge series in a bid to give more exposure to new Welsh writers, actors and directors.
Friday 7 September 2012, 17:01
A group of textile artists living in the Brecon Beacons have pooled their talents to create a version of the Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon on fabric.
Friday 7 September 2012, 15:17
It's enough to make anyone green with envy - a 32-year-old police sergeant who has never written before tries his hand at penning a children's book in his spare time, sends it off to a publisher on a whim, and lands a five book deal.
Tuesday 4 September 2012, 16:31
Arts initiative Cardiff Arts Collective are inviting submissions from artists for the inaugural Cardiff Open exhibition, which will be held in the capital in October.
Friday 31 August 2012, 17:09
A chance discovery in a charity shop has led to an intriguing new exhibition at the Milkwood Gallery in Cardiff.
Friday 31 August 2012, 12:42
A few months ago I visited the National Wool Museum in Dre Fach Felindre, and met the newly appointed poet in residence at the museum Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch.
Friday 31 August 2012, 12:33
It was the death of a Welsh actress in 1932 which helped spawn the potent symbolism now associated with the iconic white Hollywood lettering lining the Los Angeles hills.
Friday 31 August 2012, 11:43
The saying "whose coat is that jacket?" is one of those Welsh-isms always sure to raise a smile. But it's also the title of a reworked play by Jack Llewellyn about to embark on a tour of Wales.
Thursday 30 August 2012, 14:54
Playwright Kaite O'Reilly has worked widely both in the mainstream and with deaf and disabled artists. Her production of In Water I'm Weightless for National Theatre Wales is about to open in London as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
Thursday 30 August 2012, 11:04
We sneered at it for years; not any more. Self-publishing, if not exactly cool, has become something that no professional writer can afford to dismiss.
Wednesday 29 August 2012, 14:58
For many people beachcombing leads to pockets full of sand and forgotten shells. But for artist Wil Rowlands, decades of collecting beach mementoes has resulted in a fascinating creation which forms the centrepiece of an exhibition at the Rhyl Library Arts Centre.
Friday 24 August 2012, 11:53
Another innovative outdoor performance for National Theatre Wales sees a collaboration with Argentinian physical theatre practitioner Constanza Macras, that will take place in the ancient woodland of Wepre Park, near Connah's Quay in Flintshire.
Thursday 23 August 2012, 16:11
It's an exciting time for Welsh theatre at the moment, particularly if you are Dafydd James. The Cardiff playwright's first full-length play Llwyth (Tribe) heads to Taiwan next week as part of the Taipei Arts Festival.
Thursday 23 August 2012, 09:59
It may be renowned worldwide for its breathtaking scenery, but Snowdonia has also been a mecca for artists for almost 170 years.
Friday 17 August 2012, 14:38
Bangor Greadigol was set up in 2009 with the aim of filling disused buildings in the city with exhibitions, performances and "happenings". Their latest collaboration was with Nigerian performance artist Jelili Atiku.
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