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345 posts about arts and culture on this blog

  1. Afrovibes Festival comes to Cardiff

    Thursday 20 September 2012, 16:44

    Polly March Polly March

    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.

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  2. New youth arts festival for Swansea

    Thursday 13 September 2012, 16:08

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The Olion Youth Arts Festival, celebrating dance, drama, music and visual arts, will take place in Swansea on Sunday.

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  3. Comedy Festival to take place in Llandudno this weekend

    Thursday 13 September 2012, 12:12

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    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.

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  4. New film by Kieran Evans to première at London Film Festival

    Thursday 13 September 2012, 11:33

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    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.

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  5. Choreographer Christopher Bruce on creating dance for the Cultural Olympiad

    Wednesday 12 September 2012, 16:26

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    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.

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  6. Packed season ahead with On The Edge

    Monday 10 September 2012, 17:06

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    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.

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  7. Mad Mountain Stitchers recreate magic of Big Pit

    Friday 7 September 2012, 17:01

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    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.

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  8. Policeman hopes to emulate Harry Potter success

    Friday 7 September 2012, 15:17

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    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.

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  9. Submissions sought for first Cardiff Open exhibition

    Tuesday 4 September 2012, 16:31

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    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.

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  10. Charity shop discovery inspires Cardiff exhibition

    Friday 31 August 2012, 17:09

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A chance discovery in a charity shop has led to an intriguing new exhibition at the Milkwood Gallery in Cardiff.

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  11. What does a poet in residence actually do?

    Friday 31 August 2012, 12:42

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    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.

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  12. Death in Hollywood: the Peg Entwistle story

    Friday 31 August 2012, 12:33

    Martha Owen Martha Owen

    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.

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  13. New touring production for Frapetsus company

    Friday 31 August 2012, 11:43

    Polly March Polly March

    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.

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  14. Kaite O'Reilly on In Water I'm Weightless

    Thursday 30 August 2012, 14:54

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    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.

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  15. Not lost - just hiding in cyberspace

    Thursday 30 August 2012, 11:04

    Phil Rickman Phil Rickman

    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.

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  16. Somewhere over the rainbow

    Wednesday 29 August 2012, 14:58

    Polly March Polly March

    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.

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  17. If you go down to the woods today...

    Friday 24 August 2012, 11:53

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    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.

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  18. In conversation with Dafydd James

    Thursday 23 August 2012, 16:11

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    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.

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  19. Snowdonia Arts Festival - a preview

    Thursday 23 August 2012, 09:59

    Polly March Polly March

    It may be renowned worldwide for its breathtaking scenery, but Snowdonia has also been a mecca for artists for almost 170 years.

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  20. New collaboration for Bangor artists

    Friday 17 August 2012, 14:38

    Polly March Polly March

    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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