345 posts about arts and culture on this blog
Friday 20 September 2013, 11:15
Swansea's international reputation for producing talented glass artists dates back more than 75 years. And to showcase just a snapshot of the talent that comes out of the school each year, intricate works by the most recent class of graduates in the school's MA Glass programme are to go on display in...
Thursday 19 September 2013, 14:57
The breathtaking beauty of Wales' watery vistas has inspired a new dance commission by the New York choreographer Stephen Petronio which will feature as part of National Dance Company Wales' 30th birthday programme.
Friday 13 September 2013, 14:40
Next weekend marks the first ever Llandudno Arts Festival, with three days of free events scheduled to celebrate the town's rich history and showcase the very best artistic talent from the area and beyond.
Friday 13 September 2013, 09:24
A hospice may seem a grim and cheerless setting for a drama, but according to playwright and poet Patrick Jones such places can be full of laughter and heartening fortitude in the face of fate.
Wednesday 11 September 2013, 12:02
Tonight sees the premiere of an interesting collaboration between up and coming Welsh choreographer Jessie Brett and the Ethiopian artist Addisu Demissie at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff.
Tuesday 10 September 2013, 10:08
The team behind the acclaimed play about Lloyd George - The Wizard, The Goat and the Man Who Won the War - is to offer a new insight into the mysterious friendship between Valleys writer Rhys Davies and cult literary figure Anna Kavan.
Thursday 5 September 2013, 12:19
For the second year running the Wales Millennium Centre is playing host to an exhibition of the cream of artistic talent currently emerging from Wales' many arts institutions.
Wednesday 4 September 2013, 10:37
This season marks a new collaboration between the Cardiff-based dance artist Jo Fong and Sherman Cymru. This month sees the screening of her new piece Witness - a documentary offering a fascinating insight into the lives of three very different dancers.
Tuesday 3 September 2013, 14:19
This season Welsh National Opera will perform Donizetti's three Tudor operas, Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux - the first time they have ever been staged together in the UK.
Thursday 29 August 2013, 12:34
It may be an unsettling title for a production, but something about Stalking John Barrowman seems to have captured the public imagination, as each of its premiere shows in Cardiff this week will play to a sell-out audience.
Tuesday 27 August 2013, 14:11
It has been described as an "anti-love story" and makes for raw, compelling and at times brutal viewing, but for director Kieran Evans, his first film Kelly + Victor has been a labour of love that took almost a decade to realise.
Friday 23 August 2013, 11:58
If you are looking for something edifying to do this weekend, it's your last chance to catch the intriguing solo exhibition 'o' by the Ceredigion-born artist Carwyn Evans.
Thursday 22 August 2013, 13:41
Pal o' Me Heart, a short film adaptation of Welsh dance company Earthfall's award-winning stage production At Swim Two Boys, is currently premiering at the Edinburgh Festival in a portable 360° cinema.
Wednesday 21 August 2013, 10:47
Legend has it that the corpse of a travelling circus elephant is buried somewhere beneath the beer garden of the Talbot Arms in Tregaron, Ceredigion. Known locally as Jwmbi, he is believed to have fallen ill after drinking contaminated water and later died.
Monday 19 August 2013, 13:13
Would-be novelists are always told: write what you know. What this actually means is that you have to look like you really know what you're writing about. Which can lead to interesting situations.
Friday 16 August 2013, 12:43
The shortlist for the 2013 Iris Prize, the world's largest gay and lesbian short film award, has just been announced. The line-up is dominated by US film-makers but includes a nine-minute film created by Jay Bedwani from Cardiff.
Thursday 15 August 2013, 13:45
This year marks the 50th birthday of Oriel Tegfryn in Menai Bridge, Anglesey, making it north Wales' oldest commercial gallery and the second oldest in Wales - not bad for an arts space that was created by accident.
Tuesday 13 August 2013, 09:54
Next year marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth, and there is a raft of exciting events scheduled throughout the year to commemorate Swansea's most famous son.
Monday 12 August 2013, 10:06
Just a year after founding his own gaming company, tech whiz kid Dai Banner is preparing to launch the first-ever Welsh language game for PlayStation 3. Master Reboot – or Enaid Coll in Welsh – is described as an 'Indie horror adventure' set in a virtual world where "death is no longer final...
Friday 9 August 2013, 15:29
Since medieval times puppets have been popping up in temporary booths to delight and horrify crowds in equal measure.
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