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345 posts about arts and culture on this blog

  1. Stunning glassworks by students to go on display

    Friday 20 September 2013, 11:15

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    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...

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  2. Wonder of Welsh landscapes to feature in National Dance Company Wales' autumn tour

    Thursday 19 September 2013, 14:57

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    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.

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  3. Llandudno Arts Festival promises a trip back in time to the Victorian seaside era

    Friday 13 September 2013, 14:40

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    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.

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  4. New play by Patrick Jones hopes to provoke debate about death

    Friday 13 September 2013, 09:24

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    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.

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  5. Audiences to climb aboard for unique dance collaboration

    Wednesday 11 September 2013, 12:02

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    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.

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  6. Play sheds new light on strange friendship of Rhys Davies and Anna Kavan

    Tuesday 10 September 2013, 10:08

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    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.

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  7. Monsterist artist Pete Fowler curates 'impressive' graduate show

    Thursday 5 September 2013, 12:19

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    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.

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  8. Intriguing new dance work looks at representation of women in art

    Wednesday 4 September 2013, 10:37

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    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.

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  9. Welsh National Opera kicks off season with Tudor triple bill and Tosca

    Tuesday 3 September 2013, 14:19

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    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.

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  10. Stalking John Barrowman - the musical

    Thursday 29 August 2013, 12:34

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    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.

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  11. Kieran Evans on his debut film Kelly + Victor

    Tuesday 27 August 2013, 14:11

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    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.

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  12. Exhibition explores tension within man's relationship to nature

    Friday 23 August 2013, 11:58

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    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.

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  13. Adaptation of acclaimed production receives world premiere in 360° cinema

    Thursday 22 August 2013, 13:41

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    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.

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  14. Elephants in Tregaron? Local folklore gets TV treatment

    Wednesday 21 August 2013, 10:47

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    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.

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  15. Aspiring authors: write what you know

    Monday 19 August 2013, 13:13

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    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.

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  16. Cardiff filmmaker among 30 to make Iris Prize shortlist

    Friday 16 August 2013, 12:43

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    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.

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  17. Oriel Tegfryn celebrates 50th anniversary with summer show

    Thursday 15 August 2013, 13:45

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    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.

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  18. Theatre company to bring Dylan Thomas' Swansea to life with guided tour

    Tuesday 13 August 2013, 09:54

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    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.

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  19. Video games guru to launch first Welsh PlayStation 3 game

    Monday 12 August 2013, 10:06

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    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...

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  20. Mysterious travelling puppet show could be coming to a village near you

    Friday 9 August 2013, 15:29

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    Since medieval times puppets have been popping up in temporary booths to delight and horrify crowds in equal measure.

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