334 posts about arts and culture on this blog
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.
Thursday 8 August 2013, 16:37
According to Green Man founder and organiser Fiona Stewart, this year's festival at Glanusk in the Brecon Beacons will be a music-lover's paradise.
Tuesday 6 August 2013, 12:54
A collaborative arts trail launched in 2012 to showcase the best of Ceredigion's creative talent is back for the second-year running, this time with twice as many artists involved.
Monday 5 August 2013, 13:54
OK, I haven't yet read JK Rowling's pseudonymous crime novel... but in one way it looks very much like good news. The title, anyway, The Cuckoo's Calling.
Monday 5 August 2013, 10:30
It has at times enjoyed a turbulent history, with financial difficulties leading to one previous promoter going bust, and the Hay Festival Organisation pulling out of running it in 2012, but tickets for this year's Brecon Jazz Festival have been selling well and organisers are hopeful it will be...
Tuesday 30 July 2013, 13:48
For many of us, travelling to the Arctic to gaze upon the awe-inspiring Northern Lights is one for the bucket list, a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the wonders of the night sky at close range.
Monday 29 July 2013, 11:03
Let's face it: if it wasn't for God, being an atheist would be no fun at all.
Friday 26 July 2013, 16:01
After a hard-fought campaign spanning several decades, a group of artists have finally won their quest to open a new gallery in the centre of Aberystwyth.
Friday 26 July 2013, 09:56
A show which catalogues the spectacular fall from grace of the outrageous Welsh actress Rachel Roberts is to return to Wales. The Torch Theatre in Milford Haven will stage Who's Afraid Of Rachel Roberts for one night only next week before the one-woman show starring Helen Griffin moves to the Edinburgh...
Thursday 25 July 2013, 15:56
A play that has proved a hit across the pond will be returning to Cardiff next week as part of a double bill with its sequel. The dark comedy Richard Parker, written by Owen Thomas, scooped Best International Show at last year's Hollywood Fringe Awards and is due to be staged in Chicago in November...
Monday 22 July 2013, 12:11
Wanna be a published novelist? You know... properly published, by a real publisher? That situation where the book is printed on actual paper and the only handover of money is from the publisher to you?
Friday 19 July 2013, 15:13
For those keen to keep the kids enthused this summer, the Cardiff-based children's theatre company Theatr Iolo is promising a true family treat - a blockbuster film style production featuring monsters.
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