344 posts about arts and culture on this blog
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.
Friday 19 July 2013, 11:36
A new play which focuses on the complexities of the independence question and how it impacts on Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales will enjoy its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival this August before touring various venues across the UK and Wales.
Thursday 18 July 2013, 14:59
From this weekend the Wales Millennium Centre and surrounding areas will play host to a series of walkabout acts, pop-up performances and circus treats for three weeks as the Blysh Festival gets under way.
Tuesday 16 July 2013, 14:40
Crime writers who turn detective always do well on TV - particularly in the US. But in real life, of course... Well, actually, in real life it happens, too.
Friday 5 July 2013, 11:35
When Calum Glanville-Ellis takes a leading role at the Sherman Theatre next month, he will share more than a little in common with his character.
Friday 28 June 2013, 15:32
With the blessing of its author Gill Lewis, the award-winning children's novel Sky Hawk has been adapted for the stage for the very first time at Clwyd Theatr Cymru Theatre For Young People in Mold by Tim Baker.
Thursday 27 June 2013, 10:22
Award-winning Welsh poet Jemma King is currently halfway through the launch tour of her very first collection of poetry.
Tuesday 25 June 2013, 10:08
It's not often you talk to an artist about their upcoming exhibition and find out they are not yet sure what it will contain. To some this might seem an impossibly nerve-wracking work ethic, but for Abergavenny-based sculptor Sean Edwards the genesis of his pieces can only begin once he is in situ...
Friday 21 June 2013, 14:37
Oriel Mostyn in Llandudno has just announced the line-up of artists for its summer season and it features a range of exciting new work from Welsh and international artists.
Thursday 20 June 2013, 16:15
Audiences to a new production by theatre company Broken Souls will get to experience all the blood, sweat and tears of the boxing ring in a one man show that packs no punches.
Tuesday 18 June 2013, 15:20
Two productions by National Theatre Wales have made it onto the shortlist for the 2013 James Tait Black Prize. Five plays in total were whittled down from a selection of more than 180 for the award's first ever prize for drama, worth £10,000.
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