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Ruth Bidgood wins Roland Mathias Prize

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 14:14 UK time, Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Veteran Welsh poet Ruth Bidgood was recently announced as the winner of the Roland Mathias Prize for 2011.

The £3,000 prize was awarded to Ms Bidgood, 88, who lives near Llanwrtyd Wells, for her latest collection of poetry Time Being. Read more on the story on the BBC Wales News website.

Plus, listen to last week's Radio Wales Arts Show - before it disappears from the BBC iPlayer. It features Ms Bidgood reading some of her poetry, while Nicola Heywood Thomas also speaks to Glyn Mathias, the son of the late author and chair of the judging panel.

Meanwhile, on this evening's episode of the Radio Wales Arts Show, Nicola discusses the state of cinema and cinema-going in Wales.

Her guests include Sarah Haggar - whose family were pioneers of cinema in Wales - film critic Gary Slaymaker, Peter Edwards of Film Agency Wales and Pat Roberts - chair of the trust battling to keep Porthmadog's Coliseum Cinema in business.

The Radio Wales Arts Show is on BBC Radio Wales this evening, Wednesday 13 April, from 7pm.


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