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Political and Bardic Traditions in Wales

Matthew Sweet is in Cardiff to examine nationalism and the history of the left in Wales. He also discusses the Bardic tradition with poet Gwyneth Lewis and writer Iain Sinclair.

Matthew Sweet is in Cardiff to examine the role of the Left in Welsh politics and its bearing on today's debate about nationalism hearing from Professor Daniel Williams and Sir Deian Hopkin. He'll also be discussing the Bardic tradition with Gwyneth Lewis and Iain Sinclair. Plus a report on the brand new instalment of the National Theatre of Wales Big Democracy Project, a kind of interactive community theatre.

Gwyneth Lewis will be reading from her award winning collection, Ynys, inspired by The Mabinogion.
In his childhood memoir Black Apples of Gower Iain Sinclair returns to his Welsh roots.

You can find out more about the National Theatre of Wales project on their website and via #BIGDEMOCRACY

Image: Gwyneth Lewis
Photographer: Keith Morris.

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45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Daniel Williams
Interviewed Guest Deian Hopkin
Interviewed Guest Gwyneth Lewis
Interviewed Guest Iain Sinclair
Producer Zahid Warley

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