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    Paul Steffan Jones AKA

    Freedom of The Press


    Print press protest secrecy hinders contracts without tender detected heartbeat under rubble drenched in the virus so drunk he slept on the floor he turns her against her family not predicted to receive service born with a Mohawk jailed off screen and shot by police who informed the wrong family conspiracy theories win an angry note left on a Mercedes original title and artwork latest product recalls how voting works as weak as Mexico's Mad Cow fast facts in their secret woodland lair

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    An Old Moon Over Old Fields


    I am looking out for a comet but I am distracted by  what could be a fox  maybe only its eyes or a suggestion of movement one is never alone in the dark a moon illuminated tree at the edge of a field bales of hay hedges reeds in sharp relief (I see the moon the moon sees me) that way they ask where we were what we were doing  and who we were with on 09/11 the day that Princess Diana died or when the first lunar landing was broadcast the graininess of our discoveries on trembling flickering screens do people of different times recognise the changing face of the moon altered  as...

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    During the YES Scottish referendum in 2014 I went up from Cardiff, at my own cost, to Edinburgh to help the YES campaign. I wrote the words to ‘Alba gu Brath – Don’t give up hoping Hannah’ as a reaction to my experience there. The background details of the song (Words - Gwenno Dafydd. Music -Katherine Cole. Vocals – Glasgow based Conor Gaffney) are to be found in this article in Bella Gwalia. Bella Gawlia: Don't Give Up Hoping Hanna Back here in Wales, the Yes Wales campaign is going from strength to strength with three major protests in the last year, and finally...

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    Following the release of two pre-covid singles ‘Babanod’ and ‘Poetry’, HMS Morris are back with the third in the series,  ‘Myfyrwyr Rhyngwladol.’ , which translates as ‘International Students’. The single will be released on September 16 th HMS Morris HQ is nestled on the edge of one of the most multicultural streets in Cardiff, City Road. It’s a noisy, colourful cosmopolitan crush of restaurants, shisha bars and barbers, which have recently been invaded by posh student accommodation projects. But while this may have been the initial impetus behind  ‘Myfyrwyr Rhyngwladol’ , by the...

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    AmeriCymru: Hi Eloise and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. How did you become the first Children's Laureate Wales? What is the selection process? Eloise: You are very welcome. Thanks for inviting me! It's so good to be here.  Literature Wales, the national company for the development of literature in Wales, put out a call for expressions of interest. I'd worked with young people a lot over the years - taught Drama and English, developed plays with community and youth theatres, toured with theatre-in-education projects - and since starting to write for young people...

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    We are delighted to be celebrating the 50 th anniversary of Planet: the Welsh Internationalist magazine this year. This will culminate in the publication of issue 240 on 1 November 2020, and will be marked by a celebratory party and symposium. The party and symposium will now be postponed until next year, and will be an opportunity to look forward to the next 50 years. In the meantime, we are planning imaginative ways of commemorating half a century of the magazine later in 2020, and will stay in touch as these projects develop. Planet’s story “Time and again Planet...

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    .. . Ani Glass announces her new ' Ynys Araul'  EP released through  Recordiau Neb  on the 11th of September. As well as the title track it includes three new remixes; one by electronic legends  OMD,  plus versions   by  Seka  and  Venus on the Half Shell.   'Ynys Araul'  is lifted from Glass' debut album  MIRORES   which was released this spring to a very warm reception. In August it was also announced as the Welsh Language Album of the Year at this year's National Eisteddfod resulting in the  BBC National Orchestra of Wales  performing two of her songs....

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    Ghostlawns · Ffoi Cardiff based musical collective Ghostlawns release their second single 'Ffoi' (pronounced ph- o-ee) digitally through Bandcamp and streaming services on 4 September 2020, taken from their forthcoming debut album 'Motorik' (30 October 2020). 'Ffoi' (which means “flee”) features motoric guitar riffs, ambient synth waves and vocals with live drums to offer a contrasting sound to the band’s debut single, 'Breaking Out'. Ghostlawns have featured at showcase festivals including Focus Wales and Swn and have contributed songs for the Hope Not Hate and...

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    Are locksmiths key workers? is the curve flattened yet? is it flat as I understand flat to be? will I feel any different? and what about people who had been cooped up for months in tiny flats? my father died the month before the lockdown feels like a hundred years ago that man in a spring and summer of national mourning what should we do? let's plant a new arboretum of remembrance with statues of nurses  doctors  delivery drivers supermarket staff  carers  postal workers my father I'll lay a posy of daffodils at his feet and dig my spade into the flinty mud  of his settling grave how...

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    Derw started as a project between songwriter Dafydd Dabson and his mum Anna Georgina, a lyricist, after they got to the final of S4C songwriting competition Can i Gymru in 2018 and decided to keep writing together. The band is fronted by Welsh/Iranian singer Elin Fouladi and their debut EP 'Yr Unig Rhai Sy'n Cofio' involves musicians from Welsh acts Zervas and Pepper, Afrocluster and Codewalkers. Drawing on chamber pop influences like The National and Elbow, the band has a strong connection with the past and their family history and is named after Anna's father - Derwas....

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