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06/25/17 12:58:04PM, by Philip evans
07/20/17 12:01:32AM, by Ceri Shaw
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10/18/17 02:20:57AM, by Ceri Shaw
...New Welsh Review is excited to announce the opening of the fourth iteration of the New Welsh Writing Awards. The 2018 award is the Aberystwyth University Prize for an Essay Collection. To complement the awards, a companion Readers’ Poll for the best essay collection ever published in the English language (including in translation) around the world, is also being launched. Now in its fourth year, the Awards were set up to champion the best short-form writing in English and have previously run non-fiction categories with the WWF Cymru Prize for Writing on Nature, won by Eluned Gramich in...
Read More(For Captain Jenkin Evan Jones 1904-1986, Thomas Jones 1898-1986, Captain David John Jones OBE 1896-1973, Daniel Owen Jones 1904-1936, Henry Lloyd Jones 1911-1985, Charles Ellis Jones 1914-2005 and James Jones 1901-1969) Closer to your men now these breathless damp survivors in a lifeboat you have to remember that you are the master that you remain in command the abandonment of your vessel a torpedo followed up by 21 shells from the deck and AA guns a different kind of rain waves of unkinder weather the steel from another furnace always crawling out of the sea...
Ceri Shaw - @ceri-shaw
17 Oct 2017600 years since his death, Owain Glyndŵr is still one of the most important and fascinating figures in Welsh history. His fate during his last years is unknown, and where he was buried is an enduring mystery. In The Last Days of Owain Glyndŵr, which is published this week by Y Lolfa, Gruffydd Aled Williams, a leading authority on the subject, here rigorously assesses the evidence in oral tradition, manuscripts and printed sources, as well as on the ground, sorting fact from fiction. He also investigates Glyndŵr family history and, based on new research, brings to light new information...
Read MoreSongs Of Remembrance Hi from the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir, The choir has an exciting season ahead, performing two afternoon Remembrance concerts in November with the 15th Field Regimental Band, followed by five Sounds of Christmas concerts. Our choir toured the Normandy beaches last spring as part of WW1 Centenary events. The memories are fresh in our minds. For our first Remembrance concert on Sunday Nov.5th we sing at a new venue, Beth Israel Synagogue at Oak Street/West 28th Avenue in Vancouver, with entrance and free underground parking at 989 West 28thAvenue. On Nov.11th,...
Read More"Toying with instruments to create magic that quells the disenchantment - their escape is ours too. It's powerful stuff." Gigwise West Wales three-piece Ysgol Sul recently self-released their first collection of English language songs –“Eventide” to a warm reception. Today they release “Silhouette” available on Bandcamp now. The opening track from their EP it's an affecting song replete with a sense of yearning. Singer Iolo Jones's wistful sigh meditating upon an unfulfilled summer. Framed by exquisite jangling guitars, the evocative interplay between bass and drums: swelling to glorious...
Read MoreA brother and sister nine and five a weekend or a holiday it's their time that time of their lives they’re on a beach he’s lanky in trunks of nearly no colour she’s blonde and more effervescent they can’t swim so they play in the certainty of the shallows laughing uncontrollably at their repeated failure to retrieve their inflatable ring that the wind is blowing towards the estuary flip-flopping from their outstretched little hands they’re focussed on that inexpensive circle absorbed in their simple game by being alive and being allowed to be alive in the...
Read MoreShipwreck at Morning Light – Cefn Sidan, Pembrey from the Vyvyan collection AmeriCymru: How would you describe your work? If you had to choose a genre, what would it be? Vyvyan: It is a well known fact that Wales is a truly beautiful country with majestic countryside and breathtaking coastline. Most of my work is based on seascapes although from time-to-time, an occasional countryside scene will capture my imagination. Living by the sea with a splendid view overlooking the Gower Peninsula, painting coastline scenes provides me with the “passion" to paint. The overall style of my...
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9 Oct 2017An Interview With Philip Thomas - Beyondstorytime AmeriCymru: Hi Philip and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. Care to describe Beyond Storytime for our readers? What inspired you to create the site? Philip: Beyond Storytime is a streaming service for stories – a sort of ‘Spotify for stories’, if you will. Some of the best storytellers have visited Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival over the years, but not everyone is able to make the trip to Wales to hear them. We have created Beyond Storytime so anyone with a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone can log in...
Read MoreORDER HEREWhat? A Welsh Western? I have called All Through the Night (my new book) a Welsh Western for the simple reason that I think, only half tongue-in-cheek, that cowboys were as much invented in Wales as in Wyoming. My story is about a group of men who drive a large herd of cattle a great distance, through a wild landscape, across rivers and over mountains, threatened by rustlers and ne’er do wells (sounds familiar?). The bond between these drovers (cowboys!) is strengthened by the shared experience of overcoming the various threats they face on their journey. Basic human decency...
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9 Oct 2017MORE FROM DR JONATHAN HICKS HERE The sacrifice made by Wales’s airmen and airwomen during the Great War has been drawn together for the first time in a detailed research by an acclaimed military historian. Wales and the First Air War 1914- 1918 by Jonathan Hicks is an account of Welsh involvement in the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force during the First World War. When the Great War began in 1914 aviation was in its infancy. Airmen took to the skies in wood and linen aircraft that were illequipped for the demands of mechanised warfare, and by 1917 the...
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