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SPEAK THE WORD: Audiobooks Get Cool

words: Rebecca Fenton Audiobooks, or ‘talking books’, have traditionally received rather a bad rap. Commonly sneered at as regular books’ bastard little brothers, they have historically been sidelined as intended only for the visual impaired, blind, elderly or ill. A kind of snobbery has always plagued audiobooks, which have been perceived over the years as […]

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BOOK ARTS FAYRE

After the great success of the first Book Arts Fayre, which saw Ffotogallery open its doors to the public in November 2008 to enjoy a collection of book works, zines and journals with a nice cup of tea and talks from British artists Sarah Bodman and Rhys Coren, Ffotogallary is now happy to announce a […]

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EQUINOX SPRING GATHERING

This weekend Coed Hills Rural Artspace is hosting its most diverse public event to date. Following the recent success of several one day events, Coed Hills have opted to celebrate the spring equinox with a lavish offering of workshops, activities, demonstrations and entertainment that typifies the practical, creative, ecological and spiritual impetus that inspires the […]

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SMALL CHANGE

words: Dave Hughes Small Change, a play by the great Cardiff-born Peter Gill OBE, is set to get its first Welsh production in over 30 years. A story based on family life, Small Change tells the tale of two friends, Gerard and Vincent, who spend their days swimming down by the docks, skipping school and […]

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WHO CARES?

words: Dave Hughes A lot of people see the homeless on our streets as nothing more than that: homeless, the down trodden of society, to whom your hard earned cash shouldn’t be given as they will no doubt spend it on spirits. And if such people try hard enough to convince themselves this is the […]

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PROFILE: ALAN GOULBORNE

Words: Neil Jefferies Artist Alan Goulborne only graduated from Cardiff School of Art & Design six months ago yet he has already managed to secure an impressive reputation for himself in the fiercely competitive visual arts scene. Last year Goulbourne’s work was selected for the Chapter Arts Centre hoardings commission, while this year he is […]

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BANDS BATTLE AGAINST POVERTY

Battle of the Jams is due to climax this weekend as the Oxjam competition has reached its final heat and the four fledgling rock bands that have made it through go head-to-head for the South East Wales Oxjam crown. The competition has been running since January and has already raised over £2,000 for Oxfam. It […]

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GLAM WRITERS GO NATIONWIDE

Students from the University of Glamorgan’s creative writing department will be launching their annual Creative Writing Anthology, Daps, this Friday 13 March. Every year the anthology – which is put together entirely by the student Daps team – showcases the best fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Glamorgan students, and 2009 sees the anthology available nationwide […]

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COFFINS, CATS & FAIR TRADE SEX TOYS

Words: Lianne Jones Books on fair trade can often be described as preachy, but Jeremy Piercy, a pioneer in the fair trade movement, has challenged this with his new book Coffins, Cats and Fair Trade Sex Toys. The book charters Jeremy’s journey into fair trade, from his first trip to India where he was moved […]

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REVELATION – Exposing the taboo of domestic abuse against men

Tackling the still-taboo issue of domestic violence against men and exposing the myth of male invulnerability, Revelation, a play by Patrick Jones, will be showcasing on Thurs 12 March at the Riverfront Arts Centre, Newport. The play follows Steve, initially a keen lover and father, as he turns into a person teetering on the edge […]