This popped up in the inbox today. A very nice touch and it contains more than a hint that the recent gigs have persuaded her to return to live performing. On twitter, one of her backing singers said she thought more were planned for next spring. Elizabeth Fraser A Message From Elizabeth With each passing … More A message from Elizabeth Fraser
Now that Newport Art College has been renovated and transformed into posh flats it’s easy to forget that it wasn’t that long ago when it was a wreck. At that time I made a programme for BBC Radio Wales which you can read about and listen to here and Jo Haycock accompanied me with her camera. Now the … More Newport Art College exhibition
5. ‘The Doll Princess’ by Tom Benn This novel won me over. I thought I was going to hate it on the basis of the first few pages and it took some time to adjust both to the Mancunian dialect the characters speak and the bleak moral view of the underworld which they inhabit. But … More Dylan Thomas Prize 3
There’s been a lot of coverage today about the supposed possibility that the Dandy could close before its 75th birthday. I wouldn’t worry too much: we’ve been here before with DC Thompson’s publicity stunts – remember when Dennis the Menace was going to wear a shell suit instead of his striped jumper? And sad as … More Relics 3: Whoopee and Buster comics
As you may remember from this post, I’m reading the ten books on the Dylan Thomas Prize long list. Here’s what I thought of numbers 2,3 and 4. 2. ‘Threats’ by Amelia Gray It would be too easy to say that I like this novel. I loved parts of it, hated others and was largely … More Dylan Thomas prize 2
My review of the two Elizabeth Fraser concerts is now on Wales Arts Review here. While you’re there, set aside at least half an hour for all the other goodies available for your reading pleasure.
Nothing I’ve ever posted on twitter has ever been more retweeted than this! I thought it deserved a more permanent home. It’s the set list from Elizabeth Fraser’s first ever solo gig at Bath Pavilion on 4th August 2012. However it’s exactly the same running order as for her two performances at Antony Hegarty’s Meltdown … More Elizabeth Fraser set list