The long list for this year’s Dylan Thomas Prize has just been published and it’s an amazing roll of young writing talent. All are under 30, and two of the authors are only just in their 20s. That fact simultaneously encourages and terrifies me. There’s a press release here and this is the long list: Tom Benn, … More Dylan Thomas Prize longlist
This also first appeared on Wales Arts Review. There are plenty more reviews and long essays on art and literature to be had there. I don’t know much about classical music but I love listening to live music of any kind and I love the old Bela Lugosi Dracula film with all its creaking campness … More Philip Glass: Dracula. Wales Millennium Centre Sunday 27th May 2012
This review first appeared on Wales Arts Review, the online home for Welsh critical writing. While you’re there, it’s worth spending some time reading the excellent reviews and essays. She’d won us over from the moment she walked on stage, with her band and without fuss. And without fuss, they launched into ‘Dancing Barefoot’, a … More Patti Smith at the Coal Exchange, Cardiff. June 26th 2012.
It seems very timely to dig this out, given that I’ve just seen Elizabeth Fraser perform live for the first time in nearly two decades. More than two decades ago I saw her for the first time and bought this. The gig was at Bristol Studio. It was October 1990 and this was the Heaven … More Relics 2: Cocteau Twins Poster