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Join us for the launch tour of Peter Lord's new book The Tradition: A new history of Welsh art 1400-1990 (Parthian, 2016), the first account of the subject to be published in a single volume for over half a century.

 

This landmark publication expresses a generational change in the way we understand and value the visual culture of Wales. 

 

Angela V. John, author of The Actor’s Crucible and Turning the Tide: The Life of Lady Rhondda, will give a series of talks from Fishguard to Florida. On the 18th of February at Y Ganolfan/ The Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth, Angela will speak about writing biography: ‘The Long and the Short of it: The Challenges of Writing Biographical History’.

A series of talks on Turning the Tide: The Life of Lady Rhondda will follow, including an appearance at 19:30 on the 21st of March at Sketty Parish Centre and a talk at a Study Day for the Arts and Crafts Movement in Surrey at Abinger Common, on the 2nd of July.

On the 2nd of March at 19:00, Angela will return to Port Talbot, appearing at Carmel Chapel for a talk to the Port Talbot Historical Society on The Actor’s Crucible: Port Talbot and the Making of Burton, Hopkins, Sheen and All the Others.  

Insufficiently Welsh by Griff Rhys Jones is among most borrowed library books in UK, according to figures from the latest annual data released today by Public Lending Right.

 

'Broken down by travel and holiday genre, the most borrowed book in the UK was Lonely Planet’s Italy by Cristian Bonetto. But it came top in only one region: London. Elsewhere, readers looked to their own locality. In Scotland the most borrowed was Edinburgh for Under Fives, edited by Cathy Tingle; in Wales it was Insufficiently Welsh, by Griff Rhys Jones;'

Tendai Huchu will be on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week on the 15 February 2016 (9-9:45am). The show is about history, ‘who owns culture, looking at museums and art and how we view cultural objects and movements as contemporary opinion changes’.

 

Woolff Gallery, 89 Charlotte Street, W1T 4PU,  Tuesday 1 March 2016, 6-8pm

 

 

Celebrate St David’s Day with Welsh Art and Literature.