Edau – falling in love with the arts

It’s been a lovely few days running workshops for teachers as part of the Edau (falling in love with the arts) project. The teachers are really enthusiastic about finding new approaches and ideas for stitching poetry into their classroom work so that I’ve genuinely felt the workshops have made a difference. 

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Paper News

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#thirtydaysofBrexit

I’ve been working on a project over on Instagram for the past thirty days called #thirtydaysofBrexit. It began on the day of the referendum result as part of a desperate effort to try and understand what happened. I voted remain, everyone I know voted remain (aside from a couple of family members) so it came […]

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Focus Wales Festival

I had an amazing time at Focus Wales festival. It continues to grow in size and brilliance every year. The commissioned poem will be filmed soon but in the meantime here’s a couple of clips from my performance, huge thanks to Joey and Heather at Filmage for some smart filming and editing.

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On living and working in Y Gogs

  I’ve had a number of interesting discussions recently about Welsh art in the context of how it’s perceived by, and in relation to, England. One of the points made was that there are so many artists (across all disciplines) who are well respected in Wales yet nobody has heard of, or is interested in, […]

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Empty

I’ve been wary of hurtling down mountains on the bike (an Orange5 Diva Pro) since getting a bit too feisty and badly wrenching my shoulder on the uplift at Cwmdown a couple of years ago. Since then I’ve found the sprint triathlon’s swim, bike, run more appealing – until this month.

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on beginnings…

1st April was my first day as Young People’s Laureate for Wales – some thoughts over on the YPL Wales blog here: http://youngpeopleslaureate.org/on-beginnings/

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Big Democracy at The Senedd

I’ve really enjoyed being part of National Theatr Wales’ Big Democracy Project over the past two years. In 2014 the Bangor assembly focussed on voter apathy, before Director Gavin Porter moved it across Wales to discuss other themes and issues such as working with Oasis Asylum & Refugee Centre to dissect identity and working with […]

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