Before lockdown, Tom Cheesman and Filiz Celik met with Memet Ali Alabora at Volcano Theatre in Swansea, after his performance of the one-man play Meleketimden Insan Manazaralari – Human Landscapes from My Country, written by Nazim Hikmet.
Dylan Moore urges us to begin our lockdown reading with ‘Godbothering’, Rhidian Brook’s collection of ‘Thoughts 2000-2020’, which may help us gain perspective on the current crisis.
Dylan Moore welcomes you to the welsh agenda (online)
John Sam Jones explores a story of gay life in Britain from the Second World War to civil partnerships through Mike Parker’s memoir of his neighbours lives in the Montgomeryshire hills.
Joe Atkinson reviews Dr Wyn Thomas’ biography of a largely forgotten figure
Kieron Smith finds a worrying lack of reflexivity in Alex Niven’s New Model Island, a new appraisal of Englishness that keeps its misunderstandings of the Celtic nations firmly in the fringes
We have a vital voice in Wales’s public sphere – but this is why it needs to change, writes Auriol Miller.
Glyn Edwards’ collection of poems that explore the potential of life, its fragility, and the ever presence of death is fascinating reading, writes Alex Hubbard
Daran Hill’s book goes some way to explaining the role of lobbyists whilst clearly showing why public affairs should play a role in modern politics, writes Hefin David.