D.J. Howells enjoys an authentic evocation of 1970s Rhondda in John Geraint’s The Great Welsh Auntie Novel.
Placemaking, or Life and Death (and Rebirth?) of a Great Welsh Town
Angela Evans investigates the concept of placemaking, its uses in policy and its application to the Welsh town of Pontypool.
Tales of a Changing Landscape
Talking to residents from the Upper Rhondda Fawr, Cam Elizabeth explores their changing relationships to an ever-evolving landscape.
The political legacy of Steffan Lewis
Three years since the death of Steffan Lewis, Delyth Jewell remembers how being grounded in community informed the convictions of a political titan.
Cyfarthfa – a crucible again?
Geraint Talfan Davies outlines ambitious plans to reassert the importance of the industrial heritage of Merthyr Tydfil
Looking to the Skyline – can land reform transform Valleys communities?
Chris Blake explores how community stewardship of the land could transform the south Wales Valleys communities
Making the most of our landscape
Dr David Llewellyn recounts the long genesis of the Valleys Regional Park
Is it ‘cos I is a woman?
Laura McAllister reflects on Leanne Wood’s leadership
Aneurin Bevan – a Valleys story
Caitlin Prowle reflects on Aneurin Bevan’s legacy 70 years after the birth of the NHS