Merlin Gable reviews Pamela Petro’s The Long Field, a memoir about her connection to Wales and the much discussed notion of ‘hiraeth’.
What myths will carry us forward?
Exploring the links between land and identity, Merlin Gable asks if our experience of land can be separated from our myths about Wales.
Review: Lloyd Robson, cardiff cut
Merlin Gable reviews cardiff cut, and wonders if its portrayal of alternative lifestyles and rebellion still speaks to readers twenty years on.
Mapping Wales with the welsh agenda in 2021
Here are some of the articles published in the welsh agenda in 2021 that best reflect the diversity of Welsh places.
The Boy With Two Hearts: An Interview with the Author
Hamed Amiri talks to Merlin Gable about his new play, based on his family’s experiences fleeing Afghanistan and settling in Wales.
Culture is ordinary – sure, but so’s apathy: On Raymond Williams’s Radicalism
Merlin Gable explores the legacy of Raymond Williams’s radical vision for our society – and asks what we should remember him for.
Opera in the Time of Pandemic
Merlin Gable talks to the new General Director of Welsh National Opera, Aidan Lang, and finds him excited at the potential for reexamining the role of performing arts in difficult times.
How Has Covid-19 Changed Us?
Merlin Gable calls for submissions to the welsh agenda online in this time of uncertainty – and community