Rhyme and Reason: Reflections on a changing UK


September 11


05:30 pm - 09:30 pm

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Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)

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Glanfa, Wales Millennium Centre

Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5AL

Cardiff, Cardiff, GB, CF10 5AL

Referendum sponsors


A week ahead of the Scottish referendum the Uk’s Changing Union Project, in partnership with the IWA, the H’mm Foundation and the Wales Millennium Centre, host an evening of poetry and music reflecting on the changing shape of Britain

Wales’ National Poet Gillian Clarke, Chritine De Luca – Edinburgh’s Makar, Welsh Book of the Year Winner, Rhian Edawrd and Welsh poet and musician Twm Morys, together with a number of leading figures from the UK cultural scene will perform at a FREE EVENT, organised by the Institute of Welsh Affairs in the Wales Millennium Centre’s Glanfa stage, Cardiff Bay.

The event is being compered by author and critic Jon Gower.

Date:11th September 2014


Venue:The Glanfa Stage, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay

Partners:Wales Millennium Centre, UK’s Changing Union, H’mm Foundation and Institute of Welsh Affairs


5.30 Guests arrival

5.45 Jon Gower MC welcomes the guests and introduces Jonathon Poyner, WMC

5.55 Welsh poetry and folk music; Twm Morys

6.10 Poetry contributions from Gillian Clarke and Rhys Iorwerth

6.35 Music from members of CALAN; Angharad Jenkins, Beth Williams and Sam Humphrys

6.55 Lee Waters, IWA; the UK’s Changing Union Project

7.00 Cornish music; Gwenno Saunders

7.15 Jon Gower in conversation with Peter Stead, historian

7.30 Music and poetry; Rhian Edwards

7.45 Poetry contributions from Tim Saunders – Cornwall and Angela Graham – Northern Ireland

8.15 Breton folk music; Twm Morys

8.30 Poetry contributions from Christine de Luca – Edinburgh’s Makar and Jasmine Donohaye – England

9.00 Clog dancing and music; Angharad Jenkins and members of CALAN

9.30 Close event with thanks from Ali Anwar, CEO H’mm Foundation and networking afterwards

To book your free ticket/s for this event, please go to our Eventbrite page.

The IWA is also holding a half-day conference beforehand in the Millennium Centre examining how the Scottish referendum will impact on Wales. The Guardian’s Simon Jenkins and Professor David Marquand, along with other key figures will debate the likely consequences of the vote a week before the historic poll.

Please see here for further details and to book tickets.


The Changing Union project is a collaboration between three organisations; Wales Governance Centre, Tomorrow’s Wales and the Institute of Welsh Affairs.

The H’mm Foundation is a not-for-profit poetry organisation