Roman history through the eyes of Marcus, newly freed from slavery, whom Julius Caesar tasks with overthrowing a rebel army. Third in the series from the Number 1 bestselling author.
Between 1900 and 1950, Britain amassed a huge collection of over 800 historic buildings, monuments and sites and opened them to the public – a programme that established a modern state on deep historical and rural foundations.
The biographer re-examines Austen’s family context and finds a far tougher, more socially and politically aware, and altogether more modern woman than the conventional picture of ‘dear Aunt Jane’ would allow.
The new stories adapting the classical Welsh myth-tales into modern idioms engage with rugby, mental health and male identity in Lloyd Jones’ See How They Run and Scritture Giovani fellow Cynan Jones’ Blood, Bird, Snow. Cynan’s The Dig was shortlisted for the EFG Short Story Award.
Two epic and violent stories. Two brutal wars. Two very different worlds. Will Hill and Richard Kurti will talk about the complex worlds they have created and why they don’t flinch from violence.
Battle Lines is the third instalment in Will Hill’s Dept 19 series – a fantastic mix of sci-fi, horror and sheer action adventure, set in a complex and deeply imagined world. Dept 19 exists to hunt and kill demons and vampires. In Battle Lines, the very existence of humanity is at stake. War is unavoidable.
Monkey Wars is a challenging and unflinching look at the politics of power from screenwriter Richard Kurti. As the Langur monkeys rise to power, there is a brutal masscacre of Rhesus monkeys which drives them out of their homes. One young Langur stands up against the corrupt regime, but when monkeys turn on each other, there can be no survivors.
Find out how these writers create such believable worlds and why they embrace extremes.
MWCO is producing a new animated version of Stravinsky’s classic work with imagery and animated sequences created by one of Wales’ most celebrated visual artists, Clive Hicks-Jenkins. The narrator will be Lisa Dwan. The Soldier’s Tale by Igor Stravinsky has a libretto by CF Ramuz that was translated by Michael Flanders. His daughter Stephanie Flanders joins the animator and the conductor James Slater for an after-show conversation, chaired by Clemency Burton-Hill.
Join us in making Mini Spanish Omelettes, Welsh Sushi, Giant Chocolate Waffles, Sicilian Chicken and No Bake Cheesecakes. The menu will be rotated between sessions on a daily basis.
Three experts from Wales’ largest charity debate the pressing conservation issues of the day: low cost housing in green space; hydro-electric generation in Snowdonia and solar panels on our castles; heritage or hospitals in deprived areas.
A portrait of Prussia’s charismatic and domineering Iron Chancellor, who dominated C19th Europe, and who caused Kaiser Wilhelm to observe that ‘it was hard being Emperor under a man like Bismarck’.
An exclusive emphasis upon efficiency leads to a fundamental misunderstanding of the true nature of a national health service. Viewed as a ‘civil association’, it is through the NHS that we, as a community, express and put into practice our sense of morality.
A second chance to choose what gets published by the award-winning crowd-funded Unbound publishing house as authors pitch their ideas direct to the audience in a real-life, literary Dragons’ Den. Meet comedian Katy Brand and her hilarious alter-ego Brenda Monk, hear Adrian Teal tell how utterly scandalous the C18th really was, join David Bramwell on his quest to find Utopia, and learn how everything is connected to everything else with Steve Colgan. Light poetic and extremely humorous relief from performance poet, George Chopping.
Francis reads from his new collection, Muscovy, which explores a world of marvels, real and fantastic. A man takes off for the moon in an engine drawn by geese, a poltergeist moves into a remote Welsh village, and a party of seventeenth-century Englishmen encounter the wonders of Russia. Atkinson previews her 2014 poems So Many Moving Parts. Chaired by Simon Mundy.
Please come and join members of the Welsh twinning team and representatives from Mali to hear about the challenges of the last year and to explore the possibilities of the future. All welcome.
Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket.
The investigative journalist looks Inside The Weird World Of Scientology and paints a devastating picture of this strange organisation – from former Scientologists who tell heartbreaking stories of families torn apart and lives ruined to its current followers who say it is the solution to many of mankind’s problems.
The Christ In The Wilderness paintings bring together the human, sexual and spiritual themes that appear in many of Spencer’s paintings, though they are of course more explicit in their dealing of faith and vocation. An illustrated lecture.
A world première from one of Europe’s leading performance storytellers. Ariadne is a bold re-imagining of the Theseus myth, which challenges the notion of Ariadne as lovelorn victim. Beautifully balancing strength and vulnerability, passion and pain, this promises to be a mesmerising performance.
This show contains adult themes