A470 on the Road – Pontypridd Videos

Videos from our stop at Pontypridd, at Storyville Books.

Thanks to Jeff for hosting (and excellent cakes…)

Captioned versions ( in English) will be shared on social media as we finish them, but here’s the whole thing in the raw, featuring Siôn Aled, Des Mannay, Jeremy Dixon, Nicholas McGaughey, Stephen Payne, clare e potter and the work of Sian Northey and Ness Owen read by Cherry Potts and Siôn Aled

A470 Cardiff Library Video

Really, this is just for record, as I forgot the clip to attach phone to tripod, so this is epically shaky, and I was trying to get photos and film.

Short bilingual clips from A470 poems by: Des Mannay, Sion Aled, Sian Northey, Jeremy Dixon, Morgan Owen, Tracey Rhys, Lowri Williams, Christina Thatcher, Kevin Mills, Mike Jenkins and Nicholas McGaughey.

Thanks to Cardiff Library for hosting us!

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Photos from A470 event Merthyr

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Our first live event since October!

Thanks to the poets who turned out to celebrate A470 Poems for the Road/ Cerddi’r Ffordd last Saturday at Caffi Soar in Merthyr, especially Mike Jenkins for organising.

Thanks also to Llyfrau’r Enfys for handling the booksales, Caffi Soar for hosting and the other poets and musicians who came along for the open mic.

Our next event is at Cardiff Library, supported by Cant a Mil bookshop, on Saturday 28th May at 3pm.

Here are a few photos from Caffi Soar to tide you over until then. (Jealous of the T-shirt, Des)

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Des Mannay (photo Sian Northey)

Gerhard Kress & Mike Morton (photo Sian Northey)

Mike Jenkins (photo Sian Northey)

Sion Aled (photo Sian Northey)

Sian Northey (photo Gerhard Kress)

 

 

Writing the Diaspora, A Conversation

Join Arachne Press poets to talk about diaspora experience and the power and significance of creative response

Tickets free/donation/with book

Chaired by Nikita Chadha, our panel will include Alex Williams, Gita Ralleigh, Seni Seneviratne, Des Mannay, Marina Sánchez and Catherine Okoronkwo. The panel will consider questions such as: How important is your diaspora identity to your writing? and As a writer, where do you feel like you belong?

This is an open event – we want to hear your voices too and there will be plenty of break-out and Q and A time, to encourage you to share your thoughts, reflections and experiences – and, if you would like, to write about them.

Different breakout rooms will allow time for shared conversation and deeper exploration of the ideas raised by the panel or provide an opportunity to attend a short writing session/ workshop.

This is an online event on Zoom. We will use auto captions.