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Best of 2018 – Our Number Ones

Welcome to Wales Arts Review’s Best of 2018. Over the last few weeks we have been nominating our top selections across the arts of Wales, and now we are very exited to announce our numbers ones in each category.

Best of 2018:


Best Theatre Production

All But Gone (The Other Room)

All But Gone


Best Opera

War and Peace (Welsh National Opera)

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War and Peace


Best Dance

Passion (National Dance Company Wales & Music Theatre Wales)



Book of the Year

A Simple Scale (Seren) by David Llewellyn


Young Persons Book of the Year

The Clockwork Crow (Firefly) by Catherine Fisher


Best in Visual Arts

This Inconstant State by Shani Rhys James (Connaught Brown Gallery, London)

Two Gourds by Shani Rhys James


Welsh Album of the Year

Echo the Red – Accü (Libertino Records)


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