At Wales Arts Review we believe critical writing should be worth reading for its own sake. With that in mind, here is a small selection of the reviews archive, and a small display of the quality critical writing our writers produce.
Non-fiction Books: 2018 Reviews
Leighton Andrews on Nothing Has Changed by Adrian Masters
Nigel Jarrett on Debussy: A Painter in Sound by Stephen Walsh
Adam Somerset on Menna Elfyn’s biography of Eluned Phillips, Absolute Optimist.
Poetry: 2018 Reviews
Fiction: 2018 Reviews
Carolyn Percy on West by Carys Davies.
Jim Perrin on Christopher Meredith’s Brief Lives.
Michelle Deininger on Glen James Brown’s Ironopolis.
Craig Austin on A Simple Scale by David Llewellyn.
Bethan James on Joao Morais’ Things That Make the Heart Beat Faster.
Exhibitions: 2018 Reviews
Gary Raymond on Clive Hicks-Jenkins’ Sir Gawain and the Green Knight at the Martin Tinney Gallery in Cardiff.
Nigel Jarrett on Shani Rhys James’ This Inconstant State at the Connaught Brown Gallery in London.
Gary Raymond on the major Kyffin Williams’ retrospective at the National Library of Wales, Behind the Frame.
Television: 2018 Reviews
Jake Young on horror serial Requiem.
Gary Raymond on Keeping Faith.
Adam Somerset on David Hurn: A Life in Pictures.
David Cottis on Anthony Hopkins in BBC’s King Lear.
Gary Raymond on Apostle.
Siobhan Denton on Carys Eleri’s Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff).
Thomas Tyrrell on Everyman Theatre’s Fiddler on the Roof.
Georgie Bolwell on Home, I’m Darling at Theatr Clwyd.
Taylor Edmonds on Illumine Theatre’s 2023.
Cinema: 2018 Reviews
Phil Morris on Black Panther.
Nia Edwards-Behi on the WOW festival.
Albums: 2018 Reviews
Chris Deliso on Tro by Gwyneth Glyn
Live Music: 2018 Reviews
Cath Barton on the William Bolcom 80th Birthday concert.
Nigel Jarrett at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival.
David Truslove on the Newbury Spring Festival.
John Lavin on Gwenno’s Edrica.
Edward Christian-Hare at the Eric Hodges Memorial Prize.
Opera: 2018 Reviews
Cath Barton on Swansea City Opera’s Barber of Seville.
Nigel Jarrett on WNO’s La Triviata.
Dance: 2018 Reviews
Jemma Beggs on Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella.
David Truslove on NDCWales and MTW’s Passion.
Radio: 2018 Reviews