podcast episode 1

The Wales Arts Review Podcast episode 1

Welcome to the Wales Arts Review podcast episode 1, a brand new format for Wales Arts Review audio and the best podcast for all the chat about what’s going on in the arts and culture of Wales. In this new show, Wales Arts Review editor Gary Raymond talks to Welsh Assembly Member Bethan Sayed about her role as Chair of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee, and her recent travel to Spain to review the devolved media of the Basque Country.

Next up is award-winning novelist Tristan Hughes, who discusses the importance of pre-eminent Welsh writer Emyr Humphreys in this, Humphreys’ centenary year. Raymond and Hughes discuss Humphreys’ genius, his influence, and why more people are not talking about him during such a rare and significant anniversary year for the country.

Raymond discusses two very different types of graffiti with associate editor Nia Edwards-Behi, that of Tryweryn and the Banksy of Port Talbot, and asks if the nationalism of Wales’ first “fully devolved generation” is different to that of the older generations.

And we have a new short story from poet and novelist Kate North, whose new collection Punch is out this week.

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