best of june 2017

Best of June 2017 | WAR Picks

Wales Arts Review is proud to present our picks for the best of June 2017 for all things relating to the arts in Wales. 

The Best of June 2017

Alexander Duncan exhibits in Bilbao

Alexander Duncan has recently opened his first International Solo Exhibition ‘blow in’ at Aldama Fabre Gallery, Bilbao, Spain. Here he speaks with curator Emma Kelly about his studio practice and the ideas that formed this new body of work.

Live Music

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

Cath Barton was at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall for the final rounds of the biennial Cardiff Singer of the World song Prize, featuring Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar, John Chest, Louise Alder, Iurii Samoilov, and Catriona Morison

Visual Arts

Roger Cecil at MOMA Machynlleth

A comprehensive and affectionate exhibition of the much-missed Welsh artist.

Theatrical Production

Boho (Theatr Clwyd & Hijinx)

Georgie Bolwell casts a critical eye over Boho, a piece of musical theatre from Theatr Clwyd & Hijinx Theatre Company, directed by Hannah Noone

Book of the Month

Writing Motherhood, A Creative Anthology edited by Carolyn Jess-Cooke

Helen Calcutt casts a critical eye over and shares her personal connection with Writing Motherhood, A Creative Anthology, edited by Carolyn Jess-Cooke


Bernie Sanders at the Hay Festival

Gary Raymond draws strong comparisons between Bernie Sanders’ view of the world and the current UK General Election campaigns, reporting from Sanders’ Hobsbawm lecture at this year’s Hay Festival.

Blog of the Month

Only a Game: Football and Identity Politics by Richard Gwyn

Politics, literature and the Champions League Final in Cardiff.

Best in Music

Bach by Bethan Mai

Wales Arts Review is very excited to stream here the first solo music of Rogue Jones member Bethan Mai. ‘Bach’ is a darkly hypnotic soundscape of electronica, harmonies and primal beats, and we look forward to seeing whatever Mai comes up with next.