best of the month

WAR Picks | Best of May 2017

Outstanding Achievement

International Dylan Thomas Day

A huge celebration of Wales’ iconic poet around May 14th, from New York to Argentina.

Live Music

John Cale: The Velvet Underground and Nico Reimagined

The ‘greatest living Welshman’ oversees a powerful display of public solidarity at Liverpool’s Sound City.

Visual Arts

Diffusion: Cardiff’s International Festival of Photography

2000 images from 60 artists in 20 venues across the month. A world class celebration of photography.

Theatrical Production

The Trials of Oscar Wilde (Mappa Mundi & Theatr Mwldan)

‘Flamboyant’ and ‘unguarded’ in a production that ‘sticks to the heart of the matter’.

Book of the Month

Discovering Dylan Thomas by John Goodby

The comprehensive guide to the works of Dylan Thomas.


Wales Arts Review Special Print Edition

Even is we do say so ourselves.

Television and Radio

Three Girls (BBC) and Little Boy Blue (ITV)

Two powerful dramas based on true life recent crimes in the north of England running side by side through May.

Blog of the Month

Mother Love by Cath Beard

Our most shared article of the month is Cath Beard’s powerful blog for Mental Health month.

Best in Music


A true fusion of Welsh and Indian folk and classical music with a healthy injection of Big Fun-era Miles Davis.