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Jon Gower on his book “Vigilant Imagination: Encounters with Jon Selway”

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Saturday 14:00 Fountain Fine Art Gallery
Jon Gower on his book “Vigilant Imagination: Encounters with Jon Selway”

GB. WALES. John Selway painter’s show opening at Llanharnam Grange Cwmbran. 2015

One of the most gifted artists of his generation, John Selway stayed mainly under the radar of the British art establishment. Now, for the first time, his work is considered in a new book, ‘Vigilant Imagination: Encounters with John Selway’

Session in Welsh / Sesiwn yn Gymraeg

Roedd John Selway yn un o arlunwyr mwyaf dawnus ei genhedlaeth, a chafodd lwyddiant cynnar fel myfyriwr yn y Coleg Celf Brenhinol yn y 1960au. Dangoswyd ei waith mewn oriel bwysig yn Llundain a chymysgodd yn rhwydd gyda chyd-fyfyrwyr fel David Hockney ac Allen Jones ond tra bod eraill yn ei flwyddyn wedi creu gyrfaoedd yn America dewisodd Selway fynd yn ôl i’w gartref yn  Abertyleri. Yma, dros sawl degawd, cynhyrchodd gelf o’r safon uchaf, yn cwestiynu digwyddiadau ar draws y byd a chreu chwedlau’r un pryd, ond heb yn wybod i’r sefydliad gelf Brydeinig. Nawr, am y tro cyntaf, rhoddir sylw i’w waith mewn llyfr newydd, “Vigilant Information: Encounters with John Selway”. Mae Jon Gower yn gosod ei waith yn ei gyd-destun gan holi’r rhai oedd ei adnabod neu sy’n berchen ar ei luniau yn ogystal â chyfweliadau gyda’r arlunydd ei hun cyn ei farwolaeth yn Hydref 2017. Y ffrwyth yw llyfr am gywirdeb artistig a’r eithriadol gyda gwir ddawn peintio wrth galon y gwaith.

‘The Hunchback in the Park’ Credit: Newport Art Museum and Gallery

John Selway had it all going for him as a student at the Royal College of Art in the 1960s. He had early success with a major London gallery and mixed easily with fellow students such as David Hockney and Allen Jones, but whereas others in the student cohort looked to America to build their careers Selway chose to return home to his native Abertillery. Here, over many decades, he produced art of the highest standard, interrogating world events and myth-making at one and the same time, but all mainly under the radar of the British art establishment. Now, for the first time, his work is considered in a new book, ‘Vigilant Imagination: Encounters with John Selway’ in which the multi-award winning writer Jon Gower sets his work in context by talking to those who knew him or own his work as well as extensive interviews with the artist himself before he passed away in October 2017. The result is a book about both artistic integrity and exceptionalism, with a genuine painting talent beating at its heart.

Jon Gower is a Hay Festival International Fellow and a former BBC arts and media correspondent who has been making documentary programs for television and radio for 30 years. He is the author of several books, including An Island Called Smith and The Story of Wales, and is the recipient of a John Morgan Award.

 

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How the West Was Won – Discussion

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How The West Was Won – Saturday 28th at 18:30 Horeb Chapel

Book Ticket: £5

Is West Wales inspiring – or stuck in the last century? What are ups and downs of running a creative enterprise in our beautiful region?

Sparky discussion and audience participation promised here with Jane of Galerie Simpson, Elin of Telesgop TV, ceramicist and novelist Kate, and Manon, writer and actor. These will be chatting with Gaynor Jones, Ail Argraffiad and psychologist Philippa Davies in a bilingual, no holds barred session. And you can give your views, too…

Sut Gorchfygwyd Y Gorllewin

Ydy Gorllewin Cymru’n ysbrydoli – neu’n glwm wrth y ganrif ddiwethaf? Beth yw’r  manteision a’r anfanteision o redeg menter greadigol yn ein rhanbarth prydferth?

Disgwylir trafodaeth fywiog yn cynnwys y gynulleidfa pan fydd Jane o Galerie Simpson, Elin o Gwmni Deledu Telesgop, y seramegydd ac awdur Kate a Manon, ysgrifennydd ac actor, yn cwrdd. Bydd y pedair sydd wedi torri cwysi newydd yn y maes creadigol yn sgwrsio gyda Gaynor Jones, perchennog Ail Argraffiad, a’r seicolegydd Philippa Davies mewn sesiwn ddwyieithog. Gallwch chi roi’ch barn hefyd….

Lyn Ebenzer yn trafod cymeriadau Meini Llafar gyda Elinor Jones

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Saturday 28th April 12:30 Horeb Chapel 

Lyn Ebenzer yn trafod cymeriadau Meini Llafar gyda Elinor Jones

Book Ticket: £5

Cyfrol o atgofion bro mebyd gan un o newyddiadurwyr ac awduron mwyaf toreithiog Cymru, Lyn Ebenezer. Portread cynnes a chrefftus o gymeriadau Pontrhydfendigaid ei blentyndod, ynghyd a’i bryddest i’w Wncwl Dai, a laddwyd yn y Rhyfel Mawr, pryddest a ddaeth yn agos at gipio’r goron yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Ynys Mon, 2017. Sesiwn yn Gymraeg

Lyn Ebenezer discussing his latest book with Elinor Jones.  One of Wales most prolific authors, his latest book, Meini Llafar recounts the vanished characters of his square mile.

Lyn Ebenezer lives in Pontrhydfendigaid and is one of Wales most entertaining and longest serving journalists. Based in Ceredigion he  has covered stories ranging from exploits at the National Eisteddfod to the biggest LSD bust in British history, Operation Julie.

Session in Welsh 

 

Catrin Dafydd – Dychmygu y Dyfodol, ysgrifennu Gwales

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Saturday 28th April  11:00 Fountain Fine Art Gallery

BOOK TICKETS: £5

Catrin Dafydd – Dychmygu y Dyfodol, ysgrifennu Gwales

Catrin Dafydd yn trafod ysgrifennu am Gymru yn ei nofel phoblogaidd Gwales gyda’r bardd a golygydd y Stamp, Miriam Elin Jones. Sut mae mynd ati i ddychmygu dyfodol dystopaidd estron i genedl a chymdeithas mor gyfarwydd?

Mae Brynach Yang am orffen popeth. Ond beth fydd yn digwydd i Gymru wedyn? Mae ymgyrch Gwales ar fin dechrau ar siwrne gythryblus… a Brynach sy’n arwain y chwyldro…

Dyma nofel gyffrous a deallus, am Gymru yn 2056 gan awdures unigryw a phrofiadol. Daw Catrin o Waelod y Garth ac mae’n awdures llawn amser ac wedi ysgrifennu nofelau ar gyfer pobl ifanc ac oedolion yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.

Catrin Dafydd discusses her novel, Gwales with Miriam Elin Jones, poet and editor of the newest Welsh language literary magazine on the block, Y Stamp. How does an author imagine an unfamiliar and dystopian future for a familiar society?

Brynach Yang wants to finish everything. And he’s going to do it. But what will happen to Wales then? The Gwales campaign is about to start and Brynach needs to leads a revolution … This is an exciting and intelligent novel about a dystopian Wales in 2056 by an unique and experienced authors. Catrin comes from Gwaelod y Garth and she is a full time author for young people and adults in both Welsh and English.

Aled Sam a Myfyrdodau Canol Oed a 100 lle cyn Brexit:

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Sunday April 29th 13:00  MIMOSA Art Gallery 

Aled Sam a Myfyrdodau Canol Oed a 100 lle cyn Brexit

Book Tickets: £8

Aled Sam yn darllen darnau o’i lyfrau diweddaraf, gyda’i dafod yn sownd yn ei foch wrth gwrs. Cewch tipyn o donic wrth glywed am ei fywyd beunyddiol, troion trwstan a lle I fynd cyn inni orfod llosgi ein pasports coch! Dyma gasgliad o ryfeddodau Ewrop – llefydd, profiadau, blasau hyd yn oed – oll yn deilwng i’w profi cyn bod teithio yn Ewrop yn mynd yn anoddach.

Mae Aled Sam yn wyneb a llais cyfarwydd ers blynyddoedd, yn cyflwyno rhaglenni i Radio Cymru a S4C. Mae’n cyfrannu colofn wythnosol i’r cylchgrawn Golwg.

Sesiwn yn Gymraeg

Aled Sam is a long-time resident of Llandeilo and has broadcasted programmes on Radio Cymru and S4C. This is a reading of his two latest volumes, voicing the humorous trials of a middle age man and shining a light on a 100 European destinations worth visiting before Brexit.

Session in Welsh 

Fflur Dafydd and Siôn Owen Tomos – Writers working for TV 

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Fflur Dafydd & Siôn Owen Tomos – Writers working for TV Sunday April 28th 15:00 Horeb Chapel

Book Tickets: £8

Heledd Cynwal yn sgwrsio gyda Fflur Dafydd, un o sgriptwragedd mywaf profiadol Cymru a Siôn Tomos Owen, cartwnydd a cyflwynydd yn S4C – Cymraeg

Mae Fflur Dafydd yn awdures brofiadol ac yn un o ddramodwyr teledu mwyaf poblogaidd Cymru. Bu’n gweithio ar Pobl y Cwm cyn ysgrifennu cyfres lwyddiannus Parch, a ffilm y Llyfrgell/Library Suicides. Mae’n fardd ac yn gyfansoddwraig a chantores, mae ei gwaith wedi ei gyfieithu I’r Saesneg. Mae’n ddarlithydd mewn ysgrifenuu creadigol ac wedi ennill nifer o wobrau llenyddol dros y blynyddoedd.

Fflur Dafydd is a poet, award winning novelist, composer, singer and writes TV drama series for S4C. Siôn Tomos Owen is a presenter and cartoonist.

Heledd Cynwal is a well known TV presenter and radio broadcaster.

Session in Welsh

Myfanwy Alexander – Sut ichi yn mynd ati I sgwennu comedi  a nofelau digrif?

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Saturday  April 29th 13:30 Angel Inn

Myfanwy Alexander – Sut ichi yn mynd ati I sgwennu comedi  a nofelau digrif?

Sesiwn ddifyr gan un o’r nofelwyr mwyaf doniol sydd yn ysgrifennu yn yr iaith Gymraeg, bydd yn sgwrsio am y grefft o lunio nofel ddigri gyda Heddyr Gregory

Magwyd Myfanwy Alexander yn Sir Drefaldwyn, ac  ar ôl byw ym mhob cornel o Brydain dychwelodd i fagu chwech o ferched mewn tŷ to gwellt ger Llanfair Caereinion. Fel sgwennwr a darlledwr mae wedi cyfrannu i sawl rhaglen radio a theledu, gan gynnwys nifer o gyfresi dychan. Enillodd wobr Sony am y gyfres gomedi The LL Files i Radio Wales yn 1999. Hi yw hanner tîm Cymru ar y Round Britain Quiz ar Radio 4. Cyhoeddwyd ei nofel gyntaf, A Oes Heddwas? yn 2015 ac mae’r Arolygydd Daf Dafis  wedi bod ar drywydd sawl trosedd a dirgelwch ym mherfeddion y canolbarth oddi ar hynny.

Myfanwy Alexander in conversation with Heddyr Gregory about writing comedy and satire. Do you want to know how to go about writing comedy? This is an opportunity to learn more about the skill with one of Wales best satirical writers

Myfanwy Alexander was raised in Montgomeryshire. After living in every corner of Britain she returned to bring up six girls in a thatched house near Llanfair Caereinion. As an author and broadcaster in English and Welsh she has contributed to several radio and television programmes, including a satirical series. She won a Sony award for The LL Files for Radio Wales’s comedy series in 1999 and she is also a member of the Wales team on the Round Britain Quiz on Radio 4. Her first novel, A Oes Heddwas? was published in 2015 and Inspector Daf Dafis has had a number of crimes to solve since then including one in English, located at the Bloody Eisteddfod ! 

Heddyr Gregory has worked in broadcasting and is currently Shelter Cymru’s Media Officer. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Cymru’s book review programme Y Silff Lyfrau

Session in WELSH