Haven’t posted here for a while. Latest activity is organising the Words&Words&Words poetry evenings at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. We have a very dynamic line up for 27th January. There are also open mic opportunities.


More details can be found on the Words& site


Surrealist Exhibition in Wales

If you are in the area of Wales, UK in April or May, do check out this very special exhibition. NYTH GRUG / HEATHER NEST JOHN WELSON EXHIBITION AMGUEDDFA AC ORIEL RHAEADR / RHYADER MUSEUM & GALLERY CARAD, East Street, Rhyader, 01597 – 810561 24 April – 30 May 2015 Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 – 4.00 rhyader ORGANISED BY JOHN RICHARDSON & JOHN WELSON Including Contributions From Jean-Claude Charbonel Neil Coombs Guy Ducornet Kryzstof Fijalkowski Beth Garon Paul Garon Guy Girard David Greenslade Kathy Fox Mary Jacob Patrick Lepetit Rik Lina Michael Löwy Desmond Morris Michel Remy John Richardson Marie-Genevieve Rolande Pierre Ody Saban Francis Samuel Gregg Simpson Peter Spriggs David Walker

Surrealist Games tomorrow!

What a week…from the amazing Mabinogi storytelling festival last weekend, through an inspiring Theatre Film & TV department research conference, and tomorrow not only the solar eclipse and equinox but Surrealist Journeys at the Gas Gallery, Friday 20 March starting at 7:30.

Where will your Surrealist footprint take you?

Friday 20th March 7:30-10:00pm at the Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth

Friday 20th March 7:30-10:00pm at the Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival

Well, as the date nears (30 Nov – 2 Dec), we have been very busy. See our shiny new website http://aberstoryfestival.wordpress.com/

I was going to tell you about all the great stories for adults and kids, puppets, fairies, kings, corpses, knights, a most unusual bear, fairy tales, classical tales, stories from Brittany, improvisational performances, art films, rare old fairy tale films, workshops to save the planet, music from the Celtic world, from India, from the imaginations of the strangest and most creative minds in Wales, from the gentle and dark side of the folk scene, fiddle, hurdy gurdy, sitar, djembe, live French and Breton music that will dance you into another world (yes, there is dancing), but it all seemed too much, really.

You’ll just have to look at the website for details and plan your weekend yourself.

All I can say is, you might get an opportunity to meet Rrose Sélavy in person and do something surreal.

And fairy cakes. Rumour has it there will be fairy cakes.

Let the fest begin!