Hay Player. Reformations 11: Men

Owen Sheers Reformations 11: Men Hay Festival 2017, Tuesday 30 May 2017 Questions of masculinity have been at the heart of Sheers’ writing for 20 years. This event is available to listen via the Hay Player. Price: £1.00 To purchase, or for more information, please visit: www.hayfestival.com/p-12261-owen-sheers.aspx

BAFTA TV Awards 2017

Aberfan: The Green Hollow, written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster has been nominated for a BAFTA TV Award. The 2017 British Academy Television Awards will be held on 14 May 2017: www.bafta.org/television/awards

Pink Mist Tour 2017

Pink Mist Tour Between 23rd January 2017 and 1st April 2017 this Bristol Old Vic production will visit 12 venues in Bristol, Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Ipswich, Oxford, Edinburgh, Eastbourne, Bangor, Swansea, Winchester, Birmingham and Leeds. Bristol Old Vic 23 – 28 January, 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Saturday matinees) Post show Q&A with Owen Sheers, Friday 27 January. Join Pink Read More …

Catalyst to Produce Movie of Pink Mist

Catalyst Global Media, the London production company led by Charlotte Walls, is to make a movie based on poet and novelist Owen Sheers’ verse-drama “Pink Mist,” which explores the human cost of modern warfare, inspired by interviews with soldiers and their families. Sheers said: “The ongoing issue of the shadows cast by conflict into civilian Read More …

Pink Mist

Pink Mist is back for a national tour kicking off in January 2017. Pink Mist tells the story of three young Bristol men deployed to Afghanistan. Returning to the women in their lives who must now share the physical and psychological aftershocks of their service, Arthur, Hads and Taff find their journey home is their Read More …

Conversations on a bench

Conversations on a bench BBC Radio 4 4.30pm 16th October 2016 A specially commissioned work by poet Owen Sheers draws on the voices and stories of those who sit and contemplate the inscription, “Born to be Wild – Dinks Nash – Loved Forever.” The views from the bench of the Gower Peninsula and the threatened Tata Read More …

The Green Hollow

A Poem in the voice of Aberfan Then and Now, by Owen Sheers A drama portraying the events surrounding the deaths of 144 people in a Welsh village will be aired to mark the 50th anniversary of the tragedy. In 1966, a coal waste tip slid down a mountain above Aberfan, south Wales, onto the village Read More …

Being Human: Hopes and Fears

Swansea University has been awarded funding to hold events during the ‘Hopes and Fears’ festival week, 17 – 25 November 2016. During this year’s Festival, Swansea University’s hub ‘Dreams, Demons and Discovery’ will inspire you to express your hopes and fears in creative ways. Join us for a range of free events across the festival Read More …

Cardiff Book Festival 2016

Friday 28th October 2016: Cardiff Book Festival Welsh novelist, playwright and poet Owen Sheers headlines the Friday night discussing his life, words and latest novel, the gripping and stylish I Saw A Man.  Book tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk More information: www.cardiffbookfestival.co.uk

A Violence of Gifts

Wednesday 7th  September 18:45 – 19:45 Main Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building Swansea University Join composer Mark Bowden and poet and Professor of Creativity Owen Sheers as they discuss ‘A Violence of Gifts’, an oratorio exploring the origins of our universe. Hear how this 2015 BBC Radio 3 commission for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra was influenced Read More …