Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Hay Festival

BLACK MOUNTAINS COLLEGE LECTURE 2020 Join us online: Sunday 31 May 2020, 4pm – 4.45pm BST Virtual venue: Llwyfan Cymru Digidol – Wales Digital Stage The renowned Canadian botanist, biochemist and visionary has underpinned a quiet revolution in the way that we see trees. Her research includes the discovery of mother trees at the heart of a Read More …

10 writers shaping the UK’s future

Owen Sheers selects 10 writers shaping the UK’s future The author explains his choice of writers meeting the challenge of giving literary shape to the climate crisis, sexism, racism, inclusivity, and still making good art. More: www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/may/23/owen-sheers-selects-10-writers-shaping-uk-future

Unicorns, Almost on BBC Radio 3

10 May 2020 An adaptation for radio of a new stage play by the writer Owen Sheers. Unicorns, Almost portrays the short life of Second World War poet Keith Douglas, from his childhood through four engagements to his fighting in the Western Desert, his accelerated education as a poet and his early death three days Read More …

The Snow Spider

A five-part fantasy drama by Owen Sheers – based on Jenny Nimmo’s book trilogy – blending Welsh folklore with contemporary storytelling. View the programmes: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes “It is an extraordinary experience for any author to see their work brought to life in film. Not all authors are satisfied, but Owen Sheers, who adapted ‘The Snow Spider’ is Read More …

Centenary Lectures

The Centenary Lecture Series curated and introduced by Owen Sheers, will bring leading UK and international figures from business, politics, sports, culture and the arts to Swansea University’s stunning state of the art Great Hall venue which is located on its Bay Campus and the renowned Taliesin Arts Centre on its historic Singleton Campus. More Read More …

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

In her castle lair high in the mountains of Switzerland lives a terrible dragon. In the village below lives a little girl called Mimi. When she finds a baby dragon in the woodshed, she makes a brave decision that will bring joy and peace to the village forever, undertaking a perilous journey to return it Read More …

Poetry Please

The Welsh poet Owen Sheers is Roger McGough’s guest choosing some of his favourite poems. He has chosen work with an ecological theme, pieces which reflect his concern for the environment. Poems include The Horses by Edwin Muir, The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry and a new poem by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage. Read More …

I Saw A Man

Owen Sheers – I Saw A Man BBC Radio 4 Bookclub Owen Sheers talks about his novel I Saw A Man with James Naughtie and a group of readers at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. After the sudden loss of his wife, Michael Turner moves from Wales to London to start again. Living on a Read More …

Unicorns, Almost

Bristol Old Vic Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th September Unicorns, Almost tells the life story of Keith Douglas from his early childhood to his fighting in the Western desert as a tank commander; his accelerated education as a poet to his early death three days after the D-Day landings in Normandy at age 24. Marking the Read More …

Black Mountains College

Black Mountains College A college for the future Black Mountains College will be a new kind of college in rural Wales. Dedicated to creativity, experimental learning and adaptive thinking, BMC will offer undergraduate and further education courses and professional development for teachers. BMC will produce undergraduates, skilled craftspeople and teachers schooled in creative methods and Read More …