To Provide All People: A Poem in the Voice of the NHS

July 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service Act. Owen Sheers, the author of Pink Mist and the BAFTA nominated The Green Hollow, has created a  ‘film-poem’ to coincide with the Vox Pictures/BBC production broadcast to mark the occasion. To Provide All People is the intimate story of the NHS in British society today. Depicting 24 Read More …

The NHS: To Provide All People

This Great Act should have so stormy a birth A film poem ‘in the voice of the NHS’ by Owen Sheers with Michael Sheen and Eve Myles; bringing to life the words of Aneirin Bevan by Martin Freeman, Susan Wokoma and Michelle Fairley. Thursday, 28 June – 9pm on BBC One Wales More information: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06bjxbn  

Letters to the Future

LETTERS TO THE FUTURE: ON GENDER AND EQUALITY What do we want the future to look like? How might we achieve equality between the sexes? At a time when many are examining how to achieve a fairer world Laura Bates and Owen Sheers write letters to the next generation in which they explore and plan Read More …

To Provide All People

BBC Wales marks NHS at 70 with all-star production To Provide All People Michael Sheen, Tamsin Grieg, Martin Freeman and Meera Syal are amongst the all-star cast of BBC Wales’ latest landmark television drama commission as it celebrates the 70th anniversary of the NHS. Written by highly acclaimed poet Owen Sheers, To Provide All People will chart the Read More …

Unicorns, almost

UNICORNS, ALMOST is a new one–man play about the life and work of World War II poet Keith Douglas. John Retallack will direct the premiere in Hay-on-Wye in May 2018. Written by Owen Sheers, UNICORNS, ALMOST conjures Douglas back into confrontational existence before an audience. Echoing the frequent direct address of his poems, Douglas’s pressure to speak to us is twofold: a Read More …

The Green Hollow Book

The Green Hollow, Owen Sheers’ new book, is a deeply moving poetic history of Aberfan, a beautifully rendered portrait of what the mining village was like, what was lost, and what it is like now. Published: April 2018 Publisher: Faber & Faber In 1966 a coal slag heap collapsed on a school in south Wales, killing Read More …

Green Man 2018

Green Man 2018: Talking Shop Owen Sheers, the BAFTA-nominated Welsh novelist, poet and playwright, who will read from To Provide All People – a poem to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS – and also provide comments on The Green Hollow, his remarkable memorial to the Aberfan mining disaster. More information: www.greenman.net

BAFTA Cymru Awards 2017

Aberfan: The Green Hollow receives Television Drama Award Gwobr Drama Deledu i Aberfan: The Green Hollow Owen Sheers receives the Writer award Llongyfarchiadau i Owen Sheers am y Wobr Awdur More: www.bafta.org/wales/awards/winners-announced-2017-british-academy-cymru-awards

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