One Theatre…Two Great Plays.

We are truly fortunate to have the Torch Theatre here in Pembrokeshire. As a resident of Pembroke, I feel even more fortunate now that I don’t have to pay a toll to get to Milford, and then another one to get back home.

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na.omi artist

Turner Prize Winner , Naomi Tydeman.

Naomi Tydeman is one of those people who fell in love with Pembrokeshire in her twenties, while on holiday, and decided to stay. Born in Malaysia to a Royal Airforce family ,she has always travelled widely. “I get itchy feet every few years,” she tells me at her gallery in Cobb Lane Tenby. Fortunately for […]

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There are so many creative people in Pembrokeshire, producing a variety of work, that we are never short of really interesting people and projects to write about. The contrast is truly astonishing, from artists who work in very traditional materials , producing beautiful work that we recognise instantly, to work that has hidden meaning that […]

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Louis Okwedy

Louis Okwedy: Identity and Belonging.

It’s a pleasure to meet Louis Okwedy, the grandson of a Nigerian chief, who grew up in Tenby. You would expect there to be some  personal sense of ‘otherness’ just asking to be explored with that kind of heritage and Louis doesn’t disappoint. If you go to his website you will see the video ( A RETURN TO […]

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Work by Glenn Ibbitson

Moths and Birds and Men in Boxes.

The Life and Work of Glenn Ibbitson.   Glenn Ibbitson lives and works in Newcastle Emlyn. It’s just over the border, but I have long admired Glenn’s work, and when he agreed to do an interview I was delighted. Glenn’s interest in drawing was encouraged initially by a science teacher when he was about 12. […]

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Glenn in his studio

Must See: Glenn Ibbitson at Stwidio 3, Cardigan.

Resident in Newcastle Emlyn for fifteen years, Glenn Ibbotson left a career as a Scenic Artist for film and television [several years with BBC]. This work had provided opportunities for him to practice trompe-l’oeil techniques and visual trickeries on an industrial scale. The methods he employed and the visuals he was responsible for creating there […]

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Sculpt the World

Sculpt the World.

With Jon Foreman. I was fortunate, recently, to spend an hour with Jon Foreman, Land Artist. We talked about his life and work and I thought you might like to share in our conversation. Tell me about your background, Jon? I’ve lived in Pembrokeshire since the age of about 7. I went to school in […]

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Handbags and Puffins.

A Potter’s Life. You know, writing for could be one of the best jobs in the world….well if you allow the lack of pay and expenses to be balanced by driving around beautiful Pembrokeshire and meeting lovely people. Who needs money anyway especially on a day like today  when the sun is out and […]

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Theatr Gwaun, Fishguard

Theatr Gwaun:Then and Now: 2019.

Theatr Gwaun in Fishguard is a real gift to the people of North Pembrokeshire. But this interesting old building has had many incarnations since the land was first donated by local land owner John James. According to Paul Williams who has been working at the Theatre since 2001, the theatre started life as a Temperance […]

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pop art

POP artist review.

There aren’t many POP artists in Wales, so Richard Blacklaw-Jones who identifies strongly as a POP artist and calls himself “Wales’ premier POP artist” might well be right. What is a certainty, however, is that he is a powerful artist who has a strong and individual style. His star seems to be rising and he’s […]

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