Ifan Morgan Jones Since JRR Tolkien first introduced us to Middle-Earth in the 1930’s modern fantasy authors have mined Welsh mythology for inspiration. Some of the most successful blockbusters and series of the last 20 years, including Harry Potter and Game of Thrones, are all seriously indebted to Wales’ […]
The Chairman of Literature Wales has hit back against criticism of the body published in a government report. The report, commissioned by the Welsh Government, recommended that Literature Wales have its funding and responsibilities cut. But the Chair of Literature Wales, Professor Damian Walford Davies, has condemned the report as […]
Ifan Morgan Jones I’m yet to meet anyone who thinks that the Government’s target of 1 million Welsh speakers by 2050 is anything other than an attempt to kick the issue into the long grass. It’s difficult to take seriously any deadline which will be reached after the politicians […]
Jasmine Donahaye There may not be blood, but we should expect a fight. At last, after repeated delays, the review of government support for publishing and literature in Wales has appeared. And what a report it is. Personal and partisan in tone, its recommendations are harsh: to strip Literature Wales […]
Samuel Parry Everyone in Wales is familiar with the British stereotypes about their language and culture. We’ve all probably been told at some point that our language is pointless as ‘everyone speaks English anyway’ or that we should go home to copulate with a sheep. These aren’t just the opinions […]
Radio Wales will expand its availability on the FM band so that its signal reaches more of the nation, according to the BBC. The BBC also announced that they will set up a second Welsh-language radio channel, Radio Cymru 2, to broadcast from 7am to 10am every morning on digital […]
English-language media such as the BBC should be encouraged to do more to publicise books published in Wales, according to a new report. The independent review into Welsh Government support for publishing and literature in Wales report notes that Welsh-language television has regular items about authors and books published in […]
Dafydd Prys argues that we need to reclaim our mythology before it’s lost to us forever…
A group of Māori language activists stunned the watching crowds at the Urdd Eisteddfod today with a display of song and dance.
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