Review: The Welsh Language in Cardiff – A History of Survival

Jon Gower In his introduction to this myth-debunking book BBC Wales’ Welsh Affairs Editor Vaughan Roderick suggests that it might perhaps be better to substitute the word ‘revival’ for ‘survival’ in its sub-title.  It’s certainly the case that the fortunes of the language in the town and then city have […]

Review: Us Three is a comforting read in a world all at sea

Sarah Morgan Plunging into a decades-long story of friendship, there is no doubting the skill with which Ruth Jones captures character. Her television creations are funny, warm, and larger than life, and in ‘Us Three’ the central women of the title are just as vivid, complicated and recognisable. Catrin-Kelly-Judith-Harris-Lana-Lloyd (a […]

Pnawn da! Brazilian TV show does Welsh language feature

 A Brazilian TV show has done a feature on the Welsh language. Dr Rodolfo Piskorski, who is originally from Brazil and now lives in Cardiff, and is the first person to take the UK citizenship test in the language, was interviewed on news and live entertainment programme, Metrópolis. Dr […]

Lucasfilm to begin filming Willow in Wales in March

Lucasfilm is to begin filming a Willow television series for Disney+ in March, it has been revealed. The TV spinoff will be set decades after Ron Howard’s 1988 film, and Warwick Davis will return in the role of the great sorcerer, Willow Ufgood. The producers say are aiming to capture […]

From Britpop to brushstrokes with 60ft Dolls’ Carl Bevan

David Owens As the drummer in Wales’ premier rock ‘n’ roll renegades 60ft Dolls, Carl Bevan was no stranger to rock excess. But while music fired his hedonistic formative years, he’s now returned to his first love – art. Originally from Glynneath, the Cardiff resident has portrayed the city in […]