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3 Heol Pen'Rallt
Machynlleth, SY20 8AG

(01654) 700559

We're an independent gallery bookshop based in Machynlleth, mid Wales. It's our blend of bookshop, selling a carefully selected collection of reads and pick-up-and-flick-through books – and gallery space to inspire you while you're browsing. We host events too, book readings, author talks, photography and art openings. 

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2019 OPEN SUBMISSION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION - CALL FOR ENTRIES
Feb
7
to Jun 7

2019 OPEN SUBMISSION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION - CALL FOR ENTRIES

Announcing our theme for this year’s
Open Submission Photography Exhibition:

IAITH YN Y DIRWEDD /

LANGUAGE IN THE LANDSCAPE


closing date for submissions Friday, 7 June 2019

Your photographs can be black and white, in colour, using film, digital camera or mobile phone.

Aiming to show one photograph by each person submitting, we mount and frame selected prints and curate these as this year’s annual open exhibition:

LANGUAGE IN THE LANDSCAPE
THE EXHIBITION OF SELECTED SUBMISSIONS WITLL RUN FROM:

20 JUNE UNTIL 4 SEPTEMBER 2019

GALERI A SIOP LYFRAU
PEN’RALLT
GALLERY BOOKSHOP

We’re bringing the usual timings for our open exhibition forward this year:

a) Instead of wracking our brains for ages, we have already decided on what we think offers a wide range of possible interpretations

b) We have lots of visitors through the summer months, which means that many more people will enjoy seeing what is always a brilliant exhibition bringing together professionals, enthusiastic amateurs and beginners alike.

Application details
Print measurements:
A5 21cm x 14cm
A4 21cm x 29 cm

Submit (up to 3) unframed prints. Please allow 5mm white borders if possible, for our mounting purposes.

Include the title or location of the photo, your name, address, email and phone number with your entry. submission fee £3 per person (up to 3 prints) /students & people 18 and under, FREE

For more information, please contact Diane or Geoff - penralltbooks@gmail.com,
01654 700559 or via this website

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Poetry from Snowdonia
Apr
4
10:30 AM10:30

Poetry from Snowdonia

The publication of Seren’s poetry pamphlet, Poetry from Snowdonia is an excuse for another of our popular Coffee and Poetry events in the MoMA Cafe, with featured poets: Nicky Arscott, Julia Crompton, Helen Sandler

Nicky, Julia and Helen will read from the pamphlet adding a few of their current poems responding to place and the land, both close-up and from afar.

Lucky that my breasts are small and humble
so you don’t confuse them with mountains
— Shakira
Nicky Arscott lives in Llanbrynmair. Powys.  Her poetry comics were most recently exhibited at MOMA Machynlleth. She is founder of  Mother Mary Press , an independent comics publisher, and has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at Austin.

Nicky Arscott lives in Llanbrynmair. Powys.
Her poetry comics were most recently exhibited at MOMA Machynlleth. She is founder of Mother Mary Press, an independent comics publisher, and has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at Austin.

Helen Sandler, writer, editor, publisher and event organiser, co-programmes and comperes  Aberration  – an LGBT+ arts night in Aberystwyth. Helen is founfer of  Tollington Press  which publishes new books by women.

Helen Sandler, writer, editor, publisher and event organiser, co-programmes and comperes Aberration – an LGBT+ arts night in Aberystwyth. Helen is founfer of Tollington Press which publishes new books by women.

Julia Forster works freelance in marketing and publicity for the literary magazine  New Welsh Review  and as an associate for Ruth Killick Publicity. She's a reader and mentor for The Literary Consultancy. Her most recent book, a novel called   What a Way to Go   was published in 2016 by   Atlantic Books. She is currently working on a solo pamphlet of poems.  photo: Marc Hamer

Julia Forster works freelance in marketing and publicity for the literary magazine New Welsh Review and as an associate for Ruth Killick Publicity. She's a reader and mentor for The Literary Consultancy. Her most recent book, a novel called What a Way to Go was published in 2016 by Atlantic Books. She is currently working on a solo pamphlet of poems.

photo: Marc Hamer

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Coffee, Cake and Crime to launch National Crime Reading Month
May
1
to May 2

Coffee, Cake and Crime to launch National Crime Reading Month

It will be commencing here on the first of the month thanks to Alis Hawkins (Crime Cymru), who we’ve invited to begin her tour of independent bookshops here.

Alis will introduce her Teifi Valley Coroner historical crime fiction, set in west Waleand read from her first novel in the series, ‘None So Blind’ and, hot off the press, ‘In Two Minds’.

May is
National Crime Reading Month

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Spectral Pegasus / Dark Movements  with USA based poet Jeffery Beam and Welsh painter Clive-Hicks Jenkins
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Spectral Pegasus / Dark Movements with USA based poet Jeffery Beam and Welsh painter Clive-Hicks Jenkins

A six-month blogosphere collaboration between Welsh painter Clive Hicks- Jenkins and American poet Jeffery Beam, Spectral Pegasus / Dark Movements details a Hero’s journey through death, resurrection, psychological and spiritual trials and revelations into redemptive vision. Originating loosely in the ancient Welsh folk tradition of the Mari Lwyd involving a skeletal mare, and the death of the painter’s father.

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The Levels - debut novel launch with author, Helen Pendry
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

The Levels - debut novel launch with author, Helen Pendry

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Pen’rallt Gallery Bookshop first opened its doors on 23 May 2011.

With this event, we’ll be celebrating our ninth birthday. Expect jollity.

One day in winter a military drone on a training flight hurtles out of the sky and smashes into a holiday park. A young mother living in a static caravan is killed instantly.

While all the initial reports suggest a tragic accident, Abby Hughes suspects the crash was a deliberate act of sabotage by a homeless man who made maps and hated war. Determined to find the truth, she has to contend with the powerful forces trying to bury it.

THE LEVELS is published by PARTHIAN
pre-order through the bookshop

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Helen Pendry has worked in higher education, research and editing. She has also worked in a zoo, a hostel, a bookshop and the European Parliament. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Planet Magazine, New Welsh Review and Wales Arts Review, and she has been the recipient of a Literature Wales Bursary Award. She lives in Machynlleth.

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Gerddi Bro Ddyfi’s 10th Birthday Celebrations
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Gerddi Bro Ddyfi’s 10th Birthday Celebrations

Gerddi Bro Ddyfi’s 10th Birthday Celebrations
Pen’rallt Book Stall at Vane Tempest Room, Y Plas, as part of Gerddi Bro Ddyfi’s 10th Birthday Celebrations where author and gardener, Alys Fowler will be talking about ‘Edible Gardening- how to create a beautiful and productive garden whatever the size of your space. Alys will be signing books, so the bookstall will offer both new and second-hand books by Alys.

http://www.gerddibroddyfigardens.co.uk/

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TELLING IT SLANT - Life Writing in ffotogaleri y gofeb with Helen Pendry
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

TELLING IT SLANT - Life Writing in ffotogaleri y gofeb with Helen Pendry

If you’re already working on a project and want some support and inspiration to keep you going, or if you need a push to start, join us for some lively discussion, quiet writing exercises, and fear-busting encouragement.

*Only a few places are available for the two next sessions.
Contact here if you are interested. Or we can add your name to a list for the next series.

£10 per evening session

please book in advance
phone 01654 700559, call in the bookshop, or book here

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Wales in 100 Objects /Cymru Mewn 100 Gwrthrych
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Wales in 100 Objects /Cymru Mewn 100 Gwrthrych

Join us for this illustrated talk by Andrew Green, the author behind the book, Wales in 100 Objects / Cymru Mewn 100 Gwrthrych.

The event will be held in the Foyer / Moma Cafe
Tickets are available from the bookshop - £3 includes a welcome glass of wine or soft drink.

Andrew, has worked as librarian and information director in universities in Wales and England and was Librarian of the National Library of Wales between 1998 and 2013. The book follows years of research and travel by Andrew to libraries, museums and archives all over Wales in a mission to find 100 objects which represent many aspects of the history of our nation.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the power of objects in an historical context,” explained Andrew. “Objects – even ones that look insignificant – can be used to tell a remarkable story.”

Each object in Wales in 100 Objects and Cymru Mewn 100 Gwrthrych has been strikingly illustrated by photographer Rolant Dafis from Aberystwyth, who has worked for a number of well-known fine art galleries and auction houses over the last 20 years.
BOOK FOR THIS EVENT

Find out more from Andrew about some of the objects featured here: https://parallel.cymru/andrew-green-cymru-mewn-100-gwrthrych/?lang=en

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Collection 1: Rituals of Intimacy - a ffotogaleri y gofeb exhibition
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Collection 1: Rituals of Intimacy - a ffotogaleri y gofeb exhibition

In a lifetime of of making photographs, each photographer will arrive at their own personal ‘ritual of intimacy’.
This exhibition, Collection 1: Rituals of Intimacy, presents a changing show of work by photographers and fine printers:
JOHN BLAKEMORE – PETER CATTRELL – PETE DAVIS – MARIAN DELYTH – ALED RHYS HUGHES

The photograph mirrors something in the experience of the photographer. The making of a photograph represents a ‘bringing to light’ through close attention and contemplation, often through exhaustive experimentation and often at the stage of making the negative. Working with traditional processes using light-sensitive film, the negative is the primary physical product these photographers each depend on. Only by this means can the anticipated photograph come into being.

Collection 1: Rituals of Intimacy helps to illuminate the essential, practical, physical and intellectual aspects of photographic practice. Fine prints by these five photographers also provide opportunities to look at the part played by the negative.

Rituals of Intimacy opens for a special evening reception, by invitation on 9 November 2018,  If you would like an invitation to this evening reception go to: www.ffotogaleriygofeb.co.uk

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‘Bardsey: Now and Then’ with author and photographer, Jean Napier
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

‘Bardsey: Now and Then’ with author and photographer, Jean Napier

Bardsey, Ynys Enlli, was a medieval pilgrims’ destination; it was a haven for Welsh pirates; it supported a population of two hundred fisher-farming families at the turn of the 20th century.

Over the past twelve years, Jean Napier has visited and stayed on the island regularly. Her evocative photography and writing reflects her time there. Historical texts by past islanders add a century and a half of memories to this book.

This illustrated talk and launch will be held in the ffotogaleri y gofeb, just a few doors along from the bookshop.

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Oct
4
11:00 AM11:00

NATIONAL POETRY DAY

We'll celebrate National Poetry Day with Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch in the morning and Menna Elfyn in the evening. In the afternoon, in response to popular demand, poet, Lindy Newns, heads down from Manchester to run one of her brilliant poetry writing workshops.

Morning Coffee with Samantha, in MoMA cafe, from 11.00 – 12noon
FREE, pre-booking advised.

Poetry writing workshop with Lindy Newns
in ffotogaleri y gofeb, from 1.30 – 3.30pm, £5,
pre-booking essential.

An evening of poetry and prose with Menna Elfyn (also introducing Eluned Philips)
in the bookshop, 6 for 6.30pm

FREE, pre- booking essential.

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HOME / CYNEFIN - OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Sep
22
to Nov 21

HOME / CYNEFIN - OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

This is our eighth open submission photography exhibition, supported by mainly non-professional photographers, some of whom have submitted prints for the first time, alongside others who are now regulars. Once again we have a range of different approaches to the theme, reflecting the photographers’ personal experience and interests.

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Author, Elizabeth Jane Corbett, 'The Tides Between'
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Author, Elizabeth Jane Corbett, 'The Tides Between'

Elizabeth Jane Corbett introduces and reads extracts from her debut novel, The Tides Between. She charts her journey to its publication and her own journeys from Australia to Wales and back again. Describing herself as ‘hanner cymraeg’ (Welsh mother, English father), she has lived in Australia for all but nine years of her life. Whist Elizabeth has accepted her Melbourne-Australian identity, she visits Wales regularly, has learned its language and shares it by teaching Welsh at Melbourne’s Welsh Church.

The Tides Between, was named as Notable Book for older readers in 2018, by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

As usual, the event is 6 for 6.30pm, with time for tea and cake, socialising and a browse in advance

FREE - includes refreshments

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small press day 2018
Jul
7
11:30 AM11:30

small press day 2018

Like comics? Come and celebrate Small Press Day at Penrallt Gallery Bookshop, where local artist Nicky Arscott, founder of Mother Mary Press, will be setting up her workshop and drawing comics live! 

 

Zines, comix, have various forms but are typically self-published, designed, written or edited by one or two people or a small team. They tend to use inexpensive production techniques such as photocopying, and are distributed through local and personal networks and specialised distributors ("distros"). Although they can have more than one issue, some are one-offs. Often, they have a highly visual quality and can use the conventions of cartoon strips and film animation for more adult themes. These are also known as alternative comics, adult comics, or comix, and, when telling a complete story in one volume, they are known as graphic novels.

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GWYL LLEN PLANT / CHILDREN'S LITERARY FESTIVAL
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

GWYL LLEN PLANT / CHILDREN'S LITERARY FESTIVAL

THE BOOKSHOP IS JOINING WITH MENTER MALDWYN FOR AN AFTERNOON CELEBRATING AND LEARNING TO CARE ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD.

STORYTELLERS, WONDERFUL BOOKS TO INSPIRE, ART ACTIVITIES AND GAMES

IT IS ALSO INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP WEEK, SO WE HOPE THAT OUR WONDERFUL CUSTOMERS WILL CALL IN EITHER AT THE BOOKSHOP OR TO THE AFTERNOON STALL AT CANOLFAN OWAIN GLYNDWR

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OPEN SUBMISSION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION THEME 2018 / ARDDANGOSFA FFOTOGRAFFIAETH  AGORED 2018
May
30
to Sep 15

OPEN SUBMISSION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION THEME 2018 / ARDDANGOSFA FFOTOGRAFFIAETH AGORED 2018

THE THEME FOR OUR 2018 OPEN SUBMISSION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION THIS YEAR IS HOME / CYNEFIN

Your photos should be taken in response to the theme in b&w or colour, using a film or digital camera and submitted as prints.
We cannot accept e-mailed images or  CDs
Print sizes -  include a white border, where possible for our mounting purposes:
A5  21cm x 14 cm
A4  21cm x 29 cm
Your print should be accompanied by a title, your name, any technical information you wish to add, your address, email and/or telephone number on a separate sheet with your entry.

ENTRY FEE £3

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ARDDANGOSFA FFOTOGRAFFIAETH AGORED 2018 - CYNEFIN

Gall eich lluniau fod yn ddu a gwyn, yn lliw gan ddefnyddio ffilm, camera digidol neu ffôn symudol.
Manylion ymgeisio
Mesuriadau:
A5 21cm x 14cm
A4 21cm x 29 cm
Ni ddylid fframio argraffiadau, ond cofiwch gynnwys 0.5cm o forder gwyn os yn bosib, ar gyfer dibenion mowntio.
Cofiwch gynnwys deitl neu leoliad i’r llun, eich enw, cyfeiriad, e-bost a rhif ffôn gyda eich ymgais. Mae mynediad am ddim.
Am fwy o wybodaeth cysylltwch â Diane neu Geoff

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Young Palestinians speak
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Young Palestinians speak

 Image: Mural in Tamer, Ramallah

Tuesday 29 May, 7 for 7.30pmA SENSE OF HOME? 'Young Palestinians Speak: Living Under Occupation' with authors Anthony Robinson and Annemarie Young

We welcome author, Annemarie Young to the bookshop to present, read and discuss the latest book produced in collaboration with author, Anthony Robinson and the young people in Ramallah, Jenin, Qattana, Sebastiya, Gaza, Beit Ur and Hebron.

In Palestine today, a second generation of children and young people is growing up experiencing life under occupation. Young Palestinians Speak provides a platform for children and young people, from all over this occupied land.  Through the book these young people share with you their dreams and fears for themselves and their country, and in so doing lay open their humanity and offer the hope for a brighter future in Palestine.

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LAZY SUNDAY MORNING  at the MCF with Christopher Bliss
May
6
10:15 AM10:15

LAZY SUNDAY MORNING at the MCF with Christopher Bliss

Such bliss! The return of the native of Shropshire, this hardy lad will be crossing the border to be among us once again. Last year a novelist, this year a playwright, Christopher will bring his own blend of naivety and genius (proportions TBC) and for those who haven't seen him this will definitely be a first! What laughs!

FREE - pre-booking essential email (preferred), call in or phone 01654 700559

 

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Exhibition opening   Looking Out, Looking In, photography by Alan Hale
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Exhibition opening Looking Out, Looking In, photography by Alan Hale

Join us for the preview of Alan's new exhibition from 6.30 - 8.00, 3 May 2018, gather at ffotogaleri y gofeb a few doors along from the bookshop

When the storms hit Aberystwyth in 2015 and 2016, Alan was, of course, there with his camera, documenting the process of destruction, rebuilding and then more destruction and it was this work that he showed. Things have settled down a little at Aber, but the damage is now being done to Alan instead.

Having been diagnosed with cancer, however, did not stop him taking photographs, Alan being the sort of person he is. He just slowed down a bit, moved around less and started to take more photographs from the warmth and comfort of various cafes in the town he has lived in for 45 years. This work took on a life of its own and became a self-published book.

Seeing people come and go, both inside and outside, while in the café Alan saw everyday life going on, something he could no longer do with quite the same energy. He then started to see the visual effects created by the often steamed-up windows, and reflections, layering and texturing in an interesting way and so his new photography, born out of the restrictions his body now imposed, came into being.

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POETRY WORKSHOP - PROTEST & POEMS FOR GRENFELL TOWER
Apr
21
to Apr 24

POETRY WORKSHOP - PROTEST & POEMS FOR GRENFELL TOWER

The Transformative Power of Words – a series of four, stand-alone, workshops with visiting poet and educator, Lindy Newns.

Each workshop will take a theme suggested by a line from a poem and cover caring, conflict, celebration and protest. The range of dates, include one Saturday and at different weekdays, variously in the new gallery, the bookshop and the MoMA cafe.

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Mar
8
10:45 AM10:45

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

International Women's Day with a literary focus.
You can look forward to a relaxing day dipping in and out, as your time allows, to share our day as we get together to honour local women's writing and creative expression. Poetry with your coffee, book-launch and lunch, Poetry for Tea, Poetry for Supper . . .

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Parsel Nadolig- an evening of poetry, music and song
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Parsel Nadolig- an evening of poetry, music and song

PARSEL NADOLIG celebrating The Old Red Tongue with a festive evening in the company of 'keepers' of the Welsh language tradition, past and present: the National Poet of Wales, Ifor ap Glyn, is joined by a host of wonderful poets, writers, readers. With glittering musical trimmings.

PARSEL NADOLIG o feirdd, awduron a darllenwyr yn dathlu cyfoeth y Gymraeg - yn farddoniaeth a rhyddiaith - ar gyfer siaradwyr Cymraeg a'r di-Gymraeg fel ei gilydd

Ifor ap Glyn, Ann Fychan, Hywel Griffiths, Mererid Hopwood, Mike Parker, Eurig Salisbury, Rhiain Bebb, Cerys Hafana, Sara Meredydd, Malen Meredydd Aeron ynghyd â gwesteion eraill a cherddoriaeth / and guests, with musical interludes.

tocynnau yn £8 (o Pen'rallt neu MoMA) gan gynnwys gwin a lluniaeth ysgafn /
tickets £8 (from Pen'rallt or MoMA), including interval wine and refreshments
trefnir gan galeri a siop lyfrau pen'rallt  / arranged by galeri a siop pen'rallt gallery bookshop

Much my most imposing book of the year was a terrific anthology of Welsh literature down the ages called The Old Red Tongue edited by Gwyn Griffiths and Meic Stephens (Francis Bootle Publishers). It is one of a series of such books dedicated to the lesser-used languages of Europe, and it covers the entire Welsh literary corpus, from the sixth century to the present, in the original and in English translation. It is almost 1,000 pages long, and I defy any sensitive reader to remain unmoved by its marvellous seductions of art, pride, pathos and imagination.
— Jan Morris, recommended in Books of the Year, The Spectator


*The Old Red Tongue: anthology of Welsh literature is volume eight in the unique Lesser Used Languages of Europe Series, published by Francis Boutle. 
Gyda chefnogaeth Llenyddiaeth Cymru / with support from Literature Wales &
Francis Boutle Publishers

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RHINOGYDD - author and photographer, Jean Napier
Nov
23
6:30 PM18:30

RHINOGYDD - author and photographer, Jean Napier

THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER, 6 for 6.30PM – An evening with author and photographer Jean Napier
Jean introduces and talks about the adventures she had photographing for and writing her book about her beloved Rhinogydd, the wild upland area situated above Barmouth, east of Harlech and west of Trawsfynydd . The book evolved from Jean's project for her recent Masters in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University and is full of photographs taken and historical text written after months of intensive research.

I have been exploring the county of Meirionnydd for many years and find the varied landscape endlessly fascinating and one particular area, the Rhinogydd Mountains and surrounding high moorland, is especially captivating.”

FREE, tea and cake
P
lease book in advance as space is limited

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BONDO - poetry collection launch with Menna Elfyn and Elin ap Hywel
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

BONDO - poetry collection launch with Menna Elfyn and Elin ap Hywel

BONDO is a new collection of poems from Wales’s best-known and most travelled Welsh-language poet, Menna Elfyn, published on 26 October by Bloodaxe Books. Menna will be giving launch readings from Bondo in London, Wales, Poland and at the Hay Winter Weekend.

Bondo, which is Welsh for eaves, ranges from Wales to Mexico, the Maldives, Greenland, India and the Balkans. The importance of keeping languages alive, Welsh included, is a strong theme in this collection, as is the power and beauty of memory.

These poems, written over a number of years in private journals and notebooks, also reflect a deep and continuing connection with the mining communities in Wales. Menna Elfyn’s poem ‘The Gate’ / ‘Y Glwyd’, first published in her 2012 Bloodaxe collection Murmur, is reprinted here in remembrance of the loss of her grandfather in a mining accident.

As with all Menna Elfyn’s Bloodaxe titles, Bondo is published in a dual language edition, with English translations by leading Welsh poets. For this event, Menna is joined by poet and translator, Elin ap Hywel.

FREE, tea and cake
P
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AN EVENING WITH GILLIAN CLARKE
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

AN EVENING WITH GILLIAN CLARKE

We're proud to be hosting the mid-Wales launch of Gillian Clarke's new poetry collection Zoology. We've planned an intimate evening with Gillian in the Foyer (cafe space) at MOMA. What better way to ensure that Friday 13th forever after is celebrated for positive creativity. Tickets will be £6, including a post-poetry glass of wine or soft drink, with time to chat and have books signed. Gillian has said that she was fondest of her book At The Source, her prose nature journal, and Zoology displays the same respectful awe for the natural world. We have copies in stock now, with a 10% reduction when you purchase a ticket to the event.

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MAKING POETRY ABOUT TIME ON INDEPENDENT  BOOKSHOP DAY  7 October 2017
Oct
7
10:30 AM10:30

MAKING POETRY ABOUT TIME ON INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP DAY 7 October 2017

with Carol Leach
Saturday 7 October 2017
10.30am – 12noon*


Want to write a poem
but stuck for ideas?
Drawn to photos and the stories they tell?
Come and join us
in a fun creative workshop and turn photographic images into your own words, inspired by our latest gallery exhibition
ABOUT TIME

Building on last year’s popular workshops (‘Making Poetry from the Wear and Tear’), this marks a new series with Carol on ‘Making Poetry from Art’ in Machynlleth’s creative spaces.
Limited places, book in advance to avoid being disappointed.
A free event
suggested donations £3
includes refreshments


Thanks to David Leppard whose Tock Follows Tick (above) provides the image for our Independent Bookshop Day ABOUT TIME Poetry workshop with Carol Leach

 

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ABOUT TIME -  DEADLINE 15 SEPTEMBER - OPEN SUBMISSION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION 2017
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

ABOUT TIME - DEADLINE 15 SEPTEMBER - OPEN SUBMISSION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION 2017

Our sixth annual photography open submission asks photographers to respond to the theme, About Time. We're also holding a couple of short open sessions - FREE (dates to be announced) to explore how that most time-bound of mediums can be used to express existential, physical and narrative ideas. The exhibition is open to everyone.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: 15 SEPTEMBER 2017

Your pictures can be black and white, in colour, using film, digital camera or mobile phone.

Application details:
Print measurements:
A5 21cm x 14cm
A4 21cm x 29 cm
Submit unframed prints, but please include 0.5cm white border if possible, for our mounting purposes.
Include the title or location of the photo, your name, address, email and phone number with your entry. Admission fee £3 per person (you may submit up to 3 prints)/18 and under FREE

The exhibition, ABOUT TIME will open on Saturday 30 September and run until 22 November 2017

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Turkey Facing East
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Turkey Facing East

Opening her talk with a poem by Nazim Hikmet, Dr. Ayla Gol will lead gently from poetry to politics as she presents the main themes from her most recent book 'Turkey Facing East', published by Manchester Univeristy Press.. Ayla is based in the Department of International Politics at the University of Aberystwyth.

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EXHIBITION - EAST OF ALEPPO
Jul
28
to Sep 23

EXHIBITION - EAST OF ALEPPO

Described by John Stuart Clark aka BRICK as his 'latest comic effort',  this exhibition is his short story visualisation, East of Aleppo: Bread, Bombs and Video Clips, 'triggered by an unexpected discovery while trying to get my head round what the hell was going on in Syria.'  This is very much a drama-documentary comic strip, 'low on humour but high on the fog of war.'

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