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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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IAITH YN Y DIRWEDD / LANGUAGE IN THE LANDSCAPE - list of exhibitors
Jun
22
to Nov 20

IAITH YN Y DIRWEDD / LANGUAGE IN THE LANDSCAPE - list of exhibitors

Thank you to Peter Jenkins for his permission to use his entry to the open submission as our poster image.

Once again we have a fascinating exhibition opening on Saturday 22 June 2019, 12noon. Please join us!
People have worked really hard. With this, the open submission's eighth year, we've detected more immediate reponses to the theme and less reliance on sifting through existing work to find something suitable. Noticeably, wider accessibility to print facilities and confidence using them has produced more quality prints. It is always great to have regulars, some of them 'old hands' having entered every or almost every year. New photographers, too. As always, everyone who submitted is represented by a print (and sometimes two!).

We do hope that you can join us to officially open this year's exhibition and, if not get along to see it when you're next in town (usual bookshop opening times apply).

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authors Tyler Keevil and Tristan Hughes in conversation
Jul
4
6:30 PM18:30

authors Tyler Keevil and Tristan Hughes in conversation

This week marks Canada Day - another nation bounded on three sides by the sea and the other by an ‘undefended’ border! We welcome Tyler and Tristan and their newest novels No Good Brother and Hummingbird. Each is set in the Canadian west coast landscapes familiar to them both. They’ll exchange readings, describing some of their quirky characters and often humorous situations, look back at their earlier work, and we’ll ask them to discuss why their latest novels present us with male characters dealing with loss.

Tyler Keevil is an award-winning author from Vancouver, Canada. Tyler is now settled in Wales. He’ll be here in conversation with Tristan, about his work and his most recent novel, No Good Brother, published in paperback this year by The Borough Press.

Tyler Keevil

Tyler Keevil

Tristan Hughes was born in Atikokan, a small town in northern Ontario, Canada, where he lived for four years before moving to Anglesey (or Ynys Mon in Welsh), an island off the coast of north Wales. He’ll be here in conversation with Tyler, about his work and his most recent novel, Hummingbird, published by Parthian.

Tristan Hughes

Tristan Hughes

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2019 OPEN SUBMISSION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION - CALL FOR ENTRIES - application details
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

2019 OPEN SUBMISSION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION - CALL FOR ENTRIES - application details

deadline 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.

We can only accept images printed as close as possible to the following sizes:
Print measurements:

A5 (21cm x 14cm)

A4 (21 cm x 29cm)

Submit up to 4 unmounted, unframed prints. Please allow approx. 5mm white border if possible. This helps when we mount the photograph, but is not essential if you aren’t worried if the mount we use overlaps the edges of your photograph by 2 or 3 mm.

£3 per person (up to 4 prints)

We aim 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 WILL BE IN THE BOOKSHOP FROM: 20 JUNE UNTIL 4 SEPTEMBER 2019


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ON THE RED HILL – BOOK LAUNCH WITH AUTHOR, MIKE PARKER
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

ON THE RED HILL – BOOK LAUNCH WITH AUTHOR, MIKE PARKER

Pen’rallt Gallery Bookshop has the honour of launching and celebrating Mike Parker’s eagerly awaited, On the Red Hill, with its publishers, William Heinemann

You are invited to join us, 7 for 7.30pm, for this illustrated talk given by author, Mike Parker with his account of how this book came to life in the very place of its setting and amidst the people and the seasons closest to his heart.

N.B. We’ve rescheduled this event to the auditorium of Y Tabernacl, MoMA Machynlleth. More roomy, bigger slide show but incurring slightly more cost. So we hope you will still book to join us for what promises to be a hugely entertaining and interesting illustrated talk, free wine /soft drinks and canapes for the modest ticket price of £3. On The Red Hill will be on sale at the special launch price of £14 (RRP16.99). The book can also be pre-ordered in advance of the launch through this website for £14.

Mike and his partner Peredur (Preds) inherited a remote 18th-century farmhouse in the Welsh hills, a whitewashed “house from the children’s stories”. It was left to them by their friends Reg and George, a couple for over 60 years before they died within a few weeks of each other, aged 94 and 84 respectively.

On the Red Hill tells the story of Rhiw Goch, the Red Hill, but also the story of a community and of “the voices that are often muted in studies of rural life”.

Using four individuals, the four elements and the four seasons for its structure, the book is a celebration too of “the ebb and flow of seasons, of an ever-changing landscape, of decades-long relationships, and of the family (both beloved and infuriating) that you find when you least expect it”.

published by William Heinemann on 6 June 2019, RRP £16.99

published by William Heinemann on 6 June 2019, RRP £16.99

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Writer, Mike Parker, shows Welsh and borders booksellers what he enjoys every day

Writer, Mike Parker, shows Welsh and borders booksellers what he enjoys every day

On the Red Hill is a praise-poem to adventure, belonging, the power of nature and, above all, to the resilience of human beings and the love between them. Parker’s great strength and passion is in illuminating certain hidden strata of these islands, in the unearthing and re-telling of stories silenced by the forces of political history; here, he applies those talents to his own biography, and to some of those blessed enough to share it. He has produced a beautiful, immersive and - in these testing times - vital and necessary book.
— Niall Griffiths
A marvellous book. It is an uplifting tale of tranquillity sought and found in the nearest Britain gets to paradise.
— Sir Simon Jenkins
This is such a delightful book about beauty, joy, love and home. Risky themes nowadays, but held to account by the richly rigorous – and clever – structure.
— Sara Maitland
image: Peredur

image: Peredur

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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

THE LEVELS has arrived here in the bookshop. You can still pre-order the book for £8 until the day following the event - Friday, 24 May 2019

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

With this event, we’ll be entering our ninth year. Expect jollity!

Abby Hughes is bold and believable. The setting is tantalisingly recognisable. The Levels is a tightly conceived, well crafted and satisfying read. I’m trying to finish it before the event, but I’m guessing I won’t want it to end either.
— Diane Bailey, Pen'rallt

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, RRP £8.99


Writer, Helen Pendry, also leads Writing support sessions for Pen’rallt. Helens articles and reviews have appeared in  Planet ,  New Welsh Review  and  Wales Arts Review , and she has been the recipient of a Literature Wales Bursary Award.

Writer, Helen Pendry, also leads Writing support sessions for Pen’rallt. Helens articles and reviews have appeared in Planet, New Welsh Review and Wales Arts Review, and she has been the recipient of a Literature Wales Bursary Award.


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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

Given the unique opportunity to host the USA based poet, Jeffery Beam, together with artist and theatre designer, Clive Hicks Jenkins, we are delighted to be able to invite you to an evening of poetic celebration. Jeffery will read his work, accompanied by images and song. Clive will introduce and be available to talk informally over a glass of wine about this collaboration.

Painter, Clive Hicks-Jenkins

Painter, Clive Hicks-Jenkins

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

This unique event might be described as the oral, aural and visual manifestation of this project, in person, by these two celebrated artists - Jeffery Beam and Clive Hicks-Jenkins - each in their own personally characteristic manner.

Beam’s is a startled and startling, all-body, all-spirit response to the gift and terror that rode roughshod and wondrous into his creative life like an annunciation, in the form of Hicks-Jenkins’s numinous, luminous horse.
— Poet, Damian Walford Davies

Award winning poet, Jeffery Beam specialises in spoken word and multimedia, his What We Have Lost: New and Selected Poems 1977‐2001 was a 2003 Audio Publishers Award finalist. His latest works are Jonathan Williams: The Lord of Orchards (co‐edited with Richard Owens, Prospecta Press, 2018), and a virtual chapbook Don’t Forget Love (Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, 2018, The song cycle, Life of the Bee (composer Lee Hoiby) continues to be performed on the international stage and can be heard, along with a Beam reading of the texts, on Albany Recordʹs New Growth, a recording of the Carnegie Hall premiere.
You can learn more about, read and hear more of his poetry at his website: www.jefferybeam.com


In Clive Hicks‐Jenkins’ early career he was an actor, choreographer, director, and stage designer, creating productions with leading companies in London. He moved back to Wales permanently in the late 1980’s to concentrate on his work as an artist. His paintings, prints and artists’ books are in numerous public collections. In 2011, his work was celebrated in a hugely successful retrospective at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. His latest exhibition featured a limited edition series of 14 screenprints, and supplemental paintings and drawings, on the theme Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. These screenprints grace a new edition of Simon Armitage’s translation of the poem (Faber & Faber, 2018) In 2018, Goldfield Productions’ Hansel and Gretel: A Nightmare in Eight Scenes, inspired by Clive’s images and under his direction and design supervision, toured England. Armitage’s retelling of the tale with Clive’s illustrations is due from Design For Today in 2019.

www.hicks‐jenkins.com

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Aled jones williams - prize-winning writer of plays and prose
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Aled jones williams - prize-winning writer of plays and prose

Rydym yn croesawu’r bardd ac awdur arobryn Aled Jones Williams ar gyfer digwyddiad Cymraeg. Bydd Aled yn canolbwyntio ar ei waith diweddaraf, y nofel Nostos, gan gyffwrdd â’i ymson pwerus mewn dwy act, Anweledig, a ysbrydolwyd gan gofnodion meddygol o’r hen ysbyty iechyd meddwl yn Ninbych ac a berfformiwyd yn ddiweddar gan Ffion Dafis. Yn cael ei gyflwyno gan Charmian Savil.

Digwyddiad trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg


We welcome prize-winning poet and prose-writer Aled Jones Williams for a Welsh language event. Aled will concentrate on his most recent work, the novel Nostos, and touch on his powerful monologue in two acts, Anweledig, inspired by medical records from the old Denbigh mental health hospital in North Wales, recently performed by Ffion Dafis. Introduced by Charmian Savil.

An event through the medium of Welsh

Aled Jones WIlliams transforms language into an intricate symphony which scratches like chalk on the blackboard of our unconscious.
— Barn
Aled Jones Williams

Aled Jones Williams

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lazy sunday morning blissfulness with christopher bliss!
May
5
10:15 AM10:15

lazy sunday morning blissfulness with christopher bliss!

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The past three years we’ve been astonished to witness his meteoric rise, his unfathomable mind now commanding the tiny space of our local bookshop.

As usual, there’ll be coffee, juice and pastries as we celebrate Christopher’s return to the bookshop this year (by popular demand), wearing his hard earned chaplet of laurel leaves.

FREE

MASTERCLASS WITH BLISS

Why unwind with the latest mystery or light comic novel when you can grapple with some of the most demanding works ever written in English? After his wildly anticipated late night gig, Christopher Bliss will, ‘of course, be in a very fit state for his Masterclass on Sunday morning.’

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machynlleth comedy festival visits the bookshop - Steve Mcneil - video games, making history
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

machynlleth comedy festival visits the bookshop - Steve Mcneil - video games, making history

Video Games, now has an unofficial history in the shape of Steve McNeil’s Hey! Listen! A Journey Through The Golden Era of Video Games.

The creator of (and team captain on) "Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit" bangs on about video games for an hour. Adapting the best bits from his new book about the history of video games (Hey! Listen!). There’ll be the usual anecdotes about his TV show. Yawn. Yawn. It might even involve playing games if he's not written enough stuff. No idea. Bring a charged smartphone to play along. FREE
pre-booking essential

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Steve McNeil is funny, knowledgeable, and a massive, shameless, nerd. His brilliant book reminded me just how much of my life I’ve wasted. If the Golden Age of Gaming is a horse, then Steve’s book is the stable.
— – Paul Rose (aka Mr Biffo), Digitiser
Taking us on a historical journey from the very early days all the way through to the late 1990s the book tells the stories of the men and women behind some of the most wonderful (and occasionally awful) games of the golden age, the fierce rivalries, bizarre business practices and downright bonkers risks taken during the pioneering days of computer and video gaming. This informal yet extremely well-researched book manages to educate and entertain in equal measure and this – dare I say – well-informed retrohead actually learnt a good deal. A thoroughly enjoyable read!
— – Mark Howlett (aka Lord Arse)
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Coffee, Cake and Crime to launch National Crime Reading Month
May
1
10:45 AM10:45

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.

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

Digwyddiad trwy gyfrwng y Saesneg
An event through the medium of English

May is
National Crime Reading Month

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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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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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