An exhibition of recent work by acclaimed painter Shani Rhys James MBE will opening in London in May 2013 and touring to selected venues in 2013/14. The exhibition is accompanied by a book The Rivalry of Flowers published by Seren.
10th May - 8th June: An exhibition of new paintings by Shani Rhys James will be on display at the Martin Tinney Gallery, 18 St. Andrew's Crescent, Cardiff CF10 3DD. T. +44 (0) 29 2064 1411 E. mtg [at] artwales [dot] com The Rivalry of Flowers, a book of new paintings and works by the artist, is out now from Seren.
Monday 20th May, 7pm. Poet-in-theCity: Rimbaud and Verlaine in London featuring poetry readings in English and Frence from Deryn Rees-Jones, Tim Matthews and David Harsnet. King’s Place, 90 York Way N1 9AG 6:30 pm tickets £9.50 via King’s Place Website www.poetinthecity.co.uk
Monday, 20th May, 8pm. Transatlantic Signals with US and UK poets - a rare chance to hear what’s now and happening either side of the Atlantic.
Thursday 23rd May, 11.30am. Just how do you translate a poem? Daljit Nagra speaks to poets Pascale Petit, Jo Shapcott, WN Herbert and Yang Lian, who share the pleasures and pitfalls of their methods of translation.
Sunday 26th May, 11.30 am. Poetry Reading: Chris Meredith and Anna Lewis. A reading from two new collections. A Scritture Giovani fellow, Lewis introduces Other Harbours; Meredith reads from Air Histories, commissioned partly about the Black Mountains for the Woollen Lines project.
Tuesday 28th May, 5.30 pm. Lloyd Jones and Cynan Jones talk to Gwen Davies. New Tales From The Mabinogion.
Tuesday 28th May, 6.30-9pm. Anonymity & the Prizewinning Poem. Patricia McCarthy, Jane Draycott and Pascale Petit are top winners in this year’s National Poetry Competition, chosen from over 13,000 anonymous entries. They read together here for the first time, and discuss the liberations of anonymity, exploring how poems can escape their authors.
Thursday 30th May, 7.30pm. Kathryn Maris will be reading from her new poetry collection God Loves You as part of 'Poets at the Dylan Thomas Centre'.
Thursday 30th May, 7.30pm. The first performance of Augustus, Gwen and Nina will take place as part of the Barry Arts festival at Barry Island Community Centre (just 600 yards from Barry Island Railway Station). Tickets: £6/£3. Suitable for over-16s only. Running time approx 80 mins.