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.
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.tension between public faith and private doubt? Chaired by Simon Mundy.  LANDMARC 100 STAGE £4 For further information, full programme and tickets, vist the Hay Festival website www.hayfestival.com
Monday 27th May, 11.30 am. Meirion Jordan, Felix Stephan, Laura Fidaleo and Maarten Inghels talk to Daniel Hahn, Scritture Giovani 2013. Young writers from Wales, Italy, Germany and Belgium come together to discuss their newlycommissioned and translated stories on the theme of Jerusalem. In partnership with Festivaletteratura Mantova and Literaturfestival Berlin.  LANDMARC 100 STAGE FREE BUT TICKETED. For further information, full programme and tickets, vist the Hay Festival website www.hayfestival.com
Tuesday 28th May, 5.30 pm. Lloyd Jones and Cynan Jones talk to Gwen Davies. New Tales From The Mabinogion. The new stories adapting the classical Welsh mythtales into modern idioms engage with rugby, health and male identity in Lloyd Jones’ See How They Run and Scritture Giovani fellow Cynan Jones' Blood, Bird, Snow. Cynan’s The Dig was shortlisted for the EFG Short Story Award.In association with the New Welsh Review.  LANDMARC 100 STAGE £5. For further information, full programme and tickets, vist the Hay Festival website www.hayfestival.com
Tuesday 28th May, 7.00 pm. Poetry Reading: Matthew Francis and Tiffany Atkinson. Francis reads from his new collection, Muscovy, which explores a world of marvels, real and fantastic. A man takes off for the moon in an engine drawn by geese, a poltergeist moves into a remote Welsh village, and a party of seventeenth-century Englishmen encounter the wonders of Russia. Atkinson previews her 2014 poems So Many Moving Parts. Her previous collection, Kink and Particle, is published by Seren. Chaired by Simon Mundy. 7PM LANDMARC 100 STAGE £5. For further information, full programme and tickets, vist the Hay Festival website www.hayfestival.com
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.