Seren Events

The latest news on Seren’s books, authors, events and prizes.

Saturday 30th September, 10:00 to Sunday 11th March, 17:00

This exhibition celebrates the major gift of photographs from David Hurn’s private collection and marks the opening of Amgueddfa Cymru’s first gallery dedicated to photography. Throughout his career as a documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos, Hurn has been an avid collector of photography. Remarkably, he has amassed his private collection by swapping works with other photographers. The collection comprises approximately 700 photographs by leading 20th and 21st century photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, Sergio Larrain, Bill Brandt, Martine Franck, Bruce...

Thursday 18th January, 19:00

Come down to Mozarts, Swansea, for a night of poetry with Rhian Edwards and Paul Deaton. Rhian will read from her latest pamphlet, Brood, and Paul Deaton will read from A Watchful Astronomy, his PBS-recommended debut. Also enjoy: • Open mic poetry session• Great company• Friendly, supportive atmosphere• Drinks offers  FREE ENTRY.    

Sunday 21st January, 14:00 to 16:30

An alternative launch of Robert Walton’s Sax Burglar Blues, his first collection in 38 years, alongside Philip Gross’s A Bright Acoustic, his twenty first. Linked by their shared love of different musics and the music in poetry. Come and hear them reading and in conversation with each other and the audience, and maybe some unexpected music too. Space is limited so please come early!    

Sunday 4th February, 13:00 to 17:30

Caught by the River presents acclaimed poet Paul Henry, author of six collections for Seren, and Stornoway frontman Brian Briggs for a unique performance of  their collaborative work, The Glass Aisle – a haunting piece which crosses the borders between poem and song lyric.  Other peformers are Erland Cooper, Simon Fisher Turner, Will Burns and MC John Andrews. Tickets: £16.50 available from: For further information about the event visit the Caught by the River website: 

Wednesday 7th February, 19:00

In this evening talk, David Hurn and Martin Parr will be discussing their shared passion for collecting photography, and how their collections are being used to support and promote the preservation, research and appreciation of photography in the UK. David Hurn has a longstanding international reputation as one of Britain’s most influential documentary photographers. Born in London in 1934 but of Welsh descent, Hurn is a self-taught photographer who gained early reputation with his reportage of the 1956 Hungarian revolution. He became an associate member of the Magnum Photos in 1965 and a...