Seren Events Archive

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

14/02/2020 - 12:00 to 16/02/2020 - 21:00

The Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival returns for its third year, taking place for the first time in its new home the Temple of Peace. There is a wonderfully eclectic mix of events taking place over the three day winter weekend. There will be workshops for aspiring writers, and events featuring film, music, art and, of course, poetry from both established and new authors. Please, join us for a fabulous weekend of art, music, discussion, film and of course POETRY! View the full programme and buy your tickets at www.cardiffpoetryfestival.com

Author and photographer Phil Cope will be talking about his latest book The Living Wells of Wales ( Seren i2019) which takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales, from the Anglesey to Gwent. On his way he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere – on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen. Cope’s atmospheric photographs are accompanied by folk tales, myths and legends,...

Do you want to discover more about poetry? Have you been looking for a place to perform your own poetry? Why not come along to a Ledbury Poetry Salon, which includes an Open Mic and Featured Poets reading and chatting about their work. This month's Featured Poet is Elizabeth Parker whose first full collection, In Her Shambles, was published by Seren in April 2018.  Elizabeth's poetry has been shortlisted for The Bridport Poetry Prize and The Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Prize. She was a prizewinner in the 2016 Troubadour International Poetry Prize. Tickets: £5 on the door.​

06/02/2020 - 19:30
Cardiff

First Thursday is back for 2020 and joining us on the 6th February is poet Philip Gross who will be reading some new material, as well as poems from his forthcoming Bloodaxe collection Between the Islands.  Doors open 7:30pm. Followed by our usual open mic. Entry is £3 on the door. 

06/02/2020 - 11:00 to 13:00
Wareham, Dorset

Join television naturalist Iolo Williams and RSPB at the stunning Arne nature reserve, one of the sites featured in his new book Wild Places UK – UK’s Top 40 Nature Sites, (Seren 2020).  The UK is known for its natural beauty and its wildlife and in his new, lavishly illustrated book Iolo  picks his favourite forty wildlife sites in the UK to demonstrate how they are all packed with the widest variety of trees, plants, birds, animals and insects. Free entrance. For further information viist: www.rspb.org.uk

05/02/2020 - 13:00
Shapwick, Somerset

Join television naturalist Iolo Williams and RSPB Ham Wall at The Pavilion at Shapwick, Somerset near to the RSPB Ham Wall Reserve, one of the sites featured in his new book Wild Places UK – UK’s Top 40 Nature Sites, (Seren 2020) for an informative talk and book signing. The UK is known for its natural beauty and its wildlife and in his new, lavishly illustrated book Iolo  picks his favourite forty wildlife sites in the UK to demonstrate how they are all packed with the widest variety of trees, plants, birds, animals and insects. Tickets £22.  For further information and to book viist ​www....