Seren Events Archive

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

An evening of poetry where Martyn will be reading new poems. Other readers are Frogmore Papers editor, Jeremy Page, MsLexia Competition prize-winner, Bryony Littlefair, Jude Willetts and Marvin Orville. There will also be an open mic. Martyn's most recent collection, The Lovely Disciplines, was published by Seren in 2017. Entrance: £4.00/£3.00 concessions. For further information visit Poetry in Palmers Green.

Owen Sheers will introduce a screening of the The Green Hollow: an extraordinary memorial to the 1966 Aberfan disaster. The BBC commissioned Sheers to write a film-poem, including performances by Michael Sheen, Jonathan Pryce, and Sian Phillips, to mark the 50th anniversary of the disaster in 2016. Faber and Faber are now bringing this powerful and hugely moving film-poem into print in a beautiful hardback edition of The Green Hollow this April. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Owen Sheers and a chance to buy and have your book signed. ​The Green Hollow is a...

The population of Wales accounts for 4.8% of the UK – and diversities within the country rarely exceed 20%; people with hearing loss account for around 19%, blind about 3%, and black and Asian around 17%. How then, does one find, and write, a history that will appeal to 80+% of the UK? Particularly when that history is a controversial one, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (6-10% of the UK population)? Using the methods developed to write Forbidden Lives: LGBT stories from Wales, Norena Shopland explains how she found hidden people from history and how she made it relevant to...

Singer-songwriter Brian Briggs (former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway) and award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry perform tracks from their new album 'The Glass Aisle'. 'The Glass Aisle' is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry set on the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal, which has toured UK festivals and played on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2's Folk Show.  Paul’s lyrics transport the listener deep into the frozen landscape on the cusp of spring through the portal of Brian’s pure tenor, in this piece filled with presences including poacher-fisherman John Moonlight, Marconi - who...

Join us for April’s First Thursday event at Chapter, Cardiff, where we will enjoy an evening of new poetry and fiction. Paul Henry will read from his acclaimed tenth collection, The Glass Aisle, with poems inspired by the rich history and wildlife of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. Naomi Krüger will read from her captivating debut novel, May, in which the fragmented memories of a woman suffering from dementia are unwittingly pieced together by family and her carer to reveal a long-buried mystery. After the guest readers we will have the famous open mic – all are invited to read one poem...

04/04/2018 - 18:30 to 21:00
Cardiff

Join Sarah Philpott at the Cardiff Story Museum for an evening of vegan inspiration as we celebrate the launch of her new cookbook, The Occasional Vegan. You will have the chance to enjoy tasters of food from the book, and also to hear about Sarah’s vegan journey and the inspiration behind her delicious recipes. Sarah will also be available to sign copies of the book. Families & children welcome. Please book your free ticket to guarantee your place:https://occasional-vegan.eventbrite.co.uk