Seren Events

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

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

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...

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

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: www.wegottickets.com For further information about the event visit the Caught by the River website: www.caughtbytheriver.net 

Wednesday 7th February, 19:00
Cardiff

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...

Sunday 11th February, 19:30
Bridgend

We are sad to say this will be the final outing for Rhian Edwards' Penned on the Bont. The evening will feature Joe Dunthorne and Sophie McKeand plus open mic. Admission: £4/ FREE for Young Writers Group members. For further information phone : 01656 815757 (9am-1pm) or email: bridgend.tc@bridgend.gov.uk  To book, visit: www.carnegiehouse.co.uk/events/penned-on-the-bont   on Wednesday 11 February 2018. Thank you to everyone who has supported and read at the event over the past 3 years