Seren Events

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

Thursday 16th August, 09:00 to Sunday 19th August, 23:00

SOLD OUT!!! The Glass Aisle is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry by singer-songwriter Brian Briggs – former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway – and award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry. Set on the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal, Brian’s pure tenor voice and Paul’s lyrics transport the listener deep into a frozen landscape on the cusp of spring. It is a piece filled with presences, including poacher-fisherman John Moonlight, inventor and engineer Marconi – who conducted his experiments for radio on the canal – and an old union workhouse, now converted into houses. The Glass Aisle ...

Sunday 19th August, 14:00 to 16:00

Octavo's welcomes you to the Sunday Sessions - music and poetry every other Sunday. This week featuring Elizabeth Parker, a talented young poet, whose first full collection of poems In Her Shambles was published by Seren in April 2018.  For further information visit:

Tuesday 21st August, 15:00

Over the past year, the painter Matthew Wood has produced an extraordinary series of images of the old churches of mid-Wales in response to the book Wales’ Best One Hundred Churches (Seren 2007) by T.J.Hughes. The exhbition, A Sense of Place, is a painterly depiction of this inspiring and evocative subject. Focusing on the Mid Wales section of the book, Matthew Wood has produced each painting on location and in one sitting. His work makes a powerful addition to the long history of aesthetic and spiritual responses to the land and culture of Wales – responses of which the churches themselves...