Seren Events

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

Saturday 26th August, 08:30 to Sunday 15th October, 17:00

Part of the Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting, in partnership with Cyfarthfa Castle and Glasbury Arts, Redhouse, Merthyr, will be displaying the work of one of Wales's leading artists, Ken Elias. Born in 1944, into a working-class family in Glynneath, Elias's childhood was formed during the 1950s. He attended art school in the 1960s during the height of the Pop Art movement in the UK. His work is held in a number of public collections, including the National Museum of Wales, the National Library of Wales, the Arts Council of Wales, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery and the...

Thursday 28th September, 14:00 to 17:00

Be it the mass trespass, the right to roam or a walk in the landscape, Derbyshire poet Judy Brown will help you explore what freedom means for local people and places in your own poetry and inspired by museum objects in this event, organised by Buxton Museum. Judy's second book of poems, Crowd Sensations (2016), is a Poetry Book Society recommendation. This is a free workshop, but advanced booking is essential as places are limited. Book your place now. If you need to amend or cancel your booking before the event, please do so via Eventbrite.    

Bethany W. Pope
Thursday 28th September, 19:15 to 22:00

Pighog is back for the Autumn season starting with a Sestina & Sonnet Special. Featured poets are Bethany Pope, Robert Hamberger and Christina Thatcher. Bethany is an LBA winning author, and a finalist for the Faulkner-Wisdom Awards, the Cinnamon Press Novel competition, and the Ink, Sweat and Tears poetry commission. Her debut novel, Masque (Seren 2016) is a richly gothic re-telling of Gaston Leroux's phantom of the opera.  The evening will also feature Plus the always popular Pighog Open Mic (2 minute slots each). Going for over ten years, Pighog is one of the longest-running live...

Friday 29th September, 20:50 to 21:20

Join acclaimed poet Paul Henry and Stornoway frontman Brian Briggs for a unique performance of music and poetry. Following a reading from his collections, The Brittle Sea (Seren 2010) and Boy Running (Seren 2015) Paul will be joined on stage by Brian as they perform their collaborative work, The Glass Aisle – a haunting piece which crosses the borders between poem and song lyric. Tickets are free but a free Curiosity Explorer Ticket will be needed. Visit the Carnival website for further details: