I was privileged to attend the award ceremony for the Osi Rhys Osmond Art Prize 2022, and the launch of a book of writing by and about Osi, Cultural Alzheimer’s and other essays at Llansteffan Memorial Hall. It was a really moving evening with so many of Osi’s family and friends present and participating in various ways. Thanks to Ali Anwar, CEO of The H’mm Foundation, sponsor of the award and publisher of the book, for his hospitality and for introducing me to so many of those involved. I also got a sneak preview of a very exciting forthcoming project from H’mm. Watch this space…
I spent a very enjoyable afternoon with Tania Szabó at her home in Builth Wells. The article I wrote as a result was featured in Nation.Cymru: https://nation.cymru/culture/ant-heald-shares-the-story-of-tania-szabo-and-her-heroic-mother-violettes-short-but-extraordinary-life/
I interviewed local businessman Paul Brookfield for this news item in Nation.Cymru (scooping other mainstream news outlets): https://nation.cymru/news/watch-whiteford-point-lighthouse-becomes-unofficial-beacon-thanks-to-community-volunteers/
My review of Eric Ngalle Charles’s debut poetry collection, Homelands has been published by Wales Arts Review.
Here is part 2 of the interview feature for Nation.Cymru:
Here is the first part of my feature in Nation.Cymru following my interview with Dr Wyn Thomas, author of Hands Off Wales and the forthcoming Tryweryn: A New Dawn?