Monthly Archives: March 2015

Housing estate in the making by Tonteg

Two years ago (14th March 2013 https://ossjay.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/fields-by-tonteg-as-the-bulldozers-move-in/ ) I wrote optimistically about a new estate between the Ridings in Tonteg and Church Village bypass.  Last week I checked out progress, beginning at the roundabout and walking on the Community Path … Continue reading

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River Taf has its poetry & art

Artist Valerie Coffin Price and poet Philip Gross have an intriguing book out: “A Fold in the River” (published by Seren). The drawn and printed visual art are exhibited as “The River Next Door” in Oriel y Bont, the University … Continue reading

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Cliff tops from Llantwit Major to St Donats

A sunny Sunday: when I got home from riding, Mike had his maps out and was choosing a bit of Coastal Path to walk. We parked at Llantwit Major station and walked through this sleepy town by signs to the … Continue reading

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Eclipse under a blue sky

Wales was beautifully sunny today, bright and ready for the partial eclipse.  Being a squirrel, I had a pair of cardboard eclipse dark shades from 1999 – found them on a  windowsill, proving myself brighter than Squirrel Nutkin at finding … Continue reading

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Newport’s Riverfront Galleries: Women’s Arts Association exhibition

Newport’s exhibition in celebration of International Women’s Day is this year in the Riverfront Galleries – a multi-level space with some wonderful work by Gwent-based women artists and makers. It is on for all of March.  Curator Ella Wilding has … Continue reading

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Concentric: pictures from Cardiff M.A.D.E.

Yes, it is another art exhibition, and I liked it.  Jacqueline Alkema has curated this, with artists she enjoyed bringing together for a boundary-pushing show.  Catch it quick – it is finishing on Saturday 21st March. Jacqueline is pushing boundaries … Continue reading

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Women’s Arts at Butetown History & Arts Centre

The Butetown History & Arts Centre is the venue for one of four Women’s Arts Association exhibitions in celebration of International Women’s Day 2015.  There are 45 women artists here in the Diversity Gallery. Penelope Rose Cowley (below) has curated … Continue reading

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