Tag Archives: Pontypridd

Modernising railway stations

As part of Network Rail’s plans, Pontypridd Railway Station is getting some metal tubes and tunnels which make me feel a bit like a worm invited into a soulless management’s idea of what all stations should look like.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Big Draw at the Muni, Pontypridd

The gallery in the Muni Arts Centre was in good use for the Big Draw a couple of weeks ago, with Artis Community’s Louise Shenstone getting children and adults to draw on the walls and – inventively – on the … Continue reading

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Red Shoes on the Taff Trail: artists march Merthyr to Roath

I was keen to do part of the Red Shoes march against austerity and for dignity and culture, organised by the Made in Roath community arts festival as part of their spring events around International Workers May Day.  Saturday was … Continue reading

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Clydach Vale: an OSS trip to the council offices

The last week has had a couple of meetings involving me through being Open Spaces Society local correspondent in Rhondda-Cynon-Taff. One was in Pontypridd, the Local Access Forum, which was enlivened by guest speakers and discussion on off-road biking.  There … Continue reading

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Art in Cardiff: St David’s Hall

Two exhibitions had openings last Friday evening in Cardiff.  The multi-levels of St David’s Hall Exhibition Space are an extensive area (below) and offer 165 works by over 40 artists based in Wales, under Cardiff Contemporary, a council intiative for … Continue reading

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Big Cheeses and Big Bites: Caerphilly & Pontypridd

On the last couple of weekends we have had local “days out”.  First, the Big Cheese brought a funfair and lots of food and craft stalls to Caerphilly Castle grounds.  It was raining, and we stayed awhile in the Crimson … Continue reading

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Ronald Lawrence: a retrospective at Oriel y Bont, Glamorgan University

The latest exhibition in the Glamorgan University’s art museum gallery is of local artist Ronald Lawrence, and it is well worth a visit to see the brilliant versatility and diversity of an artist, now in his eighties, who is still … Continue reading

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