The Hay Festival is an absolute must for any bookworm. Set in the idyllic town of Hay-on-Wye, the Hay Festival brings together authors, musicians and literary scholars from around the world to discuss current affairs and new ideas.
My friend Emma lent me Follow Your Gut by Rob Knight a few months ago & I finally got around to reading it towards the end of last year. I’m always interested in wellbeing but gut health was something I knew little about. I didn’t even know what microbes were, let alone that I have 100 … More Follow Your Gut | Books
The Day We Disappeared by Lucy Robinson is a book that’s been on my shelf for about 10 million years. I originally picked it up at a Penguin event I went to back in 2015 (that time I crammed all the free books into 2 bags!) and it’s been winking at me ever since. I … More The Day We Disappeared Review | Books
I have no idea what has happened this year. Apart from the world apparently going completely mad, I’ve hardly read any books! Five. That’s how bad. Just five. Shocking. Anyway, I thought I’d do a review of one of them because, why not?
A couple of years ago, I read Probably Nothing by Matilda Tristram – a picture book that depicted a woman’s battle with cancer. It stayed with me because it was so different and it was such a unique way of talking about such a difficult topic. So when Hot Key Books sent me Night Shift by Debi Gliori, I was … More Night Shift Review | Books
Last weekend, Cardiff was transformed into a wonderland in City of the Unexpected – a celebration of Roald Dahl‘s life on what would have been his 100th birthday! When I was a kid, Roald Dahl books formed a huge part of my library and even now, I have nearly a whole shelf dedicated to him. His stories were such a … More Quentin Blake : Inside Stories Review | Art
Behind every creative, there is a story. There is a reason why every dancer dances, every writer writes and every painter paints. I recently chatted to two Swansea-based artists, Graham Parker & Amir A Nejad, who exhibited their work last week in the Oriel Bach Gallery. Their collaborative exhibition, ‘Face to the Sea’, displayed the … More The Artist’s Story with Graham Parker & Amir Nejad | Art
Last Friday, I was invited to a private viewing of a new exhibition at theBLOC art gallery in Swansea. Located on the High Street, theBLOC is part of the Elysium Gallery and is dedicated to displaying the work of Elysium’s artists. The exhibition is an extremely diverse and eclectic mix of mediums and the artists … More theBLOC Art Gallery – A Taster Session | Reviews
Hey lovely people, I recently finished reading a self-help book for the first time ever & it was quite an experience. A friend lent me the book The Right Questions by Debbie Ford a few years ago and I’ve only just got around to reading it.
You could be forgiven for missing the Elysium Gallery completely. Tucked away on a busy Swansea street, the gallery offers a break from the madness and a descent into a calming, tranquil space. Escaping into a different dimension is particularly apt for the current exhibition on display, Dalit Leon’s Time Signatures. Her focus for the … More Dalit Leon’s ‘Time Signatures’ | Reviews