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Frank Brangwyn’s British Empire Panels

March 9, 2018 6 Comments
Frank Brangwyn’s British Empire Panels

1          Introduction Most Swansea people are familiar with the British Empire Panels.  Many sitting through a dull patch in a concert in the Brangwyn Hall will have turned to ponder Frank Brangwyn’s enormous work.  In a few months’ time the Panels will get more exposure, as Marc Rees’s performance piece Nawr yr arwr / Now […]

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Parliament: a Martian sends a postcard home

September 22, 2014 6 Comments
Parliament: a Martian sends a postcard home

My dearest brothers and sisters, You have dispatched me to London at an opportune time. The North Britons have but lately decided in a plebiscite not to withdraw themselves from their ancient yoking or ‘union’ with the South Britons – but only by a hair’s breadth. What contagion can possibly have taken hold of almost […]

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From empire to environment: inside the Brangwyn Hall

September 4, 2014 5 Comments
From empire to environment: inside the Brangwyn Hall

It was a Monday morning a few weeks ago and I was taking some photos of the outside of the Brangwyn Hall. A motor caravan had parked in the bay in front. A man leaned out of its window and kindly promised to move out of the way and let me perfect my Leni Riefenstahl […]

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Death of a satirist

January 16, 2014 0 Comments
Death of a satirist

News of the death of Simon Hoggart a couple of weeks ago caused widespread dismay.  For so many years he skewered politicians with wit and ridicule in his parliamentary sketches and on the radio it seems hardly possible that it’s all come to an end so suddenly.  Who will we have in future to talk […]

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