Margot Farrington at the Green Room
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Margot Farrington at the Green Room

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 at 8pm, charity, Sustainable Wales, hosts poet MARGOT FARRINGTON. Click to enlarge images in this post.

Margot Farrington (website)

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Margot will give a reading of her work and sign copies of her books. These include Rising and Falling, Flares and Fathoms, and Scanning for Tigers.

Margot Farrington is a poet, writer, and performer. Trained in theater—her earliest love—she has read and performed widely as poet and as storyteller, garnering praise both for her work and for dynamic readings and performances. The author of three full-length poetry collections, her prior book was “Scanning For Tigers” (Free Scholar Press, 2014), her fourth collection "The Blue Canoe Of Longing" is forthcoming. Other writing includes essays, interviews, and reviews of poetry and art. Visual works include collage—pieces she has exhibited in galleries. Among her awards are fellowships in poetry from Norton Island, The I-Park Foundation, The Clocktower, and grants from NYSCA/DEC and the Athena Foundation. She is a two time Pushcart Prize nominee, most recently in 2015. As writer-in-residence, she has worked in urban and rural environments, serving diverse populations. She has also taught workshops at libraries, literary centers, schools, and prisons. As juror, panelist, curator, and coordinator, she has been involved in many literary endeavors. Farrington is founder and director of Writers At The Eyrie, the Brooklyn based residency program she launched in 2014 www.writersateyrie.org Born and raised in New Jersey, Farrington later moved to New York. Since the 1980s she has lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and in Treadwell, NY. (Image: Tony Martin)

For a full description of awards and activities click here

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Tony Martin (website)

A short film will be screened that celebrates Tony’s life, which includes his work as a ‘light artist’. He is one of the first who, in the 1960s, initiated light-shows with rock groups, such as San Francisco’s Grateful Dead. A true pathfinder.

TONY MARTIN arrived to San Francisco in 1962, promptly forging creative alliances and lifetime friendships with “new music” people Morton Subotnick, Pauline Oliveros, and Ramon Sender. When the San Francisco Tape Music Center moved to its location at 321 Divisadero St., Martin was invited by co-directors Sender and Subotnick to become the Visual Director. With special attention paid to working in the tape music medium, as well as performing regularly, they joined with Mills Center for Contemporary Music in ’67. During the SFTMC days Martin was responsible for numerous visual compositions, including Terry Riley’s In C performance, as well as Sender’s Desert Ambulance. Martin was deeply engaged in experimenting with light via overhead and slide projectors, mixing paint, oil, water, and objects to build his light compositions. His following grew as a culture of psychedelia pervaded the 1960s and his light shows became popular amongst bands such as Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead. During this time he began to build "interactions" by engineering entire environments using sensors and mirrors. By the late ’60s he returned to New York City where he continued his focus for these types of installations; time and time again synthesizing his technological skills with painting as a moving image. A painter at heart, he continued to do so with consideration of his experience working with his viewer-activated sculptures, as well as his devotion to the medium of light — maintaining a thread that binds all aspects of his work. His latest piece entitled Proximity Switched Installation (2012) is a clear culmination of a lifetime of experimentation/production. A video demonstration of this installation will be available to view online at the time of the books release and includes musical accompaniment by Compound Eye (Spring Press).

THE VARIABLE PLACE is the first book of its kind to tie together over 50 years of Tony Martin's work. It includes an in-depth interview with Martin by Will Cameron, Albert Herter and the editors. As well as a special introduction by long-time friend/collaborator Pauline Oliveros. Available as a limited edition release of 350, 104 pp, full-color, 8” x 10”, perfect bound.

“Tony Martin has always been first with light. He is the inventor of the original light show, as well as interactive media and the first implementation of projected, scalable vector graphics. These all combined original ways of deciphering illumination with tightly synchronized engineering.” (Read More at Brooklyn Rail)

There will also be an Open Mike for local writers.

For Sustainable Wales, Robert Minhinnick commented:

“We’re delighted to be able to highlight the creativity of this extraordinary couple.

“Margot and Tony live in New York, and this is Margot’s only Welsh performance. Not to be missed!”

Everyone welcome! Croeso cynnes i bawb.

Entrance £4

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Green Room Returns with Elvis themed evening
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Green Room Returns with Elvis themed evening

GREEN ROOM RETURNS

WITH ELVIS-THEMED NIGHT - Above SUSSED

Sustainable Wales, 5, James St., Porthcawl CF36 3BG

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“A little satire will add to the fun”.

After a summer break, Sustainable Wales’s ‘Green Room’ performance space recommences with a series of events.

Friday, SEPTEMBER 28, at 8pm, we celebrate the Elvis festival in Porthcawl, with a welcome satirical look at ‘the King’.

There will be Elvis Presley-themed films, and readings from Wales’s finest performance poet, Peter Finch.

Peter will also be speaking about his recent book, ‘The Roots of Rock’ (Seren), in which Elvis, of course, is featured.

Leading Cardiff academic, Dr Daniel Evans, will discuss the ‘class’ element of the Elvis festival.

Co-ordinator of Sustainable Wales, Margaret Minhinnick, says:

“The Elvis festival weekend is now well-established. This extraordinary eisteddfod is unignorable in the town, so our charity is making a contribution to the fun.

“Peter Finch will be sharp! And our popular Open Mike will include film and photographs, drawn from the history of Elvis in Porthcawl.

“Giving a local perspective will be writer Robert Minhinnick, photographer Peter Morgan, musician Gerry Rae and film-maker Paul Woodford.”

Everyone welcome! Croeso cynnes i bawb!

£4 entrance.

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Rob, Margaret & Peter

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Pop up Fairtrade Café at SUSSED Porthcawl
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Pop up Fairtrade Café at SUSSED Porthcawl

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  • Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • 11:00 AM  4:00 PM
  • SUSSED James St., Porthcawl, CF36 3BG

Our community-run café serves lush homemade bread, soups, cakes and savouries all at reasonable prices. Our volunteer bakers aim to use mainly fairtrade and local ingredients offering both savoury and sweet dishes for morning coffee, lunch and tea.

So please join us, and sample our rich coffee, refreshing tea, luxurious hot chocolate, chilled cola, fun fruit spritzers and taste our tantalizing cakes, soups, sarnies and snacks.

(Funds go to support Sustainable Wales).

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Our Fairtrade pop-up Café returns above SUSSED
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Our Fairtrade pop-up Café returns above SUSSED

  • Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • 11:00 AM  4:00 PM

Our community-run café serves lush homemade bread, soups, cakes and savouries all at reasonable prices. Our volunteer bakers aim to use mainly fairtrade and local ingredients offering both savoury and sweet dishes for morning coffee, lunch and tea.

So please join us, and sample our rich coffee, refreshing tea, luxurious hot chocolate, chilled cola, fun fruit spritzers and taste our tantalizing cakes, soups, sarnies and snacks.

(Funds go to support Sustainable Wales).

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Poetry at the Green Room: Frances Presley & Christopher Cornwell
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Poetry at the Green Room: Frances Presley & Christopher Cornwell

Two Exciting poets! Plus Open Mic.

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Frances Presley is a writer who now lives in London. Her innovative work is published by Shearsman. A recent book, ‘Sallow’, comes from Leafe Press. http://www.francespresley.co.uk

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Christopher Cornwell is also an English poet, now living in Swansea. His first book. ‘Ergasy’, is published by The Lonely Crowd. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ergasist

 

 

 

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Entrance £4

Everyone welcome/Croeso Cynnes i Bawb

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Paul Henry at the Green Room
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Paul Henry at the Green Room

PAUL HENRY AT GREEN ROOM, PORTHCAWL

8pm FRIDAY, MARCH 30

Green Room, Sustainable Wales, 5, James St., Porthcawl CF36 3BG

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Next reader at Porthcawl’s ‘Green Room’ is poet and musician, Paul Henry, launching his new collection, The Glass Aisle.

Sustainable Wales has been trying for two years to tempt Paul to Porthcawl, and we’re delighted he’s here.

The book moves between rage and stillness, past and present, music and silence.  It is Paul’s tenth book and will delight with its assured lyricism. Copies will be on sale on the night and in our shop, SUSSED.

With Open Mic.

£4 entrance.  Everyone welcome/Croeso cynnes i bawb.

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Josephine's Rain Returns to Porthcawl
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Josephine's Rain Returns to Porthcawl

The drama of the ‘Porthcawl hurricane’ to be relived at the ‘Green Room’. 

‘Josephine’s Rain’ is a thirty minute evocation of a storm that damaged Porthcawl in 1995.

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Tropical storm ‘Josephine’ was close to hurricane status, sinking boats and destroying part of the seafront.

The video performance promise a musical and poetic dramatisation of an incident in recent history.

The original ‘Josephine’s Rain’ featured Robert Minhinnick, Peter Morgan and Richard Thomas. This new version is remixed by Peter Morgan, whose images will be shown during the performance.

There will also be an Open Mic for readings and short films.

 Josephine's Rain 2018 version

Josephine's Rain 2018 version

Images (David McCormack) from a previous live performance of Josephine's Rain in 2013

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Green Room Returns "Under the eaves of language"
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Green Room Returns "Under the eaves of language"

An evening in English and Welsh to celebrate the publication of ‘Bondo’ by Menna Elfyn, from Bloodaxe. The title means ‘eaves’ in Welsh, referring to poetry and language as a ‘sanctuary’. Readers are Robert Minhinnick in English and Carys Evans in Welsh. Plus Open Mic.   

Entrance: £4. 

Everyone welcome. Croeso cynnes i bawb.

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January 26 2018 above SUSSED, James St. Porthcawl CF36 3BG

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New Community Local Energy Group Bridgend Borough Inaugural Meeting January 25th
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

New Community Local Energy Group Bridgend Borough Inaugural Meeting January 25th

Sustainable Wales is hoping to establish a local community energy group that will build on the renewable energy work now being undertaken within the county borough.

The first meeting will be held on January 25th 2018, 7pm, The Green Room, above SUSSED, 4/5 James Street, Porthcawl CF36 3BG.

The need for a low carbon future is agreed internationally. Community energy will democratise electricity supply, as highlighted by Sustainable Wales’ earlier Shine a Light campaign.

“Many community groups across the UK are considering how to capitalise on this and create local jobs. However, this isn’t yet happening in Bridgend”, said a Sustainable Wales, spokesperson.

New Community Local Energy Group Bridgend Borough
Inaugural Meeting January 25th 7pm The Green Room, above SUSSED 4/5 James Street, Porthcawl CF36 3BG. All welcome.

In September 2017, the Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths announced she wanted Wales to generate 70 per cent of its electricity consumption from renewable energy by 2030.

The Cabinet Secretary also set targets for renewable energy projects to have at least an element of local ownership by 2020 and for at least one Gigawatt of renewable electricity capacity to be locally owned by 2030.

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20th Anniversary of Sustainable Wales Celebration
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

20th Anniversary of Sustainable Wales Celebration

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Sustainable Wales Cymru Gynhaliol is celebrating 20 years as the first Welsh NGO promoting sustainable responses to the cultural challenges we face. In celebrating this landmark we would like you to join us on a convivial evening of birthday cake, spoken word, music and film including poets Robert Minhinnick, Rhian Edwards, Kris Evans, music from Honey Peg with the Earl and Pearl Alive band (fomerly One Time Alive) and a clutch of other contributors to entertain and celebrate…

Thursday, Nov 16th – 7pm till late, Stage Door (downstairs), Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. CF36 3YW. Bar available

Do you have images or memories of Sustainable Wales activities you'd like to share? email Margaret on mm@sustainablewales.org.uk

Eventbrite page for booking (free) tickets (opens in a new window)

More details to follow.

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Counterpoint: Kevin Sinnott
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Counterpoint: Kevin Sinnott

Artist Kevin Sinnott will be giving the third talk in the ‘Counterpoint’ series organised by Sustainable Wales, at 8pm on Friday, NOVEMBER 3, at 5 James St., Porthcawl CF36 3BG.

Kevin will be talking about his career as an artist in Wales and London, and the creation of his new gallery in Pontycymer, his labour of love.

Several of Kevin’s prints will be on view in this presentation, which is one of the celebrations for his seventieth birthday. Kevin will also have prints of two of his paintings which he will sign and these and his book ‘Behind The Canvas’ will be available from SUSSED.

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Director, Margaret Minhinnick said today:

“The ‘Counterpoint’ talks have shown the range of interests for which the charity is known.

“We believe in combining environmentalism with cultural matters, maintaining local diversity.

“This will be celebrated on Thursday, November 16 at the Stage Door, Grand Pavilion, 7pm, for our twentieth anniversary party. Watch out for music, film and poetry. Everyone is invited.”

For Kevin Sinnott entrance £4.

More information: 01656 783962

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Prof. Allan Williams talk: Marine Litter (Counterpoint Series)
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Prof. Allan Williams talk: Marine Litter (Counterpoint Series)

BEACHOLOGIST’ GIVES MARINE WARNING FRI 13th

Professor Allan Williams, the renowned ‘beachologist’, gives a lecture on ‘Marine Litter’, at Sustainable Wales’s Green Room 5, James St., Porthcawl CF36 3BG, 8pm, Friday, October 13.

The talk is the first in an ambitious series of lectures, tiltled ‘Counterpoint’, organised to mark the charity’s twentieth anniversary.

All types of beach litter will be discussed, including the degradation of plastic, ultimately to such fine particles it now enters the human bloodstream.

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Margaret Minhinnick for the charity said today: “Professor Williams’s talk is timely, as it has recently been revealed that Coca Cola produced an astonishing 110 BILLION plastic bottles in 2016, many of which will enter the sea. 

“Eight million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans every year. As Prince Charles says this week, ‘decisive action’ must be taken to protect marine wildlife."

The ‘Counterpoint’ series of discussions reflect the environmental, social and cultural concerns of NGO, Sustainable Wales.

Entrance £4. Everyone welcome.

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The Green Room Returns with New Works
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Green Room Returns with New Works

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Sustainable Wales’s Green Room returns on Friday, September 29, 8pm.


The evening will be dedicated to ‘new work’, in this case new music from Peter Morgan, and new writing from Kristian Evans, Robert Minhinnick and Hugh Doyle.
Kristian Evans will perform writing that will feature in his popular ‘Kenfig Journal’.


Robert Minhinnick will read poetry based on his father’s ‘Burmese diary’ for 1945, written when Albert Minhinnick was in the second battalion, Welch regiment.
The recently deceased writer, Duncan Bush, will be remembered, with reading of his work.


The evening will also feature an Open Mic for those who wish to take part. After three months away, a healthy turnout is expected.


Everyone welcome. Entrance £4.

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Bridgend Local Energy Revolution Workshop
Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Bridgend Local Energy Revolution Workshop

In April Sustainable Wales hosted a public lecture at the Grand Pavilion on local energy. (Listen to the podcast here: https://www.sustainablewales.org.uk/blog/energymeeting0417)

Reach followed this up with a workshop on community renewable energy. 

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Following the workshop reach commissioned a study to identify opportunities for community renewable  energy in rural Bridgend and are in the process of commissioning for a delivery body to deliver a rural household energy awareness and community energy campaign and to project manage one community’s journey through developing and implementing a community energy project of their own. You can find the tender here.

We have since discovered that quietly there has been a lot of activity regarding local energy in Bridgend and Sustainable Wales have agreed to draw attention to these projects and to host a workshop Bridgend’s Local Energy Revolution at the Green Room above SUSSED, Porthcawl.

It is an exciting time for local energy in Bridgend County and the event will provide an opportunity to hear about some of the projects currently underway and also an opportunity to discuss what’s next for developing local and community energy in Bridgend County. 

You can download here the event invitation and further details. Please RSVP and indicate language preference (Welsh / English), via email ( Geoffrey.hobbs@bridgend.gov.uk ) or phone (01656 643196) to ensure there is an appropriate amount of seating and refreshments available.

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General Election 2017 "Question Time" Porthcawl- CANCELLED
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

General Election 2017 "Question Time" Porthcawl- CANCELLED

The charity, ‘Sustainable Wales’ has CANCELLED its General Election hustings, due Porthcawl YMCA TUES. MAY 30.

The Conservatives decided not to participate. Because of this, the Labour party will not attend.

Apologies to all who wanted to participate in this democratic endeavor. Especially to Plaid Cymru, a party that was eagerly anticipating the hustings.

 

 

 

Previous listing wording:

Sustainable Wales is organising a General Election hustings to take place 7.30pm - 9.30 pm on TUESDAY, MAY 30 in Porthcawl YMCA, John St., Porthcawl CF36 3AP.

Questions will be wide ranging, but with local emphasis. They must be asked in person on the night, and sent by May 29 to robert.minhinnick@sustainablewales.org.uk

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Tracey Rhys book launch
May
26
8:00 PM20:00

Tracey Rhys book launch

 Event 26 May

Event 26 May

Tracey Rhys’s beautiful pamphlet of poems explores her son’s diagnosis of autism, what it means to her and the frustrations, worries and hopes it brings.

 

 

 

Live music "Suite for children's voices & theremin" (Robert Minhinnick) by Peter Morgan will also be performed.

Plus open mic 

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Book launch & film ‘DIARY OF THE LAST MAN’
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Book launch & film ‘DIARY OF THE LAST MAN’

‘DIARY OF THE LAST MAN’
Carcanet book and Park6 Productions film of the same name together.

ROBERT MINHINNICK & EAMON BOURKE

7.30pm, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 
STAGE DOOR, GRAND PAVILION, PORTHCAWL CF36 3YW. With Bar.

'Robert Minhinnick's new collection confirms his status as one of the most important poets of these turbulent times. Bleakly elegiac, environmentally political, vital and visionary, his poems cast an extraordinary light over our darkening landscapes.'
Carol Ann Duffy.

With guest readers.

Live music from Peter Morgan.

The opening poem sequence, 'Diary of the Last Man', sets the tone for Robert Minhinnick's book, a celebration of the dwindling Earth, an elegy, a caution. His Wales is a touchstone; other landscapes and cityscapes are tried against it, with its erratic weather, its sudden changes of mood, 'a black tonic'. The sequence remembers all the geographies of his earlier work, old and new world, but now unpeopled and the lonely spirit free to go anywhere, do anything, but meaning with mankind has drained away. Yet still alive, and still with language, registering. The rest of the book is filled with voices: of children, of rivers, terrorists, magicians; and voices translated from the Welsh, and from Turkish and Arabic, shared, enriching with their difference, their other worlds. History washes over and washes up on the strand of this Welsh book. It is seen and recognised, it begins to be transformed. In the long concluding poem, 'The Sand Orchestra', the poet returns to his own voice, and to the voice of a Bechstein piano abandoned in the open air, played now by nature, its winds and sand. The last man, who has been looking for Ulysses, is the very man he has been looking for.

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Public Meeting (Porthcawl) - Producing our own energy
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Public Meeting (Porthcawl) - Producing our own energy

Register your interest in coming: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-meeting-producing-our-own-energy-tickets-32530788464

ADVANCED NOTICE – PUBLIC INVITATION

PUBLIC MEETING – LOCALISING RENEWABLE ENERGY - GRAND PAVILION, (STAGE DOOR), Porthcawl, 7.30pm, Thurs APRIL 6TH.

The event, organised by Sustainable Wales, includes guest speakers from Community Energy Wales, RENEW Wales, Cardiff University, IWA-Institute Welsh Affairs and Bridgend Council.

Bridgend Council Leader, Huw David, has also agreed to welcome the guests.

The meeting is being organised to discuss how some communities are taking back control of their energy systems and thus the potential of Porthcawl and Bridgend establishing community owned local renewable energy companies. A step towards economic renewal.

Wales and the UK lag far behind our European neighbours and some states in the USA regarding local energy production.

The scene will be set by a viewing of the film ‘Shine a Light’ which suggest that more support should be forthcoming.  The Porthcawl film was premiered in Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff and was produced and directed by Sustainable Wales and supported by Community Energy Wales.

Sustainable Wales suggests that all UK political parties commit themselves to locally owned renewable energy schemes. Politicians should acknowledge that such schemes are becoming significant in combating climate change. Importantly, these schemes also build more resilient communities, creating local jobs and new opportunities.

These ideas and others will be discussed by our guest speakers.

Speaking of the event, Director Margaret Minhinnick said:

“It is difficult to think of more important issues, tackling climate change and economic regeneration locally. ‘Shine a Light?’ is a beautifully made film, with a wonderful soundtrack. The speakers are experienced and committed to supporting local initiatives I hope local people attend.”

 

Additional Notes:

Producer, Margaret Minhinnick, Director Sustainable Wales says: “Shine a Light? supports the idea of democratising our energy supply, bringing ownership and profit back into communities whilst reducing climate change“. 

It contains images of the Cenin ‘renewable energy cluster’ at Stormy Down and Porthcawl’s iconic breakwater, rapidly becoming world famous because of its breaking waves.

Music is supplied by Twm Morys, singing traditional Glamorgan ‘tribannau’ to his own tune. It was recorded in the Minhinnicks’ bathroom and is yet another integral Porthcawl feature.

A key contributor includes former MP Alan Simpson, who describes himself as a ‘recovering politician’;. He has been an advisor to the Assembly’s Environment and Sustainability Committee, and commented:

“I think the UK debate has been wrongly focused on windfarms, fracking, etc. It is a question whether localities have: a) ownership of what is being proposed, and b): whether they are direct beneficiaries of the gains that come out of it.”

The film and also profiles practitioners who are amongst the real local heroes of renewable energy  production in Wales.

It illustrates the difficulties that communities have in developing such initiatives, and urges the next Welsh government and local authorities to rectify this. “

WLGA climate change projections**

** Welsh Local Government Association climate change projections suggest that if we don’t plan ahead extreme weather events will become more prevalent. The conditions outlined below are likely:

  • essential infrastructure (transport, IT energy, waste) may be compromised;
  • water and food supply may be disrupted;
  • risks to communities increase, especially among the elderly and other vulnerable groups;
  • economic productivity may be reduced due to flooding, high temperatures and transport impacts;
  • agriculture may suffer due to loss of soils, lack of water;
  • ecosystems services (flood retention, food production) may be degraded.

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Rhian Edwards Book Launch at the Green Room
Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

Rhian Edwards Book Launch at the Green Room

A welcome return for Rhian Edwards to the Green Room. 

Brood is the new pamphlet from poet Rhian Edwards. Winner of all three categories of Wales Book of the Year in 2013 for her debut poetry collection, Clueless Dogs, Bridgend-born and based Edwards is known for her dazzling performance style and her vivid, often acutely personal poems.

The new pamphlet opens with ‘Birds of Rhiannon’ introducing us (via a nod to the famous medieval Mabinogion story where magic birds, said to bring people back from the dead, console the heartbroken Celtic princess Rhiannon) to a darkly resonant tone that echoes from the myth:

 

Before I was mortal, I was haloed

in feathers, my trinity of familiars;

whose birdsong was legend, serenading

the dead from their dreams,

lullabying the living to torpor…

The centre of this new pamphlet is a ten-part poem, ‘Pied Margot’ based on the mnemonic rhyme for groups of magpies ‘One for Sorrow, Two for Joy…’. This long poem charts the progression of a troubling relationship from infatuation to disillusionment, alongside the birth of a much-loved daughter.

There are unflinching descriptions of arduous pregnancy, as well as miscarriage, that remind us that this stage of a woman’s life can be as risky as a battlefield. Also, any parent will recognise the irritated joy of ‘Kiss’ where a child becomes an expert at ‘delaying the damnation of bedtime.’

Meanwhile, birds are at all times present: hovering, chattering, casting their shadows, they are both tricksters and familiars in these hypnotic, spell-like poems. Welsh artist Paul Edwards has provided some beautiful charcoal drawings of magpies inspired by this atmospheric sequence, which feature throughout the pamphlet.

Other poems feature Gulls, Red Kites and ‘The Universal Doodle’ of a murmuration cloud of starlings. This pamphlet Broodis an apt follow-up to Clueless Dogs and leaves us eager for the poet’s next full collection.

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Discussion: What is Sustainability and How do we make it part of our culture?
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Discussion: What is Sustainability and How do we make it part of our culture?

The first of a new series of talks and debates at the Green Room  'What is Sustainability and how do we make it part of our culture?'. These are planned for the second Friday of the month (orange posters).

The sub questions will be along the lines of belonging and culture and how mainstream culture seems to be based on using consumerism as a way to belong, which in turn may make it a difficult thing to let go of.  So how do we link sustainability with belonging, on a local level as well as a global level?  And how do we appeal to people who may see becoming 'eco' as moving away from their traditional communities?

Hosted by Suzanne Williams.

BYOB, Free but donations are welcome. Some refreshments will be available from our fairtrade range of teas and coffees. Please share this on social media. More events planned for the Green Room this year so check our twitter, these event pages etc. 

 

 

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One Time Alive - Live Music at the Green Room
Mar
3
8:00 PM20:00

One Time Alive - Live Music at the Green Room

One Time Alive, following the release of their albums Sugar Train and Five Star Vending Machine return to the Green Room for an evening gig with old and new material.

Listen to One Time Alive at www.onetimealive.com

Live music events are planned for the first Friday every across 2017 keep a look out for the blue posters...

Live music at the Green Room

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