Panjabi-Urdu Poetry Evening
Penylan Community Centre and Library
Friday 15th October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Panjabi-Urdu Poetry recitation and reading hosted by Harbhajan
Preet and participated by members of Panjabi
Mehfil and Bazm-e-Adab.
Square Magazine presents…
an evening of performance poetry
The Gate Arts Centre – Dance Studio
Friday 15th October, 7.30pm
The poetry and writer’s magazine, Square, formed from the
Square’s Writers’ Circle, which was based in Adamsdown
Square. The magazine has now been going for over two
years. On the opening night of Made in Roath, the magazine’s
editor, Nick Fisk, will introduce six writers; J. Brookes, Mab
Jones, Jack Pascoe, Gemma June Howell, Aisling Tempany
and Stuart Thomas, who have all featured in one of more of
the magazines, and also live in Roath. Their readings will be
followed by an open mic session.
Room to Read
Outside Penylan Library
Wellfield Road/Ninian Road Junction
Saturday 16th October, 12pm – 12.30pm
Just as it seems Room to Read has been packed into a cosy
box of straw for the winter, along comes the chance for one
final outdoor event. Everyone and anyone can join in. Just
pick up a book you love and want to share- out loud. Bring
it to the front of Penylan Library just before 12. At midday
everyone starts reading aloud, simultaneously, for as
long or as briefly as they wish, until 12.30pm.
Jam Bones presents…
Roath’s Dark and Tender Heart
An evening of poetry and prose
Waterloo Gardens Teahouse
Saturday 16th October, 6pm – 8pm
A showcase and open mic of dark, melancholy, romantic, sensual, and moody poetry and prose. Bring a poem or piece of literature that you’d like to share, either written by yourself or by a favourite writer, or simply come along and listen in our atmospheric, candle-lit venue. Contact email@example.com if you’d like to take part.
with Shelagh Weeks, Peter Finch and Dan Anthony
Waterloo Gardens Teahouse
Sunday 17th October, 6pm – 8pm
Location and the experience of place informs Dan Anthony’s writing, often taking surprising, tangential twists. The Albany Hotel, in Donald Street, became a global local for Radio Wales, in ‘Pub Globo’; Amesbury Road was the spot where a time travel tale reached its resolution and the greenhouse in Roath Park is the spot, where, at night, plants are trained to take over the world by a crazy professor from the university.
Peter Finch is a poet, critic, author and literary entrepreneur living in Cardiff, Wales. As a writer he works in both traditional and experimental forms, and is best known for his declamatory poetry readings, his creative work based on his native city of Cardiff and his series of books on Wales.
I’m walking through Roath, the classic worker’s town. Its meshed terraces spread east from the industrial city. Roath originally stretched the whole way from the Crockerton East Gate to the Rumney River. Rath. Raz. The name has a hard, pre-British sound. There’s a theory, which I like enormously, that the city should never have been called Cardiff in the first place. Its original name was Roath…
Shelagh Weeks currently lives in Cardiff and works as a lecturer in creative writing at Cardiff University. She also has a first novel out, and writes short stories, including ‘Mint Sauce’ which won the Cinnamon Pres short story award in 2007. Shelagh is presently working on a collection of inter-connected short stories, beginning in Bristol in the early twentieth century, and later moving across the bridge to take in Cardiff and other places. Major characters from one story brush the edges, or are glimpsed, in subsequent stories.
with Andrew Edgar (Philosophy, Cardiff University)
The Gate Arts Centre – Cafe Bar
Sunday 17th October, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
This arts-special Philosophy Cafe will be on ‘The relationship between Art and Sport.’ Can sports be artistic? We often use similar kinds of language to describe sporting performances and art forms. There are even sports (e.g. figure skating, high diving) in which aesthetic criteria can make all the difference between winning and losing. But does this mean that we should stop thinking about sport as just entertainment, and start taking it more seriously? Dr Andrew Edgar, Chair of the British Philosophy of Sport Association, will invite us to consider these and other questions as part of the Made in Roath Festival.
Readings and Signings
Saturday 16th October, 12pm – 3pm
Local writers Penny Simpson, Nia Wyn, Darren Floyd and Mary E. Gillham will be reading from and signing copies of their latest published work.
Nia Wyn will be discussing her moving and successful book ‘Blue Sky July’, as heard on Radio 4. Local writer Penny Simpson will be reading from her new historial novel ‘The Deer Wedding’. Mary Gilham, author of many natural history books about Cardiff and the surrounding areas, will be reading from and discussing several of her works. New Cardiff author Darren Floyd will be talking about his exciting new title Match Day.
A Bristolian’s Adventures in South Wales
Sunday 17th October, 10pm
Jayde says farewell to Roath by showing off her talents as
a comedienne…These things are true. I am Bristolian. i am
female. I am amusing. I can dance. i am flexible. I can sing.
I can act. I can spoof. I am a jack of all trades and master of
none. I hate cliches. Like that last sentence… I am probably
funnier than you. I am leaving Cardiff to be a successful
comedian. This is my goodbye. None of this is a lie.