I contribute regularly to several radio shows: BBC RADIO 2 Pause for Thought since 2010, BBC RADIO WALES Weekend Word and Wednesday Word since 2009, All Things Considered and BBC RADIO CYMRU Rhaglen Dei Tomos
BBC Bursary BBC Writing for Radio Course, 2011
Art work: Iwan Bala
The H’mm Foundation commissioned me to write and read 2 poems about the debate on UK Devolution from a Northern Irish perspective in an evening of Poetry and Music along with Gillian Clarke, Jasmine Donahaye, Christine De Luca.
Millennium Centre, Cardiff 11th Sept 2014
* Carraig Uisneach is a rock jutting out from the north-eastern tip of Ireland which was from ancient times a point of arrival from and departure for Scotland.
Deirdre of the Sorrows risked returning to it from safe haven in Scotland with the three Sons of Uisneach: her lover, Naisi and his brothers.
Uladh and Alba: Gaelic names for Ulster and Scotland
Angela Graham reports on some new approaches that are connecting broadcasting with academia.
Initiator and Organiser: 5th June 2014
Television is the British public’s main source of knowledge about science. On network television, science is an established and popular part of the viewing menu, yet in Wales, apart from ecology and nature programmes, science is seldom commissioned for the small screen.
S4C ended a long dearth this year with science series, Dibendraw, so will English-language television follow suit? Does the scarcity of TV science in Wales affect public attitudes to the funding of research and to science education? Does it confirm that the Welsh are not a nation of scientists?
The panel debated the role of science on Welsh television and the role of television in Welsh science.
The fifty people who attended were left in no doubt of the passionate commitment in all three areas of expertise: scientists, programme makers and tv commissioners – but also of the clearly expressed appreciation of, and need for, more opportunities for science and the media to understand each other better. Continue reading Science on Television in Wales
An annual feature of MA International Journalism is its broad international cohort. Of the entrants, only one had any previous experience of filming and all but one were working in their second language.
At the at RTS Student Awards, Chinese students Yingshi Zhuang and Zhao Liu were selected for the category for Factual Current Affairs with “The Bedroom Tax” while Giovanni Ortolani (Italy), Ahmad Al-Hendi (Canada) and Hui Fan (Taiwan) were entered for individual projects in the Factual Documentary category with “The Friends of Cathays Cemetery”, “Fifteen Strangers, One Question” and “The Dry Pub” respectively.
And at Ffresh Student Media Awards, May 2014 Three films from the MAIJ were among the 10 finalists: 2 by Ahmee Al Hendi : Morning Cup of Torture & 15 Strangers, One Question and Pedro Rodriguez’s Otaku Kingdom – Retreat from Reality.
What Wales Can Do for a Poet – Review of Matthew Jarvis’s Ruth Bidgood. In the The Welsh Agenda Magazine