on your doorstep_smWorkshop: Finding your own style in photography with Karen and Mick Thurman

Includes coffee, tea and biscuits, but please bring your own lunch.

Work produced will be shown in a screening at Gas Gallery on Thursday 24 September at 6.30pm. This will include a discussion about the work.



Public Walk: Overlooked Aberystwyth

Join Michael Freeman for a walk around Aberystwyth and discover the features of the town that are visible but not normally noticed.

Public Walk: Aberystwyth Stone Buildings – 700 Years of Use

Aberystwyth is a stone-built town.  The different types of stones used for the buildings can still be seen and identified.  They tell a story of power, influence, fashion, and transport links from the 13th C. to the present day.  Come and see some of the examples.

Meet Geologist Tim Palmer at Gas Gallery at 2pm.



Public lecture: The Poetry of Meirion Jordan623982_591745732_1627137311_n-11

The second lecture in the series hosted by Dr Matthew Jarvis as part of the Devolved Voices project at Aberystwyth University. Jarvis will be discussing the work of Meirion Jordan, a contemporary Welsh poet who released his first collection of poetry, Moonrise, in 2008. His second book, Regeneration, is out now.

Jordan has background in Mathematics, but is currently finishing his doctoral degree in Creative Writing at UEA. His work is influenced by poets including David Constantine and Gillian Clarke, as well as medieval art, music and science fiction.

Inspiration for Eccentrics

In the company of three eccentric locals, Peter Stevenson, Jez Danks and Jane Lloyd Francis, the walk will wind its way through the quiet backstreets of Aberystwyth, weaving themes around little known artists, musicians, writers and craftsmen that have been inspired by this unique seaside resort over the years.

Urban Herb Walk

What remedy for varicose veins grows near the train station? Which plant inspired the invention of velcro? Come and find the hidden medicinal plants of Aberystwyth town and explore their historical and modern uses.

With local medical herbalist Belinda Bradbury MNIMH.

MusicFest Fringe Public Walk


This is a public walk as part of Aberystwyth’s Musicfest Fringe. With guests including Peter

Stevenson, Jezz Danks and Jane Lloyd Francis, it will become a walking – storytelling – musical tour of the town.

Meet at Gas Gallery at 2pm.

Free, all welcome!

Public lecture: The Poetry of Nerys Williams


Dr Matthew Jarvis

Dr Matthew Jarvis discusses the work of contemporary Welsh poet Nerys Williams as part of his Devolved Voices project at Aberystwyth University. Williams brought out her debut collection of poetry, Sound Archive, in 2011, so this is an opportunity to discover new work in the Welsh poetry scene.

Williams currently lectures in American Literature at University College, Dublin, and is a recent winner of the Ted McNulty Poetry Prize.

Jarvis is a writer and critic involved with British avant-garde poetry and English-language poetry in Wales since the 1960s. He is particularly interested in environmental approaches to literature and in ideas about the literary construction of Welsh space and place. His work has been described as ‘pioneering criticism’ by Professor Jeremy Hooker.


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Join us to celebrate the Aberystwyth launch of Seren’s New Welsh Short Stories anthology, edited by Francesca Rhydderch and Penny Thomas.




Poetry Wales Celebrates 50 Years IMG_0628

A special event to celebrate our 50th birthday in the unofficial poetry capital of Wales – Aberystwyth. We’ll launch the Winter issue of Poetry Wales with performances from Elin Ap HywelAmy McCauleyKatherine Stansfield and special guest, one of Danish poetry’s most renowned new voices, Martin Glaz Serup who is in Wales for the first time for this event. All welcome!

Please RSVP to editor@poetrywales.co.uk

 Affordable Arts FairMOTHER & CHILD 016

6th December – 7th January 2015

An Affordable Arts Fair will be held in the upstairs gallery at Gas Gallery/Oriel Nwy. Works of art from £1.00 – £150.00 so lots of choices for special presents.


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Representing Mines: maps, their origins and outliers

Professor David Austin (Lampeter, Trinity St David) will give a talk, and lead a walk exploring Cwmystwyth mines and the economic and political forces shaping the formation of this dramatic landscape.

Talk: Friday 12th September 7.30 pm at Gas Gallery/Oriel Nwy. Walk: Sunday 14th September 11.00 am at Gas Gallery/Oriel Nwy bring sketch books etc.

For more information click here.


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Friday 15th August welcomed the official launch to this years Art Trail an artist run voluntary effort bringing art and the community together. Opened by Mark Williams MP the evening was well attended with a very impressive raffle with works provided by the artists taking part.

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