ABERYSTWYTH town is one of the main settings of acclaimed author Catrin Dafydd’s latest novel.
Newly published novel ‘Gwales’ is set in Wales in the near future where a revolution is about to begin – and the town of Aberystwyth plays a large role as some of the main characters form their political vision at university.
Familiar Aberystwyth locations such as The Old College and Penglais Campus feature in the novel and play a crucial part as the revolutionary campaign gains momentum.
In the novel, Brynach Yang wants to finish everything. And he’s going to do it. Tonight. But what will happen to Wales then? The Gwales campaign is about to begin its troubled journey … and Brynach will lead the revolution.
In a period of political uncertainty, we meet several families who are trying to survive the huge challenges ahead of them.
Catrin Dafydd is an author, poet and political activist from Gwaelod y Garth, Cardiff. She graduated from Aberystwyth University. An experienced author, her first novel for adults, ‘Pili Pala’, reached the Book of the Year long list in 2006. She has published two English novels to date – her first, Random Deaths and Custard, reached the Spread the Word: Books to Talk About shortlist. Her other books include Y Tiwniwr Piano and Random Births and Love Hearts.
‘Gwales’ will be launched at Caffi Iechyd Da in Carmarthen on Thursday (Sept 21) at 6.30pm in the company of Catrin Dafydd and the novel’s editor Meleri Wyn James featuring a set by the upcoming and critically acclaimed Carmarthen-based band Adwaith.
Gwales by Catrin Dafydd (£9.99, Y Lolfa) is available now.
New Children’s Book based on local fisherman
CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Natalie L Davies has written a story based on local man, Mickey Beechey, of Llangrannog.
Natalie said: “I’ve written a series of children’s books with the central character, the lovely ‘Mickey the Fisherman’. The first book is called ‘Pollution’, and is a bright colourful and fun book with a valuable message.”
The book is available to buy on Amazon in both paperback and kindle, and can be found at: mybook.to/mickeythefisherman.
Council supports the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’
CABINET members and senior officers in Ceredigion have signed ‘My Charter’. In doing so, Ceredigion County Council have become the first council to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.
The charter says that people who have learning disabilities want to have more chances in life, more choice and to be listened to. It also says that people who have learning disabilities want to be treated as adults, to be given dignity and respect and that their information is kept private.
Councillor Alun Williams is the Cabinet member responsible for Adult Services. He said: “People with learning disabilities have the same aspirations, hopes and feelings as everyone else. They deserve the same services and to be treated equally in a way that’s appropriate to their needs. I’m delighted that Ceredigion has become the first council to sign the charter, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this can positively influence the way our population of people with learning disabilities are treated in the future.”
The charter was developed by people who have learning disabilities from across Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.
Ceredigion Leisure Centres Summer holiday programme
A BUSY TIMETABLE of inclusive summer holiday activities for children has been organised across all Ceredigion County Council-run leisure centres in the county.
From football to bouncy castle sessions, from cycling skills to archery, there’s a wide variety of activities to choose from over the course of the summer.
There will also be day camps and multi-skills activity days available at some of the leisure centres, for children to attend for the whole day. There’s even a day trip to the beach with Teifi Leisure Centre!
A range of learning to swim programmes are available at Lampeter Swimming Pool and Plascrug Leisure Centre across the summer holidays. A week of swimming lessons will be delivered solely through the medium of Welsh in Plascrug Leisure Centre starting on 5 August.
Councillor Catrin Miles is the council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Leisure Services. She said: “Ceredigion Actif is once again providing a busy timetable of fun activities during the summer. It’s a healthy and worthwhile way for children to spend their time during the summer.”
Booking for sessions is essential and staff at leisure centres reserve the right to cancel any session if attendance is too low.
For further information on the summer holiday activities planned, visit the Ceredigion Actif website.
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