Black Mountains project by artist Diana Heeks inspired by Williams

UntitledArtist Diana Heeks, based in Llanrhystud, West Wales, is developing a project in the Black Mountains inspired by Raymond Williams’s unfinished novel People of the Black Mountains. The project comprises four, week-long visits to the region and is funded by a ‘research and development’ grant from the Arts Council of Wales.

Click the links below to the blog of Arts Alive (Crickhowell), who are acting as partners in the venture:

http://artsalivewales.org.uk/wp/10197/diana-heeks-black-mountains-project/

http://artsalivewales.org.uk/wp/10381/diana-heeks-black-mountains-project-2/

To conclude the research and development phase of the project, there will be an Open Studio on the morning of Thursday 22 October (time to be decided) at Diana’s project studio base at Broadley Farm near Llanthony.

Raymond Williams Society members are warmly invited; details to be sent in due course.

Post-conference comments on Raymond Williams Now

keywords_43Read Tony Pinkney’s post-conference blog entry on Raymond Williams Now.

The conference was held on 30 May 2015 and had been organised by the Greater Manchester-based Radical Studies Network and generously supported by the Raymond Williams Society and the Raymond Williams Foundation.

Tony Crowley gave a keynote on the topic ‘Keywords, Then and Now’ and Ruth Beale showed her film of ‘Performing Keywords’.