Artist 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:
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.
Read 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’.
Key Words is now on Facebook!
Geoff Dyer’s piece on Raymond Williams for the New Statesman is available here.
In 1984 Raymond Williams gave a talk in Letchworth on ‘Ecology and the Labour Movement’, now freely available on YouTube.