“Aylsham was pleased to welcome Yu Pei Chang from Taiwan during the 9th to 17th September, as part of an international trip to explore Cittàslow towns in Germany, Italy and the UK. Funded by the Taiwanese government, Yu Pei spent time researching how Cittàslow worked in the various towns with the ultimate goal to make her town the first Cittàslow in Taiwan. She was particularly interested in work for older people, and it gave us the opportunity to show her the St Michael’s Care Complex – incorporating Housing with Care, a Care Home with Nursing, a Health Centre/pharmacy and a Community Centre.
Next Sunday (7th October) sees the first North Wales International Poetry Festival come to the region. A series of events will be taking place from 1st October in Bangor, Aberystwyth, and Machynlleth, with the final event showcased by local arts promoters theAbsurd.co.uk at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold.
This unique festival will then start at 4pm at Clywd Theatr Cymru, bringing leading poets from around Europe to Mold for a unique encounter between cultures. Presented with translation into Welsh and English, this is a chance to hear some of the most vibrant contemporary voices in their own languages, including Morten Søndergaard (Danish), Julia Fiedorczuk (Polish), Jeroen Theunissen (Belgian Flemish), Anja Utler (German) and Katerina Iliopoulou (Greek), Eduard Escoffet (Catalan) Estíbaliz Espinosa (Galician) and the Swedish-born multilingual poet Cia Rinne. If it is sometimes said that poetry is what is lost in translation, this event will show what is gained when different ways of looking at the world spark each other into life.
The event will be introduced by Zoë Skoulding, editor of Poetry Wales Magazine.
Book tickets online here.
Sunday 7th October 2012. Doors 4pm.
Clwyd Theatr Cymru the Clwyd Room.
I’d love to see you and a friend or two “chez moi” in Diss anytime from 10 am on Friday 28th September 2012! Continue reading
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Cittaslow interviews from 21mins 30seconds in!
The Big Clean Up is taking place in Diss on 26th and 27th May 2012. Cittaslow’s Margaret Mittins-Ladd gets us up to speed:
“All is coming together nicely. We have great support from south Norfolk Council who are bringing out the big machines to clean up the streets and grafitti, and on Saturday & Sunday we are hoping that the town will support us by cleaning up in groups around the town and other areas. Continue reading