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The Great Cardiff Extraction

First point of business today is this superb all-dayer fundraiser at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff being put together by the redoubtable Ian ‘Uh Oh’ Watson, fine artist, sculptor, noise-maker and humanitarian. 939 more words

BBC responds to a complaint about inaccuracy with more inaccuracy

Readers may recall that back in February, listeners to BBC Radio 4’s culture show ‘Front Row’ were inaccurately informed that:

“…recently the culture minister banned a novel about a mixed Israeli-Palestinian relationship…ahm…Dorit Rabinyan’s ‘Border Life’.” 531 more words


BBC Radio 4's 'PM' resuscitates a two month-old story

Back in March, the BBC World Service radio programme ‘Newshour’ produced a report about a woman who is suing the El Al airline after having been asked to move to a different seat. 241 more words


BBC 'explains' its claim that Western Wall is Judaism's holiest site

Back in February we noted that an edition of the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Sunday’ had promoted inaccurate information concerning the Western Wall.

“Presenter Edward Stourton introduced the item by telling listeners that: 667 more words


POETRY PLEASE! Damien Molony reads 7 poems of 'Time, Memory and Remembrance' - LISTEN NOW!

Damien has made his sixth appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please, reading seven poems of Time, Memory and Remembrance.

The programme marked three important literary anniversaries: The 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth (21 April 1916), Shakespeare’s birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death (23 April 1616) and the centenary of the Dublin Easter Rising (April 1916). 504 more words

Damien Molony

Colm Tóibín on Desert Island Discs

Colm Tóibín being interviewed is always nice to listen to, and fortunately, he was on Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 at the start of the year, talking about how novel writing is sustained by little details rather than big ideas, how he doesn’t enjoy writing and how he’d nearly bring a scissors on the desert island. 29 more words

Green Scarabesque

Conundrums scatter

splatter pellets eavesdropping

incendiary devices

hailstrom rakes still night

tickling all living all dead


Jade scarab beetle

Rattles gentle window pane

Psyche delivers nights… 35 more words