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Gladfest interview: Kate Hamer

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 20th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Kate Hamer grew up in Pembrokeshire and, after studying art, worked in television for over 10 years, mainly on documentaries. Her debut novel, The Girl in the Red Coat, was published by Faber & Faber in February 2015 and has sold in eight other territories. Kate won the Rhys Davies short story prize in 2011 and the story One Summer was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She has also had work published in short story anthologies such as A Fiction Map of Wales and Seren’s New Welsh Short Stories. She lives in Cardiff with her husband. 


    Work Experience by Olivia Jones

    by Amy Sumner | Friday, 14th July 2017 | 0 Comments

    Starting my Work Experience at Gladstone’s Library, I was given an introduction and tour of the library itself as well as the collections. Within the library are the History and Theology Rooms plus the Annex. After I was shown around, I helped to open the Reading Rooms and then carried out circulation of the books as well as reshelving them.


      Work Experience by Harriet Lewis-Wilson

      by Amy Sumner | Friday, 14th July 2017 | 0 Comments

      The first day of my Work Experience at Gladstone’s Library incorporated a range of tasks that helped me get familiar with the library itself. I was introduced to the helpful, friendly staff and Interns who then showed me what I needed to do to open up the library which included turning on lights and checking the books were in the right place. 


        Gladfest interview: Dan Richards

        by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 13th July 2017 | 0 Comments

        Dan Richards was born in Wales in 1982 and grew up in Bristol. He has studied at UEA and Norwich Arts School. Dan is the co-author of Holloway with Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood, published by Faber in 2013. The Beechwood Airship Interviews, a book about the creative process and the importance of art for art’s sake, was published by The Friday Project / HarperCollins in 2015.



          “It’s a mere nonsense”: Gladstone’s Homeric Age

          by Amy Sumner | Friday, 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

          ‘Looked into my papers on Homer: & I am strongly tempted to undertake something…’ wrote Gladstone on 7th July 1855, unaware that that ‘something’ would occupy his thoughts for much of the next three years. What began as a small project to be completed while out of office grew to a three volume work: Homer and the Homeric Age (1858).


            WIN a bundle of theatre and Gladfest tickets for Uncle Vanya

            by Amy Sumner | Friday, 16th June 2017 | 0 Comments

            As we approach Gladfest, we are pleased to announce that we will be running a series of competitions to win a selection of fabulous festival prizes. 

            The first of these competitions is run in conjunction with our friends at Theatr Clwyd whose new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya opens in September.


              Work Experience by Kate Robertson

              by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 14th June 2017 | 0 Comments

              This morning I helped to open up the library and start the circulation process, which meant that I had to use the Heritage Online software and the Cirqaclient software. 


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