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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Made In Roath 2011

I made the effort to check out some of Made In Roath 2011, a festival of local arts and crafts taking place over the weekend of 14th-16th October: some busking in the Mackintosh Institute Farmers’ Market, customers’ drawings of the proprietors of the Record Shop in Inverness Place, Hannah Goudie’s “Designated Dance Area” on Albany Road, Norma Jean Finnegan’s photos of artists’ workshops in the window of the Bottle Shop on Pen-y-lan Road, an exhibition by recent Cardiff School of Art graduates in Roath Park. All very jolly, even if some of the activities detailed in the impressive brochure seemed not to materialise. Sadly, technical difficulties meant that my short, “Proverb” didn’t make it into Sunday’s (nevertheless largely diverting) Roathbud Film Festival at the Gower Pub. In sum, though, a heartening artist-led initiative, blessed by the absence of rain.

Meanwhile I’ve made another mash-up film, based on the poem “The Great Longing” by Kahlil Gibran.


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