Eamonn Kirk offers a diary of his progress from obesity to fitness and examines the Welsh Government’s response to a problem exacerbated by poverty and austerity. What can we learn from radical initiatives to tackle obesity beyond our borders?
Congratulations to Miriam Elin Jones, winner of our 2015 Young Writers' Competition. Miriam is spurred on by her frustration at traditional Welsh-language culture to explore new debates about 'cymroddyfodoliaeth' – Welsh futurism – in music and literature.
Robert Minhinnick’s fiction piece, written for our regular series of creative responses to the Wales Coast Path, is set on the Merthyr Mawr dunes in the near-future, and depicts how climate change is truly ‘Retracing Wales’.
Catrin Ashton runs in the footsteps of Gwladys, daughter of Brychan Brycheiniog, evoking a sense of home and history in this post-industrial landscape, and describes why the hills of Merthyr are really mountains.
Alyce Von Rothkirch evaluates a report by Dai Smith on the profound importance of arts and creativity in education as the government develops a full response in their National Plan for Creative Learning.
Pauline Sheppard presents an extract of her play Tin and Fishes which brought together the words of people from St Just in Cornwall whose lives are still marked by the closure of Geevor Tin Mine in 1991.
Welsh-Australians Claire Parfitt and Rachel Rowe on what coal mining in Wales and Australia tells us about both struggles over climate change and the needs of working people, and how these campaigns can be reconciled.