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Brexit: the Brutal Business of Citizenship

Eluned Gramich draws on her experience of accompanying her German father to his citizenship ceremony in Cardiff to reflect on the uncertain fate of EU nationals in the lead-up to Brexit, and also on the cultural and philosophical roots of citizenship itself. How do experiences of citizenship (and exile) differ around the world?

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Wales: a Zombie Nation? Rachel Trezise interviews Michael Sheen

Rachel Trezise joins Michael Sheen in his hometown of Port Talbot for a walk along Aberavon beach. They discuss what it is like to move between the worlds of Hollywood and radical Welsh socialism, how to unite a disenfranchised and demoralised country, his ambitions for a new kind of organisation which connects politics and the arts, and why being good isn’t boring… With photographs for Planet by Jon Pountney.

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Reading Between the Lines: Responses to Wales’ Rail Network – Carmarthen to Aberystwyth

Following widespread discontent with Wales’s travel infrastructure, folklorist Peter Stevenson contributes the second article in a new series of responses to stretches of Wales’s rail network. Read stories from this long-lost line of poverty, pilgrimage, fugitives, furtive behaviour in Pencader tunnel, and how the GWR were commodifying Welsh legends long before Visit Wales…

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Follow the Sap Through the Branches: The Role of the Writer after the Catalan Referendum/h3>

Francesc Parcerisas on his anguish at the Spanish state returning to the vicious repression of Catalonia he experienced under the Franco regime. Remembering the underground poets who gave him hope as a youth, he argues that Catalan writers now have a responsibility to delve deep into their once-forbidden language to make their culture flourish again.

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