In 2020, Planet celebrated 50 years as Wales' liveliest cultural and political periodical. Watch this video of founding editor Ned Thomas and current editor Emily Trahair in conversation with author Mike Parker at this event from December 2020 to see what's changed, what hasn't, and why a publication subtitled 'The Welsh Internationalist' is needed now more than ever.
For more information about the National Library’s events see https://www.library.wales/events
For more information about Planet’s history, and to stay in touch with plans for a postponed birthday party see https://www.planetmagazine.org.uk/celebrate-half-century-planet and we can hopefully celebrate in person before too long!
Video of joint event with the National Library of Wales, 15 December 2020.
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This year, as the pandemic necessitated Planet’s 50th birthday party to be postponed until regulations are lifted, we invited our readers to send in their stories and anecdotes about the magazine. We thank everyone who replied for sharing their thoughts, and hope to welcome readers near and far to a celebratory event before too long…
To read more about the contents of the November 2020-February 2021 issue which celebrates our 50th anniversary please click this box.
In eulogies stretching from Jan Morris’ square mile to San Francisco, Angharad Price, Gray Brechin and Mike Parker remember an epoch-defining foreign correspondent and writer whose most beloved muse was Wales, and whose work continued to push boundaries up until her death in 2020 aged ninety-four.
M. Wynn Thomas remembers his friend Emyr Humphreys, who died in 2020 aged 101, a Welsh European until the end. He reflects on what Humphreys’ work tells us today about the ideological power of the image, the complexities of the postcolonial condition, and what it really takes to be a politically committed writer.