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Posts Tagged ‘wales’

An interview with Hazel Partridge: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Falmouth graduate Hazel Partridge creates beautiful tableaux inspired by her love of nature.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Beautiful nature themed artworks by Hazel Partridge were one of my top picks at this year's New Designers show, so I was thrilled that she took up the offer to submit for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. Her gorgeous papercut piece was inspired by a poem from Black Country poet Liz Berry.

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I found you at New Designers, what was the best thing about that show for you?
New Designers was really inspiring and informative, the atmosphere was great and it was packed the whole time! I really enjoyed looking at the work from all of the different disciplines and Universities; it was really encouraging to see such diverse ideas and products from this year’s graduates. The most… read more

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Y Dydd Olaf (The Last Day) by Gwenno Saunders: an interview

Talking politics, robots, poetry and much more with the very cool Gwenno, formerly of The Pipettes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gwenno by Katie Ponder. Gwenno Saunders, formerly of The Pipettes, and now living in Wales, has released a political concept album inspired by an obscure 1970s Welsh language sci-fi novel. […]

Reports of Snow: an interview with Abe Davies of Reichenbach Falls

Reichenbach Falls is a collective that features members of Cornershop, Little Fish, Viarosa and Goldrush. Together they have created a lush album tinged with hints of Americana.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Reports of Snow is the new album by Reichenbach Falls, a collective headed up by singer songwriter Abe Davies, and based out of Oxford, that ever burgeoning hub of musical […]

The Sounds of Ghost Folk: an interview with Samuel Mason of Die Man Die

Samuel Mason is the enigmatic singer behind Die Mason Die, purveyors of your finest Ghost Folk. Find out more here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Die Mason Die by Daisy Steele. Die Mason Die describe themselves as ‘Making ghost like noises with bearded grins‘ and they are set to make major waves on the UK […]

An interview with Georgia Ruth and review of debut album Week of Pines

An interview with Welsh singer-songwriter and harpist Georgia Ruth, on returning to Wales and feeling at home.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Georgia Ruth by Gemma Cotterell. Week of Pines is the beautiful long playing debut album by Welsh singer-songwriter and harpist Georgia Ruth, it’s creation prompted by a return to Wales. […]

An interview with Sue Denim, talking about debut solo album And The Unicorn:

Sue Denim is best known as one half of electro clash wonders Robots in Disguise, but she's taken a decidedly different approach to the songs on her debut album, lovingly crafted in Wales...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sue Denim by Louise Bennetts. Sue Denim is one half of electroclash duo Robots in Disguise, who launched with a bang in the same year that I began making Amelia’s […]

An interview with Anna Felton of Monkstone Knitwear, created with wool from sheep who live on Trevayne Farm in Wales

Abi Renshaw talks to Anna Felton of Monkstone Knitwear, purveyors of the finest designer hand knits, created with love on a sustainable farm in Wales. It doesn't get much better than this...

Written by Abi Renshaw

Monkstone Knitwear Stripe Sweater by Stephanie Brown (FAIIINT). With the mild Autumn being over, the weatherman now talks of snow. Panic! Wondering what wardrobe essentials can help fight the impending […]

Lammas Low Impact Courses and Conferences

The pioneering sustainable self-build community takes its visitors back to the land in West Wales

Written by Amy Hughes

Illustration by Aurelia Lange Wales – the land of soaring song, viagra turf-churning scrums and cunning cross-dressing rioters – is today at the forefront of sustainable, information pills ecological development. […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Jayne Pierson

In the last of our series of pre-LFW interviews, we chat to Welsh designer Jayne Pierson to find out what's inspiring her this season and why she needs a holiday…

Written by Matt Bramford

Rachel Freire S/S 2011, order illustrated by Krister Selin ‘I’m terrible at interviews’ I announce shortly after arriving at Rachel Freire‘s East London studio. A bit of a melodramatic introduction, […]

Howies: Ethical active clothing pioneers in Wales

Howies was set up by former ad execs Claire and David Hieatt, with principles of good design and sustainability at its heart. Here's an extract from my profile about this active wear brand in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tania Kowalski was a workshop manager at a well-known contemporary jewellery gallery in London when Synnove Saelthun arrived from New York to join the design team. They soon discovered that […]

Akamuti: natural organic skincare from Wales

Lindsey Hedges founded the Akamuti skincare brand when she was just 20 years old. She now runs it with the help of her family from her base in rural Wales. Read on to find out more about this ethical entrepreneur....

Written by Amelia Gregory

[IMAGE] Reeds Laura Ward has both striking portraits and moody black and white landscapes in her portfolio, viagra but what initially drew me to her work was her‘mirror’ set on […]

An interview with the creators of Jessie and Buddug, the Shop

Sally Mumby-Croft interviews intrepid entrepreneurs and the designers of beautiful textiles, Jess Chorley and Buddug about expanding their Broadway Market stall into a shop on Columbia Road.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

JASPER GARVIDA lfw s/s 2011 Rachel Clare Price A selection of Jessie’s corsarges Walking around Broadway Market, approved one cold wintery Saturday, feeling hungry and looking at all the delicious […]

Beach Break 2010 Review

A sunny weekend in Wales (it can happen) was the perfect setting to discover hot new bands, and check in with the always superb Vampire Weekend.

Written by Laura Nineham

details on request attraction seminar kerry hyndman Saturday night saw the end of a series of seminars organised by Details on Request, hospital a small collective of artists in East London, […]

Merthyr to Mayo Solidarity Bike Ride: Galway to Castlerea

The first blog in a series detailing my adventures on a bike bound for Rossport Solidarity Camp in County Mayo, Ireland. Featuring a demo against the atrocities in Gaza, a Lidl carpark and Dallas style houses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Glastonbury 2010 Climate Camp Pete the Temp On Sunday we lost a few and gained a few. Pete Lawrie called by with terrible hayfever to say he couldn’t sing for […]

Glastonbury 2010 Climate Camp Tripod Stage Review: Sunday

The last day on the Tripod Stage. On Sunday we hosted Luisa Gerstein's band Lulu and the Lampshades and had a special visit from Cats and Cats and Cats, whose debut album If I'd Had An Atlas is out this week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Dan Heffer, ask pharm Hat by Angela Bruce; The Hedgerow Collection I’m not sure if it’s the wedding’s I’ve been too recently or the press attention regarding ladies […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Welsh Designer Collective

A handpicked selection of the finest talent to come out of Wales since Charlotte Church, in the form of designers Josie Beckett, Elinor Franklin and Emma Griffiths. My Beautiful Fashion, Sunday 21 February

Written by Matt Bramford

Criss-crossing the international date line over two days, sick ambulance the crew were very possibly the first and last people on Earth to celebrate Jan 1, viagra order 2009. (Photo […]

Climate Camp Cymru: Ffos-y-Fran mine action

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, 13-16 August 2009

Written by Amelia

Richard Hogg: Off The Wall Concrete Hermit Gallery Concrete Hermit?5a Club Row? London?E1 6JX Until 29th August 10am – 6pm Mon – Sat Off the wall is a simple story […]

Landscape Gallery – Oriel y Parc

words and photos from Polly Corrigan

Written by Polly Corrigan

Monday 12th Jan Starting today: The Voice and Nothing More is a week-long festival at the Slade Research Centre that explores the voice as both medium and subject matter in […]