Cymru Culture

Editors' Note / Nodyn Golygyddion

Editors' Note: Edition 7

(August 25, 2010)

Welcome to the seventh edition of cylchgrawn Cymru Culture magazine.  

In this edition we have a fascinating catch-up with talented artist Elizabeth Forrest, who shows us her new work and tells us what she has been doing since leaving Wales.


Elizabeth Forrest New Image

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We also feature another former Cymru Culture interviewee, talented artist (and interior designer) Gian Mantelli. Gian has a stunning home and was kind enough to share his interior design ideas and influences with us, in a series of beautiful images from his home.


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We also have a fascinating and very funny interview with respected chef Angela Gray. Having recently completed a day with Angela at Fonmon Castle cookery school, I can personally attest to her culinary skills. Angela talks about what sparked her interest in cookery, her time as a celebrity personal chef and about the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC, in which she was involved in showcasing Wales and Welsh produce to an international audience.




Statement necklaces continue to be a strong accesories trend.  Caregos Couture showcase their new Autumn/Winter 2010 couture jewellery collection. 


Green Wire Choker 1


Continuing the jewellery theme (as co-Editor I allow myself some artistic licence) we explore the history of costume jewellery - from its beginnings in the 1930s, to modern day designers such as Swarovski and Butler & Wilson.


Amber Brooch 1


Lawyer Robert Wade provides us with the second part of his fascinating article 'Copyright or Wrong'. Always amusing and informative, Robert looks at the complexities and challenges surrounding this area of the law, with particular focus on the dramatic arts.


We have another fascinating and amusing article submitted by PR guru Vivienne Sharman Lewis. Vivienne talks us through a charity fashion show she hosted (and organised) in Abergavenny recently, in aid of the 'Welsh Warrior' foundation. Vivienne's article includes some evocotive images of the show: some  of the designs showcased and the models who worked so professionally taking part in the charity-fashion event - which made it the tremendous succes it was.


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Organiser Vivienne Sharman-Lewis with Miss Wales, Courtenay Hamilton


Following on from the fashion theme, talented journalist Caitlin Anderson looks at beachwear/summer trends and talks us through the key looks for the current season.


Scarf & Sunglasses


'Knowledge management' lecturer Dave Snowden shares some of his recent adventures following Welsh rugby around the world, and discusses rugby's intimate relationship with Wales and Welsh culture.


Snowded - banerau



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