04 April, 2014

Dame Rosemary visits the exhibition

 Yesterday afternoon, Dame Rosemary Butler, the Presiding Officer of the Welsh Assembly, kindly paid a visit to the exhibition which she was entirely responsible for making possible. We must again say how enormously grateful we are for bringing all this about - and for her enthusiastic appreciation of the results.

Above, she is talking with Frances and Robert Macdonald (Where Many Shipwrack) and below she examines his new book, The Diary of a Dead Officer, with John Abell.

In the photograph below, she is discussing his book, The Abstract Garden, with the poet, Philip Gross.

02 April, 2014

The Old Stile Press on exhibition in Cardiff Bay

This remarkable (if slightly over-dressed!) edifice is the Pierhead Building, the historic centre of Cardiff Bay, which used to be the office of the Harbour Master when the Welsh capital still had its docks. It  now stands next to the Senedd - the home of the Welsh Assembly - and houses historic exhibits, conferences and other events . . . including, throughout the month of April, an exhibition describing the activities past and present of The Old Stile Press. The poster to be seen by the main door at the extreme left of the photo below advertizes this fact!

We were invited to stage the show when we had the pleasure of meeting the Presiding Officer of the Senedd, Dame Rosemary Butler, a year or so. She was kind enough to think that Wales should know more about our activities.

 The Futures Gallery is housed in a beautifully spacious and airy room on the first floor and we managed to erect our carefully planned show quite painlessly - with the help of our son Daniel with his picture-hanging skills and after penetrating the most efficient-seeming security procedures.

I hope that the following photographs will give some idea of what visitors will see . . . but, best of all would be if you could visit in person! From 10.30 - 4.30 every day for the rest of April.

PLEASE DO follow the instruction below the next photo (which I do not know how to countermand!) bacause there are LOTS and LOTS more good things to look at!