- Hanan Issa
- Kohenoor Kamal
- Grug Muse
Arts&Heritage (A&H) is delighted that Hanan Issa, National Poet of Wales has developed a new prose poem for the A&H Digital Winter Commission 2022. Hanan Issa is a Welsh-Iraqi poet, filmmaker, and artist. Her publications include her poetry collection My Body Can House Two Hearts and Welsh Plural: Essays on the Future of Wales. Issa is the 2022 Hay International Fellow.
Hanan Issa’s writing for A&H reflects on the our shifting seasons – a long autumn finally leading to the frost of full winter; nature’s cyclical withdrawal and what we do to keep the darkness at bay. The artist also reads her work in an accompanying audio recording and has contributed to a Q&A on her extensive writing and editing with A&H Director of Projects Marie-Anne McQuay.
Hanan Issa is a Welsh-Iraqi poet, filmmaker, and artist. Her publications include her poetry collection My Body Can House Two Hearts and Welsh Plural: Essays on the Future of Wales. Her winning monologue With Her Back Straight was performed at the Bush Theatre as part of the Hijabi Monologues. She is part of the writers’ room for Channel 4’s award-winning series We Are Lady Parts. Hanan is co-founder of the Where I’m Coming From open mic series. She was the recipient of the 2020 Ffilm Cymru/ BBC Wales commission for her short film The Golden Apple. She is the current National Poet of Wales and 2022 Hay International Fellow.
Luke Fowler with Ilam Park and Ilam Hall: Ilam Actual (version)
A group of young people have worked with Luke Fowler to make a series of short film and sound pieces to be shown at the National Trust’s Ilam Park & YHA Ilam Hall in the Peak District.
Liz Gre at the Royal Shakespeare Company
400 years after Shakespeare’s First Folio was published, Liz Gre’s collaborative new work examines the 1623 collection of comedies, tragedies and histories from the perspectives of refugees living in Stratford-upon-Avon today.