South Wales West has a rich heritage and vibrant cultural offer. Over the centuries, poets, artists, authors, musicians, actors, sporting icons and many more have lived and worked in our communities. We have impressive ruins in every corner of the region, from castles to copperworks, monuments to the legacy of those who came before us.
I want to highlight this tapestry of talent and the rich culture of our communities. I believe that by shining a spotlight and taking advantage of what we've got, we can realise benefits to the health, wealth and wellbeing of the region.
20.10.23 - Neath Art and Literature Festival
It was a pleasure to visit some of the exhibitions at the inaugural Neath Art and Literature Festival. Spearheaded by Beth at Queen Street Gallery and supported by a wide range of organisations, the four day festival brought together art, literature, music and the performing arts in celebration at many venues across the town.
04.10.23 - Happy Birthday Max
I had the opportunity to speak in the Senedd about one of Wales's cultural icons, Max Boyce, as he celebrated his eightieth birthday.