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Made in Roath 2013 blog

In a week’s time, annual local Arts Festival Made in Roath will be in in full swing all around the Roath and Penylan areas.

This year they are hosting their own blog, written and run by local well-known poet Mab Jones, who will be coordinating written word activities and events.

Mab told us,

‘The blog will reflect stories told to me by people in Roath, to which I will respond creatively both on the MiR blog and on my own… I will look for untold tales, community links, the tapestries that bind people together… I’m not sure what the ‘end result’ will be, but poetry and story will be the main mode, here. My event at Owain Glyndwr on Sunday 20th at 7.30pm will feed directly into the blog, as will the ‘confession box’ that will be in the Andrew Buchan all week. The Poetree writing event on the 19th will, also.’

Here’s are some snippets of her first post on the Made in Roath 2013 blog – we are told there are plenty more posts to come, so keep an eye on it!


‘Hello! My name is Mab Jones, and I will be your blog-host for the Made in Roath Festival this year!

Mab Black Feathers

Having grown considerably in size and scope since its inception in 2009, MiR this time has some very exciting new additions to its beautifully buoyant and perfectly-poised 2013 programme. One of these will be my good (and sometimes not-so-good) self, in my capacity as journalist, facilitator, blogger and social media manager (or, ‘busybody’, as it is sometimes also known…!)…

…It’s as a poet and writer (and busybody! I reeeeally am) that I will be collecting stories and poems from the good people of Roath to feed into this blog, and to inspire creative response/reaction in my own ( You can contribute to this in various ways: firstly, by hanging a poem of your own from the POETREE. This will be an actual tree in the garden of Milgi on City Road which, for the duration of the festival, will be hung with verse penned by any person who wishes to write and share something.’  Continue reading….


You can find Mab online at all these other places as well: blog, website, Facebook, Twitter and she has a new column in Buzz Magazine: ‘Lit’ (on page 50 of the October 2013 issue). Find Lit on Facebook here.

Made in Roath Arts Festival 17th – 24th October 2013

Made in Roath blog

Find Made in Roath on Twitter here and Facebook here.

Made in Roath


This post was updated on 19th October with additional text, links and an image.