Celebrated artist’s life story to be told with help from Wrexham Glyndwr University

A celebrated artist who recorded Welsh cultural life in her early work is to have her life story told on a website designed by one of Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s students.

The site will focus on the life of ME ‘Elsi’ Eldridge, a painter whose work ‘The Dance of Life’ hangs in the University’s Creative Industries Building. Elsi, along with her husband, the poet Ronald Stuart ‘RS’ Thomas, shared concerns for the future of Welsh cultural life and the natural world until her death in 1991. Read more on the Wrexham Glyndwr University website.

World première for Local Composer at Bangor Cathedral

The final event of this year’s RS Thomas Poetry and Arts Festival will feature the world première of music by a composer from Bangor who has been inspired by the great Welsh poet and priest RS Thomas. The event, called ‘RS Thomas for a New Generation’, is part of Bangor Cathedral’s Evensong Service on Sunday, July 1, at 2:30pm. Read more on the website of the Diocese of Bangor.