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Wednesday 18th October - Literature Events

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Wednesday 18 October  3.00 PM

Mayor's Parlour - Town Hall


Sally Roberts Jones

Dic Penderyn – The Man and the Martyr


Writer and Chair of Port Talbot Historical Society, Sally Roberts Jones recalls the life and death of Dic Penderyn, caught up in the Merthyr Rising, wrongfully convicted of stabbing a soldier, and executed in 1831 despite widespread outrage in Wales.

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Wednesday 18 October  6.00 PM

Neath Rugby Club, Gnoll Park Road.

Simon Thomas with Lyn Jones

Rugby Lives

One of Wales’ best rugby journalists, Simon Thomas is in conversation with Lyn Jones, former Neath and Wales flanker and now coach to Netherlands. Lyn Jones is featured in Simon Thomas’ new book, Rugby Lives, which looks back at the careers of 26 of Welsh rugby’s finest players. Others included are Craig Quinnell, John Bevan, Allan Martin, Bleddyn Bowen, Richie Collins, Rupert Moon, Steve Fenwick, and Terry Holmes.

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Wednesday 18 October  7.00 PM

Neath Rugby Club, Gnoll Park Road.

Iolo Williams

Wild Places

Naturalist and environmental campaigner Iolo Williams gives an illustrated talk on his ‘Wild Places’ – his favourite nature sites across the UK. He’ll take the audience from the gannets of Hermaness in the far north of Scotland all the way down to the London Wetlands reserve and its incredible array of urban wildlife. On the way, he looks at Caledonian pine forests, montane uplands, wetlands and offshore islands, all of which support some of the best wildlife Britain has to offer

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