ART: Zena Blackwell

Zena Blackwell is a Cardiff-based artist and mother of two. She lived in London for 19 years before returning home to Cardiff two years ago. Whilst in London, she co-founded and co-promoted the critically acclaimed live music and party night Club Motherfucker and DJ'd around the world. She is returning to painting and drawing after … Continue reading ART: Zena Blackwell

Open or Closed? Allen Ginsberg and William F. Buckley Jr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBpoZBhvBa4 This is Ginsberg’s appearance on William F. Buckley Jr’s debate programme ‘Firing Line’. And there is a warning here about wrapping yourself in rational debate, as I am about to do. Ginsberg comes onto a programme to try to spread his message about state violence, media, hypocrisy and human freedom, and the kind of … Continue reading Open or Closed? Allen Ginsberg and William F. Buckley Jr.

ART: Tripp by Alex Stewart

Alex Stewart is a photographer and filmmaker based in Cardiff. More of his work can be found at alexstewart.co or on his instagram: @thatalexstewart. I first met Tripp through a mutual friend in New York. He was introduced to me as ‘the happiest guy in New York’, and it didn’t take me long to realise … Continue reading ART: Tripp by Alex Stewart

LUMIN RADIO: June playlist

This month's playlist gets more shamanic and mysterious. Featuring artists such as Pink Floyd, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Alice Coltrane, PJ Harvey & Moodoid, as well as some spoken word pieces by Charles Olson and Terence McKenna. We now also have a free download for both playlists so that you can listen without Spotify, which … Continue reading LUMIN RADIO: June playlist

POETRY: A Symphony of Bones by Connor van Bussel

Connor van Bussel is a writer born in Devon but residing in Cardiff. After graduating from Cardiff University in 2017 he hopes to one day become a full-time writer, specialising in horror and fantasy novels. His first poetry publication was in 2016 in Tŷ Celf and he hopes to continue to write poetry. I dreamt … Continue reading POETRY: A Symphony of Bones by Connor van Bussel

LUMIN RADIO: May playlist

LUMIN RADIO is Lumin’s outlet for sharing expansive, freethinking music. We’re creating playlists each month, starting with our May playlist. Have a listen on our Spotify playlist below, or use our download link. Image: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV https://open.spotify.com/user/b.w.beakhouse/playlist/4x7or2hhStDcxYE0r2NbXG Or download here if you're listening without Spotify: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1Rp1uCaV6e6SXczSmplTVFDc1E

The Sleeper Society

In a cabaret setting, with seats loosely facing towards a projector screen, a small set up at the front  and a sound design booth up at the back, four large speakers were positioned around the corners of the room. The Sleeper Society, a showcase of modern experimental music, transformed Chapter Arts Centre's Seligman Theatre in … Continue reading The Sleeper Society