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Billy Bragg and Nick Hand on the slowcoast

  • Posted by tim
  • 17 September 2009


Every man has his heroes, ever since i've known Nick we do most of our chat about the bands we love and hate, frame builders and at some time during the evening Billy Braggs name will crop up on Nicks lips and he'll slide away from our conversation silently and go quiet as i see Billy's lyrics floating round his shaven little head and a dreamy look fall over his aging chops like a warm wind kissing a cold face. So yesterday when i checked Nick's position on the map and saw he was headed to Lyme Regis i thought i'd drop him a line and tell him where Billy lives and also warn him of Abbotsbury Hill and the nasty climb out of Lyme. This morning i got a lovely text from Nick telling me he's just posted a soundslide of Billy and of course mentioning those climbs. Good old Nick, here's the clip of the Bragg.

Billy Bragg comes to Wales

  • Posted by tim
  • 21 May 2009



Ceri Thompson, Curator, Big Pit, says;


‘’We are delighted to be involved with this exciting tour.  Back in 1984 and 1985 Billy’s support for the miners was greatly appreciated, and we are pleased that he has chosen to come to Wales to mark 25 years since the strike.  This tour and partnership are the highlight of a programme of events organised by Big Pit to commemorate this significant anniversary, a programme which looks at the strike from a number of different perspectives and tells some of the lesser known stories of this difficult time.”


Friday 5th June             Blaenafon Workmen’s Hall                             01239 621200

Saturday 6th June     Grand Pavillion, Porthcawl                                01656 815995

Sunday 7th June     Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan                                  01239 621200

Tuesday 9th June            Pontardawe Arts Centre, Pontardawe            01792 863722

Wednesday 10th June            Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon                         01874 611622

Thursday 11th June     Galeri, Caernarfon                                          01286 685222

Friday 12th June            William Aston Hall, Wrexham                    01978 316780

Sunday 14th June            Aberystwyth Arts Centre                          01970 623232

Monday 15th June     Miners Institute, Blackwood                              01495 227206



Billy Bragg tours Wales in 2009 as part of the Arts Outside Cardiff scheme, part-funded by The Arts Council of Wales. 

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