Flags & Bones by Ben Wildsmith
Please join Cambria Books and Nation.Cymru to celebrate the launch of Ben Wildsmith’s Flags & Bones at Kings Road Yard (Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9DF) on Thursday 23 November, 7.30pm.
Flags & Bones pulls together Wildsmith’s sparkling and disruptive Nation.Cymru columns on politics, culture and sport. From Westminster to the Senedd, liars, posers and fools are harpooned as we revisit the surreal bin fire of current affairs 2023-stylee. Taking in – but never taken in by – a cast that includes Boris Johnson, Carol Vorderman, Mark Drakeford, Shakin’ Stevens, Wayne Pivac, and Charles Windsor; Wildsmith’s unflinching eye dissects the tragedies and comedies of the year. Whether writing from the ‘tomato crisis’ in Morocco, the Cave of the Apocalypse in Greece, or community super-club Tylorstown RFC – his missives will delight readers who rage in despair against the zeitgeist.
National Treasure Jon Gower will be in conversation with Ben about the year that just happened.
Ben will also be joined on guitar by Sam Andrews to share original songs from Ben’s forthcoming album Damn My Sense of Humour.
The wonderful Caban, Pontcanna will also be on hand to sell you many copies of the book. Flags & Bones costs £10. https://www.facebook.com/CabanPontcanna/
Pipes Bar will be open in the Yard for those who’d like a tasty beverage. https://www.instagram.com/pipesbeer/
There will also be a raffle for the lucky amongst you.
We look forward to seeing you there.