• The Little Book of Welsh Landmarks by Mark Rees

    NEW BOOK: The Little Book of Welsh Landmarks out now

    The Little Book of Welsh Landmarks is available now from all good bookshops. The Little Book of Welsh Landmarks, the second “little book” from Mark Rees, is available now. Following on from The Little Book of Welsh Culture (The History Press, 2016), this was by far the most challenging book that I’ve written to date. From the research to the planning stage, this was a tough one. In fact, it was quite a relief to hold the finished article in my hands and to know that it was all done and dusted – finally! It’s available in all good bookshops and online retailers, but if you have any trouble finding…

  • Mark Rees records Christmas ghost story special for BBC Radio Wales

    Mark Rees, author of Ghosts of Wales, will be talking about corpse candles and death omens on a special episode of festive ghost stories for BBC Radio Wales. Ahead of Christmas, the BBC in Wales are broadcasting a series of creepy specials with each looking at a different supernatural subject. Mark has recorded an episode dedicated to these eerie omens and death, and other supernatural phenomena. When can I listen to Mark Rees on BBC Radio Wales? The corpse candles episode – or canwyll corff, to give them their correct Welsh name – forms a part of BBC Radio Wales’s series of Christmas ghost stories. It will be broadcast twice…

  • Mark Rees' Art Scene in Swansea's The Bay magazine

    New Welsh arts column looks at the rebirth of Wales’ longest-running independent art gallery

    I’m pleased to announce that, staring with the July 2018 issue, I will be contributing a regular Welsh arts column to the wonderful magazine The Bay. To kick things off, I’ve decided to start with a look back at the history of Wales longest-running independent art gallery which reopens this weekend – The Attic Gallery. This Swansea institution came perilously close to closing its doors for good earlier this year (check out my articles on WalesOnline), before being saved at the eleventh hour by a pair of art lovers from the city. The Attic Gallery, a Swansea institution For more than three decades, Alexandra and David Roe were at the helm…

  • POSTPONED: Supernatural Evening: Ghosts of Wales in Carmarthenshire

    Important update: This “Supernatural Evening” event has been postponed Sadly, due to reasons beyond of my control, the organisers have been forced to postpone the “Supernatural Evening” that I was due to appear at in Carmarthenshire on Sunday, July 15, 2018. The original details remain below, and I will update this page if / when a new date is announced. Sorry! For future events, please keep an eye on the events page. Details for the original event: There’s going to be a “Supernatural Evening” in Carmarthenshire this weekend, and I’ll be popping along to tell a few spooky tales, and sign some copies of Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the…

  • Mark Rees - Welsh Landmarks

    The Little Book of Welsh Landmarks – a new book from Mark Rees

    I’m very pleased to announce that the title of my next book will be (drum roll, please!)… The Little Book of Welsh Landmarks! The Little Book of Welsh Landmarks will squeeze around 300 amazing Welsh places, from world famous attractions to obscure hidden gems – like Chepstow Castle, pictured below – into one “little book” Anyone familiar with my previous book The Little Book of Welsh Culture will have a good idea of what to expect – this will be the same size, length and feel. In fact, you could even call it a sequel of sorts and they’ll look like a matching pair on the book shelf. This lovely…