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Fairground Music free pdf 'On my journeys over the sands in front of Porthcawl fairground, I become many things: geologist, archaeologist, historian, mapmaker, diviner, tidal detective. But really I'm none of those. I'm a seeker.' And it is on a journey of exploration and discovery that Robert Minhinnick and Eamon Bourke take us in "Fairground Music", conjuring a world that is reassuringly familiar and yet, like sand itself, constantly shifting. Porthcawl is traditionally one of the great holiday resorts of Wales: its funfair and beaches once provided the valleys' miners with their annual summer playground, and gave generations of Sunday schooltrippers their first taste of forbidden fruit. And it continues to draw pleasure seekers from near and far. Indeed, it is estimated that the fair itself has attracted over a million visitors since 1945. But "Fairground Music" is no statistical chronicle. It is an evocation of memories and associations, of impressions and sensations. This poetic narrative is complemented by the witty spontaneity of the photography, as Minhinnick and Bourke combine to capture a sense of place that can comfort and disturb in equal measure.

About Robert Minhinnick

For the past 30 years, author Robert Minhinnick has lived two hundred yards away from Porthcawl fairground. He has twice won the Wales Book of the Year Award, and twice the UK's Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem. His novel, Sea Holly (Seren), which is set in Porthcawl, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize in 2008. He works as an advisor to 'Sustainable Wales', a charity which is based in the resort. Eamon Bourke was born in Carlisle in 1980. He grew up in Whitrigg, overlooking the Solway Firth in Cumbria. He lived and worked in Buenos Aires for four years between 2004 and 2008. His photographic subjects have included the Welsh communities in Patagonia, the underground electro-pop scene in Buenos Aires and the Gaucho bars of the Pampas. In 2009 he completed a Masters Degree in Digital Documentary at the University of Sussex, where his final film was an experimental portrait of Coney Beach. He is engaged to a Porthcawl girl.

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Author : Robert Minhinnick
Publisher : Gomer Press
Data Published : 30 March 2010
ISBN : 1848511736
EAN : 9781848511736
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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