POETRY: Straw Man and Co.

Abeer Ameer lives in Cardiff, is originally from Iraq, was made in England like the blue Cortina. She writes poetry and her work has appeared in Writing Our Lives anthology, Roath Writers anthology, The Cardiff Review online, Mslexia Little Ms, and I Am Not A Silent Poet blog. I found Straw Man sitting with his friends [...]

LUMIN JOURNAL ISSUE 1 LAUNCH: 23rd Feb

Join us for the launch of our first Lumin Journal issue, featuring artists from around the Cardiff/Wales and Bristol arts scene to be announced soon... with poetry readings, featured artists' works on display, drinks, music, projections and Lumin Journal's first issue for sale. Check out our Facebook event for more updates.. Three Doors Up, Queen's [...]

CALL FOR PRINT SUBMISSIONS

We've got a last minute call for art, writing and critical pieces for our first upcoming print magazine. If you're a Wales or Bristol based artist/writer then check out our submissions page on our website for the kind of things we're looking for. Our deadline is the 7th of January but if you miss the [...]

LUMIN RADIO: December Playlist

It's the winter solstice. Image: Wenzel Hablik, Castello di cristallo nel mare (Crystal Castle in the Sea (1914)) https://open.spotify.com/user/b.w.beakhouse/playlist/3kNmbDJdLEPrdtQryDk1bI

POETRY: Walking into View and Black Dog Days by Alyson Hallett

I met [Lumin editor] Beau at a meditation at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. I was there with my fifth migrating stone - which is part of a project called The Migration Habits of Stones where I take stones around the world with a line of poetry carved into them.  I've written a few books too. My [...]

FILM: Jake Griffiths – Embryo

Jake Griffiths is a musician, writer and visual artist from Barry. He has been posting his work online since 2010. This piece is a visualisation of the experience of an animalistic alien in a womb. It was created by layering footage that was collected between 2009-2017

ART: Gregory Rourke

The artist Gregory Rourke is based in Los Angeles, California. His work is heavily inspired by Rock and Roll, Symbolism, ancient mysticism, and the abstract expressionist movement. Inner alchemy and outer transcendence are fluid themes found throughout the work to find the liminal space between light and darkness. His art is a journey into the mysterious [...]

Patrick Shen on Meditative Cinema

This article first appeared online for Quench in 2016. Lumin co-editor Sadia Pineda Hameed interviewed filmmaker Patrick Shen about his documentary In Pursuit of Silence, meditation in film, and the works of avant-garde filmmaker & author of Devotional Cinema Nathaniel Dorsky.  Sadia Pineda Hameed:  So just to start, could you describe what the documentary [In Pursuit of [...]