Colin Jacobson sends his apologies

Sad news today that Colin Jacobson will not be able to attend this years Festival. He has been a rock on the stage at the previous events and we will miss his knowledge and expertise this year. We send him our best regards and hope he will be able to join us at the next Festival. In the meantime Eamonn McCabe multi award winning sports and editorial/portrait photographer and former Picture Editor of the Guardian will fill Colin’s shoes in September

Thank you Davies Colour Cardiff

A massive thank you to Davies Colour Cardiff for sponsoring the printing of the Ffoton Wales / Eye Festival URBAN WALES exhibition at this years Festival ( ). THANK YOU

Book your portfolio review now

If you would like your portfolio looked at during The Eye Festival by Sophie Batterbury or one of the other international speakers book your slot now by contacting Aberystwyth Arts Centre direct or Glenn on

Magnum Photographer David Hurn to open exhibition

We are privileged to have Magnum photographer David Hurn open the wonderful Nick Danziger exhibition at The Eye Festival on Saturday 1st October. In 8 countries across 4 continents Nick has documented the changes in peoples lives over 10 years. Read more about ‘ Revisited ‘ on the exhibition page on this site, Nick will also be talking on Sunday 2nd at The Eye

NHT to open The Eye Festival

Great news – BBC Wales Arts presenter Nicola Hayward Thomas has agreed to open this years Eye Festival on Friday 30th September. Nicola has been a great supporter of the festival on Radio Wales Arts Show interviewing Director Glenn Edwards and Cambridge Jones in 2012 and Glenn again in 2014. It is fantastic she can make the opening this year and we look forward to welcoming her to Aberystwyth.