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THE BLACK CAULDRON | BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACK CAULDRON | BOOK REVIEW

William Heinesen, trans. by G.W. Jones (Dedalus Books) William Heinesen was a 20th century author, painter and poet from the Faroe Islands, and is perhaps the most well-respected literary figure to come out of the small Atlantic archipelago. This might sound like an achievement akin to being the best basketballer in Wales, until one actually […]

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I, TONYA | FILM REVIEW

I, TONYA | FILM REVIEW

I, TONYA | FILM REVIEW **** Dir: Craig Gillespie (15, 120 mins) Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, (15, 2hrs) A superbly visual, funny, moving and thrilling retelling of champion ice skater Tonya Harding’s life, told by three very unreliable narrators, I Tonya, does a cinematic triple-axel. Margot Robbie stars as Tonya Harding, a […]

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DARK RIVER | FILM REVIEW

DARK RIVER | FILM REVIEW

DARK RIVER | FILM REVIEW **** Dir: Clio Barnard Starring: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Beean (15, 1 hr 38 mins) The latest film from writer/director Clio Barnard who brought us the excellent The Selfish Giant is another foray into well-observed British misery. Ruth Wilson stars as Alice, returning home to the farm she grew […]

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RICHARD HERRING: OH FRIG HE’S FUNNY | INTERVIEW

RICHARD HERRING: OH FRIG HE’S FUNNY | INTERVIEW

Hitting the half-century and apparently a much calmer and more sensible man now than when he wrote Oh Fuck I’m 40!, Richard Herring talks to Max Harvey about his latest show, Oh Frig I’m 50. Richard Herring is not as famous as perhaps he should be. He’s been working as a comedian for over 25 […]

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TRAINSPOTTING LIVE | STAGE PREVIEW

TRAINSPOTTING LIVE | STAGE PREVIEW

Tramshed, Cardiff Tues 27th Feb – Sat 3rd March Grab your tickets and sit yourself down for a ride that will knock your socks off. The masterpiece that is Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting is pulling into Cardiff and you won’t want to miss it. Regardless of whether you’ve read the novel, seen the film, or never seen […]

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PAUL WELLER | LIVE REVIEW

PAUL WELLER | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Wed 21 Feb Last year marked the 40th anniversary of Paul Weller’s first album release, The Jam’s In The City. Fast forward from May 1977 to today, and you’d think that would set the tone to start winding down. Not on this man’s watch – yet […]

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THE SCRIPT | LIVE REVIEW

THE SCRIPT | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Tue 20 Feb I first saw The Script live in 2011 in Johannesburg and I remember myself at 16, giddy and convinced that they were the coolest people I had and would ever see. Little did I know that they would faithfully continue on this path […]

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GET AN ADRENALIN RUSH IN WALES | TRAVEL FEATURE

GET AN ADRENALIN RUSH IN WALES | TRAVEL FEATURE

Here are some truly thrilling ways to quench your thirst for endorphins, a full-body workout or simply a face full of water… right here in Wales. Zip World Boasting the longest zipline in Europe and the fastest in the world, zipping through caverns or the stunning Welsh vistas is more than enough to satisfy any […]

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YOUANDEWAN / THE GHOST | CLUBS PREVIEW

YOUANDEWAN / THE GHOST | CLUBS PREVIEW

Delete @ Jacob’s Market, Cardiff Sat 24 Feb With 2017’s festivities barely a hazy memory, Delete’s merry band of house aficionados head back to Jacob’s Market for a final winter party before heading outdoors to their summer residence of the Gwdihw car park for the warmer months, and it’s a customarily strong line-up they’ve assembled. […]

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CORAL WELSH OPEN SNOOKER | SPORTS PREVIEW

CORAL WELSH OPEN SNOOKER | SPORTS PREVIEW

A friend of mine once described snooker as being akin to heroin, in that it makes you feel really languid and relaxed, but it’s also intensely moreish – many an afternoon has been whiled away watching the snooker play out on the TV. Granted, the security around the Motorpoint Arena will likely make sure that […]

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