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SECRET SPACES: NIGEL HODSON | FEATURE

SECRET SPACES: NIGEL HODSON | FEATURE

Cardiff-based photographer Nigel Hodson speaks with Buzz about being announced one of the world’s best photographers in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. How does it feel to be listed as one of the best photographers in the Open Wildlife category? This is the first real photography competition that I have entered and I came […]

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THE UNTHANKS | LIVE PREVIEW

THE UNTHANKS | LIVE PREVIEW Tramshed, Cardiff, Sat 29 Apr In the 1950s, home recordings of poems and songs from an upper-middle class housewife were made that were only supposed to be heard by, at most, family and friends. These probably would have not been unearthed and released to the public if not for the […]

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CREATURE BATTLE LAB | GAME REVIEW

CREATURE BATTLE LAB | GAME REVIEW

At the end of last year, Bridgend-based games developers Dojo Arcade released their debut game Creature Battle Lab, a colourful and addictive game for iOS and Android devices. Imagine Robot Wars with cute and colourful creatures in place of robots fighting in arenas similar to The Crystal Maze’s zones; this is a bit like the […]

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PART CHIMP + GREY HAIRS + TWISTED ANKLE | LIVE REVIEW

PART CHIMP + GREY HAIRS + TWISTED ANKLE | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thu 27 Apr In the build-up to tonight’s show, former Future Of The Left man Jimmy Watkins took to Twitter to urge punters to arrive early enough to catch the opening act. More fool anyone who saw but failed […]

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THE HANDMAIDEN | FILM REVIEW

THE HANDMAIDEN | FILM REVIEW

**** Violence in cinema is taken as second nature, an inherent and inseparable aspect of the screen, impervious to the criticism of moralistic detractors or the censor’s cut. Sex on the other hand is as limp and lame onscreen as it ever was, a flash of boob or *gasp* pubic hair nearly always earning a […]

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RAW | FILM REVIEW

RAW | FILM REVIEW

**** If you’re even in the slightest bit familiar with Raw going into the film, it should come as no surprise that it’s generally not recommended to eat for a little while before or after. In this day and age, with gore-spattered horrors all over the multiplexes it can be exceptionally hard to produce a […]

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HAPPY GATHERING: DIM SUM MENU | FOOD REVIEW

HAPPY GATHERING: DIM SUM MENU | FOOD REVIEW

Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff. 029 2039 7531 / www.happygatheringcardiff.co.uk Food: **** Atmosphere: *** Arguably one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in Cardiff, Happy Gathering stands out as one of the culinary highlights in Canton’s bustling foodie scene. The restaurant is also renowned for its dim sum (Chinese tapas) and is a popular spot for […]

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INANIMATE PEOPLE | BOOK REVIEW

INANIMATE PEOPLE | BOOK REVIEW

Gerhard Kress (Mabon Arts Publishing) This book is the accompaniment to a touring art exhibition which was at the Senedd last month. You can catch some of these images, hopefully, at the YMCA shop in Pontypridd this month, too, when it will become a pop-up gallery. Gerhard Kress is a musician, artist, and writer of […]

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12 HIGHLIGHTS FROM DIFFUSION | PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURE

12 HIGHLIGHTS FROM DIFFUSION | PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURE

12 highlights from Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography 2017 Selected by David Drake, Festival Director Amak Mahmoodian Shenasnameh   Iranian artist Amak Mahmoodian’s project Shenasnameh offers new insights into Persian women’s identity against a backdrop of state censorship and control. Subtle differences in appearance are discernible in these found passport photographs, but in some images […]

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DEAFHEAVEN / YOUTH CODE | LIVE REVIEW

DEAFHEAVEN / YOUTH CODE | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Wed 26 Apr Deafheaven arrive for their first show in Cardiff on an unseasonably bitter April evening – the cold perhaps going some way to explaining the turnout, with the Tramshed half full/ half empty depending on your outlook. The crowd’s numbers are sadly not […]

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