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PRIDE CYMRU’S BIG WEEKEND | FEATURE

PRIDE CYMRU’S BIG WEEKEND | FEATURE

Joe Prescott looks into the mammoth events planned this year in Cardiff for the Pride Cymru demonstrations.   Pride Cymru is coming back in a big way this year. We’re getting two for one this year, yes good people, two for one! The Pride Cymru promoters have resurrected a seemingly lost favourite of Cardiff festival […]

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STIFYN PARRI | STAGE INTERVIEW

STIFYN PARRI | STAGE INTERVIEW

‘They will never have read this anywhere, they will never have seen it in the press, they will never have seen it in the news. They’re stories that only I know, and having worked with all the big stars, I get to know anything’. Already faced with the highly ambitious feat of performing an unscripted […]

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KANDA BONGO MAN | LIVE PREVIEW

KANDA BONGO MAN | LIVE PREVIEW

Bluestone Brewing Company, Newport, Pembrokeshire Sun 27 Aug 62 year old soukous god Kanda Bongo Man has been around a bit, from the Congo to Manchester, and on August Bank Holiday Sunday him, his wide-brimmed hat, and his band are getting their kwassa kwassa on in North Pembrokeshire. John Peel first inspired me to buy […]

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AMERICAN MADE | FILM PREVIEW

AMERICAN MADE | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Doug Liman (15, 120 mins) Tom Cruise ditches the franchises for this loose biopic of pilot Barry Seal, who worked both for the CIA and drug runners in south America in the 1970s and 80s. An almost implausible tale which re-teams the megastar with director Doug Liman, with whom Cruise made the satisfying […]

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CLARE JAMES / DALE RANKMORE | CLUBS PREVIEW

CLARE JAMES / DALE RANKMORE | CLUBS PREVIEW

Unity @ Undertone, Cardiff Sat 26 Aug Techno, house and the hinterland ‘twixt the two is rather well served – some might say on the verge of oversaturation – in the Welsh capital right now, but UNITY has a purpose and ethos slightly different to the rest. Inviting residents and promoters from other similarly minded […]

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5 PLACES FOR A WEE SPOT OF LUNCH | FOOD FEATURE

5 PLACES FOR A WEE SPOT OF LUNCH | FOOD FEATURE

Lunch: the weird meal. We know what we’re doing on Sunday, but for the rest of the week we’re curelessly scrambling around for meal deals. Lorria Sahmet’s here with a few suggestions of where to go for something a little nicer. HOGWURST 56 North Road, Cardiff Here’s a simple but tasty option. Hotdog experts HogWurst […]

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LOGAN LUCKY | FILM PREVIEW

LOGAN LUCKY | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Steven Soderbergh (12A, 119 mins) Steven Soderbergh, the man behind Sex, Lies and Videotape and the Oceans 11 series as well as a raft of other diverse and interesting films like Traffic and Magic Mike had apparently retired from directing. He’d done this before years ago, but thankfully this always engaging film maker is back once again […]

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CAVAVAN ON TOUR | FOOD FEATURE

CAVAVAN ON TOUR | FOOD FEATURE

Cavavan, a refurbished caravan from the 1970s, is a unique pop-up bar available for hire. They sell a variety of fancy, alcoholic treats such as cocktails, champagne and Prosecco. The caravan itself was designed by Swci Delic, from Camarthen, whose work is psychedelic and bold, from which she was given her moniker, and the Caravan […]

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IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD: 1967 AND THE HIPPIE IDEA | BOOK REVIEW

IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD: 1967 AND THE HIPPIE IDEA | BOOK REVIEW

Danny Goldberg (Icon Books Ltd) Ronald Regan once said: “A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah.” But there was so much more to the hippie movement than that. Indeed, some of the most influential people today draw direct influence from it. People such as Steve Jobs, Oprah […]

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AUGUST GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

AUGUST GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

PRUNE **** Polyculture, iOS, Android While playing taxing games can be great fun and hugely rewarding, sometimes you just want to unwind and enjoy a game for its beauty and simplicity. Prune is a great example of this and while it has its difficult moments, it’s ultimately very simple to pick up and play. With great […]

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