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THE VERY IMPORTANT CHILD | DANCE REVIEW

THE VERY IMPORTANT CHILD | DANCE REVIEW

  Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff 19th January 2017 This play wasn’t about them; it was about us: the audience. It was the most engaging educational theory lesson as well as a good, honest look in the mirror to find both the ugly and the sophisticated side of a human. The Mostly Everything People introduced and […]

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MARK THOMAS | INTERVIEW

MARK THOMAS | INTERVIEW

Political satirist and comedian Mark Thomas speaks with Emily Garside about his new tour the Red Shed, the miners’ strike, and the EU. Your shows, both stand up and the more theatrical, are all very distinct, how do you go about creating a show?  Each show is based on actual events, but rather than just […]

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SICHUAN CHICKEN NOODLE JAR | RECIPE

SICHUAN CHICKEN NOODLE JAR | RECIPE

Going into February, we’re all looking to make better choices with our eating and nowhere can be more challenging to make these choices than the workplace! That’s why this Mason jar packed full of nutritious vegetables makes the ultimate – and coolest looking – desk lunch choice.   INGREDIENTS For the salad: 1 tsp coconut […]

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THE DOLL’S ALPHABET | BOOK REVIEW

THE DOLL’S ALPHABET | BOOK REVIEW

Camilla Grudova (Fitzcarraldo Editions) Camilla Grudova is a Canadian writer who has featured in literature journals such as Granta. This is her first collection of fiction, and it marks her out as one of the most troublingly imaginative, blackly hilarious authors to have emerged in recent times. Thirteen short stories paint multiple worlds in which […]

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MUSIC NEWS EXTRA | MUSIC FEATURE

MUSIC NEWS EXTRA | MUSIC FEATURE

Central Cardiff alehouse and music venue Dempseys is to close on Sun 12 Feb for a comprehensive redevelopment which will include a name change, refit and shift of focus. Its owners, local brewery Brains, have suggested it will reopen in early summer, still as a pub of some kind; rumours of a sports bar/restaurant combo […]

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DICKENS OF CHARLES STREET | FOOD REVIEW

DICKENS OF CHARLES STREET | FOOD REVIEW

Food *** Atmosphere *** Bringing a touch of Dickensian class to Cardiff city centre, Dickens Of Charles Street offers a wide selection of breakfasts, teas, coffees, cakes, sandwiches, soups and light snacks. Aiming to transport you back to a classier, time the tearoom is a relaxed space to spend a few hours or two. As […]

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FEBRUARY DEMOS | MUSIC REVIEW

FEBRUARY DEMOS | MUSIC REVIEW

  MILK facebook.com/milkbandcdf One of those bands whose name barely has any recognition factor outside of a fairly tight, Cardiff-based circle, but get ‘em onstage with the right audience at the right time of night and people whoop it up in scores. This was also true of Howl, a band who split and created Milk, […]

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CERYS MATTHEWS: SECRET SPACES | FEATURE

CERYS MATTHEWS: SECRET SPACES | FEATURE

Cantre’r Gwaelod Welsh singer, founding member of Catatonia and Year Of Legends ambassador Cerys Matthews tells Buzz about her favourite Welsh secret. You’re listed as one of the real-life legends of Wales. How has being Welsh influenced your work? Over and over and over again, it’s quite hard. What I can say is that all […]

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(F.E.A.R.) | STAGE PREVIEW

(F.E.A.R.) | STAGE PREVIEW

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Tue 21 – Sat 25 Feb Are you a fan of Mr and Mrs Clark? No? Well, you’re wrong.  Anyone familiar with their work will be feeling a shiver of anticipation as Gareth Clark and Marega Palser bring their new show, (F.E.A.R.), to Chapter. If you’ve not witnessed their idiosyncratic combination […]

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POWER IN THE LAND | ART PREVIEW

POWER IN THE LAND | ART PREVIEW

POWER IN THE LAND / PŴER YN Y TIR Bay Art, Cardiff Sat 18 Feb – Sat 18 Mar Our choice of energy speaks volumes about us. Over a year after the closure of the final nuclear power station in Wales, a dialogue is finally being formed about the history of nuclear energy in Britain. […]

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