Sophie Rees

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE ELECTRONIC EXTRAORDINAIRE | MUSIC INTERVIEW

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE ELECTRONIC EXTRAORDINAIRE | MUSIC INTERVIEW

Amanda Hunt speaks with legendary French composer and electronic music revolutionary Jean-Michel Jarre about his creative process and being a pioneering musician. How would you describe electronica and what does it mean to you? Electronic music is my life. I started creating and crafting it over four decades ago now and I’m so proud that […]

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RIZ LA TEEF | CLUBS PREVIEW

RIZ LA TEEF | CLUBS PREVIEW

Flava @ Undertone, Cardiff Thurs 29 Sept “It’s grime time,” say the promoters of Flava, a new night in Cardiff that went from being a one-off to a series of events, with a plan to bring more innovative dancefloor music to Cardiff. Headliners are picked for their particular skills, and though they revolve around the […]

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GIANT PAPER SCULPTURES | ART PREVIEW

GIANT PAPER SCULPTURES | ART PREVIEW

The Linbury Gallery, Cardiff Fri 30 Sept – Fri 28 Oct The display of the Giant Paper Sculptures has become a regular feature at the Welsh college, which intrigues staff and students alike as they settle into the new academic year, also attracting new visitors to the beautifully architecturally designed college. The sculptures are created […]

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SWANSEA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL | EVENT PREVIEW

Since its establishment as the Swansea Festival of Music & the Arts back in 1948, this festival has developed a reputation as one of the most distinguished festivals in Wales. Particularly impressive is its track record of commissioning Welsh composers and staging Welsh premieres of some of the 20th century’s greatest music. While early festivals […]

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WHY THE WHALES CAME | STAGE PREVIEW

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Wed 28 + Thurs 29 Sept This month the award-wining storyteller Danyah Miller will be performing Why The Whales Came, based on the 1985 book by the much loved children’s author Michael Morpurgo. The tale follows the journey of two children, Daniel and Gracie, who have been banned from approaching the mysterious […]

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HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE | MUSIC PREVIEW

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE | MUSIC PREVIEW

Coming to Clwb Ifor Bach this month is Chicago’s Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, who will be bringing their accomplished mix of jazz, funk, hip-hop and world styles. All seven members of the Ensemble are sons of Phil Cohran, himself an accomplished jazz musician who played in Sun Ra’s Arkestra in the 50s and 60s, and later […]

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THE MOUSETRAP | STAGE PREVIEW

THE MOUSETRAP | STAGE PREVIEW

New Theatre, Cardiff Tues 27 Sept – Sat 1 Oct The Mousetrap has been running for over 60 years with 25,000 performances. Originally written by Dame Agatha Christie, the landmark detective story is set in a country house cut off from the outside world by the thick snow. The group of people discover that there […]

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SHOOTING WITH LIGHT | STAGE PREVIEW

Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff Thurs 29 Sept “Behind every great man is a great woman.” How often that old adage has been true. Not only have women been influential over their partners, they’ve been creative in their own right. Often they haven’t been recognised at all, or only after considerable time […]

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TONY’S LAST TAPE | STAGE PREVIEW

TONY’S LAST TAPE | STAGE PREVIEW

The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven Mon 26 Sept This production is based on the diaries of Tony Benn, one of Britain’s most well-known Labour politicians, and his reflections on life. The narrative begins with an old man, Tony Benn, sat alone with his collection of recording devices, containing footage from the most poignant parts of […]

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WELSH WEEKENDERS | TRAVEL FEATURE

WELSH WEEKENDERS	| TRAVEL FEATURE

Need a short break to unwind? Jacob Mier suggests a few ideas perfect for a weekend escape. THE QUAY HOTEL & SPA Deganwy, Conwy 01492 564100 / www.quayhotel.co.uk Lying in the Creuddyn Peninsula alongside Llandudno and Rhos-On-Sea, Deganwy is a small town that features one of the few southwesterly facing beaches on the north Wales […]

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