Susie Wild

RACHEL TREZISE TO JUDGE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2011

At an event to unveil the judges for this year’s prestigious literary competition at Hay Festival last night it was announced that Rachel Trezise, the first winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize,  is to join this year’s judging panel. Literary luminaries gathered for a champagne reception in Richard Booth’s famous Bookshop in the Town of Books to hear readings […]

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FOLK THE OWL | LIVE REVIEW

22 May 2011, The Gate, Cardiff **** Featuring Joe Coleman, The Gentle Good, Meilir and David Thomas Broughton. I don’t know where the folk the audience were, but at least the glorious folk was there in spades. For some reason the crowd stayed away from the Folk The Owl gig on Sunday, but despite this, and the sloshed, shambolic […]

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HAY FESTIVAL PREVIEW

It is that time of year again. Time for a trip to join the literati in the town of books. Hay-on-Why-the-hell-not?! Susie Wild Previews this year’s Hay Festival

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THE PASSION | THEATRE REVIEW

Michael Sheen became a Messiah of his home town over the Easter weekend with his leading role in a 72-hour epic retelling of The Passion

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FILM INTERVIEW | RICHARD AYOADE

Buzz catches up with Submarine director Richard Ayoade at the the film’s Welsh premiere in Swansea.

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ART REVIEW | ONE-ZERO PRESENTS “DE-FEET-ED”

DAN MCCABE & JACK KIRTLEY **** Monkey’s downstairs private party bar has become a lo-fi gallery for local creative enterprise One-Zero. First up, a humorous joint exhibition between young local artists Dan McCabe (Framework) and Jack Kirtley. The exhibition features new drawings by the pair whilst the well-attended opening blessed revellers with old whiskey, fresh […]

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ARTS ROUND UP | SWANSEA

Susie Wild rounds up the latest arts news and events in Swansea… CARL CHAPPLE @CELFI GALLERY Carl Chapple is having a productive year.  First the WMC solo show in Cardiff Bay, and now this. His new exhibition of paintings opened at the delightful Celfi Gallery in Swansea on Monday and features portraits on canvas and […]

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JOHN COOPER CLARKE | POETRY REVIEW

Legendary punk poet, John Cooper Clark, impresses in Cardiff.

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THE SOUL EXCHANGE | THEATRE REVIEW

National Theatre of Wales’ 10th production, directed by 
Kully Thiarai, takes us on an interesting journey but the final destination disappoints.

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ARTS NEWS | SWANSEA

Exhibitions, conferences and reopenings. Happy Arty New Year. Buzz keeps you in the know with the new shows and the creative changes in Swansea. 1. Elysium Gallery Moves Home The revered artist-led space Elysium Gallery in Swansea opened the doors to its third venue in Swansea last Friday. The gallery has moved to a new […]

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