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WELSH NATIONAL OPERA: NEW SEASON | FEATURE

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA: NEW SEASON | FEATURE

Autumn 2017 with Welsh National Opera is a truly international affair, be that through the German Romantic operetta of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus or the grand Czech orchestration of Janacek’s final opera From the House of the Dead. Perhaps most significant, however, is a production of Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, performed as part of R17, a series of […]

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ONE LOUDER | MUSIC FEATURE

ONE LOUDER | MUSIC FEATURE

THE vast, vast majority of what is produced under the banner of ‘journalism’ in the modern era is a pointless waste of energy. You know this, I know this and we probably don’t need to be any more specific about the people involved, who also generally know this. Some of them know it profoundly enough […]

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STUDENT GUIDE: FOOD AND DRINK | FEATURE

STUDENT GUIDE: FOOD AND DRINK | FEATURE

FOOD AND DRINK Selected by CHRIS HAYES CAFÉ 37/RAMONS As a student, you’re likely to have a few hangovers, and some will be worse than others. Nothing solves that like a good Full English (or Full Welsh, depending on who you ask). Salisbury Road hosts two excellent breakfast spots in the heart of studentville. Ramons […]

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BEST TAKEAWAYS IN SOUTH WALES | FOOD FEATURE

BEST TAKEAWAYS IN SOUTH WALES | FOOD FEATURE

It’s Friday night. It’s been a long week. You simply can’t be bothered to cook anything. Your partner is moaning they’re hungry… The answer is simple. Helen Payne investigates the best takeaways in South Wales. SUE’S CHINESE You may not have heard of it, but a little out of town in the well-to-do suburb of […]

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MARCOS MORAU: P.A.R.A.D.E. | INTERVIEW

MARCOS MORAU: P.A.R.A.D.E. | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks to the Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau about his role in the upcoming P.A.R.A.D.E. dance double bill as part of the R17 celebrations. What can we expect from Tundra? Tundra is a powerful work about the power of communication, cooperation and listening between dancers. This may just be a superficial interpretation, although […]

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STUDENT GUIDE: SHOPPING AND FASHION | FEATURE

STUDENT GUIDE: SHOPPING AND FASHION | FEATURE

SHOPPING AND FASHION Selected by HANNAH SILVEY and HELEN PAYNE ST DAVID’S Now in most cities you have a large shopping centre and we don’t want to toot our own horns, but we think Cardiff is one of the best. It’s huge for one and the shops are different sizes, meaning there are the usual […]

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RECIPE: SPICED RICE | FOOD FEATURE

RECIPE: SPICED RICE | FOOD FEATURE

Sweet, spicy and sumptuous, this spiced rice is a perfect side dish to barbequed meat if you’re looking for an alternative to the usual potato salad. And, if like me, you hate waste, this recipe can be adjusted to transform leftover rice into a filling and healthy lunch to take to work the next day. […]

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STUDENT GUIDE: DAYS OUT | FEATURE

STUDENT GUIDE: DAYS OUT | FEATURE

DAYS OUT Selected by DAFYDD HAINE CARDIFF BAY Before the millennium, much of what is now Cardiff Bay was derelict or unused land, remnants of the industrial hub of Tiger Bay. Since then, the area has been extensively re-developed for public use, with spacious plazas stretching out along the barrage to Penarth headland, and plenty […]

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STUDENT GUIDE: CLUBS AND LIVE MUSIC | FEATURE

STUDENT GUIDE: CLUBS AND LIVE MUSIC | FEATURE

CLUBS + LIVE MUSIC Selected by DAFYDD HAINE and HELEN PAYNE JACOB’S ANTIQUES Located behind the Central Station, and ironically surrounded by gleaming, everyday office blocks, Jacob’s Antiques is one of Cardiff’s most unique and beloved late-night spaces. A multi-floor emporium by day, at night the building is regularly co-opted by some of the city’s […]

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ONES TO WATCH: THIS | MUSIC FEATURE

ONES TO WATCH: THIS | MUSIC FEATURE

Our immovable style guide calls them THIS, my own sense of propriety is inclined to call them This, but this magpie-like rock quartet from south Wales’ valleys call themselves THiS. The song titles on Hoc Est, their self-released debut LP, maintain such a typographical approach, written as RHYTHM iN PiECES, STiLL and so forth. These idiosyncracies […]

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