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SECRET SPACES: NIGEL HODSON | FEATURE

SECRET SPACES: NIGEL HODSON | FEATURE

Cardiff-based photographer Nigel Hodson speaks with Buzz about being announced one of the world’s best photographers in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. How does it feel to be listed as one of the best photographers in the Open Wildlife category? This is the first real photography competition that I have entered and I came […]

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12 HIGHLIGHTS FROM DIFFUSION | PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURE

12 HIGHLIGHTS FROM DIFFUSION | PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURE

12 highlights from Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography 2017 Selected by David Drake, Festival Director Amak Mahmoodian Shenasnameh   Iranian artist Amak Mahmoodian’s project Shenasnameh offers new insights into Persian women’s identity against a backdrop of state censorship and control. Subtle differences in appearance are discernible in these found passport photographs, but in some images […]

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DAN PATLANSKY / ASH WILSON | LIVE PREVIEW

DAN PATLANSKY / ASH WILSON | LIVE PREVIEW The Globe, Cardiff, Thurs 4 May Back in the UK following the release of his critically acclaimed album Introvertigo, celebrated South African blues-rock guitarist Dan Patlansky [pictured] is joined on this UK tour by special guest Ash Wilson, who is kicking up a storm with his debut […]

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JOSEPH TOWNS | INTERVIEW

JOSEPH TOWNS | INTERVIEW

If you’re heading to a festival this year, keep an eye out for the Dylan Thomas BookBus, a second-hand book shop that tours the festival circuit. Luke Owain Boult speaks with one of the brains behind the operation Joseph Towns about the initiative. What is the general idea behind the BookBus? We like to describe […]

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DIFFUSION PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL | FEATURE

DIFFUSION PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL | FEATURE

Fedor Tot looks into this year’s Diffusion photography festival and Buzz’s collaborative workshops as part of the festival. The third edition of Cardiff’s biennial photography festival returns this year, after successful runs in 2015 and 2013. Always at the cutting edge of visual arts, Diffusion International Festival of Photography will host a number of exhibitions […]

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DREAM THEATER: JAMES LABRIE | INTERVIEW

DREAM THEATER: JAMES LABRIE | INTERVIEW

Fedor Tot speaks with Dream Theater’s lead singer James LaBrie about their latest tour and album. Do you guys like touring Wales and the UK? Absolutely! As far as Wales, we haven’t been there in quite some time, so we’re actually looking forward to that. We’ve always had loyal fans in the UK for years […]

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5 PLACES TO GET SOZZLED IN THE SPRING | FOOD FEATURE

5 PLACES TO GET SOZZLED IN THE SPRING | FOOD FEATURE

From Cardiff to Llanelli, and Swansea to the Gower, Ruth Seavers gets into the spirit of the spring and finds the best places in South Wales for a tipple. Remember to drink responsibly. Not that you will. We have to say that. Just don’t be an idiot. NO SIGN WINE BAR Swansea’s oldest pub, where […]

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TINARIWEN: DESERT ROCK | INTERVIEW

TINARIWEN: DESERT ROCK | INTERVIEW

Fedor Tot speaks with the internationally renowned Tuareg group Tinariwen about their record and the spirit of resistance. How would you describe the new album Elwan? Elwan, which means ‘elephants’, is a metaphor directed to those people of influence in our country’s geo-political stage. Artistically speaking, we’re very pleased with this new album, and it […]

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FOOD FESTIVALS | FOOD FEATURE

FOOD FESTIVALS | FOOD FEATURE

More of a foodie than a festival goer? Explore some of the best celebrations Wales has to offer with Lorria Sahmet’s round up of the foodie festival season. CAERPHILLY FOOD FESTIVAL Caerphilly Town Centre, Caerphilly Sat 6 May What better way to enjoy the spring than with the freshly-picked produce and refreshing flavours on offer […]

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MARK LERUSTE | INTERVIEW

MARK LERUSTE | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks with Mark Leruste – speaking at TEDxCardiff – founder of The Unconventionalists podcast about life, the universe and everything. What inspired you to create The Unconventionalists podcast? Just after graduating, I found myself in Lithuania gate crashing an MTV party, trying to interview Supafly Inc. To my surprise, they said yes. I […]

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