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KATE RUSBY | INTERVIEW

KATE RUSBY | INTERVIEW

With her regular Christmas tours now a part of the winter calendar for her fans, Sophie Williams caught up with singer/songwriter Kate Rusby to talk folk, festivities, and the future. “I just adore Christmas…I’m not somebody that wants to start it in October but when it comes around I’m like yeah, it’s time!” exclaims Kate […]

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CARDIFF CHRISTMAS MARKET & ABERGAVENNY CHRISTMAS FAIR | FEATURE

CARDIFF CHRISTMAS MARKET & ABERGAVENNY CHRISTMAS FAIR | FEATURE   Yes, it’s that time of year again. Enduring endless Chrimbo songs over the airwaves, fighting over parking spaces and bargains and dealing with stores that bombard you with holiday displays the second Halloween is over. Want a more down-to-earth, unique, handmade experience? Visit Christmas markets […]

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MILTON JONES | COMEDY INTERVIEW

MILTON JONES | COMEDY INTERVIEW

The one-liner standup speaks to Alec Evans about the nonsense and escapism of his Milton Jones Is Out There tour. His CV features everything from Mock The Week to Live At The Apollo, and it’s fair to say even casual followers of comedy will have seen some of Milton Jones’ material. With his nonsensical one-liner style, reminiscent […]

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PENDERYN WHISKY: STEPHEN DAVIES | INTERVIEW

PENDERYN WHISKY: STEPHEN DAVIES | INTERVIEW

Stephen Davies, Chief executive at Penderyn, Wales’ premier whisky distillery, had a chat with Buzz about the distillery’s recent successes. Can you tell us a bit about the Penderyn whisky bottle redesign? This is our Madiera Finish single malt whiskey which first launched back in 2004. The packaging has been unchanged since 2004, but we […]

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CHEPSTOW STEAMPUNK WINTER FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

CHEPSTOW STEAMPUNK WINTER FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

The Drill Hall, in Wales’ historic town of Chepstow, will be hosting a weekend of steampunk-themed trading and entertainment. The festival will include a set of diverse stalls, ranging from jewellery to unique foods. Saturday evening will feature performances from some of Chepstow’s local musicians and artists. Carrying through into Sunday, there will be two […]

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HAY-ON-WYE WINTER FOOD FESTIVAL | FOOD FEATURE

HAY-ON-WYE WINTER FOOD FESTIVAL | FOOD FEATURE

Hay-on-Wye is a lovely little place, isn’t it? It’s like being cwtched into the most tranquil place in the world, nestled between the River Wye and the crisp countryside air, but Hay-on-Wye is hiding a terrible secret. Behind the valleys and plains that surround this idyllic Powys village lies a shocking truth: Hay-on-Wye is hiding […]

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WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

1922 Netflix (available on Netflix) 1922 follows Wilfred James (an excellent Thomas Jane) who murders his wife and is dealing with the psychological effects. Though slow-moving at first, the unsettling atmosphere and growing tension forces you to keep watching. With some gory scenes and a couple of jump scares, this is a creepy watch and if […]

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ASTROID BOYS | INTERVIEW

ASTROID BOYS | INTERVIEW

With the release of their debut album, Broke after many years of gestation on the Cardiff scene and now an arena tour supporting Enter Shikari, Astroid Boys have gone from strength to strength this year. Peeking up over the underground, Buzz wonders if that’s had an impact on their music, going from bedroom producers to signed […]

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5 OF THE BEST COSY RESTAURANTS IN WALES | FOOD FEATURE

5 OF THE BEST COSY RESTAURANTS IN WALES | FOOD FEATURE

With the nights getting longer and the thermometer getting lower, you might as well make your rare forays outside worthwhile, as Lorria Sahmet counts down the five cosiest restaurants to curl up in. The Walnut Tree Built in the 60’s, The Walnut Tree Inn has since refurbished their dining area into an intimate 20-seated space […]

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ROYAL WELSH WINTER FAIR | FOOD FEATURE

ROYAL WELSH WINTER FAIR | FOOD FEATURE

The Royal Welsh Winter Fair arrives for its two-day annual festivities on Mon 27 and Tues 28 Nov this year. Joe Prescott takes a look ahead. The Royal Welsh Showground is the venue for this year’s fair, the annual festive primestock market nearing an impressive 30-year tenure, and a sure-fire way to get your Christmas […]