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CLASSIC ELVIS: PETER PHILLIPS | INTERVIEW

CLASSIC ELVIS: PETER PHILLIPS | INTERVIEW

Porthcawl’s Elvis Festival has for many years now been a fixture for diehard Elvis fans everywhere, helping bring a much-needed boost to a Welsh seaside town that otherwise often gets overlooked. But festival organiser Peter Phillips certainly can’t be accused of a lack of ambition; in recent years he’s set up a vampire festival in […]

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NEIL SINCLAIR: SECRET SPACES | INTERVIEW

NEIL SINCLAIR: SECRET SPACES | INTERVIEW

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his book The Tiger Bay Story, one of its favourite sons, author and social historian Neil M.C Sinclair, talks to Chris Andrews about a vital part of Cardiff’s history. What prompted you to want to write your story in the first place? I always thought that people outside of the […]

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JANUARY FOODIE FOCUS | FOOD FEATURE

JANUARY FOODIE FOCUS | FOOD FEATURE

New year, new skills and lots of great food – as we enter 2018, these foodie courses across Wales are great chance to improve your cookery skills – whether you’re already a maestro who wants to find new tastes or that friend who wants to be the dreaded dinner host no longer! Culinary Courses at […]

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THE BAND: ALISON FITZJOHN & RACHEL LUMBERG | STAGE INTERVIEW

THE BAND: ALISON FITZJOHN & RACHEL LUMBERG | STAGE INTERVIEW

Using the music of Take That as it’s foundations, the new musical The Band, written by Tim Firth is currently touring around the UK, already having broken records in terms of pre-sales. Telling the story of a group of five friends as both teenagers and 25 years later as women, all obsessed with “the band”, […]

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WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

ELECTRIC DREAMS Channel 4 (available on 4OD) Everyone knows Philip K. Dick. Even if you think you don’t, you do.  His haunting dystopian tales have been translated into films and television shows, including Blade Runner, Total Recall and The Man in the High Castle. Quite some pedigree. So it’s perhaps surprising that it’s taken till now […]

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CITY BREAKS | TRAVEL FEATURE

CITY BREAKS | TRAVEL FEATURE

Dreaming about jetting off to celebrate the New Year in style?  After spending Christmas at home, scrambling with your loved ones over the last chocolate truffle, a New Year city escape can often sound like Heaven. Therefore, we’ve come up with a few places to get excited about: Edinburgh If you’re not a fan of […]

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WELSH SPORT IN REVIEW | SPORTS FEATURE

WELSH SPORT IN REVIEW | SPORTS FEATURE

It only seems like yesterday that we were barely waiting for the Six Nations to start, and yet now it is December, bringing with it a time of merriment, frost and reflection. Football Fresh off an impressive run at Euro 2016, expectations were understandably high for Wales’s team to reach their first World Cup in […]

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2018 PREVIEW | FILM FEATURE

2018 PREVIEW | FILM FEATURE

More superheroes, more Star Wars and more diversity, let’s hope that 2018 proves to have a bumper crop of celluloid…these should be movies to watch out for… THE SHAPE OF WATER – Guillermo del Toro’s latest monster movie romance has been wowing festival crowds with Sally Hawkins superb as a loner stumbling upon a government experiment […]

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CLIMBING TREES | MUSIC FEATURE

CLIMBING TREES | MUSIC FEATURE

Since forming in 2011, the rise of countrified Pontypridd rock band Climbing Trees has been steady rather than meteoric, but it’s opened an impressive number of doors for them both locally and afar. As recently as October, for example, the four-piece travelled to New York to play their first three American gigs. “We played our […]

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ONES TO WATCH: STAGE | FEATURE

ONES TO WATCH: STAGE | FEATURE

Ones to Watch: Stage Compiled by Claudia Rutherford and Chris Williams Common Wealth Rising in popularity, the Common Wealth theatre company pursue an ambition in voicing the struggles of working-class people. The company’s core project is to produce art that communicates the real concerns of everyday people, and in a post-Grenfell Britain, their work could […]