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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 […]

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CYNAN JONES | BOOK INTERVIEW

CYNAN JONES | BOOK INTERVIEW

Welsh writer Cynan Jones came out on top at the Short Story Prize Awards in London, winning the competition with The Edge of The Shoal, the story of a man lost at sea, and the difficulties he faces as a storm hits. Beth Cruse caught up with the author. Would you say your novel discusses […]

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JON RONSON | INTERVIEW

JON RONSON | INTERVIEW

Cardiff’s very own Jon Ronson talks to Jaydon Martin about psychopaths and Trump, and why they’re not necessarily one and the same… Jon Ronson, author of such best-selling books as Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare at Goats and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is in a sunny mood as he picks up from New […]

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HAPPY MONDAYS: BEZ | INTERVIEW

HAPPY MONDAYS: BEZ | INTERVIEW

The world’s most famous maracas player talks to Ben Newman about the values of nostalgia raving, life in a reunited Happy Mondays and raving it up. “If anyone told me thirty years ago we’d still be out on the road, selling out shows, rock and rolling and still pulling off the same dance moves I […]

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SARAH BROWN | MUSIC FEATURE

SARAH BROWN | MUSIC FEATURE   Born and bred in Cardiff, Sarah Brown’s vocal talent has been well known in the local music scene for a few years now, but with her debut single Nobody’s Home, she is now getting national recognition with regular airplay on BBC Radio Wales as well as several TV appearances. […]

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AFRO-CELT SOUND SYSTEM: JOHNNIE KALSI | INTERVIEW

AFRO-CELT SOUND SYSTEM: JOHNNIE KALSI | INTERVIEW

2016 was a big year for Afro-Celt Sound System. Their 20th anniversary was marked by a first album in ten years, The Source. Speaking with Johnnie Kalsi, one of the founding members, we ask what the title means for a band with such diverse influences? “The Source was a new beginning to a new era with […]

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ENTER SHIKARI: ROU REYNOLDS | INTERVIEW

ENTER SHIKARI: ROU REYNOLDS | INTERVIEW

Breaking boundaries since 2003, Enter Shikari’s 5th album The Spark has been hailed as their most emotionally disclosed and thematically consistent work to date. Ffion Riordan-Jones spoke with frontman Rou Reynolds ahead of their November arena tour: What made you take this direction with The Spark? The last few years have been hectic, for me personally […]

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RECIPE: WELSH GRILLED CHEESE | FOOD FEATURE

RECIPE: WELSH GRILLED CHEESE | FOOD FEATURE

So I recently learned that the distinguishing feature of an American grilled cheese, as opposed to a British cheese toastie, is that it must be fried in butter. Having no qualms with this (surely some time spent in a hot pan swimming in butter improves anything?), I decided to try a welsh twist on an […]

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LEROY BRITO: BUTETOWN’S FINEST | INTERVIEW

LEROY BRITO: BUTETOWN’S FINEST | INTERVIEW

Butetown born-and-bred Leroy Brito has taken the Welsh comedy scene by storm ever since his debut performance at Chapter Arts Centre in 2011. His humour focuses on tackling Welsh stereotypes in an intelligent and slick style. “Growing up in Butetown is pivotal to who I am as a comedian, the show is gonna have a […]