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10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 24 – SUN 30 JULY

10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 24 – SUN 30 JULY

Grease – Mon 24 – Fri 28 July The West End production of the classic musical, starring boy-band The Wanted’s Tom Parker as Danny Zuko and BBC’s Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy, comes to Wales Millennium Centre. With all the loved songs and characters, this is bound to be a treat for […]

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THE BIG SICK | FILM PREVIEW

THE BIG SICK | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Michael Showalter (15, 119 mins) An initial culture clash romantic comedy turns into something far more resonant while not stinting on laughs in this excellent debut from writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon. It’s your classic Pakistani guy meets American girl who falls into a coma and based on Nanjiani and Gordon’s […]

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TRANSITION | BOOK REVIEW

TRANSITION | BOOK REVIEW

Rhys Milsom (Accent Press) This collection of poems explores family, Welsh identity and disconnected emotions. Although all of the poems seem to touch at least one of those themes, The West Coast of Wales captures them all. It shows how people have become disconnected and unemphatic to the world around them. This is a common idea […]

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OUTDOOR EATS | FOOD FEATURE

OUTDOOR EATS | FOOD FEATURE

What with the lovely weather and the British inability to build well-ventilated buildings, Elouise Hobbs makes the most of the summer and lists some of the best places to grab a bite to eat in the great outdoors. COAST, SAUNDERSFOOT What more could you want from an outdoor eatery than a beautiful beach metres away, […]

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ROYAL WELSH SHOW | PREVIEW

ROYAL WELSH SHOW | PREVIEW

The Welsh agricultural event of the year returns once more, the four-day programme covering your usual agricultural fare (cattle, shearing competitions etc.) and more high-octane feats of derring-do including falconry, a quad-bike stunt man, and a stand-up dressage expert. The display schedule remains mostly the same for each day, but the parachute display by the […]

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DUNKIRK | FILM PREVIEW

DUNKIRK | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Christopher Nolan (12A, 118 mins) War films don’t come much more epic than this. Christopher Nolan, director of the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and Interstellar, turns his considerable skills towards this tale of heroic mass evacuation, a pivotal moment in 1940 during World War II. 400,000 Allied troops were stranded on the beaches of […]

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MEMORIES OF A FREE FESTIVAL | BOOK REVIEW

MEMORIES OF A FREE FESTIVAL | BOOK REVIEW

Sam Knee (Cicada) Sam Knee’s previous books have mostly been picture-led, pleasingly presented hardback affairs interspersed by a few paragraphs of social context here and there. Memories Of A Free Festival (which takes its title from a David Bowie song, written about one he played in 1969) follows this pattern, tracing the history of the British […]

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5 PLACES TO EAT WELL TO GET INTO SHAPE FOR SUMMER AT A VERY SHORT NOTICE | FOOD FEATURE

5 PLACES TO EAT WELL TO GET INTO SHAPE FOR SUMMER AT A VERY SHORT NOTICE | FOOD FEATURE

The sun’s in the sky and that instinctual British urge to take off all your clothes at a whopping 18°C takes over. But wait! You spent the winter gorging yourself silly on shepherd’s pie and now when you remove your clothes people are violently ill. Too late to stun the public with your summer bod? […]

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TIME OF LIES | BOOK REVIEW

TIME OF LIES | BOOK REVIEW

Douglas Board (Lightning Books) This book is dedicated to the memory of the murdered MP Jo Cox and, despite the fact it’s been a year since her death as well as the myriad political issues we’re currently facing, there couldn’t be a more appropriate time to read this book. Douglas Board manages to create a riveting satire […]

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A THEATRICAL TOUR OF FLAT HOLM ISLAND | FEATURE

A THEATRICAL TOUR OF FLAT HOLM ISLAND | FEATURE

Stephen Springate travels to Flat Holm Island to find out more about its history with the help of a theatrical troupe to bring it all to life. As everyone begins to gather on the pontoon at Mermaid Quay for the white-knuckle RIB boat trip over to Flat Holm, the drama seems to already have started. […]

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