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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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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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NOVEMBER SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

NOVEMBER SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

AMOR **** Higher Moment / Amnesia (Night School) No real comedown from Amor, the Glasgow collection of heads whose last 12″ located its skewed piano disco halfway between the art school and Studio 54. Another two 13-minute workouts here, more fractured and distant for sure, but still blazing their excellent half-Buckfast, half-champagne path to glory. […]

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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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BATTLE OF THE SEXES | FILM PREVIEW

BATTLE OF THE SEXES | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris (12A, 121 mins) A gender clash on the tennis court from 1973 proves remarkably timely and entertaining in 2017 with Steve Carell and Emma Stone effortlessly rallying against one another with crowd pleasing effect. Billie Jean King (Stone), tennis grand slam champion back in the seventies is challenged by […]

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DADDY’S HOME 2 | FILM PREVIEW

DADDY’S HOME 2 | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Sean Anders (12A 117mins) Daddy’s Home was a middling success a few years back, pairing Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell after their successful comedy outing The Other Guys. Whilst not exactly ground breaking, Daddy’s Home was a pleasant enough time-waster but hardly worthy of a follow-up. Here’s the sequel though with some brave and potentially […]

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INGRID GOES WEST | FILM PREVIEW

INGRID GOES WEST | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Matt Spicer (15 98 mins) The permanently sardonic Aubrey Plaza is on excellent form in this blackly comic tale of a social media stalker that has plenty to say about our Instagram obsessions. We are introduced to Ingrid (Plaza), a sociopath who stalks people online and turns up to a ‘friend’s’ wedding day […]

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THE SURREALIST MURMURATION | ART PREVIEW

THE SURREALIST MURMURATION | ART PREVIEW

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Until Sat 25 Nov It’s necessary that ‘surrealist’ and ‘murmuration’ are depicted to understand the relevance behind this exhibition by John Richardson and John Welson. A surrealist image attempts to uncover a hidden reality, unveiling some sort of marvellous, unknown phenomenon. Surrealism is an adventure and is not restricted to visuals; it […]

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REAL ALE WOBBLE | PREVIEW

REAL ALE WOBBLE | PREVIEW

The ‘wobble’ is a routed cycling course for both fun riders and intermediate bikers, with marked checkpoints where participants can trade beer tokens for locally brewed ale. This non-competitive event marks the beginning of the 10-day Mid-Wales Beer Festival, celebrating excellent local real ales, ciders, food and live music. Located in the heart of Mid-Wales, […]

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BRECON BEACONS ULTRA MARATHON | PREVIEW

BRECON BEACONS ULTRA MARATHON | PREVIEW

This intense 46-mile mixed trail/mountain/canal/road run takes place in the heart of the Brecon Beacons this November. This will be the marathon’s 9th year and will attract competitors with a huge range of abilities – world record holders, professionals, amateurs and fun runners. The event is notorious for its completely unpredictable weather conditions, from sun […]

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