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THE HOPKINS CONUNDRUM | BOOK REVIEW

THE HOPKINS CONUNDRUM | BOOK REVIEW

Simon Edge (Lightning Books) One of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s most famous poems is The Wreck of the Deutschland and it’s from this that Simon Edge has taken his inspiration. Edge cleverly weaves three narratives together to form the novel. One part of the plot involves the tale of the 19th century nuns involved in the shipwreck; another […]

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HUGO SPOWERS | INTERVIEW

HUGO SPOWERS | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks to Hugo Spowers, the founder of Riversimple about the Rasa and the future of cars. What was the motivation behind creating the ‘Rasa’? We want to offer customers the first affordable, hassle free, fun-to-drive, eco car. Our road-legal prototype, the ‘Rasa’, is believed to be the most efficient car in the […]

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JUNE GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

JUNE GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

KERBAL SPACE PROGRAM ***** Squad, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Wii U This space flight sim has famously received support from NASA and SpaceX’s Elon Musk, and gets the player to build rockets and fly into space for a range of missions: landing on moons and planets, conducting research, building space stations, redirecting asteroids and […]

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SECRET SPACES: ROAD TO HAY ON WYE | FEATURE

SECRET SPACES: ROAD TO HAY ON WYE | FEATURE

Cocorico Patisserie’s Chef Patissier Laurian Veaudour speaks with Luke Owain Boult about gastronomic inspiration and his experience on Bake Off: Creme de la Creme. How did Cocorico Patisserie get started? I always wanted to have my own patisserie, and after working in restaurants in Cardiff I decided that it was time to give it a […]

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RECIPE: KALE PESTO | FOOD FEATURE

RECIPE: KALE PESTO | FOOD FEATURE

Kale: a superfood packed with vitamins K, C and A and popular with clean-eaters, wholefood Instagrammists and fashionable vegetarians and vegans alike. It’s easy, though, to make the mistake of thinking that something so healthy need be boring. This kale pesto is heavenly, bursting with fresh flavours (and vitamins), and really easy to whizz up […]

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HANNAH M MORRIS + OWAIN GRIFFITHS | ART PREVIEW

HANNAH M MORRIS + OWAIN GRIFFITHS | ART PREVIEW

Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan Sat 25 Jun – Sun 6 Aug Going a walk on a Sunday with the dog, cycling with your family on a sunny day, having a picnic in a scenic spot – landscapes are enjoyed by people across the country every day in different ways. This link between how we act and […]

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FOODIE GUIDE: SWEET TOOTH | FOOD FEATURE

FOODIE GUIDE: SWEET TOOTH | FOOD FEATURE

Food glorious food. Cakes, beers and pop-ups. We round up some of the best foodie delights Wales has to offer. SWEET TOOTH Compiled by LORRIA SAHMET COCORICO PATISSERIE 35 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff Inspired by the delicate pastries that dot the Parisian streets, Cocorico Patisserie brings the French delights to the streets of Cardiff with the […]

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TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT | FILM PREVIEW

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT | FILM PREVIEW

** Dir: Michael Bay (12A, interminable mins) Another entry in this seemingly unstoppable franchise of noise, rapid-fire editing and slo-mo of American flags is born. And it’s more of the same. Bombastic director Michael Bay puts these toys that transform into vehicles into a more mythic dimension: they are part of Camelot and Arthurian legends […]

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LETTERS FROM KLARA | BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS FROM KLARA | BOOK REVIEW

Tove Jansson (Sort Of Books) To note that Tove Jansson is best known as creator of the Moomins is an understatement. It all but swallows the rest of her work, which included a parallel painting career and several books written for the adult market – such as this short story collection, freshly translated into English […]

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FOODIE GUIDE: BAKERIES | FOOD FEATURE

FOODIE GUIDE: BAKERIES | FOOD FEATURE

Food glorious food. Cakes, beers and pop-ups. We round up some of the best foodie delights Wales has to offer. BAKERIES Compiled by LORRIA SAHMET CARDIFF BAKESTONES Cardiff Central Market Nestled among various fresh fruit and meat stands in Cardiff Central Market, Cardiff Bakestones is a sweet-smelling gem. The casual side-shop serves up warm Welsh […]

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