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LADY MACBETH | FILM PREVIEW

LADY MACBETH | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: William Oldroyd (15, 89 mins) An adaptation by Alice Birch of the Russian novella Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Nikolai Leskov, this is a searing period drama, owing more to a thriller than any staid, corset heavy chamber piece. Florence Pugh is superb as a 19 year old girl married off by her father […]

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JOSEPH TOWNS | INTERVIEW

JOSEPH TOWNS | INTERVIEW

If you’re heading to a festival this year, keep an eye out for the Dylan Thomas BookBus, a second-hand book shop that tours the festival circuit. Luke Owain Boult speaks with one of the brains behind the operation Joseph Towns about the initiative. What is the general idea behind the BookBus? We like to describe […]

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DIFFUSION PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL | FEATURE

DIFFUSION PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL | FEATURE

Fedor Tot looks into this year’s Diffusion photography festival and Buzz’s collaborative workshops as part of the festival. The third edition of Cardiff’s biennial photography festival returns this year, after successful runs in 2015 and 2013. Always at the cutting edge of visual arts, Diffusion International Festival of Photography will host a number of exhibitions […]

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 | FILM PREVIEW

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: James Gunn (12A, 120 mins) Star Lord and the gang are back in another expansion of the burgeoning Marvel franchise. Following the success of the sci-fi blockbuster two years ago, director James Gunn is back at the helm of the irreverent group of heroes. Chris Pratt, now a bonafide mega star after showing […]

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HUMMINGBIRD | BOOK REVIEW

HUMMINGBIRD | BOOK REVIEW

Tristan Hughes (Parthian) Set in a remote corner of Northern Ontario, the story follows the life of teenager Zachary and his fellow inhabitants in a sleepy corner of Canada. Living with his father, his summer is invigorated when a local resident’s niece, Eva, comes to visit and the story reveals the events that have shaped […]

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ALEXANDER O’NEAL | LIVE PREVIEW

ALEXANDER O’NEAL | LIVE PREVIEW

Grand Theatre, Swansea Thurs 27 Apr The stage is set: Chilled wine, a crackling fire and you’re with that special someone. So who’s delicious sounds are spinning on the stereo, One Direction’s? Don’t think so. It’s got to be Alexander O’Neal, honey. The Mississippi-bred r’n’b vocalist who once sold out six straight nights at Wembley […]

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UNFORGETTABLE | FILM PREVIEW

UNFORGETTABLE | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Denise Di Novi (15, 100 mins) Established producer Denise Di Novi (Edward Scissorhands, Crazy Stupid Love) branches out into directing in this schlocky bit of nonsense as Katherine Heigl sets out to ruin the life of her ex-husband’s new wife, played by Rosario Dawson. It starts off with a bit of tension dropping […]

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DREAM THEATER: JAMES LABRIE | INTERVIEW

DREAM THEATER: JAMES LABRIE | INTERVIEW

Fedor Tot speaks with Dream Theater’s lead singer James LaBrie about their latest tour and album. Do you guys like touring Wales and the UK? Absolutely! As far as Wales, we haven’t been there in quite some time, so we’re actually looking forward to that. We’ve always had loyal fans in the UK for years […]

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5 PLACES TO GET SOZZLED IN THE SPRING | FOOD FEATURE

5 PLACES TO GET SOZZLED IN THE SPRING | FOOD FEATURE

From Cardiff to Llanelli, and Swansea to the Gower, Ruth Seavers gets into the spirit of the spring and finds the best places in South Wales for a tipple. Remember to drink responsibly. Not that you will. We have to say that. Just don’t be an idiot. NO SIGN WINE BAR Swansea’s oldest pub, where […]

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BIG LOVE FESTIVAL | CLUBS PREVIEW

BIG LOVE FESTIVAL | CLUBS PREVIEW

Baskerville Hall, nr Hay-On-Wye Fri 28-Sun 30 Apr In its second year, Big Love gets way bigger. The live offering of the festival, which takes place in a mansion on the Welsh borders, is headed up by one of hip-hop’s grand masters, KRS-One, and the party-starting UK disco, funk and soul crew Horse Meat Disco. […]

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