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TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2017 | FEATURE

TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2017 | FEATURE

In a year of bloated blockbusters, superheroes and sequels, there has been a great decline in smaller budgeted dramas and comedies. Those films ,with a few rare exceptions, seem to have either been at a cinema for a low key week or migrated to Netflix and Amazon. A real shame as cinema shouldn’t all be […]

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ONES TO WATCH: MUSIC | FEATURE

ONES TO WATCH: MUSIC | FEATURE

Ones To Watch: Music Complied by Various ADWAITH One of several, mostly pretty young, Carmarthenshire bands who’ve released singles on the Libertino label, for this observer’s money Adwaith – ‘reaction’ in Welsh – are the most interesting of them. A trio of Gwenllian Anthony, Heledd Owen and Hollie Singer, the two Adwaith songs released back […]

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ONES TO WATCH: ART | FEATURE

ONES TO WATCH: ART | FEATURE

Ones to Watch: Art Compiled by Megan Potterton Artes Mundi 8 Artes Mundi is an internationally-focused arts organisation which holds Wales’ biggest contemporary art exhibition in Cardiff every two years since 2002. The biannual exhibition is set to make a return to the capital city in 2018 with its eighth instalment. Shortlisted artists whose work […]

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DECEMBER ALBUMS | MUSIC REVIEW

DECEMBER ALBUMS | MUSIC REVIEW

BEANS ON TOAST *****  Cushty (Xtra Mile) Beans On Toast – aka Essex folk singer Jay McAllister – covers, in poetic fashion, a wide range of subjects from mobile phone usage and fake news, to fracking, artificial intelligence and oak trees in Sherwood Forest. Open Door Policy begins with the announcement “The world is dying” but […]

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DICK WHITTINGTON | STAGE REVIEW

DICK WHITTINGTON | STAGE REVIEW   Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, Fri 3 Dec Who? Shakespeare? Oh forget about him, love. Forget about silly old Shakespeare. Forget Pinter and old wot’s-his-face… Beckett. In fact, forget the bloody lot of ‘em. Because as the years roll by, as the seasons come and go, inexorably so, it’s the […]

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STAR WARS – THE LAST JEDI | FILM PREVIEW

STAR WARS – THE LAST JEDI | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Rian Johnson (12A 130 mins) The Force Awakens shook up the Star Wars universe under JJ Abrams’ reverential direction. After the disappointments of the sci-fi prequels, Episode VII truly delivered for Star Wars and non-Star Wars fans. Now Rian Johnson, the director of classy nourish films like Brick and Looper has been handed the keys to the Millennium Falcon, will […]

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5 OF THE BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS | FOOD FEATURE

5 OF THE BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS | FOOD FEATURE

With mulled wine flowing aplenty and the hunt for unique gifts starting anew, Rhonda Lee Reali checks out some of the best Christmas Markets in Wales. NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN OF WALES’ WINTER WONDERLAND If you’re looking for something quirkier from your Christmas fair this festive season, look no further. Combining startling light shows, a wonderful […]

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PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY | INTERVIEW

PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY | INTERVIEW

Never one to take the easy option or settle for simplicity, Phill Jupitus has spent over 30 years entertaining the nation whilst rarely doing the same thing twice. Most will know him from his stint as a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks or his excellent (albeit acrimoniously ending) 6 Music radio show. In fact, […]

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STRONGER | FILM PREVIEW

STRONGER | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: David Gordon Green (15 119 mins ) A true-life, inspirational tale of triumph over adversity with a grueling performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, Stronger deals with life for a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Jeff Bauman (Gyllenhaal), whose on/off girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany) is running in the marathon. Their relationship is […]

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ABERGAVENNY CHRISTMAS FAIR | FOOD FEATURE

ABERGAVENNY CHRISTMAS FAIR | FOOD FEATURE

The largest and longest-running Welsh food festival is hosting another Christmas-themed fair, as Jake Young looks ahead to what’s on offer. Still stocking up for Christmas and preparing festivities? If you’re not sure where to even begin, look no further, as the annual Abergavenny Christmas Fair has you covered. The acclaimed festival was started by […]