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DEAD SHEEP: STEVE NALLON | STAGE INTERVIEW

DEAD SHEEP: STEVE NALLON | STAGE INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks with the actor, writer and impressionist Steve Nallon, best known for his role as Thatcher in Spitting Image, about the new political comedy Dead Sheep. Why the name Dead Sheep? Believe it or not Dead Sheep is a very funny and dramatic play about a man called Geoffrey who everyone thought was a bit boring! […]

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH | EVENT PREVIEW

BLACK HISTORY MONTH | EVENT PREVIEW

1st October marks the beginning of Black History Month at the Wales Millennium Centre, the first of many events around Wales to raise awareness of the contributions of the African diaspora in Wales. Wales is home to the oldest continuous black community in the United Kingdom, and the first Arabic-language newspaper in Europe. It’s no […]

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TROUBLE AT A TAVERN: WALES’ RELATIONSHIP WITH ALCOHOL | FEATURE

TROUBLE AT A TAVERN: WALES’ RELATIONSHIP WITH ALCOHOL | FEATURE

Trouble At A Tavern: Wales’ Relationship With Alcohol 4000 Years Of Booze In the fourteenth century, Welsh poet Dafydd ap Gwilym wrote a poem called Trafferth Mewn Tafarn, or Trouble At A Tavern. The protagonist drinks wine, tries to seduce a comely lass, stumbles over bar stools, and narrowly avoids an altercation with three Englishmen before slinking off […]

 Campbell Prosser

NHS TESTING CANNABIS VAPORISER IN CARDIFF | FEATURE

NHS TESTING CANNABIS VAPORISER IN CARDIFF | FEATURE

If you have ever come across any: cannabis forum, dedicated YouTube channel, or Tommy Chong on any platform, you will more than likely be well versed in the will to legalise cannabis. You will have heard that, much like in early twentieth-century America, we are living in an era of prohibition that is slowly but surely coming to an end […]

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CAMPAIGN FOR AN AUTISM ACT IN WALES | POLITICS FEATURE

CAMPAIGN FOR AN AUTISM ACT IN WALES | POLITICS FEATURE

“Act Now!” – The National Autistic Society Cymru campaign for an Autism Act for Wales Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum. Together with their families they make up around 2.8 million people whose […]

 Amanda Hunt

MODERN SLAVERY IN WALES | POLITICS FEATURE

MODERN SLAVERY IN WALES | POLITICS FEATURE

According to the Welsh Government website, slavery in Wales is on the increase. It states that in 2015, there were 134 referrals of potential victims of slavery. This showed an increase of 91.4% on the previous year and represents 4.1% of all UK referrals. However, in real terms, this figure is very much likely to […]

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CORBYN WAVES THE RED FLAG IN MERTHYR | POLITICS FEATURE

CORBYN WAVES THE RED FLAG IN MERTHYR | POLITICS FEATURE

Organisers of the non-profit organisation Merthyr Rising received a throng of hundreds sporting red shirts on 5th August (after being rescheduled from the 4th), as people came from far and wide to see and hear Jeremy Corbyn speak to the public about his restless policies, his strong ambitions for the party and his long-standing respect for Kier […]

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THE PEOPLE’S PLATFORM | STAGE PREVIEW

THE PEOPLE’S PLATFORM | STAGE PREVIEW

The People’s Platform features performances ranging from the theatrical and dramatic, with debates and discussions. This project is in association with Common Wealth, a political theatre company that makes site-specific events, such as workshops and productions, for communities to participate in to show their views on political concerns. The event is also in collaboration with Cardiff University and […]

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WELSH ASSEMBLY ELECTION RESULTS EXPLAINED | POLITICS FEATURE

WELSH ASSEMBLY ELECTION RESULTS EXPLAINED | POLITICS FEATURE

The results of the Welsh Assembly had some huge surprises that even the analysts failed to predict; the Welsh Liberal Democrats lost 80% of their seats, Labour lost their majority, and UKIP made major gains so they now have viable voice in Welsh Government. Although voter turnout was only 45.3%, the message sent by those […]

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THE WELSH ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS EXPLAINED | POLITICS FEATURE

THE WELSH ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS EXPLAINED | POLITICS FEATURE

The National Assembly Elections Explained The Welsh Assembly Elections mark the first time that all the major parties have come face to face after the General Election last year. This saw the Conservatives swoop to victory and gain a majority government. What a difference a year makes. Westminster politics have left the parties divided and global controversy […]