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JUNIOR BILL | LIVE PREVIEW

JUNIOR BILL | LIVE PREVIEW

Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff Thurs 27 July The essence of Junior Bill is an amalgam of world and period influences: reggae beats, 80s punk delivery, Portuguese rap, great guitar work and electronic elements, often shared in the space of one track. Listening to each track of theirs is a genuine discovery, and through the sheer […]

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10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 24 – SUN 30 JULY

10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 24 – SUN 30 JULY

Grease – Mon 24 – Fri 28 July The West End production of the classic musical, starring boy-band The Wanted’s Tom Parker as Danny Zuko and BBC’s Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy, comes to Wales Millennium Centre. With all the loved songs and characters, this is bound to be a treat for […]

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SONJA MOONEAR | CLUBS PREVIEW

SONJA MOONEAR | CLUBS PREVIEW

Delete @ Gwdihw, Cardiff Sun 30 July When writing about music, beware the danger of getting caught up in the moment. A lag of days, or even weeks, between you hitting ‘send’ and your verbiage being distributed to the wider world may make it seem outdated and irrelevant. A common blooper is when a review […]

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CARDIFF GUITAR FESTIVAL | MUSIC PREVIEW

CARDIFF GUITAR FESTIVAL | MUSIC PREVIEW

The best way to improve one’s talents and skills is to learn from the best, and this month’s Cardiff Guitar Festival provides the opportunity to watch and learn from some of Britain’s finest and accomplished players. A Festival Pass for advanced player provides access to three days of workshops, lunchtime concerts and a masterclass from […]

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THE BIG SICK | FILM PREVIEW

THE BIG SICK | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Michael Showalter (15, 119 mins) An initial culture clash romantic comedy turns into something far more resonant while not stinting on laughs in this excellent debut from writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon. It’s your classic Pakistani guy meets American girl who falls into a coma and based on Nanjiani and Gordon’s […]

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CARDIFF OPEN AIR THEATRE FESTIVAL: MACBETH | STAGE REVIEW

CARDIFF OPEN AIR THEATRE FESTIVAL: MACBETH | STAGE REVIEW

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Thu 20 July **** After mixed reviews of Spamalot and The Vicar of Dibley I was slightly apprehensive about how Everyman Theatre were going to tackle the Scottish play. The festival itself is a cosy experience, set in a DIY amphitheatre under a canvas with tents for food (courtesy of the Cardiff […]

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY | STAGE PREVIEW

THE ADDAMS FAMILY | STAGE PREVIEW

Having debuted in America in 2009, the musical comedy The Addams Family is finally being produced in the UK, and will arrive in Cardiff at the beginning of August. The story focuses on the now grown up Wednesday Addams, having fallen in love with a sweet young “normal” American boy. With his family set to meet […]

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TRANSITION | BOOK REVIEW

TRANSITION | BOOK REVIEW

Rhys Milsom (Accent Press) This collection of poems explores family, Welsh identity and disconnected emotions. Although all of the poems seem to touch at least one of those themes, The West Coast of Wales captures them all. It shows how people have become disconnected and unemphatic to the world around them. This is a common idea […]

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THE COMEDY OF ERRORS | STAGE PREVIEW

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS | STAGE PREVIEW

Oystermouth Castle, Swansea Wed 26 July One of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies comes to Oystermouth Castle this July. Presented by Illyria, a group of five actors who uniquely perform Shakespeare’s plays completely uncut, the play depicts two sets of identical twins, separated at birth. While the group adhere to Shakespeare’s text, they bravely update the setting […]

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OUTDOOR EATS | FOOD FEATURE

OUTDOOR EATS | FOOD FEATURE

What with the lovely weather and the British inability to build well-ventilated buildings, Elouise Hobbs makes the most of the summer and lists some of the best places to grab a bite to eat in the great outdoors. COAST, SAUNDERSFOOT What more could you want from an outdoor eatery than a beautiful beach metres away, […]

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