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KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD | FILM PREVIEW

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Guy Ritchie (12A, 126 mins) Guy Ritchie brings his brand of slo-mo, speedy-up mockney swagger to the Arthurian legend in this mash-up of Lock, Stock and Excalibur. After the successes of the style over substance Sherlock Holmes films with an indestructible Robert Downey Jnr, Ritchie has embarked on a proposed six film odyssey of […]

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THE CRUCIBLE | STAGE PREVIEW

THE CRUCIBLE | STAGE PREVIEW

New Theatre, Cardiff Tue 23-Sat 27 May Imagine you live in a small town and are accused of a serious crime you didn’t commit. Even friends are pointing the finger at you and other innocents. More and more people begin to bay for your blood. You’re put on trial, found guilty and put to death. […]

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OMID DJALILI | INTERVIEW

OMID DJALILI | INTERVIEW

From Birmingham to Berwick-on-Tweed, Redditch to Reading, Omid Djalili touring all over the British Isles on his current Schmuck for a Night tour. The British-Iranian comedian jokes frequently about the culture of comedy and difference in audience reactions, something he looks forward to witnessing first hand in Wales for the final month of the tour in […]

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RETURN FROM DARKNESS | BOOK REVIEW

RETURN FROM DARKNESS | BOOK REVIEW

Graham Jones (Y Lolfa) Inspired by the tale from the Mabinogi of Twrch Trwyth, the boar hunted down by King Arthur, Graham Jones uses the rich Welsh tradition of storytelling and juxtaposes it with various beautiful and spiritual descriptions of the Welsh landscape to create a compelling narrative of his own. With many a twist and turn, the […]

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ALIEN: COVENANT | FILM PREVIEW

ALIEN: COVENANT | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Ridley Scott (15, 120 mins) Could this be the film that makes the alien scary again, or at least a more satisfying sequel for the acid-blooded xenomorph? After the intriguing but ultimately disappointing Prometheus, an emboldened Ridley Scott continues the franchise directing his third Alien film. The good ship Covenant is on its way […]

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IMELDA MAY | LIVE REVIEW

IMELDA MAY | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Fri 5 May Holy hot-rod! Yes, the commotion is true concerning Imelda May’s new look and album. Shock and awe. But has the queen really relinquished her crown? That’s what she says. I’m not quite so sure. While she has ditched her trademark two-tone quiff […]

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EVERYMAN THEATRE: PAUL WILLIAMS | INTERVIEW

EVERYMAN THEATRE: PAUL WILLIAMS | INTERVIEW

The Chairman of Everyman Theatre, who’re behind the Cardiff Open Air Theatre festival, Paul Williams, speaks with Buzz about their work and how to get involved. How did Everyman Theatre, and your involvement with them, get started? Everyman Theatre themselves were established in 1942 where we were set up as a Unity Theatre Group focusing […]

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MAY SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

MAY SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

ANI GLASS *** Ffrwydrad Tawel EP (Recordiau Neb) Translating as Quiet Explosion, this W H Dyfodol (Y Pencadlys)-produced EP is the next stage in Ani Saunders’ metamorphosis into an accomplished electronic artist. Last year’s excellent single Y Ddawns is included here and, along with Geiriau, provides the poppier angle of an otherwise experimental EP. BG HMS […]

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DIE FLEDERMAUS | STAGE PREVIEW

DIE FLEDERMAUS | STAGE PREVIEW

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Sat 20 May – Sat 24 June Die Fledermaus returns to the WNO’s season, directed by John Copley. This traditional dress production promises a return to the bubbly sparkle and fizz to the Vienna art-nouveau backdrop. It takes a hard heart not to be swept along by Die Fledermaus. It might be nonsense […]

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DORIAN SPENCER DAVIES | ART PREVIEW

DORIAN SPENCER DAVIES | ART PREVIEW

Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea Until Sat 20 May The Ceri Richards Gallery in the Taliesin Arts Centre will be hosting an exhibition by Dorian Spencer Davies. Dorian is a Carmarthenshire born artist and studied Art at Dyfed College of Art from 1979-1983. His work has consisted of a mixture of illustration, graphics and paintings which […]