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X SCREAM | REVIEW

X SCREAM | REVIEW

***** Rhondda Heritage Park Mon 16 Oct If you’ve ever dreamt of acting in a horror movie, this Halloween scare attraction is perfect for you. The website describes X Scream as more “terrifying, blood-curdling and ghastly” than any horror film you have ever seen before, stating that a horror movie, with you playing the starring […]

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FARM SHOP VENDING MACHINE | FOOD FEATURE

FARM SHOP VENDING MACHINE | FOOD FEATURE

When Marty McFly came to the future he saw hover boards and self tying shoe laces amongst other things, but I wonder if people ever thought of a future with a farmer’s vending machine? One person who has is charcutier Illtud llyr Dunsford; inspired by a trip to America where New York butcher Josh Applestone […]

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IRIS PRIZE 2017 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

IRIS PRIZE 2017 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

2017 Iris Film Winners announced at carnival celebration in Cardiff Swedish director Mikael Bundsen wins international Iris Prize for Mother Knows Best (Mamma Vet Bäst). “A brilliantly scripted and intense short film which uses a great economy of shots to tell a powerful and universal story.” Dionne Edwards’s film We Love Moses wins the Best British […]

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GRAHAM GOULDMAN | INTERVIEW

GRAHAM GOULDMAN | INTERVIEW   First, a little quiz. Who wrote For Your Love, Heart Full Of Soul, and Evil Hearted You? No, it wasn’t The Yardbirds. Bus Stop and Look Through Any Window? Nope, not The Hollies. Listen People and No Milk Today? Herman’s Hermits? Wrong again. Many assume those bands wrote those respective […]

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THIS LITTLE ART | BOOK REVIEW

THIS LITTLE ART | BOOK REVIEW

Kate Briggs (Fitzcarraldo Editions) Perhaps a bizarre trait in a monoglot such as my shameful self, this, but recently I’ve become increasingly interested in literary translations: their rules, aesthetics and politics, which covers a lot of ground on all those fronts. Briggs does a compelling job of demystifying this world, hidden to most and often […]

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ART GUIDE: RISING ARTISTS | ART FEATURE

ART GUIDE: RISING ARTISTS | ART FEATURE

RISING ARTISTS Selected by CORRIE DAVID MEGAN DAVIES Hailing from the Vale of Glamorgan and just graduated from University of South Wales, Megan is one to watch in the fashion industry. Her graduating project, inspired by military dress and footwear, unanimously won her the Clarks Footwear Award at Graduate Fashion Week. Megan is interested in […]

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RICHARD III | STAGE PREVIEW

RICHARD III | STAGE PREVIEW

  Richard Burton Theatre, Cardiff Thu 19 – Sat 28 Oct Shakespeare’s classic history Richard III comes to the Richard Burton Theatre this October for a limited run. Believed to be one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, the story depicts the conniving Richard III (Gloucester as he is known in the text) and his cruel and ruthless […]

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INHEAVEN | LIVE REVIEW

INHEAVEN | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Sat 14 Oct Hailing from south London, indie-rock band Inheaven played their first ever show in Wales at Cardiff’s renowned Clwb Ifor Bach. Opening band King Nun blew up the venue with their loud, heavy instrumental sound, whilst Bloxx’s fun, indie vibe and catchy lyrics got […]

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PLACEBO | LIVE REVIEW

PLACEBO | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Sat 14 Oct Like an annoying younger sibling, Placebo were considered a bit of a nuisance to the Britrock scene in the mid-90s. Using androgynous images and lyrics, the powers that be would rather they were swept under the rug. But they wouldn’t be stopped and now, […]

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J. COLE | LIVE PREVIEW

J. COLE | LIVE PREVIEW

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Fri 20 Oct After catching the eye of Jay Z with his first three mixtapes, rapper and producer J. Cole  was signed to Mr Z’s Roc Nation label in 2009 and released his first album Cole: The Sideline Story, a year later. The album was an instant smash, shooting straight to number […]