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NICKY BLACKMARKET | CLUBS PREVIEW

NICKY BLACKMARKET | CLUBS PREVIEW

Unified Beatz presents Anti-Social Birthday Bash @ Inkspot, Cardiff Fri 25 Aug From graffiti warehouses to antiques basements, some of Cardiff’s most interesting venues of the past few years aren’t really venues at all – rather, they’re existing spaces which are used as something else during the day with a temporary license and a big […]

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FIONA STEWART | INTERVIEW

FIONA STEWART | INTERVIEW

Fiona Stewart, the Managing Director and owner of Green Man festival, speaks with Luke Owain Boult about supporting Wales and what to expect from this year’s festival. What are you most excited for at this year’s Green Man? I can’t quite believe it but it’s Green Man’s 15th anniversary and we’ve put a lot of dreams, […]

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AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER | FILM PREVIEW

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Bonni Cohen/Jon Shenk (12A, 100mins) Chillingly pertinent thanks to Donald Trump’s wayward presidency, this sequel to climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth has former almost President of the USA, Al Gore, in winning form highlighting the setbacks and steps forward made in the decade since his original film. Following Gore as he globe-trots, spreading […]

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KING CETSHWAYO: THE MUSICAL | STAGE PREVIEW

KING CETSHWAYO: THE MUSICAL | STAGE PREVIEW

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Wed 23-Fri 25 Aug Many may already be familiar with the heroic Zulu leader, King Cetshwayo, who memorably led the Zulu nation to victory against the British in the Battle Of Isandlwana. Regardless of prior knowledge, King Cetshwayo: The Musical is sure to entertain audiences everywhere. Merging elements of theatre, film and traditional […]

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JUXTAPOSITION | ART PREVIEW

JUXTAPOSITION | ART PREVIEW

  Boundary Art, Cardiff Bay Until Sat 30 Sept Boundary Art’s new exhibition places the work of two Western artists, Arnold Lowrey and Alistair Tucker, alongside that of two Eastern artists, Ping Gang Cheng and Yuet Yean Teo. The viewer is invited to open their mind and draw conclusions based around this juxtaposition of East […]

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THE SKATALITES | LIVE PREVIEW

THE SKATALITES | LIVE PREVIEW

The Globe, Cardiff Wed 23 Aug Had there never been a Skatalites, there most likely never would have been ska music, and if your thoughts instantly turn to the bad things done in the name of the genre, then it’s a trip to the re-education camps that’s needed for you, buddy! By ‘re-education camps’ we […]

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THE TWIST IN THE BRANCH | BOOK REVIEW

THE TWIST IN THE BRANCH | BOOK REVIEW

Melanie Smith (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform) Set in the Welsh valleys, this young adult novel blends horror, myth and fairy tale and has a sense of menace throughout. Characterisation is spot on and 17-year-old Sephone’s distinctive voice draws the reader into her world. Something strange is happening and it is this mystery that makes the […]

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10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 14 – SUN 20 AUGUST

10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 14 – SUN 20 AUGUST

My Wild Garden – Mon 7 – Sun 20 August Now in its final week, this pop-up Wildlife Garden will inspire and teach you to make your very own wildlife-friendly garden. Funded by the participants of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the pop-up can be found next to the Education Centre in Bute Park from 10:30 […]

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ONE TO WATCH: DON LEISURE | MUSIC FEATURE

ONE TO WATCH: DON LEISURE | MUSIC FEATURE

Cardiff producer Don Leisure has evolved considerably in the decade or so he’s been releasing wax. Indeed, he wasn’t Don Leisure when he was making drum’n’bass in the late-00s – he did that as Jamal, his real name – but adopted the pseudonym when he hooked up with Che Ahmed to make tracks as Darkhouse […]

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AUGUST SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

AUGUST SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

LA FORME **** Birds In An Aviary (Libertino) Newport’s La Forme have returned with their most accessible slice of sophisticated pop thus far. Complete with Dave Gahan-style baritone, they have immersed themselves into the darker side of electro hinted at by their previous single Falling Leaves Pattern and the song captures the intensity of their rare […]